The Doctors Huapai
Primary Healthcare Service
8:15 AM to 5:00 PM.
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 do your problem justice and deal with your 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.
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.
History of The Doctors Huapai - Formerly Huapai Family Medical
Huapai Family Medical Practice began with Dr Angela Tovey thirty years ago. Dr Angela Tovey was joined by her husband Dr Ross Tovey and they provided care for the residents of Huapai and far beyond until September 2016 when both doctors retired.
In 2016 the Huapai Family Medical Practice and County Medical Practices were purchased by Green Cross Medical. Dr Wasfy Shahin relocated from his practice rooms in Kumeu Shopping Centre to 124 Matua Road in August 2016. Dr Wasfy retired from full time GP practice in October 2016.
Our clinical team is made up of 3 GPs (Dr Amanda Porch, Dr Paul Baker and Dr Mauri Smits), Nurse Lead RN Nina Dullabh, RNs Kath and Olivia.
Felicity Roberts - Medical Centre Manager
Sandra Liddle - Admin Team Leader
Tracey Wright - Reception/Administration
Hilary Caskey - Reception/Administration
Judy Hyde - Receptionist
Leanne Keepa - Admin Reception / Account Manager
8:15 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon||8:15 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tue – 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 Monday and every fortnight on a Thursday.
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 28 Dec. Closed 29 Dec — 30 Dec. Open 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 4 Jan.
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Westgate Medical Centre.
This practice is taking on new patients.
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||$0|
For casual patients, the standard appointment charge is $85. For international visitors the standard appointment charge is $100. Community Service Card holders are entitled to a discount.
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.
Adult and Child Medical Care
Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an…
Minor Accident Care
Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will…
Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and…
Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known…
Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the…
Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container…
An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and…
Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal…
All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 20 and 70. This includes women who have been…
An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is…
Travel Advice / Immunisations
Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations…
Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years
All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as…
(DOCX, 57 KB)
Please complete both pages and email to us or bring along to your appointment with passport or birth certificate.
(DOCX, 16.3 KB)
Please complete prior to your first visit to us.
(DOCX, 13.8 KB)
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
Would you recommend this service to family and friends?
This page was last updated at 11:50AM on July 10, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by The Doctors Huapai.