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Dr Belinda Turnbull
Belinda Turnbull was born and educated in Christchurch and studied medicine at the University of Otago. She has been a doctor with the Kaiapoi Medical Centre since 1997 and enjoys family medicine and being a part of the community. Belinda is the mother of 2 school aged children, and one at University and lives in North Canterbury. When not working she enjoys tramping and reading and any spare minutes are spent in the garden.
Dr Marie Jarvis
Marie Jarvis is originally from England, graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She moved to NZ with her family in 1996, has never looked back and loves New Zealand! Marie has been in general practice for 18 years, enjoys the variety and challenge this brings and is a Fellow of the RNZCGP. Outside of work, she keeps fit at the gym and enjoys running - having completed a few half marathons in recent years. Marie also enjoys travelling but also likes relaxing at home with the family and pets just as much.
Dr Steve Pitman
Steve Pitman was born in Rangiora, attended high school in Richmond, Nelson and trained at Otago University. His interests outside medicine include art, fishing, enjoying and conserving the NZ outdoors. Steve has been working at the Kaiapoi Medical Centre for the last 9 years. He enjoys the variety and challenges of family medicine and considers it a privilege to be working in the Kaiapoi Community.
Dr Alex Skingle
Alex was born and raised in Cardiff in Wales before graduating from Southampton University in England. He moved to New Zealand in 2010 and has spent time working in Christchurch Hospital and the West Coast before joining Kaiapoi Medical Centre. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit by tramping and surfing in the summer and playing soccer and skiing in the winter. He enjoys the variety in General Practice and is looking forward to getting to know his patients in the Kaiapoi area.
Dr Kirstie Scanlon
Kirstie Scanlon grew up in the Waikato. She moved to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago, completed an MSc in Pharmacology and then started her medical training. Completing her clinical years at Christchurch Hospital, she moved into a career in General Practice. Kirstie likes the variety of GP, the strong focus on family medicine and is enjoying getting to know the Kaiapoi and wider community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cycling and most sports. She loves being in the outdoors, climbing hills and has a passion for animals.
Dr Justin Fletcher
Justin Fletcher is a Cantabrian with a MBCHB and BMedSci (Hons) from the University of Otago. After several years of working at the Christchurch Public Hospital he made the shift to the Kaiapoi Medical Centre in early 2019. As an advocate of total wellbeing, Justin divides his time between whanau, medicine and outdoor pursuits.
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