Dr Mark Kennedy

Dr Kennedy offers the broadest range of investigative procedures of any of the Consultant Physicians in Northland.

09 437 4091 Northland
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

About Dr Mark Kennedy

Dr Kennedy has been a Northland District Health Board Specialist General Physician since 1991, and has worked in private practice as a Specialist in Internal Medicine since 1996. He is New Zealand trained, qualified as MBChB (Otago) in 1981 and attained the FRACP in 1987. He is affiliated with the Ascot Cardiology Group and is a Consultant in the General Medicine, Respiratory, Endoscopy, Upper GI and Liver Services at NDHB. He has been involved in the care of patients in Northland's Private Kensington Hospital, the Wards, Coronary Care and Intensive Care Units at Whangarei Hospital. He undertakes Public Hospital Clinics seeing patients with General Medical, Respiratory, Cardiac, Hepatic and Upper Gastrointestinal disease. He has Public gastroscopy and liver biopsy lists.

Practices at Cardinal Points, undertaking gastroscopy, liver biopsy and cardioversion at Kensington Hospital. He also has Whangarei Hospital clinics, gastroscopy and liver biopsy lists.

Areas of Interest: Patient-focused care. Interests in Cardiology, Hypertension, Respiratory including non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease, Upper Gastrointestinal and Non-viral Liver disease, Rheumatology, Neurology, Renal and Thyroid disease.

Procedures offered: ETT, Exercise Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, CTCA, Event/Holter Monitor, Blood Pressure Monitor, Electrical Cardioversion, ECG, Gastroscopy, Liver Biopsy, Pleural Aspiration and Biopsy, Lung Function, FeNO, Spirometry.

Southern Cross affiliated provider for Cardiology
Southern Cross affiliated provider for Internal Medicine
Southern Cross affiliated provider for Gastroscopy at Kensington Hospital.

Special Interests
As a Specialist Physician, Dr Kennedy sees patients with a range of cardiology, respiratory/chest, gastroenterology (including liver), neurology, endocrinology, haematology, nephrology and rheumatology conditions. He has a broad range of interests including ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac rhythm disturbances, syncope, difficult hypertension, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, dyslipidaemia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, coeliac and liver disease. He is experienced in the management of chest diseases including asthma, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, COPD, respiratory failure, lung cancer, pleural disease, non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease, sarcoidosis, asbestos related pleural disease, asbestosis, interstitial lung disease, Aspergillus related lung disease, DVT, pulmonary embolism and disordered breathing/hyperventilation. He also cares for patients with cerebrovascular disease, headache, thyroid and non-viral liver disease (fatty liver, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis NASH, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis etc), cirrhosis, haemochromatosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, gout, inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, haematological conditions, osteoporosis and fatigue.

Key Staff
Cherie, Michael and Sharman

Southern Cross affiliated provider for Cardiology
Southern Cross affiliated provider for Internal Medicine
Southern Cross affiliated provider for Gastroscopy at Kensington Hospital.

Parking Available
Disability Access
Gender: Male


Procedures Offered

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Cardiology and Internal Medicine

  • Exercise ECG
  • Echocardiography (Echocardiogram or Echo)
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitor
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Electrical Cardioversion

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Gastroscopy

  • Gastroscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Lung Function and Spirometry
  • Pleural Procedures

Other Accreditations
Ascot Cardiology
Endoscopy Users Group

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Outpatient Cardiology assessment & treadmill, Echocardiogram (Echo), Exercise Stress Echocardiogram, Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Holter monitor, Follow-up consultation, Follow-up consultation & ECG, Follow-up consultation & treadmill, Outpatient Cardiology assessment, Outpatient Cardiology consultation, Resting electrocardiogram (ECG).

Consultations, Internal Medicine Initial consultation, Follow-up consultation, Spirometry, Lung Function, Gastroscopy.


Fee Structure
on Enquiry

Payment Options
Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Direct Credit by Internet Banking. We are unable to accept credit card.


Year of NZ Registration
MBChB (Otago) 1981
FRACP 1987

MBChB (Otago) 1981
FRACP 1987

Training in Respiratory, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Liver, Rheumatology, Renal Medicine, General Medicine and Intensive Care. NDHB Specialist since 1991, in Private since 1996. In the past I worked and trained at Green Lane, Auckland, North Shore, Middlemore, Wairau, Nelson and Christchurch Hospitals. I worked as a Registrar at Royal London and University College Hospitals and as an Intensivist at Middlemore and Whangarei Hospitals.

Affiliated Ascot Cardiology Group
Endoscopy Users Group\
Specialist Physician NDHB

Hospitals Practising at
Kensington Hospital, Whangarei Hospital, Kaitaia Hospital

Referral Info

A written referral is necessary. Please phone the Rooms to clinch an appointment and speak with one of our Receptionists, or if necessary with Cherie if she is available.

Referral Expectations from GP or Specialist
Your GP will refer you to Dr Kennedy if they feel you would benefit from a Specialist Physician's advice regarding your medical condition. You can also request a second opinion from your General Practitioner. A history of your symptoms, medical and family history will be taken, and your medications will be reviewed. Any available old notes will be examined, you will be examined and your investigation results will be reviewed with you. An opinion regarding your diagnosis and recommendations and options for investigation and treatment will be discussed with you. A letter will be sent to your GP, with a copy to you. If you have any change in your condition before you come to your appointment, please see your GP or referring doctor promptly.

What you need to bring to your appointment:

  • Any relevant letters or reports from your Doctor, Hospital or other Specialist.
  • All medicines you are currently taking, including herbal and natural remedies.
  • Recent local radiology is accessible on-line. Please bring x-ray, CT (Computed Tomography) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) reports or images on discs that may have been taken elsewhere.
  • A support person can be helpful.

What to bring to an Immigration Medical appointment:

  • Immigration letter requesting that you are to see a Specialist (straightforward Immigration Medicals are undertaken by a General Practitioner).
  • All relevant current and previous x-ray, CT and MRI images and reports (if Immigration is still holding your x-rays, please obtain the x-rays from them). Recent local radiology is accessible on-line.
  • If English is not your first language, please bring someone who can interpret and speak on your behalf. A support person can be helpful, even if you speak fluent English.
  • Your passport.


Contact Dr Mark Kennedy

Opening Hours

Reception Opening Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm



8 Percy St Whangarei New Zealand
Page last updated on 7 March 2022