The Doctors Birkenhead

Welcome to The Doctors Birkenhead - we're open for you

We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe. If you are concerned about coronavirus, have a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever or runny nose – let us know. 

We specialise in general practice services focused on supporting you with maintaining your wellness.  Our doctors provide a range of family health services focusing on the whole family. Our practice nurses provide valuable support in maintaining health with women's health services, immunisations, flu vaccinations, cardio-vascular checks and diabetes annual reviews.

Video Consultations

Our patients are always welcome to visit us in person. During the COVID-19 levels and to protect our patients and staff, we introduced video and phone consults.  We continue to offer these as our patients have said they're very convenient and effective. Plus there is no travel or waiting time - you can do it from home!

Please contact the practice to arrange a video consultation - once you've been given an appointment time, you can visit the online waiting room below at the time of your appointment. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera and a microphone, then access the links below via Google Chrome or Firebox.

Please note: the online waiting rooms are only accessible once you have been allocated a time - thank you.

Click here if you have a video appointment with Dr Keshan Xie

Click here if you have a video appointment with Dr Liz Chesterfield

Click here if you have a video appointment with Dr Malcolm Lyons

Repeat prescriptions & booking online

Make sure you're registered for our secure online patient portal called ConnectMed. Then, anytime 24/7 you can:

To go to our ConnectMed portal click here.  Contact our reception to register for this portal.

Our services

  • Adult & Child Medical Care
  • Cervical Smears
  • ECG
  • IUCD Insertion
  • Lab Results
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Minor Accident Care
  • Minor Surgery
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • Spirometry
  • Travel Advice & Immunisations 


Standard Hours

Monday to Friday:  8am - 6pm

Closed weekends and all public holidays

NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Patient Fees

Enrolled patient fees

Age Fees
0  -13 years FREE
14 - 17 years $27
18 - 64 years $54
65+ years $52

All pricing effective from 1 December 2018

Our People

Our medical team are all 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.


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Dr Malcolm Lyons

Malcom joined The Doctors Birkenhead in 2018. He is an experienced GP, particularly in injury management and minor surgery. He also works at The Doctors Fred Thomas & Hauraki Corner from time to time.

Malcolm has a specialist interest and qualification in Herbal Medicine, and enjoys collaborating with his patients regarding nutritional approaches to their health. In particular he has an interest in metabolic medicine in relationship to chronic disease and eating styles. He has recently developed an interest in management of intractable thyroid dysfunction and some chronic diseases by looking at the gut microbiome.

Malcolm is accepting new patients.

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Joan - Registered Nurse

Joan joined us at the end of 2019, and works at both Birkenhead and Fred Thomas.

She has recently completed her immunisation certification and can also help with a range of services including dressings, liquid nitrogen, ECG checks and general health advice.

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Glenis - Nurse Team Lead

Glenis started with us in 2017. She splits her time between all the regular nursing duties including immunisations, dressings, diabetes and asthma management, spirometry, liquid nitrogen, and general health advice, and overseeing the nursing team.

Glenis also completes cervical smears for women not needing to see the doctor.

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Dr Keshan Xie

Keshan joined The Doctors Birkenhead in 2016 and has passed her GP fellowship exams with just her final in-clinic assessment to do in 2020.

Keshan is accepting new patients. 

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Dr Elizabeth Chesterfield

I am a vocationally registered General Practitioner. I trained at Auckland University and chose to go into general practice as I really enjoy forming long term relationships with my patients and providing healthcare in a wider context. My work encompasses all areas of general practice, including minor surgery, IUCD/Mirena insertion. Paediatrics is a favourite area. I have three young adult children, two of them are still living at home. Outside of work I enjoy bushwalking, gardening and handicrafts.

Enrol Now

We warmly welcome new patients.  Being enrolled has many advantages:

•    We send you reminders and recalls for important health management
•    Pay less to see the doctor
•    Pay less for prescriptions (for subsidised medicines prescribed by your doctor)
•    Appointment bookings

Simply ask at reception or download our enrolment forms below. Complete all the sections and send back to us by email, post, fax or bring it in with you.  You may need to bring in an original ID document (e.g. Birth Certificate, Passport) before your first visit - call our team to find out.

You do not need to be a patient with us to be seen by one of our medical team.If you’re a visitor to the region and need medical care, you’re also welcome. Please call our friendly team for an appointment.  All visitors and casual patients, please be aware that extra charges can apply when you are not enrolled.

There are many more benefits to enrolling, click here for general Enrolment information.

Download The Doctors Birkenhead forms and information here for our enrolment:

Latest News

We look forward to sharing our latest news with you. We'll post it here, keep checking in to see what we're up to.

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