Our Team

The Well for Life team includes some of New Zealand’s leading industry specialists. Our doctors and medical team have over 50 years combined experience in corporate and preventative health and are committed to providing the highest quality service.

Dr Martin Denby - Director
Dr Warren Groarke - Director
Dr Rachel Jones - Wellness Doctor
Dr Kate Amore - Wellness Doctor
Esther Quinn - Clinic Manager

Dr Martin Denby

Director

BSc (Hons) MBChB DFFP MRCGP (UK) FRNZCGP MMed (Skin Cancer)

Martin was born and raised in England. He graduated from Southampton University in 1988 with a degree in Biochemistry. He then started his medical training at Birmingham University Medical School, graduating in 1994.

He trained as a General Practitioner in Brighton and became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP). He then moved to New Zealand and became a Fellow of the New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP). Martin completed a Masters Degree in Skin Cancer from the University of Queensland in 2014 and graduated with distinction.

He has been a director of Well for Life since 2004. He is also a partner at Silverdale Medical and works at the Skin Institute. He performs advanced skin cancer surgery for Waitemata District Health Board. He is also on the Dermatological Subcommittee for PTAC (Pharmac’s clinical advisory committee).

Martin is married to a doctor and they have two children. His hobbies are music, mountain-biking, snowboarding, windsurfing and more recently, windsurf foiling.

Dr Warren Groarke

Director

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. He is married to Louise who is a published author and they have two sons, Sam and James both now in Dunedin. The boys are keen rugby players and accomplished musicians both playing piano and guitar.  He has travelled widely including China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, many pacific islands and most of Europe.

Whilst in New Zealand, Warren has been the Tall Blacks doctor and is currently the doctor for the Auckland Mitre 10 cup rugby team. Warren is also a partner at Silverdale Medical, a GP and Urgent Care clinic and has previously been involved in project development work with ACC and Southern Cross.

Warren plays many sports including indoor soccer and is a North Harbour Rugby referee. He is a regular runner completing numerous half marathon events.

Dr Rachel Jones

Wellness Doctor

MBBS(lond), DFFP(uk), FRNZCGP, Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine

Rachel graduated in 1997 from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London.

She is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, having completed training in both the UK and New Zealand. She has a diploma in family planning and certification in dermoscopy (mole checks).

Rachel has experience in many areas of health including emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, pyschiatry, skin cancer medicine and preventative health.

Rachel is passionate about health promotion and medical education. As a freelance health writer, she has worked in collaboration with Fairfax Media, ACP, Southern Cross, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Rachel also works as a teaching fellow in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland.

She is married to a gynaecologist and has three daughters. Her favorite past time is relaxing with family and good friends.

Special interests:

  • Preventative health and wellbeing
  • Skin cancer detection and management
  • Health education

Dr Kate Amore

Wellness Doctor

Kate is a Melburnian who trained at University of Otago, graduating in 2007.

She worked in eight hospitals across New Zealand, mainly in emergency medicine and urology, before commencing training in urgent care. She is an urgent care registrar at Silverdale Medical Centre and Shorecare, and also works with MEDSAC, undertaking forensic examinations in cases of sexual assault.

Kate is also an expert on homelessness, with a long background in public health research. She works as a Research Fellow with He Kainga Oranga/Housing & Health Research Programme, at the University of Otago. She produces New Zealand’s national homelessness statistics and is currently consulting to the Ministry of Social Development to improve homelessness measurement and responses.

Esther Quinn

Clinic Manager

MSc - University of Auckland PGDipCR (Cardiac Rehabilitation) – University of Auckland. BPhed (Sports and Exercise Science, Exercise Prescription and Management) - University of Otago.

Esther started her education down in Dunedin at Otago University with a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription and Management and Sports and Exercise Science (BPhed). During this time, her interests in clinical rehabilitation, particularly among individuals with heart disease, led on to a qualification in cardiac rehabilitation (PGDipCR). After that, she completed her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (MSc) at the University of Auckland, focusing on cardiovascular risk factors and individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.

During her years of study, Esther worked actively in exercise prescription and management for elite athletes and healthy individuals, as well focusing on prevention and exercise prescription for clinical populations with heart disease and co-morbidities such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Esther has been a tutor in Sports Science at the University of Auckland and has also been involved with organising and delivering corporate health and nutrition seminars.

In between work and studies, she has traveled overland through South East Asia, South America, Europe, India and Nepal.

Her special interests are:

  • Primary Prevention of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Nutrition / weight loss management / exercise prescription
  • Cardiovascular disease, lifestyle changes and effects on aging

Esther plays many sports but is most passionate about running. She is a regular runner and enjoys long distance events.

She loves running, music, coffee, traveling and wine-tasting.