The Good Medicine Clinic
Dr Fiona Gordon
Fiona loves her job and thinks of it as a joy and a privilege. She enjoys seeing a huge variety of patients of all ages, cultures, genders and sexualities. She tries to approach each consultation with kindness, non judgement and an open mind, but accepts that she is totally fallible. Appreciates laughter in the consultation room, but also accepting of a good cry as life can be ridiculously tough sometimes.
Believes in vegetables and regular exercise. Endlessly tries to convince people cabbage and a walk round the block are almost always more valuable than medication.
Enjoys swapping reading and music recommendations with patients. Loves a good story.
In non medical time has a daily yoga practice to stay sane.
Frightens Westie patients by appearing in her speedos several times a week at Westwave.
Trying to learn Icelandic (NB: would love an Icelandic speaking patient).
Always grateful for the seemingly endless love of her man and her dog...especially the dog.
Dr Frances Moon
Frances is delighted to be part of the wonderful team at The Good Medicine Clinic.
Auckland born & trained and a Fellow of the College of GPs, she values working together with patients towards goals and an evidence-based approach to medicine. She loves seeing patients from all backgrounds, and as a proud mum of three, she particularly enjoys seeing our littlest patients.
She has special interests and postgraduate qualifications in Travel Medicine and Clinical Education, and has worked at a specialist travel clinic for the last 8 years and is an approved Yellow Fever vaccinator. She has also enjoyed her various roles tutoring undergraduate medical students at the University of Auckland.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, tramping, baking, eating baking, and travel adventures with her husband and young children.
I am very happy to have joined this unique and special clinic where the focus on offering quality care and support, and also importantly, the time in which to do this.
It is wonderful to be working with Fiona and Trish again, after being overseas for a good few years where I was working as a practice nurse in London.
In my spare time, I dabble in yoga, piano, beach walks and a spot of gardening (mainly weeding!)
With many years working as a nurse alongside Dr Fiona Gordon and previously Dr Vicki Macfarlane, it is a real pleasure to be working together again as a team. With another nurse and a receptionist with a similar desire to help and provide medicine with humanity, we aim for the personal, individualized approach.
I'm so happy to part of this small, friendly team of wonderful people. I seem to keep leaving and then returning in an endless cycle, but I'm always happy to come back to work with all the lovely staff and patients .
When I'm not at the clinic you'll find me home on the farm in Kaiwaka surrounded by dogs, sheep, horses and one strange looking cat!