Dr Bruce Henderson
Dr Bruce Henderson - BHB, MBChB, Dip Paediatrics, FRNZCGP
Bruce grew up in West Auckland and graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1993. He married and then worked in a number of House Officer posts around Auckland and Hamilton. He worked in Starship and gained his Diploma in Paediatrics. He then moved to Manly Medical Centre and gained his Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 1997. He also acts as an examiner for the New Zealand Medical Council, examining overseas doctors wishing to practice medicine in New Zealand
He is the father to three growing teenage sons. His interests include outdoor pursuits and was a leader of the local Boys Brigade (Iconz) for several years.
Dr Ingemar Charslund
Dr Ingemar Charslund - MBChB (WITS), FRNZCGP, FNZCAM
Dr Charslund was born in South Africa. He graduated in 1987, initially working in gynaecology and obstetrics before being conscripted into the military. After completed compulsory service he worked in a group general practice for 10 years.
He then moved to England where he worked in a paediatric unit before moving on to New Zealand.
Dr Charslund has been working as a General Practitioner in manly since 2001.
He is married with two children.
In 2006 Dr Charslund broadened his scope of practise and qualified as an appearance medicine physician. He specialises in injection of botulinum toxin type A for wrinkles as well as the placement of fillers in order to improve and freshen ones appearance. In addition he runs surgical sessions for the removal of skin cancers and unsightly skin lesions with the use of electrocautery. His main focus however has been and will remain the provision of accessible medical care in a friendly environment
Dr Jo Blakey
Dr Jo Blakey - MBChB Dip Obs, DCH, PGDip Sport Med, FRNZCGP
Jo is passionate about family medicine and has worked at Manly Medical Centre since 2014.
Prior to that, she had been working in General Practice since 2000. Jo holds postgraduate qualifications in child health, obstetrics and gynaecology and sports medicine. She has also been for many years, and continues to be, a medical educator for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. This involves assisting General Practice trainee doctors to attain their fellowship status with the College.
Jo is married and is a busy Mum to 3 children. Outside of medicine, her interests include walking, music and movies. She has previously run several half marathons and a full marathon but her activities now revolve around walking her dog and running around after her children!
Dr Kati Mackie
Dr Kati Mackie - MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP
Kati trained in London qualifying in 1994. Following that she completed her postgraduate qualifications in general practice, obstetrics, gynaecology and family planning.
After 10 years in her own practice in London she and her family relocated to the Hibiscus Coast, the home town of her partner, for a more relaxed kiwi lifestyle for the children. She has worked on the coast since 2006 in general practice, at the local Accident and Medical centre and the Hibiscus Hospice. She joined Manly Medical Centre in 2014.
Kati and Eddie have 4 children so their down time is spent on the side lines of the local sports fields, fishing and camping.
Dr Joy Sutton
Dr Joy Sutton - B.Sc.(Hons), MD, Dip. Internal Medicine (USA), FRNZCGP
Dr Sutton was an adult medicine consultant prior to migrating to New Zealand in 2005 and shifting over to general practice.
She enjoys the variety of challenges encountered in general practice and is happy performing minor surgery in the clinic.
Dr J.D. Naidoo
Dr J.D. Naidoo - MBChB, FRNZCGP
JD has been in General Practice for 30 years having owned three practices so far. He qualified in South Africa in 1987 where he ran his own practice for 12 years. He then moved to New Zealand 18 years ago, where he started in a practice on the west coast of the South Island. He moved to Auckland for personal and family reasons almost two years ago. JD regards himself as a good generalist GP with specific interests in dermatology, minor surgery, musculoskeletal medicine, geriatric medicine and he performs the Snore-Op. This is an operation to help people who have troublesome snoring. For more information on Snore-Op, click here.
JD is married with five children, three adult sons and two daughters. In his spare time, he loves cooking, fishing, volleyball, woodwork and vintage cars (doesn't own one yet!)
He sincerely believes with time, he will grow to become part of the Hibiscus Coast community.
Dr Marcia Walker
Dr Marica Walker- BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP
Marcia is a vocationally registered GP from Auckland, of Ngati Porou and Whakatohea decent. She comes from a large family of doctors across a range of specialties, who all share a similar passion for health.
After finishing school in Waipukurau, she returned to complete her medical degree at the University of Auckland. She subsequently gained a diploma in paediatrics in 2008 after spending some of her post graduate time at Starship Children’s Hospital and really enjoying that.
She always knew she wanted to be a GP and as soon as she completed her hospital based internship, she applied for training with the Royal New Zealand College of GPs and gained her fellowship in 2013.
She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, following families through the various stages of their lives, and has a particular fondness for procedural medicine. Procedures she offers include: Botulinum toxin A injections for fine lines of the face, neck and hyperhidrosis. Hyaluronic Acid Injections for facial contouring and lip rejuvenation. Minor surgery (cyst removal, skin lesions, scar revision, wedge resections).
Dr Chris Benton
Dr Chris Benton - BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP
Chris worked as a general locum for various practices on the Hibiscus Coast in 1989 and 1990 before commencing his own full time practice at Manly Medical Centre in 1991. Since mid 2014 he has worked part time as a locum to Dr Jo Blakey allowing time for work-life balance including post graduate university studies in astronomy. He is also proud to be involved with the Hibiscus Hospice, which does a wonderful job serving the local community. Throughout the year he also acts as an examiner for the New Zealand Medical Council, examining overseas doctors wishing to register and practice medicine in New Zealand.
Dr Maggie Hack
Dr Maggie Hack - MBBS, MRCGP (UK), MRCP, DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Maggie Hack was born in England where she trained as a doctor at St Georges Hospital Medical School, London. She spent her early years working in hospital medicine before training to be a GP- qualifying in 2000. She worked as a GP for 12 years before emigrating to New Zealand at the end of 2012 and has worked on the Coast since March 2013. Maggie has been working with Kati Mackie at Manly Medical Centre since November 2014.
She lives on the North Shore with her husband and two teenage sons.
Maggie is interested in all aspects of general practice but in particular Women's Health, Cardiology and Diabetes management.
Dr Paddy Grant
Dr Paddy Grant- BHB, MBChB
Paddy was born and grew up in Christchurch. He worked as a quantity surveyor, truck driver and a soldier before studying medicine at Otago. He has been a GP since 1982 and worked throughout New Zealand before settling in Whangaparaoa in 2003. His interests include his children, grandchildren, sailing and motorcycling.