The team

Co-Founder & Clinical Director

Dr. Balwin Jassal

MBChB (Auck), FRNZCGP, Advanced Cert in Dermatoscopy & Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA)

Dr. Balwin Jassal is the Co – Founder and Clinical Director of Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre.

Dr Balwin is a Fellow of The Royal New Zealand College of General practitioners.

Dr. Balwin Jassal graduated from the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine in 2009.

He completed his medical internship with Waitemata District Health Board working at North Shore and Waitakere Hospital with varied specialties.

Between 2011 & 2012, he worked as a surgical registrar in various surgical subspecialties at Auckland City Hospital. During this time, he developed a keen interest in Skin Cancer Management.

He subsequently joined a 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.

Having completed post-graduate training in Skin Cancer Management, Treatment and achieving Advance Certificates, he is highly trained in the diagnosis with digital dermoscopy. He has completed >1000 surgical procedures and is able to perform advanced techniques such as 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.

Founder and Managing Director

Yasmin Parmar

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 of experience. Yasmin brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in management.

Yasmin ensures that Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre patients are the 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.

Specialist General Practitioner

Dr Zulaiha Giado

MBBS, FRNZCGP, PGCertHsc – Women’s Health (UOA), PGCert-Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr Zulaiha is a specialist General practitioner, with a special interest in Women’s health and contraception. She is very passionate about providing Women’s Health services to her local community.

She obtained her fellowship with the Royal New Zealand college of General practitioners, and has completed her postgraduate certificate in women’s health at the university of Auckland.

She obtained her post graduate training / experience in NZ after moving as a fresh graduate to NZ in 2009. She has worked for more than 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.

At Northpoint Medical, Dr Zulaiha offers limited appointments for women’s health consultations and also offers LARC services. (Long acting reversible contraceptives) This includes IUD/IUS (Mirena and copper Devices) and implant/ Jadelle insertions and removals. She is also an accredited LARC provider under the WDHB POAC scheme under which LARC services are free eligible groups.

Community service card holders or/ and high risk groups may qualify for this free LARC service (please contact our reception for more details).

Practice Administrator

Ann Cudillo

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!

Practice Nurse

Philippa Cameron

Philippa is a Registered Nurse with experience in elective orthopedic and district health nursing. Philippa enjoys all aspects of nursing with a special interest in preventative nursing, wound care, and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. She values the relationships built with our patients and ensuring that they feel comfortable and are well informed about 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 some amazing recipes.


Nicole Kwan

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.


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.

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