Meet our team of Doctors at Family Doctors Whangaparaoa.
Our Team of Doctors
We are committed to providing high-quality medical care for all our enrolled patients.
Dr Peter Hall came to work on the Coast in 1987, has raised his family here and is very much part of the community He trained at Auckland Medical School before completing a Diploma in Obstetrics and then going on to gain his Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Peter enjoys looking after families and is now seeing some of the babies he delivered growing up to have children of their own. His special interests are ADHD and travel medicine, as well as doing minor surgery. Peter is the founder and owner of Whangaparaoa Family Doctors and has expanded the practice to include a very impressive team of General Practitioners.
Dr Catherine Ripley has been a resident on the Hibiscus Coast since 1994 when she came to work at Family Doctors. She has 3 children and her husband Paul is a Nurse Specialist. Catherine has also had time overseas working in the Kingdom of Tonga and having a year in Canada. She loves being a family GP and being a part of the team here at Family Doctors.
Minet is South African but did work in Rotorua previously for seven years before returning to her native country to run her own practice for ten years. She now lives in Manly with her husband Alex and three school-age children. Her hobbies are reading, cooking and cycling. Minet is a very experienced and knowledgeable GP and is great with patients.
Coran grew up in Whangarei and has degrees in both Medicine and Pharmacy from Otago University. He worked as a registered Pharmacist in Queenstown before continuing his studies and practising Medicine. He has worked in various medical and surgical specialities at Auckland City Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre. A highlight of his training was the time he spent working with the doctor for the North Queensland Cowboys professional rugby league team. Coran enjoys many sports, particularly golf and snowboarding.
Clare has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for 12 years with her husband and teenage boys. She graduated with a Diploma in Obstetrics from the Auckland Medical School and went on to work in general practice in West Auckland. Following this Clare continued in general practice on the North Shore for 17 years where she continued to develop her love for providing family-centered health care. On her days off Clare enjoys being in the outdoors, especially the bush and the beautiful beaches in the area and is also keen on conservation issues.
Susi trained in London, qualifying from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1993. She has worked in General Practice in the UK (Devon and Wiltshire) for many years. Susi moved to New Zealand with her family in 2005, and lives in Orewa with her husband and 2 young sons.
Sophie grew up in South West England and qualified as a GP in London. She has an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is currently undertaking a part-time masters. She has sporty extracurricular interests also, enjoying cycling and triathlons in her spare time and is looking forward to exploring New Zealand, having recently moved from the UK.
I underwent medical training in Switzerland in 2010. Since then I worked as a General Practitioner and briefly in a remote hospital in the Swiss Alps.
In 2013 my wife and I moved to New Zealand to start a new adventure. I have been working as a medical registrar at Auckland hospital in a wide range of subspecialties. In 2018 I decided to go back to my roots and work as a GP again. The past 6 months enjoyed working in a rural practice in Wellsford.
I met my wife living and working as a scuba diving guide on an island off the coast of Cambodia after med school. I enjoy fishing, scuba diving and tramping whenever possible. Since buying a house I now spend most of my time off improving my gardening and DIY house renovation skills and chasing after our pet chickens and rabbits.
Phone: 09 424 3001
6/651 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa, 0932 Auckland
Phone us first on 09 424 3001 and your call will immediately transfer to a registered nurse.
For urgent care dial 111
Should you require a chaperone during one of your visits to our surgery this can be arranged, but we will need you to advise us prior to your consultation. Just phone our reception staff and they will be happy to organise this for you.