The Doctors Waipawa

Welcome to our practice

We proudly serve the rural township of Waipawa and surrounding areas with general practice medical services. The practice is computerised using MedTech 32 patient management system, and as a satellite clinic of The Doctors Hastings, we are fully supported by the Hastings Team. Our Doctors are supported by experienced Registered Nurses and Receptionists.

COVID-19 Notice: in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video 

Phone 06 857 8507 to book appointments. To ensure everyone gets the help they need, we'll be screening all appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe. We're doing our part to support the COVID-19 response so when you phone us or visit the clinic we will ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19 - let us know. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's simply a small step we're taking to ensure we continue to keep our community safe and healthy.

Our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We are doing testing for COVID-19 and it's done in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required.

This means when you visit us for other medical issues you won’t be exposed in any way. We have strict infection prevention standards in place, meaning staff are regularly wiping surfaces and keeping the practice clean and germ-free.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

 
In Person
 
Video
 
Phone

Enrol With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited, please phone or email reception to discuss availability

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

General information about enrolling with us

 

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 06-857 8507 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our Services

Health Clinics

  • Sexual Health
  • Contraception
  • Minor Surgery
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Healthy Eating

Nurse Practitioner

Introducing Yvonne Little, our Nurse Practitioner, who works closely with Drs Carney and Proehl and the nursing team to provide a professional team approach to medical advice and care.  Yvonne is qualified to assess, diagnose, refer and prescribe medication and provide advice, management and support for acute and long term medical conditions. Yvonne will work in partnership with patients and family/whanau to promote health and wellbeing. 

The Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced nursing skills and experience. Nurse Practitioners are accredited by the NZ Nursing Council following completion of a Clinical Master’s Degree.  Nurse practitioners are qualified to complete assessment, diagnosis and referral, prescribe medication and provide advice, management and support for acute and long term medical conditions. 

Healthy Lifestyle Clinic

These clinics are run in a friendly, non-judgmental environment (one on one) from The Doctors Waipawa centre on Monday afternoons. Each appointment is 45 minutes in length.

The intention of this clinic is to assist clients with diabetes, cholesterol (healthy eating) and smoking cessation to become more aware of and better able to self-manage their health.

Whilst these clinic appointments are set up to see the patient as an individual, it has been beneficial and is encouraged to bring along a support person(s) especially family/whanau, as this allows the information to be disseminated to a wider audience but also allows a holistic focused approach.
In the clinic we provide:

  • Someone to listen to the patients concerns (medical or otherwise).
  • Resource materials such as handouts and websites.
  • Education about the patient’s condition; use of devices such as glucometer, inhalers etc, and self-management skills.
  • Cardiovascular risk assessments.
  • Referrals to other person(s) or agencies for assistance, testing, and ongoing care such as green prescription, move to improve, podiatry, retinal screening, dietician etc.

The clinic is available to all our enrolled patients. These clinics are funded for those who meet the criteria.

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
Note: we are closed between 12 - 1pm for the team to take a lunch break
Closed weekends and on public holidays

After Hours

For urgent after-hours medical care please call the practice on 06 857 8507 and your call will be answered by a highly trained triage nurse who can provide medical advice and in need refer you to an appropriate Urgent Care after-hours service. 

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Enrolled CSC
0 -13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years FREE FREE
18+ years $37.00 $19.50

Nurse consultations are FREE for 0 - 13 years, $25 for 18+ years, $19.50 with CSC (Community Services Card).

Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day

Pricing effective from 18 August 2020

Casual Patient Fees

Age Standard Casual CSC
0 - 6 years FREE FREE
7 - 13 years $35.00 $30.00
14 - 17 years $45.00 $40.00
18+ years $65.00 $50.00

Nurse consultations are FREE for 0 - 6 years, $35 for 7+ years, $30 for 7+ years with CSC (Community Services Card).

Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day

Pricing effective from 18 August 2020

ACC Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Standard CSC
0 - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $20.00 $12.50
18+ years $25.00 $19.50

Nurse consultations are FREE for 0 - 13 years, $20 for 14 - 17 years ($12.50 with CSC), $25 for 18+ years ($19.50 with CSC). CSC - Community Services Card.

Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day

Pricing effective from 18 August 2020

ACC Casual Patient Fees

Age Standard Casual CSC
0 - 13 years FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $30.00 $12.50
18+ years $35.00 $19.50

Nurse consultations are FREE for 0 - 13 years, $30 for 14 - 17 years ($12.50 with CSC), $35 for 18+ years ($19.50 with CSC). CSC - Community Services Card.

Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day

Pricing effective from 4 August 2020

Prescriptions

  Standard CSC
Repeat prescriptions $20.00 $16.50
Same day prescriptions $25.00 $18.50

Pricing effective 18 August 2020

Overseas Visitors & Non-Resident Patient Fees

All ages are $90 per visit. Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day

Pricing effective from 18 August 2020

Our Team

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  • Nurse Practitioner Yvonne Little

    Nurse Practitioner Yvonne Little

    Yvonne is a Hawke’s Bay native, she trained as a Registered Nurse locally ( Hawke’s Bay Community College – now known as Eastern Institute of Technology ), moving to Auckland to work for a year before moving to Western Australia for 15 years, working in both urban and rural areas in medical / surgical wards, Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care.

    She returned to Hawke’s Bay in 2001 and starting work at The Doctors Hastings and The Doctors Waipawa in 2003.  Graduating as a Nurse Practitioner in 2016, working alongside the teams at all our practices she is committed to providing and supporting the population of Hawke’s Bay and Central Hawke’s Bay with the best access to health care.

    Special Interests: Diabetes, Respiratory, Paediatrics and Women’s Health

  • Dr Charles Carney

    Dr Charles Carney

    MBBS MRCGP, Teaching Supervisor

    Experience / Special Interest: General practice
  • Dr Corinna Proehl

    Dr Corinna Proehl

    FRNZCGP (NZ) PhD - Director, Teaching Supervisor

    Experience / Special interests: General practice, women's health, sexual health (Waipawa/Hastings), Paediatrics

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