Our experienced and professional team at the North End Health Centre have a range of specialist skills to ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible care.

Doctors

Dr Andrew Wilson MBBS, Dip Child Health, DipO&G distinction, Dip Sports Med, FP cert, FRNZCGP.

Dr Andrew Wilson has been a General Practitioner and Hospital Doctor in Oamaru for twenty-five years. He is the owner of the North End Health Centre and Junction Doctors. His passion is working with patients of all ages to improve their health outcomes.

After completing four years of postgraduate training in General Practice Andrew has gone on to obtain qualifications in Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning, Industrial and Sports Medicine. He also has a special interest in Minor Surgery.

As well as running his practice, Andrew has worked part time in the Emergency Department and Orthopaedics Department of Oamaru Hospital for 18 years.He is currently a director of The Waitaki District Hospital Services Ltd.

Andrew is both a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs and Senior lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine.He is available for appointments for current and new patients mornings at the North End and afternoons at Junction Doctors. When not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and tennis.

Dr Margaret Larder, MB BCH FRNZCGP

Margaret has been a GP in Oamaru for 28 years. She has been with the North End Health Centre since 1998.

Margaret is an experienced GP. She has special interests in medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis and chest conditions. Margaret is an expert in travel medicine.

Margaret is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs , and has post graduate diploma in travel medicine . In her spare time, Margaret enjoys family time, travelling and sailing.

Dr David Whittet MBchB, FRNZCGP (Dist)

Dr David Whittet has been a GP at the North End Health Centre since 2012. He has a special interest in rural practice and has worked in remote communities in Te Karaka and Kurow over the past 20 years.

David served as Deputy President of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) from 2005 to 2009 and he represents New Zealand on the World Organisation of Family Doctors International Working Party on Rural Practice.

Outside medicine David is the father to two teenage children. He is a successful independent film maker and his films have been shown at international film festivals worldwide.

David is a distinguished fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs.

Dr Justin Shenton MBchB BMedSci

Dr Justin Shenton has been a GP at the North End Health Centre since July 2015. He was previously working as a GP in Derby, United Kingdom. Justin has a keen interest in all areas of general practice.Currently Justin is our morning Doctor at Junction Doctors, and works afternoons at the North End. When he is not working, he enjoys boxing and target shooting. He is also becoming a DIY expert.

Dr Ross Fieldes. MBChB. DRCOG. DA. PGDipGP. FRNZCGP.

Ross is an Otago Medical Graduate [MB.ChB.] and has been a Specialist General Practitioner in Oamaru since 1982.

Diploma Royal College Obstetrics and gynaecology.

Diploma Anaesthetics.

Post Grad Diploma General Practice with distinction. Covering Travel Medicine, Palliative Care, Tropical and Migrant Medicine.

Fellow Royal NZ College General Practitioners. Specialist General Practitioner since 1998.

Ross has special interests in skin cancers, minor surgery, anaesthesia, palliative care and older peoples health. Ross shares his time between working at the North End Health Centre and locum work.

Dr Neil Lockley MB CHB FRNZCGP DRCOG

The North End Health Centre and Junction Doctors welcome Dr Lockley to our team. Neil is available to see current and new patients at The North End wednesday mornings and Junction Doctors wednesday afternoons. He brings with him fifteen years experience as a GP in North Otago and enjoys all aspects of family medicine. When not working he is a keen tramper and skier

Practice Nurses

Libby, Christine, Faith

Our three practice nurses have a wide experience in all aspects of nursing. They are accreditied in cervical smear taking and childhood immunisation. They are committed to the concept of preventive health care. They are active in operating programmes in 'Careplus', 'cardiovascular', 'diabetes' and 'wellness health promotion'. They are able to offer contraception and sexual health assessments.

All three operate independently as well as in support of the practice doctors.

Practice Manager

Deborah Jones

Deborah has been the Practice Manager since 2008.

Deborah has extensive accounting, management and IT experience and utilises these skills in her role at the North End Health Centre. She is also responsible for staff management.

Deborah is available to discuss all services relating to the practice.

Reception Team

Trish, Julie and Chris

Our reception team are very experienced and are long serving members of the North End Health Centre.

Our caring and friendly reception team is always available to assist you and provide welcome access to our services.

Medical Students

University of Otago

The Oamaru Health Centre is a Rural Medical Training Centre for the University of Otago. At times there will be a 5th year Medical Student training at the Practice.
You will be asked if you are happy to have a student present during your appointment. It is your choice and you can decline to have a student if you wish.

Specialists

Dr Helen Paterson

Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Women's Health at the University of Otago, and Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Dunedin Hospital.
She practices general gynaecology and colposcopy in private practise. She also works in Cromwell, Dunedin and Oamaru doing clinics and operates at Mercy Hospital. http://www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/expertise/profile/?id=825