The team

CLINICAL 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.

MD, General Practitioner

Dr. Reza Mofrad

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Dr. Reza Mofrad completed his medical degree in 1996. He has worked many years in various hospitals in Emergency Medicine and GP practices in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Reza enjoys the variety in general practice and believes in wholesome health promotion, preventive medicine, and continuity of care. Dr. Reza has interests in Minor Surgery and Ultrasound.

Outside of work, Dr. Reza is a dedicated father and husband.

Dr. Reza has been happily married for 26 years and his son is studying at Auckland University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is a passionate gardener, an avid reader, and loves history.

He speaks both English and Farsi fluently.

NURSE PRACTITIONER

MANPREET KAUR

BHSc, PGDip Health Sciences, Master of Nursing

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Manpreet completed her nursing degree in 2008 in India and immigrated to New Zealand in 2009. Her early nursing years were spent working in aged care as a Registered Nurse in various centres in New Zealand. Post her training, clinical education and postgraduate certification, Manpreet is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.

Manpreet specializes in older adults and primary care.

Aside from working with us here at Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre, Manpreet runs independent clinics in residential aged care facilities in Auckland. Manpreet is a passionate Nurse Practitioner and strongly believes in patient centred care which emulates our ethos in Northpoint Medical.

Manpreet lives locally with her family. Outside of work, Manpreet enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She’s a foodie at heart and loves to explore various cuisines!

Manpreet is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Manpreet is available every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30pm to 5.45pm.

Practice Nurse

Dominique Walker

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Dominique is an experienced Registered Nurse working with adult mental health in acute medical care and in community practice. She values a person-centered approach to care and is highly passionate about mental health.

Dominique graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing and has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences, focusing on Mental Health and Addictions at the University of Auckland.

Dominique has an amazing ability to connect with people. Her infectious feel-good attitude and bright smile bring such a positive vibe to the Northpoint Medical Team.

Outside of work, Dominique enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She loves playing board games and creating art through drawing, designing, music, and poetry.

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.

Physiotherapist

Nicole Kwan

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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.

Pharmacy

Library Lane Pharmacy

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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.

Medical Receptionist

Dee Sambada

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Originally from Indonesia, Dee immigrated to New Zealand in 2019.

Dee previously worked professionally as an Administrator in Corporate Property for 6 years in Singapore and Indonesia. Dee is always up for new challenges and breaking free from her comfort zone by migrating to a new country and venturing into a new career path in healthcare.

Dee is passionate about interacting with people from different walks of life and learning about their experiences.

Dee is a natural linguist. She is self-taught and speaks multiple languages from English, Bahasa, Korean, and currently learning to master the Japanese language. She is naturally quick-witted which makes it easier for her to learn new things.

Outside of work, Dee enjoys camping, road trips while listening to music and spending time with her loved ones and friends.

Medical Receptionist

Claudia Harrison

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Claudia is our part time Medical Receptionist.

Claudia previously worked in the service industry as a Travel Agent booking holiday packages for clients all over the world until Covid came knocking! Undeterred, Claudia decided to use the opportunity to pursue her passion in healthcare and is currently studying Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) at Auckland University of Technology.

It is now Claudia’s new found passion and she is really enjoying all aspects of nursing.

Claudia loves meeting and connecting with new people and helping where possible.

In her spare time she loves spending time with friends and family, watching movies and going to the beach.

Medical Receptionist

Ashleigh Sadgrove

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Ashleigh is our part time Medical Receptionist.

She is currently in Uni, majoring in psychology and criminology with keen interest in mental health and providing care for her community. With 6 years of experience in customer service and a keen interest in personal well-being, Ashleigh strives to understand and support people to the best of her abilities.

Her strong desire to engage with and build relationships with people has helped her to fully embrace her position as a Medical Receptionist.

Outside work, Ashleigh enjoys coffee dates and quality time with friends.

Her favourite pastimes are reading poetry, creating music playlists, and sitting on a couch in the sun with her flatmates.

Founder and Managing Director

Yasmin Parmar

Yasmin Parmar is the Co – 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.

Practice Administrator

Ann Cudillo

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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!

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