Dr Anthony Smit

Anthony moved to Christchurch after 29 years of rural general practice in Ngatea, in the North Waikato after growing up and attending university in Auckland.

He has enjoyed the continuity of care and application of evidence based medical knowledge within a rural community of which he and his family have been a part of for a long time.  He is especially interested in being part of a primary health care team, particularly in looking after patients with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The generalism needed in rural practice has meant developing skills and providing a range of services such as minor surgery, adolescent health and palliative care.

His wife is a Cantabrian and they have four children. They are both excited about being in Christchurch, a city where he has spent a lot of time over the years.

Anthony is looking forward to having a little more time to pursue his other interests which include trail running and music, specifically playing guitar and singing, and hopes to become involved in other activities in the Christchurch community – starting with a Te Reo course.