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.

It has been a privilege to serve in the Whangaparaoa community for over 25 years, and we are looking forward to providing a proactive and supportive service for you into the future.​

General Practitioner
Vocationally Registered

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. 

General Practitioner
Vocationally Registered

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.

General Practitioner

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.

General Practitioner

Dr Cole Rudolph is from Whangarei and graduated from Otago University in 2011. He has settled into Auckland life with his wife who is also a General Practitioner. He particularly enjoys working with children having worked in Paediatrics in each of the hospitals in Auckland and having also completed his Diploma in Paediatrics. He is enthusiastic about the outdoors, sports and travelling. Cole is currently taking new patients.

General Practitioner

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.

General Practitioner
Vocationally Registered

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.

General Practitioner

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.

General Practitioner
Vocationally Registered

Dr Chen Luo graduated from the University of Auckland in 2011 and enjoys all areas of General Practice, from the young to old, from surgery to mental health. He enjoys the relational nature of general practice and is looking forward to looking after patients for the long-term. In particular, he loves reading and applying the newest medical research to give the best and most up-to-date care for his patients. He has published research in a leading British surgical journal and has post-graduate qualifications in Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He was astounded with the prevalence of skin cancer in NZ by identifying and treating many melanomas inadvertently from patients who came in for other reasons such as a cough! He was inspired to further subspecialize in skin cancer surgery with qualifications from the University of Queensland. When he is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, gadgets and is a foodie. Chen will be working with us on Tuesday afternoons with a particular focus on minor skin surgery.

  • Monday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Closed On Public Holidays

Phone: 09 424 3001

Email: reception@familydoctors.nz

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.