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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?)

A "Vocationally Registered" doctor has qualifications and experience that allow them to be registered as a specialist in a particular scope of practice e.g. General Practice, Urgent Care. These doctors can work independently in New Zealand.

To learn more about different scopes of practice and types of registration visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website.

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