The Doctors Huapai
Primary Healthcare Service
The Doctors Huapai - formerly Huapai Family Medical Practice
We are a family centered surgery offering a full range of general practice services to you and your family.
Consultation Times are by appointment only. Our standard GP and nurse consultation time is 15 minutes.
We acknowledge that at times it can be hard to get an appointment on the day that you would like. This is due to practice patient numbers increasing and the rapid growth of new housing in the area. Please help us by booking routine appointments two or three days in advance and be willing to be flexible so that we can provide daily appointments for emergencies.
Please also let us know if you are unable to make your appointment so that we are able to offer it to someone else. Due to demand for appointments, missed appointments will be charged if we are not notified.
Patient Safety is a core value of our team. We therefore ask that you bring one issue per 15-minute appointment.
This enables us to deal with your medical issue appropriately and safely. If time permits, then two issues may be possible. If you require longer, please advise at time of booking. There will be an extra charge for this.
Part of patient safety is ensuring that your records have all the information needed. Please help us by filling in a patient Health Questionnaire at your next visit.
The Doctors Huapai is fully accessible for those with disabilities and in wheelchairs. We have ample parking behind the medical centre and disabled toilet facilities. Please let us know when booking an appointment if you will require any assistance on arrival.
- Soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligaments and tendons)
- Pre and post surgery pain/rehabilitation
- Joint and bone injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Adolescent injuries and growing pains
- Overuse injuries
- Chronic pain
- Nerve related pain
- High level sporting related injuries
Doctors at Huapai
Dr Paul Baker (Vocationally Registered GP) FRNZCGP, MRCGP, MBBS, BSc (intercalated) International Health
Paul is a UK trained GP. After enjoying his time working in Wanganui in 2014, he returned to New Zealand in January 2017 to work at The Doctors Huapai.
Special interests include minor surgery, skin cancer medicine and the generalist aspects of Family Medicine.
Interests out of work include aviation, fishing, surfing, sharks, and almost everything ocean related.
Paul is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.
Dr Amanda Porch (Vocationally Registered GP) FRNZCGP, MRCGP, MBBS, Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
Amanda completed medical school and GP training in the UK. In 2014 she worked in Wanganui for 1 year. After returning to the UK, she later moved to New Zealand in January 2017 to work at The Doctors Huapai.
Special interests include Palliative Care, Women’s Health and Travel Medicine. She offers insertion and removal of both IUDs (Mirena/Jaydess/Copper Coil) and contraceptive implants (Jadelle).
Interests out of work include travel, scuba diving, the outdoors and dancing.
Amanda is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.
Dr Mauri Smits
Mauri is a Dutch trained GP with special interests in cardiovascular risk management and evidence based medicine. With two small children, she is experienced in family medicine and very much enjoys the continuity of care that general practice offers.
Mauri is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.
Dr Karen Liu
Karen recently joined The Doctors Huapai. She studied medicine at University of Southampton, UK before moving to New Zealand five years ago. Karen is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Karen is available for appointments 4 days a week at The Doctors Huapai.
Nurse Lead Nina Dullabh
Nina has a background in emergency medicine and joined the Huapai team early 2018 to further her passion for continuity of care.
Our nurses are available for low cost ACC consultations and treatments in addition to routine general health checks, immunisations and chats about management of chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes.
Our clinical team is made up of 4 GPs (Dr Amanda Porch, Dr Paul Baker, Dr Mauri Smits and Dr Karen Liu), Nurse Lead RN Nina Dullabh, RNs Kath, Olivia and Ayesha.
Kylie Tucker - Medical Centre Manager
Sandra Liddle - Reception/Administration
Tracey Wright - Reception/Administration
Hilary Caskey - Reception/Administration
Judy Hyde - Reception
Leanne Keepa - Reception / Accounts Manager
|Mon||8:15 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tue – Wed||8:15 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:15 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Fri||8:15 AM – 5:00 PM|
For out of hours service, please call 09 412 9133 and you will be put through to the after hours nursing service for advice and told who the doctor on call is if needed.
We offer a late evening clinic every week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Westgate Medical Centre.
This practice is taking on new patients.
English, Dutch, Mandarin
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||$0|
|14-17 years||CSC Holder $12.50, Non CSC Holder $20|
|18-24 years||CSC Holder $18.50, Non CSC Holder $35|
|25-44 years||CSC Holder $18.50, Non CSC Holder $49|
|45-64 years||CSC Holder $18.50, Non CSC Holder $49|
|65+ years||CSC Holder $18.50, Non CSC Holder $40|
Casual Patient Standard Consultation Charges.
0 - 13 years $45.00
14 - 17 years $65.00
18+ years $85.00
Please note that for your first visit as an enrolled patient there is a one off charge of $70 for adult visits. This is a non-standard consultation which involves a 15 minute appointment with a nurse, followed by a 15 minute appointment with the doctor.
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Please complete both pages and email to us or bring along to your appointment with passport or birth certificate.
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Please complete prior to your first visit to us.
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Questionnaire to be completed prior to appointment re: travel and vaccines. This must be completed in plenty of time to enable the doctor to review prior to consult.
Online Booking URL
(09) 412 9133
(09) 412 9733
321/323 Main Road
321/323 Main Road
321-323 Main Road
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This page was last updated at 9:51AM on January 31, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by The Doctors Huapai.