Our Doctors

 

DR. PAUL PETERSON

MB ChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Dr Paul Peterson has been a Partner at Papanui Medical Centre since 1987. He has over 30 years’ experience providing care to patients both in clinic and in rest homes and private hospitals. Paul has special interests in general medicine, geriatric medicine and cold weather medicine….

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DR KAREN DICKINSON

MB ChB, DCH, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Karen trained at Otago Medical School and Christchurch Clinical School. She has been based in Christchurch since. She has diplomas in children’s and women’s health. She enjoys the range of general practice, especially children, family medicine, and women’s health. Outside of medicine, Karen enjoys spending…

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DR PAULA HANLEY

MBChB, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with distinction, Diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health with credit, FRNZCGP

Paula has been working at Papanui Medical Centre as a partner since 2011. Paula attended Otago Medical School in Dunedin and then Wellington. Paula completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then a Diploma in Child Health. She recently completed a course in trauma…

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DR ROBYN HAY

MB ChB, BSc

Robyn joined Papanui Medical Centre in 2005 having worked for several years as a locum in the practice. Her interests are in orthopaedics, sports, and family medicine. Robyn enjoys getting to know people and treating the whole person. “Understanding the whole person helps me decide what…

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DR COLIN WAUGH

MB ChB, MRCP, Dip Clin Psych (Ireland), FRNZCGP

Colin is from Ireland, where he trained and qualified before coming to New Zealand in 2005 with his family . He completed his New Zealand GP Fellowship in 2010. Colin has broad experience and qualifications in hospital medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry. His interests are geriatrics…

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DR LUCY HENRY

FRNZCGP, MB ChB, PGDipOMG, DCH(Dist) (Otago)

CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE TO EARLY 2025: Dr Lucy Henry is a Partner of the Papanui Medical Centre.  She grew up in Christchurch and graduated from the University of Otago in 2014. Lucy gained a broad range of experience at Christchurch Hospital before commencing her…

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DR EMMA CARTER

BSc Physiology, MB ChB, PGCertWH, RNZCGP

Emma grew up in Christchurch, and has been working as a doctor in the city since she graduated from Otago Medical School in 2012. She made the switch to General Practice in 2016, and loves having the privilege of getting to build relationships with her regular…

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DR LAUREN GOLDSCHMIDT

Dr Goldschmidt is currently accepting new patient enrolments. Dr Lauren Goldschmidt is a Partner of the practice.  Lauren grew up and completed her medical training in London. She also has qualifications in Family Planning and Obstetrics & Gynaecology and can fit IUD’s at the practice….

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Dr Jessica Kokshoorn, MB CHB, DCH

Dr Jessica Kokshoorn is a Partner at the practice.  Jessica grew up in Greymouth and attended Otago Medical School in Dunedin.  She worked at Christchurch Hospital before making the move to General Practice. Jessica enjoys the variety of General Practice and building relationships with patients…

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Dr Anthony Smit

Dr Smit is currently accepting new patient enrolments. 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…

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Dr Charlotte East

Dr Charlotte East is excited yet humbled to be taking over the practice of Dr Linda Gibb and looks forward to building relationships with these patients. Charlotte brings a patient centered approach to family medicine and enjoys working alongside people to manage their health concerns. She enjoys…

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