The Doctors Red Beach

Welcome to our practice

We are open for your health needs, 365 days a year. We take a complete approach to you and your family's health and well-being, providing both Urgent Care and GP Services. 

Our Urgent Care Clinic is conveniently open late from 8am-8pm, every day including weekends and public holidays, for accidents, injuries, urgent medical matters and unexpected illnesses. You don't need an appointment for our urgent care services, just walk-in. All welcome, enrolled and non-enrolled patients. We are endorsed against ACC Standards for Urgent Care centres.

Our full range of General Practice (GP) services provide care for our enrolled patients with booked appointments, Monday to Friday. Our dedicated team of GPs & practice nurses are here to provide you with quality, patient-centred health care, and support around women's and men's health, child and youth health, long-term conditions (including diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease).

All services delivered by our practice are backed by a Cornerstone Accreditation achieved through meeting ongoing legal and safety standards and continuous quality improvement. Our facilities are comfortable and purpose-built to deliver you the best care.

We have been part of the Red Beach Health Hub supporting the local community for many years, along with Hibiscus Radiology, Hands On Rehabilitation and Red Beach Pharmacy. Our clinic is wheelchair accessible.

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 09 427 9130 to book. 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 a Designated COVID-19 Testing Site

COVID-19 testing is free. Phone 09 427 9130 to arrange to be tested. You can also email us COVID@rb.thedoctors.co.nz - use 'COVID Test' as the subject and please include:  Full name; Date of Birth; Address; Contact phone number; Details of the symptoms you are having (including their start date)

Our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. Testing is 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 Testing Stations

The Doctors Waimauku, The Doctors New Lynn, The Doctors Onehunga, The Doctors Ti Rakau, The Doctors Middlemore

Choice of appointments and how to book them

 
In Person
 
Video
 
Phone

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

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. Get started here: Enrol Online

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available too. Print, complete/sign, email: Enrolment Form, Health Questionnaire, Terms & Conditions to welcome@rb.thedoctors.co.nz  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 ConnectMed. Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

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

Phone reception 09 427 9130 to start your registration

Urgent Care Hours

Open Every Day - 8am til 8pm (Includng Public Holidays)

GP Services Hours

GP Appointments available - 8am til 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

 

Patient Fees

About Our Fees

The Cost of Health Care

Providing health care services does unfortunately come at a cost, including wages, building costs and medical supplies.

We do however understand that health care can be expensive, and we will always endeavour to ensure you are benefiting from any funded services that you are eligible for.  Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free services and subsidised services (where you pay a fee to cover some of the costs). 

Free and subsidised care is only available to New Zealand residents, with exceptions in some cases for visitors from countries like the UK and Australia. (This is because these countries have reciprocal agreements with New Zealand.)

Please ask our reception team if you think you may be entitled to a funded service for your visit.

Useful Information About Our Fees

  • Payment is due at time of consultation
  • All non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services
  • Some services will incur additional fees depending on the time and nature of your visit
  • A standard GP consultation is 15 minutes - please book a double appointment if you have lots to discuss
  • There may be a charge for any additional time with the doctor
  • Our practice nurses are skilled professionals and there is a fee when you see them for advice or services
  • If you are enrolled with us and your matter is not ACC related or acute, it is more beneficial for you to be seen in a GP appointment.  If we can offer you a GP appointment within 24 hours, we encourage you to book this as it will be cheaper for you
  • Additional procedure charges may also apply
  • If you have a Community Services Card, you may be eligible for a reduced consultation or prescription fee

 

GP Clinic Standard Fees - for Enrolled Patients

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Additional procedure charges may apply.

Age - Years Standard With CSC
0-5 FREE FREE
6-13 FREE FREE
14-17 $26.00 $13.00
18-64 $50.00 $19.50
65+ $48.00 $19.50

 

Urgent Care Medical Fees (Non-ACC) - Before 6pm - Non-Enrolled Patients

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding. 

Age - Years No CSC With CSC
0-5 $30.00 $15.00
6-13 $60.00 $45.00
14-17 $60.00 $45.00
18+ $95.00 $80.00
Non-Eligible $150.00 N/A

If you are enrolled with us and your matter is not ACC related or acute/urgent, it is more beneficial, and cheaper for you to be seen in a GP appointment, and we encourage you to do this.

Additional procedure charges may apply.  (E.g. ECG, injection fee etc.)

Urgent Care Medical Fees (Non-ACC) - Before 6pm - Enrolled Patients

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding. 

Age - Years  
0-5 $10.00
6-13 $10.00
14-17 $45.00
18+ $65.00
Non-Eligible N/A

If you are enrolled with us and your matter is not ACC related or acute/urgent, it is more beneficial, and cheaper for you to be seen in a GP appointment, and we encourage you to do this.

Additional procedure charges may apply.  (E.g. ECG, injection fee etc.)

Urgent Care Medical Fees (Non-ACC) - After 6pm / Weekends / Public Holidays - Non-Enrolled Patients

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding.

Age - Years No CSC With CSC
0-5 $50.00 $35.00
6-13 $80.00 $65.00
14-17 $80.00 $65.00
18+ $115.00 $100.00
Non-Eligible $170.00 N/A

If you are enrolled with us and your matter is not ACC related or acute/urgent, it is more beneficial, and cheaper for you to be seen in a GP appointment, and we encourage you to do this.  

Additional procedure charges may apply.  (E.g. ECG, injection fee etc.)

Urgent Care Medical Fees (Non-ACC) - After 6pm / Weekends / Public Holidays - Enrolled Patients

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding.

Age - Years  
0-5 $30.00
6-13 $30.00
14-17 $65.00
18+ $85.00
Non-Eligible N/A

If you are enrolled with us and your matter is not ACC related or acute/urgent, it is more beneficial, and cheaper for you to be seen in a GP appointment, and we encourage you to do this.  

Additional procedure charges may apply.  (E.g. ECG, injection fee etc.)

Urgent Care ACC Fees - Before 6pm

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding.

Additional procedure charges may apply.

Age - Years No CSC With CSC
0-5 FREE FREE
6-13 FREE FREE
14-17 $40.00 $13.00
18+ $55.00 $19.50
Non-Eligible $55.00 N/A

 

Urgent Care ACC Fees - After 6pm / Weekends / Public Holidays

Payment is due at the time of your consultation.  

Our policy is that all non-enrolled patients will be required to pre-pay for services - we thank you for your understanding.

Additional procedure charges may apply.

Age - Years Enrolled Non-Enrolled
0-5 FREE FREE
6-13 FREE FREE
14-17 $55.00 $13.00
18+ $70.00 $19.50
Non-Eligible $70.00 N/A

 

Repeat Prescription Fees (For Enrolled Patients Only)

If you are not enrolled at The Doctors Red Beach, please contact your usual GP for a repeat prescription.


Standard Service - 48 Hours  (ready within 48 hours on the next business day)

Age - Years Standard 48 Hours
Under 14 $10.00
14+ (no CSC) $25.00
14+ (with CSC) $15.00

Urgent Service - 24 Hours (ready within 24 hours on the next business day)

Age - Years Urgent 24 Hours
Under 14 $30.00
14+ (no CSC) $30.00
14+ (with CSC) $30.00

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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  • Dr Martin Hadler

    Dr Martin Hadler

    Urgent Care Doctor & GP (MB ChB 1985 Otago, MRNZCUC, Dip Paeds.)

    I am the Hibiscus Coast very own Doc Martin - not as grumpy, but definitely as knowledgeable!  

    I have practiced Medicine for over 30 years, and still have a passion for it and a spring in my step!  I love being a Doctor and caring for people.

    I have spent most of my years in Emergency and Urgent Care, but extended my range ten years ago to also practising Family Medicine.  Having treated lots of sick kids in ED, I honed my Paediatrics skills in Sydney so I could keep our children well.  Being a parent and grandparent has given me a special interest in Paediatrics.  I have also had a lifelong interest in sport and fitness, providing medical cover for the NZ Ironman for five years, and also looking after several rugby teams, and I am currently on the staff for North Harbour.  In addition, I have a keen interest in Skin Cancer, and I am on the Waitemata DHB books as a GP Surgeon.   

    I am excited to be part of the team at Red Beach, and I look forward to meeting you and your families, and caring for our amazing community.

     

     

  • Faye Clarke

    Faye Clarke

    Medical Centre Manager

    I have spent a number of years in primary care, and my health care journey started on the Hibiscus Coast over 10 years ago.  I have since worked on the North Shore, and before joining the team at Red Beach in September 2018, I spent four years as the practice manager at a large West Auckland medical centre.  

    I have a passion for health care and making a difference, and I strive to provide a high level of support, to the environment in which I work, it's team members, and the patients we care for.

    I enjoy the challenges that a busy clinic like Red Beach brings!

    I love travelling with my husband, and like getting lost in a good book.  I have two lovely grown-up daughters, and more recently have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter!

     

     

  • Dr Patch Graham

    Dr Patch Graham

    GP & Urgent Care Doctor (MB BS, FRNZCGP, DA, Dip Obst)

    Dr Patch Graham works with our GP team Monday to Friday, and also works in our Urgent Care Clinic.

    Born in the UK to a five generation family of GPs, I ran away to New Zealand in 1982, starting out as a medical officer and anaesthetist at Taumarunui Hospital.  Following 20 years in my own practice in Richmond, Nelson, I have spent the last decade in Auckland, initially working with accident and medical clinics and latterly as a medical officer for a developing specialist residential care practice.

    I now live in Whangaparaoa, which means a new challenge with The Doctors Red Beach, and hopefully less time fighting against the traffic!

    Away from work, I love to sail and hope the Peninsula will provide some new opportunities for that.  I have four boys, some now overseas, and I am enjoying setting up a new home here with my wife, Louise, and two Shitzu-Poodle 'fur kids'.

     

  • Dr Navya Cherukuri

    Dr Navya Cherukuri

    General Practitioner (MB ChB)

    Dr Navya Cherukuri works predominantly in our GP Clinic on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and also in our Urgent Care Clinic from time to time.  

    Navya graduated from the University of Auckland in 2012. She started training in general practice in 2017 and is currently working towards her GP Fellowship.  Navya has a particular interest in women's and paediatric health and minor surgical procedures.

    Navya was born in India and moved to New Zealand from the Middle East when she was ten years old.  She has lived on the North Shore since then and absolutely loves it!  Navya speaks Telugu and a little Hindi.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
     

  • Dr Peter Cotter

    Dr Peter Cotter

    Urgent Care Doctor (MBChB, MRNZCUC)

    Dr Peter Cotter is an experienced member of the Urgent Care Team at Red Beach.

    Peter moved to New Zealand in 2005 after completing his medical degree and basic surgical training in Aberdeen, Scotland.  He spent the next several years in Orthopaedic departments in the Auckland area, and is currently working towards his Fellowship qualification in Urgent Care Medicine.

  • Dr John Upchurch

    Dr John Upchurch

    General Practitioner (MD, BS, FACOG, American Fertility Society, AAFP, AAGP)

    Dr John Upchurch works with our General Practice team on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    John was born and trained in America in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Family Medicine.  John has over forty years of practice experience including research, administration, University Medical School Faculty and private practice. 

    John has been a GP in NZ since 2006.

  • Dr Amira McMurray

    Dr Amira McMurray

    General Practitioner (FRNZCGP, MB ChB, Dip.Paeds)

    Dr Amira McMurray, consults as a family GP on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

    She graduated from Otago Medical School in 1997 and worked as a house surgeon in Auckland and Wellington hospitals and as a GP in Auckland, the Bay of Islands and on the Hibiscus Coast since 2008. Dr McMurray is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners, and has a Diploma in Paediatrics. She also has a special interest in palliative care and also worked part-time in Hospice.  

    Amira is married with four children and enjoys being involved in the community. She sees it as a privilege to help people on their life journey and loves being a family GP.

Latest News

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Online Laboratory Orders at The Doctors Red Beach

eOrder is the new way to send your laboratory test request to the lab.  The order is transmitted securely, direct to the laboratory.

What does this mean for you as a patient?

  • The order cannot be lost.
  • You can still go to any Labtests, and the staff will be able to look up the order.
  • No need to phone the practice for reprints or faxes.
  • You can request a copy of the form if you prefer, but it is not necessary.
  • Doctors can track the progress of your order as it goes through the laboratory.

Nurse Phones

Our nurse team is often inundated with calls and messages and they do their very best to respond to everyone's requests as quickly as possible.  A few points to note:

  • The nurses are often dealing with patients in the practice and won't necessarily see your message straight away

  • If your request is urgent, please speak to the reception desk, or if you have a health emergency dial 111 and request an ambulance 

  • Prescriptions can be ordered through our online portal, ConnectMed, and this way your request will go straight to the doctor

  • The nurse team will endeavour to call you back within 4 hours, if you have called before midday - otherwise, by the following business day (Mon-Fri)

  • You can also email the nurse at nurse@rb.thedoctors.co.nz 

Your Feedback

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  • We welcome your feedback and always strive to provide the best patient care and advice.  But if things didn’t go the way you wanted with our service, please let us know. Even though we may not be able to turn back the clock, there may be something we can do to help put it right.

    1.  Contact the practice directly

    • Click here for the best person in our centre to talk with.

    2.  Or fill out this form online

    • If you don’t feel comfortable talking with anyone in the practice directly, you can complete this online feedback form and one of our National Clinical Advisory Team will receive and follow up with you.
  • 3.  Or for more information and other ways to give feedback, you can also contact:

General Enquiry

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  • We do our very best to respond to your message on the same day Monday-Friday. If you contact us after 5pm, or at the weekend, we may not respond to your message until the next business day