Monterrey Wigglesworth Pharmacist/Owner
Hello, I'm Monterrey Wigglesworth. Kiwis like to call me Monty. I'm a Canadian, but have lived in Torbay since 1999. I actually relicensed as a New Zealand pharmacist right here in Browns Bay, having studied and started my career in Vancouver. I have always been interested in the biology of being well or unwell and all the ways we can help live healthier happy lives. I've done a lot of further study in nutritional medicine. I love to meet people and find out what they think is going on, as we discuss options. The opportunity to start a pharmacy in Bays Health, alongside Browns Bay Medical Centre and other great tenants is just incredible. We have a gorgeous space and such a cool team to work with. My husband Bill and I have two kids, Isla and Jed and we really appreciate the community and surroundings we live in. Here is where you'll find me for many many years to come, so pop in and say hi.
Amrit Ram Pharmacist/Owner
Amrit is a graduate of Otago university, then completed his internship in Orewa before advancing to a management position in Albany Village. Here he became friends with an awesome pharmacist, Monterrey, who he convinced to become manager as he went on to pharmacy ownership. (have we figured out who's writing this bio?) Amrit makes friends wherever he goes and is passionate about patient care in the pharmacy setting. He owns the pharmacy at the Southern Cross Hospital where he works with specialist doctors, rest homes and the community. Amrit and Monterrey were working together again when this opportunity at Bays Health came up. Together they made a plan to build a special community pharmacy embracing the ideals of service. Amrit and his wife have two gorgeous girls.
Lina Shasha Pharmacist
Lina completed her Bachelors of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland in 2012. After registering as a pharmacist in 2013, she went on to work as a locum pharmacist. This exposed her to a variety of challenges around the Auckland area, as she worked alongside many different pharmacists and doctors.
Lina is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society and strives to always keep up to date. She enjoys the diversity in her role as a pharmacist and finds it very rewarding. Most recently Lina worked part-time at Barry’s Medical Centre Pharmacy (April 2014 – July 2018). Lina will be relocating with Browns Bay Medical Centre to join the team at Bay’s Health Pharmacy.
She looks forward to providing a continuity in care to all patients at Browns Bay Medical Centre, and warmly welcomes any new patients who wish to come to Bays Health Pharmacy.
Amanda Boyle Pharmacist
Kia ora my name is Amanda. I was born and raised on the North Shore. I studied Pharmacy at Auckland University and have worked as a pharmacist in community pharmacies on the North Shore ever since.
I love working with people to help them to get the best from their medicines as well as providing advice and working towards positive health outcomes together. Outside of Pharmacy you will find me in or on the water enjoying our beautiful Hauraki Gulf with my husband and two young boys. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know the wider East Coast Bays community.
Elaine Leong Pharmacist
Elaine is married with two children and grew up around the East Coast Bays. She attended Rangitoto College before completing her degree in pharmaceuticals in 1997 at The University of Otago. Elaine is passionate about providing you and your family with the best care and advice.
Karen Retail Manager
Hello My name is Karen and Health and Fitness from the inside out is my passion. I've been working in Pharmacy/Natural Health/Cosmetics for the last 14 years. I live with my partner and 4 year old daughter in Browns Bay which is a magic place to live, work and play. I will be looking forward to meeting you at Bays Health Pharmacy for Prescriptions + Advice or just to say Hello!
Melissa Lowe - Nutrition & Epigenetic Health Coach, The Thrive Guide
"Hi there, my main mission in life is to help women recover from hormonal imbalances (either from PMS, perimenopause or menopause) so that they can feel like themselves again. I use a 5-pillar approach looking at nutrition, emotional and physical well-being, vitamins and minerals and other issues. I also run a personal epigenetics programme so that people can discover their unique body type and find out how to best eat, exercise and live to their full potential."
We have had the pleasure of getting to know Melissa Lowe, who practices from one of our consultation rooms in the pharmacy. Melissa is knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition health and helping her clients achieve well being. She is continually educating herself, and loves to share her knowledge to her clients through her e-newsletter. We highly recommend signing up to her newsletter via her website: www.thethriveguide.co.nz