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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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Face to Face Appointments are available

To book an appointment please call us on 09 480 7204, screening questions will be asked and you might be asked to have a phone consultation first.

Via Patient Portal you can only book phone consultations.

All patients asked to come in MUST wear a mask.

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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 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 is pleased to hand over ownership to Dr Milica Milovanovic and her husband Milan Panic in February 2021 whilst continuing on to work as a valued member of FMB team. 

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

Typical consulting hours:

  • Monday – morning and afternoon
  • Tuesday- morning and afternoon
  • Wednesday – morning
  • Thursday  – alternate 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 graduated from University of Belgrade in 1985 then completed NZREX in 2004. Ljiljana has joined FMB team on a permanent basis from February 2021 after Dr Wendy Marshall had to take sudden indefinite leave due to unforseen circumstances.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, walking her dog and spending time with her family. She is Dr Milica’s mum and has recently become a grandmother.

Typical consulting hours:

  • Monday – morning and afternoon
  • Tuesday – morning and afternoon
  • Thursday – afternoon and alternate morning
  • 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 has recently become a mum to a lovely boy Stefan Vuk. She will be returning to work from maternity leave on 1st July 2021. Her hobbies include playing piano, tennis and gym workouts especially body combat.

Typical consulting hours:

  • Wednesday – afternoon
  • Thursday – afternoon
  • Friday  – morning and afternoon

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

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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