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Dr Pip Clearwater

General Practitioner


MB ChB 2010 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2017


I grew up in Auckland and went to medical school there, training all over the upper North Island including my final year of medical school in Rotorua. After a year at Timaru hospital, we then moved to Palmerston North for my husband’s job in the Air Force. I did my first year of GP work in the Manawatu, working in Bulls and Feilding. I have completed post graduate diplomas in Women’s Heath (PGDipOMG) and Children’s Health (DCH), and these are special interests of mine. I am trained in the insertion and removal of IUCDs and the Jadelle contraceptive implant, as well as Pipelle endometrial biopsy. I also have a special interest in Older People’s health, and I work regularly at the residential care homes in Wanaka.  I enjoy the wide scope and variety of general practice, and in 2017 I became and elected Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.

We’ve been lucky to live in Wanaka since December 2014, so my husband and I can enjoy the outdoors on our days off – especially canyoning, hiking, and mountain biking. From late 2017 I had some time off with the birth of our daughter, but I’m now back at work.


Female / Wāhine

Registration Date

11 February 2011

Vocationally Registered

Yes (What's this?)

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.

Contact Details

Dr Pip Clearwater is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, 23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka