Dr Richard Boon
MB ChB 2015 Auckland
Born and bred in Auckland I completed my medical training through the University Of Auckland. I then spent 3 years as a junior doctor in Southland covering a range of specialties including General Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Emergency Medicine and Women’s Health. After that I worked as a registrar in Dunedin doing ENT (Ear, nose and throat) where we also did a lot of skin cancer work, particularly on the head and neck.
After this I moved up to the Bay of Plenty with my wife and 2 young daughters and started vocational training in General Practice. I have been working at Katikati Medical Centre since June 2019 where I initially started as a training registrar. Due to my hospital experience I particularly enjoy minor surgical procedure and problems of the ears nose and throat.
6 January 2016
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.