Dr. Paul Davis
Brought up in Nottingham, I completed my medical training at the University of Sheffield in England. I worked for 3 years to gain my membership of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners'.
In 1994 my wife and I moved to the Kapiti Coast to seek a more rural lifestyle and in 1997 were involved in setting up Coastal Medical Rooms. I then completed my New Zealand General Practice specialist training (FRNZCGP).
My wife and I have two NZ born children that are now young adults.
As a family doctor I value getting to know my patients and their families, often of many generations. I prioritise listening to their health concerns and use my medical knowledge to help them. I try and give each patient the time they need for every problem, this has to be balanced with the needs of others waiting.
I have a particular interest and additional skills in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, to which I dedicate a proportion of my time.
Outside of work I like to spend time around our lifestyle property, with family and with our 2 dogs.
Dr. Rachel Watters
I trained in Dunedin at Otago University graduating in 1986. I did my general practice training programme in Wellington. I lived and worked in Singapore then the UK before returning to New Zealand with two young children in 1999.
I joined Coastal Medical Rooms just prior to its opening in Mazengarb Road and have been there since, watching my own and others' families growing up, leaving and sometimes returning back to Kapiti. I love the longevity of relationships that general practice offers and the privilege of walking beside people in their health journeys.
Dr. Jan Lavery
I graduated from Otago University in 1986 and then two years later completed a diploma in obstetrics. This led to my initial experience in general practice in Cannon's Creek, Porirua for eight years, then on to Lower Hutt, and in 2007 I joined Coastal Medical Rooms.
What draws me to general practice is supporting people's health and wellbeing, with the opportunity to accompany them long term. I have a deep interest in mindfulness and its practical applications for helping patients with stress, insomnia, anxiety etc.
Outside of work I enjoy getting together with my partner Lucy and friends to practise tai chi. There is a fun, less well known side to this ancient art which involves learning how to keep my balance whilst interacting with others!
Dr. Alice Zwart
I studied Medicine at Otago University, graduating in 2005 and becoming a fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs in 2014, after working in both Australia and NZ. I have a particular interest in Womens Health and Family Planning and am also a fellow of the NZ College of Reproductive and Sexual Health. I work part time in General Practice and at a Family Planning Clinic in Porirua.
I enjoy the variety within General Practice work, in both the range of people and types of medicine that you see each day. The continuity of care with families and working with children I particularly enjoy. I am married with 3 young children and enjoy living on the Kapiti Coast and getting outdoors.