Dr Simon Brebner
MB ChB 1989 Otago; FRNZCGP 2002
I am a born and bred Kiwi and have been living in Wanaka since 1995.
Originally a ski field Doctor at Treble Cone, I joined Aspiring Medical Centre in 1998. I gained a Diploma of Sports Medicine in 2000 and I am accredited provider with NZ Academy of Sport. For a number of years I was the Medical Director of the New Zealand’s Winter Olympic Performance Programme, helping to patch up the athletes as quickly as they broke themselves.
As well as this focus on sports and musculo-skeletal medicine, I have trained for specialisation in minor surgery such as vasectomy and more complicated minor procedures.
More recently I have taken on a GP with Special Interest (GPSI) role with ACC where I can refer directly for MRI/ CT without the patient needing to be referred to a Specialist. This is a great help for patients to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment quickly
I combine these interests with my day-to-day general practice.
I enjoy a large number of sports and activities, a good consultation room natter and have some crazy little toys for children to play with.
Male / Tāne
3 December 1990
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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.
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