General Services

Accident and Medical Services
Alternative medical advice is available via Dr Ruge
Blood pressure monitoring
Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen to warts and sun damaged skin)
Labtests laboratory on site
Dietary Advice
Diving Medicals – for intending recreational SCUBA divers
Driving Medical Examinations
ECG for diagnosis of heart problems
Health checks for prevention and early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc
Immunisations – childhood and adult
Insurance Examinations
Minor surgery for lumps, bumps and moles
Skin and Melanoma checks
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
Visiting podiatrist and massage therapist
Well Health Checks
Acupuncturist/massage therapist
Sexual health screening
Visiting general surgeon

General Medical Consultations

We have three fulltime General Practitioners – Dr Phillip Ruge, Dr Shanthi Selvakumar, and Dr Brian Thomson. They are fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners who are committed to providing comprehensive medical care to our patients. We deal with adult medical and surgical problems, children’s health, women’s health issues and accident and emergency care, while maintaining a focus on prevention with a holistic view of the individual. Our nurses also run Cardiovascular risk assessment clinics as well as Diabetic and Sexual health clinics. For a Cardiovascular risk assessment or a free Diabetes check please make an appointment with your Doctor’s Nurse.

Minor Surgery and Skin Cancer Checks

We provide free spot checks and minor surgical services for skin cancers and small lumps. The surgeries are performed on-site by GPs who are trained in this field. We also have a visiting General Surgeon, Mr Rishi Ram, who provides further surgical consultations and procedures on-site at an affordable cost.

Immunisations and Influenza Vaccination

We provide flu vaccinations, including H1N1 and travel vaccinations for all age groups according to the appropriate protocol. For travel vaccines and advice please make an appointment with your doctor first.

Well child check

For our under 6 year olds we provide developmental assessment, oral health care and medical care, as well as ongoing support. For further advice contact your Nurse.

Women’s health / Cervical Smears / Menopause

We have a female GP who specialises in women’s health and family planning and all nurses are trained in taking cervical smears and sexual health care, to provide full comprehensive healthcare for women. We also provide support and care for women going through menopause.

Childhood Immunisations

We have fully trained and certified nurses providing immunisations and also cervical cancer vaccination for the young female population (Gardasil). Please talk to our nurse for expert advice on immunizations and also about catch-up vaccinations.

Accident Care

We deal with all accidents, major and minor fractures and any appropriate follow-up.

Liquid Nitrogen

We provide treatment for warts and minor skin cancers with liquid nitrogen all day Monday – Wednesday.

Well Man and Well Woman checks

We as a practice believe prevention is better than cure, so all of our GPs are available to conduct well man or well woman checks. We are proactive about screening for prostate, breast and cervical cancer because early detection results in better outcomes for patients. Early detection and Preventive Healthcare leads to Good Health and Wellness.


Visiting Specialists

Mr Rishi Ram : General Surgeon FRACS

Rishi Holds a position as a consultant surgeon at Auckland City Hospital. He specialises in all general surgical fields and is a great asset having the involvement at the major hospital in Auckland.

Ph: 627 9176 or 522 5284 for appt.

Denise Lewins : Podiatrist

Denise is well known and has been in Blockhouse Bay for 16 years having moved here from Newmarket podiatry.

Ph: 627 9176 for appts Wed/Friday or see her website www.lewinspodiatry.co.nz