The Doctors Huapai

Flu Vaccine Shortages

You may have seen the latest news, that supplies of this year's flu vaccine are running low.  As a result, health providers are being advised to limit vaccinations to the most vulnerable and patients who are considered by the MOH to be high risk.  Please contact the practice if you have any questions.

The Doctors Huapai warmly welcomes all our current patients and anyone interested in enrolling with us, to come and visit and have a chat with us. Our great team are here to help with all your health and wellness needs.

We are a family-focused surgery offering a full range of general practice services for you and your family - GP/Nurse consults, ACC, accidents and injuries, minor surgery, immunisations, mens' and womens' health checks, and a travel clinic.

The Doctors Huapai formed in 2016 when two local community practices combined - Huapai Family Medical Practice and Country Medical Practice. Huapai Family Medical Practice began with Dr Angela Tovey thirty years ago. Dr Angela Tovey was joined by her husband Dr Ross Tovey and between them they provided care for the residents of Huapai and far beyond until September 2016 when both doctors retired. Dr Wasfy Shahin relocated from his practice rooms in Kumeu Shopping Centre to 124 Matua Road in August 2016 and retired from full time GP practice in October 2016. We moved into our brand new premises at 321-323 Main Road, Huapai in December 2017. We currently have GPs Dr Mauri Smits, Dr Karen Liu, Dr Charles Sanders and Dr Malcolm Miller.


Book Online

Click the link top right to access Manage My Health (MMH) an online portal that allows you to:

  • Book appointments online 24/7
  • Look at test results with doctors comments 24/7
  • Update contact/address details if you move
  • Request repeat prescriptions (long term medications only)
  • Lower cost medical advice (send secure message in MMH for reduced consult charge. You may be asked to visit in person for a GP consultation if deemed necessary by your doctor at normal consult prices.)

You can download the following documents about registering for the service and how to use it:



Our Services

We offer a full range of general practice services to care for the whole family. Including, but not limited to:

  • Adult and Child Medical Care
  • Minor Accident Care
  • Minor Surgery
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • Lab Results
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • IUCD Insertion
  • Immunisations
  • Cervical Smears
  • ECG
  • Travel Advice / Immunisations - please refer to the questionnaire here
  • Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

Sometimes we might need to refer you to a specialist. For more information about what to expect if that happens, please read our Referrals to a Specialist info here.

We are also pleased to offer the following services:

The Hand Institute:  Hand physiotherapy and visiting hand surgeon once a month.  ACC and private consultations.

Pure Ultrasound:  Urgent and same week appointments available for ultrasound examinations including all musculoskeletal, general, small parts and vascular ultrasound scans. ACC and private consults.  Available Tuesday and Friday.

Norwest Podiatry:  Procare podiatrist available for referrals and private consults. Available Monday to Friday.

MoleMap Clinics:   MoleMap Clinics are held at The Doctors Huapai once per month. Please phone reception to book an appointment.


Standard Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8am - 5pm

Thursday: 8am - 7pm

After Hours

For after hours care please call (09) 412 9133 and you will be put through to the after hours nursing service for advice and told who the doctor on call is if needed.

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14              -   FREE
14 - 17 years       -   CSC Holder $13.00, Non CSC Holder $20.00
18 - 24 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $35.00
25 - 44 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $49.00
45 - 64 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $49.00
65+ years            -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $40.00

Casual Patient Standard Consultation Charges.

0-13 yrs   - $45.00
14-17 yrs - $65.00
18+ yrs    - $85.00

NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Our Clinical Team

Mandeeps Manage  

Registered Nurse Olivia Mangino


Registered Nurse Ayesha Daud


Registered Nurse Rochelle Phillips

Rochelle has 13 years experience in nursing with a background in postnatal, gynaecology, emergency care and general practice nursing. She had a beautiful baby boy in early 2018 and has recently returned from maternity leave.
Rochelle has an interest in woman’s health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and travel medicine.
She also has a post graduate certificate in advanced nursing.

Nurse Practitioner Sonya Curd

Nurse Practitioner, Sonya Curd has joined the team at Huapai in July 2019

Dr Malcolm Miller

Dr Malcolm Miller joined the team at Huapai in June 2019

Dr Karen Liu

Karen joined The Doctors Huapai in November 2018. She studied medicine at University of Southampton, UK before moving to New Zealand five years ago. Karen is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Karen is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.

Dr Mauri Smits

Dr Mauri Smits, General Practitioner joined us in Feb 2018 from Holland. Mauri is a Dutch trained GP with special interests in cardiovascular risk management and evidence based medicine. With two small children, she is experienced in family medicine and very much enjoys the continuity of care that general practice offers.

Mauri is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.

Dr Charles Sanders


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.

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 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. Drivers’ License, 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 our enrolment form here and medical questionnaire here

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December 2018 - Book your MoleMap now

Keeping safe in the sun is vital for all New Zealander's.  Click here for summer skin safety tips. To improve the rate of detection and treatment of skin cancers we also want to let you know that MoleMap skin check clinics are being held here at The Doctors Huapai on the 3rd Wednesday of every month - click here for more info.

Summer Skin Safety Tips

In New Zealand, it is essential to be sun smart during summer, especially between the hours of 10am-4pm when UV radiation levels are high.  Many overseas visitors and new residents get caught out by our intense UV levels and without protection their skin gets badly burnt, very quickly.  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and The Cancer Society encourages all New Zealanders to slip, slop, slap and wrap. You need to cover up with hats, clothing, sunscreen and avoid being out in the sun for prolonged periods in the middle of the day.  It is important to detect skin cancer, as soon as possible because generally, early detection gives the best chance of successfully treating cancer.  To improve the rate of detection and treatment, MoleMap skin check clinics are held at The Doctors Huapai on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

What is a MoleMap skin check?

During a MoleMap consultation you will have a thorough head-to-toe skin check by a MoleMap melanographer.  It involves identification and imaging of any moles showing features of skin cancer for expert diagnosis by a dermatologist. 

It costs $199 (including GST) for a MoleMap skin check and this includes a GP follow up, if required. Please call 09 412 9133 to book an appointment.  If you have any concerns about changes to your skin, you should see your GP. 

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