Ken gained his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, as well as training in Wellington and Taranaki. He has working in a variety of roles which include Clinical Instructor at UBC Faculty of Medicine for many years. Hospitalist in Vancouver and also had his own family practice in Canada for 20 years prior to returning permanently to live in New Zealand.
Simon trained in Auckland and has worked as a GP for the past 25 years, including owning his own practice in Tauranga. His friendly and knowledgeable approach to work make him popular with patients and staff alike. MBChB FRNZCGP
Available at The Lakes (1 Caslani Lane): Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday (9am-4pm), and mornings (9am-noon) on a Thursday
Sue trained in Auckland and has had many years experience as a GP. She has special interests in nutritional health, diabetes, and geriatric medicine. Sue loves jazz, travel, theatre, new technologies, and eating plant-based foods. MBChB FRNZCGP
Available at the Pyes Pa Rd Clinic: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Ruth completed her training at the University of Otago Medical School in 2002. She has lived and worked in Tauranga since then, spending 10 years as GP before having time off with her young family. She is a strong advocate of a holistic model of wellbeing – considering diet, exercise, mental and spiritual health in the context of wellness; aiming to not only treat disease, but to keep the population healthy in the first instance. Spare time is enjoyed with family, in the garden, and in nature – running and doing yoga. MBChB FRNZCGP
Available at The Lakes (1 Caslani Lane): Wednesday/Thursday mornings (9am-12noon)
Belinda is married with two school aged sons. She started in General Practice in 2006. Belinda enjoys mountain biking and walking on the beach. She appreciated listening to the stories of patients’ lives and helping them journey towards greater wellbeing. MBChB FRNZCGP
Available at The Lakes (1 Caslani Lane):: Monday and Tuesday mornings
Patrick grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and went to the University of Cape Town medical school, graduating in 1982. He and his family have been very happily settled in Tauranga for the last 12 years. His experience is in Emergency Medicine and General Practice in South Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is interested in all areas of medicine and especially keen to give patients the tools to help them prevent and manage illness. MBChB MBA
Available at the Pyes Pa Rd Clinic: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Available at the Pyes Pa Rd Clinic: Locum Days Only
Other staff – Our Practice Nurses are Raewyn, Susan, Jacqui, Hayley, Lisa, Alex and Stacey and our Lead Practice Nurse is Adele. Our Healthcare Assistant is Kirsty. Our receptionists are Elena, Mel, Shari, Tracey, Margaret and Zelda. Our Administrators are Michelle (Finance) and Jolene. Our Practice Manager is Debbie and Site Manager at The Lakes is Jo.