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DOCTORS

We recommend that you have a primary doctor for ongoing issues.

However, if you have an urgent problem and are unable to get an appointment with your regular doctor, one of the other GP’s will be able to see you.

All requests for urgent appointments will be triaged by our clinical team.

 

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Dr. Graeme Bennetts
General Practitioner

Dr Graeme Bennetts is a graduate of Otago university and has over 36 years of General Practice experience. His General Practice vocational training was completed in the UK, prior to his return to New Zealand and establishing a practice in Timaru.

In 1998, Dr Bennetts became a fellow of the Royal College of GP's and enjoys working in multiple disciplines, with special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Travel Medicine and Skin Cancer Management.

Prior to joining Burwood Health, Dr Graeme Bennetts worked at Queenspark Healthcare for over 20 years where he was able to assist patients in achieving their health goals. He believes in a holistic approach to medicine.

When not working at Burwood Health, Dr Bennetts enjoys spending his time playing golf, sailing, listening to music and travelling.

AVAILABLE
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Dr Tim Story
General Practitioner

Dr Tim Story completed his medical training in the UK, where he graduated from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1992.

He then travelled to New Zealand, where he worked at Christchurch Hospital for two years, and is where he met his wife, a New Zealander.

Dr Story and his family lived in the UK again for 8 years, where he completed his general practice training, before moving back to Christchurch in 2003 with three young children.

Upon returning to Christchurch, Dr Story joined Parklands Medical where he has enjoyed the variety of work and where he strives to use the best of his abilities to look after you and your family's needs.

When not at work, Dr Tim Story enjoys travelling around New Zealand and exploring "the wonderful country we live in"

AVAILABLE:
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Dr Rebecca Langley
General Practitioner

Dr Rebecca Langley was born and raised in Christchurch. She is an Otago graduate and completed her GP training in Christchurch.

Dr Langley worked at Parklands Medical Centre for over 20 years where she has been through a lot with her patients, developing some wonderful longstanding relationships, which are continuing at Burwood Health.

Dr Langley enjoys her work as a GP and is interested in all aspects of medicine, particularly women's health and menopause.

Outside of work, Dr Langley is a mum to four grown-up sons, including triplets and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, tramping and walking in the Port Hills, but also some downtime at home. She is a keen gardener, cook and loves to read.

AVAILABLE:
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Dr Philippa Ryan
General Practitioner

Dr Philippa Ryan is a Christchurch local, having grown up in Mairehau and attended Mairehau Primary School. She graduated from Otago University in 1988 and has worked as a General Practitioner (GP) since 1994.

Previously a GP at QE2 Medical Centre for over 25 years, Dr Ryan brings years of experience, knowledge and dedication to Burwood Health.

Dr Ryan enjoys all facets of General Practice work and the variety that each day offers her. Recently, she has completed a course in skin cancer medicine and is particularly interested in the new field of genomics and it's impact on personalised health care.

Outside of work, Dr Ryan enjoys listening to music, spending time with her pets and researching her genealogy.

I enjoy all facets of General Practice and the variety it provides. I have recently completed a course in skin cancer medicine, and I'm also particularly interested in the new field of genomics and its impact on personalised healthcare.

Outside of work, I love music, my pets, and researching my genealogy. Dr Ryan's connection with the area goes back a very long way to when my ancestors developed many of the roads and land in the North Beach/ New Brighton area.

AVAILABLE:
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Dr Gort Stephan
General Practitioner

Dr Gort Stephan was born and raised in Germany, and completed his medical training in 1998.

In 2000, Dr Stephan moved to Christchurch, where he undertook postgraduate training and became a fellow of the New Zealand College of GP's in 2007. For two (2) years, Dr Stephan worked in Sydney, before returning to Christchurch. He has spent the past 10 years, from 2010 to 2020, working as a locum at Ferrymead Medical Centre, before joining Burwood Health.

He enjoys assisting patients with the wide variety of medical problems that general practice brings and assisting them to achieve their best possible health.

When not working, Dr Stephan enjoys spending time outdoors running, ski touring, tramping and canyoning. He also enjoys to travel both New Zealand and the world.

AVAILABLE:
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Dr Intan Md Tahir
General Practitioner

Dr Intan Md Tahir was born in Malaysia before coming to New Zealand to undertake a degree in Medicine at Otago University, where she graduated in 2012. She has also worked as a resident at Christchurch Hospital while enjoying all that the city has to offer.

Dr Tahir spent two (2) years living in Australia, where she worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania.

She returned to Christchurch in 2019 and completed her GP Fellowship (FRNZCGP) and has a special interest in Women's Health and Travel Medicine, leading her to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in both areas.

Dr Tahir believes that health is a partnership and strives to achieve the best for her patients.

Outside of work, Dr Intan Md Tahir enjoys baking, tramping and spending time with her husband and young children.

AVAILABLE
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Dr Sarah McFadden
General Practitioner

Dr Sarah McFadden was born in Perth, Western Australia and moved to Christchurch when she was 2 years old with her family.

She undertook her studies in Dunedin for 7 years where she has completed medical school and a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours degree. Sarah has also completed a Post-Graduate Paediatric Diploma from Auckland University.

Since completing her degrees, Sarah has worked in a variety of specialties in Tauranga before returning to Australia where she worked and gained experience in Emergency Departments.

Dr McFadden is interested in all areas of general practice work, however, has a keen interest in Paediatrics and women’s health.

When not working at Burwood Health, Dr Sarah McFadden enjoys swimming, reading and relaxing with her family.

AVAILABLE
Tuesday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Dr Shirin Robinson
General Practitioner

Dr Shirin Robinson studied in Otago and completed her medical degree in 1992 and completed her General Practitioner training in the United Kingdom in 1999.

Over the years, Dr Robinson has worked in a range of hospital and GP clinics both in the UK and in New Zealand. She enjoys the diversity of her role and how it is a privilege to be a part of an individual or family’s health journey.

Shirin prides herself on being a caring and compassionate doctor who will continually work alongside her patients to achieve their overall health goals.

Dr Shirin Robinson is interested in skin excisions and gynaecological and family planning procedures.

When not working at Burwood Health, Shirin enjoys spending time with her family, including her three children, who are all undertaking various studies and work around Aotearoa, her husband and her two dogs. She also enjoys participating in sports and being outdoors.

AVAILABLE
Monday 8:45am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 4:00pm

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Amanda
Health Coach

Amanda has joined the team at Burwood Health as our Health Coach and brings with her extensive knowledge and training in multiple health and wellbeing areas.

Born and raised in Christchurch, Amanda has formally completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advocacy, both from the University of Otago. Her true passion is empowering people to live their best lives whilst providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Before joining Burwood Health, Amanda has worked in several roles including as a Tertiary Exercise Prescription Tutor at the New Zealand Institute of Sport, as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and as an International English Teacher in Tokyo, Japan for four years. She is also a Youth Health and Wellbeing Mentor, Green Prescription Advisor and a Sexual Health Educator.
Amanda’s role as Health Coach at Burwood Health allows her to access her passion for exercise, nutrition and personal health and wellbeing to support individuals and groups within the community achieve their goals.

To find out more about how Amanda might be able to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals, call the practice on 03 383 0219 or visit the Health Coach information page.

AVAILABLE
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

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Bridget
Health Improvement Practitioner

Bridget has joined Burwood Health as our Health Improvement Practitioner.

Bridget originates from Otautahi/Christchurch and returned to Aotearoa New Zealand from stints living in the US and the UK to complete her Bachelor in Social Work (Hons) and Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult Mental Health and Addictions in the late 1990’s. She has worked in Specialist Mental Health Services in both Otautahi and Melbourne since graduating, specializing in young people and early intervention psychosis work.

Bridget has recently transitioned to working in the primary health care arena, joining us as a Health Improvement Practitioner. Within this role she specializes in behaviour change for the life problems that are impacting on people's health and well-being. She is utilising Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people name the issues within their lives, and identify ways in which to bring about meaningful change.

Outside of work Bridget is a keen tramper and has recently walked the length of Te Waipounamu/South Island, a 1300km journey which took 12 weeks to complete. She is also a proud Bird Nerd and is passionate about saving our indigenous species.

AVAILABLE
Monday 8:45am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 4:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:30pm