Dr Carey Martin
MB ChB 1993 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2006
arey graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992. She worked at Taranaki Base Hospital for three years where she completed post graduate diplomas in Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Paediatrics. Carey has been a GP since 1995. She initially worked in a small General Practice in Wellington, then moved back to New Plymouth and ran a small General Practice there from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 to 2014 she worked as a GP at CAREfirst.co. She is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Carey is also a medical herbalist having obtained a post graduate diploma in Health Science (herbal medicine) at the University of New England, NSW, Australia. The diploma has a strong emphasis on evidence based herbal medicine as well as a focus on the traditional aspects of their use. Carey is a member of the NZ Association of Medical Herbalists.
In 2006, Carey started FEM Ltd, a part time private integrative medical clinic in New Plymouth. The demand increased to such an extent that in 2014, she started only working at FEM and has run this clinic up until mid 2018 when it was decided to set up Healthspace with Dr Sue Oldfield.
In 2012, Carey completed her fellowship from the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). She continues to be a member of ACNEM and is also a member of the Australasian Integrative Medical Association.
Areas of special interest over the last five to six years are: nutrigenomics, the gut microbiome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), hormone therapy/integrative endocrinology and nutritional/herbal approaches to mental health. She is a ph360 coach, a VLA Quadscan practitioner, a certified FITgenes practitioner and has completed Biobalance training in mental health.
Prior to training in medicine, Carey completed a Masters degree in Physical Education and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Otago. She spent five years working in market research and academic research in Auckland before attending medical school.
Outside of medicine, Carey loves the outdoors and travel. She actively participates in orienteering, tramping, snowboarding, running and yoga.
Female / Wāhine
20 November 1993
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