Appointments are not always needed at Total Health Doctors, but some of our doctors and practice nurses work part-time so if you'd like to see a particular doctor please call ahead to make an appointment.

Graham Irving

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Graham is an experienced GP with a special interest in minor surgery and teaching.  He qualified in South Africa and worked as a GP in Levin for 27 years prior to moving to the area.  He enjoys golf, tennis, walking, dancing, skiing, body surfing and sailing – he still has to learn to fish!
Sean Zager

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MD ABIHM (American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine)

Sean has recently moved from the U.S to Whakatane.  He enjoys working with all patients aged 0 – 100+.  His services include urgent care as well as the prevention and treatment of chronic medical conditions.  He does his  best to offer a comprehensive approach to medicine, considering each patient’s individual background and health care needs.  In addition to being a board certified family physician, his training includes mind-body techniques such as hypnotherapy and guided imagery as well as herbal and nutritional therapies.

Kuo Yau Tan

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Kuo Yau joined us from a Primary Care Senior Resident position in Singapore three years ago. He became a General Practitioner because he believes it is where he feels most connected to his patients and he wants to make a real difference in patients’ lives. Through a heavy patient workload and Singapore’s multiracial society, Dr Tan has developed sensitivity to working with patients from diverse backgrounds.  He has a strong clinical knowledge developed through his work in primary, urgent and family care and has a graduate diploma in family medicine.

Sangita Bharatia

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Sangita specialises in general practice and is vocationally as such.  Working in Australia and Auckland before coming to work at Whakatane Hospital in 2005, she is an experienced GP with a particular interest  in Maori health and working with children and youth.  She enjoys music, socialising with friends and school and community activities.