Our Specialists

Dedicated group of physicians specialising in a broad range of health complaints. They’ll get to know you and your health well, advising on the right approach for your long-term wellbeing. Some require a GP referral.

Initial Specialist Appointment: $440.00
– Follow Up: $220.00

Rheumatologist: $400
– Follow up: $200

Dietitian: $220.00
– Follow up: $170


Dr Colin Hutchison

Nephrologist (Kidney Doctor)

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Dr Hutchison has extensive experience in caring for patients with early and severe kidney diseases. He is the Medical Director for Kidney Health NZ and is dedicated to empowering patients to own and understand their own health management.

Colin has a Medical degree from Leicester University, UK, PhD in kidney disease and Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Dr Steven Sawyers


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Steven Sawyers is a rheumatologist from the Hawkes Bay, growing up and doing his schooling in Hastings. He attended Auckland University before working in Hastings and Christchurch Hospitals, completing his FRACP in Cairns, Australia.

Steven took up a public rheumatology post back in the Hawkes Bay in 2012. His rheumatological special interests include inflammatory arthritis including RA, crystal arthritis, point of care ultrasound and PMR/GCA. He currently sits on the executive committees of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association and the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology.

He enjoys getting on the bike, both on the tarmac and the dirt.


Dr Robert (Bob) Gerber


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Bob Gerber is a Consultant Cardiologist currently working in Hawke’s Bay DHB. He graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School which is part of King’s College London in 2000. He holds dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal.

Bob is an expert in the field of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided stent implantation and is also trained in implanting pacemakers and implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICDs) as well as coronary stents. He has maintained his credentialing within New Zealand by performing these procedures on a regular basis. He has expertise in hypertension and heart failure as well as heart rhythm disturbances and dyslipidaemia.

He enjoys cycling, trail-running and time with the family who are living in Hawke’s bay.


Dr Rob Leikis

Senior Physician and Endocrinologist (Hormones)

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Dr Leikis has a wealth of experience in caring for patients with all forms of endocrine disease including diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and other rare endocrine disorders.

Rob trained at Auckland Medical School and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has worked in Hawke’s Bay since 2000.


Dr Eve Fifield


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Eve Fifield is a Paediatrician specialising in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. She sees children and young people from birth to adolescence with a wide range of issues.

Eve undertook her medical training at the University of Auckland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with dual training in General Paediatrics and Community Child Health.
Eve completed a fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics in Brisbane in 2018.
Eve enjoys spending time with her two children, reading, running and yoga.


Andrew Pickering

Registered Dietitian

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Andrew is now a senior dietitian at Hawke’s Bay hospital where he has worked for 10 years gaining experience in all areas of nutrition and disease. He is currently the inpatient dietitian for ICU, Surgical and Medical wards at Hawkes Bay hospital. Andrew has also supported many patients through Bariatric surgery.

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