Our Doctors

With 17 Doctors of varying nationalities and specialties at our practice in Howick, we are confident you will find a doctor suited to you and your family’s needs. 11 of our Doctors are fellowship members of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, so you can be assured of high quality and professional care. Most of our Doctors live locally.

Special interests and skills within the medical team include family medicine, women’s health, family planning, child health or paediatrics, minor surgery, diving medicine, senior health, preventative or lifestyle health, men’s medicine, rehabilitation, diabetes care, long term condition care and cardio-vascular medicine.

We are a teaching practice –  training two GP registrars each year. Dr Bruce Greenfield provides the teaching component of the GP Registrar Programme. 

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Dr Michael Chen (Mandarin)
Dr Nazeeha Bajoory-Kettoola
Dr Yunn Wen Lai (Mandarin & Cantonese)
Dr Jonathan McPherson
Dr Russell Eggleton
Dr Janli Stapelberg (Afrikaans)
Dr Kate Gittins
Dr Paul Jones 
Dr Vincent Yiu (Mandarin & Cantonese)
Dr Melissa Hassan

​CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Dr Bruce Greenfield
Dr Linley Murray
Dr Renee Greenman
Dr Graham Witney
Dr Lorraine Forbes
Dr James Lin
Dr Brendon Aish

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Dr Michael Chen

Dr Michael Chen

BSc, BMedSc (Hons), MBChB (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Michael Chen is an Otago University Medical School graduate. He has been working in hospitals in Dunedin and Auckland DHBs prior to joining Crawford. Michael emigrated from China in 1995 and has spent considerable time in urban and rural New Zealand. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin. His main sporting interest is tennis.

Dr Jonathan McPherson

MBChB (Edinburgh) (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Jonathan McPherson is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. After completing his studies Jonathan worked in hospitals in the UK for 2 years, before coming to New Zealand. He liked NZ so much he stayed in Rotorua for 7 years, working in the local hospital and in a semi-rural general practice. Jonathan’s special interests include paediatrics, cardiology and nutrition. When not working, he loves travel, reading, music and doing voluntary work in the community.

Dr Yunn Wen Lai

MBChB (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Yunn Wen is a graduate of The University of Auckland. Originally from Malaysia, Yunn Wen is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and has a special interest in care of the elderly. Yunn Wen worked in Auckland Hospitals prior to joining Crawford Medical and has experience in all areas of general medicine. In her spare time Yunn Wen enjoys baking and badminton.

Dr Russell Eggleton

MBChb (Otago) (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Russell Eggleton is a graduate of the University of Otago. Russell is working in all areas of general practice and hoping to gain further experience with minor surgeries. In his spare time Russell is a keen golfer and tennis player.

Dr Paul Jones

Dr Paul Jones

MBChB (Glasgow) MRCGP (UK) (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Paul Jones qualified from Glasgow Medical School in 2008. Since then he has worked emergency roles in pre and post hospital care and in community roles. He worked in Military Medicine and was Medical Officer to elite units, gaining accreditation as a Royal Navy Officer (UK) and completion of Commando training.  He was awarded membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) after completing training in 2017, and worked as a GP on the outskirts of Edinburgh prior to coming to New Zealand.

Dr Kate Gittins

B.M. MRCGP (London) (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Kate Gittins grew up in Wales and her medical training was completed at Southhampton University in the South of England. She then trained as a GP in London, and has now worked as a GP for 19 years. She covers all areas of general practice, but has a special interest in dermatology, women’s health and family planning. Kate fell in love with New Zealand when she worked here as a Registrar and decided to move permanently.  In her spare time she can be found running, mountain biking and walking the family dog.

Dr Janli Stapelberg

MBChB FRNZCGP (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Janli Stapelberg completed her MBChB at UFS, Bloemfontein, South Africa.  She came to NZ in 1994 and specialised in General Practice in 2013. Janli is a GP who welcomes all patients, but has a special interest in: Orthopaedics, Dermatology, and Neurology.  Janli is a single mom with two lovely children and feels blessed to live in this wonderful country.  Sy kan Afrikaans praat.

Dr Nazeeha Bajoory-Kettoola

MBChb, FRNZCGP Dip Obs and Gynae (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Naz immigrated to NZ and has been a GP practitioner since 2006. I have lived in Howick since then and her special interests are Paediatrics, general medicine, Gyne and Obstetrics. Languages fluent in English, Arabic and Aramiec

Dr Melissa Hassan

BSc, MBChB, Dip Paeds

Dr Melissa Hassan is a University of Auckland graduate and has worked across the Auckland DHBs prior to joining Crawford Medical.  She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health and enjoys working in all areas of general practice, especially child, youth and women’s health.  Melissa loves the outdoors and the ocean, and enjoys spending time with her children and husband.

Dr Vincent Yiu

MBChB (Otago), FRNZCGP (ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Vincent Yiu graduated from Otago University Medical School in 2003. He has been working as a GP since 2008 in New Zealand and Melbourne. He also worked in Hong Kong for 8 years as a Family Physician. His special interests in medicine are paediatrics, minor surgery, men’s health and psychiatry. In his spare time, Vincent enjoys singing, drawing and anything tech related. Vincent is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Dr Brendon Aish

MBChB, FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Brendon is a New Zealand born and trained Family Practitioner with a love of his family of four children. Brendon has a passion for good health outcomes for everyone in the community. He believes communication is key to healthy relationships.

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Dr Bruce Greenfield

MBChb Otago,DipOB, FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW
PATIENTS)

Dr Bruce Greenfield started Crawford Medical Centre in Howick in 1972. His medical specialties now include care of the elderly and teaching Graduate doctors. He is a WINZ Designated Dr and does minor surgery for the Plastics Dept of South Auckland Health Care. Golf is his main sporting interest.

Dr Linley Murray

MBChb, FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Linley Murray is a general practitioner in the truest sense and this is exactly what you want from your family doctor. Linley has a Diploma in Community Emergency Medicine. Linley joined Crawford Medical Centre in 1987. Languages English

Dr Graham Witney

BHB, MBChb,FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Graham Witney has worked in the Howick area as a GP since 1990. Graham trained as a General Surgeon for 5 years. His special interest: minor surgery and health promotion. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and boating. Dr Witney works a late night on Tuesdays

Dr Lorraine Forbes

MBChB (Distinction), FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Lorraine Forbes works in all aspects of General Practice and Emergency Care. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and studied at the University of Cape Town Medical School. In 1993, she emigrated to New Zealand and joined Crawford Medical Centre.
Languages: English

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Dr James Lin

MB (NYMU)FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr James Lin has practiced medicine in Taiwan and New Zealand. His special interest: minor surgery including skin lesions, children and the elderly care. Dr Lin enjoys tramping, swimming biking and tennis. Joined Crawford Medical Centre in 2006. Languages fluent English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Dr Renee Greenman

MBChb, FRNZCGP (NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS)

Dr Renee Greenman is a South African trained Doctor who has held GP Positions in the Bay of Plenty and several other areas in Auckland. Her special interests are paediatrics, dermatology and psychology. Joined Crawford Medical Centre in 2008. Languages English

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