Great staff make for a great experience for you and ultimately better health because you get the service and the treatment you need. We have doctors, nurses, a physiotherapist, dietitians and a fantastic admin and support team too.
Jinhee was born in South Korea and moved with her family to Christchurch at a young age. She graduated from medical school at the University of Otago and has experience in a wide variety of specialties including paediatrics, completing a postgraduate Diploma in Child Health during her time working at Christchurch Hospital. Jinhee enjoys the variety of General Practice and being able to work alongside patients throughout their health journey. In her spare time she loves travelling, both within New Zealand and overseas.
Miriam is the managing director of Village Health and has a vast experience in Emergency Medicine and managing businesses. Miriam has a special interest in Urgent Care, Paediatrics (especially teenagers) and Women’s Health. Miriam really encourages all her patients to consider their lifestyle as a strong driver of their health, that is: diet, exercise and sleep and reducing smoking and alcohol. Being a mum herself and married to a youth worker, she really enjoys looking after babies, children and teenagers. You will no doubt see her if you book into an acute clinic and is available for “girlie” concerns if you are not comfortable with your normal doctor.
Nicole spent her early GP career in Christchurch including Lincoln Rd Medical Practice. For the past 10+ years she has worked in Vietnam, Australia (urban, remote and Indigenous health) and Qatar. She has also worked as a volunteer in SE Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is passionate about community and holistic healthcare. Her areas of special interest are Travel Medicine, Urgent Care and really - all fields of family medicine. When not working, she is loving rediscovering NZ nature walks and hanging out with her 4 young grandchildren.
Janine is a very experienced GP who is particular about detail, and works hard to ensure nothing is missed. It is great to walk life’s journey with a wide variety of interesting and wonderful people and navigate the health challenges that arise. When not at Village Health she is working as a clinical editor writing expert GP advice for the Canterbury District Health Board’s online resources.
Beth trained in Manchester, before moving to Christchurch in 2013. Her areas of special interest are woman's and children's health and she has a particular passion for infant feeding and perinatal care. When not at work she can be found juggling the joys of raising two young children, crocheting and playing the piano.
Joan is an experienced GP having worked part time in Christchurch for many years. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a special interest in heart disease. She finds building a relationship with patients and their whanau very rewarding. Joan also has a strong interest in patient education and works as a Clinical Editor for the Healthinfo patient information web site. Outside work interests include walking, reading and watching sport.
Ibrahim has been working as a doctor in the Christchurch area since he graduated from Otago Medical School in 2016. He gained a broad range of experience in hospital-based medicine before starting a family and commencing his community medicine career. He enjoys the variety and continuity of care of family medicine. He has a special clinical and research interest in diabetes and chronic cardiovascular problems. When not at the medical centre, Ibrahim is involved in general practice research and medical student teaching at the Christchurch School of Medicine.
Eve grew up in Christchurch and graduated from University of Otago School of Medicine in 2012. Working for a number of years at Christchurch hospital, Eve transitioned to General Practice after the birth of her twins and has been at Village Health since 2018. Eve enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and is experienced in IUCD/implant insertion and minor surgery. Outside of work, Eve is a busy Mum to 3 children under 5, and enjoys spending time with family exploring Christchurch, travel, and a nice glass of wine.
Isobel graduated from Sheffield University in 2012 and completed GP training in 2017 in the UK. She is enjoying exploring New Zealand and getting outdoors whenever possible. Isobel enjoys most outdoors activities including running, biking, tramping and swimming. Isobel has experience in elderly medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, palliative care and oncology giving her a wide range of experience to use in general practice.
Berny emigrated to New Zealand from the UK in 2013 when her first grandchild was born. Her previous experience in the UK was in Secondary Care where she worked for 17 years in ED, the last 12 of which as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Since emigrating to NZ Berny has worked at the 24 Hour Surgery in Christchurch as the Clinical Nurse Leader and is now very much looking forward to working in Primary Care. Berny is a social person and enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially with her 4 beautiful grandchildren! .
Sabina was born and raised in Canterbury. She studied at Ara Institute of Canterbury and gained a Bachelor of Nursing in 2017. Sabina is interested in health promotion and holistic care. She loves working with people and families from different cultures and backgrounds. In her spare time she enjoys having adventures in the outdoors with family and friends
Born and bred in Tokoroa, a small forestry town in the middle of the North Island, Mary Ann and her husband Tony, moved around the country for years with their six children (all adults now, some with their own children), before settling in Christchurch. Mary Ann enjoys the flat plains of Christchurch as she enjoys cycling and walking and struggling up the odd hill. In her spare time she can be found hanging out with a few of her 15 grandchildren. Mary Ann has worked in general practice for many years, and is enjoying her healthcare assistant role, having transitioned from a number of years on reception.
Born and raised in Malaysia, Chui moved to New Zealand in 2018 to complete her Masters in Dietetics at Otago University. She completed this degree in 2021, and soon after began her position of Healthcare Assistant and Dietitian here at Village Health. Chui is interested in public health nutrition and is excited to be involved in the dietetic care of patients in the general practice setting. When not working Chui likes going out for coffee with friends and going to the gym.
Born in and raised in Christchurch. Rebecca moved to Dunedin in 2017 to study nutrition and gained her Masters in Dietetics at Otago University. Rebecca is working here as a Healthcare Assistant and Dietetic intern. She has an interest in sports nutrition and older person’s health. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys going to the gym, doing jigsaw puzzles, and reading.
Health Improvement Practitioner
Born and raised in Christchurch, Grace has worked as a medical receptionist since 2016 and joined us at the end of 2021 Grace is a sports fanatic, and enjoys watching anything from cricket to league! She is a dedicated Warriors fan (it's our year, this year...) In 2018 Grace brought her first home and spends her spare time doing renovations. Grace is a people person so is looking forward to working with the amazing team and is excited to get to know all the patients.
Originally born and bred in Canada, Alison travelled extensively after completing her BA in Sociology and Political Science. Now residing in NZ for over 15 years, Ali enjoys reading, gardening, her inexperience with home renovations, travelling and walks with her two geriatric blind dogs. With over 20 years experience in the travel and tourism industry, Alison is enjoying her role here at Village Health.
Moving from Southland in 1998 to start work at Lincoln Road Medical Practice has been both rewarding and enjoyable. Karen enjoys the variety of people and work that General Practice brings, being able to assist with patient requests brings her great satisfaction in her work. Karen is from Ngai Tahu decent, and is married to Michael with three adult children. Her interests include the outdoors, camping, spending time with whanau and her wonderful grandchildren.
Georgia was born and raised in Christchurch and completed her schooling at Christchurch Girls High school. Georgia started working in administration in general practice 3 years ago. She enjoys the fast paced nature of general practice, but especially loves the opportunity to meet new people and help out in her community. Georgia is excited to be a part of the Village health team and looks forward to growing in her role. In her spare time she likes to go for walks up the bridle path and online shopping =
Tune Up Physiotherapy
I trained as a physio in Otago in 1983 and went on to complete my Manipulative physiotherapy qualification in 1993. I am a 'McKenzie therapist' which means as part of my practice, I can make mechanical diagnoses and perform manipulative therapy of the back, neck and joints in general. My career commenced working in Wellington in private practice. A highlight being the McKenzie Institute clinics, particularly the live-in rehabilitation centre for people with Low Back Pain. I enjoy the variety of people, conditions and injuries which come to the clinic which allows me to draw on my broad range of experience of 25+ years (you do the Maths). I pay close attention to peoples lifestyle: work, exercise, hobbies, sport, and general activities, and include these in rehabilitation from an injury or condition. In my spare time I love to get out into the outdoors with my family and particularly enjoy skiing and tramping. As part of my fitness regimen, I enjoy also playing tennis and swimming. I moved to Christchurch with my family just in time for the Earthquakes. I have 3 adult children, one of whom is also a physio! To book please call: 03 3388595 or for more into visit: https://www.tuneupphysio.nz/