Self Management Education

We can help you learn to take charge of your mental and physical health.  Trained facilitators use a holistic approach to passing on knowledge and skills. They can help you to learn about weight loss management, stress reduction, diabetes self-management and to live more mindfully.

Our qualified facilitators help you learn Self Management Skills

Our Self Management Education classes encourage you to be proactive and take charge of improving your health and wellbeing. You can learn to improve your management of diabetes, weight reduction,  living smoke-free and dealing with stress by using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Several of our Self Management Courses are run in association with East Health Trust.

While you are taking a greater part in managing your health, we are here to support you by providing you with more information and options to plan the type of health care you need in the future. This may include setting out an Advance Care Plan.

Improved health for living well

  • Diabetes Self Management covers ensuring you understand medication, healthy eating and have an awareness of complications.
  • Weight Management Education with a health coach teaches you about good diet and exercise, it helps with goal setting.
  • Stress Management helps with recognising triggers, avoiding those where you can, and coping with negative stressors to reduce anxiety.
  • A Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Programme reduces worry, improves sleep, relationships and other benefits.

Health care professionals providing self management education

Dr Preetam Durshanapally
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, Telugu, Hindi and can understand some Punjabi Dr. Durshanapally graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India and migrated to New Zealand in 2012.
Dr Anna-Marie O’ Mahony
General Practitioner
Fluent in English. Dr Anna-Marie O' Mahony completed her undergraduate at the University College Cork.
Dr Jayani Kannangara
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, and Sinhalese. Dr Kannangara has an MBChB from the University of Otago.
Dr Carlos Lam Yang
General Practitioner
Fluent in English, and Cantonese A graduate of the University of Otago, 2008. A dual Fellow of the Royal New Zealand Colleges of General Practice and Urgent Care.
Mary Chapman
Nurse
Fluent in English and can understand Khmer and speak basic Khmer. Mary completed her nursing training in 2002.
Tara Mougavalu-Fui
Nurse
Fluent in English, Niuean and Samoan. Tara graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2012 and has broad experience in general practice and urgent care.
Nerice Fourie
Nurse
Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Nerice completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science.
Claire Bidois
Health Improvement Practitioner & Nurse
Fluent in English. Claire graduated as a comprehensive nurse in 1991. Her background is mainly in practice nursing and urgent care nursing.
Devika Dayal
Group Nurse Coordinator
Fluent in English and Hindi. Devika completed a Post graduate Certificate in Long Term Condition and a PG. Diploma in Advanced Nursing from the University of Auckland.
Pushpa Ram
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER
Fluent in English and Hindi. Pushpa completed her nursing studies in 1984. After Migrating to NZ she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational Health).
Jhoy Lazatin
Medical Centre Assistant
Fluent in English, Tagalog and Basic Arabic. Jhoy worked for 2 years as a nurse in the Philippines before moving to Saudi Arabia to continue nursing for more than a decade.

Frequently asked questions

To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:

  • NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
  • International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration

On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.

Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.

This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.

Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.

All GP appointments are 15 minutes long.

  • One appointment is for a single health issue.
  • Should you wish to have a 30-minute GP appointment, it will be charge at a non-subsidized rate.
  • Depending on your age and health, one of our specialist nursing or pharmacist clinicians may be able to spend more time with you.

If you are a new patient, you will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your enrolment.

Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.

There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials

We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.

If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.

All consultations are by appointment only.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at or email Info@highbrookmedical.co.nz if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).
The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open:

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free
14 - 17 years - $13
18 years & over - $19.50

Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.