The Doctors Papamoa

Welcome to our practice

Our comprehensive general practice medical services are designed for the whole family. Our GPs are available by appointment, Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm. Enrolled patients can access our services at either The Doctors Bayfair or here at The Doctors Papamoa as our computers and files are linked.  On weekends (excluding public holidays) from 8am - 12pm we invite patients to visit us at The Doctors Bayfair.

Enrolling with us means you can visit either practice and access services 7 days a week avoiding high casual rates for weekend and after-hour consults. Our patients receive a premium, professional standard of care from our experienced team of general practitioners, nurses, and reception team.  Each of our GPs bring a commitment to quality family health care with specialist interests ranging from child, womens and mens health, sports medicine, minor surgery, specialist ACC work and occupational health. We run an array of nurses clinics including; diabetes, immunisation, wound clinic, ear suctioning, biopsies, healthy lifestyle, care plus, asthma, flu and a fracture clinic.

We are a Registered Provider for Immigration New Zealand.

COVID-19 Notice: in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 07 572 6002 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 07-572 6002 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

After Hours

If you require medical attention outside these standard hours please phone 07 572 6002 and follow the after hours instructions or go to The Doctors Bayfair, 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui.  They are open 8am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 12pm on weekends for walk-in care. We are now closed Public Holidays. 

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

 0 - 13 years                                                            FREE                   FREE                FREE                 
 14 - 17 years  $35 $19.50 $29
 18 - 44 years  $47 $19.50 $39
 45 - 64 years  $48 $19.50 $39
 65+ years  $44 $19.50 $39

Prices correct as at 13 August 2020

Prescription requests $25, same day prescriptions $35

NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

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 Virginia McGowan

    Dr Virginia McGowan

    RNZCGP Fellowship, MBChB, Dip Child Health

    Dr Virginia (Ginny) McGowan studied medicine at Otago University, Dunedin, graduating in 2002. She worked at Tauranga Hospital before going into general practice. Ginny has a special interest in women's and children's health, contraception and family general practice

  • Dr Ram Naidu

    Dr Ram Naidu

    FRNZCGP, MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed Orthopaedics (Singapore); Advanced Certificate Dermoscopy (Distinction), SCCA; Advanced Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, SCCA

    Ram was born and raised in Singapore. He completed his medical training from the National University of Singapore and migrated to New Zealand in 2009. Working in Waikato, Whangarei, Hutt and Wellington hospitals was enriching and a fabulous opportunity to make friends. He is an accredited doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) and has advanced plus accreditation for the skin cancer service with the Western Bay of Plenty PHO.

  • Nurse Practitioner Lorraine Hogan

    Nurse Practitioner Lorraine Hogan

    Lorraine has completed her Clinical Masters in Nursing and registered as a Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Lorraine has spent time working in busy Emergency Departments, orthopaedics, general medicine, primary care clinics and child health. She has a special interest in acute care, paediatrics, women's health and general health and wellness. Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys on the farm and other outdoor activities the Bay has to offer.

  • Dr Justin Tweeddale

    Dr Justin Tweeddale

    Dr Justin Tweedale grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where he completed his medical degree at the University of Cape Town before moving to the UK with his wife and children. He qualified as a GP in the UK and worked for seventeen years in general practice in Winchester. Justin returned to work as a GP partner in private practice in East London, South Africa, for three years, before coming to the Bay of Plenty. Justin's areas of special interest in medicine are diabetes, paediatrics, and functional medicine. He is thriving on the Kiwi lifestyle and living in beautiful Tauranga.

  • Dr Richard Roberts

    Dr Richard Roberts

    Dr Richard Roberts was born in South Africa and studied in Cape Town. He emigrated to NZ in 1990 and initially worked at Kaitaia Hospital as a Physician Anaesthetist for two years. Richard then moved to Hamilton in 1992 and worked as a GP in his own practice from 1992 to 2016, after which he moved to Mount Maunganui and has been living here since July 2016. Richard is married with 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 2 small dogs [Lowchens]. He loves to walk his dogs daily along the beach, weather permitting. In his spare time Richard can be found playing the Irish drum [Bodhran] and his wife plays the Irish whistle and flute. Other hobbies include attempting to paint a little and helping his wife with her Japanese poetry. [Which she is very good at, with many publications]. Other interests are travel and travel!!!

  • Dr Julie Edwards

    Dr Julie Edwards


    Julie Edwards grew up on the South East Coast of England and completed her medical training in London. She first discovered New Zealand during her travels after her medical elective in Bangladesh and knew she would return. She worked mainly in the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine both in the UK and New Zealand.

    She completed her General Practice training in Cardiff, Wales in 2008. Julie moved to Tauranga in June 2009 and loves the climate and the lifestyle the Bay offers. She also enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and cuisines, cooking, sport and the outdoors, especially tramping, tennis and windsurfing.

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