Our Clinical Team

Dr. Vikas Sethi
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Vikas is a Director and Clinical Lead here at Prana. He has a passion for family health and strives to provide holistic care to his patients. He has a special interest in migrant health. Vikas has worked across the Metro Auckland region on quality and safety initiatives. He has a Bachelor of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Vikas is also a Honorary Academic in General Practice and Primary Healthcare, University of Auckland and he enjoys teaching medical students. Vikas is a dedicated father and enjoys travelling.

Dr. Soshamma George
Soshamma George

Soshamma is one of our GPs, with special interests in women’s health, adolescent health and bone health. She has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, a Diploma in Dermatology  and Venereology (From India) and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Please note she does not specialise in Dermatology.

Outside of work, she likes traveling, listening to music and gardening. Soshamma speaks English, Tamil and Malayalam.

Dr. Pavani Kurra
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Dr Pavani is one of our GPs with an interest in Ophthalmology.

Manpreet Kaur Bains
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Manpreet is our Charge Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Nursing. Her special interests are in diabetes management, cervical screening awareness and travel vaccinations. Outside of work she likes dancing, music and spending time with her family. Manpreet speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Ranjini Ram
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Dr. Ranjini Ram is our locum GP and you'll see her around on Wednesday's at the clinic. Outside work she enjoys her walks and baking.

Dr. Ranjini Ram is our locum GP and you'll see her around on Wednesday's at the clinic. Outside work she enjoys her walks and baking.

Dr. Thilanka Weerasooriya
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Dr. Thilanka has recently joined our team.  She holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree obtained in University of Colombo Sri Lanka. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband. Dr. Thilanka speaks English and Sinhalese.

Anshul Das
Anshul Das

Anshul is our Clinical Assistant here at Prana. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and has just started studying to be a doctor. Outside of work Anshul likes watching TV series, going on long drives and culinary activities. He speaks English, Hindi and Bengali.

Pooja Patel
Pooja Patel

Pooja is a medical student and trainee doctor currently studying at the University of Auckland. When not busy working or studying she likes to paint, read a good novel and bake. Pooja speaks English, is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi and can speak basic Spanish.

Pooja Patel
Puneet Kaur
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Puneet is our Clinical assistant here at Prana. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree along with a Diploma in Anaesthesia. Puneet has a special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Pain Management. When not at work, Puneet prefers to spend time with her family. She loves to cook and enjoys listening to music.

Our Allied Health Team

Munira Haidermota
Munira Haidermota

Munira has extensive experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, working in the past for Counties Manukau District Health Board, Spectrum Care as well as overseas in India and the Middle East. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has a special interest in neuropsychological assessments, ACC counseling and Autism assessments.

In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and manage events. Munira is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Marathi.

Ritika Bhargava
Ritika Bhargava

Ritika is Prana’s visiting physiotherapist. She holds a BHSc and has completed a number of advanced courses in sports injury rehab, sports nutrition, crosscore, dry needling, K-taping and Pink Pilates. She is particularly interested in women’s health, manual therapy and occupational health. In her spare time Ritika enjoys playing badminton, table tennis, swimming and running. She speaks English and Hindi.

Our Admin Team

Sean McIlvride
Sean McIlvride

Sean has over 16 years work experience in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese massage, Taiqi Qigong and Japanese techniques Soseitai, Sotai and Seiho. He has had a diverse career and even worked for 9 years in a restaurant in Osaka, Japan!

Sean speaks fluent Japanese and in his spare time likes traveling, motorcycles, martial arts, playing the guitar and learning Spanish.

Purvi Sethi
Purvi Sethi

Purvi is our Practice Manager and a Director at Prana. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Communication and has previously worked as a Talent Sourcing and Direct Marketing Manager at HainesAttract as well as a Medical Recruitment Specialist at Zeascape. Outside of work Purvi likes to take care of her son, Rishaan, cherish every moment with her family and travel. She is a great believer in “where focus goes, energy flows”. Purvi speaks English, Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili and Punjabi.

Sheesham Sethi
Sheesham Sethi

Sheesham is Prana’s Management Support!

She has extensive experience in top-level corporate roles in the banking sector and is an Associate of London Institute of Banking and Finance.

In her spare time, Sheesham likes doing puzzles and crosswords, going to the gym, walking, listening to music and volunteering. She speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi and Swahili.

Loveleen Kaur
Loveleen Kaur

Loveleen is one of our friendly Medical Receptionists and will often be the one greeting you when you arrive. She has a Diploma in Business Management.

In her spare time she likes watching movies, listening to music and spending time with friends and family. Loveleen speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Kavish Dharan
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Kavish is part of the medical reception team. He is currently studying Psychology at the University of Auckland with aims of creating a better environment for understanding and improving mental health in New Zealand. In his spare time he loves spending time with friends and family, is an amateur musician, expert foodie and All Blacks fan.

Stephanie Shilder
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Stephanie is one of our newest member to join the friendly Reception team. She can speak English and understand basic Afrikaans. In her spare time she likes watching movies, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Sasha Badekar
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Sasha is one of our friendly medical receptionists and can speak English, Hindi and Marathi. She has a background in Human Resources. In her spare time she likes watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.

Rohan Matkari
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Rohan is part of the medical reception team. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Debrecen, Hungary. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, swimming and travelling. Rohan speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi and basic understanding of Spanish and Hungarian.