Meet the Team

Dr Hemant Kheterpal (Partner)

Dr Hemant Kheterpal (Partner)

MBBS (India) ; GDFM( Singapore) ; Certificate of Fundamental Dermatoscopy; Certificate of Surgical & Medical Management of Skin Cancer

After completing my medical degree in Delhi, India in 1997, I went on to work in different specialities and different hospitals. I then moved with my family to Singapore where I went ahead to pursue a post graduate diploma in family medicine. Subsequent to this, I migrated to Masterton in 2015 where I worked at Masterton medical, which is one of the largest practices in New Zealand. I then shifted to Auckland in 2019 and decided to make this my home for good. My wife, who also practices as a GP, has been with me in this entire journey of life.

While I enjoy all aspects of General practice for last 20 years, I have special interest in sleep problems, obstructed sleep apnoea, snoring and diabetes mellitus.

I can speak fluent English, Hindi and Punjabi and look forward to conversing with you in the language you love to talk.

I would be working together with my associates, Dr Trish Reeves and Dr Stephanie Tovey in a team. We would ensure we are available for consultations full time. Your health would be my priority.

New patients welcome. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz

Dr Vincent Chan (Partner)

Dr Vincent Chan (Partner)

MB ChB (honours) Birmingham (UK) 2002; FRNZCGP 2008; Dip Paediatrics; Dip Com Emergency Medicine; Postgrad Cert Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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 young family, 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 and mole excisions.

I am available for consultations full time – with Dr. Sapna Samant as my Associate, providing full day consultations Monday to Friday (except Tues mornings)

This means increased choices of appointment times to suit your schedule. Same-day appointments/within 24 hours is usually possible with either myself or Dr. Samant.

(If  it looks like no bookable appointment slots available when you try to book online on Connectmed, please phone reception as I regularly reserve a few appointment slots for same day emergencies and for those unable to book online)

New patients welcome. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz

 

Dr Wee-Ling Khoo (Partner)

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.

 

Dr Stephanie Tovey

Dr Stephanie Tovey

BSc (Hons),  MBBS, FRNZCGP, PG Cert, HSc (Women’s Health)

I grew up in west Auckland, New Zealand and undertook my medical degree in Adelaide and Darwin, Australia before moving to Melbourne and completing my GP specialisation in 2015.  

I returned home in 2017 and have worked as a GP in central Auckland since then.  In 2020 I completed my postgraduate certificate in Women’s Health through the University of Auckland.  While I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, my particular areas of interest are Women’s Health and Sexual Health.  I insert intrauterine devices (IUDs) and jadelles and also perform minor skin surgeries.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my young family, in particular heading out to the west coast beaches with our dogs.

Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz – Enrolling with Dr. Stephanie Tovey means enrolling with Dr. Hemant Kheterpal as your princpal GP.

Dr. An Lim (Partner)

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.

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 fluentin English and Mandarin.

I enjoy every aspect of general practice and have a special interest in Women’s and Children’s Health.

I am taking new patients. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz

Dr Trish Reeves

Dr Trish Reeves

FRNZCGP, MRCGP, Dip Child Health , Cert of Travel medicine

I am originally from Berlin in Germany, where I did my original medical training. In 2001 I moved to the UK and worked  in Paediatrics and later in Psychiatry. I trained as a GP in the greater Manchester becoming a member of the Royal College of GPs in 2011. Moved to New Zealand in 2012 and became a member of the New Zealand Royal College of General Practice in 2014.

I was part of the team of Port Nicholson Medical Centre in Wellington for 3 years and moved to Auckland at the beginning of this year.

I enjoy working in General Practice because there are so many different aspects to it. I believe in preventative health care and working together with patients to manage their health problems . I have a diploma in child health and enjoy looking after children and young families. Last year I did my certificate of Travel Medicine at the University of Otago.

I have two children and am married to an Ophthalmologist. Apart from English, I speak German , French and a bit of Spanish.

Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz – Enrolling with Dr. Trish Reeves means enrolling with Dr. Hemant Kheterpal as your princpal GP.

Dr Sapna Samant

Dr Sapna Samant

M.B.B.S (1992), Master in Film, Television and Media Studies (2004), NZREX (2012), MRNZCGP (2017) 

My GP career started in 1992.

At one stage, I took time out to pursue my other passion in film and writing. Having obtained a Master’s degree in film, television and media studies from the University of Auckland in 2004, I have worked in the media and creative sector ever since.

My interest in storytelling has enriched my experience as a doctor, which has in turn influenced how I see disease and wellness, in the context of the richness and the wholeness of people’s lives with their whānau and communities.

After 5 years working as a GP in Porirua, we moved back to Auckland in 2019.

I have special interests in migrant and refugee health, youth health and mental health as well as Māori and Pasifika health. I have worked in marae and outreach clinics and for NGOs.

I am experienced in Jadelle insertions and removals for contraception, steroid joint injections, and minor surgical procedures such as excision of skin lesions and moles.

I am currently doing a Post Graduate Diploma in Travel Medicine at the University of Otago.

I can speak fluent Marathi and Hindi, a fair amount of Gujarati and a smattering of German, Spanish and Arabic. I have up to level rua in Te Reo. Intercultural communication is one of my strong skills.

I love to travel, read books, watch films and write. I love beautiful clothes and shoes. I am a keen student of yoga and Vipassana and hope to start learning tai chi as soon as I can.

New patients welcome. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz – Enrolling with Dr. Sapna Samant means enrolling with Dr. Vincent Chan as your princpal GP.

Dr Jacqui Tam

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.

Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz – Enrolling with Dr. Jacqui Tam means enrolling with Dr. Wee-Ling Khoo as your principal GP.

Dr Steven Tan (Partner)

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

“A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man – he must view the man in his world.” – Harvey Cushing.

I began my medical career after graduating from the University of Auckland approximately 15 years ago. Before life as a General Practitioner, I trained predominantly in Surgery and Emergency Medicine both in New Zealand and Australia.

I love meeting people and as I was brought up prioritizing family values, it was only natural that I gravitated to General Practice. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and enjoy all aspects of General Practice. In particular I take special interest in skin cancer surgery, wound & injury care, and Long Term Conditions. 

When not at work, I am likely enjoying time with my family and friends, exercising or looking for the next travel adventure.

I am currently accepting new patients. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz 

Dr Peter Zink (Partner)

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.

I am taking on new patients. Click here to download new patient enrolment form, complete and email back to reception@cornwallmedical.co.nz