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John joined the Practice in 1978. Born in Tauranga, attended Te Puke High School and Auckland Medical School. Medical interests include Asthma, Diabetes and Minor Surgery as well as General Family Medicine. Married to Gillian, had four sons now grown up, and blessed with six grandchildren. Keen windsurfer and swimmer. John is also an FIH Medical Officer and assists with hockey tournaments in New Zealand, for the Oceania Hockey Federation in the Pacific, as well as further overseas. Read More
Nick moved to Tauranga in 1981 having graduated from Otago Medical School to work at Tauranga Hospital, then joining the Practice at the end of 1985. His specific initial interests were Maternity and Child Health but this has broadened into Care of the Older Person, Minor Surgery, Travel Medicine, Sports Medicine, Mental Health and the Disabled. He is married to Sharon with 3 adult children. He attends church, enjoys sporting activities, windsurfing, swimming, skiing (water and snow) , making music(guitar) and photography. Read More
Working in a variety of health care settings as a registered nurse both in N.Z & overseas, specialising in intensive & cardiothoracic ICU & clinical research, Fhiona has travelled extensively and also completed graduate & postgraduate papers in Nursing & Social Sciences before completing her medical degree at Auckland University. She now keeps busy with her 3 school age children & when able enjoys running, more travel & getting outdoors. Read More
Kerry joined the practice in 2002 after moving to New Zealand from Wales in 1999. He is married to Nicki who also works at the practice and they have 2 adult sons. Kerry has an interest in all aspects of family medicine but these days as an experienced GP is generally at ease with complex medical problems though particularly enjoys seeing children. He is a keen gardener, has an avid interest in military history and enjoys playing golf regularly. His remaining sporting ambition is to see Wales beat the All Blacks so he can have a few quiet days where his patients will want to avoid him. Read More
Todd and his wife Michelle moved to Tauranga in 1999 and have 2 children, Aleisha and Josh. Todd worked in hospital medicine for over 4 years, with a particular interest in paediatrics, emergency medicine and cardiology, then moved into general practice at Fifth Avenue in 2003. He undertook vocational training in General Practice in 2004 and has been a partner at Fifth Avenue since 2005. Todd enjoys all aspects of general practice and family medicine and has a particular interest in paediatrics (children’s health) and skin cancer medicine and surgery. Skin cancer management has become a special interest of Todd’s’ and through 2013 and 2014 he has undertaken post graduate diplomas in both skin cancer medicine and in dermoscopy (skin cancer diagnosis) through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia allowing him to undertake more advanced types of skin cancer surgery including skin flaps and grafts. Todd also offers a range of procedures including "No Scalpel Vasectomy", ingrown toe nails and joint and carpal tunnel injections. Dr Todd Hulbert has completed a Diploma of Dermoscopy (skin cancer detection) and a Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, and is available for patients registered at Fifth Avenue Family Practice for skin cancer detection and management. Read More
Kiran started work at Fifth Avenue in 2010 and joined as an associate one year later. He was born in South Africa and completed his training in Pretoria. He emigrated to New Zealand in 2002 and was instantly in awe of the beauty and sunshine here in the Bay of Plenty. He started work at Whakatane Hospital and then later at Tauranga Hospital. He has also worked as a locum at most major hospitals around the North and South Island. He has lived in Tauranga since 2005 and now proudly calls it home. He has a keen interest in family medicine including children and older adults, men's health, health promotion and weight management, and enjoys minor surgery and skin cancer treatment. Having spent several years training in Mental Health, he practices with empathy and compassion. He values the relationships formed with his patients and variety that general practice brings. Kiran enjoys spending time with his friends and family and Oscar. (his cocker-spaniel) He also enjoys running, snowboarding, fishing and traveling the world. Read More
Luke has a background in Emergency medicine, Haurora practice and general medicine. He couples this with an interest in minor surgery. Hailing from mother England, Luke and his wife Dee (also a GP) moved to Tauranga in 2008. Initially for a year they fell in "life" with the Bay lifestyle, have started a family and set up home in Omokoroa. Having served his GP registrar year with 5th Avenue Luke returned to become an associate in August 2013. Luke enjoys the relationship building that general practice offers and uses this with a focus on disease prevention. Outside of medicine Luke really does still play rugby, he loves to dive and ski as well as tend to his garden. In the summer you'll find the family near the water. Read More
Tania entered general practice after 5 years of hospital medicine in various locations around NZ– during which time she did Diplomas in Paediatrics, and in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She enjoys the wide variety of work within general practice, especially children’s and women’s health. She and husband Andy have 3 school-aged children, and live on a lifestyle block, which keeps them busy outside of work. They love the outdoors, including mountain biking and running, skiing and tramping. Read More
Amrita completed her medical training in Fiji and emigrated to New Zealand in 1985. She later moved to Tauranga in 1992 and started work in general practice in 1997. She is married with 2 sons and is a proud grand mum to 3 grandchildren. Amrita has been an assistant doctor at Fifth Avenue for well over 15 years. Her areas of special interest include women's health including Mirena insertion and removal as well as children's health. Read More
Ella grew up in Tauranga and was always keen to come back after her studies and travel. She returned to Tauranga in 2010. She is proud to be back in the Bay along with her husband and daughter Alice. She has been working in general practice since 2013. She enjoys all aspects of general practice. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family as well as surfing, snowboarding and walking. Read More
Originally from the UK, Jen studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in 2008. She continued to work in the North East of England for 2 years before moving to New Zealand in 2010 for a planned “year out”. During that time she fell in love with the country and the work life balance that NZ had to offer and 6 years later she is still here. She is currently in her final year of GP training. Over the past few years whilst working in Gisborne, Hamilton and Tauranga she has gained experience in general medicine, emergency medicine and Hauora medicine. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice; particularly acute medicine and family health. Read More