Waikanae Health

The Registrars and the Clinical Pharmacist

Jean  Jean (RN Comp) has been a Practice Nurse since 1994 and has been at Waikanae Health since 2007. She is interested in all aspects of Nursing and is currently our Mobile Nurse going out into the community to care for our patients. Dr. Herman van Kradenburg   Herman is South African trained, having qualified in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (Univ. of Stellenbosch). His early career includes stints in Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and also General and Vascular Surgery.  Herman practiced in Cape Town as a General and Occupational Medicine Practitioner before coming to New Zealand.   His medical interests include respiratory and cardiac medicine, allergy and skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and surgery, occupational medicine, psychiatry, diabetes and endocrinology, paediatrics, women's health, sexual health and contraception, travel medicine, minor surgery, emergency management as well as burns and wound care. Herman is an ESR Accredited Alcohol and Drug Advisor, and can assist with workplace alcohol and drug screening, monitoring and testing.   Herman is usually at our Marae Lane centre but is available at our beach clinic on Thursday mornings.

The Partners

The Nurses

The Associates

The Team

Jenny  Jenny trained as a Registered Nurse at Wellington Public Hospital. She has worked as a Practice Nurse since 1993. Jenny joined the team at Waikanae Health in June 2016. She achieved her Expert Endorsement as a Practice Nurse in November 2017. Her areas of special interest include women's health, childhood vaccinations, travel medicine and dermatology. Outside of work Jenny enjoys spending time with her large extended family, travel, gardening, walking and crafts. Dr. Andrew Edwards   Andrew trained at Selwyn College Cambridge and St. Thomas' Hospital London, qualifying in 1987. After 5 years of hospital work in and around London, followed by GP training, he spent 4 years working in Nepal in a Community Health Programme, training local health workers. He moved to New Zealand in 2000 with his wife, Helen, and two daughters. Andrew’s medical interests include tropical and travel medicine, registrar and medical student training. Outside of work he plays soccer and tennis and attends a local church. Andrew works from our beach clinic on a Monday morning, the rest of the week he is based at our main health centre in Marae Lane. Dr. Anne-Christine Poracchia-Kuhm  Anne-Christine comes from France and is a graduate of Grenoble University. For the last 10 years, she has gained experience through her work at the hospital of Aix-les-Bains in France and in Noumea in respiratory disease (acute respiratory disease, cancer, COPD and asthma). She also worked as a family doctor in her own practice for 4 years, where she took care of patients from 2 weeks old to those over 90 years old. Anne-Christine is married and has 2 children. She enjoys walking, swimming and running. Anne-Christine is available for appointments at our main Health Centre in Marae Lane only. Jutta  Jutta was born and grew up in Germany, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995. Jutta moved to New Zealand in 2003 and has worked in the aged care sector, specialising in Dementia and Alzheimers.  Her background has been as Charge Nurse and Unit Coordinator leading a team of nurses and caregivers; until joining Waikanae Health in February 2018. In her spare time Jutta enjoys traveling, beach walks and spending time with family. Monika (Nurse Manager)  Monika was born and grew up in Germany. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in the year 2000. She has gained experience in trauma and vascular surgery as well as orthopaedics and oncology until following her kiwi husband to New Zealand. Since then Monika has worked with older adults in Correctional Health where she led a team of nurses and counselors until joining Waikanae Health in October 2017.  In her free time Monika enjoys spending time with family, swimming and walking her dogs. Gail  Gail is an experienced Practice Nurse since 1990 and has been at Waikanae Health since 2005. Her skills include all areas of General Practice including health promotion, chronic and acute health problems. Gail has a special interest in emergency care. She enjoys working with Nursing Students to whom we offer placements at times throughout the year. Gail maintains a high level of education to ensure that her practice remains current and she incorporates her academic studies into her daily role. Gail’s qualifications include NZRN Comprehensive, BN, PG Cert Health Sciences and Accredited Practice Nurse with Expert Endorsement. Lyndsay  Lyndsay completed her nursing training in Lower Hutt Hospital in 1971, and has remained in the Nursing profession ever since. During that time she has gained a wide range of experience in many areas. Lyndsay’s most rewarding and enjoyable nursing experience was more that 14 years as Clinic Nurse in Paediatric outpatients at Lower Hutt Hospital. She also very much enjoyed her time in Rheumatology, Breast Clinic and Aged Care. Lyndsay was employed by Waikanae Health in November 2015 as Clinical Support Nurse and she is really enjoying the new challenge. In her spare time Lyndsay enjoys walking on the beach and spending as much time as she can with her 3 grandchildren. Oksana  Oksana was born and grew up in Russia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in Denmark in 2008. Since then she has been working in the area of Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation. Oksana is involved in ongoing post graduate studies through Massey University. Her main interests are Diabetes and Nursing research. In her free time oksana is enjoying traveling, beach walks, swimming and dancing. Dr Katelynn (Kate) Graeme  Kate graduated from medical school at Virginia Tech in the United States of America.  She completed a residency in full scope family medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. She holds board certification in Family Medicine.   She has special interest in paediatrics and women’s health including IUD placements and contraception education.  She and her husband Ben moved to New Zealand in August 2018.  Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, running, tennis, and cooking.  Kate sees patients at our Main Health Centre in Marae Lane.
Dr. Will Huang Will graduated from Otago University in 2004. Since then he has worked in Christchurch and Palmerston North Hospitals before becoming a GP in Christchurch in 2008. In 2010 he took up the opportunity to become a rural GP in Buller. During this time he completed a post graduate diploma in Health Informatics. He has completed his Skin Cancer College Accreditation with a Distinction in Dermoscopy.  He completed an Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery with the Australian Skin Cancer College. Will moved up to the Kapiti Coast in 2014 and now looks forward to providing healthcare at Waikanae Health. Will has an interest in skin cancers and sports injuries. In his spare time he likes to swim, bike and run. All appointments with Will are at at our main Health Centre in Marae Lane.
Angela  Angela trained and registered as an Enrolled Nurse at Hutt Hospital in the late 70’s until leaving to start a family. She then worked as professional swim coach for 14 years whilst raising her 3 boys. Angela returned to nursing in 1999 working in Wellington Hospital Main Outpatients Department covering Wellington, Kenepuru and Kapiti clinics mainly for neurosurgery, general surgery and vascular clinics. Whilst working in these areas Angela  found a passion for wound care and specialised in this area. In 2008 Angela joined Waikanae Health as a Clinical Support Nurse. She now works with the wound clinics, repeat prescriptions and warfarin management for our team of doctors. In her spare time Angela enjoys scrapbooking and loves to spend time outdoors in her garden. Dr. Diane Carter  Diane graduated from Otago Medical School in 1990. She worked in Palmerston North Hospital, then in England before returning to New Zealand to do her General Practice training. She is married to Dan and they have 4 children. Diane works part-time at Waikanae Health. Diane is based at our main Health Centre in Marae Lane,  except Tuesday mornings when she has appointments available at our beach clinic. Gael  Gael trained as a Registered Nurse in Wanganui in the final hospital-based class through the Wanganui Nursing School. She has been a Practice Nurse since 1989, most of which has been at Waikanae Health. Gael enjoys the mix of patients she sees here with both acute and chronic conditions. Outside of work Gael enjoys the lovely Kapiti Coast, walking the beaches, fishing, boating and reading. Dr. Ram Naidu  Ram graduated from the National University of Singapore. He gained experience working in four hospitals and as a doctor in the Singapore Army. In 2009 he migrated to New Zealand with his wife. He had the privilege of  working in the Waikato, Whangarei, Hutt and Wellington Hospitals. Blessed with two daughters, he enjoys cycling and gardening in his spare time. He has a special interest in orthopaedics and is working towards attaining a fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of GPs. Ram is based at our beach clinic. Group Group Group Haley  Haley completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University in Palmerston North in 2011. She has previously worked in Older Adult Rehabilitation and Surgical wards in Kenepuru Hospital and has completed further study at Victoria University with an interest in Pharmacology. Haley has grown up on the Kapiti Coast and enjoys baking and swimming in her spare time. Michele  Michele trained at Massey university and was one of the 1st to complete her Bachelor of Nursing. She had 2 -3 years of practice nursing in Auckland answering calls from patients after hours. Recently Michele completed 8 years of orthopaedics. She has 1 child and lives in Waikanae. Fran  Fran trained at Massey, and subsequently completed a Master of Nursing, graduating in 2016.  She has done some contract work with Massey University  as a CTA which entails assisting students whilst in their Mental Health Placement. Fran has completed over 6 years in Forensic Mental Health , then completed a brief period of leadership within the national youth forensic unit. Dr. Anouk Balster  Anouk graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in Brussels. She did her GP training in Brussels in various GP Health Care Centres.  She then worked as a GP in Brussels and some time in Mali. Before coming to New Zealand in 2018 she worked in New Caledonia for four years in a remote practice. Anouk enjoys family medicine as it allows her to get to know her patients and take care of diverse medical long and short term issues but also to focus on how to keep healthy. She is married to Ivan and they have three children. Anouk likes to be out in nature.  Tramping and sailing are her favourite activities.  Anouk is based at our beach clinic. Dr. Hanna Preston   Hanna is a graduate of Otago University, and has recently returned to the Wellington Region to undertake specialist GP training.  Since graduating (2012) Hanna has worked in hospitals in the Auckland region and Dunedin gaining experience in a range of specialties.  Most recently she worked in Anaesthesia, but has now changed to General Practice as she wants to be more involved with her community. Outside of work Hanna enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son. She enjoys the outdoors and social sports, including running, mountain biking and skiing. Hanna works at our main health centre in Marae Lane, Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at our beach clinic Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. Ben Adams-Doolittle  Ben was born and raised in North Carolina, USA. He completed his training in Asheville, North Carolina at Mountain Area Health Education Centre with his wife Kate who is also a new physician at Waikanae Health. When not working he enjoys trail running, tennis, soccer, and is always up for a good bike ride or curling up by the fire with a good book or a new movie. Ben enjoys Family Medicine because of the opportunity to have long lasting  relationships with his patients and the ability to care for a variety of ailments. Ben sees patients at our main centre in Marae Lane. Dr. Romain Kuhm  Romain grew up in the South of France and graduated from Grenoble University (at the foot of the French Alps). He spent 2 years in New Caledonia, working in a remote practice. Romain works as a full time GP and his particular interests include paediatrics, chronic illness and preventive care. During his leisure time, he enjoys hiking, playing tennis and travelling. Romain became a partner of the Health Centre in July 2017.  Romain‘s books are closed, he is not taking new patients at this time. Romain’s patients can see him at our beach clinic on Wednesday afternoons, the rest of the week he is based at our Marae Lane centre. Dr. Maryanne Ting   Maryanne was born and raised in Palmerston North and has studied and worked around the hospitals in Auckland. She has chosen to train in General Practice for the continual relationships and varied work. She enjoys cooking, baking, bush walks, tramps, bird watching, movies and her new kittens. Maryanne is a keen but novice gardener and chicken owner, so any advice is much appreciated. Maryanne works from our Marae Lane clinic. Hilary Krebs - Clinical Pharmacist  Hilary Krebs is a Clinical Pharmacist employed by Compass Health Primary Health Organisation (our PHO). Hilary has expertise in medication management and the GPs will refer patients to her for assistance with complex  medication issues, particularly after a patient has been discharged from hospital where medications may have been changed.  Hilary works at Waikanae Health, Marae Lane on Monday mornings. Dr. Jared Cook  Jared grew up in the Wellington area. He trained as a GP in both Otago and in Wellington. Since then he has worked in New Plymouth Base Hospital, Whangarei and in Wanganui. Jared also worked as a rural GP in Bulls. He came to Waikanae Health in mid 2011. Jared’s interests are snow skiing and water skiing. Jared is based at our main centre in Marae Lane except Tuesday afternoons, when he sees patients at our Beach clinic. Dr. Dermot O’Connor  Dermot is a graduate of Otago University and has worked in Waikanae since 1988. He has two children, Joseph and Esther Rose. Dermot is a fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs and his speciality is family medicine. Dermot is a keen swimmer, walker and bike rider and enjoys triathlons, tramping and travelling. Dermot is based at our main centre in Marae Lane, but enjoys working at our beach clinic on a Monday afternoon. Dr. John Clarke  John graduated from Manchester University in the UK in 1992. He spent 8 years working as a GP in Blackpool before moving to New Zealand in 2006. John works as a full time GP and his specialty is family medicine, geriatric and dementia care and diabetes. He is a Fellow of the College of GPs. John is married to Jane and they have 4 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, working in his garden, playing masters soccer and skiing. John thoroughly enjoys the New Zealand way of life and enjoys working and living in the Waikanae community. John sees his patients at our beach clinic on a Wednesday morning, and at our Marae Lane clinic the rest of the week. Sara Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing  in 1995. She worked at Wellington Hospital for ten years, her specialty areas being Neuroscience and Coronary Care. Sara has worked in Primary Health Care since 2002. Her special areas of interest are travel medicine,  childhood vaccinations and emergency triage. Sara has been at Waikanae  Health since 2008 and achieved Practice Nurse Accreditation in 2011. Sara is focused on keeping our community well and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.  Sara completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Travel Medicine through Otago University in 2015. In 2016 she developed Waikanae Health's travel medicine pathway and protocol and the Health Centre now runs a specialised Travel Clinic which includes being a licensed Yellow Fever provider. This comprehensive service provides all vaccinations and advice for overseas travellers. Michele  Michele trained at Massey university and was one of the 1st to complete her Bachelor of Nursing. She had 2 -3 years of practice nursing in Auckland answering calls from patients after hours. Recently Michele completed 8 years of orthopaedics. She has 1 child and lives in Waikanae.
About us 6 partners own and manage Waikanae Health: Drs. John Clarke, Jared Cook, Andrew Edwards, Dermot O’Connor, Romain Kuhm and Herman van Kradenburg. Our Business Manager is Diane Leyten. The rest of our team consists of Associate GPs, GP Registrars, Nurses, Administrators and support staff. We have been serving the Waikanae community for more than 40 years, first from our main practice in Marae Lane, Waikanae Village, and now also at our Waikanae Beach clinic at 43 Te Moana Road. We strive to provide quality health care to over 11,500 patients, and serve five large retirement facilities in the area.
Sue  Sue lives in Waikanae. Her nursing experience includes coronary and intensive care, rest home care and more recently occupational health, working in private enterprise companies and in injury prevention as an ACC programme manager. Sue has had breaks from nursing to set up and operate a cafe and to study fashion and design. Sue enjoys the beach environment, walking, swimming, fishing with family, biking, gardening and looking after the grandchildren Sue enjoys working with all ages and in helping understand health issues such as diabetes. Sue works 3 days a week at Waikanae Health.
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Hilary Krebs - Clinical Pharmacist  Hilary Krebs is a Clinical Pharmacist employed by Compass Health Primary Health Organisation (our PHO). Hilary has expertise in medication management and the GPs will refer patients to her for assistance with complex  medication issues, particularly after a patient has been discharged from hospital where medications may have been changed.  Hilary works at Waikanae Health, Marae Lane on Monday mornings.

Our Team

The Partners

The Associate Doctors

The Registrars

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Anouk Balster  Anouk graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in Brussels. She did her GP training in Brussels in various GP Health Care Centres.  She then worked as a GP in Brussels and some time in Mali. Before coming to New Zealand in 2018 she worked in New Caledonia for four years in a remote practice. Anouk enjoys family medicine as it allows her to get to know her patients and take care of diverse medical long and short term issues but also to focus on how to keep healthy. She is married to Ivan and they have three children. Anouk likes to be out in nature.  Tramping and sailing are her favourite activities. Anouk is based at our beach clinic. Dr. Will Huang   Will graduated from Otago University in 2004. Since then he has worked in Christchurch and Palmerston North Hospitals before becoming a GP in Christchurch in 2008. In 2010 he took up the opportunity to become a rural GP in Buller. During this time he completed a post graduate diploma in Health Informatics. He has completed his Skin Cancer College Accreditation with a Distinction in Dermoscopy. Will moved up to the Kapiti Coast in 2014 and now looks forward to providing healthcare at Waikanae Health. Will has an interest in skin cancers and sports injuries. He completed an Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery with the Australian Skin Cancer College in 2018. In his spare time he likes to swim, bike and run while thinking about motor sports, sustainability, and world peace. All appointments with Will are at at our main centre in Marae Lane. Dr. Hanna Preston   Hanna is a graduate of Otago University, and has recently returned to the Wellington Region to undertake specialist GP training.  Since graduating (2012) Hanna has worked in hospitals in the Auckland region and Dunedin gaining experience in a range of specialties.  Most recently she worked in Anaesthesia, but has now changed to General Practice as she wants to be more involved with her community. Outside of work Hanna enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son. She enjoys the outdoors and social sports, including running, mountain biking and skiing. Hanna works at our main health centre in Marae Lane, Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at our beach clinic Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. Ram Naidu  Ram graduated from the National University of Singapore. He gained experience working in four hospitals and as a doctor in the Singapore Army. In 2009 he migrated to New Zealand with his wife. He had the privilege of  working in the Waikato, Whangarei, Hutt and Wellington Hospitals. Blessed with two daughters, he enjoys cycling and gardening in his spare time. He has a special interest in orthopaedics and is working towards attaining a fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of GPs. Ram is based at our beach clinic. Dr. Diane Carter  Diane graduated from Otago Medical School in 1990. She worked in Palmerston North Hospital, then in England before returning to New Zealand to do her General Practice training. She is married to Dan and they have 4 children. Diane works part-time at Waikanae Health. Diane is based at our main Health Centre in Marae Lane,  except Tuesday mornings when she has appointments available at our beach clinic. Gail  Gail is an experienced Practice Nurse since 1990 and has been at Waikanae Health since 2005. Her skills include all areas of General Practice including health promotion, chronic and acute health problems. Gail has a special interest in emergency care. She enjoys working with Nursing Students to whom we offer placements at times throughout the year. Gail maintains a high level of education to ensure that her practice remains current and she incorporates her academic studies into her daily role. Gail’s qualifications include NZRN Comprehensive, BN, PG Cert Health Sciences and Accredited Practice Nurse with Expert Endorsement. Dr. Herman van Kradenburg   Herman is South African trained, having qualified in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (Univ. of Stellenbosch). His early career includes stints in Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and also General and Vascular Surgery.  Herman practiced in Cape Town as a General and Occupational Medicine Practitioner before coming to New Zealand.   His medical interests include respiratory and cardiac medicine, allergy and skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and surgery, occupational medicine, psychiatry, diabetes and endocrinology, paediatrics, women's health, sexual health and contraception, travel medicine, minor surgery, emergency management as well as burns and wound care. Herman is an ESR Accredited Alcohol and Drug Advisor, and can assist with workplace alcohol and drug screening, monitoring and testing.   Herman is usually at our Marae Lane centre but is available at our beach clinic on Thursday mornings. Dr. Romain Kuhm  Romain grew up in the South of France and graduated from Grenoble University (at the foot of the French Alps). He spent 2 years in New Caledonia, working in a remote practice. Romain works as a full time GP and his particular interests include paediatrics, chronic illness and preventive care. During his leisure time, he enjoys hiking, playing tennis and travelling. Romain became a partner of the Health Centre in July 2017.Romain‘s books are closed, he is not taking new patients at this time. Romain’s patients can see him at our beach clinic on Wednesday afternoons, the rest of the week he is based at our Marae Lane centre. Dr. Anne-Christine Poracchia-Kuhm  Anne-Christine comes from France and is a graduate of Grenoble University. For the last 10 years, she has gained experience through her work at the hospital of Aix-les-Bains in France and in Nouméa in respiratory disease (acute respiratory disease, cancer, COPD and asthma). She also worked as a family doctor in her own practice for 4 years, where she took care of patients from 2 weeks old to those over 90 years old. Anne-Christine is married and has 2 children. She enjoys walking, swimming and running. Anne-Christine is available for appointments at our main Health Centre in Marae Lane only. Dr. Andrew Edwards   Andrew trained at Selwyn College Cambridge and St. Thomas' Hospital London, qualifying in 1987. After 5 years of hospital work in and around London, followed by GP training, he spent 4 years working in Nepal in a Community Health Programme, training local health workers. He moved to New Zealand in 2000 with his wife, Helen, and two daughters. Andrew’s medical interests include tropical and travel medicine, registrar and medical student training. Outside of work he plays soccer and tennis and attends a local church. Andrew works from our beach clinic on a Monday morning, the rest of the week he is based at our main health centre in Marae Lane. Dr. Dermot O’Connor  Dermot is a graduate of Otago University and has worked in Waikanae since 1988. He has two children, Joseph and Esther Rose. Dermot is a fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs and his speciality is family medicine. Dermot is a keen swimmer, walker and bike rider and enjoys triathlons, tramping and travelling. Dermot is based at our main centre in Marae Lane, but enjoys working at our beach clinic on Monday afternoons. Dr. John Clarke  John graduated from Manchester University in the UK in 1992. He spent 8 years working as a GP in Blackpool before moving to New Zealand in 2006. John works as a full time GP and his specialty is family medicine, geriatric and dementia care and diabetes. He is a Fellow of the College of GPs. John is married to Jane and they have 4 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, working in his garden, playing masters soccer and skiing. John thoroughly enjoys the New Zealand way of life and enjoys working and living in the Waikanae community. John sees his patients at our beach clinic on a Wednesday morning, and at our Marae Lane clinic the rest of the week. Dr. Jared Cook  Jared grew up in the Wellington area. He trained as a GP in both Otago and in Wellington. Since then he has worked in New Plymouth Base Hospital, Whangarei and in Wanganui. Jared also worked as a rural GP in Bulls. He came to Waikanae Health in mid 2011. Jared’s interests are snow skiing and water skiing. Jared is based at our main centre in Marae Lane, except Tuesday afternoons, when he sees patients at our Beach clinic. Sara  Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing  in 1995. She worked at Wellington Hospital for ten years, her specialty areas being Neuroscience and Coronary Care. Sara has worked in Primary Health Care since 2002. Her special areas of interest are travel medicine,  childhood vaccinations and emergency triage. Sara has been at Waikanae  Health since 2008 and achieved Practice Nurse Accreditation in 2011. Sara is focused on keeping our community well and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.  Sara completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Travel Medicine through Otago University in 2015. In 2016 she developed Waikanae Health's travel medicine pathway and protocol and the Health Centre now runs a specialised Travel Clinic which includes being a licensed Yellow Fever provider. This comprehensive service provides all vaccinations and advice for overseas travellers. Jenny  Jenny trained as a Registered Nurse at Wellington Public Hospital. She has worked as a Practice Nurse since 1993. Jenny joined the team at Waikanae Health in June 2016. She achieved her Expert Endorsement as a Practice Nurse in November 2017. Her areas of special interest include women's health, childhood vaccinations, travel medicine and dermatology. Outside of work Jenny enjoys spending time with her large extended family, travel, gardening, walking and crafts. Sue  Sue lives in Waikanae. Her nursing experience includes coronary and intensive care, rest home care and more recently occupational health, working in private enterprise companies and in injury prevention as an ACC programme manager. Sue has had breaks from nursing to set up and operate a café and to study fashion and design. Sue enjoys the beach environment, walking, swimming, fishing with family, biking, gardening and looking after the grandchildren Sue enjoys working with all ages and in helping understand health issues such as diabetes. Sue works 3 days a week at Waikanae Health. Lyndsay  Lyndsay completed her nursing training in Lower Hutt Hospital in 1971, and has remained in the Nursing profession ever since. During that time she has gained a wide range of experience in many areas. Lyndsay’s most rewarding and enjoyable nursing experience was more that 14 years as Clinic Nurse in Paediatric outpatients at Lower Hutt Hospital. She also very much enjoyed her time in Rheumatology, Breast Clinic and Aged Care. Lyndsay was employed by Waikanae Health in November 2015 as Clinical Support Nurse and she is really enjoying the new challenge. In her spare time Lyndsay enjoys walking on the beach and spending as much time as she can with her 3 grandchildren. Angela  Angela trained and registered as an Enrolled Nurse at Hutt Hospital in the late 70’s until leaving to start a family. She then worked as professional swim coach for 14 years whilst raising her 3 boys. Angela returned to nursing in 1999 working in Wellington Hospital Main Outpatients Department covering Wellington, Kenepuru and Kapiti clinics mainly for neurosurgery, general surgery and vascular clinics. Whilst working in these areas Angela  found a passion for wound care and specialised in this area. In 2008 Angela joined Waikanae Health as a Clinical Support Nurse. She now works with the wound clinics, repeat prescriptions and warfarin management for our team of doctors. In her spare time Angela enjoys scrap-booking and loves to spend time outdoors in her garden. Michele  Michele trained at Massey university and was one of the 1st to complete her Bachelor of Nursing. She had 2 -3 years of practice nursing in Auckland answering calls from patients after hours. Recently Michele completed 8 years of orthopaedics. She has 1 child and lives in Waikanae. Fran  Fran trained at Massey, and subsequently completed a Master of Nursing, graduating in 2016.  She has done some contract work with Massey University  as a CTA which entails assisting students whilst in their Mental Health Placement. Fran has completed over 6 years in Forensic Mental Health , then completed a brief period of leadership within the national youth forensic unit. Gael  Gael trained as a Registered Nurse in Whanganui in the final hospital-based class through the Whanganui Nursing School. She has been a Practice Nurse since 1989, most of which has been at Waikanae Health. Gael enjoys the mix of patients she sees here with both acute and chronic conditions. Outside of work Gael enjoys the lovely Kapiti Coast, walking the beaches, fishing, boating and reading. Oksana  Oksana was born and grew up in Russia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in Denmark in 2008. Since then she has been working in the area of Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation. Oksana is involved in ongoing post graduate studies through Massey University. Her main interests are Diabetes and Nursing research. In her free time Oksana is enjoying travelling, beach walks, swimming and dancing. Group Group Group Haley  Haley completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University in Palmerston North in 2011. She has previously worked in Older Adult Rehabilitation and Surgical wards in Kenepuru Hospital and has completed further study at Victoria University with an interest in Pharmacology. Haley has grown up on the Kapiti Coast and enjoys baking and swimming in her spare time.
Dr. Maryanne Ting Maryanne was born and raised in Palmerston North and has studied and worked around the hospitals in Auckland. She has chosen to train in General Practice for the continual relationships and varied work. She enjoys cooking, baking, bush walks, tramps, bird watching, movies and her new kittens. Maryanne is a keen but novice gardener and chicken owner, so any advice is much appreciated. Maryanne works from our Marae Lane clinic.
Jutta  Jutta was born and grew up in Germany, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995. Jutta moved to New Zealand in 2003 and has worked in the aged care sector, specialising in Dementia and Alzheimers.  Her background has been as Charge Nurse and Unit Coordinator leading a team of nurses and caregivers; until joining Waikanae Health in February 2018. In her spare time Jutta enjoys travelling, beach walks and spending time with family. Jean  Jean (RN Comp) has been a Practice Nurse since 1994 and has been at Waikanae Health since 2007. She is interested in all aspects of Nursing and is currently our Mobile Nurse going out into the community to care for our patients. Monika (Nurse Manager)  Monika was born and grew up in Germany. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in the year 2000. She has gained experience in trauma and vascular surgery as well as orthopaedics and oncology until following her kiwi husband to New Zealand. Since then Monika has worked with older adults in Correctional Health where she led a team of nurses and counsellors until joining Waikanae Health in October 2017.  In her free time Monika enjoys spending time with family, swimming and walking her dogs.

Our Nurses

Menu Dr. Katelynn Graeme  Kate graduated from medical school at Virginia Tech in the United States of America.  She completed a residency in full scope family medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. She holds board certification in Family Medicine.   She has special interest in paediatrics and women’s health including IUD placements and contraception education.  She and her husband Ben moved to New Zealand in August 2018.  Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, running, tennis, and cooking.  Kate sees patients at our Main Health Centre in Marae Lane. Dr. Ben Adams-Doolittle  Ben was born and raised in North Carolina, USA. He completed his training in Asheville, North Carolina at Mountain Area Health Education Centre with his wife Kate who is also a new physician at Waikanae Health. When not working he enjoys trail running, tennis, soccer, and is always up for a good bike ride or curling up by the fire with a good book or a new movie. Ben enjoys Family Medicine because of the opportunity to have long lasting  relationships with his patients and the ability to care for a variety of ailments. Ben sees patients at our main centre in Marae Lane.
About us 6 partners own and manage Waikanae Health: Drs. John Clarke, Jared Cook, Andrew Edwards, Dermot O’Connor, Romain Kuhm and Herman van Kradenburg. Our Business Manager is Diane Leyten. The rest of our team consists of Associate GPs, GP Registrars, Nurses, Administrators and support staff. We have been serving the Waikanae community for more than 40 years, first from our main practice in Marae Lane, Waikanae Village, and now also at our Waikanae Beach clinic at 43 Te Moana Road. We strive to provide quality health care to over 11,500 patients, and serve five large retirement facilities in the area