A B O U T O U R V I S I O N
We believe everyone needs the best possible information to be involved in their
own health care. The trust and relationship with your own doctor will be
enhanced and strengthened by the sharing of knowledge. This site is produced by
doctors who share this vision and will work to provide a friendly and powerful
resource for you.
Dr J Dion Martley MBChB, FRNZGP (Medical Editor)
Dr Martley is the founding editor of this website. After qualifying in 1984 at
the University of Cape Town, he trained further in family practice in New
Zealand and the United Kingdom, before starting in his own practice in
Auckland, New Zealand. He has a special interest in the internet and how it
will greatly enhance health care by the timely provision of high quality
Dr Geoff Green MBChB, FRACP (Specialist Physician)
Dr Green graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1983. He
worked in sole rural general practice for three years, prior to working in
Auckland and Sydney, and completing his specialist training in care of the
elderly. He has a particular interest in neurological diseases in the elderly,
such as stroke and dementia. He has been involved in research into stroke
disability, treatment of stroke patients at home, and prevention of elder
abuse. He is involved in medical student teaching, the hospital medicines
advisory committee, and is Chairman of the College Self Assessment Programme,
an important part of continuing physician education.
Dr Logan Mclennann MBChB, Dip.Obst, FRNZCGP (Family Doctor)
Dr Mclennann graduated from Otago Medical School 1971. After a postgraduate
course in obstetrics in London, he completed a Fellowship in Family Medicine in
Miami. He works as a family doctor in his own health centre in Wellington, New
Zealand. He has played a big role in the ongoing role of training family
doctors. He has a special interest in the application of computers to the daily
work of doctors and how the ready availability of information can help to
swiftly bring the frontiers of medical knowledge to patients.
Dr Ross Roberts MbChB, FRACS (Surgeon)
Dr Roberts completed his advanced surgical training in New Zealand and South
Africa, after qualifying at the University Of Cape Town in 1983. He is a part
time hospital consultant in Christchurch, New Zealand, and also works in
private practice. He has special interest in anti-reflux surgery, biliary
disorders and hernia surgery, with an emphasis on the minimally invasive
Dr Paula Weadon MBBS, Dip.Obst, (Family Doctor)
Dr Weadon qualified at St Mary's, London in 1985 and completed postgraduate
training in family practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She works in
her own practice in Auckland, New Zealand. She has special clinical interests
in women's health and contraception.
Dr Catherine Cearns MBChB, FRNZCGP (Family Doctor)
Dr Cearns graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992. She completed
postgraduate qualifications in family medicine in New Zealand. Catherine works
in family medical practice in Auckland, New Zealand. She has special interest
in women's and child health, dermatology, and the delivery of health
information to patients. She is actively involved in continuing medical
education and the teaching of medical students.
Dr John Carter MBChB, FRNZCGP (Family Doctor)
Dr Carter graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992 and completed his
training in family medicine in New Zealand. John practices in a family medical
centre in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer associated
with the Department of General Practice at Auckland Medical School, and he has
an interest in palliative medicine.
Natalie Gauld- Pharmacist
Natalie completed her training as a pharmacist in 1988 and since then has had a
variety of experience in community and hospital pharmacy, drug information and
marketing of medicines, working both in New Zealand and the UK. She completed
her Masters Degree in Pharmacy from Otago University, in 1998. She currently
works in her own business in Auckland, New Zealand, specialising in medicines
and health information for consumers and health professionals, including
Dr David Hough - Radiologist
David qualified as a doctor in new-Zealand(Otago-1984).He then specialized in
radiology,completing his studies at McMaster University and The Mayo Clinic. He
has an interest in helping patients understand radiological tests. He currently
works as a staff Radiologist at The Mayo Clinic.
Funding - Family Doctor is funded by private individuals.
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Page last updated 3rd March 2010