The Doctors Papamoa

The Doctors Papamoa Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice 

Our comprehensive general practice medical services are designed for the whole family. Our GPs are available by appointment, Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm **We have appointments available outside normal business hours on request**. Enrolled patients can access our services at either The Doctors Bayfair or here at The Doctors Papamoa as our computers and files are linked. 

Enrolling with us means you can visit either practice and access services 5 days a week avoiding high casual rates for weekend and after-hour consults. Our patients receive heathcare at a professional standard of care from our experienced team of general practitioners, nurses, and reception team. Each of our GPs bring a commitment to quality family health care with specialist interests ranging from child, womens and mens health, sports medicine, minor surgery, specialist ACC work and occupational health. We run an array of nurses clinics including; diabetes, immunisation, wound clinic, ear suctioning, biopsies, healthy lifestyle, care plus, asthma, flu and a fracture clinic.

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited

Please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist. Thanks for your understanding.

Get your flu vaccine with us - if you're enrolled with us booking a flu vaccine is easy and best done through the patient portal – book now! Or you can request an appointment using our online form:

Request flu vaccine here

For more info read more here

Click here for more info on:

Covid-19 Tests & Results, Managing a Positive Result,
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Consults

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you are a household contact of a positive case; testing is available (RATs and PCRs) via the drive-thru testing station at The Doctors Bayfair Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm (closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch). Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 07 572 6002 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Phone us on 07 572 6002 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.

Consults
Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 07 572 6002 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please scan in and wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

 
In Person
 
Video
 
Phone

Enrol With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited, please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist.

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

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:

Enrol Here Online

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online form. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to [email protected] including a copy of your suitable identification

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.

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 07-572 6002 to start your registration

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

Our Services

Healthy Heart Checks

Our nurses are trained in performing well person's heart checks. You will be asked to have a blood test before the check up to measure your sugar and cholesterol levels. Dietary and lifestyle advice is available.It is recommended that heart checks be completed for:

  • All men between 45 and 65 years of age
  • All women between 55 and 65 years of age

These age limits are reduced for men older than 35  and women older than 45 if you are:

  • Maori/Pacific/Indian, or
  • Have a family history of blood vessel disease (eg parents or siblings with diabetes, heart disease or stroke), or
  • Have personal risk factors eg hypertension, high cholesterol, current or recent smoker, history of diabetes in pregnancy
  • A person with polycystic ovary syndrome, impaired sugar blood tests, or overweight (BMI>=30)

Hearing Tests (audiometry)

When we test your hearing it is charted on what we call an audiogram. Your audiogram is a record of the softest sounds you heard during your hearing test, in each ear. It is common for employers to request hearing tests as part of pre-employment medicals for potential new employees.

Spirometry (lung function tests)

Spirometry testing also known as lung function screening is a test that can help diagnose various lung conditions, most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Spirometry is also used to monitor the severity of some other lung conditions, and their response to treatment. Spirometry measures the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled.

Spirometry is often requested by employers as part of pre-employment medicals, particularly if the employee will be working in a dusty environment. 

Our trained nurses are able to complete spirometer testing at our The Doctors Bayfair. Only available at The Doctors Bayfair.

Cervical Screening

Qualified nurse smear takers are able to offer cervical smears under the cervical screening programme guidelines. Nurse-led cervical smear clinics are available at either practice during the day, Monday to Friday. 

Regular cervical smear tests are recommended for women from the age of 20 years until they turn 70 years if they have ever been sexually active. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers. A women’s best protection against developing cervical cancer is having regular cervical smear tests.  For more information on Women's Health,

Electrocardiographs (ECG)

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

ECG’s are available at The Doctors Bayfair and The Doctors Papamoa at the request of your GP.

Diabetes Management Advice

Qualified specialist diabetes nurses are available to provide advice and assistance to our diabetes patients.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes you will receive advice, monitoring and education. Early treatment is available to help prevent worsening of the disease or associated complications.

Our doctors and diabetes nurse encourage all diabetes patients to complete an annual diabetes check up with the diabetes nurse. This check-up involves assessment of diabetes control and ensures regular retinal screening and diabetic foot screening. Some diabetes patients are eligible for our diabetes case management programme. Please ask your doctor or diabetes nurse if this is available to you.

The Doctors Bayfair supports and refers diabetes patients to the local Wellness diabetes self-management programme. For further information on diabetes.

Skin Checks and Surgery

Skinspots will be based at The Doctors Papamoa one day a week. Skinspots staff provide highly trained and experience clinicians to do skin cancer checks using clinic three different proven methods.

  • A clinical skin check using a dermatoscope, Dermoscopy in experienced hands ensures earlier diagnosis, fewer unnecessary excisions and better cure rates
  • Digital mole mapping A whole-body skin check takes an average of 45-60 minutes while a single lesion assessment would require 10 to 15 minutes (equivalent of previous skin checks)
  • Full body photography. This is the best way to find new lesions, this is critical as 70% of the numbers appear as new lesions.

Specialty Nurse Led Clinics

The nurses working in our nurse-led clinics provide expert nursing care to people experiencing a range of health issues, working collaboratively with your doctor and other health team members where indicated. There is increasing evidence demonstrating improved health outcomes, cost effectiveness, and quality of life for people attending nurse-led clinics. Some of our nurses have gained specialty knowledge and qualifications and extended their role to enable caring for people with long-term health conditions.

Workplace Flu Vaccination

Business is more effective when all staff members are healthy, and there's less absenteeism. Our doctors and nurses encourage all workers to protect themselves from influenza with vaccination. Our certified nurse vaccinators can provide immunisation for your employees. Contact us for more information.

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments

After Hours

If you require medical attention outside these standard hours please phone 07 572 6002 and follow the after hours instructions or go to The Doctors Bayfair, 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui.  They are open 8am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday walk-in care. We are now closed Public Holidays. 

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $35.00 $13.00
18-24 years $48.00 $19.50
25-64 years $49.50 $19.50
65+ years $45.00 $19.50
New patients $75.00 $40.00

$10 surcharge on weekends

Prescription request $25 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC). 
Urgent same day prescription request $35 

Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges.

Prices effective 16 Feb 2022

Enrolled Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $25.00 $12.00
18-24 years $25.00 $18.00
25-64 years $25.00 $18.00
65+ years $25.00 $18.00

$10 surcharge on weekends

Prescription request $25 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC). 
Urgent same day prescription request $35 

Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges.

Prices effective 16 Feb 2022

Casual Fees - Doctor

Age Standard  CSC
0-13 years $10.00 $10.00
14-17 years $47.00 $45.00
18+ years $90.00 $65.00
Non NZ residents $125.00 $125.00

$10 surcharge on weekends

Please advise reception if you are a work visa holder whose visa or visas allow you to stay in New Zealand for at least two consecutive years as you may be eligible for a full range of publicly funded health and disability services.

Acute / walk ins additional charges Mon-Fri $5 and Sat-Sun $10

Prescription request $25 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC). 
Urgent same day prescription request $35 

Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges.

Prices effective 16 Feb 2022

Casual Fees - Nurse

Age Standard  CSC
0-13 years $10.00 $10.00
14-17 years $25.00 $20.00
18+ years $25.00 $20.00
Non NZ residents $125.00 $125.00

$10 surcharge on weekends

Please advise reception if you are a work visa holder whose visa or visas allow you to stay in New Zealand for at least two consecutive years as you may be eligible for a full range of publicly funded health and disability services.

Acute / walk ins additional charges Mon-Fri $5 and Sat-Sun $10

Prescription request $25 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC). 
Urgent same day prescription request $35 

Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges.

Prices effective 16 Feb 2022

ACC Fees - Doctor

Enrolled

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $30.00 $13.00
18-24 years $40.00 $19.50
25-64 years $40.00 $19.50
65+ years $40.00 $19.50

Casual

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $30.00 $30.00
18-24 years $40.00 $40.00
25-64 years $40.00 $40.00
65+ years $40.00 $40.00

ACC Fees - Nurse

Enrolled

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $25.00 $13.00
18-24 years $25.00 $19.50
25-64 years $25.00 $19.50
65+ years $25.00 $19.50

Casual

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $25.00 $25.00
18-24 years $25.00 $25.00
25-64 years $25.00 $25.00
65+ years $25.00 $25.00

Additional Charges

All patients seen in Acute clinic incur an additional $5 charge (Mon-Fri) and $10 (Sat-Sun) excluding enrolled children under 13 years.

​Nurse Consultations and Services will incur a time based consultation charge

All materials used will be charged in addition to the consultation fee.

Fees are GST inclusive, and may be subject to change.

CASUAL PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY PRIOR TO RECEIVING TREATMENT. ALL ACCOUNTS INCUR AN ADDITIONAL $10 NON-PAYMENT FEE.

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

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  • Nurse Practitioner Kirstie Cooke

    Nurse Practitioner Kirstie Cooke

    Nurse Practitioner Kirstie Cooke has worked with our team at Papamoa since September 2020. Kirstie is now enrolling and taking bookings to support with your medical needs specifically in long term conditions. 

  • Dr Firas Nasr

    Dr Firas Nasr

    MD (Damascus University); MSc Clinical Dermatology (King's College London); MRCGP (United Kingdom)

    Dr Firas Nasr is a dedicated GP and has come to NZ from the UK with his family, which includes three young children. While Firas is interested in all aspects of General Practice, he does have a special interest in skin and skin surgery. He enjoys the outdoors, gardening and British humour! He looks forward to meeting you at our Papamoa Practice. 

  • Dr Virginia McGowan

    Dr Virginia McGowan

    RNZCGP Fellowship, MBChB, Dip Child Health

    Dr Virginia (Ginny) McGowan studied medicine at Otago University, Dunedin, graduating in 2002. She worked at Tauranga Hospital before going into general practice. Ginny has a special interest in women's and children's health, contraception and family general practice

  • Dr Ram Naidu

    Dr Ram Naidu

    FRNZCGP, MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed Orthopaedics (Singapore); Advanced Certificate Dermoscopy (Distinction), SCCA; Advanced Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, SCCA

    Ram was born and raised in Singapore. He completed his medical training from the National University of Singapore and migrated to New Zealand in 2009. Working in Waikato, Whangarei, Hutt and Wellington hospitals was enriching and a fabulous opportunity to make friends. He is an accredited doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) and has advanced plus accreditation for the skin cancer service with the Western Bay of Plenty PHO.

  • Dr Richard Roberts

    Dr Richard Roberts

    Dr Richard Roberts was born in South Africa and studied in Cape Town. He emigrated to NZ in 1990 and initially worked at Kaitaia Hospital as a Physician Anaesthetist for two years. Richard then moved to Hamilton in 1992 and worked as a GP in his own practice from 1992 to 2016, after which he moved to Mount Maunganui and has been living here since July 2016. Richard is married with 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 2 small dogs [Lowchens]. He loves to walk his dogs daily along the beach, weather permitting. In his spare time Richard can be found playing the Irish drum [Bodhran] and his wife plays the Irish whistle and flute. Other hobbies include attempting to paint a little and helping his wife with her Japanese poetry. [Which she is very good at, with many publications]. Other interests are travel and travel!!!

  • Dr Julie Edwards

    Dr Julie Edwards

    MBBS DRCOG MRCGP

    Julie Edwards grew up on the South East Coast of England and completed her medical training in London. She first discovered New Zealand during her travels after her medical elective in Bangladesh and knew she would return. She worked mainly in the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine both in the UK and New Zealand.

    She completed her General Practice training in Cardiff, Wales in 2008. Julie moved to Tauranga in June 2009 and loves the climate and the lifestyle the Bay offers. She also enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and cuisines, cooking, sport and the outdoors, especially tramping, tennis and windsurfing.

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