The Doctors Kerikeri

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 Kerikeri is a rural general practice. Our seven doctors and the practice team provide quality, caring and professional family medicine, as well as immunisation services and immigration medicals. We also offer a range of special medical clinics including ear suction, and eye care, and have a number of visiting specialists working from the practice. There is also a pharmacy on site. We have achieved Cornerstone Accreditation through our commitment to meeting legal and safety standards and continuous quality improvement.

  • Female doctor available  
  • Parking available 
  • Disability access  
  • Immigration Medicals
  • Saturday morning clinic
  • Accepting New Patients

Book an appointment online

We are excited to be able to offer you the Manage My Health (MMH) online portal to:

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

Please contact us directly to start your registration. Then click here for How to Use It and How to Register. You can click here to go directly to the portal to register with us.

Our services

Well person checks

We encourage our patients to have regular checks to prevent illness developing, or to detect and treat illness early. These appointments include advice on smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. They also include prostate checks for men and cervical smears and breast examinations for women. Relevant blood tests can also be arranged.

Cervical smears

Our practice nurses are trained in taking cervical smears. If you only need a smear test, you can book an appointment with a nurse. Some smear tests are subsidised by the Government, so please enquire about this.

Influenza immunisation

The Influenza immunisation is recommended and currently subsidised by the Government for any person over 65 years old and any person with a chronic condition. Others may have the immunisation if they wish. The immunisation does not protect against the common cold, tonsillitis, sinusitis or bronchitis.

Travel vaccinations

Make an appointment with one of our GPs to discuss travel immunisations and other required medications. The vaccinations will be ordered by the pharmacy. Please allow at least 6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you have time for a full course of immunisation.

Immunisations for children

We recommend immunisation at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years, and 11 years of age in accordance with current National guidelines. We are happy to discuss benefits and risks with all parents. Please book an appointment with a Nurse.

Child development checks

Routine medical checks for children are recommended 6 weeks prior to immunisation, and also at 9 months, 2.5 years and 4 years of age. This is a normal Doctor's appointment.

Minor surgery

All aspects of minor surgery are catered for, including removal of warts, moles and skin cancers. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is usually available at the time of an initial appointment. For other surgery, an initial appointment is required for assessment of the condition.

Maternity advice

Make an appointment with your GP to discuss pregnancy advice. Midwives are the leading providers of maternity care, however we do offer emergency advice if necessary. A list of local midwives is available at reception.


An initial consultation for all contraception choices should be made with a GP. For repeat prescriptions of the pill, mini pill or depo injection, an appointment can be made with a nurse. Dr Patel and Dr Caswell can insert IUDs, and Drs Caswell, Mabidikama and Reid can insert the Jadelle implants.

Blood and X-ray results

We will only contact you if we receive an abnormal result. If we cannot contact you by phone, we will write to you. Please make sure that we have your up to date contact details at all times. If you would like your results, you are welcome to ring and speak to a nurse and if you remain unwell or are worried, please call and speak to one of our nurses. We also have an online option called “Manage my Health” which allows you to access your results on line. There is an annual charge of $10 to access this software.

Ear nurse specialist

Marg Hunt is our Ear Nurse Specialist, and she runs weekly clinics here at the practice. Please ask at reception if you would like to book an appointment.

Additional health professionals onsite

Visiting Specialists

The following specialists have regular clinics at our practice:

Dr Brandon Wong – Cardiologist 
Mr David Lyon – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Marc Hirner – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Vanessa Blair – General Surgeon
Mr Tony Nixon - Urologist
Dr David Dalziel - Opthamologist
Bay Physio

Appointments should be made directly through these specialists.


Standard Hours

Monday to Friday:   8am - 5pm
Saturday:   8am - 1pm

After Hours

The After Hours service is located at the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa. If you have an urgent problem after hours, call our practice number (09) 407 7777 and a nurse will contact the After Hours Doctor to make an appointment for you. If your problem is a medical emergency, call 111.

NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice
NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Patient Charges

Fees Casual Patients (with CSC)

 Age GP consult  ACC Co-Payment Nurse consult
13 - 17 $80 $50  $20
18 - 64 $80 $50  $20
65+ $80 $50  $20

Prices effective 1 July 2018. CSC = Community Services Card. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.


Fees International Visitors

 Age GP consult ACC Co-Payment Nurse consult
0 - 6 $90 $50  $50
7 - 12 $90 $50  $50
13 - 17 $90 $50  $50
18 - 64 $90 $50  $50
65+ $90 $50  $50

Prices effective 1 July 2018. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.

Fees Other Services

 Service Fee
Immigration Medicals $240 adults
$120 children (0-12yrs)
Insurance Medicals $240
Driver's Licence Medicals $60
ECG $38
Liquid Nitrogen $18
Cervical Smear $20
Repeat Prescription (urgent same day) $20 
Repeat Prescription (48hrs processing) $15

Prices effective 1 July 2018. Please check with our clinical support team for prices for minor surgery and other procedures not listed. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.

Our Doctors

Our doctors and practice nurses are 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.


Mandeeps Manage  

Dr Ronald Alexander



Dr Meike Elferink


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Dr Chris Reid


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Dr Anita Patel


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Dr Ezra Mabidikama


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Dr Hester Elbertsen


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Dr Grahame Jelley


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Dr Eloise Caswell


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 Enrolment information.

Latest News

When we have news to share with you it will be posted here. Keep checking in to see what we are up to.

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