Our Team

  • Naylin Appanna – Gynecologist/Surgeon

    I was born in South Africa and I have spent pretty much all of my adult life in New Zealand and regard myself as a Kiwi. I am a fanatical All Blacks supported and have been on the Waikato Supporters Club Committee. I’m also one of those rare people that love watching league as much as I do rugby. 
    I take great pride in my work and while keeping my working at a very high standard clinically, I also like to relax and enjoy life. I am married to Sandie, who is one of the practice nurses and have 2 kids, Nisha aged 19 and Vishan aged 17. We often get away (usually to a rugby or league game with the kids although, I don’t think they will want to travel with us too often soon).  I still play competitive squash for the Waikato Hospital team but my latest “addiction” is my Jet Ski. I am also ‘just for fun” studying computer programming at Waikato University.

  • Sandie Appanna – Practice Manager

    I completed my Diploma of Nursing at Waikato Polytechnic in 1989. In 1998 I returned to complete my Nursing Degree, graduating in 2000. I am currently the Practice Manager.

    I am married to Naylin, who I met at Waikato Hospital in 1989. We have 2 children, Nisha, a 2nd year student at Victoria University, and Vishan who is in his final year at St Peters School. 
    When I’m not busy at work you can find me on the squash court or the netball court or maybe out for a run. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends at home or at our beach house in Papamoa.


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