Dr Prasanna Govindaraj
MB BS 2002 Maharashtra; FRNZCGP 2016
Prasanna is from India where she graduated from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. She and her husband came to New Zealand in 2006 where Prasanna began her career in general practice.
In the years since she has worked at medical centres in Hamilton and Wellington.
Prasanna loves the ethnic and cultural diversity of New Zealand and enjoys working with patients of different ages, socio-economic backgrounds and cultural beliefs.
The family moved to Dunedin late in 2017 when Prasanna’s husband took a job as a trainee cardiothoracic surgeon at Dunedin Hospital. Prasanna joined the MHC team in early 2018.
11 September 2009
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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.