Belmont Medical Centre has been providing health and medical care for the local community since 1994. It is friendly place where patients can be assure of receiving quality healthcare from a dedicated and caring team of doctors, nurses and support staff. Belmont Medical Centre provides general practice healthcare for everyone in the community from newborns through to older adults and everyone in-between. Everyone is welcome at Belmont Medical Centre.

Our team


Dr Jenni

Dr Jennifer Waddell MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP
Jennifer qualified from Auckland Medical School in 1985. She has undertaken post graduate training in general practice and obstetrics. She started in General Practice on the North Shore in 1991 and currently works part-time at Belmont Medical Centre the practice she founded back in 1994. Dr Waddell is married with a grown up family.

Dr Joanna

Dr Joanna Hopkins MBChB (Otago), FRNZCGP
Joanna qualified from Otago Medical School in 1986. She has undertaken post graduate training in general practice. Prior to working in general practice Dr Hopkins did hospital based physician training. Joanna is married to an Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon and has three adult children.

Dr Nawar

Dr Nawar Mansoor MBChB (UoA)
Nawar graduated from the University of Auckland’s Medical School in 2020. He has completed his postgraduate training in general practice and has more than three years of experience, combining hospital work and general practice. Nawar is passionate about delivering empathetic, patient-centered care and has a particular interest in working collaboratively with patients to manage their health. Outside of medicine, he is an avid sports fan, especially football, and enjoys keeping fit, listening to music, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Lynn – is a registered nurse with experience in most general practice health concerns. She was a Plunket nurse for some years. Now in General Practice she performs immunisations, general nursing assessments and supports our medical staff with her abilities in great communication . Lynn is our Asthma educator for both adults and children, she also administers Aclasta infusions here at the surgery. She is available for 2 days a week for any questions you might have.

Lou – We are very pleased to welcome a new nurse to our staff. Lou is joining Lynn in the the nursing team . She is a practice nurse who brings with her years of expertise in women’s health. Lou lives locally with her husband and teenage children. She is available for 3 days a week for any questions you might have. Lou is a qualified nurse smear taker, who also administers Aclasta and Iron infusions here at the surgery. You are welcome to book in with Lou on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Healtcare Assistant

Dr Tetiana Chornovol – Healtcare Assistant

Dr Tetiana Chornovol has recently moved to New Zealand with her kiwi partner from her home country of Ukraine. Tetiana is trained as a Doctor of Neurology and had been practicing as a Neurologist in Odessa, Ukraine.  Tetiana is unable to practice as a Doctor in New Zealand as re-registration is required.  Her plan is to re-register as a medical professional in New Zealand and she is going to work towards this over the next couple of years. In the meantime we are very grateful to have Tetiana as part of our team as a healthcare assistant and receptionist.


Christine – The face and voice of Belmont Medical Centre. A very experienced receptionist and administrator who was receptionist for 27 years at Hauraki Medical Centre before coming to Belmont Medical Centre. We are very lucky to have her. She has a great understanding of what you need and will work us hard to give it to you. This role is supported by our other staff in a great spirit of co-operation and team work.

Claire Linthwaite – Receptionist

Claire Linthwaite is the friendly and versatile receptionist at Belmont clinic. Claire is an accomplished administrative professional and is highly customer service oriented and takes great pride in providing exceptional service to people from all cultures with her natural empathy and problem-solving abilities. Claire is proactive, self-motivated, and brings a calm and collected approach to the team, along with a great sense of humour. In addition to her work at the clinic, Claire is a qualified creative, business owner, dog lover, mum to two young adults, choir member, and fitness enthusiast who enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling with friends.

Reece Danby – Practice Manager

Reece is an experienced health service management professional with a proven track record of leading successful teams. As our Practice Manager, Reece brings extensive expertise and leadership skills to our practice. Reece has a talent for effective communication and collaboration, providing his teams with the necessary resources and support to achieve success. He is passionate about delivering the highest level of care to our patients, ensuring our practice operates efficiently. In his free time, Reece enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family. We are confident that Reece’s experience and dedication will ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Belmont Medical Centre is part of the Third Age Health group of general practices, which includes Devonport Family Medicine, Ponsonby Medical Centre and Hawkes Bay Wellness. Third Age Health is an established healthcare provider who since 2013 has provided trusted medical care for older people living in aged care facilities throught New Zealand. Since 2019 Third Age Health has expanded into providing care for people of all ages in the community via boutique community general practices such as Belmont Medical Centre. Find out more via

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