Our Medical Staff

Dr. Mike Osselton

General Practitioner (Principal) – available for consultations at the following times:
  • Monday        8.30am - 12.30pm 
  • Tuesday        9.00am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday      9.00am -  3.30pm
  • Friday           9.00am - 5.00pm

FRNZCGP, MRCGP, MBChB, DRCOG, FP Cert

Mike graduated in the UK in 1985, qualifying as a GP in 1989, and has worked at St Martins Medical Practice since 2000. He lives locally and loves being part of the St Martins community.  Mike enjoys all aspects of General Practice, especially the variety involved, with no two days being the same. It has been a privilege to help and get to know his patients and their whanau over the years.  He feels it is important to spend time listening to patients’ ideas and concerns, and shared decision-making is vital in good health care.

Mike enjoys being involved in medical education and has found teaching GP registrars particularly rewarding.

When not at work he enjoys singing baritone with The Plainsmen Barbershop singing group and after giving up playing football he tries to keep his ageing body fit by running (he couldn’t quite claim he enjoys that).

Dr. Elizabeth Loudon

Dr Lizzie Loudon is currently on extended leave while she spends some time with her family in Scotland.  She will be returning in January 2021

Dr. Emily Barber

General Practitioner – available for consultations at the following times:
  • Wednesday 1.30pm -   4.30pm
  • Thursday    9.00am - 11.45am
  • Friday         9.00am -  4.00pm

Emily moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2006 after completing her medical training and worked at Christchurch Hospital in various specialities for 4 years. She then completed her GP training and has worked as a GP since 2011. Emily has a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology and a special interest in women's health. She is a diligent, enthusiastic, motivated doctor who enjoys learning about her patients' lives and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Emily is married to a Yorkshire man and has two young boys who keep her busy when not at work! She enjoys mountain biking, triathlons and gardening.

 

 

Dr. Caroline Christie

General Practitioner - available for consultations at the following times:
  •  Monday   9.00am - 5.00pm
  •  Tuesday  1.00pm - 5.00pm
  •  Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Caroline is a senior GP working 3 days a week. She is interested in all aspects of General Practice. She trained at Otago University and has a Diploma in Paediatrics from Auckland University. When not at the practice she is Deputy Chair for Pegasus Health and a Director for BPAC NZ, two organisations that support General Practices. Outside of work she enjoys skiing, painting, gardening and walking the dog. She is married with two teenage children.

 

Dr. William Gordon-Wright

General Practitioner - available for consultations at the following times:
  • Monday         9.00am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday        9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday  9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday      9.00am - 12.30pm
  • Friday           9.00am - 5.00pm

Dr. Mike Tolmay

General Practitioner – available for consultations at the following times:
  • Monday          9.00am - 5.00pm 
  • Tuesday          9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday    10.30am -  6.30pm
  • Thursday        9.00am - 5.00pm

Mike was raised in southern Africa, before moving to Christchurch. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago in 2009. He has worked as a surgical and emergency doctor. He has completed a post-graduate Diploma in Child Health and Certificates in Women’s Health, Rural and Travel Medicine.

Dr. Tonya Sadler

General Practitioner – available for consultations at the following times:
  • Wednesday   1.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Friday           1.30pm - 4.30pm