Meet our Staff

Our Doctors

Dr Peter Boyd Dr Peter Boyd has been an integral part of Kelston Medical Centre for more than 20 years. He is an experienced and dedicated senior Practitioner and is a fellow of the College of General Practitioners. Peter has a special interest in older adult’s health and their management.
Peter is married and has 2 grown children. In his free time he enjoys cycling and keeping fit.
Dr Ramin Dadgou Dr Ramin Dadgou originates from Iran (Persia).
He trained at Tehran Medical School, one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East, and graduated in 1992. Since then, he has gained experience in chronic diseases, infectious conditions, dermatology and paediatrics.
His practice is driven by the belief that prevention works better than cure.
Dr Ramin is married and enjoys reading and keeping fit.
Dr Jean Peterson Dr Jean Peterson: Born in Taiwan and raised in Auckland since the age of 10, Jean graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2002. She gained Fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2016. She has experience in women’s health, including a postgraduate diploma in obstetrics and medical gynaecology. Her other areas of interest include paediatrics, minor surgery and procedures. Jean is married with three young children. She speaks Mandarin and in her spare time enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her family.
Dr Marcela Santacruz Dr Marcella Santacruz is from Colombia and has lived in New Zealand for the past 10 years, spending most of the time in Wellington were she worked at Hutt hospital and regional GP practices.
Marcela is an experienced GP and enjoys working with all age groups. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym and for walks with her husband and her beagle "Toby". Marcela juggles work with the important role of being a Mother to little Thomas and is expecting another baby in April. Dr Santacruz in now on maternity leave. We hope to see her back in the later part of the year.
Dr Vinodh Kaliyaperumal Dr Vinodh Kaliyaperumal is a welcome addition to our team. Vinodh has trained in surgical emergencies in France and has completed membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh,UK. Vinodh moved to NZ with his wife and children about 2 years ago and has enjoyed working as a GP in Auckland before coming to Kelston. Whilst at Kelston, he will be furthering his studies towards becoming a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GP’s. Vinodh enjoys all aspects of general practice with a special interest in skin cancer surgery.
Dr John Lindsay Dr John Lindsay is an avowed “Westie”. Although born in Scotland and spending his early years in Canada, his parents emigrated when he was a teenager, and rented a house in Archibald Road before settling in Titirangi. He enrolled at Kelston Boys’ High School as a third former, then commenced his medical studies at Auckland University. While at university, he met and married his wife Margaret, who is also an ex-Kelston girl. They have three sons and three grandchildren.
John has worked at Tauranga Hospital, a medical registrar in Queensland, and as a locum in London before returning to NZ to complete a Diploma in Obstetrics in Whangarei. He returned to West Auckland established his own practice in Ranui in in 1979.
Interests outside medicine include DIY projects, and classical music.
Joining Kelston Medical Centre is a home-coming experience for him.

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Practice Manager

Heidi

We endeavour to deliver the best quality service possible and Heidi the practice manager, is always available to hear any positive or negative feedback from you. We have a suggestions box on reception and may ask you to participate in a patient satisfaction survey from time to time.
Heidi will also assist you if you wish to discuss financial options regarding paying your account.

Practice Nurses

Margaret
Michelle
Rosemary
Lisa
Jing

The nurses at Kelston Medical are Margaret, Michelle, Rosemary, Lisa and Jing. They are all very approachable and happy for you to phone them or call in for a chat to discuss any concerns or queries you may have. The answer machine is cleared regularly so please be assured that you will be phoned back. If you arrive at the Medical Centre and you are very unwell or have just had an accident, you will be sent to the nurses station first. Here you will receive an assessment and more immediate treatment whilst waiting for the GP.

The Nurses are regularly upskilling through study and practical workshops. This enables them to provide expert chronic disease education and management in a range of areas including diabetes, heart disease, asthma or CORD. The nurses are also healthy life style coaches and can advise on healthy eating and exercise.

Other skills include advanced wound care, taking cervical smears, ACC registered, and travel vaccine advisors.

The nurses are independent vaccinators and are able to vaccinate off site.

This can be particularly useful for businesses interested in offering influenza and occupational vaccinations for staff. Discounts apply for bulk vaccinations.

Please see under Services tab for a more extensive list of nursing services provided.

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