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Dr David Shand

Dr David Shand

Dr David Shand

MB ChB 1982 Auckland Dip Obst 1989 M 1992 F 1998 RNZCGP

My medical career began in 1984. After a number of years studying, working and travelling overseas, I returned to Auckland to commence my GP training. In 1990, I joined Peter and Judy as a partner in Drury Surgery and my wife and I shifted to Drury with our young children. 25 years later, our 3 adult children, who attended the local Drury Primary School, have left home (although they do return from time to time). We love being part of the local community and enjoy walking in the Hunua Ranges and cycling the country roads.

At present David is not accepting new patients

David has alternate Thursday and Fridays off. On the weeks he is off on a Thursday medication requests received after 2 pm Wednesday will not be actioned until Friday and on the weeks he has Fridays off requests received after 2 pm Thursday will not be actioned until the following Monday.

 
Dr Peter Coleman

Dr Peter Coleman

Dr Peter Coleman

MB ChB 1981 Auckland Dip Obst 1983 FRNZCGP 1999

Peter has been a General Practitioner for over 30 years and is one of the founding partners of Drury Surgery.
He is married to Judy, also a partner at the surgery and they have five adult children.
Peter has wide experience in all aspects of GP care.  He trained at Auckland University and has post-graduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also in Sports Medicine.  He was heavily involved in sports medicine for over 10 years looking after rugby teams, the Counties Manukau Steelers, the Blues and the New Zealand under 21 teams.
He is now in full-time General Practice at Drury Surgery and has additional responsibilities as a practice director and a teacher.  He has a strong belief that General Practice will be the core of New Zealand’s medical system and we have a responsibility to train high quality practitioners.
Outside work family and an active lifestyle keep him busy.  He usually has some project or challenge underway to try to keep some balance in life.

At present Peter is not accepting new patients.

Peter has alternate Thursday and Fridays off. On the weeks he is off on a Thursday medication requests received after 2 pm Wednesday will not be actioned until Friday and on the weeks he has Fridays off requests received after 2 pm Thursday will not be actioned until the following Monday.

 
Dr Judy Goulden

Dr Judy Goulden

Dr Judy Goulden

MBChB1982 Dip Obs1984

Judy started this practice in 1985 over 30 years ago. 

Judy has a special interest in sports medicine and was for several years the NZ Ferns netball doctor.

Judy has an active lifestyle keeping her busy and she usually is training for another challenge having recently completed the Coast to Coast  in Feb 2016 and the Great Barrier Island Marathon.  These challenges keep her fit and give her life balance.

At present Judy is not accepting new patients.

Judy is here Monday, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Wednesday will not be actioned until the following Monday.

 
Dr Christine Rushton

Dr Christine Rushton

Dr Christine Rushton

MB ChB 1984 Otago; FRNZCGP 2013

Dr Christine Rushton is a General Practitioner contracting long term at Drury Surgery.
She is experienced in Mirena/IUCD insertion and trained in Jadelle implant insertion. She has experience as a breast feeding adviser and child birth educator in the past.
She also contracts to CMDHB as a General Practitioner, with a Special Interest in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty), combining this work with the general practice work.
This training enables her to book patients suitable for tonsillectomy and grommets directly onto theatre waiting lists, bypassing the need to wait to be seen at the outpatient’s clinic for assessment.
Dr Christine Rushton also has an interest in rheumatology, particularly Sjogren's Syndrome.

At present Christine is not accepting new patients.

Christine is not here on Monday and Wednesdays. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Thursday and requests received after 2 pm Friday will not be actioned until the following Tuesday.

 

Dr Lynnette Ashby

FRNZCGP, MB ChB,Dip O&G, Dip Paeds, Dip CEM, RN Comp

Lynnette works 2 days at the surgery.  As well as working at Drury Surgery, Lynnette has an interest in Community Emergency Medicine and works at an Accident and Medical Clinic. 


At present Lynnette is not accepting any new patients. 

Lynnette is only here one and half days. Working all day Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Medication requests from her patients will only be actioned on these days and requests received after 11 am on a Thursday will not be actioned until the following Wednesday.

 
Dr Min Ju Kim

Dr Min Ju Kim

Dr Min Ju Kim

MB ChB 2012 Auckland: FRNZCGP 2018

Min Ju was born in South Korea.  Her family moved to New Zealand when she was young.  After graduating from the University of Auckland, she spent most of her junior doctor years at Auckland and Middlemore Hospitals across different specialties.  She then joined the General Practice College Programme and completed her first year of General Practice registrar training  with us in 2014.  She is passionate about all aspects of general practice, particularly in community, children and women's health.  In her spare time she enjoys baking and travelling.

Min Ju is currently accepting new patients.

Min Ju is normally here four days a week. Monday  Tuesday Thursday and Friday and not here on Wednesdays. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Thursday.

Min Ju will be away Wednesday and Thursdays from March until July 2019 for study leave. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until Friday

Min Ju

 
Carlijn Hoedemaker

Carlijn Hoedemaker

Dr Carlijn Hoedemaker

Dr Carlijn Hoedemaker joined Drury Surgery in September 2017 to take over the care of Robyn Chandler's patients.

I graduated at Utrecht University the Netherlands in 2006 and finished my GP training in 2011. I love travelling and gained experience in a children's rehabilitation centre in Guatemala and did research at the department of Dermatology in Melbourne.

5 years ago my husband and I decided to see some more of the world again and moved to New Zealand. Here I have been working in general practice and urgent care. I love all aspects of general practice care. In my spare time I love running, hiking and exploring this beautiful country with my husband and our three young children.

Carlijn is currently accepting new patients.

Carlijn is here three days a week. Tuesday Wednesday and Friday.

Carlijn is not here on Monday and Thursdays. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Wednesday will not be actioned until the Friday and requests received after 11 am on a Friday will not be actioned until the Tuesday.

 
Dr Erik Benjamnins

Dr Erik Benjamnins

Dr Erik Benjamins

FRNZCGP 2015 Artsexamen 2007 Leiden

I have completed my GP training in the Netherlands, and completed my New Zealand Fellowship January 2015. After working for 1 year in New Zealand in 2011, my wife Suzanne and I fell in love with this country. We decided to move back and make it our home in 2013. Recently, we moved to Ararimu, and love living in this area every day. As a GP I believe in continuity of care, so I am grateful that Drury Surgery offers me the chance to see you five days of the week.  

Erik is currently accepting new patients. 

Erik is here Monday to Friday having Tuesday afternoons off.

Erik is off Tuesday afternoons. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until Wednesday.

 
Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Dr Catherine Lu

Catherine was born in China and moved to New Zealand in her primary school years. Following her graduation from the University of Otago she has spent some time working at both Christchurch Hospital (where she completed her Diploma of child health through Otago) and Auckland City Hospital.

She has enjoyed her first year of general practice. She has been our GP Registrar here at Drury Surgery for the last 6 months and completes her training early December.

Catherine is currently accepting new patients

You are welcome to see Catherine when your regular doctor is unavailable.

Dr Chantelle Kahl

We welcome Dr Chantelle Kahl who joined our clinical team in Jan 2019 as our GP Registrar until June 2019. Chantelle is in the practice full days Monday and on Tuesday Thursday and Friday mornings.


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FOR ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES PHONE THE AMBULANCE SERVICE ON 111

Our nurses are often not able to immediately take your call as they care for the patients with booked appointments.

Please ring Healthline 0800 611 116 for general health information. 

For repeat prescription requests and lab results or to book an appointment please use our online patient portal.

If you wish to have a call back from a nurse please ask reception to put your name on the nurse queue for a call back or alternatively leave a detailed message on the nurse voice mail 092943005 option 1.

The nurses will ring you as soon as possible.

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In the back row are Shelley Nikita (Nurse team leader) and Wendy. In the front row are Michele and Rachel. Absent Samantha

NURSES

Our Nurse team are

Michele, Nikita - our nurse team leader,

Rachel and Wendy.

We welcomed Samantha to our nurse team in January 2019.

Shelley, Lisa and Jo provide nursing relief cover when needed.

Our clinical team is supported by our clinical assistant Brittany.


Nikita

Nikita

Nikita - Practice Nurse and Nurse Smear Taker.

Nikita rejoined our practice team in November. Some of you may remember Nikita who was with us for eighteen months from 2014 to 2016. She enjoys the challenge and variety of Practice Nursing and looks forward to caring for you.

Nikita is a Cervical smear taker  will be here on Monday Wednesday and Friday.

 
Michele

Michele

Michele - Practice Nurse and Nurse Smear Taker

Michele joined our nursing team in 2012. She enjoys most areas of Practice Nursing, in particular her special interests include women's health, childhood immunisations and Aclasta infusions for bone health. She works 4 days a week with Thursday or Friday being her day off.

Michele is a Cervical Smear Taker and is here Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 

 

 
Wendy

Wendy

Wendy – Practice Nurse and Nurse Smear Taker

Wendy joined our team as a locum nurse in Feb 2017 and took up a permanent position in January 2018.

Wendy is an experienced Practice Nurse having worked in South Auckland, Central Auckland and Sunshine Coast Australia. Her special interests are women’s health, travel health and immunisations.

Wendy is a Cervical Smear Taker and is here Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

 
Shelley

Shelley

Shelley- Practice Nurse and Nurse Smear Taker.

Joined the team at Drury Surgery in March this year and now provides nurse relief cover for our nursing team.

Her background  is in primary health having worked in general practice, community and prison nursing.  

Her special interest is in women's health and immunistations and she looks forward to meeting you and joining you on your wellness journey.

Shelley is a Cervical Smear Taker.

 
Rachel

Rachel

Rachel – Practice Nurse

Hi my name is Rachel. I recently moved up from Wellington and joined the practice in March this year. My experience has been working in aged residential care the past few years.

I am passionate about advocating for the vulnerable and journeying with people to reach their health goals.

It is wonderful being able to work here at Drury Surgery and getting to work with individuals across all age groups.

 

Administration and Reception

Sue

Sue

Practice Manager

Sue Neems has been our Practice Manager since 1999. The GP owners entrust and delegate the running of the practice on a day to day basis to Sue. Sue is responsible for coordinating the majority of non-medical tasks in the practice including overseeing all Human Resources and delegation of workload and liaison with staff and development and maintenance of our policies and procedures. Sue is both our Privacy and Complaints officer and also our Health and Safety officer.

Sue is in the office Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Sue is not in the practice on Wednesdays.

In her absence practice manager queries can be directed to our Reception Team Leader, Kelsi Moore.

 
Kelsi Jeannie Brittany Janine Marilyn and Jennifer. Absent Michele.

Kelsi Jeannie Brittany Janine Marilyn and Jennifer. Absent Michele.

Reception team

Kelsi leads our reception team.

Our receptionists are Brittany- (also our practice clinical assistant), Janine, Jeannie , Jennifer, Marilyn and Michele.

Our receptionists are pivotal people in our medical practice, as they are our patients' and visitors' first point of contact.

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They assist and communicate with clinical staff to co-ordinate our services and help prioritise workflows and manage patient expectation.

Our reception team look forward to helping you book appointments, handle your inquiries, take your payments and also deal with a huge range of administrative tasks.

Our reception team are unable to help with any medication requests or queries on your health management; all of these inquires will be redirected to our nursing team.

For repeat prescription requests please use use the button on our home page to access our patient portal.

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To have access to our practice patient portal you must be over 18 years of age and have your own individual unique email address.

If you are over 18 years of age you can join our patient portal at level 1 via the book now or repeat prescription buttons on the home page of this website

To have level 2 portal access you must visit our reception counter in person with photo ID to register.

Please ask a receptionist for a Patient Portal Registration Form 

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You can use our patient portal to book standard 15 minute appointments with your regular doctor online and request repeat medications. 

We are unable to do same day prescription requests.

Please allow sufficient time for your medication request to be actioned.

Note: You will need to allow 24 hours from the next working day of your usual doctor for your repeat medication requests to be actioned by your doctor.

 

Carlijn is here Tuesday Wednesday and Friday. Requests received after 2 pm on Wednesday will not be actioned until Friday and requests received after 2 pm on a Friday will not be actioned until the following Tuesday. Carlijn is accepting new patients

Min Ju is not here on Wednesdays so requests received after  2 pm on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Thursday. Min Ju is accepting new patients.

Catherine is not here on Tuesdays. Requests received after 2 pm on a Monday will not be actioned until Wednesday. Catherine is accepting new patients and you are welcome to see Catherine when your regular doctor is unavailable . 

Erik is off Tuesday afternoons. Requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until Wednesday. Erik is accepting new patients.

We normally have a GP Registrar rotating every six months. Our GP Registrar is normally in our practice Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday.You are welcome to see our Registrar when your regular doctor is unavailable. 

Christine is not here on Mondays and Wednesday so requests received after  2 pm on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Thursday and requests received after 2 pm on a Friday will not be actioned until the following Tuesday. Christine's book is closed and she is unable to accept new patients and she is is only able to see patients currently registered with her.  

David and Peter have alternate Thursday and Fridays off. On the weeks they are off on a Thursday requests received after 2 pm Wednesday will not be actioned until Friday and on the weeks they have Fridays off requests received after 2 pm Thursday will not be actioned until the following Monday. David and Peter's book are closed and they are unable to accept new patients and they are only able to see patients currently registered with them. 

Judy is here all day Monday, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.  Medication Requests received after 11 am on a Wednesday will not be actioned until the following Monday. Judy's book is closed and she is unable to accept new patients and she is only able to see patients that are currently registered with her.

Lynnette is here on full day Wednesday and Thursday mornings Request for medication from her patients will only be actioned on these days and requests received after 11 am on a Thursday will not be actioned until the following Wednesday. Lynnette's book is closed and she is unable to accept new patients and she is is only able to see patients currently registered with her.