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our team of health professionals strongly believe in the philosophy of “continuity of care”, namely that all patients should have a family practitioner.

Pukekohe Family Health Care

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41-49 Twomey Drive, Pukekohe, 2120, New Zealand

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10 West Street, Pukekohe, 2120, New Zealand

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Excellence in Clinical care and Customer service.

Our goal is to offer complete care. Alongside our GPs, you can access a range of Nurse Led services, a specialist centre with visiting consultants, our plastic surgeon, medical services for companies, pre-employments, immigration & travel. Also for our registered patients, access to our Children's clinic and 'On the Day'.

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Dr Aileen Elborough

Aileen likes to take a holistic view of patients and realises the importance of family. Aileen has special interests in women’s health, paediatrics and family planning.

— Dr Aileen Elborough

Dr Brian Ross

Dr Ross believes that all patients can understand their health problems and manage these with appropriate input and guidance from their general practitioner. He strives to help and support his patients in looking after their own health.

— Dr. Brian Ross

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Dr Tatnell believes that wellness is a journey that we are both partners in.

— Dr Ryan Tatnell

Dr Rattan Saini

Dr Sainai believes family is very important and enjoys building long term relationships with patient families from the new born to the very elderly. She believes in holistic family care.

— Dr. Raltandeep Saini

Dr Ishavar Morar

Dr Morar is very supportive of the group practice concept because it offers modern treatment facilities, with deep supportive care.

— Dr. Ish Morar

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'Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being' (World Health Org.) That's what we are dedicated to support you to achieve.

— Practice Nurse Renee Bovill

Our Clinical Staff

Dr. Aileen Elborough
Dr. Aileen ElboroughMbChB(Scot) MRCGP (UK) MRCNZGP DRCOG(UK) DFFP (UK)

Aileen is the Medical Director at Pukekohe Family Health Care. She is responsible for our medical standards and has a keen eye for detail and quality. She trained in Dundee Scotland, graduating in 1987, completed her GP vocational training in 1991, and moved to NZ in 2000 with her young family.

Dr. Ishavar Morar
Dr. Ishavar MorarMB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Dr Morar was born in Pukekohe and attended local district schools. He practised general medicine in Rotorua for 13 years and was part of the development of a large Accident and Medical Clinic in that region. An opportunity presented for Dr Morar to return to Pukekohe in 1996 with his wife and two school age children and to join Pukekohe Family Health Care.

Dr. Michael Kohlhagen
Dr. Michael KohlhagenMed State Exam (FRG), MRCGP (UK), DFMS (UK), DFFP (UK)

After medical studies at Rostock University in Germany and Brown University in Rhode Island, Dr Kohlhagen graduated in 1995. He then moved to Scotland where he trained as a GP and worked as GP Principal since 2000. In 2017 Dr Kohlhagen moved with his wife and two daughters to New Zealand and joined Pukekohe Family Health. He likes to tour the countryside and of course, he is a big soccer fan (Hansa Rostock).

Dr. Ryan Tatnell
Dr. Ryan TatnellDr Ryan Tatnell MBChb, PGDipPaeds, MRNZCGP

Dr Tatnell was born and studied in Auckland, but worked in many parts of New Zealand and Australia before starting General Practice in 2017.Dr Tatnell has a background as a paediatrics trainee and this remains a special interest of his, but very much enjoys all aspects of general practice. He has a particular interest in health promotion and disease prevention and is currently at the University of Auckland as part of the Masters in Public Health.

Dr. Chantal Koelewijn
Dr. Chantal Koelewijn

Dr. Koelewijn comes from the Netherlands, where she did her medical study. She worked at the Emergency and Psychiatry Department, and completed some research in the field of Gastroenterology before she started General Practice in 2009. In the Netherlands she had her own practice within a Family Health Centre, working together with different paramedics (psychologist, physiotherapist, dietitian, podiatrist, palliative care specialist) to cover all aspects of general practice.

Dr. Rattan Saini
Dr. Rattan SainiMbChb,FRNZCGP

Dr Saini grew up in Papatotoe and completed her medical degree from the University of Auckland. She worked for 6 years in various medical, surgical and obstetric units in Australia. She settled in Pukekohe with her family in 2010 and has been practising as a GP since. She us a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

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