Doctors

Dr. David Finlay

Dr. David Finlay

GP

MBChB FRNZCGP Dip Obst DIH DCH

Local lad who discovered the “Good Life” tending his acres, wife, and four children.%% Other interests include motorcycle restoration, playing guitar, and astronomy.
Family doctor with a special interest in industrial health and diabetes.

Dr. Denis Dumaine

Dr. Denis Dumaine

GP

MD (Paris) Dip Occ Med, Dip Nucl Med, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago

Denis migrated from Paris, France in mid-2010. He settled in Lincoln and love the community!

Denis genuinely cares about his patients. He tries to listen to all their symptoms in a manner both warm and professional to make his patients feel comfortable.
He enjoys all aspects of medicine especially skin cancer detection with full skin check and dermoscopy (30mn appointment), minor surgeries, intra-articular joint injections. Denis also puts a special emphasis on men’s health and taking care of children.

(Denis is happy to see patients from 7:30am if necessary.) 

Dr. Jenny Lawrenson

Dr. Jenny Lawrenson

Doctor

MBChB, BSc, PGcertEM, PGcertWomHealth, FRNZCGP

Jenny is originally from England where she completed both her degrees in Pharmacology and Medicine. She moved to Christchurch in 2011 and has loved every minute since. Initially, she worked in the Public Hospital across a range of specialities including paediatrics, women’s health, and emergency medicine before undertaking her GP training in 2014. Christchurch has allowed Jenny to indulge many of her sporting interests which currently involve training for a half iron man. Otherwise, Jenny can be found attempting DIY and working on her house.
General practice has always been her passion, allowing her to work across all areas of medicine and have follow-up and continuity with patients. Not currently enrolling new patients.

(Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday all day and Wednesday afternoons.)

Dr. Zita Descalzo

Dr. Zita Descalzo

GP

MD, DCH, FRNZCGP

With over ten years of experience working as a GP in Christchurch, Zita has worked at the Christchurch Public Hospital in General Medicine, General surgery, Paediatrics, Orthpaedics, and Plastic Surgery.

(Available Thursdays and Fridays.)

George York

George York

Nurse Practitioner / Matanga Tapuhi

Originally from the UK, George migrated to Christchurch 16 years ago, and enjoys the Kiwi lifestyle with her husband and teenage children. George qualified as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department here in Christchurch in 2020, after 25 years of nursing. Her nursing career has mostly been in emergency care, and she has also worked at the Pegasus 24hr Surgery. George is moving to primary care as she would like to provide continuing care to patients, helping them to manage their long-term health, and stay well.

Jo Talarico

Jo Talarico

Nurse Practioner

Jo has worked as a nurse practitioner since 2014. She fully qualified to investigate and prescribe for the patients she sees. She has a particular interest in emergency and children’s health. On the weekends she works rurally as PRIME and is solely responsible for covering areas such as Twizel, Akaroa and North Canterbury. She also has various advisory roles for Canterbury Care Network and Pegasus Health.

Dr. Sau Kai Lee

Dr. Sau Kai Lee

Doctor

Sau is originally from Malaysia, but has called New Zealand home since 1998. After graduating from Otago University, he moved to Christchurch and worked at the Christchurch public hospital for over 10 years before becoming a GP. Sau enjoys all aspects of general practice, and outside of work he enjoys travelling and reading.

Dr. Oana Johnson

Dr. Oana Johnson

Doctor

MD, Dip, OMG, FRNZCGP

Born and educated in Romania, armed with a MD qualification and lifelong passion to help people, Oana embarked into Emergency Medicine Specialty after her initial year as a house officer. After a few years in the biggest Emergency Hosputal in Romania and additional work for the first private ambulance in the country Oana decided to follow a childhood dream of experiencing another culture by emigrating to New Zealand.
After some years in the Christchurch Public Hospital, Oana was attracted by the General Practice specialty with the possibility of a more balanced life/work lifestyle, varied pathology, and long term relationship with patients. Oana has a particular interest in minor skin surgery and gynecology. In her free time she enjoys gardening, traveling, skiing, motorcycling, and crafting.

Dr. Catherine Smart

Dr. Catherine Smart

Doctor

MBChB, DipObsGyn, FRNZCGP

Catherine was born and raised in Christchurch. She has a passion for women’s health and has completed the Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gyneacology. She enjoys helping women through all stages of their life, including period problems, early pregnancy, menopause, and everything in between. Catherine can do a range of procedures including luCD/minera insertion or removal, pipelle biopsies, and minor surgeries.