The Doctors Fred Thomas

Welcome to our practice

At The Doctors Fred Thomas we work with you to help make your future healthy. When health issues or accidents happen, we’re there to provide the care, advice and support you need. As your family doctor we’ve designed our modern, well-equipped medical centre with you in mind, centrally located on the North Shore. We also have a satellite clinic The Doctors Hauraki Corner with whom we share a close relationship. 

COVID-19 Notice: In Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 09 972 9020 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 09 972 9020 to start your registration

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

Our Services

Standard Hours

Monday to Friday:   8am - 5pm - temporary COVID hours

After Hours

For after hours care please visit for more information. ShoreCare 24/7 Urgent Care Clinic at Smales Farm. 

Satellite Clinic - The Doctors Hauraki Corner

Address: 308 Lake Road, Hauraki Corner, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Hours: Monday to Friday:  8.30am - 5pm

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Standard GP Consultation Monday - Friday

Age (years) Enrolled Casual
with CSC
 Non CSC
Child 0 - 13 Free $65  $65 FREE  
14 - 17 years $37 $80  $85 $36  
18 - 24 years $53 $85  $100 $49  
25 - 64 years $63.50 $85  $100 $53  
65+ years $58 $85  $100 $49  



Payment is due at the time of consultation. 
CSC = Community Services Card holder

Non Residents, all ages = $125



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 Kate Richardson

    Dr Kate Richardson

    Kate is a GPEP2 Registrar returning to Fred Thomas in December 2020 after having completed the first half of her GP training GPEP year with us.

    She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has special interests in women’s and child health.

    When not at work, she is generally running around after her toddler or enjoying time outdoors or at the gym

  • Dr Shelley Lichter

    Dr Shelley Lichter

    With Family Doctors @ Smales now closed permanently we want you to know that if you were enrolled with Shelley @ Smales you'll still be able to visit her here at The Doctors Fred Thomas. Our medical centre is friendly and modern with plenty of free car parking and wheel chair access. We look forward to welcoming you to The Doctors Fred Thomas


  • Dr Jonathan Coleman

    Dr Jonathan Coleman

    Dr Jonathan Coleman knows the North Shore community well, and has an interest in all aspects of family medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Auckland and also has a Diploma of Obstetrics.

  • Dr Alice Vermunt

    Dr Alice Vermunt

    Dr Alice Vermunt join The Doctors Fred Thomas at the beginning of August 2020. She completed her medical degree at The University of Auckland and she has worked in hospitals throughout Auckland. She is currently completing her 3rd and final year of GP training. Recently, Alice completed a Diploma in Palliative Care at Harbour Hospice, which is her special interest area, along with women's health

  • Dr Miriam Jobson

    Dr Miriam Jobson

    MBChB (Otago), Dip Paed (Auckland), GPEP registrar

    Miriam is a GPEP2 registrar returning to Fred Thomas in August 2018 having completed the first half of the GPEP1 year with us. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health. She completed her Diploma in Paediatrics (Auckland) in 2015.

    Outside of work Miriam can be found playing or watching netball, at the gym, having coffee with friends, or curled up with a book.

  • Dr Arthur Young

    Dr Arthur Young

    MB ChB (Otago); Dip Obst (Auckland); FRNZCGP

    Dr Arthur Young’s special interests are family medicine and minor surgery. Dr Young has been in practice on the Shore for over 30 years and is a Fellow with the Royal NZ College of GPs. He is currently working 3 days a week at Hauraki Corner. 

    On his days off he enjoys his golf, family, his granddaughters and wine tasting.


  • Dr Upeksha Settinayake

    Dr Upeksha Settinayake

    MB ChB (Auckland), PG Cert Women

    Dr Upeksha Settinayake has special interests in family medicine, women's health, geriatrics and palliative care. She has also previously worked as a high school doctor and enjoys working with young people.  She obtained Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2016.  In her spare time she enjoys creative writing and travel.

  • Dr Tracey Opperman

    Dr Tracey Opperman

    MB ChB (Auckland), FRNZCGP Family Medicine

    Dr Tracey Opperman has special interests in family health, children and women's health, and care of the elderly. Tracey has been in general practice since 2000 and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. She has two teenagers and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

    Currently not taking new patients.

  • Dr Beverley Howcroft

    Dr Beverley Howcroft

    MB BS (UK), DRCOG (UK), FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Minor Surgery, Travel Medicine, IUCD (Mirena) insertion

    Dr Beverley Howcroft’s special interests include family medicine, women’s health, family planning, paediatrics, travel medicine, skin cancer surgery and care of the elderly. As well as being a GP, Beverley undertakes Fellowship Assessments for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. This involves visiting general practitioners and medical practices throughout NZ. She is also a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

    Beverley is an avid traveller and in her spare time can be found at spin class, kayaking or occasionally playing golf.

    Currently not taking new patients.

  • Dr Veronica Lamplough

    Dr Veronica Lamplough

    MB ChB (Auckland), Dip Obst (Auckland), FRNZCGP

    Dr Veronica Lamplough is vocationally trained as a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. Her expertise is in all aspects of Family Medicine: women's health, paediatrics, care of the elderly and minor surgery.  In addition to her role as a GP, Veronica serves on Professional Conduct Committees convened by the Medical Council of NZ, and she is an educator and examiner for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. In her spare time Veronica is a keen gardener and enjoys Pilates and paddle boarding.

    Phone 972 9020 for an appointment.
    Currently not taking new patients.

  • Dr Rowan Waters

    Dr Rowan Waters

    MB ChB (Auckland), Dip Obst (Auckland), FRNZCGP Family Medicine, Geriatrics

    Rowan is passionate about all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in care of the elderly, women’s health and mental health. Rowan has practised on the Shore for over 30 years and she is a vocationally trained Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Rowan is a sailor, gardener and busy grandmother. Rowan is based solely at Fred Thomas and is unable to take on new patients at this stage.

    Currently not taking new patients.

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