Dr Richard Selkon - BSc(Hons) MSc MBChB DipObst(SA) FRNZCGP
Richard originally trained as a scientist in Physiology
in England before returning to Cape Town, South Africa where he followed
his father and grandfather into medical training at the University of
Cape Town/Groote Schuur Hospital.
After qualifying as a doctor in 1988 he spent some
years working in major hospitals in Cape Town gaining further experience
in General Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Paediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynaecology.
He regards his 6 months spent as a Senior House Officer at the Red Cross
Childrens Hospital (Cape Town's equivalent to Starship) as his most
valuable training in medicine. Obstetrics and Gynaecology was a favourite
field and after gaining his Diploma in Obstetrics he decided to try
spend a few years in General Practice before deciding whether to specialise.
After setting up his own practice he found that one of his first patients
had been a patient of his grandfather many, many years before. The diversity
of medicine and getting to really know his patients and their families
made him realise that this was the field he should remain in.
After arriving in New Zealand in early 1997 Richard
spent a year as a partner in The-Doctors in Palmerston North. However,
the bright lights and warm waters of the Hauraki Gulf beckoned (he is
mad about fishing and boating) and he was soon on his way to Auckland
to establish the Westgate Medical Centre. As well as consulting Mondays to Thursdays in the centre, Richard is also the General Manager.
Asthma, Diabetes and Medical Management are his particular fields of interest.
He has also held roles as a Clinical Senior Lecturer for 4th and 5th year medical students
in the Department of General Practice, University of Auckland and as a Board member of HealthWest PHO. He has
completed the Advanced Vocational Educational programme to become a
Specialist GP and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand
College of General Practitioners in 2003. His wife Ellen, is also a
GP in the centre. Richard is the President of the Accident and Medical Clinic Association (AMCA) of New Zealand .
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Dr Ellen Selkon - MBChB FRNZCGP FNZCAM
Ellen qualified in 1991 at The University of Stellenbosch
in Cape, South Africa. She has worked in General Practice and A&M Clinics since 1995.
Ellen came to New Zealand in 1997, is married
to Richard and they have a daughter who was born in New Zealand. She consults on Mondays until 2pm.
She has completed her Advanced Vocational Educational
programme to become a specialist GP, and was awarded her Fellowship
of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) in 2004.
Her special interests are Appearance Medicine and Minor Surgery and in 2009 she obtained her Fellowship in Appearance Medicine through the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine (FNZCAM). Through Clinic 42, one of the premier Appearance Medicine clinics in New Zealand, she provides consultations in appearance medicine, Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections, Collagen Fillers, Chemical Peels and Platelet Rich Plasma Skin Rejuvination . All appointments for Appearance Medicine consultations and treatments should be made through Clinic 42 phone no:
. Read more about her here. Clinic 42 is located at 321 Manukau Rd, Epsom, as shown on this map.
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Dr Simon Kay - MBChB MRNZCGP
Simon is a born and bred "Westie" and after growing up in West Auckland he
graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992. He initially pursued
a very "surgical" path as a junior doctor, but in 1995, decided
to pursue a career in Accident & Medical Practice. Prior to joining Westgate Medical Centre in 2001, he had been working in Accident & Medical clinics in
Auckland. His main interest is acute community medicine and minor surgical
procedures. His non-medical passions include property development, much of it done with his own two hands and tinkering on his PC, in fact anything to do with computers and technology. Simon works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the clinic.
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Dr Jim McVeagh- MBChB Diploma in Primary Emergency Care (College of Medicine, South Africa) DipCEM (NZ) FRNZCUC
Dr. Jim McVeagh is British-born but trained in South Africa. He
graduated from the University of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in
1981 and worked as a GP in Johannesburg for eight years followed by a two year stint as a mine
doctor on a coal mine in Botswana where he was exposed to an incredible range of third world medical problems that are seldom seen in first world countries today. Jim emigrated to
New Zealand with his wife and two daughters in 1995. In New Zealand he
has spent much of his time in Emergency Medicine, some as a medical
officer and some as Clinical Director of the emergency department at
Invercargill hospital. Recently, he has spent some time working in
rural hospitals and has done extended locums in General Practice and
Accident & Medical Practice. Jim holds Diplomas in Emergency Medicine from both South Africa and New Zealand, and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care New Zealand. Jim is the Clinical Director of our Accident & Medical Department.
Jim has interests in Emergency Medicine, Chronic Pain Management and
Geriatrics and is full-time at Westgate Medical Centre. In his spare time, he also runs the popular medico-
political blog "MacDoctor". Jim works full-time at the clinic and is available any weekday for appointments.
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Dr Ayad Razoki - MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipCEM, FRNZCUC
Ayad joined Westgate Medical Centre in April 2003
as a full-time GP having previously been undertaking weekend work at
He qualified as a doctor in 1984 and has extensive
surgical experience, having spent 10 years working in the military &
public hospitals in Iraq, treating & helping wounded patients injured
during the war with Iran.
After arriving in NZ in 1995, he passed the NZREX
exams and then spent 5 years working in public hospitals in Auckland,
mainly as a surgical registrar. He passed part 1 FRACS (surgical specialty
exam) in 1998 & OSCA exam in 1999.
In 2000 he decided to pursue a carrier in General
Practice and Accident & Medical Practice. He completed his PRIMEX
exam in 2001 & completed his Advanced Vocational Education orogramme to become a specialist GP obtaining his Fellowship
of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) in August 2004.
In September 2005 he was awarded the Diploma in Community Emergency
Medicine and in May 2006 gained vocational registration in Accident & Medical
Practice with the award of the Fellowship in Urgent Care (FRNZCUCP), [formerly known as Accident & Medical Practice].
Having spent several years as a surgical registrar his special interest in medicine is minor surgery
and carries out all the ligation (banding) of piles, tongue-tie releases, vasectomies and circumcisions in the clinic,
as well as the usual excision of skin cancers, cysts, ingrown toenails and all manner of lumps and bumps. He is accredited to Southern Cross for undertaking Vasectomies.
He is married & has 2 daughters.
In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and competes in a social
league with other staff members from the clinic.
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Dr Raja Hingorani- MD , DTM&H (South Africa), DCH (Otago)
Originally from Tanzania, Raja worked as an Urgent Care and General Practice in Botswana before moving to New Zealand in 2003. Raja has extensive hospital experience in New Zealand and has spent the last seven years working as a registrar in Emergency Departments before deciding to leave the hospital system and specialise in community A&M Practice.
He is an Advanced Trainee on the New Urgent Care training course working towards his Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care and has extensive experience in urgent care.His special interests are Paediatrics (child health), Emergency Medicine, Travel Medicine and minor surgery. He holds a Diploma in Child Health from Otago University and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
He is fluent in English, Kiswahili, Setswana and Hindi and speaks a bit of Spanish too.
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Dr Amanda Mitchell - MBChB (Auckland), Dib Obst & Gynae
Amanda enjoys her work as a part-time GP working Mondays and Thursdays from 4 - 8pm and is also currently
enjoying motherhood of three delightful children. She has a special interest in women's health and
children's health but she loves the challenge of assisting people with
whatever need they walk though the door with - whether it be a sporting
injury, an infection or mole removal!
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Dr Jonathan Simon - BSc MBBS FRNZCGP ONZM
Jonathan trained in medicine and general practice in Oxford, England. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1982 and started working in Henderson but after a few months he moved to a general practice in Tauranga where he spent the next 16 years. 10 years ago, he and his family moved back to live in Auckland. Jonathan has worked at Westgate since 2007. He is married to Josephine, an Artist, and they have three grown children and have recently become very proud grandparents to their first granchild. 2 are in London and the youngest is studying in Dunedin. His interests are music, literature, writing, photography and tramping.
His particular interests in General Practice are :
-the management of chronic diseases in general practice
Jonathan is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for appointments.
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Dr Isabelle Duck - MBChB
Isabelle qualified as a doctor in England in 2008 and moved to New Zealand in 2010. Her elective training was spent in South Africa where she worked in Emergency Departments and ran clinics in the deprived township areas. She has worked in both General Practice and A&M Clinics since settling in New Zealand and is currently undertaking vocational training towards specialising in both of these fields.
Her main interests are all aspects of General Medicine and Urgent Care, e.g. women’s health, child & adolescent health, musculoskeletal medicine, sport & other injuries.
Outside of work, she is a keen long distance runner having completed three marathons, an accomplished violinist, prolific reader and enjoys travelling overseas. She can speak French to an intermediate level and a smattering of Spanish.
Isabelle will be available on a full-time basis every day and will be able to take over the ongoing care of Laura's patients.
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Dr Danielle Gerrard- MBChB, MRNZCGP, Dip Paeds (Auckland)
Born in Auckland, Danielle studied at the University of Auckland obtaining a Bachelor of Technology (Biomedical Science) with 1st Class Honours in 1998 before going to the University of Otago and qualifying as a doctor in 2004. She obtained her Diploma in Paediatrics in 2006 from the University of Auckland and passed her Clinical Primex exam in General Practice in 2007. After working in General Practice and A&M Clinics for several years she started specialising in Radiology but after the birth of her second child in 2013 she decided to return to Primary Care.
She has a special interest in Paediatrics (child health), Urgent Care, all manner of injuries and minor surgery and will be available all day Wednesdays and Fridays. As the children grow up she hopes to increase her number of sessions in the clinic. Her personal interests include Basketball, Snowboarding, Reading, Travelling and wine tasting.
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