The Good Medicine Clinic

About our clinic


Welcome to our new medical clinic!


This clinic came about from a desire to provide a certain style of primary care to the community that we feel is somewhat lost in the current trend towards faster, busier and less personalised
healthcare.


Doctors Fiona Gordon and Vicki Macfarlane and nurses Trish Lodge and Helen Morrison have many years of experience and have loved working together in the past. We share a strong desire to practice at a very high standard of medicine and to do so with a great deal of kindness, warmth, humour and love.

In our daily lives we all experience the consequences of inadequate healthcare at a community level. We believe that good community healthcare is a shared responsibility. We are providing a clinic where people feel welcomed and cared for themselves while directly participating in allowing access to good healthcare for all.


We live in an area of Auckland with an amazing diversity of people. We celebrate this diversity and our clinic will offer the same standard of care to every patient.

We are a clinic that generates profit for good. You will see our fee structure is a two tiered one.


For those who have had difficulty accessing healthcare the lower fee is set at $15, including  those on a low income and/or with high health needs who are not currently recognised by the government as needing lower fees.


The standard $45 consultation allows us to offer a $15 consultation to those in need of accessible healthcare. By paying the higher fee of $45, you are giving direct access to those who would otherwise struggle to afford healthcare. In cases of extreme hardship it will allow us the option of offering free care.


As the clinic grows we hope to facilitate further community involvement - for example offering rides to outpatient clinics, mowing the lawn for someone who is unwell , having a trading
table or donating used toys. These simple acts of kindness are often as valuable as a prescription.


Possibilities are endless and your suggestions are welcomed.


Enrolment is easy. There is an enrolment form on this website, drop into the Community Centre and fill one out or simply enrol when you come along for your first visit.

 

Choosing to belong to our clinic is a way to be active in bringing about change in the community.
Equitable healthcare allows an entire community to thrive.


We look forward to welcoming everyone in providing medicine for good and becoming our own community within a community.

Health can be so much more than a visit to your Doctor!
 

Doctors Fiona and Vicki and nurses Helen
and Trish warmly welcome you on board!

Beautiful images on this page courtesy of
Mr Michael Leunig - with grateful thanks.