The Doctors Phoenix

The Doctors Phoenix is a well established family health practice, in a centrally located purpose-built clinic, with modern and attractive facilities. We have five general practitioners and a dedicated team of practice nurses, supported by a range of visiting specialists. Phoenix House and the surrounding area also have other medical services, including radiology, audiology, counselling, laboratory and a pharmacy, providing easy access to a range of investigations and treatments. We provide quality individual and family health care, with a focus on the importance of a strong relationship between patient and healthcare provider.

Warm welcome to our new doctors

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Matt Klaarenbeek and Dr Paula Taylor to our team. Both Matt and Paula are excited to enrol new patients. 

Paula, from Cornwall, UK, enjoys all aspects of GP care, especially gynaecology. Paula came to NZ in her early 20s and always wanted to return, so the past 2 years her, her husband and son have been looking for the right place to call home. And they found that in Whakatane.  Both Matt and Paula are loving everything Whakatane has to offer, from the beaches, sunshine, fishing, cycling to the great walking tracks.

Dutch-born Matt now calls Ohope home with his wife and two children. Matt enjoys the great diversity of patients and different medical cases.  He considers himself an all-round doctor for the whole family, with a special interest in skin disease and minor surgical procedures. 

Matt likes to get to know his patients and build on that relationship for the years to come.