The Doctors Waipawa

Welcome to The Doctors Waipawa. We proudly serve the rural township of Waipawa and surrounding areas with general practice medical services. The practice is computerised using MedTech 32 patient management system, and as a satellite clinic of The Doctors Hastings, we are fully supported by the Hastings practice team. We warmly welcome new patients.

Our doctors are supported by three experienced practice nurses and two receptionists. Minor surgical procedures, blood tests, nurse specialty clinics and a visiting midwife are available.  We are proud to be RNZCGP 'Cornerstone' quality accredited, which is the national quality mark for general practice.

Further services, including mental health services, visiting specialists, district nurse and investigations clinic are just seven kilometres away, in Waipukurau.
Enrolled patients are also welcome to visit The Doctors Hastings which is open 7 days, 8 am to 8 pm weekdays, 8am - 6pm weekends. Our doctors also take part in the Hastings roster.

The closest base hospital is Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital, 50 kms away in Hastings. This is a 400-bed accredited facility and regional centre for acute services. It provides medical, surgical, specialist assessment and rehabilitation services. Ambulance services can be at the practice within 10 minutes and it takes approximately another 40 to reach the hospital.

Our services

Health clinics

Our health clinics include:

  • Sexual health
  • Contraception
  • Minor surgery
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Healthy eating

Nurse practitioner

Introducing Yvonne Little, our Nurse Practitioner, who works closely with Drs Carney and Proehl and the nursing team to provide a professional team approach to medical advice and care.  Yvonne is qualified to assess, diagnose, refer and prescribe medication and provide advice, management and support for acute and long term medical conditions. Yvonne will work in partnership with patients and family/whanau to promote health and wellbeing. 

The Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced nursing skills and experience. Nurse Practitioners are accredited by the NZ Nursing Council following completion of a Clinical Master’s Degree.  Nurse practitioners are qualified to complete assessment, diagnosis and referral, prescribe medication and provide advice, management and support for acute and long term medical conditions. 

Healthy lifestyle clinic

These clinics are run in a friendly, non-judgmental environment (one on one) from The Doctors Waipawa centre on Monday afternoons. Each appointment is 45 minutes in length.

The intention of this clinic is to assist clients with diabetes, cholesterol (healthy eating) and smoking cessation to become more aware of and better able to self-manage their health.

Whilst these clinic appointments are set up to see the patient as an individual, it has been beneficial and is encouraged to bring along a support person(s) especially family/whanau, as this allows the information to be disseminated to a wider audience but also allows a holistic focused approach.
In the clinic we provide:

  • Someone to listen to the patients concerns (medical or otherwise).
  • Resource materials such as handouts and websites.
  • Education about the patient’s condition; use of devices such as glucometer, inhalers etc, and self-management skills.
  • Cardiovascular risk assessments.
  • Referrals to other person(s) or agencies for assistance, testing, and ongoing care such as green prescription, move to improve, podiatry, retinal screening, dietician etc.

The clinic is available to all our enrolled patients. These clinics are funded for those who meet the criteria.


Open 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Patient charges

For standard GP consultations (up to 15 minutes):


 Age Enrolled
0-12 FREE
13-17 $24
18-24 $36
25+ $36



 Age Enrolled
Under 6 FREE
6-17 $35
18-24 $62
25+ $64


ACC enrolled

 Age Enrolled
0-12 FREE
13-17 $18
18-24 $23
25+ $23


ACC casual

 Age Enrolled
0-12 FREE
13-17 $20
18-24 $25
25+ $25


Overseas visitor

 Age Enrolled
0-12 $90
13-17 $90
18-24 $90
25+ $90


For charges for special procedures, longer consultations, please enquire at reception. A $6 surcharge applies at weekends if you are seen at The Doctors, Hastings. 

Our Doctors

Nurse Practitioner NP Yvonne Little


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Dr Charles Carney

MBBS MRCGP, Teaching Supervisor

Experience / Special Interest: General practice
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Dr Corinna Proehl

FRNZCGP (NZ) PhD - Director, Teaching Supervisor

Experience / Special interests: General practice, women's health, sexual health (Waipawa/Hastings), Paediatrics

Enrol now

We are usually able to enrol new patients, but in early 2018 we have very limited availability. Call us today or pop in to discuss.

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