Dr Susan Armstrong
MB ChB 1987 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2001
I've been a GP at the Katikati Medical Centre since 2001, and a Katikati resident for almost 10 years before that; so my 2 children have attended local schools and grown up here in Katikati.
I like the variety of our busy practice, and especially enjoy developing relationships with patients over the years - some of whom I've known for over 20 years now! We have a modern spacious facility and a dedicated hardworking group of staff at the KMC, and it's a pleasure to work with such a great team.
Originally from Auckland, I enjoy living in our small but busy town, and appreciate our beautiful climate, hills and coastline.
Reading, cycling, tennis, skiing (badly), music and cooking keep me occupied when I'm away from work.
3 December 1987
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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.