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 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

Currently on extended medical leave due to hip replacement surgery. 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…

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DR LUCY HENRY

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

On Maternity Leave returning mid-2022.  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…

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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 ANNA ASHCROFT

On Maternity Leave returning mid-2022.  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…

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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 Rosemary Grant MBChB DCH DipOMG

Rosie attended Otago Medical School in Dunedin and completed her training in Christchurch. She worked in paediatrics for a number of years before making the move to general practice. As well as child health, Rosie also has an interest in women’s health. She is looking…

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Dr Vidya Yugaraja

Vidya graduated from Otago Medical School in Dunedin and worked in Christchurch hospital for 3 years before embarking her journey in general practice. She enjoys the diversity of family medicine and is passionate about preventative health. Vidya was born in Sri Lanka and is of…

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Dr Jessica Kokshoorn, MB CHB, DCH

Jess grew up in Greymouth and attended Otago Medical School in Dunedin. Jess worked at Christchurch Hospital before making the move to General Practice. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and building relationships with patients and their whānau. Her special interests include Paediatrics and…

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Dr Charlotte East

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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…

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