Urgent Care Doctors
PA. Andie CookUrgent Care Physician Associate
Andie is ready for whatever may happen in Urgent Care following a 3 year stint in a Level 1 Trauma Centre and Emergency Department in the United States.read more
PA. Andie Cook
Andrea (Andie) Cook, is one of New Zealands’ few Physician Associates (also known as Physician Assistants in some countries). A physician associate is board-certified by the NCCPA (National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants of the United States) as a dependant medical practitioner. Like GPs she is trained in a similar manner to assess and treat patients of all ages. She graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant program in 2010. Prior to her PA training, she was a medic with the United States Air Force and Utah Air National Guard advancing to the rank of Technical Sargent. She then was granted a commission to Lieutenant in the Utah Air National Guard as a PA. She spent her first three years as a PA practicing in Family Medicine and Urgent Care, followed by another three years in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah Hospital Level 1 Trauma Centre and Emergency Department. She also had the privilege of being a guest lecturer for the University of Utah’s PA Program on multiple topics in emergency medicine. During this time she continued serving in the Utah Air National Guard advancing to the rank of Captain before separating to move and practice here in New Zealand. Since being in New Zealand worked for two years in Te Awamutu Medical Centre’s urgent care before moving permanently to Hawkes Bay to practice at the Hastings Health Centre Urgent Care. She is proud to be serving as the secretary for The New Zealand Physician Associated Society in promoting and obtaining regulation for New Zealand PAs.
Dr. Frank WiehahnGeneral Practitioner
Frank’s medical career expands more than 20 years. He has an interest in family and emergency medicine.read more
Dr. Frank Wiehahn
MB, ChB, B Pharm, PG Dip CEM, FRNZCGP, FRNZCUC
Frank’s medical career expands more than 20 years. He has an interest in family and emergency medicine. Frank’s enjoyment for the outdoors is shared with his wife and children.
Dr Nicola Toynton
Dr Liz Dixon
Dr Paul Johnson
Dr Andy Collings
Andy moved back to Hawke’s Bay in January after spending 4 years working as a GP in Taupo.
Dr. Tom CurrieGeneral Practitioner
Tom recently moved to Hawkes Bay with his wife and young daughter to get away from the city and settle into a regional lifestyle.read more
Dr. Tom Currie
MBChB, Dip Child Health (Otago)
Tom recently moved to Hawke’s Bay with his wife and young daughter to get away from the city and settle into a regional lifestyle. Having grown up in the Nelson Marlborough area it made sense to come to a similar part of the country. Prior to moving here he studied at Otago University and worked at Christchurch hospital in a number of areas.
Within general practice, he is interested in child health and musculoskeletal medicine. Outside of work, Tom is an avid fan of all things sport, especially the All Blacks and, controversially, in this part of the world – the Crusaders.
Dr. Alan Wright
MBBS, DCH, MRCGP(UK), Dip. Obst
Alan is deeply committed to the concept behind family medicine as he sees it as the “driving force behind first class healthcare”. He has a particular interest in emergency medicine, paediatrics, minor surgery and has been performing vasectomies in New Zealand for 17 years. Outside of the clinic Alan can be caught casting a line or tackling on the rugby field.
Dr. Aliyh NamahGeneral Practitioner
Prior to moving to Hawke's Bay, Aliyh worked as a general practitioner in Auckland for more than 14 years.read more
Dr. Aliyh Namah
Prior to moving to Hawke’s Bay, Aliyh worked as a general practitioner in Auckland for more than 14 years. She looks forward to offering a broad expertise in medicine with a special interest in women’s health including mirena insertion. Aliyh is also able to provide minor surgery.
Dr. Alma Del Rosario
BS Pharmacy, Doctorate of Medicine, NZDREX, FRNZCGP
Alma takes pride in providing the best overall healthcare for both young and old. She has extensive knowledge and experience in paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, women’s health and contraception services including IUCD and Mirena insertion.
Dr. Andrew Heslop
GP Registrar Trainer and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
MB, CH.B, MRCG(UK), FRNZCGP
Providing care to all members of the family is what Andrew enjoys most about general practice. Before studying medicine at Edinburgh University, Andrew spent a year abroad working as a teacher in Zimbabwe. In later years, after moving to New Zealand, he would get to follow his passion for teaching but this time as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine. “I am passionate about medical education, teaching registrars, training interns and house officers” – all of which is done at the Hastings Health Centre.
Dr. Cathie Ellis
MB, Ch.B, FRNZCGP
Cathie provides general medical services from paediatric through to elderly healthcare. She has worked in general practice in the Hastings area since 1985.
Dr. Charlotte Ross
MB, Chb, DCH, FRNZCGP
Children’s health, disease prevention and early management of chronic illness is what Charlotte is passionate about. She is open to all health and medical enquiries and is able to do IUCD insertion and minor medical procedures. Charlotte is an advocate for early prevention and is committed to screening and risk assessment.
Dr. Colin Dykes
MB, Ch.B, Dip.Obst, FRNZCGP
Colin has been in General Practice for over 30 years, having completed his General Practice training in Wellington. Although no longer practicing obstetrics he still maintains an interest in following the younger members of the practice as they progress through life. He provides a comprehensive Travel Medicine service including vaccinations and belongs to the Worldwise On-line Group as well as being a member of the International Society of travel medicine. Colin is also a Yellow Fever Certified Vaccinator.
Colin is married to Anne who is his Practice Nurse on Mondays and Tuesdays. They have four adult children and two grand-children, who are now living in Hawke’s Bay. Family life is extremely important to Colin and Anne and where they once spent every weekend on the sidelines of sportsfields, they can now spend more time visiting the family and participating in leisure activities such as tennis, walking, gardening and golf. Colin and Anne regularly walk the Peak and participate in local events such as Triple Peaks and Cape Kidnappers Challenge.
Dr. Colin Jones
Director of The Hastings Health Centre
Teacher Trainee Interns Wellington School of Medicine
ACC Approved GP of Special Interest on Orthopaedics
HDC Crematorium Medical Referee
Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago Wellington
MB, Ch.B, Dip. OBst , Dip.Com. Em. Med
Colin has been practicing medicine for 35 years, including 25 years as a member of the Rescue Helicopter team. Having delivered many babies over the past 30 years, he has developed a strong family oriented practice, and has special interests in maternity care, family medicine, minor surgery orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and sports medicine. Colin is also able to perform tongue tie release.
He is an ACC appointment GPSI in orthopaedics and takes referrals from other family doctors for assessments and practical procedures such as steroid injections. he is the medical referee for the Hastings Crematorium. He participates in training medicals students and house surgeons, hoping to encourage them into family medicine as a career.
When Colin is not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors tramping and cycling.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Whyte
MB, Ch.B, Dip. Obst, FRNZCGP
Liz has experience in all aspects of family medicine. She has an interest in elder and palliative care as well as women’s health and minor surgery. She is committed to a holistic approach to healthcare.
Dr. Graeme McCrory
MB, Ch.B, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Originally from Northern Ireland Graeme completed his medical studies in Dundee, Scotland in 1990. Graeme promotes the primary prevention of illness and provides a full range of general practice services. Family life is important to Graeme and he enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth, who is a trained nurse and his two children. Graeme is a keen but incompetent mountain biker.
Dr. Gwenda Ward
BHB, MB, Ch.B, FRNZCGP, Dip Family Planning
Gwenda likes how general practice encompasses many skills and involves care for families. She is able to provide health advice and treatment in a number of family medical areas including family planning, IUCD insertions and minor surgery.
Dr. Holly DrexlerGeneral Practitioner
Holly completed her medical training at The University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, USA followed by a residency in family practice at The Williamsport Family Medical Residency Program, PA, USA.read more
Dr. Holly Drexler
Holly completed her medical training at The University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, USA followed by a residency in family practice at The Williamsport Family Medical Residency Program, PA, USA. She arrived in New Zealand as a short-term locum in 2003, returned in 2006 and has been practicing as a GP in Hawkes Bay ever since. Holly enjoys working with whole families and is interested in preventive medicine. When not working she is enjoying the outdoors and kept busy with her family.
Dr. Holly Runstadler
Dr Karen IrwinGeneral Practioner
Karen has been working as a GP for some 20+ years in both health centre and school-based settings.read more
Dr Karen Irwin
School-based clinic GP
Karen has been working as a GP for some 20+ years in both health centre and school-based settings. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, including minor surgical procedures for skin cancers, joint injections and gynaecological procedures, such as jadelle insertion. Enjoying the proactive role of general practice, Karen works together with her patients offering a manageable, realistic approach to health and disease that provides the best outcome for that person.
Family is incredibly important, so time away from work is spent enjoying and supporting her children, whether that be on the side line of a sports field or tending to the animals with her husband.
Dr. Mathew WestmarkGeneral Practitioner
Mathew practices all aspects of medical care for families: prenatal care, toddlers, children, teenagers, college students, young adults, mid-life adults, geriatrics, and end of life comfort care.read more
Dr. Mathew Westmark
The Havelock North Health Centre
M.D. from University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, B.A. Chemistry and Psychology at Seattle Pacific University
Mathew and his family have recently move to NZ from Montana, USA. He is a post graduate medical trained in full spectrum Family Medicine at Montana Family Medicine Residency with emphasis in rural and resource limited care. He has most recently worked as Family Physician and Associate Medical Director for Riverstone Health Community Health Clinic in Billings, Montana.
Mathew practices all aspects of medical care for families: prenatal care, toddlers, children, teenagers, college students, young adults, mid-life adults, geriatrics, and end of life comfort care. He enjoys teaching medical students how to provide compassionate quality healthcare that’s affordable for the patient. He has special interests in dermatology, public health, psychiatry, and point of care ultrasound for physical exam and clinical procedures.
When Mathew is not at work he likes to spend time outdoors with his wife and their young son. They enjoy traveling, trekking and climbing and look forward to exploring the great outdoors of NZ.
Dr. Mieke van KeimpemaGeneral Practitioner
Mieke enjoys getting to know her patients and has a special interest in children and palliative care.read more
Dr. Mieke van Keimpema
The Havelock North North Health Centre
Mieke was born and raised in the Netherlands. She graduated from medical school in 2007 and became a General Practitioner in 2012.
She has completed internships in both Panama City and Tanzania, worked for year in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and gone back to Moshi,Tanzania as a voluntary GP for 7 months.
Mieke enjoys getting to know her patients and has a special interest in children and palliative care.
Mieke and her family have recently moved to NZ are are enjoying the beautiful sights that NZ has to offer.
When Mieke is not at work, she enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, playing tennis and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Naomi Bell
Naomi was born and bred in Auckland and completed her medical studies at the University of Auckland.
Naomi has worked in both General Practice and Urgent Care in Auckland, since 2011. In 2015 Naomi and her family decided to escape the city life and move to sunny Hawkes Bay.
Naomi has an interest in child and women’s health. She has a special interest in natural fertility and skin cancer medicine. Naomi has always enjoyed the way general practice allows her to get to know her patients and their families in a more holistic way.
When not at work, Naomi enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and going out for a run or a swim.
Dr. Hayley Perez
Mb, Ch.B, DCH, MRNZCGP
Hayley’s expertise is in family medicine and adolescent health. Having spent much of her career working in hospitals across New Zealand Hayley understands that all patients are different and works to tailor treatments to suit each patient’s needs.
Dr. Lisa Percy
MB, ChB, PGDipOMG, DCH, PGCertTravMed, MRNZCGP
Lisa enjoys all areas of family medicine and has obtained postgraduate qualifications in women’s health, children’s health and travel medicine. She worked in many different hospitals around New Zealand prior to specialising in General Practice and spent nine months in Bangladesh working for Mèdecins Sans Frontières (‘Doctors Without Borders’) in 2011. She grew up in Hawkes Bay and was happy to move back to her home region in 2014 to join the team at The Hastings Health Centre.
Dr. Louise Haywood
MbChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Paeds, Dip Obs and Medical Gynaecology.
After living in Auckland for university and her early career Louise enjoys being back in Hawkes Bay. She loves getting to know her patients over an extended period of time. When she is not working she is busy with her young family, training for her first half marathon, spending time on her apple orchard and is actively involved in her church.
Dr. Richard Jamieson
FRNZCGP, BHB, MB, Ch.B, Dip. Paed (Auckland)
Richard feels proud and enormously blessed to be part of this wonderful team at The Hastings Health Centre. He has lived in Hawkes Bay since 2003; having shifted down here to live where his wife grew up; after several years doing hospital medicine in Auckland and a year working (sort of) in London. They have managed to raise four wonderful children since then, and Hastings is very much home for them now. They absolutely love it here, and reckon this is just about the best place in the world they could possibly be.
They love the sunshine and all of the outdoor leisure activities that the Bay has on their doorstep. Richard particularly enjoys getting out to the surf and playing with the kids at Waimarama beach, trekking up and down the Hawkes Bay mountain bike trails, hacking his way hopelessly around the golf course, supporting his beloved Black Caps at McLean Park, and pretending he is still young and fit enough to handle his snowboard. And yet instead he still seems to spend most of his spare time chauffeuring kids around to further their social lives.
Of course the food, wine, and coffee in Hawkes Bay is world class, if you don’t believe him then he has some places to send you to immediately.
Richard is also very pleased to be a member at Hastings Baptist Church which he attends with his family.
Dr. Sandra SpilgGeneral Practitioner
Sandra was trained in Glasgow, Scotland where she worked as a GP for many years before moving to New Zealand in 2014.read more
Dr. Sandra Spilg
Sandra was trained in Glasgow, Scotland, where she worked as a GP for many years before moving to New Zealand in 2014. She travelled and worked in both the North and South Islands before settling down in Hawke’s Bay, which she loves.
She is interested in all aspects of general practice but particularly enjoys caring for the wellbeing of families. She is also interested in mental health and management of chronic diseases. Sandra is trained in minor surgical skin procedures and insertion and removal of IUDs.