Our Services

The Doctors provides a wide range of primary healthcare services onsite at 30 Munroe Street, Napier.

Our services include:

Pharmacy

Unichem Munroe St Pharmacy is located onsite at The Doctors Napier. For More information click here

Physiotherapy

Physio @The Doctors is located upstairs inside The Doctors Napier building. The physio team consists of Angie Dick, Detlef Michaelsen, Richard McConnell & Receptionist Rachel.

Contact: Ph: 06 8355982


X-Ray

Napier X-Ray (TRG Imaging) is located on the first floor of The Doctors Napier.  There is lift access available. Napier X-Ray provides a fully digital General X-Ray Service.  We accept all ACC, DHB and Private X-Ray referrals.

Napier Xray Hours are:

9:00am – 12:30pm 

1:30pm – 5:30pm Weekdays


12:30pm – 4:30pm Weekends & Public Holidays

No appoinment necessary.

Napier Xray is also contracted to carry out NZ & Australian Immigration Chest Xray Examinations.

Midwives

Midwife Judy Stark operates from the 1st floor at The Doctors Napier.  Judy has over  25 years experience as a midwife. Judy supports home births, hospital births and deliveries at the birthing unit.
You can contact her by calling the Doctors Napier on 06 8354696 or contact her after hours service on 06 8350292.
For more information about Judy click here.

Minor surgery

The Doctors Napier has a minor operation room available for our GP’s to carry out minor procedures (Mole removals, ingrown toenails, Contraception implants /removals etc)
An appointment for minor surgery requires an initial appointment with your doctor to discuss the surgery.  You will be advised of the cost of your surgery at this initial appointment.

All minor procedures must be paid for on the day.


Smoking cessation

 

Acupuncture

 

Skin cancer checks

Dr Justin Pratt is our resident skin specialist.  His area of specialist interest is skin cancer diagnosis and surgery and he has dedicated skin cancer sessions both at the practice and for the local DHB. Please be sure to let us know if you are booking for a specialised skin check, so we can allocate the correct amount of time for your booking.


Nurse specialty clinics

Specialised practice nurses run clinics for people with long term health needs, and for health screening.

Diabetes, women's health, asthma, smoking cessation, sleep assistance, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, and stress reduction clinics are all available - please call us to make an appointment.

Diabetes clinic 
We offer diabetic education, reviewing of recent blood test results, lifestyle review, motivation and goal planning in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to ensure optimal diabetic control to help prevent diabetic complications. Clinic available Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. 

Women's health clinic 
The Women's Health clinic is led by qualified smear taker nurses and our aim is to offer cervical smears under the Cervical Screening Programme guidelines. We offer 30 minute appointments in a relaxed, comfortable, private environment where a range of women's health issues can be discussed. Mondays 1pm - 7pm, Thursdays 12pm - 4pm.

Smoking Cessation
The Smoking Cessation (Stop Smoking) clinic is led by a qualified, supportive smoking cessation nurse. We offer advice and support on how to stop smoking, and government subsidised nicotine replacement patches and gum in a friendly, relaxed and supporting environment. Wednesdays 8.30am - 12.30pm.

Lifestyle heart health clinic
A clinic for people with heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol (cardiovascular) conditions or those seeking weight management is available at The Doctors Napier. This clinic is led by a specialist nurse whose role is to educate, advise, and support people in making positive lifestyle changes to help reduce cardiovascular disease. Wednesdays 8.30am - 12.30pm.

Respiratory clinic
Medication information, asthma plans, spirometry, lifestyle advice - for adults and young people. Wednesdays 1pm - 5pm

Child health clinic
Run by a nurse practitioner, treating all aspects of the health of children and young people.

Holistic nursing therapy
Available at The Doctors, Greenmeadows.

Stress management clinic

The Doctors Napier offer a personal stress management and wellness clinic, provided by nurse Jillian Simpson. Jillian has specific training in this area, in addition to her varied nursing background.

Medical research has clearly shown that prolonged stress can have a negative effect on physical, emotional and mental health. People attending this clinic will be offered wellness screening which may include blood tests, body composition assessment, and if required, mental health questionnaires.

Following assessment of your needs, lifestyle modification and specific stress management techniques may be selected and taught, with the aim of helping you to become healthier and more ‘stress hardy’.
Clinical approaches include:

Cardiovascular risk assessment
Dietary suggestions
Body composition assessment
Lifestyle advice
Breathing exercises
Relaxation techniques
Meditation/mindfulness
Physical techniques such as simple stretching exercises
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Communication skills

Consultations are for 50 minutes. Please check with the receptionist with regard to cost. At present some patients enrolled with The Doctors can be fully funded by the Hawkes Bay Primary Health Organisation. Appointments can be made by ringing 835 4696.

Functional medicine

 

Wellness & healthy ageing clinic

The Doctors Napier offer a personal stress management and wellness clinic, provided by nurse Jillian Simpson. Jillian has specific training in this area, in addition to her varied nursing background.

Medical research has clearly shown that prolonged stress can have a negative effect on physical, emotional and mental health. People attending this clinic will be offered wellness screening which may include blood tests, body composition assessment, and if required, mental health questionnaires.

Following assessment of your needs, lifestyle modification and specific stress management techniques may be selected and taught, with the aim of helping you to become healthier and more ‘stress hardy’.
Clinical approaches include:

  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Dietary suggestions
  • Body composition assessment
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation/mindfulness
  • Physical techniques such as simple stretching exercises
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Communication skills

Consultations are for 50 minutes. Please check with the receptionist with regard to cost. At present some patients enrolled with The Doctors can be fully funded by the Hawkes Bay Primary Health Organisation. Appointments can be made by ringing 835 4696.

Mental health

 

Respiratory clinic

 

Afternoon & evening clinics

Afternoon and evening clinics are now available:

Weekend service
On weekends, public holidays, and early evenings, we offer an urgent care service for minor acute conditions. Appointments are not needed - you can just walk in. Urgent walk-in patients take priority.

Appointments for non-acute care
If you would like to see your regular GP for non-urgent or non-acute health concerns, please always make an appointment during our normal weekday hours. ALWAYS make an appointment for the following:

Seafarers medicals

All seafarers must have a certificate of medical fitness before they can be issued with a new seafarer certificate. To get a certificate of medical fitness, they must pass a medical examination by a registered or approved medical practitioner. 

Dr Stefan Freudenberg at The Doctors Napier is approved by Maritime New Zealand as a qualified doctor for the purpose of carrying out medical examinations of seafarers for certificates of medical fitness. Dr Freudenberg is the only approved examiner in Hawkes Bay.

Please call reception to book an appointment with Dr Freudenberg.