Dr. Brandon Wong
New Zealand born, I attended Auckland Medical School and then gained further house-surgeon and registrar training in the Auckland training scheme rotating through various sub-specialties including renal, oncology, haematology, geriatrics, rheumatology, neurology and respiratory medicine. As part of the general medical training scheme I also spent a year as a senior registrar in the Hawkes Bay and developed an affinity for provincial life and medicine.
I spent 18 months in cardiology where I have developed a subspecialty interest particularly in Echocardiology, resulting in a further period of post-graduate training as an Echo Fellow at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital where I was primarily responsible for providing a transoesophageal echocardiography service.
I then returned to Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland to take a sought after post as a General Physician/Coronary Care Physician. I was also the Acute Admitting Ward Consultant at their first unit.
After several years there, I was lured North by the promise of white beaches, blue sky and friendly people. I have been at Whangarei hospital for many years and established a first class Echocardiography Service. I have also helped develop Coronary Care and Medical Outreach services, as well as being heavily involved in ensuring the peripheral hospital services continue. I have fought to establish one level of high-quality care for all Northlanders.
Latterly I have served as an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), served on the Specialist Advisory Committee for registrar training, was seconded to the Royal New Zealand College of Physicians Rural-Regional Training Program Board of Studies, and am a Clinical Lecturer and Examiner for the Auckland University School of Medicine. I have been an accredited Instructor for the Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE Instructor)
Cardiology Nurse Anna Davies
A graduate of Northland Polytechnic she worked at Northland Base Hospital for ten years and worked two years tutoring nursing students from Northland Polytechnic. She is now a dedicated fulltime cardiology nurse with my practice. Always cheerful and bright, she brings professional efficiency and charming personal contact to all our patients and their queries.
Our Medical Transcriptionist Karen Connell
Our invisible team member. A senior experienced transcriptionist, she is efficiently working behind the scenes to translate my assessments and investigations into a detailed documentary record for us and you to work with.