Doctors profiles

Dr Tony Jackson

MBChB (Otago 1994), FRNZCGP

I graduated from Otago University School of Medicine in 1994 and have been working in General Practice since 1999. I have been at Newlands since 2003.

I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, and have special interests in improving health outcomes for all of our patients, reducing inequalities, and skin cancers.

I also teach Medical students and GP registrars.

Usual days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with an evening Clinic on Wednesdays.

Dr Anna Davison

I graduated from Otago University School of Medicine in 1993.  I then completed postgraduate qualifications in paediatrics (1996) and in obstetrics and gynaecology (1998).  I have worked in general practice since 1999, and am a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.  I started working at Newlands Medical Centre in 2006 and really enjoy this great practice.  I am interested in all aspects of family medicine, especially asthma management, child health, and gynaecology.

Usual days: Thursday and Friday

Dr Anne O’Connor

I grew up on the West Coast of the South Island.

I graduated in Medicine from Otago University in 1992.  I trained in General Practice in both New Zealand and the UK before returning to start work at Petone Union Health for 17 years.

I am a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.  I have been working as a locum for the last year and enjoyed my time at Newlands with its great organisation and team, so am very happy to be starting a permanent role here.

I am a generalist but have an interest in Chronic Disease management, reducing inequalities and palliative care.

Usual days: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Caitlyn O’Fallon

I am a Wellington local, born and raised up the road in Ngaio. I studied medicine at the University of Otago, graduating with an MBChB and a Diploma in Child Health. After a few years of studying in Dunedin and working in Christchurch, I am enjoying being back in my Tūrangawaewae and getting to know the Newlands community. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, and particularly like working with young people and their families, mental health, and women’s health.

Usual days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Duncan Baird

MBChB (Otago 1994), FRNZCGP

I graduated from Otago University School of Medicine in 1994 and have been working in General Practice since 2000. In recent years, I have been working in Outback Australia, returning to Wellington in November 2017.

Within General Practice, I have special interests in psychological health, youth health and skin cancers.

Usual days: Monday,  Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Elton Nguy

MBChB Otago 2013, PGCertWHlth

I graduated from Otago University in 2013 while at Christchurch Hospital.  I moved to Wellington in 2015 to be with family and to get further work experience.  Prior to starting in General Practice in 2017 I had spent 18 months doing Emergency Medicine and 12 months in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  I consider myself a generalist but have particular interests in women’s health (which I have completed post-graduate study for) and minor procedures.

Usual days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (with an evening clinic on Tuesdays).

Dr Helen Pratt

I graduated from Otago University School of Medicine.  I have a postgraduate qualification in Child Health and have become a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practice.  I have worked at Newlands Medical Centre since 2005.  My particular interest is child health / paediatrics.

Usual days: Tuesday to Friday

Dr Julia Hudson
MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRNZCGP

Originally from shaky Christchurch, I moved to Wellington in 2004 to finish my medical training. On graduating I worked initially in Wellington, and then in Sydney for two years. I completed my Diploma in Child Health before embarking on the GP training course in 2011. I am a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

When not working I love getting outdoors to hike, cycle and swim.

Usual days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, plus Friday morning (with evening appointments available on alternate Tuesdays)

Dr Lauren Wills (she / her)
MMChB Dip Paeds BSC(comp sci)

Since graduating from Otago in 2003 I have lived in Wellington, first working at Wellington Hospital, then at various others around the country. I started my General Practice training in 2008 and will continue working towards Fellowship once my children are older. I really enjoy the variety of people that I meet while working in General Practice.

Usual days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Dr Madeline Gee (she/her)

Ko Maunga Piko te maunga

Ko Karatia a Waitiki te awa

Ko Kurahaupō te waka

Ko Ngāti Kuri tōku iwi

Ko Pohotiare tōku hapu

Ko Te Hiku o Te Ika tōku marae

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau

Ko Madeline Gee tōku ingoa

Kia ora, I graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2012.  I continued to live and work in Auckland Hospitals until I saw the light and, after a period of time off travelling, moved to Wellington in 2016 where I enrolled in the GP training programme and never looked back! I have a particular interest in Māori health, LGBTQI health and youth health but really love the different challenges faced in general practice and would be happy to see all varieties of patients.  I am a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.

Usual days:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with an evening clinic on Tuesdays

It is with much pleasure that I return to Newlands Medical Centre on a Monday afternoon.

I graduated from Otago Medical School in 1995 .

I look forward to providing General Practice consultations for you.

Usual day:  Monday afternoons

Admin & nursing profiles

Practice Manager

Wendy Slight joined Newlands Medical Centre in 2010 as our Practice Manager.

Wendy has overall responsibility for the management and administration of our practice, and came to us with over nine years practice management experience.

Wendy is an active member of the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of NZ (PMAANZ) and a past national Board member.  She is also a Fellow of the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM).

If you have feedback on any aspect of our practice please contact Wendy on 478-9858 or email manager@newlandsmedical.co.nz

Practice Nurses

Our highly experienced nurses are an integral part of the practice team and provide a range of primary health services to people with acute and / or long term health conditions.  They work alongside medical, reception, and administration staff to provide caring family / whanau focused services.

Primary Care Assistants

Our team of Primary Care Assistants support our practice team.  In addition to assisting on reception, they have a responsibility for a number of tasks that our nurses used to do, eg contacting patients for some recalls; chasing up letters and results from hospital clinics; ordering supplies; restocking of rooms; linen management; giving smoking brief advice to patients; sending out welcome packs to new patients and mums of new babies; and going through the new patient questionnaire with new patients.  The role is evolving and they are an integral part of our practice team.

Receptionists & Admin

Our receptionists and administrators are the ones who answer your phone calls and they are the first people you see when you visit our medical centre.  Our team pride themselves on being there to help – whether it is finding an appointment time for you; updating your details; or providing valuable support to the rest of the practice team.