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.
Our GP’s partner with another Doctor so that each has support available for their patients when they are not at the practice. We feel that to have two doctors focussing on your health ensures continuity of care and availability of an appointment with someone who is familiar.
(Partners with Dr Peter Hall)
Dr Caleb Goh was born in New Plymouth and grew up in Malaysia, returning to study in Dunedin at the University of Otago Medical School in 2010. Since graduating he has moved to the North Shore with his wife and now have a young baby. In that time he has worked in various specialties mostly across Auckland, North Shore and Waitakere hospitals and holds a Certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Auckland. Outside of doctoring and coping with (and enjoying) baby, he enjoys music, keeping fit and all things food related.
Vocationally Registered (Partners with Dr Caleb Goh)
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.
Vocationally Registered (Partners with Dr Minet van Zyl)
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 (Partners with Dr Catherine Ripley)
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.
Dr Chong Hong How is also returning to work three mornings at Family Doctors from October 2019. He has been away for a few years but it will be good to have him back. Chong Hong has built 4 private general practices in 3 countries – Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. He last worked at Family Doctors for nearly a decade before he left for Australia in 2012. He has wide experience in general practice and a keen interest in minor surgery. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
General Practitioner (Partners with Dr Susi Gregson)
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 (Partners with Dr Clare Hookings)
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 (Partners with Dr Anna Chae)
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.
General Practitioner (Partners with Dr Sophie Robinson)
Dr Anna Chae grew up on the Coast after moving to New Zealand from Korea in 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School with a Diploma in Paediatrics and Certificate in Women’s Health from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining Family Doctors Anna worked in Henderson general practice and various specialites at Auckland and Waitemata DHBs. She is passionate about health education and disease prevention, and also enjoys spending time with youth in community activities.
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.