Dr Gareth Keat
MB ChB 2011 Otago
I have arrived at East Otago Health from the dizzying heights of Dunedin Hospital where I have worked since graduating from Otago Medical School in 2011.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland a long time ago, the last 4 years has been spent working in the various medical specialties of the hospital as Registrar, essentially covering everything … and in the process gaining good knowledge across the board.
Although I had once planned on specialising in Cardiology, I can sincerely say that the short time spent thus far at East Otago Health has opened my eyes to the joy of General Practice. More than anything I want to help you achieve wellness by ensuring that what I know you know too, in an interaction that's as much friend as it is physician.
Outside of medicine I'm a complicated chap with many interests; descending rapidly down hills on two wheels, defying death sliding down snow covered mountains and near drowning in the washing machine of Otago's surf. I live in a tree house located in some bush on Dunedin's peninsula with a wonderful partner, a mental cat, a plethora of native birds and some amazing friends. I have 4 children aged from 3 to 10, both girls and boys so believe me, I know how you feel!!!
I look forward to seeing you, even though you'd probably rather not need to!
12 December 2012
The term "vocational registration" indicates that this doctor has done some additional years of further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In addition to these examinations she/he has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up to date with the advances in general practice. His/her participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on this doctor the status of "specialist" in general practice, and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.
Doctors who are not vocationally registered can currently work in general practice as long as they are under the supervision of a vocationally registered general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand would like all doctors who work in general practice to attain vocational registration and many doctors who are not vocationally registered are currently working towards achieving this qualification.
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