Albany Family Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice

Our practice has been proudly providing health care and advice in the Albany area for over 30 years. Together the doctors who work in the practice have over 150 years of General Practice experience. 

We are proud to be Cornerstone Accredited. Our Doctors cover a wide range of specialties between them including womens health, wound care, travel medicine and minor surgery. We take pride in being a family friendly practice and welcome new patients.

COVID-19 Notice: In Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 09 415 89 59 to book an appointment or if you have questions. To ensure everyone gets the help they need, and stays safe, we'll be screening all appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe through COVID-19. When you phone or visit the clinic we'll ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's our part in helping keep our community safe and healthy. 

We do COVID-19 testing and our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We do COVID-19 testing in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required. This means there's no additional risk to you when you visit for other medical issues. We have strict infection prevention standards in place.

Nearby The Doctors designated COVID-19 testing stations

The Doctors Red Beach, The Doctors WaimaukuThe Doctors New Lynn, The Doctors Onehunga, The Doctors Ti Rakau, The Doctors Middlemore

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  Enrol Here Online

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online form. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to including a copy of your suitable identification

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 09 415 8959 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our Services

Standard Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm 
Friday 8am - 5.30pm

After Hours

Shorecare Urgent Care at Smales Farm, Takapuna Phone: 4867777 Open 24 hours 24/7.
Shorecare Urgent Care at NorthCross, 948 Eastcoast Road: 4867777 Open 8am – 8 pm 7days except public holidays.

If you have a medical emergency, call 111


Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Standard Fees

Standard GP Consultation

8am - 6pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays)

Age Fees
0 - 13 years FREE
14 - 17 years $38
18 - 24 years $50
25 - 44 years $60
45 - 64 years $60
65+ years $49

Community Services Card (CSC) fees are $13.00 for 14-17 years and $19.50 for 18+ years

Payment to be made at time of consultation. A billing fee of $10.00 will apply if not paid at time of consultation. Unpaid accounts will incur late payment fees and collection costs. Failure to attend a booked appointment without reasonable notice will incur a $25.00 charge.


Our Team

  • Dr Lee-Chen Gan

    Dr Lee-Chen Gan

    I was born and raised in Malaysia. After completed a medical degree in Taiwan, I immigrated to New Zealand in 2007. Here, I gained a Postgraduate Diploma of Child Health in 2010 and GP fellowship in 2014. I perform minor surgeries. I am able to do ingrown toenail, simple skin lesion excision and steroid injections (shoulder, knee, carpal tunnel, trigger finger etc). I speak fluent English and Chinese. I understand most Taiwanese, Cantonese but am not able to speak them. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing tennis and violin.

  • Dr Helen Sharp

    Dr Helen Sharp

    I am originally from Christchurch. After spending High School in the UK I returned with the family to NZ and did my medical training at Otago University graduating in 1993. I headed back to the UK where I did my vocational training in General Practice and worked in the NHS for 24 years. We were keen to experience the wonderful Kiwi lifestyle so my husband moved from the RAF to the RNZAF based at Whenuapai and I have been very fortunate in joining the fabulous team at AFMC.

  • Dr Samar Hamid

    Dr Samar Hamid

    I completed my Medical Degree in Pakistan in 1996. I completed my hospital and GP training in NSW and Victoria in Australia. I have recently moved to New Zealand with my husband and three children. I am Vocationally registered. I am fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.
  • Nurse Alison Payne

    Nurse Alison Payne

    I emigrated from the UK in 2013. I have over 25 years experience of paediatric nursing both in hospital and in the community setting. I have also worked ad a Public Health nurse and was instrumental in commencing an opportunistic vaccination program within the local hospital. I enjoy the diversity of my role as a Practice Nurse and am particularly interested in paediatrics, emergency medicine and vaccination.

  • Nurse Annette O'Sullivan

    Nurse Annette O'Sullivan

    I have been a Practice Nurse since 1995, a large proportion of those years spent at Albany Family Medical Centre. Along with contact with people, I enjoy the vast diversity that Practice Nursing brings, and my areas of special interest are Childhood Vaccination, Wound care, and Asthma and Diabetes Clinic teaching. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, walking and biking with friends.

  • Nurse Anna Wang

    Nurse Anna Wang

    My employment at AFMC started in July 2014 and I am really enjoying working with my kind, funny dedicated colleagues. I feel lucky to be part of this wonderful team.

    I love travelling, and am an enthusiastic foodie. I'm enjoying my New Zealand experiences - particularly surf school at Piha, and I recently learnt to SCUBA dive.

  • Nurse Mary Thuell

    Nurse Mary Thuell

    I started with AFMC in 1997 and have been humbled and privileged to have been able to share so many wonderful people's lives and families. My special interests are now paediatrics, wound care, emergency medicine, and collaborating with my colleagues to provide a standard of care which I believe we can be very proud of. 

  • Dr Grace Beshara

    Dr Grace Beshara

    I emigrated to NZ in 2001. It is a great opportunity to work with the team at Albany Family Medical Centre. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and my special interests are women's and children's health. In my spare time I enjoy doing activities with my family and two children.

  • Dr 'Harry' Martin

    Dr 'Harry' Martin

    After qualifying as a doctor in the UK, I travelled extensively before settling in Auckland in 1993. Being a GP and working with the team is great! I like all aspects of General Practice particularly children and women's health. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young adult children, music, cycling, being outdoors and planning future adventures.

  • Dr John Kyle

    Dr John Kyle

    John first started as a General Practitioner in Albany in 1985 working in solo practice  until 2001 at which time he joined Paul and Philip at the current address. For many years he functioned as an examiner for the Royal New Zealand College of GP's and currently is a teaching partner with the Department of General Practice at the University of Auckland. In his spare time (when he gets some!) he enjoys painting, fishing and playing guitar.

  • Dr Philip Gluckman

    Dr Philip Gluckman

    Third generation of NZ doctors - an old family curse. Keen musician, my novel "Harry from the Agency" is available in all libraries. Absolutely love my job and I have a special interest in treating patients with Hyperhidrosis.

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