Dr Penny Mitchell
MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRNZCGP 1999
Health, to me, is a fine balance of physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects, and my role as a GP is to work within a patient focused multidisciplinary team to help achieve and maintain this equilibrium.
My philosophy is gleaned from over 25 yr experience in general practice, working as a practice owner in Dunedin, as a medical officer at the Otago Community Hospice and locuming in both urban & rural settings around NZ, West Africa and Papua New Guinea. I enjoy the continuity of general practice, getting to know patients, and following problems through to resolution.
I have a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and preventative medicine, and try to lead by example, participating in a variety of outdoor sporting activities, gardening and working on our land.
Female / Wāhine
23 December 1993
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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.