Devonport Health Centre (Devonport Doctors)

Devonport doctor

and nursing

services.

Devonport doctors and medical centre

Our Devonport doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.

General
Practice

Women’s
Health

Men’s
Health

Sexual
Health

Family
Planning

Pregnancy
Care

Minor
Surgery

Travel
Medicine

Skin Checks

Immunisations

Referrals

Specialists

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

COVID-19 vaccine

Immunisation against infectious diseases has been more effective in preventing illness and death than any other medical intervention.

Devonport Health Centre supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.

We are not taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The New Zealand government has a plan to provide a free COVID-19 vaccine to protect everyone in New Zealand. People at greater risk will get the vaccine first.

If you’re 16 or over, answer these questions to find out when you can get a vaccine. Your result will tell you which group you’re probably in — Group 1, 2, 3, or 4 — depending on your age and situation.

These dates are estimates — the actual start times will depend on when vaccines are delivered. Changes may also happen if we get new information that affects how the rollout will work.

Where will I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

The New Zealand government is committed to putting in place the right systems and services, so it’s easy and convenient to get a COVID-19 vaccine. They will offer different options to make getting a vaccine as easy as possible. These include:

  • pop-up centres
  • GPs
  • Māori and Pacific providers
  • mobile clinics
  • community clinics.

At this stage, we are unsure of the logistics of providing the COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic and it is likely you will receive your two doses at a pop-up centre.

How long will the COVID-19 vaccine's protection last?

Clinical trial data from the pharmaceutical company indicates that Comirnaty has been up to 95% effective in trial participants.

As with any vaccine, Comirnaty may not fully protect everyone who gets it. We don’t yet know how long you’ll be protected for, or if it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus.

The Ministry of Health is looking at data from other countries about the impact new strains may have on how effective the vaccines are.

The Pfizer vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is also no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes.

Why did the COVID-19 vaccine get approved so fast?

In New Zealand, applications for all new medicines (including vaccines) are assessed by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. They are part of the Ministry of Health.

Medsafe will only approve a vaccine for use in New Zealand once they are confident it complies with international standards and local requirements for quality, safety and efficacy.

There is no ‘emergency use authorisation’ in New Zealand.

As data to support the longer-term safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is not yet available, any approvals are likely to be provisional. This means there may be restrictions on how the vaccine can be used and who it can be offered to.

If a vaccine is granted provisional approval, pharmaceutical companies must provide more information (from clinical trials, for example) as it becomes available.

What is in the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine.

Active ingredient

30µg of a nucleoside modified messenger RNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2

Fats

These ingredients make up the lipid nanoparticle which is the transport mechanism for the active ingredient to make it inside a cell without being broken down.

  • 0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
  • 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
  • 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine
  • 0.2 mg cholesterol

Salts

These ingredients help make sure the vaccine pH is close to that of human cells.

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride
  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate
  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride
  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

Sugar

This ingredient protects the lipid nanoparticle at very cold temperatures (-80 degrees celcius that the vaccine is stored at).

6 mg sucrose

Talk to our clinical team first if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are receiving cancer treatment
  • have any other medical conditions or are taking other medicines.

While we may not have all the answers to your questions, we are committed to helping you make an informed decision for your unique health situation.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The safety of all medicines approved for use in New Zealand is checked by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe will continually review any COVID-19 vaccines being used and take appropriate action if any risks are identified.

Medsafe uses information from many different sources to check vaccine safety including:

  • clinical and epidemiological studies
  • case reports
  • published literature
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • other regulatory authorities.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Like all medicines, COVID-19 vaccines may cause side effects in some people. This is the body’s normal response and shows the vaccine is working.

The most common reported reactions are:

  • pain at the injection site
  • a headache
  • feeling tired or fatigued
  • muscle aches
  • feeling generally unwell
  • chills
  • fever
  • joint pain
  • nausea.

These are usually mild and won’t stop you from having the second dose or going about your daily life.

Flu shots are available now and FREE for anyone aged 65 or older

For everyone else, it will be available from mid-May.

New Zealand’s 2021 flu vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

+ A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.

The vaccine:

+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies

General Practitioner

Dr Stella Goulart

Dr Goulart is originally from Brazil, where she graduated from Medical School in 2004. She obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2019.

Dr Goulart has a keen interest in skin cancer medicine and can provide dermoscopy, skin biopsies and minor surgeries. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Travel Medicine and is an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccinator.

In her spare time, Dr Goulart enjoys cooking for family and friends, going to music concerns and exploring New Zealand with her husband and son.

General Practitioner

Dr Sally Rushworth

Dr Rushworth studied medicine at Otago University before completing a Diploma in Child Health (Starship) and a Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Wellington). She obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2010.

Dr Rushworth is passionate about all aspects of General Practice, and has a particular interest in paediatrics, youth health, women's health and looking after Devonport's lovely elderly.

Outside of work, Dr Rushworth enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three teenage children.

General Practitioner

Dr Sarah English

Dr English has been working as a doctor for 15 years, with the last 7 in the Devonport area. She is a specialist GP that has obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr English works holistically. She believes in treating the whole person, working on wellbeing and preventative medicine together. Dr English has an interest in skin cancer medicine and has obtained a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and a Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She is also passionate about women's health, in particular, helping women through hormonal changes in their life.

Dr English enjoys working as a GP, getting to know her patients and providing friendly, continuous care for many years. She lives in Belmont with her young family and is currently taking on new patients.

General Practitioner

Dr Thomas (Tom) Marks

Born, educated and raised in the UK, Tom has been in NZ for ten years now, initially working in general surgery and orthopaedics before settling on general practice as a career.

Tom is interested in all aspects of general practice, but his particular passions are skin cancer medicine, men’s health and sports medicine, including ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP).

Tom is a Skin Cancer Accredited Doctor with Skin Cancer College Australasia and provides full-body skin checks and surgical and non-surgical options.

When not at work Tom enjoys keeping fit with and competing in CrossFit, pulling his hair out on the golf course, taking his car or bike out for a trip, movies and history.

General Practitioner

Dr Chris Dominick

General Practitioner

Dr Kirsten Palmer

General Practitioner

Dr Helen Shrimpton

General Practitioner Registrar

Dr Brad Stanfield

Dr Stanfield has worked as a doctor in hospitals across the North Island for the past 5 years, including as an Orthopaedic Registrar.

He recently joined the team as a General Practice Registrar in order to focus on primary health and holistic medicine.

He enjoys spending time with his partner and their newborn son, going to the beach, playing in a T20 cricket league, and running a YouTube channel where he discusses longevity methods.

Nurse

Amanda Wilby

Nurse

Lee Tung

Nurse

Ursula McDonald

Practice Manager

Kartini Joseph

Appointment fees

Exceptional Devonport doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 17 Years

$44

w/ CSC — $13.00

18 — 24 Years

$49

w/ CSC — $19.50

25 — 64 Years

$55

w/ CSC — $19.50

65+ Years

$52

w/ CSC — $19.50
Nurse Consultations

All Patients

$25

Casual Patients

0 — 5 Years

$30

6 — 13 Years

$70

14 — 17 Years

$70

18+ Years

$90

Visitors

All Patients

$100

All Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 24 Years

$32

25+ Years

$49

Vaccines

Influenza Vaccine

POA

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription — Ordered Online

$20

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — All Other Requests

$25

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — Same-day Requests

$40

Our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply.

"Friendly and professional — can't speak highly enough of them. Always put you at ease."

Patient, Devonport Health Centre (Devonport Doctor & Medical Centre)

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Devonport Health Centre is on Facebook. And we're sharing useful health information.

Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."

Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.

We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.

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Enrol online

Accessing our Devonport doctor and nursing services is easy.
Simply complete our online enrolment form.

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Need to see a Devonport
doctor or nurse?

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

Devonport Health Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

ADDRESS

20 Victoria Road,
Devonport,
Auckland 0624

CONTACT

P: (09) 972 2699
F: (09) 972 2715
reception@devonporthealth.co.nz

HOURS

Weekdays — 7 AM to 5 PM
Weekends — Closed
EDI: devonmc