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Opening day for the first Local Doctors clinic 

Otara Local Doctors opening

The first patient through the doors of Local Doctors Ōtara clinic, Heu Afemui, is thrilled with the new clinic in his home surburb.

Ōtara is the first of Tamaki Health’s clinics to be rebranded as Local Doctors. East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare and Mt Roskill Healthcare will all change their names to Local Doctors.

Hue was warmly greeted by the healthcare group’s founder Dr Kantilal Patel on 10 April as the clinic opened its doors at 8am after a powhiri.

Pictured above are, from left, Ōtara clinical director Dr Oruba Khalil, Heu, Dr Kanti and Ōtara clinical director Dr Sivakumar Vallipuram.

The urgent care clinic moved from its old Bairds Road site to new premises nearby in the heart of Ōtara shopping centre.

It’s the same team offering medical care at the same low fees from a purpose- built building designed to improve the services offered to patients.

Local Doctors Ōtara is more than double the size of the old Bairds Road clinic premises and closer to more parking. It’s also home to other healthcare services including a pharmacy, x-ray, dental care and physiotherapy.

At the powhiri to mark its opening, Tāmaki Health managing director Rakesh Patel described the building as a gift to the community after years of hard work by a team of people.

“This is from where we will blossom. I am so proud we selected Ōtara and delivered this space.”


Welcome to Tāmaki Health

We have changed our name from Nirvana Health Group to Tāmaki Health, marking the start of a fresh, new look for the company.

From April our names and logos are changing but the company’s ownership is not. The key values that drive our service to patients also remain the same – affordability, accessibility and high-quality healthcare.

We hope you love our new name as much as we do! Tāmaki Health takes its name from the company’s birthplace of Tāmaki (Māori for Auckland) and our roots in East Tāmaki.

We will also be steadily introducing a name change for our East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC), West Auckland Healthcare and Mount Roskill Healthcare clinics to Local Doctors.

Read more about the changes here