Our team of professionals

Meet the team of doctors, nursing staff and Support Staff at Papamoa Beach Family Practice.

Vishad Chathury

Vishad Chathury

Doctor

MBChB (SA), FRNZCGP (NZ), Dip Anaesthetic (SA)
Certificate of Dermoscopy (Aust,) Dip of Skin Cancer of Medicine and Surgery (Aust), Skin Cancer College Australasia accredited Doctor, Advance plus (highest) accreditation with WBOP PHO skin cancer surgery scheme.

I am originally from South Africa. My wife and I emigrated to New Zealand in 2002. We have three young children who were born in New Zealand. I enjoy playing squash, soccer, tennis and cricket.

I enjoy the diversity of General Practice and the contact with people that General Practice brings. I am humbled and privileged to be part of patients lives helping them to stay well and get through tough times.

I have special interest in early detection of skin cancer (dermoscope), skin cancer surgery, musculoskeletal medicines, including joint injections, men’s health, children’s health, care of the elderly and healthy living.

Tessa Stewart

Tessa Stewart

Doctor

Originally from England, I qualified from University College London in 1995. I attained membership of the Royal College of General Practice in 2002 and fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice in 2012. As part of my training to become a GP, I worked in the hospital system in both England and Australia. I joined the team here in 2006 and became a partner in 2008.

I enjoy all aspects of general practice, especially the diversity that this brings, including the management of chronic conditions e.g diabetes, hypertension, mental health, women’s and children’s health.

I came to New Zealand with my husband and eldest child Angus in 2002. In 2004 I had my youngest child Emma. I love spending time with my family, going for runs with my dog, and playing squash.

William Moss

William Moss

Doctor

Kia ora, my name is William but most people call me willy. I was born and bred here in Tauranga, and I take great privilege in calling Papamoa my home. I graduated from Otago Medical School in 2004, spending the next 5 years in the hospital system. In 2009, I deciding to leave the hospital for a life of work in the community, choosing to undertake vocational training as both a GP and a Urgent care physician.

I was awarded fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice in 2012, and am currently in the final stages to then be considered for fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care.

I enjoy all aspects of both General Practice and Urgent Care medicine, but have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including the use of Dermoscopy and Local Flap Surgery.

I have completed a number of the post graduate training courses offered through the Skin cancer college of Australasia, and in 2014 became an accredited skin cancer doctor, as well as achieving advanced accreditation with the Western BOP PHO minor surgery scheme. I am also an affiliated provider for Southern Cross for skin cancer(* – only from skinspots).

I also have a special interest in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, having completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2014. In particular, I have a keen interest in the diagnosis and treatment of common joint and tendon injuries, as well as the management of simple fractures.

Maryke Griessel

Maryke Griessel

Doctor

I qualified in 2001 at Otago, and have been a fellow of the NZ College of General Practitioners since 2009.

I joined the team at the start of 2015. Originally South African, I graduated from Otago and have been practicing in general practice in the South Waikato and the Bay of Plenty over the last 10 years. My young family and the outdoors are my passions outside work hours.

I endeavor to practice patient centered medicine and enjoy getting to know families. I look forward to working with my team to provide continuity of care.

Sabrina Van den Berg

Sabrina Van den Berg

Doctor

Hallo, my name is Sabrina. I’m so excited to become part of the Papamoa Beach community with my husband, my 6-year-old daughter Sarah, and my 4 and 1-year-old sons Sam and Thomas.

I was born and raised in the Netherlands, obtained my medical degree from the University of Utrecht in 2011, and became a family doctor in 2016. I met my husband Chad in his home country of Malawi during one of my rotations, and we have travelled all around since then. After a 3 year adventure in Canada, we are ready to settle down in New Zealand.

I love working as a family doctor in the community because every workday brings something new, diverse and exciting and the opportunity to work together with patients and their families to improve all aspects of health. My special interests are palliative and preventative care.
I’m honoured to become part of the team and thank God for the chance to learn and grow further in this lovely community.

William Brown

William Brown

Doctor

Hello. My name is William, but I prefer Will. I grew up in rural Scotland and completed medical school in Aberdeen before working in England. I travelled to New Zealand as a medical student in 2013 and have returned no less than three times. I have enjoyed working in Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane and Kawerau. I spent most of my time in Emergency Departments and mental health teams. I have settled in Papamoa and enjoy working in family practice. I will also be training in urgent care to keep my acute medicine skills up. When I am not at work, I enjoy the beach and being outdoors with my fiance and our spaniel Max.

Adele Hedges

Adele Hedges

Practice Manager

I moved to Papamoa 25 years ago with my family. I’m originally from Wellington and absolutely love it here.

I bring strong business and management skills with staff and patients as my top priority. GP practice has had its challenges in the past 2 years, but teamwork and doing the best for our patients are extremely important to me.

My door is always open so feel free to come and introduce yourself. Outside work, I’m a keen gardener and love walking and tramping. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Nurses

Keri, Trinette, Linda, Aj, Caroline, Michaela, Matewai & Anna


Healthcare Assistants

Manjot & Nicole


Reception

Jude, Judy, Deb, Cathy, and Viv