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Qualifications

MB ChB 1988 Otago; Dip Obst 1992 Otago; FRNZCGP 1998

Profile

Steve was born and received his schooling in Invercargill.

His basic medical degree comes from the University of Otago. He has a post graduate Diploma in obstetrics also from the University of Otago. He is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practice.

He was the deputy chair of Te Ara Kewa Ltd, our former Primary Health organisation. It ceased to function on October 1 2010 and has since been absorbed into Wellsouth PHO.

Currently he is secretary of the Southland Faculty of the Royal NZ College of General Practice

Away from medicine Steve’s interests are his family, home, gardens, travel, digital photography, boating, diving and fishing. He has shares in a 15m launch based at Bluff from which he explores Southern New Zealand.

Gender

Male

Registration Date

24 November 1989

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 Steve Brown is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

82 Elles Road, Georgetown, Invercargill