Dr. Vaughan Lock

Tend Symonds Street Medical Centre
Tend Online
Tend Kingsland Medical Centre

Dr. Vaughan is a highly experienced clinician with a passion for helping his patients live their best lives.

He trained in Dunedin and completed his training in Wellington. From 2004 through 2018, Dr. Vaughan worked at Auckland Hospital, holding senior roles in adult General Medicine. Since 2018, he has been working full-time as a GP, with special interests in dermatology, general medicine (internal medicine), mental health, diabetes, older people's health, men's health, and sexual health.

Dr. Vaughan loves the variety of general medicine and is driven by the challenges that come with it. He takes immense pleasure in helping his patients, particularly with mental health challenges and supporting them in making decisions regarding treatment options that work best for them.

In his daily life, Dr. Vaughan resides on a rural property with animals and land to look after. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, swimming, making music and traveling. He also knows how to play the piano and has a cat named Frank.

I love the privilege that patients give me every day of learning about their life and helping them make informed decisions in a non judgmental way. I love to learn - and practicing medicine makes every day interesting as I am constantly learning.
Diabetes is a medical condition where your body has trouble regulating the sugar in your blood, which can lead to health problems, and it often requires managing blood sugar levels through diet, exercise, and sometimes medication.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with skin, hair, and nail health, focusing on diagnosing and treating various skin conditions and keeping the skin in good shape.
LGBTQIA+ health
LGBTQIA+ health focuses on the well-being of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or other diverse gender and sexual orientations, addressing their unique healthcare needs and supporting their physical and mental health.
Mental health
Mental health, which relates to your emotional well-being, includes how you feel inside, like dealing with things such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
Men's health
Men's health involves taking care of the physical and mental well-being of men, addressing issues like regular check-ups, prostate screening, blood pressure, and overall health.
Older people's health
Older people's health is about looking after the well-being of seniors, addressing their specific health needs, and helping them stay active and independent as they age.
Sexual health
Sexual health involves maintaining well-being in your sexual life, including safe sex practices, using contraception when needed, and preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs).