Dr Iris Theunis
MSc (Medicine) 2014 Erasmus
Dr Theunis finished Medical School at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 2014, after which she worked at the ICU in Venlo for one year and provided a lot of emergency care.
She started her training to become a GP in March 2016 and finished in November 2018 and during those years worked in a big city practice and in a small rural practice. After training she moved to New Zealand with her husband and dog.
Dr Theunis is specialised in Emergency Care, since she completed a one year extracurricular course in 2018, but considers herself as an all round GP.
Dr Theunis joined the team at Paeroa Medical Centre in January 2019 and is available four days a week.
10 March 2020
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.