Massey Medical

Gwen Roberts

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Gwen is originally from Northland and studied nursing at Manukau Polytechnic and AUT. She gained experience working Auckland, Middlemore and Starship Hospitals in Auckland, before heading off on her O.E. and nursing in the United Kingdom.  Gwen has also worked and volunteered in Germany at Operation Mobilisation and West Africa Togo with the Africa Mercy as a nurse.  Since 2008 Gwen has been working in primary healthcare and has qualified as a trained Plunket Nurse. Gwen is a qualified smear taker and has completed GASP asthma training and occupational health training.

Vicki Mooreedit

Vicki has joined us from previous admin and medical reception positions. She lives locally and enjoys her life with children and grandchildren.

Natalie Rennieedit

Natalie works part time on reception and devotes her remaining time to looking after her two young children. Her previous jobs were in the travel industry, so medical reception is relatively new to her. She enjoys meeting and getting to know our patients and playing a role in caring for their health.



Anita Parkinson

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Anita was born in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2013. Anita first studied General Nursing in Leeds, Yorkshire, and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1991. She has a particular interest in helping clients with diabetes and has a Diploma in Diabetes Management. She loves living in New Zealand and her hobbies include competing in triathlons and art.
Cheryl Portman

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Cheryl is married with three lovely girls and one son in law. Originally from the South Island she trained in Marlborough. Most of her nursing practice has been in the community in a variety of settings from urgent and accident care to school nursing and vaccination programs as well as general practice where she has gained experience over 30 years. Cheryl enjoys working in a team of health professionals to help people stay healthy in their own homes, building relationships with families and individuals to further this goal.
Rose Tremain

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Aeons ago, Rose trained as a registered nurse at Auckland Public Hospital.  After that, she did midwifery and Plunket training, attended Bible College of NZ on Lincoln Road, and then went to Asia to work for a few years. On her return, she mostly worked as a practice nurse, in Mt Eden and West Auckland. Rose is also a qualified smear taker and has a lot of expertise in diabetes care.



All our nurses are highly trained and experienced in General Practice and can offer diabetes & heart disease education, and Rheumatic Fever prevention.

Robyn Goldsworthyedit

Robyn is an administrator and behind the scenes person and has worked at Massey Medical since 2000. She sees to all the administrative tasks involved in running the medical centre. Robyn is available for our patients, whether it is for assistance with an account, general information, or any other problem you may have. Robyn comes from a Banking background, has lived in the UK & Australia and in her youth travelled extensively in Europe. She has two grown children and two grandsons & enjoys reading and patchwork.

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Edwin Yip

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Edwin was born in Hong Kong and came to New Zealand in 1997. He is a fluent speaker of Cantonese. A graduate from the University of Auckland, Edwin spent his previous years serving the communities in South and East Auckland before joining The Doctors Massey Medical. He has an interest in psychiatry, general medicine, older people's health, and diabetes, and enjoys working with patients to tackle often challenging chronic conditions. His hobbies include reading, writing, playing chess, walking and swimming.
Jane Renwick

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A graduate of Otago medical school, Jane met her husband, Stuart Monk, when they were classmates at university. She did her initial GP training in Hastings before working in inner city Bristol (UK). She and Stuart then went to central Nigeria with Tear Fund UK for four years. They joined MMC in 1998 and initially both worked part time so they could care for their two young sons. Jane enjoys providing healthcare for the whole family and helping people to feel confident to manage and understand their ongoing health issues such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. She has a particular interest in Women’s health. She also works for an organisation called Best Practice (BPAC) and visits other GP’s around NZ.
Stuart Monk

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Stuart entered Medical School in Dunedin where he met Jane. They both started their careers in the Hawkes Bay working as junior doctors. GP training was completed in Bristol, England then they worked in central Nigeria for four years working for Tear Fund UK. They have two teenage boys who keep them busy as taxi drivers to various sports trainings and music lessons. 

His passions include running for fitness, sailing for fun and reading for relaxation. He enjoys working with all age groups but especially enjoys older adult’s health challenges. He is the GP for two local rest homes in west Auckland. He offers a variety of minor surgery at The Doctors Massey Medical.

Joy Stevens

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MBBS (hons) BSc (Med) FRNZCGP

Joy grew up in Australia and graduated from Sydney University Medical School in 1981, having also done a BSc (Med) there. She came to New Zealand in 1983 and did one year at the Bible College of NZ (now Laidlaw College) where she met her husband. 

Joy has worked in general practice since 1984, at Massey Medical since 1994. She has three adult children, 1 grandchild, a dog and a cat which all help to keep her busy. Her hobbies are music, dance and reading.

Rachel Appleby

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Rachel spent most of her childhood years overseas having been born in India and was brought up in Fiji. She started Medical school in Otago but graduated from Auckland and worked in the Hospital in Palmerston North, Auckland and Dunedin.  A lot of this work was in Paediatrics. She spent 2 years at the New Zealand Bible College (now called Laidlaw College) and in June 1990 she started working at Massey Medial Centre. In her ‘spare time’ she enjoys music, crafts, rugby and travel, and she is involved with TEAR Fund NZ.