I enjoy the diversity of general practice and the wide range of health problems that I can help with.
I have particular experience in palliative care (many years working at Mercy Hospice Auckland) and in older peoples' health
(through work in a tertiary service at MIddlemore Hospital) but baby checks are a highlight of my day.
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Ko Deborah Brunt tōku ingoa
Deborah graduated from Auckland Medical school in 2008. She completed a Masters in Health Science with her dissertation 'Dietary patterns
and micronutrients deficiencies in infants and toddlers'. She worked as a junior doctor in Blenheim and has worked in general practice in
rural NSW, and Hamilton NZ before relocating to Dunedin in 2015.
Deborah enjoys the variety and continuity of relationships in general practice. She has particular interests in sexual health,
mental health, women's and children's health.
Outside of work she enjoys being in the beautiful outdoors with her family, reading, gardening and writing.
Dr Jim Reid graduated in medicine at the University of Otago Medical School. He previously trained as a pharmacist.
After finishing medicine, he undertook postgraduate work as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Miami in the USA.
Back in NZ he headed the Dept of General Practice and Rural Heath at the Dunedin School of Medicine for over ten years
and served as Post-Graduate Dean, Deputy Dean, and Dean of the School. He is a director of the New Zealand Formulary, and is a member
of the Medical Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Asthma and Respiratory Foundation.
He is a Distinguished Fellow and Life Member of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and is also a
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Health Improvement Practitioners are qualified and registered health professionals with experience in mental health. They offer free appointments to
assist clients to take positive steps forward in improving their well-being. HIPs provide a little bit of help to a lot of people by supporting patients
to take the next step to improve their well-being across the whole range of physical and mental health presentations.
Our Health Coach works alongside the general practice team, supporting patients in taking positive steps towards improving their health. This includes assisting patients to build health management skills and set goals for chronic conditions, stress, physical activity, medication adherence and more.
Health Coaches are based in general practices and work alongside Health Improvement Practitioners and the general practice teams.
They come from a range of health and well-being backgrounds, supporting people to take positive steps forward for improving their health.
RN Dn 1983 | MBchB Otago 1994 | FRNZCGP 2014 | Post Grad Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1997 | Post Grad Skin Cancer workshops
The wellbeing of our staff & patients is paramount to our successful & growing practice. As a mother of 4 I have passion for all aspects of family medicine.
Women’s health, mental health & skin cancer diagnosis are my main strengths but I embrace everything in General Practice.