Tuakau doctors and medical centre
Our Tuakau doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.
Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM — (09) 236 8068
You can book our Tuakau doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.
Immunisation against infectious diseases has been more effective in preventing illness and death than any other medical intervention.
Tuakau Health Centre supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.
We are not taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.
Flu shots are available now
Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.
New Zealand’s 2021 flu vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:
+ A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.
+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies
Dr Lorna Buhler
Lorna is the Principal GP and Director of Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre). She has worked at the practice since 2001 after immigrating from South Africa.
Lorna's interests include chronic care management, women's health and palliative care.
Dr Julia Lyons
Julia is a GP and Director of Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre). She has worked at the practice since 2008.
Julia enjoys all aspects of family medicine and values the long-term relationships she develops with patients, and their families, over the years.
Dr Ivan Gannaway
Ivan is a GP at Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre). He has worked at the practice since 2021 and has over 30 years of experience.
Ivan's interests include family medicine and mental health.
Dr Angela Wagner
Angela is a GP at Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre). She completed Auckland Medical School in 2014 following her PHD. She has been working in Tuakau since 2016.
Angela enjoys all aspects of general practice and evidence based research. Outside of work, she enjoys badminton, music and DIY.
Jo has 20 years’ experience in primary care nursing and completed her advanced training as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in 2016. She now works as a Nurse Practitioner and has the same investigation, prescribing and referral rights as a doctor.
Jo's interests include children's health and mental health.
Dr Paul Keys
Telehealth General Practitioner
"Dr Buhler was wonderful. She is polite, very knowledgeable and has a caring personality. There is no mistaking that the team at Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre) genuinely care about your health and well-being. "
Patient, Tuakau Health Centre (Tuakau Doctors & Medical Centre)
Find Us On Facebook
Tuakau Health Centre is on Facebook. And we're sharing useful health information.
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."
Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.
We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.
Tuakau Health Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.
55 George Street,
P: (09) 236 8068
F: (09) 236 8069
Weekdays — 8AM to 5PM
Weekends & Public Holidays — Closed