Ph 09 489 2011 o location map & hours


Allied Services

Medplus provides access to range of allied services, from a pharmacy to physiotherapist. For specialists interested in providing services from Medplus, please contact us.

Medplus Pharmacy

Prescription and Pharmacy Services from Anne Marie Reidy and team. Blister packed medications, advice and prescription dispensing. Phone 09 488 6664.

Medplus Physiotherapy

The team at Medplus Physiotherapy are dedicated to providing great customer service, and industry leading clinical care. We are primarily a manual therapy clinic, which means treatments are delivered with a 'hands on ' bias. We work very closely with the Medplus General Practitioners to ensure your best treatment options. For an appointment please call 489-1020.

Auckland Radiology Group

Radiology Services including xrays, mammograms and ultrasounds. Visit for more information.


Nicholas Child

After completing his undergraduate training in medicine from the University of Otago in 2003, Nicholas initially worked in Wellington and Melbourne as a house officer before moving to Auckland to complete his neurology training. In 2012 he was awarded the ANZAN Clinical Neurology Fellowship to the Mayo Clinic in the USA, then completing 2 further years of specialist training in Epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation. In 2015 he returned to Auckland becoming a member of the Department of Neurology at Auckland City Hospital and Clinical Lead for Stroke at WDHB


Denise Johnson

The Medplus GPs work very closely with Denise Johnson, who is an independent midwife providing care throughout pregnancy, birth and to 4-6 weeks postnatally. She has over 30 years experience in nursing and as an anaesthetic technician, which is complementary to providing safe midwifery care. As a mother of four adult children and a grandmother, she can truly appreciate that birth is one of the most profound experiences in a woman's and family's life. Denise believes a woman deserves to have a unique memorable, safe & positive birth experience. She enjoys providing continuity of care to women throughout this time in their life and it is her honour &privilege to assist a woman on her journey to motherhood. Denise runs her clinics from Medplus but provides care in the regions of Takapuna, North Shore to Hibiscus Coast. Mobile: 027 419 9979 Free phone: 0800 MIDWIVES, Email: denise@djmidwifery


Carolina Cavegn- Merrick

Carolina Cavegn-Merrick is a registered clinical psychologist. She specialises in the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to assess and treat psychological problems. She has a particular interest in the management of depression and anxiety (such as panic attacks and general and social anxiety) as well as relationship difficulties. Carolina has worked with some of our doctors for many years and is a higly valued member of our team. She is available at Medplus by appointment. Carolina Cavegn Merrick LicPhil ClinPsych (University of Freiburg, Switzerland) Member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, NZ Reg.

Frank Hayes

Frank Hayes is a Child and Family Psychologist, who specialises in working with children, adolescents, families, and men. He provides Psychotherapy, Counselling, Family Therapy, and Supervision here at MedPlus Family Medical Centre. From 1999 -2006 Frank was a lecturer in the Department of Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology at the Auckland University of Technology. He also is a past consultant with Maternal Mental Health, Waitemata, where he facilitated couples groups for seven years.

Common referral concerns relate to anxiety, depression, grief & loss, behavioural issues, relational issues, self-esteem, and men's social-emotional health. Frank's research focus is on the transition to fatherhood and provides ante-natal and post-natal support for fathers through his groups, New Born Fathers.

Born and trained in Canada, Frank did his post-graduate study at the Institute of Child Study, the University of Toronto, and since has over 20 years work experience, is a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and is a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society.

Respiratory Physician

Dr Megan Cornere

Dr Megan Cornere graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1994. She then trained in Internal Medicine specialising in Thoracic Medicine and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians having gained her FRACP in 2001.

With a keen Interest in Immunology and Infectious disease she travelled to the United Kingdom where she studied for a PhD at Imperial College, gaining a fellowship from the British Infection Society . She was then awarded a grant from the Wellcome trust and continued her Research as a Clinical Fellow. Her research was aimed at manipulating the immune response to respiratory pathogens including influenza and tuberculosis. Following this she spent 2 years in San Jose California before returning to New Zealand in 2008 where she has been a Respiratory Physician at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals and Clinical Director of Respiratory Medicine for the Waitemata DHB.

Dr Cornere has expertise in all fields of respiratory medicine and a special interest in lung cancer, chronic cough, recurrent infection and asthma. She will be working out of the Medplus Building on Hauraki Corner on Mondays and welcomes all referrals. Please make an appointment on 489 2011.

Physician /Rheumatologist, Elderly Care Medicine

Dr Heather Gardener

Dr Heather Gardner, MBChB, FRACP is a specialist general physician at Waitakere Hospital. Her special interests include care of the elderly, rheumatology and risk modification for heart disease and stroke. Heather is at Medplus by appointment. To make an appointment please call Medplus on 489 2011.


Dr Katie Ritchie

Dr Ritchie has worked in the field of mental health for 12 years and undertook her training as a specialist psychiatrist in Auckland. She currently works in the public health system on Auckland's North Shore.

Katie enjoys working with patients experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, other mood disorders, anxiety and psychoses. During her training she developed an interest in maternal mental health and has an interest in working with women. Her public practice has allowed her to develop particular expertise in crisis care, drug and alcohol dependency and maternal mental health.

For an appointment please contact the Medplus Reception on 09 489 2011.


Dr Patrick Kay

Trained in medicine and cardiology in New Zealand before working in the Netherlands where he obtained a PhD in Interventional Cardiology in 2001. He returned to Auckland and has worked at all 3 major teaching hospitals.

Patrick was made an Honorary Associate Professor in Medicine in 2006. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and has edited one book. He has supervised, mentored and taught many of the cardiologists currently working on the North Shore today.

He is able to offer patients nearly 20 years' experience in the area of general cardiology, angioplasty and stenting and is one of Auckland's busiest and most experienced General and Interventional Cardiologists.

Patrick Kay offers all major investigations including: