Key People We believe in the provision of quality care with empathy, based on current knowledge and informed consent.

  • Anne Whineray-Smith graduated from the Auckland Hospital Board School of Nursing in 1983 as Registered Nurse. After her OE, over the last 25 years she has managed the practices of various consultant gynaecologists and joined Dr Sharma's practice to develop her skills further. Anne is passionate about providing patient-centred care. She also has a wide experience with dealing with health insurance companies for our patients. She is married with 2 (almost grown up) sons. In her spare time she enjoys the gym, long-distance running, reading and gardening.

  • Dr. Neil McIlree studied medicine in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained and worked in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at several London teaching hospitals. He has a diverse practice with a special clinical interest in gynaecological, upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary sugery as well as acute pain management. He holds current specialist registration with the General Medical Council, UK and the New Zealand Medical Council.

  • Dr. Michele Atkins obtained her medical degree from Leicester University, UK. She then gained experience in a variety of medical specialties before entering anaesthesia in 1996. The majority of her training was in the Yorkshire region, leaving for a year in 2001 to work as a fellow at the cardiac unit at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland. She then returned to the UK to work as a consultant in anaesthesia at the General Infirmary in Leeds. Michele came back to Auckland in 2005 where she now lives with her Kiwi husband and children.

  • Dr. Henry Yong studied medicine at Otago Medical School and trained in anaesthesia in Sydney and Auckland. He is a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Australia and New Zealand. Henry is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Waitemata District Health Board, where he trains and mentors junior anaesthetists. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two children, playing badminton and practicing yoga.


  • Bernadette Nolan was born and raised in Ireland and moved to New Zealand 6 years ago. She graduated BSc in Physiotherapy in 2001 from Keele University, England. Bernadette is passionate about Women’s Health Physio and in providing patient-centred care. She is a member of the New Zealand Physiotherapy Special Interest Group (Continence and Women's Health) and the New Zealand Continence Association. Bernadette can help women with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, overactive bladder and anyone who needs a stronger pelvic floor including new mothers and athletes. In her spare time Bernadette enjoys spending time with her Kiwi partner, enjoying the great New Zealand outdoors and swimming.

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