Our Doctors

Dr Penny Henley
MBChB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP
Experienced in general medical problems, also the health of women and children. Special experience also in medical care of the elderly. Penny is also a clinical supervisor of training General Practitioners with many Hawkes Bay General Practitioners having learned under her guidance.

Dr Michael Koch
FRNZCGP, Em Med, Acupuncture
Experienced in surgery and general practice. Special interests are orthopaedics, diabetes, pain therapy and palliative care.  Michael has a love of dermatology and is skilled in all aspects of minor surgery.  He is an Accredited doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.  This means that he has proven skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.

Dr Ian Taylor
BSc(Lab Med), MBBCh, Dip Sport Med, Dip Comm Em Med, RNZCGP
Special interests – sports injuries, orthopaedics, children, and emergency medicine.

Dr Mark Peterson
MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP
Mark is an experienced GP with a special interest in elderly care and gynaecology.

Dr Cormac Fitzgerald
MBChB, NUI, FRNZCGP
Enjoys all aspects of family medicine from paediatrics to care of the elderly with a special interest in stress management and mental wellness.

Dr Jo Randall
MBChB, FRNZCGP
Enjoys all aspects of family medicine with special interest in children, adolescents and emergency medicine.

Dr Keryn Powell
MBChB, Dip.Paeds
Special interests women’s health, paediatrics, palliative care. Keryn is also involved in training of future General Practitioners. She is currently involved in tutoring of senior GP registrars through the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr Jason Cook
BA, MBChB, PostGradDipPaeds, PostGradCert Travel Medicine (2014) , PostGradCert Health Sciences (2016, Addiction Assessment), FRNZCGP
Enjoys all aspects of family medicine with special interest in children, travel and sexual health.

Dr Darran Lowes                   MBChB, DipPaeds, CertEmergMed

Darran enjoys all aspects of general practice, with a special interest in child and adolescent health, emergency medicine, palliative care and men’s health.

Dr Samantha Newman       MBChB Hons. PGDipOMG

Samantha joined us in January 2018.  Samantha has a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy and menopause; she enjoys all aspects of family medicine.

Dr Samantha Stockwell     MBChB BSC(Hons) DipPaed

Samantha started with us initially in December 2016 and after a break to have a baby rejoined us in 2018.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in children and adolescents’ health.

Dr Celina Dewe                    BSc. MBChB PGDipOMG

Celina joined us in October 2018 and will be working as a locum for a few months.  Celina has a special interest in women’s health; she enjoys all aspects of family medicine.