Dr Api Talemaitoga
Dr Api Talemaitoga is an Auckland-based GP, who has helped set up practices in both Christchurch and Manukau, Auckland.
An average week for Api includes working with patients and their families in the Manukau practice, providing advice to the Ministry of Health and other health sector agencies and organisations, providing health care services to inmates at Mt Eden prison as well as chairing the Pasifika GP network and the Pacific Chapter of the Royal NZ College of GPs...to name just a few.
He’s a busy man with a passion for seeing people take control of their own health and well-being by helping them understand the symptoms and conditions they are experiencing as well as what they can do about it.
He also spends some of his spare time supporting and encouraging those who are exploring a potential career in Pacific Health.
In August 2020, Dr Api was appointed to the National Covid response group co-chaired by Heather Simpson and Sir Brian Roche.