Dr Sapna Samant
MB BS 1990 Shivaji
Master's in Film, Television and Media Studies (2004)
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.
Female / Wāhine
3 April 2014
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