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Meet our Specialised Team

Dr Mark Hotu

Dr Mark Hotu started Green Doctors in 2018, he has 19 years of experience in both Internal Medicine and General Practice, managing chronic pain & palliative patients. In 2019 Dr Mark spent some time in a medicinal cannabis clinic in Montreal coming away with a wealth of knowledge from experienced doctors that had been prescribing cannabis for 20 years.

Last year Dr Mark was a panelist on the TV3 Cannabis Debate with Patrick Gower and Helen Clarke, this year he appeared on The Nation talking about access to medicinal cannabis & recently appeared on TVNZ’s Marae with Scotty Morrison. Dr Mark was a guest speaker at the Med Cann Medicinal Cannabis summit in 2020 and will be presenting again this year. He conducts regular teaching sessions to the hospital & general practice doctors & currently sits on the country’s first Clinical Advisory Board writing medicinal cannabis prescribing guidelines for GPs.


Dr Chen

Dr Chen is a qualified Urgent Care Physician and is currently involved in a number of Special Interests including Medical Education, COVID Response, and Medicinal Cannabis. “My mission with Green Doctors is to help make Cannabis as safe and as accessible as possible for those seeking a holistic alternative to manage their unwanted symptoms”

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Aarti Shenoy, NZRN

Aarti’s background, as an NZ qualified nurse, is in Occupational Health and General Practice.

It is her belief that we possess the ability to change the trajectory of our health, via nutrition and mind-body awareness, through the small changes we implement in our daily lives.

She considers herself very fortunate to walk alongside the patients here at Green Doctors, to see the positive effect that medical cannabis has on various debilitating ailments and to support them on their journey towards health and wellness.

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Dr Ula Heywood

Over the last twelve years, in addition to my work as an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Pre-Hospital Retrieval doctor with Westpac Rescue Helicopters, I have had a deep interest in preventative health and wellness, particularly the role that nutrition, sleep, exercise, and mindfulness play.

My goal is to provide clarity around the truly individual path to health, enabling people to maximise their quality of life and to reach their full health potential.

I am pleased to also join the team at Green Doctors to support a new approach to dealing with common ailments such as pain, anxiety, inflammation, and sleep disturbance with medicinal cannabis. It is a pleasure to see such positive results in people trying this relatively newly available medicine and working collaboratively with their GP’s and hospital specialists to improve their quality of life.

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Dr Stephanie Tovey

Dr Stephanie Tovey is a GP and Women’s Health Dr who has joined Green Doctors due to an interest in the use of alternative medicines to treat common ailments.

She enjoys seeing the benefits and improved quality of life many patients experience with the use of medicinal cannabis when prescribed in a safe and careful manner.


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