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 warmly welcomed Dr Amanda Porch and Dr Paul Baker to our practice and they continue the long tradition of caring for the Huapai, Kumeu community. In February this year we were delighted to have Dr Mauri Smits, General Practitioner join us from Holland.

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.

Hours

Mondays - 9am - 7pm; Tuesdays-Fridays - 8am-5pm.
Thursdays - Late opening fortnightly - 8am - 7pm.

For after hours service, 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

0 - 13 years         - FREE
14 - 17 years       - $20.00
18 - 24 years       - $35.00
25 - 44 years       - $49.00
45 - 64 years       - $49.00
65+ years            - $40.00

For non-enrolled or casual patients, the standard appointment charge is $70. Community Service Card holders are entitled to a discount, please ask us.

Our people

Our team is made up of three GPs, two practice nurses and a group of administration staff.

General Practitioners

Dr Paul Baker, General Practitioner
Dr Baker is from the United Kingdom and has spent some time living in Ghana. He has a degree in International Health and has previous overseas experience working in Whanganui Hospital. He is a graduate of the Hull York Medical School (2009) and completed his GP training in York (UK). Dr Baker enjoys the variety inherent in family medicine.

Dr Amanda Porch, General Practitioner
Dr Porch studied medicine at the Hull York Medical School and then went on to train as a GP in York (UK). She has clinical interests in Palliative Care, Pain Management, Paediatrics and Women's Health.

Dr Mauri Smits, General Practitioner joined us in Feb 2018 from Holland.

We will also have locums working to provide extra appointments in the next few months until our permanent GP arrives. 

Registered Nurses

Nina - Team Leader
Kath
Olivia
Ayesha 

Administration

Kylie Tucker - Medical Centre Manager
Sandra Liddle
Leanne Keepa
Tracey Wright
Hilary Caskey
Judy Hyde
Michelle Eyton (Housekeeping)

Dr Jonathan Simon

Dr Amanda Porch

General Practitioner

Dr Porch studied medicine at the Hull York Medical School and then went on to train as a GP in York (UK). She has clinical interests in Palliative Care, Pain Management, Paediatrics and Women's Health.

Dr Paul Baker

General Practitioner

Dr Baker is from the United Kingdom and has spent some time living in Ghana. He has a degree in International Health and has previous overseas experience working in Whanganui Hospital. He is a graduate of the Hull York Medical School (2009) and completed his GP training in York (UK). Dr Baker enjoys the variety inherent in family medicine.

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

Latest news

Our latest newsletter

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. 

June 2018

Our team at The Doctors Huapai has grown over the last six months and we would like to introduce a few new faces. Please click here for our latest newsletter. 

January 2018

2017 was an exciting year for The Doctors Huapai. On 12th December we moved to our new, purpose-built site at 321 Main Road. Our current team members have all relocated to the new site, and we look forward to welcoming new team members early in 2018. Thank you to all our patients for your understanding while we have been developing the new site. And a warm welcome to all the Huapai Kumeu community who would like to come and chat to us about enrolling. Everyone is welcome.

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