Meet the Botany Junction team

Introducing our amazing team of multicultural doctors, registered nurses, medical centre assistants and customer service people. You’ll benefit from being able to select a GP who can meet a variety of health needs. 

Take advantage of choosing a family doctor, a female doctor, or an Arabic or Chinese doctor. Within the clinic, 10 different languages are spoken. So, let us know if you have a preferred language. Furthermore, our excellent, friendly GPs have a variety of health specialisations. 

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. Rest assured, our multicultural doctors and registered nurses will listen and work with you to improve your health.

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General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Dr. Chen is a graduate from the Fujian Medical University of China.
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General Practitioner
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghaine. Dr. Wang is graduate from The Anhui Medical University of China in 1988.
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General Practitioner
Fluent in English, and Sinhalese. Dr Kannangara has an MBChB from the University of Otago.
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General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Arabic. Dr Kareem graduated in 2007 and has a post-graduate diploma from the University of Auckland.
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General Practitioner
Fluent in English and Arabic. Holds postgraduate Diplomas in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology from The University of Auckland.
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General Practitioner
Fluent in English basic Malay and Mandarin. She graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2007 and has worked in various specialities.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nurse
Fluent in English. Kimberley completed her Bachelor of Health Science Nursing in 2002 and Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Speciality Nursing.
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Nurse
Fluent in English and Vietnamese. Mai graduated with her nursing degree at Massey University in 2020.
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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
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Nurse
Fluent in English and Hindi. Roshni completed her nursing training in 1991 and has been employed in various healthcare settings.
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Nurse
Fluent in English and can understand Khmer and speak basic Khmer. Mary completed her nursing training in 2002.
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Nurse
Fluent in English. Chris trained at Middlemore Hospital in 1983. An experienced nurse, with a background in Practice nursing and District Nursing.
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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.
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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.
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Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Introducing our friendly customer service team. Naturally, we take pride in helping you and your family. Phone or email us with any enquiries. We are always happy to assist you.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 all of our patients. Discover how our professional, therapeutic partnership, can enhance your wellbeing.

Our why

First and foremost, our clinic is here to support the health of our community. Hence, we have created a safe place where you and your whānau feel valued. Know you can be heard, understood, reassured, and be treated with respect and care at our clinic.

Living our vision

Above all,  we strive to be recognized as leaders in providing high-quality, compassionate, and innovative health care for our East Tamaki community.

A heartfelt promise to our patients

Quite simply, we will listen to you and do everything we can to support your holistic wellbeing.

Core values

Caring – Manaakitanga for the strength and wellbeing of your whānau is our highest priority. Our team put aroha and respect into all of their work.

Expertise – our healthcare professionals are highly qualified and proficient. Many of our mulitcultural GPs are FRNZCGP members. Also, we follow the Te Whare Tapa Whā model.

Team – working towards improving our communities health as a team (Whakaiti)

Can-do – we have a positive approach to finding long term solutions for your health journeys (Tāria te wā and kaitiakitanga)

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

Better – we work with you to create better health outcomes, as we value Kotahitanga (togetherness)