MD ( Netherlands) , FRNZCGP, Cert Med Science (mental health).
I graduated in 1987 in the Netherlands and initially gained hospital experience in the UK. Then I spent enjoyable years outside of medicine bringing up four children and dabbling in woodwork as violin maker.
Moving to New Zealand meant retraining medically and this enabled me to join Pukekohe Family Health Care as GP in 2006.
It is the ideal practice for me, being local and with lots of colleagues. Teaching and training opportunities are abundant, which together with playing hockey and enjoying the countryside keeps my life well balanced.