I grew up in Auckland and went to medical school there, training all over the upper North Island, including my final year of medical school in Rotorua. After a year at Timaru hospital, we moved to Palmerston North for my husband’s job in the Air Force. I did my first year of GP work in the Manawatu, working in Bulls and Feilding.
I have completed post graduate diplomas in Women’s Heath (PGDipOMG) and Children’s Health (DCH), and these are special interests of mine. I am trained in the insertion and removal of IUCDs and the Jadelle contraceptive implant, as well as Pipelle endometrial biopsy. I also have a special interest in Older People’s health and I work regularly at the residential care homes in Wanaka. I enjoy the wide scope and variety of general practice and in 2017 I became an elected Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.
My husband and I have been lucky to live in Wanaka since December 2014. We enjoy getting outdoors with our daughter on our days off, especially enjoying canyoning, hiking and mountain biking.