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Providing The Best Medical Care

Welcome to Family Medicine Birkenhead. We are a family oriented general practice in the heart of Birkenhead.

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Appointments at FMB

You can now book GP face to face appointments and phone consultations via patient portal. If you have any flu/cold symptoms and need a face to face appointment please call us on 09 480 7204 first.

If you need an appointment with our nurse, please call reception to book.

We encourage wearing a mask when attending the clinic, especially if you have any flu/cold symptoms.

Latest News

Vaccine to protect against meningitis B is now funded!

FREE for children 4 years old and under

A meningococcal vaccine called Bexsero is now free and part of the childhood immunisation programme. This vaccine protects against the meningococcal strain “B”. Free catch up vaccinations are available for any child 4 years old and under. Please contact reception to book an appointment with a nurse.

*Please note Bexsero is also available to purchase if your child is not eligible for the free vaccine. The other meningococcal vaccine (Menactra/Nimenrix) that protects against meningitis strains: A, C, W, Y is not funded under the childhood immunisation programme. This one is recommended too and available for purchase*

Please give your child paracetamol (pamol) dose 30 minutes before the vaccination.



The FMB team is here for you!

We are passionate about providing you with the best medical care. Our experienced team are committed to treating you with kindness and respect while striving to support your health and wellbeing. Family Medicine Birkenhead has achieved accreditation (Cornerstone) with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

We look forward to getting to know you and caring for you and your family.


Our Services

The Best Medical And General Practice Care!

Our Staff

Caring For The Health Of You And Your Family.

At Family Medicine Birkenhead practice we have three GPs and a nurse offering a variety of special interests and skills that include minor surgeries, wellness checks, travel medicine, sexual health and accident care.


John Richmond


Ljiljana Milovanovic


Milica Milovanovic


MBChB FRNZCGP Dip Obstetrics

John studied Medicine at Otago University graduating in 1979. On the retirement of Dr Ross Stewart, he joined Family Medicine Birkenhead practice in 1990 and became an owner. John was pleased to hand over ownership to Milica and Milan in February 2021 whilst continuing on to work as a valued member of the FMB team.

John is married to Margot and they have three children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he is often out mountain biking or fishing in the Coromandel.

Normal weekly consulting sessions:

  • Tuesday – morning and afternoon
  • Wednesday – morning
  • Thursday – morning and afternoon

MD Dip Paediatrics FRNZCGP

Ljiljana is originally from Belgrade, Serbia, immigrating to NZ in 1996 with her husband and two daughters. She studied Medicine at the University of Belgrade graduating in 1985 then completed NZREX in 2004. Ljiljana has joined FMB team on a permanent basis in February 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, walking on the beach and spending time with her family. She is thrilled to be a grandmother to soon to be two grandchildren.

Normal weekly consulting sessions:

  • Monday – morning and afternoon
  • Tuesday – morning and afternoon
  • Wednesday – afternoon
  • Friday – morning and afternoon

MBChB GP Registrar

Milica was born in Belgrade, Serbia and immigrated to New Zealand in 1996 with her parents and sister. She studied Medicine at The University of Auckland graduating in 2011. She did Radiology training in Christchurch for three years before changing career paths to General Practice. She loves the diverse aspect of General Practice. Milica is married to Practice Manager Milan and is a mum to 2.5 year old Stefan Vuk.  Milica is expecting her second child in mid December 2023. Her last day at work will be on the 17th November 2023 before she goes on maternity leave (aiming to be back at work on 4th June 2024).

Normal weekly consulting sessions:

  • Monday – morning
  • Wednesday – morning
  • Friday  – morning

Best Healthcare For Your Family!

We are now enrolling new patients and their families that live locally or nearby. Schedule an appointment with any of our doctors using our online tool or give our friendly administration team a call today.

News & Articles

News & Articles

August 25, 2021 | Manager

Covid 19 Information

May 3, 2021 | Manager

Flu Vaccines 2021

Getting your flu vaccine is one of the best things you can do to help

April 22, 2021 | Manager

Resources & Links



Awesome Place !! Kind, Caring and Very Professional! Fabulous Views too!


Anna-Maree Slijp

Simply the best.


Trascy Jaac

This GP practice is like no other – very modern, amazing views, and Dr team is super cool. Thank you.


Michael Stark

Everyone here is so caring, highly recommended!


pony trix

I’ve only had one visit but the doctor was lovely and took the time to listen and address my needs. The reception staff were warm and welcoming and I had no problems getting an appointment


Emma Cherry

Family Medicine Birkenhead