Meet the Botany Junction team

We are privileged to have a team of multicultural doctors, registered nurses, medical centre assistants and customer service people who are friendly and caring. We can help you select a GP who suits your needs where possible. If you require a family doctor, a female doctor, or an Arabic or Chinese doctor who is able to communicate in your language, one of our excellent, friendly GPs will meet your needs. Within the clinic, 10  different languages are spoken.

Meet the Botany Junction team

We are privileged to have a team of multicultural doctors, registered nurses, and customer service people who are friendly and caring. We can help you select a GP who suits your needs where possible. If you require a family doctor, a female doctor, or an Arabic or Chinese doctor who is able to communicate in your language, one of our excellent, friendly GPs will meet your needs. Within the clinic, 10  different languages are spoken.

Our clinical team

At Botany Junction Medical, we aim to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing by providing expert, compassionate care. Our multicultural doctors and registered nurses will listen and work with you to improve your health.

Dr Wen Chen
General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Dr. Chen is a graduate from the Fujian Medical University of China.
Dr Yimin Wang
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghaine. Dr. Wang is graduate from The Anhui Medical University of China in 1988.
Dr Jayani Kannangara
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, and Sinhalese. Dr Kannangara has an MBChB from the University of Otago.
Dr Ahmed Kareem
General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Arabic. Dr Kareem graduated in 2007 and has a post-graduate diploma from the University of Auckland.
Dr Therese Khella
General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Arabic. Holds postgraduate Diplomas in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology from The University of Auckland.
Dr Suyin Kour
General Practitioner
Fluent in English basic Malay and Mandarin. She graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2007 and has worked in various specialities.
Dr Carlos Lam Yang
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, and Cantonese A graduate of the University of Otago, 2008. A dual Fellow of the Royal New Zealand Colleges of General Practice and Urgent Care.
Dr Sonia Kamdar
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, Gujarati and Hindi. Dr Kamdar is a Fellow of the RNZCGP and a graduate of the National University of Ireland (UCD).
Dr Sara Jayne Pietersen
General Practitioner
Fluent in English. A graduate from the University of Auckland. She has completed her fellowship with the RNZCGP and has a postgraduate diploma in Paediatrics.
Dr Daniel Calder
Group Clinical Director
Fluent in English and Norwegian. Dr Daniel Calder has graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. MBCHB, BSC (HONS) DIP DERM, FRNZCGP.
Dr Preetam Durshanapally
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, Telugu, Hindi and can understand some Punjabi Dr. Durshanapally graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India and migrated to New Zealand in 2012.
Colleen Bowring
Group Nursing Director
Fluent in English. Colleen has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and is trained in clinical education with a postgraduate long term condition management.
Kimberley Buckley
Nurse
Fluent in English. Kimberley completed her Bachelor of Health Science Nursing in 2002 and Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Speciality Nursing.
Mai Nguyen
Nurse
Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Mai graduated with her nursing degree at Massey University in 2020.
Mei Liu
Nurse
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Mei is an overseas nurse and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the University of Auckland in 2008
Roshni Prakash
Nurse
Fluent in English and Hindi. Roshni completed her nursing training in 1991 and has been employed in various healthcare settings.
Mary Chapman
Nurse
Fluent in English and can understand Khmer and speak basic Khmer. Mary completed her nursing training in 2002.
Chris Gray
Nurse
Fluent in English. Chris trained at Middlemore Hospital in 1983. An experienced nurse, with a background in Practice nursing and District Nursing.
Taryn-Lee Luiters
Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Taryn-lee graduate from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2021 and is passionate about working on improving community health.
Tara Mougavalu-Fui
Nurse
Fluent in English, Niuean and Samoan. Tara graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2012 and has broad experience in general practice and urgent care.
Nerice Fourie
Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
Claire Bidois
HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PRACTITIONER
Fluent in English. Claire graduated as a comprehensive nurse in 1991. Her background is mainly in practice nursing and urgent care nursing.
Pierre Du Sart
Health Coach
Fluent in English. Pierre graduated at AUT in sport and fitness and Personal Training in 2003 and has had various roles in teaching, coaching and health promotion.
Lynn Alontave
Medical Centre Assistant
Fluent in English, Tagalog and Kapampangan. Lynn has a BA (Political Science) from the Philippines and a Certificate in Business Administration (Medical) from MIT in NZ.
Ann Iftimie
Medical Centre Assistant
Fluent in English, Bicol and Tagalog. Ann was born in the Philippines and migrated to NZ in 2011.

Our customer services team

Our friendly customer service team takes pride in helping  you and your family. Phone or email us with any enquiries. We are always happy to assist you.

Hannah Kemble
Customer Service
Fluent in English and French. Hannah completed her studies at the University of Auckland majoring in Psychology and French and has over 4 years of customer service experience.
Holly Higson
Customer Service
Fluent in English. Holly was born in England and moved to NZ in 2005. She graduated from university in 2019 with a degree in psychology.
Loan Alamoti
Customer Service
Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Loan was born in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam and moved to New Zealand in 2000 and studied Foundation in Nursing and Health Studies for 2 years.
Shweta Kant
Accounts Administrator
Fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati. Shweta is passionate about healthcare and for the past seven years has worked in Customer Service before moving into an Accounts Administrator role.
Wendy De Malmanche
Customer Service
Fluent in English. She studied a Certificate of Medical Administration at MIT and has worked at Botany Junction Medical for over 11 years as part of the Customer Service team.
Esme Higson
Acting Service Coordinator
Fluent in English. Esme was born in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2005. She graduated with a degree in public health and psychology in 2019 from the University of Auckland. She has worked in Customer service in various businesses for around 8 years.
Lucy Hall
Group Manager
Trained in Leadership and management. Lucy leads Practice Services for Botany Junction. She has a Diploma in Physiotherapy from the University of Otago.

Our values

We’re here to listen, understand, reassure and care for our patients in a professional, therapeutic partnership, to enhance their wellbeing.

Our why

Our clinic is here to support the health of our community. We want to be a place where our patients know they can be heard, be understood, be reassured, and be treated with respect and care.

Our vision

To be recognized as leaders in providing high-quality, compassionate, and innovative health care for our community.

Our promise to patients

We will listen to you and do everything we can to support your wellbeing.

Our values

Caring – the wellbeing of, your whānau is our highest priority

Expert – our healthcare professionals are highly qualified and proficient

Team – working towards improving our communities health as a team

Can-do – we have a positive approach to finding health solutions

Trust – your privacy, safety and wellbeing are our highest priority

Better – we work with you to create better health outcomes