The Doctors Whangaparāoa

The Doctors Whangaparaoa Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice 

The Doctors Whangaparāoa is a long-established general practice serving the Whangaparāoa community for over 25 years and we continue to provide high-quality medical care for you and your family’s health care needs. We are located on the corner of Whangaparāoa Rd and Karepiro Dr in Stanmore Bay.  

Our team are very approachable and take pride in delivering our patient-focused professional medical services. Our purpose built medical facility expresses our principles well. Being designed to deliver the best in medical care while providing a bright, peaceful and comfortable environment for patients.

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.

The Doctors Whangaparaoa Medical Centre

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 (enrolled patients only)

Request flu vaccine here

For more info read more here

Click here for more info on:

Covid-19 Tests & Results, Certified Tests for Travel &
Pre-Employment, 
Managing a Positive Result, Covid-19 Vaccinations and Consults

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test. 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 09 424 3001 or 111 in an emergency.

Certified Tests for Travel & Pre-Employment
We also offer certified proof of a negative COVID-19 RAT or PCR test result for international travel or pre-employment - visit our info page here

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

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Click here for details.

Consults
Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 09 424 3001 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please 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. By enrolling with us you accept our Terms of Trade and the online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  

Enrol Here Online

After the enrolment form please complete an online medical questionnaire before your first visit:

Adult Medical Form   Child (>16) Medical Form

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, read and accept our Our Terms of Trade and email all files to [email protected] including a copy of your suitable identification

Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to see casual patients.

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:

Phone reception 09 424 3001 to start your registration. Once you are registered you can login here:

ConnectMed Login

Our Services

Our General Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunisations
  • Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Flu Vaccination

We are doing flu vaccinations through winter, call us to get yours.

For more info on these click here

Women's Health

Health Checks

Contraceptive advice

Our doctors and nurses are able to discuss and cater for most of your contraceptive needs:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Depo Provera injections
  • IUCD (intra uterine contraceptive device) - this includes Copper, Mirena and Jaydess
  • Emergency contraception

Family Planning

Your GP can advise you on all aspects of family planning.

Cervical Screening aged 20-69yrs

You have the choice for a nurse or GP to do this for you at a time that suits you. This can include sexual health screening.

Breast Screening from age 40yrs - funded mammograms age 45-69yrs

Best practice recommends you get your breasts checked with your GP prior to your mammogram.

Early pregnancy

Consult your GP for early pregnancy care under 12 weeks gestation. Also see our services through Circle Maternity.

Menopause

Discuss with your GP how to manage your menopause.

Men's Health

  • Annual health checks
  • Screening for prostate cancer
  • Family planning 

Youth Health

  • Healthy lifestyle choices'
  • Exam stress
  • Vaccinations

Dont Assume You're Immune. If your teen is about to leave school, now is a good time to check they are up to date with their immunisations before they move onto work, further education or travel. Visit the website getimmunised.org.nz for more information.

HPV vaccination:

From the 1st of January 2017, HPV (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine) immunisation will be funded for everyone aged 9 – 26 (inclusive) including boys and young men. The HPV vaccination is a course of 3 injections and is free if the 1st injection is prior to the 27th birthday. The HPV vaccine will be offered to boys and girls as part of the school based programme in Year 8 around the age of 12. HPV immunisation will be available and free through general practices from 9 years of age through to age 26. 

HPV viruses are common and cause skin and mucous membrane infection. 4 out of 5 people are infected with HPV during their lifetime usually within the first 2 years of commencing sexual activity. HPV viruses can lead to diseases such as genital warts and HPV related cancers such as cervical, vulval and vaginal cancer, penile cancer and cancers of the tongue and oropharynx.

If you would like further information or would like to start the course of vaccinations please contact our nurses.

Long Term Condition Care and Support

  • Diabetics management and checks
  • Insulin starts
  • All respiratory conditions and COPD
  • All heart failure care

Medicals

  • Driver’s License Medicals
  • Sure Health Medicals

Minor Surgery

Many conditions do not need to be referred to a specialist or hospital. We offer fast and competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions, lumps and bumps. Other services include removal of benign moles and skin tags and ingrown toenail surgery.

Respiratory Health

  • Asthma and COPD care
  • Spirometry

Sexual Health and STIs

Confidential consultations

Standard Hours

Monday to Wednesday and Fridays:  8am - 5.30pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

AGE STANDARD FEES CSC FEES
0 - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $40.00 $13.00
18+ years $54.50 $19.50
     
New patient visit $90.00 $39.00
Home visits from $100 -
Nurse consults $29.00 -

All consultations and services must be paid for at the time of a patient's appointment. Any appointment cancellations less than 2 hours of the scheduled time will incur the full consult charge.

All pricing effective from 1 August 2021

ACC Enrolled Patient Fees

AGE ACC ENROLLED FEES CSC FEES
0 - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $40.00 $13.00
18+ years $54.50 $19.50
     
New patient visit $90.00 $39.00
Home visits from $150 -
Nurse consults $30.00 $16.00

All consultations and services must be paid for at the time of a patient's appointment. Any appointment cancellations less than 2 hours of the scheduled time will incur the full consult charge.

All pricing effective from 1 October 2020

Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 3 working days for all repeat prescriptions.

All medication is checked by your doctor prior to being released. Clinical reviews of your medications are essential and in the best interests of your health.

PRICE – $25.00 ($17.00 for Community Services Cardholders)

There will be an additional $10 charge on prescriptions requested for same day or short notice collection.

Urgent Prescriptions requested after 3pm on a Friday WILL NOT be available until the following week.

Blood Pressure Check

Performed by the Practice Nurse

PRICE – $10.00

Diabetes Support

We offer a service to support pre and existing diabetics.
A diabetic nurse consultation costs $35, but some patients are eligible for a subsidy.
Please speak with our diabetic nurse regarding this.

PRICE –  FREE or $35.00

Dressings - non-ACC

This is for wound assessment and materials.

PRICE –  $20.00

ECG's

This procedure is performed by a nurse and measures how effectively your heart is working.

PRICE – $50.00

Injections

This is a fee for our nurse to administer the injection.
Vaccines and additional materials are charged separately.

PRICE – $20.00

INR / Warfarin Check

For patients on warfarin there is an annual fee for monitoring warfarin levels via a blood test.
A letter will be sent to you in July each year as a reminder.

PRICE – $100.00

Minor Surgery

As these procedures vary considerably, pricing will be discussed with the consulting Doctor.

PRICE – On Application

Punch Biopsy

Punch Biopsy procedure

PRICE – $150.00

Spirometry

Spirometry is testing your lung function and is performed by the nurse.

PRICE – $50.00

Driver License Medicals

Drivers licence medicals involves an appointment with both the nurse then the doctor.

PRICE – $80.00  ($45.00 for Community Services Cardholders)

Sure Health Medicals

This is a thorough medical check up in combination with a nurse and your doctor, looking at health concerns and general wellness. Allow 45 minutes for this appointment.

PRICE – $190.00

Smears - Doctor

If you are also needing a consultation, please book a double appointment – Consultation fee is additional to the procedure.

PRICE – $65.00

Smears - Nurse

You can request a nurse to complete your smear. 
Please allow 20 minutes for this appointment.

PRICE –  $40.00

Pregnancy Test

If you have a positive result, it is free.

PRICE –  $20.00

Depo Provera

At a time suitable to you.

PRICE –  $30.00  ($19.50 for Community Services cardholders)

IUCD Insertion

Please make an appointment to discuss with the doctor first. 

Copper or Mirena insertion (You may be eligible for a subsidy so discuss this with your doctor).

PRICE – $285.00 plus cost of device (Removal $65)

Jadelle Implant $2400.00 plus cost of implant (Removal $240.00 )

Additional GP Services

  • Paperwork/Simple Medical Certificate/Referrals; $30 minimum charge (time-based invoicing)
  • Portal Message/Email; $30 minimum charge (time-based invoicing)
  • Phone Follow-up Call; $40

Pay Online

 Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online or in person, you can contact us to make a credit card payment over the telephone. 

 

 

Our Team

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  • Nurse Practitioner Pip Harpur

    Nurse Practitioner Pip Harpur

    Pip is our Matanga tapuhi Nurse Practitioner. Nurse Practitioners have the same authority as a Doctor, bringing the best of nursing and medicine together to support patients and whanau. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for nearly 10 years with experience in both the acute / primary health settings here in New Zealand and overseas. She has a special interest in older people’s health and palliative care.

    Pip has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for many years with her husband and has 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren.  She is a passionate gardener and enjoys tramping with her family.

  • Dr Seng Loke

    Dr Seng Loke

    General Practitioner

    Dr Loke received his primary medical degree from the University of Melbourne, a specialist qualification in internal medicine from the UK Royal College of Physicians, and a sub-specialist qualification in endocrinology from the Singapore Academy of Medicine. He was previously a consultant Physician and Endocrinologist working with Serdang Hospital and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, an Associate Professor with Universiti Putra Malaysia, and the Deputy Director of the Malaysian National Institute of Aging Research before he moved to New Zealand for the sunshine and beaches. His interests are in diabetes and thyroid disorders, and he is experienced in managing chronic disease in older people.

  • Dr Anna Chae

    Dr Anna Chae

    General Practitioner

    *Currently on maternity leave*
    Dr Anna Chae grew up on the Coast after moving to New Zealand from Korea in 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School with a Diploma in Paediatrics and Certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Auckland

    She is passionate about health education and disease prevention, and also enjoys spending time with youth in community activities.

  • Dr Susi Gregson

    Dr Susi Gregson

    General Practitioner

    Susi trained in London, qualifying from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1993.

    She has worked in General Practice in the UK (Devon and Wiltshire) for many years. Susi moved to New Zealand with her family in 2005, and lives in Orewa with her husband and 2 sons.

  • Dr Clare Hookings

    Dr Clare Hookings

    General Practitioner, Vocationally Registered

    Clare has lived on the Hibiscus Coast since 2005 with her husband and two young adult sons.

    She graduated with a Diploma in Obstetrics from the Auckland Medical School and went on to work in general practice in West Auckland. Following this Clare continued in general practice on the North Shore for 17 years where she continued to develop her love for providing family-centered health care. On her days off Clare enjoys being in the outdoors, especially the bush and the beautiful beaches in the area and is also keen on conservation issues.

  • Dr Minet van Zyl

    Dr Minet van Zyl

    General Practitioner

    Minet is South African but did work in Rotorua previously for seven years before returning to her native country to run her own practice for ten years. She now lives in Manly with her husband Alex and three children. Her hobbies are reading, cooking and cycling. Minet is a very experienced and knowledgeable GP and is great with patients.

  • Dr Catherine Ripley

    Dr Catherine Ripley

    General Practitioner, Vocationally Registered

    Dr Catherine Ripley has been a resident on the Hibiscus Coast since 1994 when she came to work at The Doctors Whangaparaoa.

    She has 3 children and her husband Paul is a Nurse Specialist. Catherine has also had time overseas working in the Kingdom of Tonga and having a year in Canada. She loves being a family GP and being a part of the team here at The Doctors Whangaparaoa.

  • Dr Peter Hall

    Dr Peter Hall

    General Practitioner, Vocationally Registered

    Dr Peter Hall came to work on the Coast in 1987, has raised his family here and is very much part of the community. He trained at Auckland Medical School before completing a Diploma in Obstetrics and then going on to gain his Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Peter enjoys looking after families and is now seeing some of the babies he delivered growing up to have children of their own. His special interests are ADHD and travel medicine, as well as doing minor surgery. 

  • Dr Caleb Goh

    Dr Caleb Goh

    General Practitioner

    Dr. Caleb Goh joined The Doctors Whangaparaoa in June 2020. He was born in New Plymouth and grew up in Malaysia, returning to study in Dunedin at the University of Otago Medical School in 2010.

    Since graduating he has moved to the North Shore with his wife and young baby. In that time he has worked in various specialties mostly across Auckland, North Shore and Waitakere hospitals and holds a Certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Auckland. Outside of doctoring and coping with (and enjoying) baby, he enjoys music, keeping fit and all things food related.

Latest News

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Dr Peter Hall will be retiring from The Doctors, Whangaparāoa on 25 August 2022

It is with sadness that we farewell Dr Peter Hall at the end of August, waving him off as he enters his retirement from permanent general practice duties.

After more than 30years of serving our community we will now share him with the rest of New Zealand as he moves into being a locum doctor.  He's also having a well deserved time for himself, his family and the recreational pursuits he has been looking forward to.

We will be having an 'open home' at the surgery on Saturday 20th August between 3 - 5pm for anyone that would like to pop in and say good-bye, reminisce and wish him well.

 

WELCOME TO PIP HARPUR

Pip is our Matanga tapuhi Nurse Practitioner.  Nurse Practitioners have the same authority as a Doctor, bringing the best of nursing and medicine together to support patients and whanau.

She has been a Nurse Practioner for nearly 10 years with experience in both the acute / primary health settings here in New Zealand and overseas. She has a special interest in older people’s health and palliative care.

Pip has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for many years with her husband and has 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren.  She is a passionate gardener and enjoys tramping with her family.

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