The Good Medicine Clinic

Who we are 

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 Vicki Macfarlane

I am of Te Arawa descent with a handsome Maori father and a beautiful blonde blue eyed mother and I was  born and bred in Auckland. I am the proud mother of 3 gorgeous grown up sons and one crazy cat.

 

I have been a GP for over 20 years but recently have been working at CADS caring for people with addictions. My heart has always belonged to general practice and the new clinic is an opportunity for me to return to do the work I love with wonderful caring colleagues who I respect and who share the same vision of what good medicine is.

 

My goal is to provide the highest quality medical care with compassion and kindness whilst getting joy and nourishment from my work. 

Registered Nurse Helen Morrison 

Hi, I’m Helen,

I know it’s important to feel safe and respected when accessing health care, because that’s how I like to feel….so I’m excited to be part of a small, but quality team of health professionals, who feel that way too.

 

I have grown children, and a bit of life experience, and I really enjoy being a nurse.

 

You might see me cycling  to work,  and I also like walking, reading, gardening and sewing.

 

Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Helen

Trish Lodge 

Registered Nurse 

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.

Anny Tassiou    Reception/Administrator

 

Hi, I’m Anny from the very small but beautiful Greece. I feel honored and lucky to have been given the opportunity to join this team and help with the administration support. I am passionate  about traveling and volunteering in any humanitarian aid projects while the combination of both leads to a wide experience of different cultures and the appreciation of life and people. Access to an adequate and good primary healthcare should not be a privilege but a right for everyone. The latter seems to be the object  of this clinic and that caught my attention!