Our General Practice team is made up of skilled professionals bringing quality care to you and your family.
Dr Rosemary Dodd
MBChB (Otago 1983) Dip Obstetrics (1985) FRNZCGP (1993)
Rose has worked as a GP in Wellington since 1989 and established Peninsula Medical Centre with two other GPs in 1998. She enjoys all aspects of general practice medicine and looks after a wide range of age groups from babies to the elderly.
Rose is involved with teaching 4th year Otago University Medical Students and finds this very rewarding. She has two grown up sons and enjoys the outdoors, skiing and travelling with her family. She believes in informing and giving people the means to maximise their own health care. She has been involved with setting up the Health Care Home project at Peninsula Medical Centre and promoting the Manage My Health patient portal.
Dr Jeffrey Law
MBChB (Otago 1989), FRNZCGP
Jeffrey has worked as a GP more than 20 years, and has been with Peninsula Medical Centre since its inception in 1998.
He enjoys the wide range of work within General Practice and keeps busy in his spare time with his 3 children.
Dr Chitra Karunanidhi
Chitra enjoys the multitude and diversity of health issues presented while being a family Doctor catering to the very young and old families in the community; finding the role to be challenging, rewarding and humbling. Chitra did her undergraduate medical degree in Southern India, migrating to NZ in 1996. She worked in various departments in Auckland and Wellington hospitals, completing GP training and her subsequent post graduate fellowhip from the Royal College of GP’s in 2005. Chitra joined Peninsula Medical Centre as a partner in 2004.
Chitra enjoys all aspects of General Practice, with special interests in Women’s Health and Children.
Chitra lives in the Eastern suburbs with her husband and 3 daughters. During her spare time, you may see her walking around the bays and hills of Miramar and Seatoun.
Dr Ken Looi
BMedSci, MBChB, FRNZCGP
Ken grew up in Wellington and graduated from the University of Otago in 2002. He spent his house officer years in Wellington and the Wairarapa, before heading to rural NSW where he worked as an emergency doctor. He made the move to general practice in 2013, and enjoys getting to know his patients and the broad spectrum of primary care.
Outside of medicine, Ken spends his time road/mountainbiking, running and traveling. He is a competitive unicyclist, holding previous world records and world titles in road racing. He serves as a director of the International Unicycling Federation, and is helping organise the next world championships in Seoul, South Korea in 2018.
Dr Nina Baker
MBChB, BBmedSc, Dip Obs Gyn
Nina grew up in Wellington and graduated from Otago University. After graduating, she has spent time working in the Hawkes Bay, Coffs Harbour, and Christchurch. Whilst in the Hawkes Bay, she completed a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is currently completing her advanced GP training. Her interests in medicine are women’s health, and reproductive/sexual health.
Outside of medicine, Nina enjoys skiing, yoga, cooking, spending time with her husband and travelling the world.
Dr Joanna White
MBChB, MRNZCGP, DCH (Dip of Child Health)
Following graduation from Otago Medical School in 2009, Dr Jo worked in various House Officer roles at Gisborne hospital including paediatrics, where she completed a Diploma in Children’s Health. She started her GP training in Gisborne then travelled to London where she has worked in palliative care and other specialities for the past 2 years. She has recently returned to NZ and settled in Wellington.
Dr Tricia Briscoe
MBChB BHB BSc Dip Obst FRNZCGP
Tricia joined the Medical Centre at the beginning of 2019 after moving to Wellington from Rotorua where she had been a GP for almost 30 years. Before going to med school Tricia was a teacher at Rotorua Boys High School and funnily enough completed her medical training alongside some of her past students.
She has held numerous leadership roles throughout her career including Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association and is currently Chair of the Medical Association’s Ethics Committee.
Tricia was drawn to the medical profession as she loves working with people and relishes the intellectual challenge of a different problem every 15 minutes.
Happily married to her teenage sweetheart, they have two grown-up sons and six grandchildren all living in the Wellington area. In her down-time Tricia enjoys gardening and collecting New Zealand Art.
Dr Elisenda (Eli) Botella Ruiz
MBChB -Specialty Family and Community Medicine
Eli had always wanted to become a doctor and finally her dream came true in 1996 when she completed her Medical degree at the University of Barcelona. After that, she did a postgraduate study in Family and Community Medicine which she finished in 1999.
She has worked as a General Practitioner in Spain, Ireland and then since 2014 in New Zealand. In Barcelona, for years, she was part of the Catalan Society of Family Medicine Dermatology group, helping other GPs to keep updated and to improve their skills.
The experience of living in different cultural backgrounds has enriched her life. She is passionate about her work. She likes to feel that she can help others and be useful for the community she lives in. Eli speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and Basic French.
In her spare time, she and her partner, enjoy outdoor activities and attending cultural events.
Dr Ben Carpenter
Dr Carpenter hails from the foodbasket of Pukekohe, South Auckland. He trained at Otago Medical School in Dunedin for 6 years, then worked in North Shore and Whangarei Hospitals as a junior doctor. He began his training in General Practice in 2010 and has been working as a GP since that time, mostly in Upper Hutt but also in Christchurch for 2 years. He loves the variety that general practice provides and the opportunities to help people every day. Outside of work time he enjoys looking after his young daughter, building projects in the garden, running, and baking cakes.