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Dr Matthijs Klaarenbeek

General Practitioner


Artsexamen 2004 Vrije; FRNZCGP 2020


I am a Dutch GP. As a General Practitioner I enjoy the great diversity of patients and different medical cases. It is important for me to get to know my patients and build on that relationship for the years to come. I am an all-round doctor for the whole family, and have a special interest in skin disease and minor surgical procedures. 

I arrived in Whakatāne with my wife and two children and we live in beautiful Ōhope. My wife, Cynthia, is also a GP. In previous years I have enjoyed working in the rural settings of Africa and in the city environment of Amsterdam. With our young family we wanted to experience the great outdoors of New Zealand and work in an environment with the chance to get acquainted with a new culture and a variety of patients. 

Registration Date

25 October 2017

Vocationally Registered

Yes (What's this?)

A "Vocationally Registered" doctor has qualifications and experience that allow them to be registered as a specialist in a particular scope of practice e.g. General Practice, Urgent Care. These doctors can work independently in New Zealand.

To learn more about different scopes of practice and types of registration visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website.

Contact Details

Dr Matthijs Klaarenbeek is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Pyne Street, Whakatāne

Primary Healthcare Services

Kawerau Medical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

26 Islington Street, Kawerau