The Doctors Fred Thomas

The Doctors Fred Thomas Medical Centre


Welcome to our practice

At The Doctors Fred Thomas we work with you to help make your future healthy. When health issues or accidents happen, we’re there to provide the care, advice and support you need. As your family doctor we’ve designed our modern, well-equipped medical centre with you in mind, centrally located on the North Shore. 

Vaccine Catch-Up Appointments

This is a great time to catch-up on any missed immunisations, and we will be running some extra vaccine catch-up days.

We have had 2 years of disruption, and many of our children have missed out on routine vaccinations through school 

Please contact us at reception on 09 972 9020 to book your appointments for MMR, HPV, FLU, COVID and BOOSTRIX vaccines

The Doctors App is now live - download today!

  • Book and manage appointments quickly
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View lab test results 
  • A summary of your health information
  • Passcode, touch/facial recognition – no more forgetting your username and password!

  1. It’s easy, scan this QR code to download or find ‘The Doctors’ on Google Play or the App Store

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  1. Select ‘create account’ and enter our special invite code: FRED
  2. Enter your details – these must match what your practice holds on file

While The Doctors App is best experienced on your phone/tablet, it can also be accessed on your computer. You can use the above invite code to create an account online.


Find out more here about the App.

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please visit the NRHCC website to find your closest testing station as we have limited capacity currently. 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 09 972 9020 or 111 in an emergency.

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

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Book directly through BookMyVaccine - use our clinic code JZ1M8NDWIS or phone us on 09 972 9020 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.
If you require a third primary dose (different to the booster) please call us to discuss with the clinical team.

Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 09 972 9020 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

Enrol With Us

We are currently taking new patient enrolments

There are three ways you can Enrol and these are detailed below:

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

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 and email all files to including a copy of your suitable identification

The last way you can Enrol is to pop into the clinic and fill out a form at reception - please bring either NZ Passport or Birth Certificate Resident or Work Visa and Passport


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


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.

If you are not enrolled please complete the Casual Registration Form please and send it along with your Passport to


Online Patient Portal

The Doctors App is now live - download today!

  • Book and manage appointments quickly
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View lab test results
  • A summary of your health information
  • Great way to connect with us, your general practice team
  • Passcode, touch/facial recognition – no more forgetting your username and password!

  1. It’s easy, scan this QR code to download or find ‘The Doctors’ on Google Play or the App Store

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  1. Select ‘create account’ and enter our special invite code: FRED
  2. Enter your details – these must match what your practice holds on file

While The Doctors is best experienced on the app, it can also be accessed online. You can use the above invite code to create an account online.

Our Services

Our Services

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

Flu Vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal, using the online form to request an appointment or phoning us on 09 972 9020

Flu Vaccine - Patient Portal

Request Flu Vaccine Booking

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. 


Discuss with your GP how to manage your menopause.

Men's Health

  • Annual health checks
  • Screening for prostate cancer

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 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. 

The Doctors at Fred Thomas health are committed to this program and will be contacting eligible patients over the next 12months. 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 the Nurses on 09-972 9020.

Long Term Condition Care and Support

  • Diabetics management and checks
  • Insulin starts
  • All respiratory conditions and COPD
  • All heart failure care
  • Care Plus - a lifestyle plan that includes 4 regular follow-ups


  • Driver’s licence medicals
  • Insurance medicals
  • Pre-employment medicals

Minor Surgery

Many conditions do not need to be referred to a specialist or hospital. The Doctors Fred Thomas GPs 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. If your insurance company is Southern Cross then we use the "Easy-Claim" process and the insurance company is directly billed.

  • Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)

Respiratory Health

  • Asthma and COPD care
  • Spirometry

Sexual Health and STIs

Confidential consultations

Travel Health Services - Vaccines and Documents

The Doctors Fred Thomas has staff trained in all aspects of travel health services. Contact us 4-6 weeks before setting off, click here for our Travel Health Questionnaire.

What do our Travel Health Services include?

  • Specific travel advice tailored to the travellers needs to plan for a healthy and safe trip
  • General travel advice on such issues as deep vein thrombosis, jet lag, traveller’s diarrhoea, altitude sickness
  • Advice on accident and injury prevention
  • Advice on women’s health issues such as pregnancy and flying and HIV considerations
  • Advice on specific diseases and illnesses relating to the traveller’s destination, including malaria, rabies, hepatitis and more
  • Pre-travel vaccinations - get the right vaccines, medications and advice for the right countries
  • Manage complicated medical issues, families, school groups or business travel
  • Post-travel health needs or illnesses
  • Travel consultations are a non-funded service for both adults and children

Please contact our medical centre directly for Travel Health services pricing.

Ear Suctioning

Modern ear wax removal is easier than the ear syringing of old, it is safer and considered more comfortable.

Three days before ear suction you will need to apply either waxsol or olive oil - or Na HCO3 ear drops (available on prescription) to both ears three times a day to soften wax.

The cost is $72.00. Please contact us on 09 972 9020 or to book an appointment.


1. What is ear wax removal by microsuction?

Ear wax removal by microsuction involves an Ear Nurse using a light and microscope to view inside the ear canal. Upon viewing, a thin suction tube is used to vacuum up ear wax or debris. Other instruments may be also be used to expertly pluck wax or debris from your ear.

2. What will happen during my appointment?

The aim of wax removal by microsuction is to safely and gently clear the ear canal of ear wax (cerumen) and other debris.
Your appointment will take approximately 15-30 minutes. Your Ear Nurse will explain the procedure. Please ask questions if you have any.
You asked to recline or lie flat and to remain very still. The nurse will look into your ear canal using a microscope. 
The nurse will direct vision and light using a small cone placed in your ear.
A small metal tube attached to a suction unit will be carefully placed in your ear canal.
The suction will make a windy noise.
Wax and debris will be gently and carefully removed.
Your nurse might use forceps, probes and other equipment if necessary.

3. What is the experience like?

People describe the experience as tickling with windy, squeaky, popping sounds. If your ear canal is sensitive or inflamed due to infection , it may at times be a little uncomfortable. You may feel dizzy momentarily if cold air comes into contact with your eardrum during suction. A light touch of your ear canal during the procedure might cause you to feel like coughing.
If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the microsuction procedure, please let the nurse know so he or she can ensure everything is okay.

4. How often should you have it done?

Every individual produces varying amounts and types of ear wax. Therefore the Ear Nurse will ask you some questions, and advise how often you should have your ear wax removed.

Standard Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays


 After Hours

For after hours care please visit for more information. ShoreCare 24/7 Urgent Care Clinic at Smales Farm. 

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Standard GP Consultation - Enrolled Patients

Age Standard CSC
0  - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $47.00 $13.00
18 - 24 years $64.00 $19.50
25+ years $73.00 $19.50

Additional fees apply for procedures, materials and nurse consults


Age Standard
0  - 5 years $86.00
6-17 years $110.00
18+ years $125.00
Non Resident $140.00

Payment is due at the time of consultation. 
CSC = Community Services Card holder

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here.

ACC Consultation - Enrolled Patients

Age Standard CSC
0  - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $46.00 $13.00
18 - 24 years $56.00 $19.50
25+ years (over 65yrs) $66.00   ($61.00) $19.50

Additional fees apply for procedures, materials and nurse consults

CASUAL ACC (NZ Resident):

Age Standard
0  - 13 years $33.00 
14 - 24 years $62.00 
24+ years $85.00

CASUAL ACC (Non-Resident) 

Age Standard
0  - 13 years $68.00
14 +years $99.00

Payment is due at the time of consultation. 
CSC = Community Services Card holder

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here.

Standard Payment Terms and Conditions

The Cost of Health Care in New Zealand

Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free and subsidised services, where patients pay a fee to cover some of the costs of providing healthcare services.

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 where New Zealand have reciprocal agreements. Ask our reception team if you think you may be entitled to a funded service for your visit or have any other questions on our fees.

Useful Information About Fees at The Doctors

  • Payment is due the day of consultation or service - prior to your appointment.
  • Repeat prescriptions must be paid for before the prescription is issued or sent to a pharmacy.
  • All fees are based on a single appointment, extended consultations may incur additional charges. Fees may vary due to the time taken and materials used.
  • Medical consumables will be charged separately.
  • Weekends, afterhours and public holidays will incur additional fees
  • Accounts may only be set up with the approval of the Medical Centre Manager.
  • Accounts that are unpaid will be sent to Debt Collection. The debtor (patient) is responsible for all debt collection fees.
  • Normal consultation charges apply to Virtual or Phone Consultations.
  • Newly enrolled patients may require a double appointment for their first visit. A double appointment fee will apply.
  • Four hours cancellation notice for a booked appointment is required. Non-attendance will incur a normal consultation fee.
  • Our practice nurses are skilled professionals and there is a fee when you see them for advice or services.
  • If you have a Community Services Card, you may be eligible for a reduced consultation or prescription fee.
  • If not paid in full an additional $10.00 fee will be charged for all age groups


Repeat Prescription -  $31 ( under 18 $21 )

Repeat Prescription Ordered through The Doctors App - $30 ( under 18 $21 )

Repeat Prescription - Same Day/Urgent -  $35 ( under 18 $21 )

Pay Online

Our practice will email or text your unique Medeor Pay by Link. It will give you access to view outstanding invoices on your account and flexible ways to pay. There may be a small transaction fee. 

Our Team

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  • Dr Georgia Phillimore

    Dr Georgia Phillimore

    Georgia grew up in Auckland and studied medicine at The University of Auckland, graduating in 2017. She is interested in all aspects of general practice. Georgia is working towards her fellowship in general practice and has recently returned to work at Fred Thomas after maternity leave. When she is not at work Georgia enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors on the water. 

    Georgia is currently not accepting new patients.

  • Rosemary Unsworth - Nurse Team Lead

    Rosemary Unsworth - Nurse Team Lead

    Hi, my name is Rosemary Unsworth. I am Nurse lead at the Doctors Fred Thomas and have been part of the nursing team at Fred Thomas since its opening in 2012, Prior to this I was part of the Nursing team at Hauraki Medical. Many of you will see me as one of the old faces of the practice.

    I have completed My Masters in nursing and have a passion in supporting people with chronic care management especially in diabetes, Asthma and COPD. I have also completed a course with Hospice called POI, which supports holistic conversations with clients and whanau around planning for the future and supporting quality of life.

    I enjoy learning and teaching, working with our nursing team to reach the top of their scope, and give our patients the best experience possible.

    In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, camping and watching sport.

  • Dr Nehal Patel

    Dr Nehal Patel

    MBBS (Imperial College, London), BSc (Surgery and Anaesthetics), MRCGP (UK)

    Nehal is a UK trained GP. She completed her GP training in 2008 and has recently moved to New Zealand to join the practice in August 2022.  She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a special interest in Gynaecology and Family Planning, including fitting of IUCDs.  She enjoys yoga, Pilates, playing tennis and watching cricket. Most of all she just enjoys spending time with family and friends.

    Nehal is currently not accepting new patients.


  • Dr John Mayhew

    Dr John Mayhew

    John Mayhew is an experienced GP with over 30 years in general practice. Has post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Obstetrics and Occupational Medicine and was a team doctor for the All Blacks for 15 years and NZ Warriors for 14 years. In 2016 he received ONZM for his services to Sports Medicine. He is currently CMO of AIA Insurance and medical director for NZ Rugby League and North Harbour Rugby. He is also the director of the NZ Rugby Foundation caring for disabled players. John is a former board member of Drugfree Sport NZ. He is married with 4 adult children - 3 sons are professional rugby players. He went to Rosmini College and Auckland University.

    Dr Mayhew is currently only working 8 hours a week in our clinic.

  • Dr Shelley Lichter

    Dr Shelley Lichter

    Shelley is vocationally trained as a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice and has a BA in Psychology. With over 30 years in general practice, she has special interests in well health, motivational counselling, young people, and maximising health for those with intellectual challenges. Shelley enjoys time with her two adult children, walks on the beach every morning with her dog, and likes to ski and read.

    Shelley is currently not accepting new patients.

  • Dr Marianne Kim

    Dr Marianne Kim

    Marianne joined us in late 2021 and she is finishing her final year of specialised GP training. She completed 2 years as a House Office and a year in General Medicine, before starting her GP training. She has completed her Certificate of Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine.  Away from work she enjoys music, singing, dancing and exercise and nutrition.


    Marianne is not accepting new patients.

  • Dr Jonathan Coleman

    Dr Jonathan Coleman

    Dr Jonathan Coleman knows the North Shore community well and has an interest in all aspects of family medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Auckland and has a Diploma of Obstetrics.

    Jonathan is accepting new patients.

  • Dr Oliver Allfree

    Dr Oliver Allfree

    MB ChB (Auckland) GPEP2 Registrar

    Born in the UK and raised on the North Shore, Oliver attended Rangitoto College and graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2016. Oliver has a broad range of medical interests with a particular emphasis on Older Adult's Health, Cardiology, Respiratory and Men's health /Urology. He performs minor procedures and is available for home visits.

    Outside of his life as a doctor, Oliver is a keen musician, D&D player, and an avid follower of the cricket. 

    Oliver is currently not accepting new patients.


  • Dr Miriam Jobson

    Dr Miriam Jobson

    MBChB (Otago), Dip Paed (Auckland), FRNZGP 2020

    Miriam is a fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in children's and women's health. Miriam completed her Diploma in Paediatrics (Auckland) in 2015 during her time working across the Auckland hospitals.

    Outside of work, Miriam can be found spending time with her young family. 

    Miriam is currently not accepting new patients.


  • Dr Veronica Lamplough

    Dr Veronica Lamplough

    MB ChB (Auckland), Dip Obst (Auckland), FRNZCGP

    Dr Veronica Lamplough is vocationally trained as a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. Her expertise is in all aspects of Family Medicine: women's health, paediatrics, care of the elderly and minor surgery.  In addition to her role as a GP, Veronica serves on Professional Conduct Committees convened by the Medical Council of NZ, and she is an educator and examiner for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. In her spare time Veronica is a keen gardener and enjoys Pilates and paddle boarding.

    Veronica is currently not accepting new patients.

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Respiratory Infections

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