Meet our Team
Waihi Family Doctors is a family owned business by Dr Tineke Iversen and Robin Douglas.
We opened in January 2014 with a team of 3 - one GP, nurse and admin, and have grown strongly since.
We value a team approach, and work together to ensure that you are well cared for.
Our families and our community are at the heart of all we do.
Dr Tineke Iversen - GP
MBChB DCH FRNZCGP
Dr Tineke Iversen is delighted to be working in her home town as a GP, after purchasing Dr Don McInnes's practice in 2009.
She graduated from Otago University in 2000 and obtained Fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2011.
She has a diploma in child health (DCH) and has developed a special interest in skin cancer medicine, completing certificates in Dermoscopy & Skin cancer Medicine through the Skin Cancer College of Australisia.
Dr Tineke is a qualified PRIME doctor.
Dr Andy Gibson - GP
MBChB MRCGP FRNZCGP
From Glasglow Scotland, Dr Andy Gibson has practiced for many years in Scotland, UK and NZ (Katikati), joining Waihi Family Doctors in 2015.
He is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners and his area of interest include skin cancers, dermatoscopy (skin examination) and minor surgery.
At home he is passionate about music and enjoys spending time with his lovely family.
Dr Andy is a PRIME trained GP.
Dr Andy von Biel - GP
BSc MbChB Dip Obst FRNZCGP
Dr Andy von Biel joined Waihi Family Doctors in July 2016.
He is an experienced GP, recently relocating to the sunny BOP from South Waikato.
Dr Andy is a PRIME trained GP.
Dr Jess Ussher - GP
MBChB RCGP DipGUM DRCOG Dffp
Dr Jess trained in Bristol and moved to New Zealand with her young family a few years ago. She enjoys all aspects of family practice particularly Women's Health and nutrition. Dr Jess is experienced in long term contraception including Jadelles and IUCD insertions. She has also recently completed a Certificate of Dermoscopy through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
At home Dr Jess is a keen gardener and enjoys time outdoors with her active young family.
Dr Jess is a PRIME trained GP.
Dr Lorna Riding - Locum GP
Dr Lorna is now back from maternity leave and is available one day a week.
Raewyn Norman - Practice Manager
Rae has over 20 years experience in Practice Management in the Waihi area, and is passionate about promoting excellence in practice management. She is a member of the Practice Managers & Administrators Association of NZ and participates in national initiatives promoting further education and professional standards for the organisations members. Rae is actively involved in the local community including serving on the board of Hetherington House for many years.
Our experienced nursing team is expertly managed and led by Di Pirrit, RN.
Our nurses have a varied background of hospital and practice nursing, and are able to provide highly experienced clinical services. They regularly attend clinical and education updates to ensure up to date evidence based practice.
We are very proud that most of our nursing staff are also PRIME trained to manage medical and trauma events