The Doctors Bureta

Welcome to The Doctors Bureta - 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.

The Doctors Bureta is a family based general practice and is located at the top of Bureta Road in the Otumoetai/Brookfield area of Tauranga. Our doctors proudly provide a wide range of services to over 4,700 enrolled patients.

Book an appointment online

Make sure you're registered for our secure online patient portal Manage My Health (MMH). Then, anytime 24/7 you can:

  • Request repeat scripts 
  • Book appointments with Doctors 
  • Access your test results 

Contact Reception to start your registration. Once our reception has given you an activation code, here is How to Register and How to Use The Portal.

Our Services

Doctor Services

  • Comprehensive patient management/family medical care
  • Women’s and Men’s health
  • Sports medicine
  • Minor surgery
  • ACC specialist
  • GP specialising in skin surgery

Practice Nurse Services

  • Patient management in association with Doctor
  • Immunisation
  • Wound clinic
  • Well women’s clinic
  • Smoking cessation
  • Asthma care

Reception Services

  • Doctor/Nurse appointments
  • Administration Services
  • Accounts
  • Repeat prescriptions - please phone 576 7912, and speak with either a receptionist or nurse - please allow up to 48 hours

Hours and Fees

Standard Hours

We are open 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays.

After Hours

For after hours care, please call our number 07 576 7912 and you will be diverted to a nurse for medical advice. The Doctors Bayfair is open from 8am-12pm Saturday - Sunday, ph 07 572 6800.

Standard appointments are set at 10-15 minutes and are the basis for our fees. When phoning for appointments please indicate:

  • Urgency
  • If more than one person is attending
  • Change of address or contact numbers
  • If you require a drivers licence medical
  • If you require an extended appointment that exceeds the standard time please make sure you specify this at time of booking.

Repeat Prescriptions

  • Please allow 48 hours for repeat prescription requests. You will be required to see your doctor every 3-6 months if requiring repeat medications.
  • Repeat Prescriptions fee $25

Laboratory & X-Ray results

  • Any significant abnormal results you will be notified by a nurse. Please phone nurse line for confirmation of normal results, of if you have any further questions.

Waiting time and delays

  • We make every effort to run our appointments on time. Unexpected emergencies occur and some consultations will run over time, please bear with us if your appointment is delayed.
NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Patient Fees

Fees for patient consultations

 Age Enrolled Casual International ACC enrolled
0 - 13 FREE FREE $120 FREE
14 - 17 $34 $40 $120 $28
18 - 44 $44 $80 $120 $39
45 - 64 $44 $80 $120  $39
65+ $42 $80 $120 $39

Effective August 2019

  • All materials used will be charged in addition to the consultation fee
  • Fees are GST inclusive and may be subject to change
  • Casual patients are required to pay prior to receiving treatment
  • Administration Fee of $10 if consult not paid on the day, which is removed if paid within 24 hours

Our People

Mandeeps Manage  

Dr Peter Latchman


Nurse Katie Beck

Medical Centre Manager Simone Hunter


Nurse Practitioner Megan


Nurse Bev


Dr Maxine Beetham

MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Bachelor Human Biology, Bachelor Nursing

Dr Maxine Beetham is originally from Tauranga, moving to Auckland to study medicine and then undertaking work as a doctor at Rotorua Hospital, Waikato Hospital in ICU, and back to her home town to work at Tauranga Hospital. Maxine has a special interest in maternity, paediatric and palliative care medicine.

Dr Ngaire Ellis

FRNZCGP, MBChB, Dip Child Health, Dip Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr Ngaire Ellis graduated from Otago University medical school in 1987. Since then Ngaire has worked in general practice, for 25 years, in both New Zealand and Australia, including 3 years as a clinical manager for a spine surgeon. Ngaire has a special interest in women's health, children's health, and asthma management.

Nurse Karen

RGN, NDN, CPT, Advanced diabetes paper

Karen has experience as a practice nurse, district nurse, clinical placement teacher and in orthopaedics. Her special interest lies in diabetes, women's health, education and assessment.

Dr Gareth Blackshaw

BA, MBChB, Dib Obs, Dip Practical Dermatology, Dip Dermoscopy, FRNZCGP

Gareth trained in Wellington and has worked overseas before moving to the Bay of Plenty in 1997 with his wife Jane and 3 daughters. Special interest areas include family medicine, care of the elderly, skin conditions and surgery.Gareth has been involved in medical education, training registrars and colleagues, and helped establish the BOP Clinical School. 

He has completed many multisport events, enjoys most outdoor activities, and spends his remaining time on the orchard and carrying musical equipment around for his daughters gigs.

Enrol Now

We do 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 form 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 Bureta enrolment form here

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

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