Meet the Team

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

Doctors

Dr Aine McCoy

GP Associate

MBChB, BAO, DRCOG, MRCGP, MRNZCGP, FRNZCGP

Aine trained in Belfast, Northern Ireland, graduating in 1975. She has worked as a GP in Miramar since 1982, and was a founding partner when Peninsula Medical Centre was established in 1998. Aine has always loved the variety of work that general practice offers and enjoys being part of a team that provides medical care for all ages. She speaks French too.

Aine was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2009, and was President of the New Zealand Medical Association for two terms from 2010 – 2012.

In her spare time, Aine is a keen member of Miramar Golf Club and enjoys nights at the theatre.

Dr Rosemary Dodd

GP Partner

MBChB (Otago 1983) Dip Obst FRNZCGP

Rose has worked as a GP in Miramar since 1989 and then started at Peninsula Medical Centre in 1998 with Dr McCoy and Dr Law.

She enjoys the varity of medical work that General Practice offers. She sees patients from all age groups and looks after several three and four generation families which she finds very rewarding. Rose has a special interest in minor surgery.

Dr Jeffrey Law

GP Partner

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

GP Partner

MBBS., FRNZCGP

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

GP Partner

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

GP Associate

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

GP Associate

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 Nicki Pointing

GP Associate

MBChB, MRNZCGP, BHealSc (Dental)

Following graduation from Otago Medical School in 2012, Dr Nicki worked in various House Officer roles . She started her GP training in Wellington working in various GP Practices. Following a locum stint at Peninsula Medical Centre she has become an Associate.

Mother of 2, her interests are enjoying time with her family and getting out for walks to explore Wellington.

Management Team

Vicki Prebble

Practice Manager

Vicki joined Peninsula Medical Centre in September 2015. She grew up in Canterbury then trained as an Occupational Therapist working in New Zealand and the UK primarily within mental health services. She has extensive management and business experience so is bringing this all together in her role as Practice Manager here at Peninsula Medical Centre.

In between juggling work and family commitments Vicki enjoys walking, cycling and especially creative pursuits currently dabbling in re-upholstery.

Harriet Fitzpatrick

Nurse Manager

Harriet joined Peninsula Medical Centre as Nurse Manager in mid 2013. Having trained in Dublin and Wales, she spent several years expanding her nursing skills and working in management roles. She has lived and worked in the UK, Central Africa and Australia, before settling in NZ, where she has worked in primary care services, in both rural and urban practices. Amongst her leisure activities, Harriet enjoys bush walking, gardening, golf and travel.




Reception Team

Our reception team includes pictured Katrina and Katie. Not pictured: Glenys, Suzanne, Jordan and Maggie.

Nursing Team

Our Nursing team includes pictured Leigh Struthers, Harriet Fitzpatrick (Nurse Manager), Jo Peace, Olga Barlow, Kate Reeve and Alana Hughes. Absent: Sue Harper.

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