Shape My Health is all about putting good health back in your control – and the earlier you do that, the better your future looks. We’re a team of health professionals who truly believe that knowledge and smart management now, will make all the difference for a healthy future.

Shape My Health | Cardiovascular Assessment

Hawke’s Bay’s leading health professionals

Our team utilises the best preventative medicine to identify problems when they’re small – or even before they present.

You can consult with

  • Registered Nurses
  • General Practitioner
  • Dietitian
  • Heart Specialist
  • Kidney Specialist
  • Hormone Specialist
  • Aging Specialist
  • Rheumatologist
  • Paediatrician

Our team of specialists are on hand for more complex medical needs, with direct referrals from your GP or Shape My Health Doctor.

Our Team

Shape My Health | Dr Colin Hutchison

Dr Colin Hutchison

Nephrologist (Kidney Doctor)

Dr Colin Hutchison has extensive experience in caring for patients with early and severe kidney diseases. Having spent many years caring for patients with preventable kidney disease, he is passionate that "prevention is always better than a cure".

Colin is therefore dedicated to empowering individuals to understand and improve their health by timely health assessments and holistic care.

Colin has a Medical degree from Leicester University, UK; a PhD in kidney disease and Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Colin lives in rural Hawkes Bay with his wife and family and is a leader at Village Baptist Church.


Shape My Health | Dr Catherine Gray

Dr Catherine Gray

General Practitioner & Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Catherine comes to Shape My Health after working in Hastings as a General Practitioner for twenty years. She is passionate about preventative medicine and improving health outcomes for patients through environmental and lifestyle change.
Catherine is currently studying towards post graduate qualifications in Occupational Medicine.
Catherine obtained a medical degree from Auckland Medical School and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. She also has Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician.

Catherine is married with four children and is an active member of Hastings Baptist church.

Shape My Health | Rebecca Nichols

Rebecca Nichols

Registered Nurse

Becks is a registered nurse who had worked in Intensive Care for ten years prior changing to many years of community based nursing in Urgent Care. More recently she has worked as a practicum nursing lecturer and simulation learning facilitator and has completed her Masters in Nursing, developing a special interest in health assessments and diagnostics.
Becks is currently a Nurse Practitioner Intern.

Vanya Palmer

Registered Nurse

Vanya is a registered nurse with many years’ experience in emergency & primary health care. She is passionate about caring for the whole person and particularly supporting mental wellbeing.
Vanya lives with her family in Hawkes Bay and enjoys gardening, baking, being active in her church, and walking her dog.

Shape My Health | Heather Nicholas

Heather Nicholas

Shape My Health Administrator/Receptionist

Heather has many years of administration and reception experience in the health industry. She has worked locally in Hastings for seven years and prior to this in her native United Kingdom and also Hong Kong.

Heather and her husband have made New Zealand home and are enjoying the Hawkes Bay food and wine culture. They have four grown children and four grandchildren and also love to travel having seen some parts of NZ but hope to see much more of this stunning country.
Heather also enjoy walking their golden retriever at the weekends, playing lawn bowls and going the theatre here and in Auckland/Wellington.

We’d love to help you
take control of a healthy
future right now.