Your Doctor

Dr Ashwin Patel, General Practitioner

MBChB (Otago) Dip Obstet (Auckland), FRNZCGP (dist)

  • Born and raised in Wellington, Married 36 years, 3 children
  • Trained Otago Medical School, Postgraduate training in Wellington and Auckland
  • Lived in Auckland since 1986, in Parnell last 26 years.
  • In General practice 35 years.
  • Own practice in Papatoetoe 1990-2001
  • Took over from Dr Nelum Soysa in Parnell 2001 – present
  • Awarded Distinguished Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 2008

Professional interests include:

  • Evidence Based Medicine (Best Practice Guidelines)
  • Preventative Health Care. (Screening, detection and management of risk factors).
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • International expert in Medical Informatics

Medical Software Including:

  • Next Generation Clinical Notes – Full clinical notes / Decision Support/ patient education. In hundred’s of sites through out NZ, pilot sites in South Africa and India.
  • MyPractice Practice Management System
  • Health365 Patient Portal
  • Nexxt Pathway Navigator
  • Diabetes Clinic Software -Whitiora Diabetes Clinic, South Auckland Vision Screening Database
  • National Heart Foundation Coronary Risk Calculator / Guidelines
  • Consultant on projects including: Breast Screening Program for Health Waikato, Discharge Summaries for Northland Health/ SAH, Laboratory Results Viewer (A+), Kidznet database.

Positions held:

  • Chair South-Med Independent Practitioner Association
  • Chair National Advisory Council for RNZCGPs
  • Chair Auckland Faculty Board of RNZCGPs
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioner Practice Development Committee
  • Chair Royal New Zealand College General Practitioners’ Information Committee
  • NZ Health Standards Committee
  • Standards New Zealand WG606 Committee
  • National EMR Standards Working Party, National Term Dictionary Working Party
  • WONCA (World organization of family practitioners) Informatics Working Party.
  • WONCA Asia-Pacific Regional Classification Committee
  • Australian Coding Jury for General Practice, New Zealand-Australia Joint Classification Committee
  • TC-215 (International committee on EMR / Standards)
  • Ex President Auckland Indian Medical Society
  • IMAC (National Immunisation advisory committee)
  • Trustee South Auckland Vision Screening Trust, Management committee of South Auckland Diabetes Project
  • Information systems consultant to South Auckland Health
  • Keynote Speaker – RACGP 9th Computer Conference, Melbourne
  • Speaker –1997 Asia Pacific WONCA Regional Conference in Seoul
  • Speaker at numerous health and IT conferences