The Doctors Tauranga

The Doctors Tauranga Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice 

At The Doctors Tauranga, we work with you and your family to provide the best General Practice medical care, advice and support you need. We've designed our modern, well-equipped medical centre, centrally located in Tauranga, with you in mind. Each member of our large team of expert General Practitioners also have specialist interests ranging from child, women's and men's health, sports medicine, minor surgery, specialist ACC work, immigration medicals, and occupational health. We have a variety of nurses clinics including; diabetes, immunisation, wound clinic, ear suctioning, biopsies, healthy lifestyle, care plus, asthma, flu and a fracture clinic. There are other on-site services including Pharmacy, X-ray, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, and Bone Density Scanning. We also have plenty of free parking.

Visit us 5 days a week for booked GP appointments, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. For Acute Walk-in Care “no appointment necessary” services from Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm. Acute Walk-in Care for enrolled patients who experience sudden illness, accidents or injuries that do not appear to be life threatening but can’t wait until the next day.

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test - we are providing these through our drive-thru service. Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 07 928 8000 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Phone us on 07 928 8000 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.

Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 07 928 8000 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Due to limited capacity for new patients, please be aware that your application will be put on hold until we have availability.

We are currently on a 3 month waitlist for enrolments. Please let us know if you are re-enrolling or are immediate family of an enrolled patient, as priority is given to those enrolments. 

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

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  

Enrol Here Online

After the enrolment form please complete an online medical questionnaire before your first visit:

Adult Medical Form   Child (>16) Medical Form

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online forms. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to including a copy of your suitable identification

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

Currently we are unable to accommodate any casual patients in our clinic.


Online Patient Portal

The Doctors App is now live - download today!

  • Book and manage appointments quickly
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View lab test results
  • A summary of your health information
  • Great way to connect with us, your general practice team
  • Passcode, touch/facial recognition – no more forgetting your username and password!

  1. It’s easy, scan this QR code to download or find ‘The Doctors’ on Google Play or the App Store

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  1. Select ‘create account’ and enter our special invite code: TAUR
  2. Enter your details – these must match what your practice holds on file

While The Doctors is best experienced on the app, it can also be accessed online. You can use the above invite code to create an account online.


Our Services

Our Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunisations
  • Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Reception Services

  • Doctor/Nurse appointments
  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Repeat prescriptions - please phone 928-8000, choose “option 2” and follow prompts to leave message - please allow up to 48 hours. Please take note that there will be a charge for the prescription. 


The Doctors Tauranga is approved by Immigration New Zealand to complete medicals for New Zealand visa applications. We are an eMedical enabled clinic. 

Please download the Immigration Email Pack to make an appointment and for any information you require. 

Immigration consults are by appointment only.

Immigration NZ require the removal of ALL clothing down to your underwear, please ensure you wear suitable underwear for the full body examination and advise staff if you would like a chaperone present during any stage of the medical process.

General Practice with Acute Care

  • Open 5 days a week from 8am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday for General Practice with acute care services. (We are not open Saturday, Sunday or public holidays).
  • Dedicated team of experienced doctors.
  • Please advise one of our staff members if you would like a chaperone with you at your appointment.
  • You need to be registered at The Doctors Tauranga for the acute care services. Please note that there is a $10.00 surcharge to use this service. We welcome anyone who needs medical assistance.
    We have on site Pharmacy, X-ray, Physiotherapy, Nurse clinics including Diabetes, Women’s Health, Ear suctioning clinics, Wellness clinic.
  • Occupational health.
  • Plenty of free parking

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
Closed weekends and all public holidays. 

After Hours

For after hours care please call our main line for advice 07 928 8000 or go to Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Ave, Tauranga, is open until 8pm phone 07 577 0010

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Standard CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $44.00 $13
18-44 years $57.00 $19.50
45-64 years $57.00 $19.50
65+ years $50.00 $19.50

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Casual Patient Fees

Age Fee
0-13 years $45.00
14-17 years $48.00
18+ years $95.00
18+ years with CSC card $65.00

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here 

ACC Fees

Age Enrolled
Services Card
0-13 years FREE FREE FREE $150.00
14-17 years $30.00 $40.00 $15.00 $150.00
18+ years $40.00 $50.00 $19.50 $150.00

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Walk-In Care

Enrolled and casual patients will incur an additional $20 fee for walk-in care.

Standard Payment Terms and Conditions

The Cost of Health Care in New Zealand

Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free and subsidised services, where patients pay a fee to cover some of the costs of providing healthcare services.

Free and subsidised care is only available to New Zealand residents, with exceptions in some cases for visitors from countries like the UK and Australia where New Zealand have reciprocal agreements. Ask our reception team if you think you may be entitled to a funded service for your visit or have any other questions on our fees.

Useful Information About Fees at The Doctors

  • Payment is due the day of consultation or service - prior to your appointment.
  • Repeat prescriptions must be paid for before the prescription is issued or sent to a pharmacy.
  • All fees are based on a single appointment, extended consultations may incur additional charges. Fees may vary due to the time taken and materials used.
  • Medical consumables will be charged separately.
  • Weekends, afterhours and public holidays will incur additional fees
  • Accounts may only be set up with the approval of the Medical Centre Manager.
  • Accounts that are unpaid will be sent to Debt Collection. The debtor (patient) is responsible for all debt collection fees.
  • Normal consultation charges apply to Virtual or Phone Consultations.
  • Newly enrolled patients may require a double appointment for their first visit. A double appointment fee will apply.
  • Four hours cancellation notice for a booked appointment is required. Non-attendance will incur a normal consultation fee.
  • Our practice nurses are skilled professionals and there is a fee when you see them for advice or services.
  • If you have a Community Services Card, you may be eligible for a reduced consultation or prescription fee.
  • If not paid in full an additional $10.00 fee will be charged for all age groups

Pay Online

Our practice will email or text your unique Medeor Pay by Link. It will give you access to view outstanding invoices on your account and flexible ways to pay. There may be a small transaction fee. 

Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • Dr Eduard de Valk

    Dr Eduard de Valk

    Master of Science Medicine

    My name is Eduard de Valk and I moved from Amsterdam to New Zealand in July 2021. In 2013 I got my medical degree (Msc.) from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.  After working as a resident at the department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery and Elderly Medicine for 5 years, I enrolled in General Practitioner Training at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam where I completed the training in summer 2020.  When I'm not working, I love to cycle (race and gravel), surf with my partner discover this beautiful country with our campervan!

  • Nurse Practitioner Catherine Robertson

    Nurse Practitioner Catherine Robertson

    BN, Post Grad Dip HealthSc, MN (Hons), NP

    Kia Ora, My name is Catherine and I have worked for The Doctors for almost ten years as a practice nurse and diabetes nurse specialist. However after seven long years of study through the University of Auckland I have completed my Master of Nursing and am now a Registered Nurse Practitioner. This allows me to work within a more advanced scope of practice whereby I can diagnose, prescribe, and order diagnostic tests for both simple and complex conditions. I have a special interest in working alongside people with long term conditions however I enjoy working within all aspects of General Practice. In my free time I run a lifestyle block and enjoy watersports, hiking and having fun!

  • Dr Rob Carr

    Dr Rob Carr

    MBChB, BHSc

    Kia ora, My name is Rob Carr and I hail from the Hokianga in Northland. I have recently moved to the Bay from Whangarei with my partner and our 2 young children. I graduated from the University of Auckland in 2018 and am working towards my fellowship as a General Practitioner.

    I am interested in all aspects of general practice and all ages and stages.

    In my spare time, I am currently engaged in multiple toddler oriented activities. I am proficient with dinosaurs, the Wiggles, Paw Patrol, Lego and Moana. I am also an avid collector of music and houseplants.

    I look forward to getting to know you all!

  • Nurse Practitioner Megan Brebner

    Nurse Practitioner Megan Brebner

    Np, MN (Hons), Post Grad Dip HealthSc, CompRN

    Megan Brebner is a familiar face to our patients and now she has a new qualification. Megan has worked with us at The Doctors Tauranga for 10 years and has been a nurse for 30 years. In 2017 Megan qualified at the highest level of the nursing profession and is excited to be our first ever Nurse Practitioner!

    Nurse Practitioners are advanced nurses who have studied and qualified to enhance their knowledge and skills in patient care. They can prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests including blood tests, x-rays and ultrasound. Megan has booked appointments and works alongside a GP in our walk-in clinic for 2 sessions a week. Megan is also Nurse Leader of the Careplus programme supporting people with long term conditions e.g. diabetes, heart disease, renal and respiratory conditions and continues in her role as a Diabetes Nurse Specialist.

    Megan was inspired to upskill from a desire to do more for her patients. She has completed a Masters in Nursing and has worked alongside Dr Séan Barklie as her mentor and clinical supervisor - “Séan has been a great mentor to me”.

    As a Nurse Practitioner Megan has appointments that allow patients to learn more about improving their health and managing their medical conditions.

  • Dr Dipankar Saha

    Dr Dipankar Saha


    Dipankar ‘Dip’ Saha is a UK trained GP.  Having first qualified from The Royal Free and University College Medical School in London in 2003,  he then spent several years undergoing Basic Surgical Training in the North of England as he initially wanted to be a surgeon. However, over time he came to realise that his true calling was not surgery but instead General Practice and being a family physician.  He entered GP training in the UK in 2008 and qualified as a GP in 2011, and in his own words “he hasn’t looked back since”.  Dipankar imigrated to New Zealand in mid 2015 with his Kiwi wife and beautiful baby daughter.  He joined the team at Centralmed in early 2016 as a full time GP.  Dipankar believes that his previous surgical background combined with his GP training makes him a truly general General Practioner with a broad knowledge base in both medicine and surgery.  Whilst thoroughly professional but also completely approachable in equal measure, as well as being happy to discuss his patients’ problems, conditions and diagnosis with them at depth (being a great believer in improving health through improving individual patients’ health education and knowledge of their conditions), he is also equally happy to discuss the finer points of blues/rock guitar playing, Formula One racing, the lastest John Grisham novel or just why in his opinion the HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy is the greatest book ever written.                       
  • Dr Bhuwan Poudel

    Dr Bhuwan Poudel


    Bhuwan joined CentralMed in 2014 from Gisborne where he had been practicing for the last 3 years. Bhuwan is vocationally Registered with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
  • Dr David J O’Connor

    Dr David J O’Connor


    David has been practising as a Family General Practitioner in Tauranga since 1984. His interests outside of family practice include running a small farm and a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities golf, motor sport and following family sporting and other endeavours. His biggest achievement so far, apart from family, is being involved in the establishment of Aquinas College in Pyes Pa, and the development of Centralmed Health. Medical interests include internal medicine and immigration medicals.
  • Dr Peter Tomkins

    Dr Peter Tomkins


    Peter has been working as a General Practitioner in the Bay of Plenty since the mid 1980’s. Having previously been a solo GP for many years, he has been part of the team at CentralMed since September 2012 which he has found to be a new and challenging experience. He finds the “one stop shop” set-up at CentralMed with services such as x-ray and Pathlab all on site, very helpful in providing timely and effective patient care. He cannot lay claim to any particular sporting prowess, however he is keen on the arts in general along with having a go at growing the occasional avocado.
  • Dr Séan Barklie

    Dr Séan Barklie

    BSc MBChB (UCT), FRNZCGP, Dip Sports Med (NZSF)

    Séan trained in Zoology Botany, Oceanography and having worked on the ocean decided to return to the University of Capetown to study medicine. He was born and bred in Zimbabwe. He was conscripted into the army there which in the end assisted him in immigrating to New Zealand and being employed by the NZ Defence Force for a few years. He coached the NZ Army rugby team in Waiouru and travelled extensively within New Zealand before settling in Tauranga.

    He has worked in the past in the UK, Canada and South Africa but is now firmly settled in New Zealand. His current interests are sports medicine which included Team Doctor for provincial rugby team, sleep medicine and skin surgery but also thoroughly enjoys being a General Practitioner and has not given up any aspects of family medicine. Sean’s interests are broad and varied and he would love to share those with any new patients.

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