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Prana Family Health

General Practice (GP) Service

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1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

108 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

We provide COVID-19 testing to our Registered and Enrolled patients ONLY. 

Description

Hello, Welcome to Prana Family Health.

Please note the practice will close for Christmas holidays from 2pm, Friday 22nd December 2023 to Tuesday, 2nd January 2024.

Please keep an eye out on our Hours on Healthpoint and Google.

** If you or a family member need medical assistance whilst we are closed, please CALL any White Cross Clinics (St Lukes 8am - 8pm, New Lynn 8am - 8pm, Henderson and Ascot open 24hrs) or visit your local Accident and Emergency Department if you need urgent medical attention (Remember to follow their Covid/Isolation protocols).

For Covid-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453

Meri Kirihimete to you and your whānau.

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We are a locally owned and operated GP clinic.

Our team is passionate about medicine and compassionate about people and will strive to care for your and your family’s healthcare needs in a safety and quality driven environment.

We will offer a full range of Family Medical Care including:

  • Men and Women's Health
  • Children's Health
  • Physiotherapy and Acupuncture
  • Travel Medicine Advice
  • Migrant Health Check
  • Maternal Health (until 13 weeks of gestation)
  • Long Term Condition Management
  • Medicals (Driving, Pre-Employment and Diving)
  • Sexual Health Advice
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Assessment of Minor Injuries

If you have recently returned from overseas or are worried about Coronavirus infection, please DO NOT come into the clinic. Instead, phone us (09 869 5550) or the Ministry of Health's dedicated Coronavirus Health Advice line on 0800 358 5453  for more information. Healthline may direct you to come and see us and, if so, please phone us to discuss our procedures for coming into the clinic. Click here for more information on COVID - 19.

Remember to stay vigilant, stay safe and be kind.

Staff

Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “Doctors”) and:

Nurse Practitioner
Nazreen Hussain (Nurse Practitioner)

Practice Nurse Team:

Manpreet Bains (Charge Nurse and Community Nurse Prescriber)
Mansukh Halai (RN Designated Prescriber)

Dipanjali Kumar (Registered Nurse)
Ruby Li (Registered Nurse)
Miriam Scotter (Registered Nurse)

Clinical Assistant:
Anshul Das (Lead Clinical Assistant), Dhanyatha Athmakuri, Aditya Bhardwaj and Kulbir Kaur.

Health Coach: Kavish Dharan and Health Improvement Practitioner: Rachana Rizal.

Medical Reception and Admin Support Team: Rohan Matkari (Clinic Coordinator, Takanini), Apurva Shukla, Aneesa Chopdat (Clinic Coordinator, Roskill), Priyanka Pai, Harshitha Varma, Sathvik Paniharam and Zarna Bhavsar.

Practice Manager: Purvi Sethi

Doctors

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Soshamma George

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at 1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

  • Dr Pavani Kurra

    General Practitioner (not currently available)

    Not available on location.

  • Dr Pooja Patel

    Locum - GP

    Available at 1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

  • Dr Vikas Sethi

    Principal GP - Vocationally Registered

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Tushar Srivastava

    Locum - GP

    Available at 1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

  • Dr Milos Stojanovic

    General Practitioner

    Available at 1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

  • Dr Kunal Wadhwa

    General Practitioner

    Available at 1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$20
18-24 years$35
25-44 years$35
45-64 years$35
65+ years$20

* CSC = Community Services Card. This fee is available only to enrolled patients with a valid CSC. 

* Alternative fees apply for casual, non-enrolled patients and for other services. Please refer to our website for more information on Fees: https://www.pranafamilyhealth.co.nz/services

 

Hours

1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

** If you need medical assistance whilst we are closed, please CALL any White Cross Clinics (St Lukes 8am - 8pm, New Lynn 8am - 8pm, Henderson and Ascot open 24hrs) or visit your local Accident and Emergency Department if you need urgent medical treatment (remember to call them first). ** 

Public Holidays: Closed ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross St Lukes - Urgent Care.

108 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Fiji Hindi, Swahili (Kiswahili), Bengali

Services Provided

Immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Travel vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Minor Accident and Injury Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. 
If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Lab Results

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer. While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.

While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks. Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. For more information click here.

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. 

For more information click here.

Cervical Screening

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer. There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done: a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test). Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you. If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy. If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient). For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer.

There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done:

  • a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional
  • a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test).

Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you.

If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy.

If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient).

For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

ECG

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

Travel Health Advice

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters.

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. 

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support. Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC). Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area. More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whānau support.

Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC).

Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Māori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area.

More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.
 

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Parking

We have parking available in the basement of the building and ample off-street parking.

Contact Details

1492 Dominion Road Extension, Mount Roskill, Auckland

Central Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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108 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland

South Auckland

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 1:19PM on March 28, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Prana Family Health.