Our Staff

Doctors

Catherine McArthur

Born: Rotherham, North Canterbury.

Graduated: 1979, Otago Medical School.

Special interests: Gynaecology, Palliative Care.

Greatest achievement: My four children and six grandchildren.

I relax by: Walking and reading.

Top of bucket list: Helicopter over Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Most rewarding thing about working in Healthcare is: The relationships with many special people.

Days of work: Thurs/Fri

Johnathan Todd
Born: Leicestershire England

Graduated: 2011 Southampton University

Special interests: General medicine

Greatest achievement: Spending a year working in a South African Emergency Department

I relax by: Mountain biking, running and listening to music

Top of bucket list: To visit Nepal

Most rewarding thing about working in Healthcare: Helping people to understand their health problems and how we can address them together

Days of work: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs

 Mary Warren  

Born: Timaru NZ

Graduated: 2000 Otago University

Special interests: Child and family health

I relax by: Spending time with family and friends, getting outdoors, reading

Most rewarding thing about working in Healthcare: Getting to know my patients and supporting them through health and illness

Days of work: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri

Sam Fussey

Sam was brought up in Oxford and after several moves around the South Island he has found himself settled back home in Canterbury. He is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs and holds a postgraduate Diploma of General Practice. He enjoys all aspects of being a GP with interests in rural health and minor surgery. He is also well known for his novelty ties, good luck spotting him in the same one twice.

Days of work: Wed/Thurs

Tom Moore

Tom is a Selwyn local who graduated from the University of Otago in 2016.  His special interests are children’s health and musculoskeletal medicine.  In his spare time Tom enjoys tennis, mountain biking and running.

Days of work: Mon/Tues/Fri

Phil Schroeder  

Graduated: 1986 Otago University.

Special interests: Photography especially of the NZ landscape.

I relax by: Being out in that landscape, on my mountain bike, walking the dogs and maintaining a small farmlet.

Greatest Achievements: Bringing up and being involved in a wonderful family; coordinating primary health services in Canterbury over the past decade, plus with the swine flu pandemic, Canterbury earthquakes and culminating in the Covid pandemic.

Top of bucket list: Get back to the Northern hemisphere photographing in the Mediterranean and Scotland.

Most rewarding thing about working in Healthcare: Establishing an ongoing and enduring role with patients to walk their health journey with them.

Days of work: Mon – Thurs

 

Mikaela Tyrrell (Nurse Prescriber)

Graduated: 2018 – Bachelor of Nursing, 2021 – Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing, 2023 – Registered Nurse Prescribing.

Special interests: Women’s health, Paediatrics, Sexual health.

I relax by: Crocheting, taking my dog out & spending time with friends and family.

Greatest achievements: Completing my Registered Nurse Prescribing Practicum to become a RN Prescriber & getting married earlier this year. 

Most rewarding thing about working in healthcare: The most rewarding aspect of working in healthcare is the opportunity to build lasting relationships with patients and actively contribute to their continued wellness in the community.

Hours of work: Mon-Fri

 

For further information on the role of a Registered Nurse
Prescriber, please see the article from the Ministry of Health below:

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/nursing/developments-nursing/registered-nurse-prescribing

Charlotte Sullivan (Nurse Prescriber)

Born: Christchurch NZ

Graduated:  2017, Bachelor of Nursing, Ara Institute of Canterbury. 2022, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences, RN Prescribing, Otago University 

I relax by: spending time with my family, friends, and my golden retriever. I also like to spend time on the West Coast and Little Akaloa in Banks Peninsula.

Top of bucket list: to visit Japan.

Greatest Achievement: completing my nurse prescribing studies. General Practice/community health has always been my passion and I’m proud to be able to do more to support healthcare in our community since completing these studies.

Days of work: Mon – Fri

We have created the Nurse Prescriber Team to assist with the
growing demands of our medical centre and to give our patients the best quality
of care and consistency in appointments going forward.

Nurse Prescribers are able to treat patients in much the
same way as doctors can, with the ability to prescribe medications. The team
will have oversight directly with the clinical director, Dr Philip
Schroeder. 

 

For further information on the role of a Registered Nurse
Prescriber, please see the article from the Ministry of Health below:

 

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/nursing/developments-nursing/registered-nurse-prescribing

 

Nurses

Anila, Christine, Jane, Jo, Julie, Karen, Katie, Megan, Rose

 
Practice Manager

Phil Batchelor

 

 

Healthcare Assistants

Jana and Amber

 
Receptionists

Kim, Amber, Carolyn, Letetia, Lois, Lorna, Tricia, Deborah, Emma and Melissa