Our Doctors

Dr John Richmond

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

Dr Ljiljana Milovanovic

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

Dr Milica Milovanovic

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 

Practice Manager

Milan is the Practice Manager. He has over 10 years of business transformation experience. His strategic focus is built around putting the customer at the centre of everything a business does. Milan strives to improve patient experience and appreciates your feedback.

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