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. She currently focuses on rest home care and Accident and Urgent care.  Penny has also been 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.  Jason is currently the clinical supervisor for training General Practitioners.

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 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 Helen Saywell       MBChB  Post Grad Dip

Helen was a Registrar at the practice for 6 months in 2018.  She has joined us recently as a permanent GP.  Helen enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in paediatrics.

Dr Natasha Ramathas     MBChB BMLSci PGDipMLSci PGCert Women’s Health

Natasha has returned after a break to have a baby.  She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, with a special interest in women’s health.

Dr Chris Kirton

MBChB, FRNZCGP.  Postgrad Certificates in Sports Medicine, Dermoscopy [skin cancer diagnosis] & Skin Cancer Surgery

Chris enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has undertaken additional training in skin cancer treatment, sports medicine and ENT conditions.