Our Doctors

 

DR. PAUL PETERSON

MB ChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

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), FRNZCGP

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, DipObst, FRNZCGP

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, 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 2000. He met his wife partner 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 (Otago), FRNZCGP

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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DR LUCY HENRY

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

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 General Practice career. She joined Papanui Medical…

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DR EMMA CARTER

BSc Physiology, MB ChB, PGCertWH, RNZCGP

Currently on Maternity Leave.  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 the variety it brings as well…

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DR ANNA ASHCROFT

Dr Ashcroft is a Cantabrian who graduated from Flinders Medical School in Adelaide and is happy to be back home in Christchurch with her whanau.  Anna enjoys the variety, challenges and relationships formed in General Practice and outside of work enjoys cycling, hockey, walking her…

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DR LAUREN GOLDSCHMIDT

Dr Lauren Goldschmidt 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. She enjoys all the challenges of general practice and building good relationships with patients and…

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DR JOHN IRVINE

Dr Irvine initially graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in Otago before completing a Bachelor of Medicine at the Deakin University in Australia.  John has a vast amount of experience from training and working in Australia and is now happy to be residing in his…

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DR ALANNAH FALLOON

Dr Falloon grew up in Christchurch & after attending university at the Otago School of Medicine soon realized general practice was what she was passionate about.  Alannah feels that getting to know & care for patients holistically a true privilege.  Her special interests include women’s…

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