Dr. Paul Davis
I trained as a general practitioner in the UK, before moving to New Zealand in 1994 with my wife Jenny. In 1999 we became New Zealand citizens.
Our family increased to three in August 2001 with the birth of our daughter; and to four in October 2003 with the birth of our son. Being a father has changed my life, and I have seen what it means to be a parent from a different perspective; it has had a great impact on the way I work.
I enjoy being a family doctor, talking with my patients and getting to know them and their concerns. I share my medical knowledge to help them be healthier, or help them make decisions regarding their health problems.
All this means I try and give each patient the time they need for the problem, as some are simple and some take longer this normally works out okay, but sometimes they all take a bit longer and that means I might run late in seeing you.
I have particular interests in skin problems, skin surgery, youth health and men's health issues.
Outside work I love to spend time with my wife and two children, work around our home and garden or go walking in the great New Zealand outdoors.
Dr. Peter Sherrington
I worked as a GP in England before moving to New Zealand in 2004 with my wife Carmel (who is a nurse) and our three children. Since then I have worked as a locum for the Wellington Independent Practitioners' association and I am now part of the team at Coastal Medical Rooms in a joint practice with Dr Meaburn Staniland (we each cover one half of the week).
I have an interest in travel medicine and have a post graduate qualification in this field from the University of Otago.
I live locally and I am appreciative of the lifestyle and people on the Kapiti coast.
Dr. Meaburn Staniland
I am from England and attended medical school there, gaining the exams and experience for membership of the Royal College of GP's, UK and the Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I moved to New Zealand in 1989 and practiced in Levin for 10 years. I am now a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs and keep up to date by participating in the College Reaccreditation Scheme.
My wife is a teacher and we have two sons in their teens. I enjoy family life, music, reading, cycling, tramping, fishing and sport.
I enjoy the variety of general practice and have added interest in men's and child health, asthma, family planning and surgical procedures.
I job share with Dr Peter Sherrington and on occasion, Dr Travis Wilson may see my patients when I am away. Travis is a semi-retired general practitioner and a local resident. He has had many years GP experience.
Dr. Rachel Watters
I job share with Jan Lavery, having worked for Coastal Medical Rooms since returning home to New Zealand after ten years away.
I have been working in General Practice since 1987 both in New Zealand, Singapore and England.
I have a family, and am always aware of the demands of balancing family, work and personal needs. I try to keep fit and amongst other interests, I am a keen gardener.
Dr. Jan Lavery
Since 1990 I have worked as a General Practitioner in Porirua and Lower Hutt. Recently I joined Coastal Medical Rooms and job share with Dr Rachel Watters.
I enjoy exploring with patients the physical as well as lifestyle and emotional factors which impact upon health.
Having some basic herbal medicine training and being open to complementary healthcare, I like helping people who wish to combine different modalities.
My partner Lucy and I are both dedicated meditators and love spending time in nature.
Dr. Malcolm Dyer
I arrived in New Zealand in June 2007 along with Sarah my wife and our four young children. We had been here on holiday in 2003 and had been keen to return so when I saw an advert for the post at CMR I was quick to reply.
We are now settled and are enjoying many outdoor activities along with our lifestyle block as well as being involved with King's Church, Wellington.
I have been a GP in the UK since 2000 and was also involved in training new GPs, something that I would like to be involved with again in the future.