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We have a top range of consultants that attend Pukekohe Family Health Care in our Specialist Centre, located on the first floor.

The Consultants

Auckland Heart Group - Cardiologists
Auckland Heart Group - Cardiologists

As New Zealand’s leading private cardiology group we provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the heart and its problems plus ongoing support for patients, adults and children Shared knowledge, experience and specialisation of the 29 cardiologists working in an open team environment Feel confident and safe with the level of available expertise World leading research developing innovative and industry leading techniques Dynamic learning environment using the latest technology and equipment to ensure you have the best care Committed to providing a world class, friendly, personalised supporting environment built on trust and respect

Dr David Pendergrast – Auckland Eye
Dr David Pendergrast – Auckland EyeFRANZCO

David Pendergrast trained in Medicine at Auckland School of Medicine and in Ophthalmology in Auckland and Bristol, UK. He has sub-specialty expertise in refractive surgery, corneal surgery, anterior segment surgery and external eye disease. He is a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the New Zealand Society of Contact Lens Practitioners.

Dr Hassan Mubark - Rheumatologist
Dr Hassan Mubark - RheumatologistFRACP Rheumatologist/General Physician

Rheumatology and musculoskeletal: All Inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylo-arthropathies (like psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease related arthropathies), SLE, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, Vasulitis, Behcet’s syndrome, Gout, non specific inflammatory arthritis and Osteoarthritis. All kind of sport and non sport injuries: ACC (free consults, procedures and able to order relevant high tech imaging if indicated for free through ACC — see procedures offered).

Dr Sarah Welch – Auckland Eye
Dr Sarah Welch – Auckland EyeFRANZCO Cataract surgery, Vitreo-retinal surgery, Medical retina specialist

Sarah is a consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye, specialising in vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina treatment. She trained in ophthalmology in Auckland and Waikato before travelling to UK for fellowship training in both vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina.

Dr Stephen Persson – Gastroenterologist
Dr Stephen Persson – GastroenterologistBHB, MBChB, Dip Obs, FRACP

Dr Stephen Persson is a specialist gastroenterologist with over 20 years experience. After training in Sydney, Australia & Auckland he returned from a postgraduate fellowship in interventional endoscopy & ERCP at one of Europe’s premier endoscopy units in 1998 to accept a consultant post at Middlemore Hospital.

Dr Tristan de Chalain - Plastic Surgeon
Dr Tristan de Chalain - Plastic SurgeonMB ChB 1984 Cape Town; FCS (SA) 1992; FRCS(C) 1996; FRACS 1999

In private practice since 1997, Tristan was previously a senior consultant surgeon at Middlemore Hospital and visiting specialist at Starship Children’s, National Women’s and Auckland Public hospitals. Tristan has received numerous respected awards and scholarships and has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters to his credit. Despite the breadth and depth of his training and experience, a key passion remains facial restoration following skin cancer, injury or ageing.

Dr. Denesh C Patel Dermatologist/ Dermatologic Surgeon
Dr. Denesh C Patel Dermatologist/ Dermatologic SurgeonMohs Surgeon MBChB(Otago) FRACP FNZDS MAMS

Denesh has been the visiting Dermatologist(Skin Specialist), serving the greater Pukekohe community for their skin conditions since 1999. He is a general dermatologist dealing with a full range of skin conditions with special interests in dealing with complex skin conditions,childhood skin conditions, those with pigmented skin problems and skin of colour as well as offering complete assessment and treatment of skin spots, moles, melanomas and skin cancers.

Dr. Padmaja Koya
Dr. Padmaja KoyaGynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Padmaja is a Gynaecologist with significant subspecialty training and experience in laparoscopic gynaecology. She completed her medical training in India, and went on to England to train as a gynaecologist. She completed her gynaecology training in Leicester and was level 5 certified in gynaecological laparoscopy in the UK.

Mr. Andrew Williams - Urologist
Mr. Andrew Williams - UrologistBMedSc, MBChB, FRACS (Urol)

Urologist with sub-specialist training in Robotics and Complex Cancer Surgery. Andrew works as a Consultant urologist at Auckland District Health Board and Counties Manukau District Health Board. He is a member of the Ministry of Health Prostate Cancer Workforce and Medical Advisor for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Testicular Cancer NZ. He has previously chaired the NZ Board of Urology and is currently is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Mr. David Flint - ENT Surgeon
Mr. David Flint - ENT SurgeonMB ChB 1992 Auckland; FRACS 2001

David Flint is a New Zealand trained ENT Surgeon. He then did additional fellowship training in paediatric and adult otology in Australia and has been a Consultant Surgeon at Waitemata DHB from 2005 and also at Counties Manukau from 2009. He provides general otolaryngology services with special interests in otology and nasal and sinus disease. He has rooms in Takapuna and visits Pukekohe with operating privileges at North Harbour, Gillies, and Ormiston Hospitals.

Mr. Kevin Karpik – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr. Kevin Karpik – Orthopaedic SurgeonMB ChB 1987 Auckland; FRACS 1993

Kevin Karpik was born and raised in South Auckland. In 1986 he completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland and then gained his specialist qualification in Orthopaedic surgery in 1993. Kevin then travelled to the United States for two years to complete his fellowship specialising in joint replacement, sport medicine and trauma surgery.

Mr. Paul Casey - Gastroenterologist
Mr. Paul Casey - GastroenterologistMB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACP 2003

Dr Paul Casey is a New Zealand trained gastroenterologist. He is experienced in all areas of gastroenterology. He completed a fellowship in upper GI motility disorders at the Royal Free Hospital in London and has a special interest in this area of gastroenterology. His consulting rooms are at Pukekohe Family Heath Care and Eastcare Specialist Centre. He performs gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Ormiston Hospital.

Treena Harris – Southern Podiatry
Treena Harris – Southern PodiatryDiploma Comprehensive. Nurse BHSc. in Nursing BHSc. in Podiatry Ngāti Rangi, Ranginui

Treena’s medical career began with her enrolment at Auckland Technical Institute of Technology in the Diploma for Comprehensive Nursing program. After graduating, she returned to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from Auckland University of Technology. An interest in emergency and paediatrics meant that she spent time at both Auckland Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry at AUT University. AUT enabled her to utilise her comprehensive background in nursing to benefit her interest in podiatry.