Meet Our Doctors

Are you looking for a doctor with a wealth of experience, who you can trust to look after your primary healthcare needs in a professional and caring manner? Our team of highly qualified and experienced doctors come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Their range of interest areas are diverse and all doctors collaborate on a regular basis to share knowledge with each other.

To help you find a doctor that’s right for you, please read their profiles below.

Dr Francesca Bryant

General Practitioner
Dr Francesca Bryant

General Practitioner

MBChB, MRNZCGP

Dr Bryant graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 and since then has worked in Hawkes Bay, Auckland, Middlemore and North Shore Hospitals, with a focus on internal medicine. She is currently completing the GP training scheme.

Francesca is passionate about chronic care medicine, womens’ health, fertility and travel medicine. Originally from Christchurch, she has also lived in Singapore and Canada over the years. However, she loves Auckland and remains committed to living here.

When not at work, you can find Francesca tramping, at the yoga studio, sampling Auckland’s culinary delights or travelling.

Please note Dr Francesca Bryant is not currently taking on new patients.

Dr HuiVern (Aaron) Wong

General Practitioner
Dr HuiVern (Aaron) Wong

General Practitioner

MBChB (Otago)

Dr Aaron Wong acquired his medical degree from the University of Otago (NZ). After graduation, he worked in multiple medical, surgical and paediatric specialties across Northshore, Waitakere and Auckland hospitals, before deciding to move into general practice.

He is a member of the Royal NZ College of GPs. He has a special interest in minor surgery and aesthetic medicine and is looking to forward his studies in these areas.

Dr Wong was born in Malaysia, but completed his secondary school and university education in New Zealand. He is accustomed to working with people from different cultural backgrounds and is fluent in both English and Chinese (mandarin).

Outside of work he enjoys sport, a stroll on the beach and the occasional short hike. He is also a keen learner and ensures that he is constantly up to date with current medical information

Dr Praveen Thanthrige

General and Skin Cancer Practitioner
Dr Praveen Thanthrige

General and Skin Cancer Practitioner

FRNZCGP, MBBS (Sri Lanka), PGcertWomen's Health (University of Otago), Certificate in Dermoscopy ( Skin Cancer College Australasia), Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (Skin Cancer College Australasia)

Not accepting any new patient enrolments

Dr Thanthrige studied at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, graduating in 2007. After working for three years as a medical officer in Sri Lanka including rural hospitals, he moved to New Zealand in 2011. Before joining HMC, Praveen spent several years working in Auckland hospitals, mainly at Waitemata DHB doing various rotations including General medicine, Orthopaedics and extended rotations in Womens' health, General surgery and Emergency medicine.

Praveen believes in the holistic approach to patient care, the continuity of care and the concept of "family doctor" when looking after his patients. His sub-speciality interests include minor surgery and skin lesions/dermatoscopy and plans to further expand his knowledge in these areas. He frequently attends various seminars, symposia and workshops to keep himself up to speed with the constantly updating medical knowledge.  Dr Praveen Hetti Thanthrige is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia.  This means that he has successfully completed a high level of training with the College and has proven skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer.

Being Sri Lankan, Praveen is fluent in English and Sinhalese and enjoys going on nature treks/walks, mountain biking and listening to music as a form of relaxation during his spare time. His other interests involve computers and electronics, motor mechanics, cooking and spending time with his family.

Dr Sylvia Patricia “Trixie” Yam

General Practitioner
Dr Sylvia Patricia “Trixie” Yam

General Practitioner

BSc, MD

Not accepting any new patient enrolment's

Trixie graduated at De LaSalle Health Sciences Institute, Philippines in 1991. Prior to this she studied four years at University of Santo Tomas where she gained her Bachelor in Science, Major in Psychology.  She attained ten years of clinical practice as an Internal Medicine specialist in The New Medical City and St. Luke’s Medical Centre, two prestigious hospitals in the Philippines. Prior migrating to New Zealand in 2009, she was Head of Medical Division of Fortune Care, a major health insurance company.

After passing her New Zealand competency exams, Dr Yam worked as junior doctor in a variety of hospitals – North Shore, Waitakere and Starship. During her tenure, she embraced diversity in the workplace and honed her medical knowledge working with numerous cases.  Her specific interests include Internal Medicine, Women’s health and Paediatrics.

Trixie is fluent in English and Tagalog. Outside the clinic, she loves designing and creating jewellery, reading a novel and spending time with her family.

Dr Gisa George

General Practitioner
Dr Gisa George

General Practitioner

FRNZCGP, MBBS, MRCGP (UK, with distinction), DCH, Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA), Certificate of Dermoscopy (SCCA)

Please note Dr George is unable to see patients for contraception consultations due to religious reasons.
Not accepting any new patient enrolment's

Dr George completed her undergraduate medical training at Calicut University, India in 2001. She was the best outgoing student in her medical school, securing gold medals for the highest achieving student in Medicine and Surgery. After completing her residency, Gisa immigrated to the UK. Here she gained entry into the Carmarthenshire Vocational Training Scheme in Wales, and acquired experience in Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Care of the Elderly and Psychiatry. She completed her General Practice training in 2007 and passed the membership examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (United Kingdom) with distinction.

Gisa has been working as a General Practitioner in Liverpool since 2008. During this time she has cared for patients in all age groups and belonging to many different cultural backgrounds. She has also looked after patients with complex medical needs. Dr George received training in Palliative Medicine through Aintree University Hospital and has looked after patients affected by terminal illnesses. She has also completed training in minor surgery and joint injections. She is also able to help with Women’s Health problems, except family planning/contraception for religious reasons.

Gisa has a Diploma in Child Health, as well as a special interest in chronic disease management, especially diabetes. She has been a tutor for medical students at Liverpool University and has a passion for teaching. Dr George is a GPEP2/3 medical educator for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr Ash Eilyaas

General and Appearance Medicine Practitioner
Dr Ash Eilyaas

General and Appearance Medicine Practitioner

MBBS (Singapore)

Dr Ash as he is affectionately known to most of his friends and patients, graduated in 1997 and has done numerous postings in public health institutions covering different aspects of medical care. When he is not busy at the clinic, you can always bet on him to find time to indulge in one of his varied interests and passions. This includes playing the electric guitar in his band, scuba diving, cross-country mountain biking or simply taking his car/motorcycle to the racetracks for a weekend dose of high-speed adrenaline!

Dr Anthony Hawes

General and Skin Cancer Practitioner
MBBS (Honours), RNZCGP
Dr Anthony Hawes

General and Skin Cancer Practitioner

MBBS (Hons) FRNZCGP

Dr Anthony Hawes trained as a Doctor and then as a GP in Sydney Australia.

He is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GP's and has over 20 years experience as a GP and skin cancer practitioner. He is passionate about identifying and treating skin cancer in New Zealand and uses the latest equipment to assist in the diagnosis and management of these conditions.

Dr Thesh Siriwardene

General Practitioner
Dr Thesh Siriwardene

General Practitioner

MBChB, PGDipChildHealth
PGCertWomen’sHealth

Currently on maternity leave

Dr Thesh graduated from the University of Otago, NZ. She worked at Palmerston North and Whanganui Hospitals for 4 years prior to commencing the GP training programme in Auckland in 2019.

Thesh has a special interest in children and women's health, having completed both PGDipChildHealth and PGCertWomen'sHealth (Otago). She is also passionate about the care of chronic health conditions and travel medicine.

Dr Thesh was born in Sri Lanka and her parents made the move to NZ when she was 10 years old. Thesh is fluent in both English and Sinhalese. She enjoys diversity and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds.

Outside of work Thesh enjoys running, tennis, nature trails, watching movies and spending time with family.