The Doctors Bureta

Welcome to our practice

The Doctors Bureta is a family based general practice and is located at the top of Bureta Road in the Otumoetai/Brookfield area of Tauranga. Our doctors proudly provide a wide range of services to over 4,700 enrolled patients.

COVID-19 Notice: in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 07 576 7912 to book appointments. To ensure everyone gets the help they need and keep you safe, we may screen  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.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited, please phone or email reception to discuss availability

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

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment here 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.

Other nearby practice in our network that you can enrol with

We'd love to have you as one of our patients, but if you're unable to wait until our enrolments are open again we can suggest this nearby practice in our network that you can enrol with now:

How to enrol online with this alternative practice

You can enrol online at The Doctors Tauranga - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  Enrol Here Online

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 07-576 7912 to start your registration

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

Our Services

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
We warmly welcome new patients to enrol with us

Closed weekends and all public holidays. 

After Hours

For after hours care, please call our number 07 576 7912 and you will be diverted to a nurse for medical advice. You can go to The Doctors Bayfair 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, open Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm and Saturday - Sunday 8am - 12pm. Closed public holidays.

Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Ave, Tauranga, is open until 9pm phone 07 577 0010

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Christmas Hours & Holiday Hours

During the Christmas Period our Opening Hours will be

- Monday - Friday - 8-5pm

Closed - 
Friday 25th - Monday 28th December, Friday 1st - Monday 4th January



Patient Fees

Fees for Patient Consultations

 Age Enrolled Casual International ACC enrolled
0 - 13 FREE FREE $120 FREE
14 - 17 $34 $40 $120 $28
18 - 44 $44 $80 $120 $39
45 - 64 $44 $80 $120  $39
65+ $42 $80 $120 $39

Effective August 2020

  • All materials used will be charged in addition to the consultation fee
  • Fees are GST inclusive and may be subject to change
  • Casual patients are required to pay prior to receiving treatment
  • Administration Fee of $10 if consult not paid on the day, which is removed if paid within 24 hours

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

  • Dr Peter Latchman

    Dr Peter Latchman


  • Nurse Katie Beck

    Nurse Katie Beck

  • Medical Centre Manager Simone Hunter

    Medical Centre Manager Simone Hunter


  • Nurse Practitioner Megan

    Nurse Practitioner Megan


  • Dr Maxine Beetham

    Dr Maxine Beetham

    MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Bachelor Human Biology, Bachelor Nursing

    Dr Maxine Beetham is originally from Tauranga, moving to Auckland to study medicine and then undertaking work as a doctor at Rotorua Hospital, Waikato Hospital in ICU, and back to her home town to work at Tauranga Hospital. Maxine has a special interest in maternity, paediatric and palliative care medicine.

  • Nurse Karen

    Nurse Karen

    RGN, NDN, CPT, Advanced diabetes paper

    Karen has experience as a practice nurse, district nurse, clinical placement teacher and in orthopaedics. Her special interest lies in diabetes, women's health, education and assessment.

  • Dr Gareth Blackshaw

    Dr Gareth Blackshaw

    BA, MBChB, Dib Obs, Dip Practical Dermatology, Dip Dermoscopy, FRNZCGP

    Gareth trained in Wellington and has worked overseas before moving to the Bay of Plenty in 1997 with his wife Jane and 3 daughters. Special interest areas include family medicine, care of the elderly, skin conditions and surgery.Gareth has been involved in medical education, training registrars and colleagues, and helped establish the BOP Clinical School. 

    He has completed many multisport events, enjoys most outdoor activities, and spends his remaining time on the orchard and carrying musical equipment around for his daughters gigs.

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Latest News

May Newsletter

Click here for our latest newsletter and what is going on in our practice to meet your needs.

Your Feedback

  • We welcome your feedback and always strive to provide the best care and advice.  Let us know how we did. If things didn't go the way you wanted there may be something we can do to help put it right.

    1.  Online Form Direct to Your Medical Centre

    2.  Or Email Our Clinical Advisory Team

    • If you don’t feel comfortable talking with anyone in your medical centre directly, you can complete the feedback form below and one of our National Clinical Advisory Team will follow up with you.
  • 3.  Or for more information and other ways to give feedback, you can also contact:

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