Meet our doctors

Our doctors and practice nurses are professionally trained to care for your health needs - whether acute or long-term. We encourage patients to choose one of our doctors to be their regular GP. To meet our doctor team:

Ona Blanksedit

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Dr Blanks was born in Tonga and raised on the outer island of Vavau. She speaks Tongan and has a good understanding of pacific island cultures.  She obtained her medical degree from the University of Auckland in 2007, then spent five years working in NZ hospitals in a wide range of specialities. Her passion has always been to work in general practice with a patient focused model of health care. Dr Blanks became a member of the College of General Practice in 2012. She has a wide range of interests with particular focus on women's and children's health, aged care, chronic care management and preventative medicine. Dr Blanks lives locally in Green Bay. Her husband is a physiotherapist working in Avondale and during her free time she is a busy mother to two young children.  

Renee Yearsleyedit

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Kia ora Koutou. My name is Dr. Renee Yearsley. I’m an enthusiastic family woman, married, with a young family. I am of Christian and NZ Maori heritage. I graduated from Auckland University and at present, enjoy living and working part-time as a GP, with a particular interest in family health. As such, I  have a personal belief that "Healthy, Confident families create Healthy, Confident communities".  I also enjoy an active lifestyle with my own family.

Sanaa Salmanedit

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MB ChB PG Dip Obst Med Gyn MRNZCGP - GP
Dr Salman graduated from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1986 and granted The Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology from Auckland University in 2003. She brings 20 years of medical experience, and has a special interest in women’s health and child health. Before joining The Doctors, she worked for two years in National Women’s Hospital, and two years in Starship Hospital. She has also worked as a GP / A&M doctor at White Cross, New Lynn and K Road. Sanaa speaks Arabic and English, and is married with four children.

Adnan Aliedit

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MB ChB, MRNZCGP FICMS - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baghdad (1992)
Dr Ali worked as a Plastic Surgery Specialist Medical Officer at Middlemore Hospital  following few years of holding a Plastic Surgery Registrar post there. He currently operates on referrals of skin lesions from North Shore, Waitakere and Middlemore Hospitals as well as GP referrals to The Doctors, New Lynn and Manukau City A&M.  Adnan worked in both General Practice and Plastic Surgery in Iraq before coming to New Zealand. He has completed the RNZCGP Seminar Programme, and is fluent in both Arabic and English. He is a father of four and as a keen artist, has participated in art exhibitions in NZ, and also had an exhibition at the Iraqi Museum for Modern art.

 

Kathirgamu Sinnathambyedit

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MBBS FRNZGP - GP
Dr Kathirgamu Sinnathamby studied medicine in Colomba, Sri Lanka and was trained as an oncologist in Sri Lanka. He moved to New Zealand in 1996. After completing the New Zealand qualifying examination for foreign doctors, he started working as a GP at a rural practice. He then joined The Doctors New Lynn in 2003.

 

BingCheng Wangedit

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MBChB MRNZCGP - GP
Dr Bing-Cheng Wang graduated from the West China medical university, in 1988.  Bing-Cheng came to New Zealand in 1995 with his family. Before joining The Doctors New Lynn, he worked in different hospitals in New Zealand. Minor Surgery is just one of his interests.

 

Gary Wuedit

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MB ChB MRNZCGP - GP, Director

Dr Wu graduated from the University of Otago in 2003. He completed his GP registrar training in Hamilton/Te Awamutu and passed primary membership exam for the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2006.

Before starting his general practice career, he worked for a year in both Dunedin Public Hospital and Royal Price Alfred Hospital in Sydney as a resident doctor and emergency department doctor.Gary has special interests in minor surgery, pediatric health, chronic conditions and health/wellbeing promotion. He moved to New Zealand with his family when he was 15. He speaks four languages which include English, Mandarin, and two other dialects.

Charles Sandersedit

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BSc MBChB MFamMed FRNZCGP - GP, General Manager

Dr Charles Sanders trained at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.  He came to New Zealand in 1966 with his family to work for The Doctors New Lynn. During his time at The Doctors New Lynn, Charles has also been appointed Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Centre in Quay Park — oxygen therapy is one of Charles' special interests. He is a Clinical Lecturer at Auckland University in the Department of General Practice. Diving medicine, minor surgery, geriatrics, wellness and healthy aging are just some of his particular fields of interest.