Founder & Clinical Director
Dr. Balwin Jassal
MBChB (Auck), MRNZCGP, Advanced Cert Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA)
Dr Balwin Jassal is the Founder and Clinical Director of Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre.
Dr Balwin Jassal graduated from the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine in 2009. He started his medical internship at the Waitemata District Health Board working in North Shore and Waitakere Hospital with varied specialties.
Between 2011 & 2012, he worked as a surgical registrar in various surgical sub-specialties at Auckland City Hospital. It is during this time, he developed a keen interest in Skin Cancer Management.
He subsequently joined private practice in 2013 and had worked in several Private Practices and Accident & Medical Centres around Auckland.
Dr Jassal brings a friendly and informal approach to consultations and enjoys practicing across the breadth of general practice. He has a keen special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine, and has been active in this field since 2013.
He has completed post-graduate training in Skin Cancer Management & Treatment (dermoscopy, diagnosis, biopsy and surgical techniques including skin flaps and grafts) and is Accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
Medicine has been his lifelong passion. He strongly believes in a “Holistic” approach with his patients.
Dr Jassal lives locally with his wife Yasmin. Outside of work, he loves taking long walks at the beach with his dogs Bo & Cujo and spending quality time with family and friends. He also enjoys travelling, sports and trying cuisines from different parts of the world.
Dr Zulaiha Giado
MBBS, FRNZCGP, PGCertHsc - Women's Health (UOA), PGCert-Skin Cancer Medicine
Dr Zulaiha is a specialist general practitioner, with a broad based training in internal medicine and women’s health.
Dr Zulaiha has obtained her fellowship with the Royal New Zealand college of General practitioners.
She completed her basic training in internal medicine as a medical registrar in Auckland, and then went on to complete her postgraduate certificate in women’s health at the university of Auckland. She has a special interest in women’s health and also offers LARC ( long acting reversible contraceptives) insertions and removals. She also has a keen interest in Geriatrics (older people’s health) and Chronic health conditions. ( Diabetes, heart and lung disease).
She obtained her post graduate training / experience in NZ after moving as a fresh graduate to NZ. She has worked for more that 5 years at North Shore, Waitakere and Auckland hospitals as a house officer and medical registrar, which gave her a good foundation and experience in a variety of sub-specialties.
Dr Zulaiha believes in a patient centred approach in which she can work with her patients to promote good healthcare.
Dr Zulaiha is originally from Sri Lanka, but lived in Ireland prior to moving to New Zealand in 2009. She enjoys baking, singing and spending quality time with her family. Her first language is English but is comfortable consulting in Sinhalese as well.
Founder and Managing Director
Yasmin Parmar is the Founder and Managing Director of Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre.
Yasmin is a qualified professional accountant who has worked as an auditor and in numerous positions within Multi Nationals Companies with over 12 years experience. Yasmin brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in management.
Yasmin ensures that Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre patients are a number one priority. Yasmin dedicates her energy to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of medical care and treatment support.
Yasmin lives locally with her husband, Dr Balwin Jassal. Outside of work, she loves taking long walks at the beach with her dogs Bo & Cujo and spending quality time with family and friends. She is an avid reader, traveler and foodie.
Originally from the Philippines, Ann has worked in Telecommunications for almost 5 years. She took some time off to be a stay at home mom before venturing back into the working community.
Ann’s positive outlook and cheerful attitude is a refreshing addition to Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre’s A - Team. She is approachable, loves to interact with people and have a good laugh.
In her spare time, Ann spends time with her husband and her 5 year-old daughter, Dana. Her guilty pleasures are watching suspense/thriller movies or TV series!
Our newest addition to the Northpoint Medical family is our brand spanking new Practice Nurse - Philippa Cameron.
Philippa is a Registered Nurse with experience in elective orthopedic and district health nursing. Philippa enjoys all aspect of nursing with special interest in preventative nursing, wound care and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. She values the relationships built with our patients and in ensuring that they feel comfortable and are well informed with their health management.
Philippa graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing from the University of Auckland.
Philippa grew up in Wellington but now lives locally with her partner and two cats. In her spare time Philippa enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as cooking and baking.
The team at Northpoint Medical has been spoilt by her amazing range of baked goodies! Feel free to chat and share with Philippa for some amazing recipes,
Nicole is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor.
She graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture (PGCert Acup) with AUT.
Nicole believes in whole-body wellness and the importance of maintaining our physical body. She achieves her approach with a combination of Neurokinetic Therapy, Acupuncture, Pilates and hands-on Physiotherapy. Nicole is currently one of the only two Neurokinetic Therapy Practitioner based in North Shore, Auckland.
She has various certifications in different Pilates equipment and pre & post-natal care. Some of her other qualifications include being a SFMA, Mulligan concepts and Mckenzie technique practitioner. She also has experience working with sports teams, acute hospital care, orthopedic and senior person rehabilitation care.
Nicole’s approach to physiotherapy allows her to work well with chronic conditions, motor control issues, dysfunctional movement patterns and injury prevention. She also has a special interest in jaw (TMJ) dysfunctions and its effect on the whole body.
During her free time, Nicole enjoys travelling, reading a book and eating good food.
To find out more and to book a consult please visit Nicole's website at https://www.so-physio.com/home
Library Lane Pharmacy
Library Lane Pharmacy is your friendly community pharmacy right next door to Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre!
Come on in for all your pharmacy services or get your over-the-counter/prescription medication from their professional and friendly staff. They are here to give you the helpful advice you need for all your medicines/health issues.
They offer a wide range of medication/supplements, cosmetics and gifts. They are also a New Zealand Post Agent. They provide all of New Zealand Post mailing services for domestic and international services in-store.