About Us

We aim to provide the best service possible and committed to providing ongoing medical care of the highest standard for our patients.

Dr Pieter Veenhuijsen

General Practitioner

Welcome to my practice

I am a dedicated general practitioner who has worked for over 25 years with patients and their families within a variety of communities in Auckland. I love working in primary health care where I can establish long term relationships with patients assisting in all aspects of their health.


My focus is on providing consistency of care by being readily available to see my patients.


I originally trained in Amsterdam. My next six years were spent working and training in the United Kingdom where I obtained Membership of General Practitioners and completed Diplomas in Child Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.


In addition to my private practice, I tutor medical students, facilitate senior registrars in general practice and work for the Medical Council.


I am fluent in English and Dutch and speak some French and German.


I am married and now that our children have grown up and are pursuing their own careers, we have more time to focus on the things we love doing. For me, these are playing music, yoga, gardening and tackling small building projects.


I value and respect the unique place of Maori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa.

Our People

Pamela Sarnillo (RN) / Practice Nurse

I have been working as a registered nurse for almost 20 years now working in a variety of settings. I started out in NICU after graduation, moving on to working in medical / surgical wards and then aged/palliative care. I’ve worked at both North Shore and Auckland Hospital in medical wards and AT&R and working in primary health care for the past 10 years. Next step is post-grad studies. I believe that nursing is holistic caring accompanied with a bit of humour.

Diana Russell / Administration

I have lived in Devonport since 1972 but originally I’m from Whakatane.  I have now been at DFM for ten years, working Thursday and Friday. I love working at DFM and interacting with our lovely patients.

LeeAnn Lewis / Receptionist

I have worked in the Medical field for most of my working life. I live in Belmont and I am married with three adult children and three grandchildren.

Brenda Berryman / Practice Manager