Education & training
MB ChB 1991 Otago; Dip Obst 1994 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2006
General practitioner treats patients of all ages from newborn babies to elderly people. GP have an important role to play in the management of acute care, chronic diseases and the treatment of patients with multiple health conditions. General practitioner (GP) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. Another important part of the work of a GP is preventative medicine and health promotion, include child immunisation and lifestyle modification. Obstetrician, Gynaecologist provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, fetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs. Obstetrician provide medical care before, during, and after childbirth. Gynaecologist diagnose, treat, and aid in the prevention of disorders of the female reproductive system.