I am a Renal and Kidney Transplant physician. After graduating from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 2001, I moved to New Zealand in 2004 where I worked in Palmerston North hospital. After qualifying as a physician in 2009, I completed my speciality training in Renal Medicine and Transplantation in Wellington in 2012. I spent eleven years as a specialist at Wellington Regional hospital. For over ten years I was a senior clinical lecturer at Otago university medical school, and still provide teaching wherever I work. I have a passion for green clinical practice as well as transitional care for children with chronic kidney disease, having spent eight years in this role alongside Starship hospital to ensure a smooth transition into the adult service.
More recently I have been doing locum work in renal services and general medicine across the North Island as well as running a private practice in Wellington and Wairarapa.
With a long career looking after patients with complex comorbidities and varied medical needs that are not always well treated with conventional medicines, and which often lead to numerous unwanted side effects, I have enjoyed keeping up to date with innovative therapies. Symptoms such as pain, nausea, itch, fatigue, low mood and poor sleep are common. CannaPlus provides an opportunity to help many of those patients needing additional support and therapies not offered elsewhere.
Overall well-being and quality of life are key. Patient empowerment is an imperative part of achieving this well-being and is a focus of ours at CannaPlus. I have been very impressed with the numerous benefits that clients experience from medicinal cannabis treatment.
I look forward to assisting many more to benefit from this adjunctive treatment.