Dr Doug Hill
MB ChB 1997 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2003
Dr Douglas Hill was born in Dunedin but spent the first few years of his life living in England and America.
His family returned to New Zealand when he was age 7 to live in Auckland.
He studied and graduated at Auckland Medical School. Once his training was complete he moved to Dunedin and married Jennifer who was at Otago Medical School
Doug completed Junior Doctor training at Dunedin Hospital focusing mainly on orthopaedics, gynaecology and paediatrics.
Doug started out as a rural GP in Palmerston, East Otago.
In 2002 the opportunity came for Doug to join the team at Broadway and he bought Dr Jack Chin’s share of the practice.
As well as the wide variety of experiences that General Practice offers Doug also has special interests in minor surgery, Musculoskeletal injuries, child and maternal health.
Doug is a Teacher for the College of General Practitioners and supervises Registrars within the Practice.
He is also Deputy Chair of the Southern Primary Health Organisation and recently won the Institute of Directors ‘Aspiring Directors Award’.
Outside of medicine Doug enjoys all sports and regularly goes mountain biking and plays golf. Doug and Jennifer have four young children and are involved in the local Baptist Church.
Dougs areas of Special Interest/Expertise:
- Gastric Band Fills
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Skin Cancer Surgery
23 January 1998
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The term "vocational registration" indicates that this doctor has done some additional years of further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In addition to these examinations she/he has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up to date with the advances in general practice. His/her participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on this doctor the status of "specialist" in general practice, and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.
Doctors who are not vocationally registered can currently work in general practice as long as they are under the supervision of a vocationally registered general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand would like all doctors who work in general practice to attain vocational registration and many doctors who are not vocationally registered are currently working towards achieving this qualification.
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