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Dr Michael Herd - General Paediatrician

Private Service, Paediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Respiratory


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Michael Herd is a general paediatrician who consults at Marina Specialists on alternate Saturday mornings. Appointments can be made by phoning (09) 534 4040.

Michael's work includes outpatient clinics at Marina Specialists and General Paediatric locums in hospitals around New Zealand. He has many interests including allergies, eczema, and neurological conditions including headaches, seizures, or developmental concerns. He often sees children needing assessment of their attention and behaviour.


Referral Expectations

GP referrals are preferred, but not essential. Michael is happy to see babies from birth, infants, children and adolescents up to about 15 years of age. Please bring the "Well Child" book or any other medical records you may have of your child's health. He will also need information on current medications, any allergies, and immunisations your child may have had.

Children who have problems with development, attention and/or behaviour will need a 60 minute appointment. Having more time is important for the children and their parents.

For Referrers:  Referrals can be sent to EDI: marinasp, or by fax: (09) 537 0147.


Michael is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider and a NIB Health Partner. Please ask the administrator at Marina Specialists if you are with another Health insurer.



9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Sat9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dr Herd usually consults at Marina Specialists on alternate Saturday mornings. This has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Video consultations can be arranged. To enquire about a video consultation, e-mail Michael at mherdpaediatrician@gmail.com

Other appointment times maybe be available weekdays. Please call to enquire.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Eczema

    There are several different types of eczema but all have a number of common symptoms, the main feature being red, inflamed, itchy skin.  The skin can be covered with small, fluid-filled blisters that might ooze and form a scale or crust.… More

  • Asthma

    Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest and trouble breathing.… More

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

    ADHD is a behavioural disorder characterised by problems with concentration and impulse control.… More

  • Heart Murmur

    What is a heart murmur? When the valves close in the heart, they make a noise.… More

  • Undescended Testes

    Undescended testes occur in less than 4% of children, and are more common in premature babies.… More

  • Inguinal Hernia

    What is an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia is caused by a connection between the scrotum and the abdomen (uncommonly a similar connection occurs in girls causing an inguinal hernia).… More

  • Urinary Infections

    What is a urine infection? A urine infection is the presence of bacteria in the urinary tract (bladder and kidneys).… More

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Ample free parking available near the clinic


Other Information

A good website on children's health is www.kidshealth.org.nz. Parents interested in allergies will also find www.allergy.org.nz helpful. Hospital websites include www.starship.org.nz and www.rch.org.au (Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne).

Contact Details

Compass Building
The Marina
Ara Tai Road
Half Moon Bay
Auckland 2012

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Compass Building
The Marina
Ara Tai Road
Half Moon Bay
Auckland 2012

This page was last updated at 2:52PM on August 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Michael Herd - General Paediatrician.