Former Opunake GP's medical registration revoked

Last updated 05:00 12/08/2014

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A former Opunake Medical Centre GP is unable to work as a doctor in New Zealand after his medical registration was revoked.

The Taranaki Daily News was informed by the Medical Council of New Zealand yesterday that Dr Mitchell Dean Feller no longer has a practising certificate and is therefore unable to practise.

The council's spokesman was unable to answer any other questions citing privacy concerns.

However, the paper believes Dr Feller was from the United States and under contract with international agency Global Medical.

A message left on Global Medical's New Zealand after hours telephone was not returned yesterday.

The office closes at 1pm.

Dr Brent Anderson, of Oakura, who runs the medical centre where Dr Feller has been working since March, said on Sunday the issue was nothing to do with him but between Feller and the international agency that recruited him.

The paper has been unable to contact Feller.

According to the earlier registration on the Medical Council's website, Feller qualified in Pennsylvania as a doctor of medicine in 1977.

His practising certificate was from June 1 this year to March 13 next year.

He was permitted to practise medicine at Oakura Medical Centre and Opunake Medical Centre under the supervision of New Plymouth GP Dr Andrew McNeill.

McNeill did not return calls yesterday.

An Opunake resident Margaret Langton said on Sunday she was outraged that Feller, a popular doctor in the town, had been let go.

Feller had told her that he was looking for a new sponsor to take up his suspended visa and medical registration so that he could stay in New Zealand.

Anderson assured Opunake residents a doctor service would continue in Opunake. He had already employed a new doctor who was to start next month.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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