It won’t take long to do an online booking
To be able to use our online booking tool, you do have to create an account. You will be transferred to www.connectmed.co.nz (the supplier of this service) and you will be asked to join. Make sure you do have your mobile phone with you when creating an account as the system will text you a code for security reasons. Your name and mobile phone number do have to match the information in our system. If you encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Once you have created your account successfully (you do only have to do this once), you will be able to login and book your appointment with Oamaru Doctors, anywhere, anytime.Click here to make your appointment
Ask for a repeat prescription
To be able to use our online system, you do have to create an account. You will be transferred to www.connectmed.co.nz (the supplier of this service) and you will be asked to join. Make sure you do have your mobile phone with you when creating an account as the system will text you a code for security reasons. Your name and mobile phone number do have to match the information in our system. If you encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Once you have created your account successfully (you will only have to do this once), you can ask for your repeat prescription. However, if you do want it faxed to a local pharmacy, you will have to type in the fax number, the system requires that (Our tip: even if it is the wrong number, your prescriptions will get there safely, we will take care of it).
Here are the fax numbers of the three local pharmacies:
Oamaru Pharmacy, 434 8168
North Otago Dispensary , 434 6280
North End Pharmacy, 437 0561
For your convenience please make use of our direct credit services into our bank account to pay the prescriptions fees. A standard prescription does cost $ 15.00. Same day scripts are $ 20.00. Our bank account is Oamaru Doctors 02-0940-0023851-002. Please use your name as a reference.
Click here to ask for a repeat prescription
Encouraged by our patients’ positive feedback, we have increased our online services. You are now able to access your lab results, drug allergies, medical conditions, long term medications and the status of your immunisations. You will need an account with www.connectmed.co.nz to use these services https://www.connectmed.co.nz/login.aspx. We will also need a special registration form signed and returned to us as this information is strictly personal and confidential. Please click on the link below to access this form. Please download, print, fill out and sign this form and come see us with some photo ID.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Dagmar if you have any questions (email@example.com), mobile +64 275 49 5001
Dr Chris Rohrbach
PRINCIPAL GP - FRNZCGPRead More >
When Chris first came to Oamaru in December 2007, he intended to stay for a year. More than a decade later, he doesn't even spend a thought on going back to Germany. New Zealand, the South Island and Oamaru are close to his heart, and so are his patients. Chris has worked as a GP in Oamaru since he arrived. Having his own medical centre is something he is really excited about. Oamaru Doctors opened its doors on May 1, 2015. His wife Dagmar is thrilled for him: "Chris loves what he is doing and starting his own practice is a dream come true." The couple and their two children live on a lifestyle block just out of town and do enjoy peace and freedom with their horses and their dogs. Horses are Chris's passion and he doesn't give up thinking about competing again, as he did back home in Germany. Chris graduated from Heidelberg University in 1998 and became a German GP fellow in 2002. In 2014 he attained Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Before the family came out to New Zealand Chris was an army doctor, based at the French border and working in trouble spots all over the world. Chris has recently completed the SCCA (Skin Cancer College Australasia) Advanced Certificate in both Minor Surgery and Dermoscopy. In 2018 he was invited to take over the Minor Surgical Clinic at the Oamaru Hospital; Chris enjoys helping local patients to receive appropriate investigation and treatment in a timely manner without having to travel to Dunedin. Chris is looking forward to welcoming you at Oamaru Doctors and invites you to approach him personally if something worries or troubles you with regards to the day-to-day business at Oamaru's newest GP practice.
Dr Matthew Bailey
GP - MBCHB, FRNZCGP, Designated Diving DoctorRead More >
Originally from Australia, Matt graduated from Otago University in 2001 and trained as a GP in Christchurch. He attained Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2009. After that Matt and his family spent a few years in Australia where he worked in an Aboriginal Medical Service and a regular GP practice. The family came back to North Otago to live closer to extended family. Matt and Christina have three children and are happily settled on a lifestyle block out of town. Their Christian beliefs are central to their lives and they attend a local church as a family. Matt’s professional interests are in family medicine and he is also a Designated Diving Doctor, authorised by the Diving Hyperbaric Medicine Service to perform Occupational Diving Medical Examinations. Matt and Chris worked together prior to starting Oamaru Doctors in May 2015.
Dr Adele Pheasant
GP - MBChB, FDRHMNZ, FRNZCGP, PGDipRPHPRead More >
I am a doctor that is passionate about rural medicine, I find it both challenging and rewarding. I have recently completed my Rural Hospital Medicine Fellowship and General Practice Fellowship. I have been working in Westport, for over a year finishing my training. There I truly appreciated what it is to be a rural doctor in a more remote community. I have recently moved to Oamaru and am also working at the local rural hospital. Coming from a rural background I have a strong interest in improving rural health and community.
Dr Liz Ridgeon
GP - MBChB, MRCGPRead More >
Liz is a GP from England, who came to work in Oamaru in December 2018. Liz studied at Leeds University (Yorkshire), and qualified as a GP in Durham in 2017. In her spare time, Liz likes to improve her language skills, studying French and German. Liz enjoys running and yoga and can be seen out running in the early morning. She enjoys going on trips with husband Frank and they plan to explore Otago and South Island.
Dr Petra Kelsey
GP - MDRead More >
Petra moved to Oamaru this spring with her husband Drew and is excited to explore New Zealand and practice in a new medical system. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and then completed her Family Medicine and Community Health Residency training at the University of Wisconsin. She is passionate about women's health, sports medicine, holistic and integrative medicine, and point of care ultrasound. She is trained in medical hypnosis for easing the symptoms of chronic pain and irritable bowel disease. She enjoys biking, badminton, yoga and strumming on her ukulele and looks forward to experiencing the wonders of Aotearoa.
PRACTICE NURSE MANAGERRead More >
Asking her what she enjoys most about being a nurse, Claire's answer comes instantly: "I enjoy the variety of work I do in a day and working with everyone from the very young to the elderly." Claire has been in Primary Health Care for most of her professional life and is passionate about improving health outcomes. She trained in the UK and came to New Zealand with her husband Dave, a Kiwi whom she met overseas. They live in coastal Kakanui. Dave and Claire have four grown-up children.
Primary Health Care has evolved tremendously during Claire's career with more nurse-led interventions promoting improved health outcomes for patients with current health problems or preventing health issues from arising.
But for Claire, the team leader of our nurses, it all still comes down to the joy of meeting people, hearing their stories and helping them.
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Jane moved from Canterbury to Oamaru with her husband and their two children 18 years ago. Jane has been a registered comprehensive nurse for nearly 25 years. Jane and her family own a hill country sheep and beef property in the wonderfully friendly and supportive community of Five Forks. On moving to Oamaru Jane initially worked at Oamaru Public Hospital and then made the change to practice nursing. Jane states becoming a nurse has been a highlight of her life and she loves her career. Jane prides herself daily to do the best she can for whoever she is caring for. Whether this is a baby/child being immunised, a deep wound being redressed or resolving someone's request, result or query, Jane would like to think that she has made it the best experience and outcome it can be. Every individual should feel that they have been well cared for. Outside of work Jane's passions are working with and alongside her husband and children on their sheep and beef property, being involved, helping, watching and encouraging their children with their schooling and many extracurricular activities, being an active part of her children's school and her community and keeping herself fit and active. Jane looks forward to meeting all of Oamaru Doctors current and new patients and to give you the best care possible.
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Janelle was brought up in Gore, Southland. In 2017 she moved to Oamaru to live on a lifestyle block in Totara with her partner, Brad. Together the pair are avid horse lovers. Janelle is a keen eventing and showjumping rider and Brad a Harness Racing Trainer.
Janelle has worked in the Primary Care Sector for four years. Janelle also works as a District Nurse on a casual basis.
In Janelle's spare time she can be found travelling up and down the country with her horses or teaching at private riding lessons.
Jacqui de Ruiter
NURSERead More >
I have been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. During this time I have worked in acute medical and acute surgical areas, but my main focus has been in the care of the elderly, where I worked as Nurse manager of a rest home for 25 years.
I am passionate about providing care that is of a high professional standard, and that is delivered with genuine care and empathy.
I see nursing as a vocation not just a profession.
I am a committed Christian which governs the way I practice. I am keen to learn new skills and am committed to providing care that follows best practice.
PRACTICE MANAGERRead More >
Marie enjoys her role as Practice Manager after having worked for over 15 years as a Medical Receptionist in Oamaru. She enjoys helping people and providing support to staff and doctors.
Marie is married to Allan and has three adult children and 8 grandchildren whom she enjoys spending time with.
In her free time Marie finds pleasure in walking as well as learning the saxophone.
RECEPTIONRead More >
Janice has been back in Oamaru now for five years and is enjoying New Zealand life. Having lived and worked around the world, Janice is happy to be part of an evolving Practice and is enjoying the variety of roles.
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Jan has been working in the health sector for 35 years, with the last 25 years in General Practice. She enjoys the daily interaction with patients and other staff members and keeping up with the ongoing changes in General Practice.
Jan is married to Errol and in her spare time enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
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Heather has lived in Oamaru all her life. She enjoys gardening, reading, music and spending time with her family. Heather has two adult children and is a spending as much time as possible with her first grandchild.