The Doctors Huapai

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 have GPs Dr Karen Liu, Dr Hanneke Molthof, Dr Charles Sanders, Dr Malcolm Miller and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Sonya Curd. Dr Mauri Smits is currently on maternity leave.

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Book Online

Click the link top right green box 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 Health Services - advice/vaccinations, contact us 4-6 before leaving, download our Travel Health 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 Therapists (physiotherapists & occupational therapists) available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8am - 5pm. The hand therapists work alongside a hand surgeon for quick easy referrals. 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.

Hours

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 $21.50
18 - 24 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $32.50
25 - 44 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $52.50
45 - 64 years       -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $52.50
65+ years            -   CSC Holder $19.00, Non CSC Holder $46.00

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

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Dr Hanneke Molthof

Hanneke was born and raised in the Netherlands. She undertook her medical and post graduate training at Amsterdam University. 

She moved to New Zealand with her family in early 2019.

Before specialising in family practice, she worked as a surgical resident in the Netherlands for five years. Prior to that, she worked as a doctor in Africa and South America specialising in tropical medicine. These experiences have given her a wide range of skills and complement her current specialisation as a general practitioner.

She enjoys a wide variety of work that general practice offers, including minor skin surgery and IUD insertion.

Hanneke is married and has two small children. Her interests are surfing, tramping and enjoying fine food.

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Dr Charles Sanders

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Dr Charles Sanders trained at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He came to New Zealand in 1996 with his family to work for The Doctors New Lynn.

Diving medicine, minor surgery, geriatrics, wellness and healthy ageing are just some of his particular fields of interest.

"The Doctors Huapai is a very friendly and family orientated medical centre," says Charles.

In his spare time, Charles is kept very busy tending to his sheep on his family's lifestyle block.

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Registered Nurse Olivia Mangino

Olivia gained her Bachelor of Nursing degree from The University of Auckland in 2017 and has been working at The Doctors Huapai ever since.

Olivia is interested in immunisations, asthma and medical policies.

“I enjoy the variety of patients, providing continuity of care and getting to know the families.  Everyone in our team is great,” says Olivia.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys hand lettering, also known as calligraphy.

Olivia works at The Doctors four days a week.

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Registered Nurse Ayesha Daud

Ayesha gained her Bachelor of Nursing degree from The University of Auckland in 2009.

She then went on to work at Lynfield Medical Centre for four years and as a locum for two years.

In 2018, Ayesha joined the team at The Doctors Huapai.

She is interested in vaccinations, wound care and is a Nurse Champion for cervical smears.

“The staff, the area and the patients are really nice here,” says Ayesha.

In her spare time, Ayesha enjoys reading, shopping and chilling out.

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Registered Nurse Rochelle Phillips

Rochelle Phillips gained her Bachelor of Nursing degree from WINTEC in 2006 and has a post graduate certificate in advanced nursing.

Rochelle has worked at Middlemore Hospital, White Cross Medical Centre and spent two years working in a private gynaecology clinic in London, England.  

Rochelle is interested in women’s health, cardiovascular disease and is a Nurse Champion for diabetes and travel medicine.

"I like the huge variety of my job from vaccinating a baby to carrying out a travel medicine consultation, to performing a diabetic assessment. We have time to follow up with our patients and it's really good having the support of our team and management," says Rochelle.

Rochelle is very family oriented.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and watching movies.

 

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Nurse Practitioner Sonya Curd

Nurse Practitioner Sonya Curd joined The Doctors Huapai in June 2019 after 15 years at Middlemore Hospital.

She brings with her advanced nursing skills and a wealth of therapeutic knowledge.

Sonya carried out her nurse training at MIT before gaining a master’s degree from Massey University. 

As a nurse practitioner, Sonya is qualified to treat medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor.

Sonya's key interests include palliative care and injury-based cases. 

"The team here is beautiful. It's a very welcoming place," says Sonya.

In her spare time, Sonya enjoys camping and fishing with her three children and learning to play golf badly.

Sonya works at The Doctors Huapai four days a week.

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Dr Malcolm Miller

Dr Malcolm Miller is a GP with a sense of adventure. He joined the team in June 2019 and works at The Doctors Huapai three weeks per month. 

Malcolm is a New Zealand trained GP who graduated from The University of Auckland in 2008.

He carried out his GP training in Auckland working at Kaipara Medical Centre, Lincoln Road Medical Centre and Waimauku Doctors.

Malcolm is vocationally registered, which means he has carried out further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

In addition to these examinations Malcolm has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up-to-date with the advances in general practice.

His participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on Malcom the status of specialist in general practice and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.

Malcolm is interested in helping people help themselves with long term chronic conditions such as diabetes and mental health problems.

"The Doctors Huapai has a good team culture.  The practice serves the community well and lives up to its patient focused message," says Malcolm.

Malcolm also provides a crucial doctors service to a remote mining town in South Australia.  He flies out of New Zealand each month to provide care to a community where the nearest hospital is 700 kilometres away. 
 

Malcolm has two children and in his spare time he enjoys being in the outdoors and going on long distance motorbike rides.

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Dr Karen Liu

Dr Karen Liu joined The Doctors Huapai in November 2018.

She studied medicine at University of Southampton, UK and graduated in 2008.

As a huge Lord of the Rings fan, Karen wanted to experience Middle Earth for herself so in 2013, Karen moved to New Zealand. 

She worked in practices in Papamoa and Te Puke before moving to Auckland to commence her current role at The Doctors Huapai.

Karen enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in family planning. 

“The staff and team here are lovely to work with.  Everyone looks out for each other, it is a very supportive environment,” says Karen.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys being out on the water fishing or doing water sports.

Karen is fluent in both English and Mandarin and is available for appointments four days a week.

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Dr Mauri Smits

Dr Mauri Smits joined The Doctors Huapai in February 2018.

Mauri, originally from The Netherlands, always wanted to travel and moved to New Zealand in 2017.

She is a Dutch trained GP with special interests in cardiovascular risk management, minor surgery, sexual health and lifestyle medicine.

With a young family, Mauri is experienced in family medicine and very much enjoys the continuity of care that general practice offers.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, camping, running and yoga.

Mauri is available for appointments four days a week at The Doctors Huapai until mid-September 2019 when she commences maternity leave.

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. birth certificate [+ drivers licence for adults] or 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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