I believe in quality care that is delivered in a partnership based on respect and understanding. Quality can be a buzz word but it still very much encompasses concepts such as informed choice and autonomy, evidence-based or best practice, accessible, safe and equitable. Respect includes listening, discussion and following agreed plans of management.
Being a private patient allows self-selection of care provider or specialist if your general practitioner/midwife or you or relatives have selected me to be your specialist then that is usually based on the understanding that you are entitled to all the information and evidence to make an informed choice. And once that option is agreed to then that is very much respected unless there was a change in circumstances.
Dr Alec Ekeroma is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (British). He also has an MBA in health planning and management from a British (Keele) University. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Auckland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
He has academic employment with the University of Auckland which involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and performing research at the Pacific Women’s Research Unit which he founded and heads. He performs clinical work in both public and private practice. Public practice is in Middlemore Hospital where he performs acute obstetrics and gynaecological duties, clinics and operating theatres. Private practice is part-time and is provided from 525 Remuera Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Dr Ekeroma studied medicine at the University of Papua New Guinea under the NZ Aid programme and graduated with an MBBS in 1982. Postgraduate studies commenced in 1987 at National Women’s Hospital Auckland and Dr Ekeroma was appointed a registrar in 1989. He also worked at Middlemore Hospital and St Helens Hospital (now closed) as a registrar until he passed his specialist exams in 1993. He then went to the United Kingdom to do his post-membership training where he worked as a registrar in the Wrexham Maelor Hopital Wales, Treliske Hospital Cornwall, and St Michael’s Hospital Bristol. Whilst there, Dr Ekeroma did courses in minimally invasive surgery and started an MBA in health management and planning which he completed in 1999. He returned to Middlemore Hospital as a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist in 1996.
Dr Ekeroma is a generalist-specialist who consults and performs on most obstetrical and gynaecological procedures. Dr Ekeroma’s busy schedule does not preclude him from his contribution to the community and profession. He also has a range of hobbies for relaxation and recovery.
Dr Ekeroma was awarded a PhD in Heath Science from the University of Auckland on the 5th December 2016.
Dr Ekeroma has operating rights in Brightside Hospital, 3 Brightside Rd, Epsom – a Southern Cross Hospital. Dr Ekeroma is a Southern Cross preferred provider. Brightside has competitive rates and therefore more affordable for patients. Dr Ekeroma also has operating rights to Mercy Hospital Epsom and Ormiston Hospital in Botany. The latter is convenient for women from the south and east of Auckland.
Surgery can usually be performed within a month or a date of the patients preference. Fees are competitive and we can quote for a procedure. Estimates of hospital fees can be obtained from the relevant hospital
Patients without health insurance and those without the ability to pay will be referred to the gynaecology clinic of the relevant District Health Board.
Dr Ekeroma has been the Hon. Treasurer and Chairman of the NZ branch of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) for six years to 2006. He has been on the Council of RANZCOG for four years to 2012. He has been on various professional committees of the College including the: professional development committee, women’s health committee, medico-legal committee, examiners committee, overseas trainees assessment committee and the Asia Pacific committee.
The Women’s Health Committee develops management guidelines to provide guidance to Fellows and the public about the best management of various obstetrical and gynaecological conditions. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2015 by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for services to the profession.
Dr Ekeroma also does work for the New Zealand Medical Council as an examiner and professional assessments committee. He has been the President of the Auckland Division of the NZ Medical Association. Dr Ekeroma has been on various committees for the Ministry of Health, including the National Advisory Screening Committee and the Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
Dr Ekeroma is the Head and founder of the Pacific Women’s Health Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, based at the South Auckland Clinical School at Middlemore Hospital. Dr Ekeroma leads an active research programme which looks at stillbirths, increasing research capacity in developing countries, Â and postnatal depression. He is an associate member of the Liggin’s Institute. Dr Ekeroma loves teaching medical students and postgraduate doctors.
Dr Ekeroma was a chairman and director of different community companies and NGOs such as the Pasifika Medical Association, South Seas Healthcare, Serious About Maternity Care and Ta Pasifika PHO. The Secretariat of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health Charitable Trust which coordinates the development of reproductive health workers and promotes women’s health in eleven Pacific countries is based in the Remuera rooms.
He is a founder, funder and chair of the Pacific Health Research Foundation Charitable Trust.
As previous Chairs of the Pasifika Medical Association and the NZ Branch of the RANZCOG, Dr Ekeroma was the lead spokesperson on issues to do with the profession. Some of those media comments can still be found by googling Dr Alec Ekeroma.
Farming and Beekeeping are relaxing hobbies where Dr Ekeroma unwinds from a busy clinical and academic life.