About Us

Devonport Family Medicine offer patients greater accessibility to see their own doctor by providing same-day and advance appointments, a personalised and co-ordinated care approach through doctor-patient continuity.

Dr Pieter Veenhuijsen

General Practitioner


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 Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa.

This is a beautiful harakeke proverb reflecting the Māori reference to the harakeke plant as whanau. 


“Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Kei whea to kōmako e kō?
Ki mai ki ahau
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
Maku e kī atu,
he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata…”


If the heart of the harakeke was removed,
where would the bellbird sing?
If I was asked what was the most important thing in the world
I would be compelled to reply,
it is people, it is people, it is people

Our People

Georgina Gymer / Nurse

Georgina brings a wealth of experience to the practice.  She has worked as an intensive care paediatric nurse, practice nurse and has held both clinical nurse educator and immunisation advisor roles.  Originally from the UK, Georgina has lived locally for the last 12 years.

Diana Russell / Receptionist/Administrator

Diana has worked for Devonport Family Medicine for over ten years and loves the interaction with patients.  She has lived in Devonport since 1972.

LeeAnn Lewis / Receptionist

LeeAnn has worked in the medical field for most of her working life.  She lives in Belmont and is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.

Brenda Berryman / Practice Manager


Brenda has worked in the health world for many years moving from primary health organisation management to practice management.  Brenda is a local and enjoys being part of community life on the Shore.