Meet the Team

Our General Practice team is made up of skilled professionals bringing quality care to you and your family.

Doctors

Dr Guy Jenner

Dr Guy Jenner

BSc (HONS) Psych, MBChB, Dip Obst, Dip Sports Med, FRNZCGP

Guy enjoys the variety of consultations that occur in general practice - seeing babies through to those in their final years. He considers it’s a pleasure to assist people with their health- both preventative and acute care. He qualified in 1982 as a Registered Medical Practitioner, and has worked in Kelburn since 2003. He is married with three adult children. He enjoys the outdoors- biking, tramping, skiing and sailing.

Dr Ken Greer

Dr Ken Greer

MBChB FRNZCGP DipObs DipOccHealth

Ken has both lived and practiced in the Kelburn and Northland suburbs since he first went into General Practice following postgraduate training at Wellington Hospital. He is a medical practitioner who thoroughly enjoys family medical care having a large family himself, with 6 children and 7 grandchildren. He has a particular interest in the care of older people and in developing improved models of care for them. This has led Ken to accept a role as Primary Care Clinical Advisor to Capital and Coast District Health Board. He continues work as a GP in our new surgery but also spends half his time at Wellington Hospital engaging in work planning support and care for older patients to enable them to maintain their independence at home. He is a keen gardener and keeps fit walking regularly, usually with his wife Pip. His skiing passion has been marred in recent years by recurring fractured rib injuries however this risk has now been mitigated by wearing his daughter in law’s equestrian chest protector.

Dr Penny Clifford

Dr Penny Clifford

MBChB (Otago 1985) Dip Obs FRNZCGP

Penny has worked as a GP for over twenty years at the Kelburn Medical Centre and now Kelburn Northland Medical. Her special interest areas are women’s and children’s health.

Dr Emma Dunning

Dr Emma Dunning

MBChB (Otago 1996) FRNZCGP

Emma is a lifelong Wellingtonian. She has been a GP since 2001 and worked in Porirua and Ngaio before coming to Kelburn in 2014. Emma loves the variety of general practice and the privilege of caring for her patients through all the changes in their lives. She enjoys writing, including a column about general practice for the NZ Doctor magazine, and wrestling with her unruly garden. She is married and has two children whose artwork features on the wall of her consulting room.

Dr Kirsten Crooke

Dr Kirsten Crooke

MBChB FRNZCGP

Kirsten grew up in Wellington and went to medical school at the University of Otago, graduating in 2003. She worked in surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynaecology and radiology before starting her GP training. Kirsten was drawn to general practice as she loves working in the community and the continuity of care. It is important to her that people feel comfortable in a consultation to discuss any issue. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and genders, and has a particular interest in Women's health and genitourinary health (both male and female). She inserts IUDs, Mirenas and contraceptive implants.

Dr Melanie Garrett

Dr Melanie Garrett

MBChB MRNZCGP DRCOG DFFP

Melanie completed her General Practice training in Cheltenham, England, in 2007 before coming to NZ in 2008. She loves the variety that General Practice brings and really enjoys seeing patients of all ages but especially enjoy the over 65s. When not at work she enjoys being a mum to 3 young children, walking and quilting.

Dr Emily Cavana

Dr Emily Cavana

BSc BMBS FRNZCGP

Dr Emily Cavana joined the Northland Village Surgery team in 2011 as a locum GP. She enjoyed working at the practice so when Dr Ken Greer asked her to join permanently she quickly agreed and in 2014 became permanent. She also works at Vibe, Hutt Valley Youth Health Services, and has a special interest in youth health and LGBTQ issues. In her spare time she looks after two lively ginger children and a cat called Barbara. She studied medicine in Adelaide and loves the Australian desert. She also loves desserts of any nationality.

Dr Scotty Newman

Dr Scotty Newman

BSc MBChB MRNZCGP

Scotty grew up in Rotorua, where his parents are working as GP's today. He loved hearing about his parents work, and knew he would be a GP from primary school. He graduated from Otago Medical School in 2012, and now loves the relationships that develop with patients over time, and the way that knowing his patients well allows for excellent care. Scotty enjoys all areas of general practice, and especially loves being part of helping young families thrive. He will be completing further qualifications in Adventure and Wilderness Medicine in 2018, partly to ensure he comes back safely from his many adventures. Scotty is engaged to another lover of the outdoors, and on the weekends they can usually be found (or not) deep in the mountains on their bikes or skis.

Practice Nurses

Helen Devine

Helen Devine - Head Nurse

Helen is a Registered General Nurse and Registered Sick Children's Nurse and started her nursing career in 1994, working as a paediatric nurse in various hospitals in the Manchester area. Her last job in the UK, before she came with her family to New Zealand in 2004, was ward sister of the plastic surgery unit at Booth Hall Children's Hospital in Manchester. Since being in New Zealand Helen has worked on the paediatric ward at Wellington Public Hospital, before moving into general practice nursing. She has been working in Kelburn from 1995, and loving it!

Emma Blunt

Emma Blunt

Emma Blunt qualified in UK as a Registered Nurse from St Thomas' Hospital, London in 1983. Later in London she trained as a Health Visitor and worked in this field specialising in health of the Under 5's and Over 65's in the community. In 1989 she moved to NZ, married a New Zealander, and worked as a Plunket Nurse. Following a break raising a young family, Emma returned to nursing. Keen to remain focussed on health promotion and illness prevention Emma became a Practice Nurse. She has been a happy member of the Kelburn team for almost 10 years.

Maggie Davies

Maggie Davies

Maggie is a registered nurse. Originally from Cheshire, UK, she has worked in Primary Care since 1991. Her special interest area is diabetes but practices nursing across the lifespan. Maggie graduated with Master of Nursing Degree from Massey University in 2017. Her interests outside work are SCUBA diving, running, and dancing.

Reception Team

Janet

Janet

Janet strives for simplicity, she loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. To keep well both physically and mentally she loves biking on trails, paddle boarding with her pug Rodge or having a wine and a laugh with friends.

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