Whangaparaoa Medical Centre

16 Wade River Rd, Arkles Bay,
Whangaparaoa 0932,
New Zealand

Patient Education

Multi-cultural health services:

We currently live in a multi-cultural community. All of our staff have had training around being

culturally competent. This entails increasing the awareness of their own cultural background and

those of others and understanding cultural differences that can have an effect on consultation and diagnosis.

We have access to services that enable us to make consultations with GP’s culturally safe. We can access interpreters; these can be funded in some circumstances.

We also have access to sign language interpreters for those with hearing disabilities 0800800887765

If these services are required please let the receptionist know at time of the booking.


Osteoporosis is a condition which affects mainly older people. It is diagnosed with a type of scan

called a DEXA scan. It can lead to broken bones following only minor injury. The treatment is with

tablets, or an intravenous infusion approximately every 18 months. These are carried out at this

surgery. For patients www.osteoporsis.org.nz

Travel Vaccines:

Travelling Overseas? We want you to have a Safe and enjoyable abroad.

Please check the CDC website first and enter you destination.

http:ljwwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ Then book into our GP to discuss and prescribe. We have most of the information you need about where, when and how to get vaccinated. We normally encourage

traveller to make an appointment 8 weeks before travel. This is because in some cases you need a course of injections spaced apart. If you only need one vaccination, this should be done at least 2 weeks before you go. Our nurses Justine and Catherine will order and administer your vaccines

safely and give you vital travel information too.

“It’s never too late or too early to plan a healthy journey”


Living with diabetes can be confusing. There is a lot to learn and staying well may mean you need to make some major lifestyle changes. Diabetes self-management courses, workbooks and training programmes are designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to keep w1sll and reduce your risk of complications.

We at the Practice offer Free Annual Diabetes checks, including Foot checks, referrals for free Podiatry and Eye Screening, plus support groups locally in the Community, to help prevent complications of Diabetes, plus 3monthly monitoring of your blood/Urine Tests and if you are high risk then a Free nurse visit every 3 months too when you get your scripts, to support you and keep you on track to stay as healthy as possible.

DIABETES Healthwest http://healthwest.co.nz/health-promotion/

Diabetes NZ Auckland branch http://www.diabetes.org.nz/home

  • Waitemata DHB – also provides courses – check with your GP.
  • Waitemata PHO have a range of programmes, cooking demonstrations and support. Contact us on 09 448 0019 or SME@comprehensivecare.co.nz.

ProCare Health Contact Self-Management Team via email: life@procare.co.nz or Ph: 09 3547770, or call or text 0275358250. (No cost to practice, patient or carer)

Cardio Vascular Disease and Risk Support;