Dr Woodward has been working at East Care since 1998. 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 Urgent Care Fellowship in 2019.
Born and bred in Auckland he trained extensively in Middlemore and Rotorua hospitals before practicing in South and East Auckland and is married with three children aged 14 to 19 years old.
He is proud to continue building on East Care’s diverse team of Urgent Care providers from reception, nurses and clinical support assistants, to a range of doctors and nurse practitioners serving this 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 a 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 grown up sons.
Stella is the Clinic Delivery Manager at East Care. She is passionate about always looking at ways to ensure we are doing the best we can for our patients by looking at systems and processes and empowering the staff to make the patient journey through the clinic as good an experience as possible. Stella brings years of experience to her role having both worked in the public and private health sector in management positions.
When not working she can be found at the beach or on the sports side-line cheering on her active family.
Juliette is a registered nurse who graduated in 2012, her experience has been in several fields including primary health, school-based health care and most recently urgent care. Juliette joined the East Care medical team in 2017 and in 2018 was appointed to the role of Nurse Manager.
Passionate about health leadership and its purpose, Juliette believes there are so many opportunities to positively influence health outcomes for patients and families, as well as leading and working alongside a caring and talented nursing team.
Highly motivated and energetic, Juliette has a positive, realistic and supportive attitude towards the nurses she manages and the people and families she has the privilege of caring for.
Some favourite hobbies include watching her beloved English football team! and star gazing in one of the best places on earth, Lake Tekapo.