Our Doctors

 

DR. MARGARET METHERELL

MB,ChB Otago, DRCOG, FRNZCGP

Margaret has been at Papanui Medical Centre since 1983. She has enjoyed a long association with many families over that time. She likes to be punctual but is happy to spend the extra time with her patients when it is needed. If she is running late…

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DR. PAUL PETERSON

MB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCHP, graduated Otago 1982

Paul joined as a partner in the Papanui Medical Centre in 1987, and works Monday to Thursday at the practice. Paul’s medical interests are in general medicine, geriatrics, cold weather and sports medicine. As well as a significant commitment in office-based general practice, Paul looks…

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DR. LINDA GIBB

MB, ChB, DRCOG (Glasgow)

Linda joined Papanui Medical Centre as a part-time GP in 2005. After graduating in Scotland and undergoing general practice training in England she then emigrated to Gore in 1997. She worked in both Mataura and Gore before her shift to Christchurch, which she sees as…

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DR. BETH SIMPSON

MB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP, graduated from Otago

Beth was born and raised in Canterbury. She joined Papanui Medical Centre in 1985 as a job-sharing arrangement with Dr Calder Botting. She now shares a room with Paula Hanley. She enjoys all areas of general practice, especially caring for three generations of some families….

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DR KAREN DICKINSON

MB ChB, DCH, Dip Obst, 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

MB ChB

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

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 2000. He met his partner, Sarah, here and they then lived in Ireland and London before returning to Christchurch with their young family in 2006. He completed his New Zealand…

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DR VANESSA WEENINK

MB ChB

Vanessa is a friendly and efficient Doctor. She likes to run to time, but will spend time with you when you need it. She has a straight forward yet kind approach. Vanessa strongly values patient centred medicine. Vanessa is a South Islander. She grew up…

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Maia Melbourne-Wilcox

Maia has worked as a part time associate at Papanui Medical Centre since moving to Christchurch with her family in 2015. She likes working as a GP and having the opportunity to get to know and work with patients and whānau in a patient-centred way….

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HARRIET ELLERM

Harriet grew up in Christchurch and graduated from Otago Medical School in 2010. She started in General Practice in 2015 after gaining experience across a wide range of specialities in the hospital setting. Harriet enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a special interest…

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