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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.
David will be away on leave from Friday 12 July returning Monday 22 July 2019.
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.
Peter will be away on leave from Friday the 27 September returning Thursday 10 October 2019.
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 all day Monday, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning and the occasional Thursday afternoon. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Wednesday will not be actioned until the following Monday.
Judy will be away on leave from Friday 27 July returning Wednesday 9 August 2019.
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.
From the 23 July Christine will only be in the practice two days a week. Tuesday and Friday. She will not be here on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Friday and requests received after 2 pm Friday will not be actioned until the following Tuesday.
Christine will be away on leave from Wednesday 3 July returning on Tuesday 23 July 2019.
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
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.
At present Min Ju is not accepting new patients.
Min Ju is here three days a week. Monday Tuesday and Friday and not here on Wednesday and Thursday. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Friday.
Min Ju will be away on leave from Friday 26 July returning on Monday 5 August 2019.
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 and a half days a week. Full days Tuesday Wednesday and Friday and Thursday mornings.
Carlijn is not here on Monday. Medication requests received after 11 am on a Friday will not be actioned until the Tuesday.
Carlijn will be away on leave from Friday the 21 June returning Tuesday 9 July 2019
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.
Erik will be away on leave from Monday 12 August returning on Monday 26 August 2019.
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
Catherine is here Monday Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Catherine is not in the practice on Tuesdays.
You are welcome to see Catherine when your regular doctor is unavailable.
Catherine will be away on leave Monday 12 August returning Thursday 15 August 2019
Dr (Lih) Jien Pang
Jien joined our clinical team in June 2019. He is our GP Registrar until December 2019.
Jien is in the practice Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday.
You are welcome to see Jien when your regular doctor is unavailable.
Jien will be away on leave Friday the 5 July and Monday 8 July 2019.
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.
Our Nurses are
Nikita - our nurse team leader,
Michele, Rachel Samantha and Wendy.
Brittany – Practice Clinical Assistant
Brittany, our practice clinical assistant supports both our nurse and reception teams
Our nurses and clinical team are supported by our practice clinical assistant, Brittany.
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 and she is in the practice on Monday Wednesday and Friday.
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.
Michele is a Cervical Smear Taker and she is here Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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
Rachel – Practice Nurse
Rachel joined our nursing team in 2018. She was previously working in aged residential care in Wellington.
She enjoys working with all ages and enjoys journeying with people to achieve their wellness goals.
Her special interests is palliative care and immunisations.
Samantha – Practice Nurse
Sam joined our nursing team in 2019. Previously Sam was working in emergency care.
She is enjoying the challenge and variety of the practice nurse role and the opportunity to provide the continuity of care that primary health care offers. Her special interest is child health and wellbeing.
Administration and Reception
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 practice on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
In her absence practice manager queries can be directed to our Reception Team Leader, Kelsi Moore.
Kelsi leads our reception team.
Our receptionists Jeannie , Jennifer, Marilyn and Michele are supported by Brittany our Practice clinical assistant.
Our receptionists are pivotal people in our medical practice, as they are our patients' and visitors' first point of contact.
09294 3005 option 0
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 and some Thursday mornings. 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 here Monday Tuesday and Friday. Requests received after 2 pm on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Friday. Min Ju is not currently 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.
Our GP Registrar, Jien Pang is here Monday and Tuesday,Thursday and Friday. You are welcome to see our Registrar when your regular doctor is unavailable.
Christine is here Tuesday and Friday. Requests received after 2 pm on a Tuesday will not be actioned until the Friday 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 and some Thursday afternoons. 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.