Over the last five years, Dr Tom on a Mission has diagnosed countless cases of pre-diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and cholesterol from communities in the Far North all the way down to Bluff.
Dr Tom Mulholland is an Emergency Department Doctor and GP with over 25 years’ experience. He has practiced as a doctor from Auckland Hospital, rural New Zealand towns and in the Antarctic and Arctic regions. Hosting his own TV and Radio shows, written two internationally-best selling books and being a professional speaker to the likes of Goggle, Microsoft and Hilton for the last years has made him a well-known figure in the New Zealand and international community.
Working in the emergency department, Dr Tom recognised a lot of the patients visiting the hospital had preventable illnesses. Whilst he could often prolong their lives by a few years, months or sometimes only weeks, he realised most of the damage had already been done. With this knowledge, and a passion to help people, Dr Tom set out to become the ambulance at the top of the cliff, rather than the bottom. Dr Tom has since been on the road for the last three years, testing Kiwi’s in the back of his old chevy ambulance that his team have transformed into a pop up medical clinic.
On Dr Tom’s Mission, the key objectives are to diagnose pre-diabetes, smoking, cholesterol and blood pressure. Often the people Dr Tom and his team meet on the road, are not aware of their numbers and their spontaneous meeting with Dr Tom causes them to reevaluate their life choices and get on track to improving their health, preventing them from needing to make their own visit to the emergency department later on down the line.
Dr Tom and his team are always on the look out for new missions. From medically testing companies or local communities, to speaking engagements and consultations, Dr Tom is always looking for places keen to prioritise their health, to help make New Zealand a healthier and happier place. If you have any interest in Dr Tom Mulholland’s services, send us an email and let us know what your mission is.
Watch Dr Tom’s Mission with Forestry Giant Rayonier Matariki Below:
What We've Achieved
Tested over 500 Kiwi's around the country
A two year contract with the Ministry of Health
Diagnosed New Zealanders with conditions they didn't know they had (such as pre-diabetes, allowing them to make changes to expand their life
Presented over 200 key note talks
Presented at New Zealand Ted X talk
Written two internationally best-selling books
Created an App to track and monitor inidivudals physical, mental and social health. KYND