With over 40 years of combined experience, Kay, Matt and Marcus, bring a wealth of knowledge with a new approach to healthcare.
Dr. Kay Drader
Dr. Kay Drader MBChB, FRNZCGP
General Practice | Palliative Care | Paediatrics | Women’s Health
After obtaining her General Practice Fellowship in Auckland, Dr Kay Drader has worked in various hospitals and clinics in Auckland and England. Kay believes in working alongside patients and empowering through education and understanding.
“I believe that the GP and patient work as equal partners on the health journey. In the consultation we come to an agreement between the doctor and the patient. It’s a meeting of our experience and their experience as themselves, as a person.”
Dr. Marcus Bishop
Dr. Marcus Bishop MB BS, BSc(Neurosci), MRCP(UK), FRACGP
General Practice | Family & Internal Medicine | Sports | Dermoscopy
Having trained in the UK and NZ, Dr Marcus Bishop created a vision for Te Atatu Health after working as a General Practitioner in West Auckland for 6 years. Marcus’ concept for a “different” type of GP clinic aligns with his proactive approach to healthcare and technology.
“The key role of a Health Centre in our view is not only to diagnose and treat disease, but also to educate and introduce methods for change. We see immersion in the community as a great way to connect people with lasting support, and actually change the landscape of health in the local area”.
Dr. Courtenay White
Dr. Courtenay White MBChB, DipPaed, FRNZCGP
Youth Health | Women’s Health | Mental Health | Palliative Care
Dr. Courtenay White trained in Auckland and has been practicing for six years.
“The main aspects of general practice for me involve a multidisciplinary and patient-centred care approach. By building a strong rapport with the patient and team around me, we can work together to deliver the best care possible for our patients.”
Courtenay has a special interest in Palliative Care and is currently studying for her Diploma in Health Sciences, specialising in Palliative Care.
She is also passionate about Women’s Health and Youth Health, working at Kelston Girls College one day a week.
Courtenay lives in Whenuapai with her partner and their cats and dog. She spends her spare time baking, doing yoga and practicing her Spanish.
Dr. Matthew Woollett
Dr. Matthew Woollett MBChB, BSc(Neurosci), Clinical Dip Palliative Medicine
Paediatrics| Youth Health | Mental Health | Palliative Care
Dr. Matthew Woollett lives locally on Herald Island with his wife and two year old, with another little one on the way. He spent many years working at Whangarei Hospital, mostly in acute emergency and paediatrics and more recently practiced at Health New Lynn (with Dr Marcus), Wellsford’s Coast to Coast Health Care and Kaipara Medical Centre. Dr Woollett brings a vast range of experience and a patient centered approach to family medicine.
“I am easy to sit down and yarn to, and pride myself on having a friendly and relaxed style. Instead of being spoken ‘to’, you are the most important part of the equation in my consultations. I’m excited to be bringing the best parts of my experience to the Te Atatu Health team as we continue to grow and develop this clinic into a patient and community centered health hub.”
Leeanne has been working in health and dental for the past 15 years. Born in the UK, she moved to New Zealand in early 2006 with her family where they chose Te Atatu Peninsula as their forever home. Leeanne has worked in many different health related roles across the UK, NZ and Australia, including medical administration, dental and orthopaedic practices and national manager for a dental company.
“My passion, after spending time with my family and friends, would be reading. Nothing beats a good book, comfy couch and a coffee as a way to relax and promote well-being…”
Sarah Mildon PGDip Adv Nurs/DNP
Sarah Mildon is Te Atatu Health’s new nurse and has previously worked with 3 of the 4 doctors. She’s had almost six years of experience in GP clinic settings and is a Nurse Prescriber which means she can prescribe certain medications for a variety of infections and common long term health concerns.
“I believe in making sure patients feel they’ve been listened to, have had everything well explained and had all their questions answered. This is so important because we often see people when they’re at their most stressed and vulnerable. If it’s outside our scope, we’ll always refer to a doctor. So you actually get a really high standard of care because you end up getting multiple viewpoints.“
Abbey Rose Laurence
Abbey Rose Laurence BN
Born in Taranaki, Abbey completed a large part of her schooling in Te Atatu Peninsula and is delighted to see the development of this community. A registered nurse since 2014, Abbey previously worked at Middlemore Hospital with both children and adults. Moving to a busy GP clinic within the Auckland area, she gained experience providing holistic care for a wide range of patients.
‘Outside of work I enjoy exploring the outdoors, staying fit and active, spending quality time with loved ones, and am actively involved in my church.’
Rebecca Kool BN, BSc(Nutrition)
Rebecca is originally from the Netherlands, but grew up all over the world and spent many years in North America and the South Pacific before settling in New Zealand. Her work experience to date has been in palliative care, and in Accident and Medical centres.
“I am excited to be bringing my clinical experience together with my nutrition knowledge to empower and inspire people to live well and maintain healthy lifestyles.”
Born in American Samoa, Escmay moved to New Zealand as a child and has lived in West Auckland for 17 years.
Starting out in hospitality and tourism, she has worked in various roles including hotel reservations agent, receptionist and personal assistant. Escmay found her passion was working with and helping people when she began working as a medical receptionist in 2016.
“My absolute favourite thing to do is spend time with my daughter and fiancé cooking our favourite meals and trying out new recipes, because food is life!”
Born in England, Lorraine and her family moved to New Zealand in November 2017.
With a background in private health care, she has worked in various health administration roles including respiratory, haematology and cosmetic medicine. Lorraine enjoys helping to make the journey as stress free as possible for those that must access medical care.
“My family and I are loving exploring our new home, especially getting to know the locals!”