Cynthia Vincent

Dr

Cynthia is from The Netherlands and moved to New Zealand with her family in November 2016. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam, she completed her training in Tropical Medicine and worked together with her husband in South Africa for several years. After working in Africa she completed her GP training also in Amsterdam. Cynthia enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine, with a special interest in minor surgery and women's health. 

She likes to travel, explore the outdoors and get to know different cultures. This and lots of sunshine brought her to Whakatane.

Michele Hunt

Dr

Michele is originally from the U.K. where she graduated from Manchester University in 1988.   Michele worked for 6 months as a junior doctor at Gisborne Hospital and knew then that she would return to live in beautiful New Zealand.  After completing GP training in the UK she moved with her family to Whakatane and has worked at Kopeopeo Health Centre since 2007 where she enjoys all aspects of family medicine.

Helen McDougall

Dr

Helen is from the UK, where she met and married Allan when a junior Doctor, after graduating from Sheffield University. A working holiday of 2 years in Invercargill and Hawkes Bay made Helen and Allan head back to NZ in 1987 to become GP’s in Whakatane. 

Interests in medicine are in Womens and family health and chronic conditions.  Helen also works at the High School Clinics and Sexual Health at the Hospital.  

Helen can be seen regularly biking to and from work or swimming.  She enjoys keeping fit and being outdoors when not at work.

Allan McDougall

Dr

Allan grew up in Scotland, but developed a love of sunshine and warmth, so came to New Zealand in 1987. 

He is a scholar of Christ’s College Cambridge and Magdalon College, Oxford.  He is a designated Diving Examiner for OSH, does Impairment Assessment work for ACC, but mainly enjoys the variety of General Practice in all its many aspects.   Allan also works for Whakatohea Maori Trust Board in Opotiki.

He has travelled extensively and feels passion for environmental issues. 

Astrid de Jong

Dr

Astrid is a Dutch GP who immigrated with her family just 2.5 years ago in February 2014, straight to Whakatane. At the University of Utrecht she graduated in 2006 and after that worked as a Doctor mainly in paediatrics, before she started her postgraduate study also in Utrecht. Hence her interest in children, in family practice. 

 

Besides working as a GP, Astrid enjoys being active, doing adventure races, going for a walk and mountain biking. 

Carl Jacobsen

Dr

Carl graduated from Otago in 1976.  He has been a GP in Whakatane since 1982.  Special interests include minor surgery, dermoscopy (diagnosis of skin lesions) and teaching of final year Medical Students. 

He swims regularly for fitness and plays golf whenever possible.