Northcare Accident & Medical opened just under a year ago, a state-of-the art clinic in a central Shore location just off Constellation Drive.
Dr Peter Boot and his team have created a family-friendly centre full of light, soft music and artwork, and offering an impressive range of medical services under one roof – a perfect one-stop location for any winter wellbeing needs.
The seven-day medical centre offers urgent care and emergency facilities, family doctors, pharmacy, high-tech imaging and x-rays, physios, dentists, lab services, a hand surgeon and team of hand therapists, ENT and audiology professionals, Chinese medicine, Skin Institute and other specialists including renal, respiratory and sleep, spinal and orthopaedic services.
With more than 20 years’ experience in general practice, Peter knew that doctors’ rooms and medical centres can be intimidating for anxious patients and young children. Northcare’s spacious foyer is deliberately “unmedical” and stress free, with a convenient café and a seven-day pharmacy.
Northcare also understands the need to fit appointments around busy lifestyles, with long opening hours, and the ability to drop in or make online bookings for standard 15-minute GP appointments. They also welcome casual patients, who can pre-register by providing their details in a simple online form.
“We aim to provide everyone with the best care in a bright, modern environment,” says Peter. “We try to do this as quickly, efficiently and respectfully as we can.
“At Northcare we have a committed team of male and female doctors who collectively offer a comprehensive range of skills and special interests, including diabetes care, cardiovascular medicine, women's and men's health including family planning and sexual health, children's health, aged care, sports medicine and minor surgery.
“Our doctors operate as a team and patients are encouraged to get to know more than one as they all work from the same notes. Sometimes you may be looking for a doctor with a special skill set, or maybe male or female. Also, as we are open extended hours, no individual doctor can be here all the time. But whoever you see, you can be sure that our doctors and nurses all care about your wellbeing.”
Northcare Accident & Medical, 5 Home Place, off Constellation Drive, by Bunnings and opposite Farro / the Park & Ride. 09 479 7770 www.northcare.nz
Open seven days, 8am to 6.30pm.