Author: Jodie Rainsford

Our People, Our Doctors is a way for you to get to know the doctors of Aspiring Medical Centre just that little bit better. Learn their favourite things about Wanaka, the best local scoop on what to do as well as their exclusive health tips....

Whether you’ve recently moved to into the Wanaka area, or if you just feel ready for a change, choosing a doctor for yourself or your family is an important step in managing your health care. Your primary care doctor or General Practitioner (GP) and the...

This week we are sharing another of our ‘Our People’ articles giving you the opportunity to learn more about Dr Jayne Davies. Jayne specialies in Women’s Health, Sexual Health/Family Planning, Dermatology, Travel Medicine and Aviation medicine so a very talented, busy lady! Learn what she...

This week our Our People, Our Doctors series introduces you to Dr Simon Brebner. Happy reading! Doctors Name: Simon Brebner Specialised Areas: 1. Musculo-Skeletal/ Sports Medicine injuries and problems such as sore shoulders, injured knees, broken collar bones and so on 2. Skin lesion procedures- simple mole and skin...

The good news is that as of 19 March, there have been no reported cases of measles in Wanaka. The advice from the Ministry of Health, who are leading the response and advising the medical centres, is as follows: You’re not at risk if you’ve...

Our next edition of Our People, Our Doctors series is here. This week we're introducing Dr Mark Edmond. Mark has just bought Dr Susie Meyer's shares in Aspiring Medical Centre after being with us since 2013, so we are looking forward to welcoming him to...

Over the few coming months we’ll be giving you the opportunity to learn a little more about our awesome team here at Aspiring Medical. Just like you, Our Doctors live here in the wider Wanaka community. They have their favourite past time activities, favourite local...

Winter is time of year that provides perfect conditions for many illnesses to prevail – especially colds and flu. Each year it’s reported that around 10-20 percent of New Zealander’s are infected with influenza or the flu in more common terms. We often say that we...

Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real issue for many people over the colder months which bring with them shorter daylight hours and are often accompanied by grey weather. SAD is a form of depressive illness which appears to be linked to light...

Bowels are something we don't talk about very often. However, bowel cancer is NZs most commonly diagnosed cancer, killing more New Zealanders each year than breast and prostate cancers combined. Early symptoms might include bleeding with a bowel motion, or a change in bowel habit....