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.

A General Physician works in a broad specialty, which manages and diagnoses complex internal medical problems.  This can include health problems involving the lungs, heart, nervous system, infections and gastrointestinal system. The diagnosis of complicated multisystem disease and unexplained symptoms form part of the practice of a General Physicians.

Dr Colvine consults at the Mercy Specialty Centre for both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He also works in the public hospital system as an inpatient General Physician that involves the management of acutely unwell patients.

Areas of expertise:

Dr Colvine has an interest in all components of rheumatological practice (non inflammatory and inflammatory).  He has particular sub speciality expertise with Ankylosing spondylitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Psoriatic arthritis, early inflammatory arthritis, use of biological therapy in rheumatic disease and Crystal arthropathies (including calcium pyrophosphate arthritis and gout).

Dr Colvine is not ACC registered but will see selected ACC cases for a rheumatological opinion.

Joint and soft tissue injections form a part rheumatological practice and are carried out if needed in the clinic room. 


Born in Taranaki but went to school in Auckland. University of Auckland for medical degrees (BHB and MbCHb). Specialist training in New Zealand with completion of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2008. Full dual training as a General Physician and Rheumatologist. Fellowship at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, Great Britain.

Current Employment and Roles:

Specialist Rheumatologist and General Physician, North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospitals. Specialist Rheumatologist and General Physician, Mercy Specialist Centre. Honorary Clinical Senior lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland. Actively involvement in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors plus trainee specialist (Registrars).

For appointments please Ph: (09) 623 1170, Fax: (09) 623 1172, 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.