Dr Warren Groarke
MBBS (Lond) DCH DSEM MRCGP (UK) FRNZCGP
Warren undertook his medical and post graduate training in London graduating in 1988,attaining a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) in 1992 and MRCGP in 1993, before returning to Manchester where he worked as a GP in partnership for 10 years. He also has a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (DSEM) and is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP).
Recently, he has attained certificates in Primary Care skin cancer medicine and surgery from the University of Queensland.
Whilst in the UK he developed an interest in Sports Medicine and health improvement through lifestyle change. He was the team doctor for Manchester City FC, England U18 Rugby, and was lead primary care physician at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002. He emigrated to New Zealand in 2002.
Whilst in New Zealand, Warren has been the Tall Blacks doctor and is currently the doctor for the Blues development team. Warren is also a partner at Well for Life, a preventative medicine screening clinic and is currently involved in project development work with ACC and Southern Cross.
He is married to Louise who is a published author and they have two sons, Sam and James who attend Rangitoto College. The boys are keen rugby players and accomplished musicians both playing piano and guitar. He has travelled widely including China, Vietnam, Thailand, India and most of Europe.
Warren plays many sports including indoor soccer and is a North Harbour Rugby referee. He is a regular runner completing numerous half marathon events and has just reinvigorated his old passion for mountaineering.
Special interests include:
Acute and chronic injury management.
Chronic disease management.