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Dr Penny Mitchell

General Practitioner


MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRNZCGP 1999


Health, to me, is a fine balance of physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects, and my role as a GP is to work within a patient focused multidisciplinary team to help achieve and maintain this equilibrium. 


My philosophy is gleaned from over 25 yr experience in general practice, working as a practice owner in Dunedin, as a medical officer at the Otago Community Hospice and locuming in both urban & rural settings around NZ, West Africa and Papua New Guinea. I enjoy the continuity of general practice, getting to know patients, and following problems through to resolution.


I have a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and preventative medicine, and try to lead by example, participating in a variety of outdoor sporting activities, gardening and working on our land.     


Female / Wāhine

Registration Date

23 December 1993

Vocationally Registered

Yes (What's this?)

A "Vocationally Registered" doctor has qualifications and experience that allow them to be registered as a specialist in a particular scope of practice e.g. General Practice, Urgent Care. These doctors can work independently in New Zealand.

To learn more about different scopes of practice and types of registration visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website.

Contact Details

Dr Penny Mitchell is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

18 Limerick Street, Alexandra