Who We Are - Our Doctors

Patients can enrol with with any of the doctors on this page. When these doctors are not consulting, several have an associate doctor to look after his or her patients. Our associates are experienced GPs who work permanently at Mt Eden Medical Centre.

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Dr Jan White

MB ChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Jan White

MB ChB, FRNZCGP

Jan studied medicine at Otago University graduating in 1973. She always wanted to be a family doctor so undertook her General Practice training.

On the retirement of Dr A (Butt) Adams in 1984 she joined the Mt Eden Medical Centre. Whilst enjoying all aspects of General Practice she particularly loves working with children.

Jan is currently a member of the General Practice Council of the New Zealand Medical Association.

Jan and her husband have two adult children and is often seen walking her dogs on Mt Eden.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Afternoon and Evening
  • Wednesday – Morning
  • Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Stephanie Tovey

MBChB, MBBS, FRACGP and BSc (Hons)

Stephanie has returned to New Zealand after working as a GP in Melbourne. She underwent her medical training through Flinders University in Adelaide, graduating in 2011. She has spent time working at Family Planning, and particularly enjoys Youth and Sexual Health Medicine.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Tuesday – Morning
  • Wednesday – Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning / Afternoon
Associate Doctor:
Dr Stephanie Tovey

Dr Tony Hay

MB ChB, Dip Obs, Dip Geriatric Medicine, FRNZCGP

Dr Tony Hay

MB ChB, Dip Obs, Dip Geriatric Medicine, FRNZCGP

Dr Tony Hay came to Mt Eden Medical Centre in 1982 when he bought Dr Vic McGeorges' practice. Tony is a graduate of Otago Medical School and has spent time practicing in England.

He is the resident doctor at The Ranfurly War Veterans Hospital.

Tony is a GP Obstetrician has delivered many of the Mt Eden Medical Centre patients.

Tony is married with an adult family and enjoys boating and fishing.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Afternoon
  • Wednesday – Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Friday - Afternoon
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Sara Ralph

MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Dr Sara Ralph

MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Dr Sara Ralph grew up in Singapore, moving to NZ to study as a physiotherapist and subsequently taught at the Dunedin School of Physiotherapy for 4 years.

She then trained in medicine, qualifying from Auckland Medical School in 1991. After gaining her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and having 2 children, she moved to the UK to complete her training in General Practice.

She spent 15 years working as a rural GP in the Bay of Islands and has now moved back to Auckland to enjoy the benefits of city life. She is interested in all aspects of General Practice and in her spare time enjoys music, plays, ballet and travel.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Wednesday – Morning, Afternoon and Evening
  • Thursday – Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning and Afternoon
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Julie Taylor

MA(Hons), MB, ChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Dr Julie Taylor

MA(Hons), MB, ChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

After completing an Arts degree and spending four years at home as a fulltime mother, Julie trained in medicine at the University of Auckland in order to become a GP.

She completed advanced training in Women's Health, Child Health and General Practice, and started working as a GP in 1993. Julie has practiced in Mt Eden since 1996, shifting her practice to join Mt Eden Medical Centre in 2002.

Julie often spends her weekends enjoying the outdoors on Great Barrier Island.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Afternoon and Evening
  • Wednesday – Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Zoe Suttor

MBChb

Zoe grew up on the beach in Gisborne before moving to Dunedin to study medicine. She moved to Wellington to complete her clinical training and then graduated in 2011 from the University of Otago. Zoe then moved on to New Plymouth to work as a junior doctor, before moving up to Auckland to complete a further two years at Starship and Auckland City Hospitals.

Zoe is interested in all areas of General Practice and in her spare time enjoys plays, music and the beach.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Morning
  • Wednesday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning
  • Friday - Morning and Afternoon
Associate Doctor:
Dr Zoe Suttor

Dr Michele Cooper

MBBS, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Dr Michele Cooper

MBBS, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Michele graduated in London (Charing Cross Hospital), and did her postgraduate training in New Zealand.

She has worked in general practice in Palmerston North and in Auckland (Otara) before joining Mt Eden Medical Centre in 2006. She enjoys working in a busy group practice, with the variety of work that general practice brings.

Michele has three daughters and loves travel to France ( the Dordogne in particular) to visit family there.

Dr Rebecca Lawton works as her associate when Michele is away from the medical centre.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Morning
  • Wednesday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Thursday – Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning and Afternoon
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Rebecca Lawton

MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Rebecca was born and raised in Wellington and trained at Auckland University, graduating from medical school in 1993. She enjoyed working as a paediatric registrar before beginning her GP training.

Rebecca lives locally and is married with three teenagers.

She began working as a doctor at MEMC in 2007 and has been Dr Michele Cooper's associate there since March 2011.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys running, cycling, boxing and singing.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning
  • Tuesday – Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered
Associate Doctor:
Dr Rebecca Lawton

Dr Elizabeth Catherwood

MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Dr Elizabeth Catherwood

MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP

Liz Catherwood graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1995. After working in Nelson, Sydney and London she returned to Auckland and undertook further training in womens health and paediatrics before entering general practice.

Since then Liz has worked in Central and South Auckland and at Mt Eden Medical Centre since 2002. She has an interest in GP training and works part time for the GP College teaching GP registrars in the GP training programme.

Liz is married to David and they have 3 young children.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning
  • Tuesday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered

Dr Lindsay Todd

MBChB, BSc

Usual consulting hours:

Lindsay grew up in the Waikato before moving to Dunedin to study.She completed a Bachelor of Science prior to embarking on a degree in Medicine. She moved to Wellington to complete her clinical training and graduated in 2010 from the University of Otago. She spent the next 3 years working as a junior doctor in Hawkes Bay Hospital where she also completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She made the move to Auckland to persue a career in General Practice. She is married and recently became a first time mum. She enjoys travelling spending time at the beach and exploring NZ's walking trails.
  • Monday – Afternoon
  • Wednesday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Thursday – Afternoon
Associate Doctor:
Dr Lindsay Todd

Dr Owen Kelly

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRNZCGP

Dr Owen Kelly

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRNZCGP

Owen graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in the United Kingdom in 2008. After working for 3 years in the North East of England he moved to New Zealand in 2011 to complete his general practice training. He enjoys fishing, tramping and going to see live music.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday – Morning
  • Wednesday – Morning
  • Thursday – Morning and Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning and Afternoon
  • Saturday – Morning, as rostered
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Dr Zoe Suttor

MBChb

Dr Zoe Suttor

MBChb

Zoe grew up on the beach in Gisborne before moving to Dunedin to study medicine. She moved to Wellington to complete her clinical training and then graduated in 2011 from the University of Otago. Zoe then moved on to New Plymouth to work as a junior doctor, before moving up to Auckland to complete a further two years at Starship and Auckland City Hospitals.

Zoe is interested in all areas of General Practice and in her spare time enjoys plays, music and the beach.

Usual consulting hours:

  • Monday – Morning
  • Tuesday – Morning
  • Wednesday – Morning / Afternoon
  • Thursday – Morning / Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning / Afternoon