Changes at medical practice

23:12, Dec 11 2012
Kerikeri medical
MEDICAL TEAM: At the Kerikeri practice, from left: Chris Reid, Anita Patel, Ezra Mabidikama, Eloise Caswell and Geoff Dunn.

Doctors Nigel Cane and Claire Russell are leaving Kerikeri Medical Centre in December to further their medical careers in different directions.

After 17 years at Kerikeri Medical Centre, Nigel will be providing rural medical services to the Northland community through Bay of Islands Hospital.

He has been integral in the growth and success of the Kerikeri Medical Centre.

Claire Russell is taking a different road after 11 years at the centre.

She is moving with her family and horses to Cambridge.

A new female doctor will join the practice next year to replace Claire.


Doctors Eloise Caswell and Anita Patel, well-known members of the team, will be providing extra cover over the summer months.

Martin Hadler will be joining the practice in January.

Dr Hadler is moving back to New Zealand from Australia with his wife and family.

He was born in England and grew up in Palmerston North, completing his medical degree at Otago University in 1985.

He is looking forward to being part of the community, while enjoying his passion of running, cycling and the outdoor lifestyle.

Northern News