Comprehensive Family Care
Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre specializes in family medicine. We know how important it is for families to have a doctor that knows and cares about them. Care is provided on a continuing basis with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Your family doctor is an important part of helping manage your family’s health and well being. We value the trust that families have in our medical advice and seek to constantly update our medical knowledge.
Our service includes the physical, social, behavioral and psychological care of your family members. We are here with medical expertise when you need us, no matter how old you are or how small or large the problem. Our doctors enjoy the continuum of caring for families over several generations.
We have experienced GPs and a Practice Nurse who are able to assist in women’s health issues. Our services include:
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening and advice
Pre-pregnancy planning and genetic testing for recessive diseases
Antenatal (Obstetric) care
Menopause advice and management
Anxiety and depression
Preventive health checks
Cardiac checks (heart disease is the biggest killer of women)
We believe it is desirable for all women aged over 18 years to attend their GP every 2 years for a women’s health check.
We understand that men have unique needs in terms of health and the way health services are accessed. We provide comprehensive Men’s Health services including:
Comprehensive preventative annual male health checks and screening for the detection of potential health issues
Depression and anxiety
Prostate screening and prostate concerns
Cardiac risk factor analysis
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening and advice
At the time of booking the appointment, it is suggested you mention to Reception whether you need a full general medical so that sufficient time can be booked.
Our doctors are highly qualified to assess and manage the medical needs of your babies, children and teenagers. We provide advice and health checks to ensure your child is developing well and remains healthy and happy. We also can provide all necessary vaccinations and will remind you when they are due.
Our Practice understands the concerns a parent can have about their sick child and we recognize that babies and young children can become unwell very quickly.
Our Practice Policy is to see babies and young children at short notice if a parent has serious concern. In order to minimize any potential barriers to seeing a doctor with a sick child, simply inform the reception staff and they will look after your needs and ensure an appointment is made as soon as possible.
We offer private and confidential assessments or advice regarding your sexual health.
This includes contraception, education and sexually transmitted infection (STI’s) assessment and treatment.
We offer free 1st trimester maternity care for our pregnant patients up to 13 weeks. This usually involves an assessment with your GP and referral for a pregnancy scan and routine antenatal blood tests.
Your GP will advise you on healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. It is recommended for women to take folic acid while they are trying to conceive and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to reduce the risk of spina bifida, and iodine during pregnancy and breastfeeding to reduce the risk of iodine deficiency for mother and baby.
We can also manage problems in early pregnancy and if necessary, facilitate referrals to specialist services. Beyond 13 weeks, our GP can recommend a lead maternity carer (LMC) to look after you for the rest of your pregnancy. This is usually a midwife or obstetrician.
Preventative Health & Management of Chronic Conditions
Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre provides basic and comprehensive health checks to manage and assess health status across the life span.
This includes :
Asthma Management Plans
Mental Health Plans
Health assessment for those aged 45-49 years of age
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Evaluation for a patient aged 40-49 years
If you are interested in completing an assessment, please make an appointment with our GP.
Advice and treatment is available for all aspects of fertility and contraception at the practice. Please book an appointment with our GP.
Our aim is to provide a one-stop travel health consultation to make your preparations for travel as smooth as possible.
If possible, we recommend a consultation at least six weeks before departure. We request you bring the following to your consultation:
Any records of previous vaccinations (if any)
Immunisation is a way of boosting the body’s immune system against specific infections. We provide a range of different immunisations on-site, many of which are free according to the Government Immunisation Schedule.
In addition to the free immunisations we also offer several elective immunisations including:
We also have an efficient recall system to remind you when the next immunisation is due.
For more information click on the following link www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation
Blood Test services are offered at the practice for *Registered Patients only for a small fee.
Labtest provides courier collection services at our practice for the convenience of our patients.
Our standard policy is that we need you to have seen a GP within the last six months to be able to request a repeat prescription.
For certain items, we may request that you need to make a Doctors appointment. For repeat prescriptions online please contact reception to sign up with the patient portal.
Children, 13 Years and Under - Repeat prescription is FREE!
An Electrocardiography, or ECG, is a machine that attaches to the surface of the skin via electrodes to measure the electrical activity of the heart. We have one on site and we use it to measure heart rhythm and detect abnormalities.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thinning of your bones and affects more than half of women and one third of men over the age of 60. We can offer intravenous infusions of Zoledronic acid (Aclasta®) as an effective treatment against osteoporosis. The medication is injected into the vein in the arm and drips in slowly over 15 to 30 minutes. The number of infusions will depend on your medical assessment.
Ferrinject for iron deficiency (ID) of different conditions i.e. associated with non-dialysis and dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD), inflammatory bowel disease, heavy menstrual bleeding, postpartum iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), or patients with chronic heart failure and iron deficiency. We can offer intravenous infusions of FERINJECT for treatment of iron deficiency when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. The diagnosis must be based on laboratory tests.
Ferrinject can be funded but a Special Authority is required and is dependent on a clinical situation i.e. specialist recommendation after assessment of results. It is up to patients to cover the cost for the infusion if they do not meet the requirement for special funding or they do not wish/intolerant to oral / intra muscular iron injections.
Iron is usually administered orally/ intra muscular injection/ through IV infusion.
Following review by your doctor, we can facilitate a range of minor surgical procedures in our well-equipped treatment rooms.
These procedures may include:
biopsy and excision of skin lesions
repair of lacerations
Implant insertions and removals (contraceptive implant)
resections of ingrown toenails
removal of cysts
Minor procedures require a longer consult. Please ensure you advise our reception staff upon making an appointment so that we can ensure adequate time is scheduled with your doctor.
Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre provides skin screening and care with modern, up to date technology. Our doctors have undergone specialized training to enable them to provide the best possible care and expertise for the detection and management of skin cancers.
We recommend regular skin cancer checks, particularly if you spend a lot of time in the sun for work or recreation.
Our services include the following:
screening for skin cancers with skin mapping for future reference
treatment and management of skin cancers including cryotherapy, specialised creams and surgery
corporate skin checks
A skin check takes around 30 minutes to complete and involves looking at all areas of your body.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand, The earlier a skin cancer is detected the easier it is to cure and there are now many treatment options available.Anything that is new or changing on your skin should be checked by your doctor.
Early detection is important so book your skin check today!
Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre has teamed up with So,Physio to offer our valued patients on site physiotherapy,
Physiotherapist Nicole Kwan believes in a whole-body approach and giving her clients the best care she can offer. Her services deviates from the conventional physiotherapy that addresses only symptoms and instead offers an assessment and treatment plan that is aimed in finding the root cause. Nicole believes in optimizing our body and keeping it in check before it starts to break down on us.
For more information, please visit Nicole's website at https://www.so-physio.com/home
Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre has our very first visiting specialist which is Dr Zaid Matti who offers Musculoskeletal Medicine to our valued patients on site.
As a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist, Dr Zaid Matti is skilled in the assessment and management of painful conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones).
For more information, please visit Dr Zaid's website at www.mskdoc.co.nz
FREE Hearing Screening with Dilworth
At Northpoint Medical & Skin Cancer you will be able to access FREE Hearing Screenings with Dilworth Hearing Audiologist.
Established in 1960 by a group of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, Dilworth Hearing are pioneers of audiology in New Zealand. They focus on delivering the highest quality of patient care.
Call us to book your FREE Screening today! Service is only available for patients that are 18 years and older.
For more information on Dilworth Hearing, please visit their website at https://dilworth.co.nz/about-us/