Dr Tim Ewer is a GP/Specialist who has 10 years experience as a hospital specialist and over 20 years as a GP and Integrative Medicine physician (with diplomas in paediatrics, O & G and occupational medicine). He has also had training in nutrition, acupuncture, hypnosis, bio-energetic medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

Dr Elizabeth Wood is a vocationally trained and highly experienced GP. She has trained in paediatrics, care of the elderly and dermatology as well as having vocational training as a GP. She also works part- time for the RNZCGP and enjoys all aspects of primary care.

Dr Tim Phillips is also a vocationally trained and highly experienced GP. He has a specialised interest in minor surgery and is involved with GP registrar teaching programmes both nationally and internationally.

Dr Lisa McIlwraith is a highly experienced GP who has additional training and special interest in a number of areas, including paediatrics, women’s health, family planning, care of the chronically ill and psychiatry.

Dr Andre Bonny is a keen, young GP who has a number of interests from sports medicine and nutrition to minor surgery and paediatrics.  He is also a keen outdoorsman who loves to go tramping, biking and adventuring.

Dr Ricki-Lea Aitkinson is vocationally training as a GP with a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics, minor surgery and palliative care

Training Doctors

We are an accredited training practice and we take on final year medical students, junior hospital doctors and GP Registrars.  GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who work in General Practice for 2 years in order to specialise as a General Practitioner.   We also have final year medical students on 1 month clinical placements prior to them graduating as doctors, and second year hospital doctors who are with us for 3 month attachments in order to gain a greater appreciation of general practice.  All training students and doctors are supervised by one of the regular doctors at Mapua Health Centre and often the supervising doctor will come in for part or all of the consultation.   We greatly appreciate your co-operation with this training programme.


Kathryn, Rachel, Fleur, Vicky, Alison, Janet and Nicky are our practice nurses. They are highly experienced in all aspects of primary nursing care. Their skills include, wellness clinics, adolescent health and counselling, all blood pressure, blood sugar and weight checks. Pregnancy tests and advice, immunisations and injections, dressings and advice on various health topics. Three of the Practice Nurses also provide cervical smears by appointment – it is necessary to let the receptionist know that you want to see a nurse for a cervical smear.  Several nurses are trained in certain aspects of minor surgery including punch biopsies for checking skin lesions, and 2 of our nurses have training in aspects of mental health counselling.


Sue Fox is the practice manager and handles the day to day running of the practice.

Maree, Mandy, Suzie, Rachel and Sue B are the receptionists who answer your calls.

Ellie is our Health care Assistant.