About Onewa Doctors
The Practice was established by Dr Holgate in approximately 1930 and moved from Northcote to Birkenhead in 1937. The exquisite art deco building that houses the practice was constructed as a Clinic with the Doctors house behind it in the 1930's. Dr Holgate was succeeded by Dr Davies and in 1968 Dr Gary Johnstone took over the clinic. Dr Appanna succeeded Dr Johnstone in 2006 and Dr Naidoo joined him in 2010. Practice is now part of Heartbeat Locums Limited since July 2014 with Dr. Elvira Nario-Anderson as Medical Director.
Dr. Elvie Nario-Anderson studied Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of the Philippines then proceeded to complete Doctor of Medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is a member of the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority. She had partial training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before migrating to New Zealand.
In New Zealand Dr. Elvie trained in internal medicine and is a member of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, then completed Fellowship at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She owns Heartbeat Locums Limited that offers locum medical services to include Air Ambulance (repatriation and expatriation of patients), nursing homes in NZ and Australia and in other General Medical Practices in New Zealand and Australia.
- Internal Medicine
- Adolescent health
- Sports Medicine
- Dermatology and Minor Surgery
- Men's Health
- Palliative Care
- Chronic Care Management
- Pain Management
- Travel Medicine
Sailing, Golf, Stand Up Paddle Board, Travelling, Boogie Boarding
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Special Interests: all aspects of General Practice
Mrs Ana Murray
Qualifications: Diploma in Travel Tourism, Management & Marketing
Special Interests: Customer Relations
Accepting New Patients
Services: General check-ups, well person checks, family planning, cervical smears, pregnancy tests, childhood immunisations, travel advice and immunisations, minor surgeries (mole removal, punch biopsy, wedge resection), liquid nitrogen, asthma checks, cardiovascular assessments, diabetes checks, B4school checks, men’s health, smoking cessation, sports medicine, skin checks, immigration medical’s, insurance medical’s, diving medical’s, driving medical’s, ear syringing & suctioning.
Home visits are available for regular Enrolled Funded patients whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery.
Doctors in the practice may be contacted during normal surgery hours. The receptionist will put you through to the Nurse first who will triage the call. If your call is not urgent, a message will be given to the Doctor and they will return your call at their earliest opportunity. Your call will always be put through to the Doctor in an emergency.
For non urgent matter, please leave a message on our phone if outside clinic hours and we will attend to your call at the soonest possible time.
We will always endeavour to see patients without any appointments. If you wish to see your preferred doctor, we recommend you call in advance to book a consultation.
Patient Consultation Fees
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Fees exclude Government Subsidies but include GST of 15%
- Special conditions apply to Enrolled Patients.
- Repeat Prescription and Referral letters fee $30 (Additional $5 fee for faxing or posting).
- Dressing Fee, Liquid Nitrogen and Injection Fee $20.
- Smear Procedure $30, ECG $60 and Driving Medical $90.
- Consultation not paid on the day of your consultation incur $25. Monthly statement fee $5.
- Patients who have registered but are still awaiting enrolment funding will pay AUTOMATIC FUNDED RATES.
Additional Fees apply for Disbursements, Supplies, Procedures, Medical Certificates, WINZ Certificates, Driving Medicals, Referal Letters, Phone Calls, Travel and Life Insurance.
Card fee 3%, Eftpos fee 25 cents & Cheque fee 25 cents.
Under 14 FREE for Medical Consultations from December 1st.
Bachelor Of Science in Biological Sciences
Doctor of Medicine
Member: Royal Australian College of Physicians
Fellow: Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Fellow: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Member: Dementia Advisory Board, Ministry of Health
Former Member: Adolescent Health Committee, Joint Australian New Zealand College of Physicians
Member: Philippine Consulate, Auckland
Specialist Referral Procedure:
When a Specialist appointment is required, the Doctor needs to write a letter to the Specialist Clinic either in Private Practice or at the Public Hospital (Clinic or Service eg. Radiology Department).
The referral letter is faxed or sent electronically to the Private Practice or Public Hospital as soon as possible. In most cases the Referral letter is done on the same day, however in some cases it may take up to a week to complete a letter. If you require a copy of your referral letter, please let the Receptionist know before you leave the Clinic.
The Nurse or Receptionist will provide you with contact details of the Specialist or Service Provider and you are expected to confirm your own appointment.
If there is sufficient time, the Nurse or Receptionist will assist you by making the appointment for you and informing you of the details. It is still your responsibility to re-confirm details with the Specialist or Service provider.
The Specialist or Service Provider will send a report back to the Doctor. You can request a copy of this report to be sent directly to you at the time of the service.
If an immediate follow up appointment or further tests are required you will be contacted by the Nurse or Receptionist. If a recall is required for a follow up test or appointment in the future the Nurse will load it into our system and you should receive a reminder notice both from us and the Service Provider when it is due. Our system is only a back up to the Specialist or Service Provider system and we cannot accept any responsibility for the failings of Private Specialist providers.
If you are not contacted within one week of seeing the Specialist, then please contact the Nurse.
Hospital Clinic Referrals:
In most cases you will receive an acknowledgement of an appointment letter from the hospital within 4 weeks of the referral being faxed. If you do not receive this letter, please contact the Nurse immediately.
We do not have any reliable system to ensure that your Hospital Referral is acted upon by the Public Hospital. It is therefore your responsibility to ensure that if you do not receive an appointment or acknowledgement letter, that you contact us 4 weeks after you have seen the Doctor.
Following your appointment, the Doctor will in most cases receive a letter from the Specialist Clinic. The reliability of the letters is often variable in the Public Hospital system.
If an immediate follow up appointment or further tests are required you will be contacted by the Nurse or Receptionist. If a recall is required for a follow up test or appointment in the future the Nurse will load it into our system and you should receive a reminder notice both from us and the Public Hospital when it is due. Our system is only a back up to the Hospital System and we cannot assume any responsibility for the failings of the Public Hospital System.
If you are not contacted within two weeks of seeing the Public Hospital, then please contact the Nurse.