Dr. David Finlay
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
MD (Paris) Dip Occ Med, Dip Nucl Med, Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago
With his wife and two daughters, Denis migrated from Paris, France in mid-2010. They settled in Lincoln and love the community!
Denis enjoy outdoor sports, spending time with his family and friends, and taking long walks followed by french meals. He enjoys all aspects of medicine with a special interest in the elderly and children, and minor surgeries.
(Denis is happy to see patients from 7:30am if necessary.)
Dr. Sharmalene Silva
Sharmalene is of Sri Lankan origin. She has studied Medicine in the U.K. and arrived in New Zealand in 2009. Recently, Sharmalene tied the knot and is enjoying married life. She is interested in all areas of general practice with a special interest in Psychiatry. In her spare time, Sharmalene enjoys singing and hopes to find a choir here in Christchurch.
(Available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.)
Dr. Zita Descalzo
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.)
Dr. Lauren Antley
MBChB PG Dip OMG
Lauren is from a small coastal town in Wales. She graduated from Bristol University in 2009 and since then has never looked back. Lauren has enjoyed 6 years of hospital medicine both in the UK and in NZ before coming to work in a General Practice. She greatly enjoys working with the community and has a special interest in women’s health, sexual health, and child health. She also works as a MEDSAC doctor whereby she works alongside the Police looking after victims of sexual assault.
In her spare time, you will find Lauren at one of the multiple surf breaks around Canterbury. She is also cultivating an interest in gardening and always welcomes any advice on getting a good crop of tomatoes.
(Available Monday afternoons, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.)
Dr. Sau Kai Lee
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. Jenny Lawrenson
MBChB BSc PGcertEM PGcertWomHealth
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.
(Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday all day and Wednesday afternoons.)
Dr. Oana Johnson
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.
MBChB Dip Paeds
Jin was born in Korea but grew up in Auckland, graduating from medical school in 2006. She worked in many hospitals across the country before completing a Diploma in Paediatrics, then worked in the Emergency Department for several years. She has just returned from living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland for 6 years with her husband and has her hands full with 2 young children. When not at work or entertaining her kids she enjoys running the streets of Christchurch and harbours dreams of owning a lifestyle block with chickens.
Jessie was born in Fiji, and grew up partly in Malaysia and Dunedin. General Practice has always been a passion of hers and she feels privileged to get to know people and be involved with their health through her work. Outside of work, Jessie enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog. To unwind, she enjoys working out at the gym, practicing yoga and baking.