Our Doctors


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, FRNZCGP, 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 senior GP registrars through the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr Darran Lowes           MBChB, Dip.Paeds, 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 Helen Saywell       MBChB  Post Grad Dip

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

Dr Chris Kirton            MBChB, FRNZCGP, Post Grad 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.

Dr Anna Flatt            BBMedSc, MBChB, Post Grad Women’s Health

Anna has returned to Hawkes Bay after 13 years away studying and working.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice and particularly enjoys women’s and children’s health.

Dr Celina Dewe            B.Sc, MBChB, Dip Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Celina enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interests in women’s health and sexual health.

Dr Samantha Stockwell BSc Hons, MBChB, Dip. Paeds

Samantha started with us in December 2016. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in children and adolescents health. Samantha left to have her two children and we are delighted to have her back again working with us in 2022.

Dr Fraser Smith BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP.

Fraser completed his training in the UK and enjoys all aspects of general practice. He has a special interest in lifestyle medicine, whilst also currently undertaking further training in skin cancer diagnosis.