The Doctors Papamoa

Our GP clinics provide general practice medical services for the whole family. GPs are available by appointment, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Enrolled patients can access our services at either The Doctors Bayfair or The Doctors Papamoa as our computers and files are linked. Being able to enrol with our practice and access services seven days a week ensures our patients are not required to pay high casual rates for weekend and after-hour consultations. Our patients receive a premium, professional standard of care from our experienced team of general practitioners, nurses, and reception team.  At weekends we invite patients to visit us at The Doctors Bayfair.

Walk-in Acute Care

We have an acute walk-in clinic that will be opening 3rd December 2018. This will open 8am – 12pm weekdays (excluding public holidays). For your regular, continuing healthcare, please book an appointment with your usual GP during weekdays 8.30am to 5.00pm. This clinic provides medical services to enrolled and casual patients who need minor urgent care, has had an accident or requires medical attention during 8am – 12pm. We will be operating a 'no appointment necessary' basis initially between the hours of 8am - 12pm with seriously ill patients receiving priority treatment. In the case of an emergency, always call 111, alternatively visit the walk in clinic at The Doctors Bayfair which is open 8am -6pm Monday – Friday and 8am -2pm weekends and public holidays. 

X-ray services are available at the Grenada Street site or in Fashion Island after 1pm.

Please note: we are not able to complete Work and Income forms, Immigration Medicals, Driver's License Medicals or Insurance Medicals in the walk-in accident and medical clinic. These consultations are best completed with your regular general practitioner. Please ask our reception team to book an appointment for you through our general practitioner clinics.

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)

Hearing tests can be completed at Bayfair Doctors. When your hearing is tested 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 The Doctors Bayfair branch.

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, check out this website:  http://www.nsu.govt.nz/

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 Bayfair and Papamoa Doctors 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.

Baymed supports and refers diabetes patients to the local Wellness diabetes self-management programme.
For further information on diabetes, check out www.diabetes.co.nz

Skin checks and surgery

Dr Martijn Haitsma is a GP with Special Interest (GPSI) in skin cancer. He has an extensive background in skin surgery and is able to perform publicly funded and private surgeries up to an advanced level. Dr Haitsma is a member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia and is accredited with the local PHO for funded skin surgery up to Advanced Level.  Regular skin clinics are run at a very reasonable rate and are available to enrolled and non-enrolled patients at our Papamoa clinic. Biopsies are available on site when needed as well as cryotherapy and diathermy when appropriate.

Don’t let skin cancer bite you: come in for a thorough check. Read more

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. 

Hours

The Doctors Papamoa is open 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday. If you require medical attention outside these hours please phone 07 572 6002 and follow the after hours instructions or go to The Doctors Bayfair, 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, open till 6pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 2pm weekends and public holidays for acute care.

Patient Charges

ENROLLED PATIENTS

Age  GMS  GMS + CSC ACC
 0 - 13 years                                                            FREE                   FREE                FREE                 
 14 - 17 years  $32 $32 $28
 18 - 44 years  $44 $44 $38
 45 - 64 years  $44 $44 $38
 65+ years  $43 $43 $38

Prices correct as at 1 December 2018

CASUAL PATIENTS

Age GMS GMS + CSC ACC
0-13 years $5 $5 FREE
14-17 years $42 $42 $32
18-64 years $75 $65 $38
65+ years $65 $65 $38

$5 surcharge weekend and public holidays for both enrolled and casual rates.

Prices effective 1 December 2018
Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges

Our People

Our health care team of doctors, practice and specialist nurses, receptionists and administrators are here to help you stay healthy and well.

Dr Thomas Boswell

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Nurse Practitioner Lorraine Hogan

Lorraine has completed her Clinical Masters in Nursing and registered as a Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Lorraine has spent time working in busy Emergency Departments, orthopaedics, general medicine, primary care clinics and child health. She has a special interest in acute care, paediatrics, women's health and general health and wellness. Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys on the farm and other outdoor activities the Bay has to offer.

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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!!!              

Richard is excited to join the team. He is currently enrolling patients

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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.

Dr Martijn Haitsma

MD DTH, FRNZCGP

Martijn comes from the Netherlands where he completed his medical studies in 1991. He later acquired a post-graduate Diploma in Tropical Health, surgery, gynaecology / obstetrics and tropical medicine. He worked in Africa (Malawi and Tanzania) for five years together with his wife, Dr Marja Pankras.

In the UK he obtained his post-graduate degree in general practice (2002) after which he worked as a GP in the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands. It was his love for New Zealand which brought him back to Bayfair Doctors.

His interests are children's health, care of the elderly, sexual health, contraception and healthy living; the pragmatic approach, with emphasis on the do's and not the don'ts. He has a special interest in skin cancer and performs skin checks for which there are dedicated clinics.

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.

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