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.
Dr Green has been with the practice since 1985. Married with three children she has a dual role combining general practice sessions and management duties. She enjoys water skiing, boating and fishing (if the fish will leap in to the boat!), music reading and scrap booking and sport.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. Rutten trained in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Rutten is an experienced GP with specialist skills. He worked the first 4 years of his career in Orthopaedic surgery, then trained and worked as an Emergency Physician for another 4 years. He continued his training as a GP in Amsterdam almost now 15 years ago.
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. 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 Meehan's experience includes 25 years working in my own practice with a group of 5 GPs. She says 'We were a teaching practice & I taught 4th & 6th year Medical students as well as GP Registrars. My early years in practice included a large component of Obstetrics, working on a DSAC roster with the police and in Sports Medicine for the Manuwatu-Whanganui region.
Merrin is an experienced senior nurse, with over 15 years experience in Primary Care. Her speciality areas includes acute care and paediatrics, and is able to prescribe certain medications as per of her nursing care. She currently is one of the practitioners who works Little feet clinic and also shares the role of Lead nurse. She is passionate about reducing health inequities and ensuring our community has access to quality health care.
Lisa is an experienced Registered Nurse 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.
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.
Sarabjeet moved to New Zealand from India 7 years ago and has worked within Primary Health Care for the last 6 1/2 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