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Claire McLintock - Haematologist & Obstetric Physician

Private Service, Haematology, Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Dr McLintock ONZM, FRACP, FRCPA, MBChB (Edin) - haematologist and obstetric physician - provides private specialist consultation for patients with haematological problems and also medical problems or complications in pregnancy.

As a haematologist Dr McLintock looks after patients with blood clotting (thrombosis) problems and bleeding problems. She has expertise in investigating patients with abnormal blood test results from neutropenia to neutrophilia, thrombocytosis to thrombocytopenia, polycythemia to anaemia, iron deficiency to iron excess.

Dr McLintock can provide a personalised assessment of an individual's risk of venous thrombosis relating to surgery, long distance travel, contraception or pregnancy and will develop a management plan tailored to that person's risk.

As an obstetric physician specialising in women with medical problems relating to pregnancy, Dr McLintock has expertise in investigation of couples with recurrent miscarriage and in the assessment of women who have medical or haematological problems that may complicate pregnancy.

Dr McLintock is an internationally recognised specialist in the fields of haematology, thrombosis and haemostasis and also obstetric medicine. She is a member of the Council of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and was President of the Society from July 2018 to July 2020. She is Vice Chair of the ISTH World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee. 

She is an honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Auckland department of Molecular Medicine.

Dr McLintock was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2019 for services to haematology and obstetrics. 


What is Haematology?
Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. Such disorders may involve the:

  • components of blood (cells and plasma)
  • coagulation (blood clotting) process
  • blood cell formation
  • haemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein on red blood cells) synthesis.

To help in the diagnosis of blood disorders, you will probably have to have blood samples taken for analysis in the laboratory. These may include:

FBC (Full Blood Count): gives information on the number of cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets) in your blood.

INR (International Normalised Ratio): monitors your clotting function when on warfarin (anticoagulant/anticlotting) therapy.

Coagulation/Clotting Screen: a group of tests to check coagulation or clotting function.

Doctors who specialise in haematology are called haematologists.


What is Obstetric Medicine?

Obstetric medicine is a specialty of internal medicine and is the name given to physicians who specialise in looking after pregnancy in women with medical problems that increase the risk of complications in pregnancy. An example of these underlying problems include diabetes, venous thromboembolism, kidney problems, heart problems, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease. Obstetric physicians also work alongside obstetricians and midwives to look after pregnant women who develop medical problems during pregnancy.


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Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) describes blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis - DVT) or in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).… More

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

    Bone marrow biopsy is the test used to examine the "factory" where the blood cells are made.… More

  • Pre-pregnancy Counselling

    Women with pre-existing medical disorders such as hypertension, kidney problems, diabetes, previous deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, heart problems or who are older (age >35 years) or overweight are at increased risk of developing a number of  complications during pregnancy.… More

  • Pre-eclampsia and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

    Pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in some women usually during the second half of pregnancy.… More

  • Gestational Diabetes and Pre-existing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs in some women during pregnancy.… More

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Free patient parking is available either in front of the practice or directly across the road behind the church.

Contact Details

25 Vermont Street, Ponsonby

Central Auckland

For appointments contact Lindsay or Marie by phone, fax or email, as above.

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25 Vermont Street

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25 Vermont Street
Auckland 1011

This page was last updated at 12:47PM on March 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Claire McLintock - Haematologist & Obstetric Physician.