Dr Tim Akroyd
I qualified in 1980 and have been a GP since 1985. I have further qualifications in obstetrics and gynaecology, and minor surgery. I enjoy the full scope of general practice and the continuity of care that is an important part of family medicine. I have been involved with teaching new GPs and supervising registrars for the last 20 years. I am not currently accepting new patients.
Dr John Carter
I enjoy the diversity of general practice and appreciate the bonds that have developed with families over the years. I have an interest in skin cancer treatment and I am an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia. This means that I have completed a high level of training with the College and have proven skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer. When I‘m not at work, I’m busy being dad to my two girls. I enjoy tennis and cycling to work! I am not currently accepting new patients.
Dr Catherine Cearns
I joined the practice in 1999. I love the variety and diversity of family medicine. I enjoy being involved in helping people of all ages. I work part-time and my two daughters keep me busy outside of work. I am not currently accepting new patients.
Dr Tony Chiu
Dr Tony Chiu grew up in Mt Roskill and graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2012. He has worked in Auckland, Middlemore and North Shore hospitals in a wide variety of disciplines. He has a passion for skin cancer medicine and dermatology. He is an Accredited Doctor in Skin Cancer Medicine through the Skin Cancer College Australasia. His other specialty interests include minor surgery, men’s health, paediatrics and cardiology. Tony is married with children and enjoys spending time with family and playing sports.
Dr Helen Schimanski
Dr Helen Schimanski joined our practice permanently in 2007. She is interested in all areas of family and emergency medicine and has further qualifications in paediatrics. Helen is not currently taking new patients.
Dr Allison Shaw
Dr Allison Shaw joined our practice in 2010 and is a mother to 3 active boys. She graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2005 and has extra qualifications in Paediatrics. She is interested in all aspects of general practice and family medicine with a particular interest in Paediatrics. Allison is not currently taking new patients.
Dr Scott McLaren
I grew up in Howick and was schooled at Macleans College. I studied Medicine at Auckland University, graduated in 2000 and completed by basic surgical training in 2006. My postgraduate work included five years working in Hamilton and three years in Christchurch. We also spent eight months in outback Western Australia. I am married to physiotherapist Ruth, and we have two sons, Benjamin and Thomas. My hobbies include family, fishing, woodwork and church life. My medical interests include Family Medicine and Children‘s Health, Minor surgical procedures general surgical (pre and post operative, Ear Nose and Throat and, Men’s Health. Scott is not currently taking new patients.
Dr Angela Zhang
Angela joined our practice in 2020, taking over from Dr Lalita Jefferies. She grew up locally, attended EGGS, and graduated from Otago Medical School. She holds further qualifications in Women’s health and skin cancer surgeries. Angela is also fluent in Mandarin, and enjoys spending time with family and her black lab Asher in her spare time. She is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr Julie Holden
Dr Julie Holden has come to us from Christchurch at the start of 2012. She graduated in 1989 from Otago Medical School and has been in a busy practice in Christchurch for the past 15 years. Julie has extra qualifications in gynaecology and family planning and a special interest in women’s health and all aspects of family medicine. She is also a Medical Educator for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Julie works part-time with Lalita Jefferies. Julie is unable to take on new patients.
Dr Andrea Baker
Andrea Baker trained as a Doctor later in life after initially working as a Physical Education Teacher and then completing a Degree in Chinese. After graduating as a Doctor in 2005, she has developed a special interest in preventative healthcare, well being, and women’s health. Andrea is unable to take on new patients.
Dr Fiona McLean
Dr Fiona McLean qualified in Auckland in 1983 and has been working in General Practice since 1990, mainly in Auckland but also in Taranaki, Melbourne and Dublin. Fiona is a generalist and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She is married with two sons in their late teens. Fiona is unable to take on new patients.
Dr Lalita Jefferies
Lalita has been part of Greenwood Medical Centre for many years. She completed her GP fellowship 2011 and enjoys all aspects of family medicine. She has a strong evidence based approach and enjoys lifestyle coaching and preventative Health. Lalita is married with 4 young adult sons. She is working closely with Dr Angela Zhang.
Dr Lekha Diesing
I grew up in Nelson and graduated from Otago Medical School in 2014. I have worked in a range of specialties at Christchurch and North Shore Hospital, including a year as a registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Christchurch. My particular interests include Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Sexual Health.
Dr Sam Harris
I graduated from the University of Auckland in 2016 and spent two years working in a range of specialties at Dunedin hospital as a house officer before switching to General Practice in December 2018. I find all aspects of medicine fascinating and am currently working towards a diploma in Dermoscopy (skin cancer).
I have been working at Greenwood Medical Centre since July 2021, often covering weekend shifts.
Outside of work I enjoy catching up with family and friends, hiking, travelling and spending time on the water.
Dr Ming Wu
Dr Ming Wu completed her medical degree at The University of Auckland in 2013. Prior to general practice she worked in a variety of specialties at Auckland City, Middlemore, North Shore and Greenlane Hospitals. Ming enjoys the diversity of general practice and is passionate about supporting her patients in achieving their health goals. She speaks both English and Mandarin, and in her spare time likes spending time with her husband and young daughter.
Dr James Cameron
I grew up in England and Brazil before moving to New Zealand where I completed studies in psychology and graduated medical school from the University of Auckland.
In the following three years I worked across Auckland’s three main hospitals in a range of specialities as a junior doctor.
I enjoy all aspects of General practice, am fluent in Portuguese and I have been working at Greenwood Medical Centre since 2021.