Meet the Team
Dr Vincent Chan (Partner)
MB ChB (honours) Birmingham (UK) 2002; FRNZCGP 2008; Dip Paediatrics (Auckland University);
Dip Com Emergency Medicine (Auckland University); Postgrad Cert Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Auckland University)
I completed my medical degree with Honours from Birmingham University in England in 2002. After gaining experience and postgraduate qualifications while working in various specialties such as Medicine, Surgery, Emergency and Trauma, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and rural General Practice, I entered General Practice in 2006 – gaining Fellowship and later settling down in becoming a Partner at Cornwall Medical Centre in 2013. It is a responsibility, a privilege, and a pleasure to serve the community together as part of this dedicated primary care team – now and for many years to come.
From newborn baby checks to serving a number of rest homes; from preventative health to chronic and palliative care – my philosophy is to have a long-term commitment to ongoing care, being approachable, caring and communicative at all times, and continuously keeping up to date with medical advances.
Born in Hong Kong, and migrated to New Zealand at the age of ten, I am fluent in English and Cantonese, plus basic Mandarin.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, the great outdoors, as well as supporting Aston Villa Football Club through thick and thin!
I enjoy all aspects of general practice, as well as skin biopsies, skin cancer and mole excisions.
(If it looks like no bookable appointment slots are available when you try to book online with me on the portal, please phone reception as I regularly reserve a few appointment slots for same day emergencies and for those unable to book online)
Dr Beth Eames (Partner)
MB ChB (UK) ; FRNZCGP (NZ)
Hello, I am Dr Beth Eames, and I am thrilled to be part of the team at Cornwall Medical Centre. As a Family Medicine Consultant, originally from the UK, my focus is on providing high-quality healthcare to families and individuals. My aim is to help each patient achieve optimal health outcomes and enjoy the best quality of life possible.
One of the things that I believe is most important in a GP is the ability to listen to and understand patients’ needs. This means taking the time to hear each patient’s concerns, providing them with clear explanations, and involving them in the decision-making process when it comes to their healthcare. I strive to make sure that each patient feels heard, valued, and respected in our interactions.
Another critical aspect of being a good GP is being accessible to patients. I understand that people have busy lives and don’t always have the time or ability to come to the clinic for every concern. That’s why I offer phone and video consultations for patients who prefer these options. I believe that access to care should be convenient and hassle-free for all patients. I am experienced in minor procedures and skin checks and surgeries including some steroid joint injections to meet your health care needs in one place.
As a mother of four children, I also understand the importance of family-centered care. Families often have unique healthcare needs that require specialized attention, and I am here to provide that support. From newborns to seniors, I offer comprehensive care that meets the needs of the entire family.
Finally, I believe that prevention is key to maintaining good health. Regular check-ups, screening tests, and vaccinations can help prevent many common health problems, and I encourage all of my patients to prioritize their preventative care.
In summary, my approach to being a GP is centered around listening to patients, providing accessible care, offering family-centered care, and prioritizing preventative health. I am excited to be part of the Cornwall community and look forward to getting to know each patient and their unique healthcare needs.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dr Wee-Ling Khoo (Partner)
MB BS Melbourne, Dip. Obst, FRNZCGP, Cert Primary Skin Cancer Therapeutics, Cert.Primary Skin Cancer
I have been a GP in the Onehunga/Royal Oak area for 26 years, and a part of Cornwall Medical for 21. Graduating from Melbourne University in 1984, I obtained my Diploma in Obstetrics in 1990 then my Fellowship of the RNZCGP in 1995.
In that time it has been a privilege to serve the area as it has grown and developed. Over the past 25 years I have treated entire generations of families, ranging from great grandparents down to great grandchildren. This has afforded me a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of people, their families and the community they form.
I have a wide range of expertise including but not limited to Family Medicine, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and Eating Disorders. I also have qualifications in Dermatoscopy and am capable of performing annual mole checks, as well as minor surgery to remove skin lesions.
Welcoming New Patients.
Dr Jacqui Tam
MB ChB, Dip Obstetrics, Dip Paediatrics, FRNZCGP
I have been a GP since 1995 and spent time in Australia doing further training before coming back to New Zealand. I have extra qualifications in Gynaecology & Paediatrics. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 children and a dog that keeps me busy. It is a privilege to get to know and help patients.
Dr. Jacqui Tam is not currently enrolling new patients.
Dr. An Lim (Partner)
MB BS London; FRNZCGP
I completed my medical degree in University of London (UK) in 2008, worked in London for a year before I decided to move to New Zealand with my husband, Dr Ker Liong, who is also a GP in this practice.
I have been working as a GP since 2012. I believe in patient-centered care and to involve the family if necessary, also the importance of good communication. I am fluent in English and Mandarin.
I enjoy every aspect of general practice and have a special interest in Women’s and Children’s Health.
Welcoming New Patients.
Dr. Ker Liong
MB ChB (Edinburgh), FRNZCGP
Originally from Malaysia, I completed my medical training in the University of Edinburg in 2008 and spent two years working in public hospitals in the UK before moving to New Zealand with my wife, Dr An Lim, who is a partner in this practice.
I have worked in various departments within Auckland’s public hospitals, and worked as a GP in North Shore for 10 years before joining Cornwall Medical Centre.
I believe in patient-centered healthcare where good clinical decisions should be guided by patient needs and value.
I enjoy broad spectrum of general practice and have a special interest in paediatric (children’s health).
Apart from English, I speak Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr Steven Tan (Partner)
MB ChB, FRNZCGP, Member of NZ Skin Cancer Doctors NZSCD, Cert. Surgical and Medical Management of Skin Cancer,
Cert. Fundamental Dermatoscopy
I am a Specialist General Practitioner with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice and have been practising medicine for almost 20 years. I have been a Partner at Cornwall Medical Centre since 2018. I believe General Practice is about continuity of care, compassion and a good pair of ears. Over this time, I have grown to know my patients and their families (and sometimes their pets too)
From antenatal care, infant checks, Accident and Medical (A&M) reviews, to providing elder care and everything in between, I take interest in many aspects of General Practice.
I also have a special interest in Skin Cancer Surgery. As a full member of New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors, I can offer skin cancer surgery and dermoscopy. You can also find me as a skin check provider on www.melanoma.org.nz
At home with me is my wife, an Occupational Therapist, and our three boys. When not at work, I enjoy a variety of DIY projects, and exercising but mostly, I just enjoy being with family and friends.
I am available every day at my practice by appointment.
Dr Peter Zink (Partner)
MB ChB Otago; Dip Obst; FRNZCGP
After completing my degree in 1983, I began general practice work at Royal Oak and have been at this site for over 25 years. I have special interests in aged care health (Diploma in Geriatrics), adult preventative care and aspects of skin conditions and minor surgery.
Health education and good communication is a priority. I speak German as a second language.