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

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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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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. 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. Huib Rutten
Dr. Huib Rutten

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 Brigette Meehan
Dr Brigette MeehanMB ChB, Dip Obst, Dip Sports Med,FRNZCGP.

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.

Dr Eve Teo
Dr Eve TeoMBCHB 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.

RN Merrin Newlyn
RN Merrin NewlynRN Comp, PG Dip HlthSci., Community Registered Nurse Prescriber

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.

RN Lisa Harris
RN Lisa HarrisDip. Nsg, PGDip Nsg, Designated Prescriber

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.

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