Dr Warren Groarke


warren_2012Warren 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.