Internal Medicine

Dr Sandra Bourke BSc, MBChB, FRACP

Dr Bourke is a specialist Rheumatologist and General Physician (Internal Medicine Specialist).

Dr Bourke has an interest in all areas of rheumatological practice and particular expertise with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue disorders, gout, pseudogout, osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, ankylosing spondylitis and sports medicine.

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Associate Professor Geoff Braatvedt

Associate Professor Geoff Braatvedt is an Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Physician working at Green Lane and Auckland City Hospitals and in private practice at the Mercy Specialist Centre. He was also a Director and reporting Doctor for Auckland Bone Densitometry. He did his undergraduate training in Cape Town (MbChB 1981 with Honours), and after 5 years of post-graduate training in South Africa, moved to the UK in 1986 for specialist training ( MRCP 1987  and MD 1991). He moved to Auckland in 1992 and was appointed to a specialist post in 1992 (FRACP 1992).

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Dr Stephen Child

Dr Stephen Child is a Canadian-trained General Physician with a respiratory medicine interest who immigrated to New Zealand in late 1991.  He worked in Dargaville for 2½ years before moving to his current role as General Physician and Director of Clinical Training at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) in 1994. Clinically, he has an interest in asthma and general internal medicine with a strong passion for medical education. 

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Dr Keith Colvine BHB, MbCHb, FRACP

Dr Colvine is a specialist Rheumatologist and General Physician (Internal Medicine Specialist).

A Rheumatologist is a specialist doctor who is has trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions of the joints, soft tissues and muscles.

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Dr Rick Cutfield MBChB, FRACP

Dr Rick Cutfield has been Clinical Director of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Division at Waitemata DHB since 1985 and been in private practice with the Medical Specialist Group since its inception in 1990.  He graduated from Auckland Medical School and did his post-graduate training in Auckland and the USA.  He moved back to Auckland in 1984 as a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist at North Shore Hospital.  He is active in teaching, clinical research and all aspects of diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine.  He has been President and is now life-member of the New Zealand Soci

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Dr Carl Eagleton MBChB, FRACP

Carl Eagleton is an experienced Auckland trained endocrinologist & specialist physician working at Mercy Specialist Centre, Auckland and Greenlane Hospitals.  Prior to his appointment in the Endocrinology Department at Greenlane Hospital he has been the Director of Medicine at Middlemore Hospital and former Head of Department for Endocrinology & Diabetes at Wellington Hospital.

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Dr Zaven Panossian. MBChB, FRACP

Zaven Panossian is a Specialist Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at Counties Manukau Health holding a Consultant role at Middlemore Hospital and Manukau and Botany Super Clinics in addition to a Community Diabetes Clinic in Mangere. He is joining the Medical Specialists Group in February 2016.
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Dr Carl Peters MBChB, FRACP

Dr Carl Peters is a specialist endocrinologist and diabetologist with particular expertise in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, lipid and endocrine disorders. After training as an endocrinologist in New Zealand, Dr Peters moved to the UK to work as a clinician and clinical researcher at the Institute for Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University. His research work focused on remission of type 2 diabetes.

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Dr Catherine Ran Yan, FRACP

Dr Catherine Ran Yan is a specialist geriatrician and general physician (Internal Medicine specialist).

Graduated in Tianjin, China with a Master Degree of Medicine Dr Catherine Ran Yan has completed Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2012. She is currently working at Middlemore hospital and has broad interest in general geriatrics, stroke and internal medicine.

Dr Yan speaks fluent mandarin.


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