Dr Peter Woodward has been working at East Care since 1998, leading our team of Accident and Urgent Care Professionals. He has extensive experience in General Practice and Urgent Care. He started part-time as an adjunct to General Practice but has evolved over the years to be full-time and now Clinical Director of East Care. He attained his Urgent Care Fellowship in 2019.
Born and bred in Auckland he trained extensively in Middlemore and Rotorua hospitals before practising in South and East Auckland. He is married with three children aged 14 to 19 years old.
Dr Woodward is proud to continue building on East Care’s diverse team of Urgent Care professionals from reception, nurses and clinical support assistants, to a range of doctors and nurse practitioners serving the East Tāmaki Makaurau community.
Dr Lam Yang has been an East Care doctor since the end of 2012. He enjoys the acute nature of the work and the variety of challenges that presents itself through the doorway of East Care. He has handily blended his skills as both a GP and an Urgent Care Physician, to provide the best care possible to the patients he encounters and will aim to provide you with a high quality consult.
Carlos qualified in medicine at the University of Otago and spent his formative years in the deep South, living and training in Dunedin and Christchurch, before coming up to Auckland to do his Urgent Care and GP training. He also speaks fluent Cantonese which makes it very useful in an ethnically diverse region like East Auckland.
Dr Lam Yang is also passionate about Asian Health and is involved in two Counties Manukau District Health Board groups, trying to improve the health of the local Asian population. He also does charitable work via his executive role in the Auckland Chinese Medical Association, often presenting health talks to the wider Chinese community and performing health checks at various social and educational events throughout Auckland.
When not working, he likes to spend time travelling with his family, going on hikes around various trails, watching Netflix, or attending various kid-friendly events in Auckland with his two energetic kids.
Dr Forbes has been working at East Care and as a GP in Howick since she emigrated to New Zealand in 1993. She qualified in 1989 at the University of Cape Town, and worked in Emergency Care in South Africa, before moving to Auckland. She is married and has two adult sons.