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Dr Rachel Shouler

General Practitioner


MB ChB 1999 Aberd; FRNZCGP 2013


Dr Rachel Shouler joined us as a locum to cover Dr Louisa Barter’s maternity leave. She has enjoyed her time with the friendly Tarawera Medical Centre team so much that she has decided to stay on for longer. Having trained in Aberdeen, Rachel has been in New Zealand since 2001 and completed her GP training in 2009. She had been based in Nelson until taking up some locum opportunities around the country and is really enjoying the BOP with her husband and two young children. Rachel has been extremely popular with patients and has rapidly developed a following of regular patients. Those who have good memories may recognise the name and remember her father, Mr Phil Shouler, who worked as a surgeon at Whakatāne Hospital and did fortnightly Surgical Clinics at the Tarawera Medical Centre.


Female / Wāhine

Registration Date

15 May 2003

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 Rachel Shouler is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

104 Onslow Street, Kawerau