We have three experienced GPs who have all been living and practising in Christchurch for the last twenty years. We work cooperatively together to manage the health of our whole practice population. For patients, this means you are not limited to seeing only one GP all of the time, but can choose who you would like to see, or simply take the next available appointment. We think this provides the maximum choice for our patients.
Dr Angus Binnie
I am a born and raised Christchurch GP. I grew up in Marshlands and attended Shirley Boys High. After completing my medical degree I traveled in the Northern Hemisphere prior to settling in the UK for several years, during which time I completed my GP training, gaining my MRCGP. After returning to Christchurch, I have also become a member of the NZRCGP.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice, I am especially interested in using advancing technology to manage patients health more efficiently and better.
Works: MON 8.00am-5.30pm, TUES 1.00pm-7.30pm, THUR & FRI 8.00am-5.30pm
Dr Nick Jacob
Hi, I’m Dr Nick Jacob. I’ve been a GP in Christchurch for the last 18+ years. I feel privileged to be looking after the health of four generations of some families, and look forward to continuing their care.
Before practising as a GP I enjoyed a 2 year stint at an emergency department in Melbourne (Western Hospital, Footscray) where the frenetic pace was matched with all sorts of injuries and medical presentations. I have a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, completed at Dunedin Hospital. I quite like looking after little “bubbas” so knowing that I would move into general practice eventually, I chose to focus on working in the paediatric ward in Dunedin Hospital for several months after my formal training. This has been invaluable to me. It has also impressed upon me the importance of vaccination and I stress this with my patients.
I think everyone needs to feel heard when they see their doctor, and I try to make sure that my patients know that I’m really listening. I’m also time efficient, I like to explain things well, and as much as possible be on time. And like my colleagues, I see General Practice as an area of continuing professional development where I can keep apprised of new information and best practice for the benefit of my patients.
Works: TUES 8.00am-3.00pm, WEDS, THUR & FRI 8.00am-5.30pm
Dr Kirsty Russell
I am from the UK and trained in Oxford, completing my MRCGP training in Surrey in 2000, and my RNCGP training in Christchurch. I have lived and worked in Christchurch since 2002, and I enjoy all aspects of General practice, but I particularly love looking after families and children, and older persons health. In recent years I have enjoyed teaching trainee GP registrars and worked closely with physiotherapists in a musculoskeletal clinic. I have 3 lovely daughters, that keep me busy away from work, and I am interested in fitness and nutrition and I regularly attend the gym.