Our Clinical Team

Dr Brian Ross

Dr. Brian Ross

BSc, MB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Dr Ross has been at Pukeko­he Fam­i­ly Health Care since 1981 and lives with his wife and three adult chil­dren and their hors­es on a kiwifruit orchard in Pukeko­he East. His inter­ests include rug­by, ski­ing , golf and yacht­ing. He has an exten­sive med­ical prac­tice knowl­edge, which reflects his inter­est in a wide range of child and adult med­ical problems.

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Dr. Aileen Elborough

MbChB(Scot) MRCGP (UK) MRCNZGPDRCOG(UK) DFFP (UK)

Dr Elbor­ough trained in Dundee Scot­land, grad­u­at­ing in 1987, com­plet­ed her GP voca­tion­al train­ing in 1991, and moved to NZ in 2000 with her young family.

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Dr. Rattan Saini

MbChb,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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Dr. Michael Kohlhagen

Med 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).

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Dr. Karen Parkes

MB, ChB, MRCGP (UK), DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, FRNZCGP

Dr Parkes’ spe­cial inter­ests include pae­di­atrics, women’s health and fam­i­ly plan­ning. How­ev­er, she enjoys all aspects of fam­i­ly health care from minor surgery to the care of ongo­ing ill­ness. She par­tic­u­lar­ly val­ues get­ting to know peo­ple over time as she believes this is the key to effec­tive­ly help­ing peo­ple with their health.

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Dr. Hella Insinger

MD ( Netherlands) , FRNZCGP, Cert Med Science (mental health)

I grad­u­at­ed in 1987 in the Nether­lands and ini­tial­ly gained hos­pi­tal expe­ri­ence in the UK. I then spent enjoy­able years out­side of med­i­cine bring­ing up four chil­dren and dab­bling in wood­work as vio­lin mak­er. Mov­ing to New Zealand includ­ed some retrain­ing to prac­tice here, and this enabled me to join Pukeko­he Fam­i­ly Health Care as GP in 2006.

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Dr. Ishavar Morar

MB, 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.

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Dr. Dhruva Patel

MBChB Scot.; MRCGPUK; FRNZCGP

Dr Patel was work­ing as a prin­ci­pal in prac­tice in Mid­dle­sex, UK before immi­grat­ing to New Zealand with her fam­i­ly in Sep­tem­ber 2005 to join PFHC as a part-time GP. She grad­u­at­ed from Aberdeen Uni­ver­si­ty in 1990 and went into Gen­er­al Prac­tice becom­ing a Mem­ber of the col­lege of Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers in 1994.

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Dr. Rod Wynne-Jones — Locum GP

MB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Dr Wynne-Jones was born and raised in Hamil­ton. He grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ota­go in 1986. He worked in the UK for 3 years, and then returned to New Zealand to com­plete the Gen­er­al Prac­tice Train­ing Pro­gramme in 1992. He then spent 7 years work­ing as a Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land, Depart­ment of Gen­er­al Prac­tice in Manurewa.

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Dr. Eve Teo

MBCHB Otago

Eve qual­i­fied in 2013 from the Dunedin School of Med­i­cine, Ota­go Uni­ver­si­ty. Became a GP Reg­is­trar in 2017, and is work­ing with the PFHC team. Eve has many inter­ests with­in her work as a GP includ­ing Well­ness and the over­all bal­ance of all patients seek­ing care.

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Dr. Jayne Macnamara

MBChB MSc in Primary Care MRCGPDRCOGDCH DiFFP

Jayne grad­u­at­ed from Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow in 1995 and com­plet­ed GP voca­tion­al train­ing in 2000 and went on to work as a GP in inner city Glas­gow for over 20 years. Hav­ing vis­it­ed sev­er­al times Jayne and her fam­i­ly decid­ed to move to New Zealand in Decem­ber 2020 for a new chal­lenge and to expe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent cul­tures and way of life.

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Dr. Erik Benjamins

MSc, MD, Huisarts (NL), FRNZCGP

After get­ting his Mas­ters in Bio­med­ical Sci­ences, he worked in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try across Europe, and at Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty to teach med­ical stu­dents the basics of phar­ma­cy. He com­plet­ed his med­ical stud­ies and GP voca­tion­al train­ing at Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty, the Nether­lands. He moved to NZ togeth­er with his wife in 2011.

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NP Catrina Del Rosario

Nurse Practitioner

Cat­ri­na is a Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er cur­rent­ly work­ing vir­tu­al­ly from Hawkes Bay. If you are need­ing a vir­tu­al appoint­ment so fit in with your day, Cat­ri­na is the best per­son to book with. 

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NP Nicola Fair

Nurse Practitioner

Nik­ki is a spe­cial­ist nurse with 20 years’ expe­ri­ence in Pedi­atrics (children’s health), hav­ing worked at both Star­ship and Mid­dle­more emer­gency depart­ments pri­or to rejoin­ing the PFHC team run­ning the Lit­tle Feet clinic. 

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RNP Lisa Harris

Dip. Nsg, PGDip Nsg, Designated Prescriber

Lisa is an expe­ri­enced Reg­is­tered Nurse Pre­scriber who has worked in Pri­ma­ry Care with­in the Franklin Com­mu­ni­ty for over 10 years. Her areas of spe­cial­ty include Long Term Con­di­tions, Wom­en’s Health, and Ear Health. She is pas­sion­ate about holis­tic’ well­be­ing; peo­ple being healthy in all areas of their lives – includ­ing phys­i­cal, mental/​emotional, spir­i­tu­al, and family/​community.

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RN Rajpreet Kaur

DIPGNM, PBBSC, BNRNCAP

Preet was born in India, moved to New Zealand in 2010 and joined the PFHC team in 2016. She has worked in Pri­ma­ry Care for over 15 years and has pre­vi­ous­ly worked in areas includ­ing dia­betes, emer­gency, renal dial­y­sis, aged care and edu­ca­tion. Preet is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing post grad­u­ate stud­ies in Nurs­ing & Health. Her areas of spe­cial­ty include dia­betes man­age­ment. She is pas­sion­ate about work­ing in the com­mu­ni­ty to sup­port patients and whā­nau in achiev­ing opti­mal health. Out­side work, she loves to spend time with fam­i­ly, friends, read­ing and lis­ten­ing to music.

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RN Sarabjeet Kaur

Dip. GNM, BN, PGCert. Nursing

Sarab­jeet moved to New Zealand from India 7 years ago and has worked with­in Pri­ma­ry Health Care for the last 6 12 years. She has a nurs­ing back­ground in Obstet­rics, Gynae­col­o­gy, ENT and Aged Care. Her areas of inter­est with­in Gen­er­al Prac­tice include Trav­el health, Immu­ni­sa­tions and Acute Care. Oth­er lan­guages spo­ken: Hin­di-Eng­lish & Punjabi