History

The practice was first established in 1950 in the New Lynn area by Doctor Robert Lusk. He was joined by Doctor Gordon Jacobsen, Doctor John Lovell Smith and another for a time. Doctor John Lusk joined his father in 1966 and they set up a branch surgery in Titirangi Village in a little white room next to the Post Office.

Together with Doctor Jacobsen they alternated venues with morning and afternoon sessions. Doctor Crabb joined in 1972, followed by Doctor Lindsay Green in 1976 and Doctor Keith Wilson in 1980. They continued this arrangement until developing the new rooms in Rangiwai Road.
In 1981 the current premises at 2 Rangiwai Road were bought and developed with completion of the modified residence in early 1982. Doctor Jacobsen remained as solo practitioner in the Titirangi rooms with the sale of New Lynn.

Doctor Green left in 1992 for Cardiology in Australia and was replaced by Doctor Suzanne Williamson.
In 2001 Doctor John Lusk retired to horticulture and house husbanding and Doctor Stephen Wong joined the practice.
Doctor Suzanne Williamson left in 2002 going to the UK to be closer to family and was replaced by Doctor Sheetal Patel.
Doctor Wilson retired in in 2011 and Doctor Michelle Conning joined the practice.
In 2013 Doctor Crabb retired and Doctor Fiona Darracott-Cankovic joined the practice.

Due to the nature of location, great difficulty has been encountered in order to modify the building to suit challenging and changing needs, but we have all enjoyed the lovely Titirangi environment around this practice. The views from the many office windows and waiting room offer a stunning advantage to a unique work setting.

Currently, there are four practice directors – Doctor Wong, Doctor Patel, Doctor Conning and Doctor Darracott-Cankovic who also make up the core team of General Practitioners (GP’S) available. They are joined by a permanent-locum GP, Doctor Su-Lin Boey. Along with five receptionists, a practice manager and six registered nurses, the Doctors’ enjoy a harmonious work environment and staff enjoy the part-time employment opportunities.
The services provided cater effectively and responsibly for the wide diversity of needs demanded in general practice and are complemented by a large physiotherapy practice in the basement. Titirangi Pharmacy also is conveniently located in the village nearby.

Titirangi Medical Centre building. View from Physio Carpark.