The Doctors New Lynn

Welcome to our practice

At The Doctors New Lynn we provide a comprehensive, convenient, and very affordable family general practice healthcare service, with pharmacy, radiology department, eye specialists and child care centre onsite as well. We offer a number of specialised programmes, including immunisations, travel vaccinations, ongoing screening for breast and cervical cancer, and wellness and health ageing clinics.

Minor surgery including circumcisions are available along with traditional Chinese acupuncture, and we provide a GP service for residential care facilities. We are fully computerised, allowing us to access laboratory results straight from the lab, and as part of National Hauora Coalition PHO, we can keep our patient fees at a very affordable level. 

Our staff speak ten different languages including Mandarin and Cantonese.

Our satellite clinic The Doctors Golf Road is temporarily closed during COVID-19

When the clinic is open, patients enrolled at The Doctors New Lynn or Golf Road can be seen for the same services and fees at either practice. To find out more or book appointments at The Doctors Golf Road phone 09 817 5442.

We are a Designated COVID-19 Testing Station, all welcome

In Alert Level 2 our consults will be through phone or video, and in person when you need them - phone 09 827 7810 to book a test weekdays 8.30am - 4pm. To ensure everyone gets the help they need, we'll be screening all appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe. We're doing our part to support the COVID-19 response so when you phone us or visit the clinic we will ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19 - let us know. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's simply a small step we're taking to ensure we continue to keep our community safe and healthy. 

We're doing COVID-19 testing, our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We are doing testing for COVID-19 and it's done in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required.

This means when you visit us for other medical issues you won’t be exposed in any way. We have strict infection prevention standards in place, meaning staff are regularly wiping surfaces and keeping the practice clean and germ-free.

Other practices nearby are also Designated COVID-19 Testing Stations

The Doctors Waimauku, The Doctors New Lynn, The Doctors Onehunga, The Doctors Middlemore, The Doctors Red Beach


Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrolment Form

Ask at reception or download our  Enrolment Form

Complete all sections and email it to us including suitable identification or bring it in to the centre before your first visit.

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

General information about enrolling with us

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 09 827 7810 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our services 我们的服务

Our Core Services 主要服务

  • Radiology - Xray services
  • Ultrasound imaging service
  • Elder care - 老年护理
  • Nurse specialty clinics - 护士专科诊所
  • Minor surgery - 小手术
  • Circumcisions - 包皮环切
  • Acupuncture -  针灸
  • Spirometry -  肺活量测试
  • Audiometry - 听力测试
  • Occupational health -  职业健康
  • Chronic Care -  长期护理
  • Diabetes clinic -  糖尿病诊所
  • Unichem Pharmacy – 药房
  • Eye specialists -  眼科专家
  • Podiatrist - 足病诊疗师
  • Orthopaedic service / Fracture clinics - 骨科/骨折诊所
  • Special skin surgery -  特殊的皮肤手术
  • WDHB skin lesion service

Our Surgical Services 手术服务

We provide easily accessible, quality surgical services. Both Dr Adnan Ali and Dr Satya Shanbhag are contracted by WDHB to provide funded skin lesion services. We have a fully equipped, minor surgical suite on-site at The Doctors New Lynn. This allows us to offer patients a wide range of surgical services and specialised procedures, including:

  • Skin cancer removal
  • Mole removal and Melanoma check
  • Toe nail wedge resections
  • Circumcisions
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Mirena insertion and removal
  • IUCD insertion and removal
  • Peri-anal procedures-haemorrhoids and banding
  • Joint injections
  • Dermoscopy and Mole Mate
  • Excision of plantar warts and bunions

New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world:

  • Approximately half of all melanomas are first found through self-examination
  • Early identification of melanoma can lead to more effective treatment

The Doctors New Lynn has extra expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. A number of our doctors have additional training in this area and offer examinations of moles and skin lesions.  If your doctor has identified a mole or area of concern, he/she will advise the best treatment options available to you. These can all be performed on-site at The Doctors New Lynn and include:

  • Topical treatment with Aldara or Efudex creams
  • Shave excision (under local anaesthetic)
  • Punch biopsy (under local anaesthetic)
  • Full excision (under local anaesthetic)

Make an appointment and ask the GP if you are eligible for funding towards skin cancer surgery.


Circumcisions are available at The Doctors New Lynn.

  • Child <8 = $650
  • 8 to 20 years old = $450
  • Adult (20 years and over): $500

Ask your GP or registered nurse for more information today. A pre-operative consultation with the doctor is required to determine the final cost for all circumcisions. 

Temporary COVID-19 Hours

Monday to Friday:  8am - 6pm
Weekends and Public Holidays:  9am - 3pm 

New Lynn Radiology

Monday to Friday:   9am - 5pm 

The Doctors Golf Road is temporarily closed

If you have a medical emergency, call 111


Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years FREE $10.00
14-17 years                  $13.00 $23.00
18+ years $19.50 $29.50

Fees effective from 1 July 2020

Enrolled Patient ACC Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years FREE $10.00
14-17 years                  $13.00 $23.00
18+ years $19.50 $29.50

Fees effective from 1 July 2020

Casual Patient Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years FREE $10.00
14-17 years                  $25.00 $35.00
18+ years $60.00 $70.00


Casual Patient ACC Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years FREE $10.00
14-17 years                  $25.00 $35.00
18+ years $60.00 $70.00


Non-Resident Patient Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years $35.00 $45.00
14-17 years                  $55.00 $65.00
18+ years $75.00 $85.00


Non-Resident Patient ACC Fees

Age 8am - 6pm Weekdays Weekdays from 6pm, weekends
& Public Holidays
0-13 years $35.00 $45.00
14-17 years                  $55.00 $65.00
18+ years $75.00 $85.00



Repeat Prescription   $19.50
Prescription faxed to pharmacy               $19.50
Same day prescription   $23.00


Our Team

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  • Dr Satyanarayan Shanbhag

    Dr Satyanarayan Shanbhag

    BSc, MBBS, MRCS, PhD

    Doctor Satya studied medicine in India and then migrated to England to pursue Surgery. He trained with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and worked in General and Vascular Surgery. He moved to New Zealand in 2007 to have a better family life here rather in the UK. He variously trained in General Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery and later gravitated towards Cardiothoracic Surgery after his PhD in 2013. During his PhD, he secured more than 2 million dollars towards his research grant and his research was highlighted in TED talks. He gained honorary lectureship for teaching final year medical students and also as one of the examiners. During his Cardiothoracic training he won many prestigious awards from College of Cardiac Surgeons at Tongariro meetings in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He was also invited as a guest speaker to talk on cardiac surgery at Royal College of Surgeons meeting in Adelaide in 2017.

    During his career Dr Satya has performed many bowel resections, laparoscopic gall bladder and appendicectomies, major leg amputations, vascular grafts, heart and lung operations and also plastic surgeries. Dr Satya is a WDHB approved GP Surgeon for providing skin lesion services at present. Currently Dr Satya is performing and offering operations on lumps and bumps including the breast, haemorrhoid (piles) banding (including sigmoidoscopy), circumcisions, vasectomies (no scalpel and minimally invasive), frenulemectomies and multitude of plastic surgical procedures (simple and complex flaps, skin grafts).  

    Apart from surgery, Satya is a very keen biker and exercise freak. His hobbies include medical illustration and he writes and draws for prestigious medical journals. To book an appointment with Dr Satya please phone reception.

  • Dr Therese Larsson Hogman

    Dr Therese Larsson Hogman

    MB ChB

    Therése is born in Sweden and graduated with her medical degree from Lund University in 2005. She has completed 5 years of specialty training in General Practice and passed the voluntary GP exam with the Swedish General Practice Fellowship. In addition to 12 years of experience within General Practice, Therése has extensive experience in elderly care, managing rounds at several rest homes and working with a house call team for urgent elderly care. She has also worked in a children health and well-being centre on a regular basis for several years.

    In 2011 Therése had a one year OE experience and came with her family to Auckland to work for The Doctors, New Lynn. After a few years back in Sweden, she and her family decided to move back to New Zealand and Therése returned to The Doctors, New Lynn in early 2018. Therése enjoys the diversity of general practice and emphasizes a patient focused health care. Her special interests includes general medicine, paediatrics, women's health, mental illness and elderly care and she enjoys meeting patients of all age groups.

  • Dr Wai Chern Cheong

    Dr Wai Chern Cheong

    MBBS (UM)


  • Dr Joanne Gao

    Dr Joanne Gao

    MB ChB Urgent Care Registrar

    Dr Joanne Gao graduated from the University of Auckland in 2013. She has spent many years working around the hospitals in New Zealand in various specialities, including one year training in Internal Medicine. She is currently a member of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. Her main interest is managing urgent medicine and accidents. Dr Gao can speak two languages, English and Cantonese.  

  • Dr Ona Blanks

    Dr Ona Blanks


    Dr Blanks was born in Tonga and raised on the outer island of Vavau. She speaks Tongan and has a good understanding of pacific island cultures.  She obtained her medical degree from the University of Auckland in 2007, then spent five years working in NZ hospitals in a wide range of specialties. Her passion has always been to work in general practice with a patient focused model of health care. Dr Blanks became a member of the College of General Practice in 2012. She has a wide range of interests with particular focus on women's and children's health, aged care, chronic care management and preventative medicine. Dr Blanks lives locally in Green Bay. Her husband is a physiotherapist working at the doctors New Lynn and Golf Rd. During her free time she is a busy mother to two young children.  

  • Dr Sanaa Salman

    Dr Sanaa Salman

    MB ChB PG Dip Obst Med Gyn MRNZCGP - GP

    Dr Salman graduated from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1986 and granted The Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology from Auckland University in 2003. She brings 20 years of medical experience, and has a special interest in women’s health and child health. Before joining The Doctors, she worked for two years in National Women’s Hospital, and two years in Starship Hospital. She has also worked as a GP / A&M doctor at White Cross, New Lynn and K Road. Sanaa speaks Arabic and English, and is married with four children.
  • Dr Adnan Ali

    Dr Adnan Ali

    MB ChB, FRNZCGP FICMS - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baghdad (1992)

    Dr Ali worked as a Plastic Surgery Specialist Medical Officer at Middlemore Hospital  following few years of holding a Plastic Surgery Registrar post there. He currently operates on referrals of skin lesions from North Shore, Waitakere and Middlemore Hospitals as well as GP referrals to The Doctors, New Lynn and Manukau City A&M.  Adnan worked in both General Practice and Plastic Surgery in Iraq before coming to New Zealand. He has completed the RNZCGP Seminar Programme, and is fluent in both Arabic and English. He is a father of four and as a keen artist, has participated in art exhibitions in NZ, and also had an exhibition at the Iraqi Museum for Modern art.


  • Dr Kathirgamu Sinnathamby

    Dr Kathirgamu Sinnathamby


    Dr Kathirgamu Sinnathamby studied medicine in Colomba, Sri Lanka and was trained as an oncologist in Sri Lanka. He moved to New Zealand in 1996. After completing the New Zealand qualifying examination for foreign doctors, he started working as a GP at a rural practice. He then joined The Doctors New Lynn in 2003.


  • Dr BingCheng Wang

    Dr BingCheng Wang


    Dr Bing-Cheng Wang graduated from the West China medical university, in 1988.  Bing-Cheng came to New Zealand in 1995 with his family. Before joining The Doctors New Lynn, he worked in different hospitals in New Zealand. Minor Surgery is just one of his interests.


  • Dr Gary Wu

    Dr Gary Wu

    MB ChB MRNZCGP - GP, Director

    Dr Wu graduated from the University of Otago in 2003. He completed his GP registrar training in Hamilton/Te Awamutu and passed primary membership exam for the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2006.

    Before starting his general practice career, he worked for a year in both Dunedin Public Hospital and Royal Price Alfred Hospital in Sydney as a resident doctor and emergency department doctor.Gary has special interests in minor surgery, pediatric health, chronic conditions and health/wellbeing promotion. He moved to New Zealand with his family when he was 15. He speaks four languages which include English, Mandarin, and two other dialects.

  • Dr Charles Sanders

    Dr Charles Sanders


    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. 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.

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