MbChb [Otago], Dip. Obs and Gynae. [Auck], Dip Sports Med. [Auck]. FRNZCGP.
MbChb [Otago], Dip. Obs and Gynae. [Auck], Dip Sports Med. [Auck]. FRNZCGP.
Dr Gentry is an experienced GP graduating from Otago Medical School in 1990. He has worked in the UK and Kenya and is a fellow of the RNZCGP [Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners]. He has worked at North Harbour Medical Centre since 1996 and loves the variety and challenge of General Practice.
Dr Gentry has interests in the elderly, sports medicine, paediatrics and minor surgery.
“I love coming to work each day at NHMC as it is a friendly family practice where everybody knows every patient that walks through the door. I enjoy getting to know patients and their families and I believe to understand people it is most important to have good communication. Being a good listener is vital to being a good doctor.”
Outside of work he enjoys skiing, cycling and sailing and spending time with his wife and three kids. He has a fox terrier dog named Ruby whom visits NHMC regularly to make sure he is keeping a good eye on his patients.
MbChb [Auck], Dip.Geriatrics [Auck]
Training at Auckland Medical school qualifying in 1986. Dr Groen specialised in geriatrics at Liverpool and then paediatrics in Auckland. He worked in general practice in Henderson before moving to NHMC over 20 years ago!
Dr Groen has a special interest in care for the elderly and visits several rest homes and private hospitals.
“We are lucky to have everyone here cheerful and easy to work with. I have a family of 8 that keep me very busy and in my wee bit of spare time I enjoy running, soccer and playing guitar and singing.”
MbChb [Auck], Dip.Obs and Gynae. [Auck], FRNZCGP.
Dr Thorpe is an experienced General Practitioner who graduated from Auckland University in 1987.
She has a keen interest in women’s and children’s health and holds the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as being a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
“I really enjoy the patients and their families and having been at NHMC for over 20 years, I believe this long term relationship is important. Having staff who know the patients well makes a more personal family friendly environment, which helps to provide better medical care.”
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and often provides a taxi service for her daughter’s sport.
MBBS, PG diploma Public Health (Auckland), PG Certificate Women’s Health.
Graduated from India in 2010 with 8 years practising experience in New Zealand, alongside a successful history of diagnosing and treating a variety of common health conditions.
Previously, I worked in a medical practice in Palmerston North for 3 years before moving to NHMC in April 2023.
My focus is always on the individual patient, ensuring they receive appropriate, personalised care. For this reason, I decided to specialize in General Practice, where I will be able to follow families and children as they grow, and serve as the frontline in early detection of any potential issues.
General Medicine is my passion. I have interests in Paediatrics, women’s health and mental health.
I enjoy working with the friendly staff at NHMC delivering appropriate medical care to the patients in the community. I am a proud mother of our son. While, I am not at work, I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends.
MBChB University of Otago.
Dr Kieran Blackmore is an urgent care registrar with a special interest in accident and emergency medicine.
Dr Blackmore is an urgent care registrar with experience in general practice and Urgent care medicine. He completed his degree in Otago 2018 and has worked in the now assimilated regions of Counties Manakua, Waitemata and Auckland DHBs. Today Te Whatu Ora is the public health agency for all regions of New Zealand. He has a special interest in general practice, mental health and urgent care medicine.
“There is never a dull day at work, whether it be the deciphering of a patient’s ailments or the collaboration we undertake to reach a holistic health goal. Often, the role of a general practice doctor is vast and the degree of scope ranges from all medical scopes. Communication and connection are therefore key to good health outcomes. The family at NHMC share these same values. That is evident by the multiple generations of long-term patients who attend this clinic daily.”
Outside of work I enjoy walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr William Hung is a GP locum and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, soon after which he undertook a two-year placement in various fast-paced hospitals across Auckland. Following departure from hospital medicine, William quickly undertook roles in both General Practice as well as within the Department of Corrections, where he would provide healthcare across multiple corrections facilities throughout New Zealand. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring the scenery Aotearoa has to offer, as well as indulging in cuisines from around the world.
Ruby, the fox terrier, has been coming to North Harbour Medical Centre for 10 years now, she loves meeting new people and sunbathing under Dr Matthew’s desk. Ruby loves a belly rub and sticking her head out the car window. She likes to follow Dr Matthew around, ensuring the well-being of all our patients during consults.
Dianne is an experienced nurse who has come from working in Auckland hospital. She is enjoying the transition to general practice and the difference that this offers.
Anthea is also an experienced nurse who has previously worked in aged care. She is enjoying working in general practice with such a wide variety of patients.
I love the people and the warm caring team that we have. I feel lucky to be part of a practice that you are more than a number and we all genuinely care about each of our patients and those that we work with. It’s a nice feeling to come to work and know you are part of a team. I’m always keen to go on holiday you only have to mention ‘Rarotonga’ and I’m there but anywhere that is warm with a beautiful beach will be just fine.
Kia Ora, I have been part of the NHMC team for 7 years now, coming from a private training education background. It has been a fun, and at times interesting experience learning the ‘quirks’ of the medical profession – especially the often complicated medical terminologies! It is great being part of a small, caring medical team and getting to know our patients, hopefully helping to make their visit to NHMC a pleasant one. Living now in Helensville allows me to ‘take time out’ from the hustle and bustle of the Shore whilst still feeling that I belong here after 26 years.
I have been part of the amazing NHMC team for over a year now, previously coming from a background of office management, marketing and customer service. I enjoy being part of a small supportive team and providing excellent customer care to our valued patients. In my spare time, I enjoy visiting the many beautiful beaches and nature walks the North Shore has to offer and spending time with family and friends. I also have a love of rescuing stray cats and kittens, and have 5 rescue cats of my own.
I joined NHMC at the end of 2020 as a relief receptionist and joined permanently a year later. Previous to NHMC I worked as a nanny and in the St John youth programme. I like to think of NHMC as my own version on Grey’s Anatomy and enjoy getting stuck in with anything and everything. Outside of NHMC I love growing my plant collection (which we been overflowing to reception!) and looking after my two rescue rabbits Cous Cous and Linguine.
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North Harbour medical Centre has been awarded ‘Cornerstone Accreditation’ by The Royal NZ College Of General Practitioners. This requires the practice to undergo regular auditing and ongoing education for the whole practice team.