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Dr Charlie Richardson



MB ChB 1989 Birm; MRCP 1992; MD 2001 Birm; FRACP 2006


I am a UK trained specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine. I was brought up in Swansea, South Wales, attended the University of Birmingham Medical School and completed postgraduate training at the University hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 2001. 

I relocated to New Zealand in 2002 and have lived and worked in Rotorua since 2004: I cannot think of anywhere I would rather be.  

I have worked as a Specialist Gastroenterology / Internal Medicine physician at Rotorua hospital since 2004. I am responsible for the care of patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal (gut and liver) disease. I am fully trained in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) procedures. 

I am in private practice at Kuirau Surgical Services, Ranolf Street, Rotorua. 


  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and functional disorders of the gut
  • Coeliac disease
  • The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Colorectal cancer surveillance
  • Peptic ulcer disease and oesophageal reflux.
  • The investigation and management of abnormal liver function tests.
  • Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection
  • Fatty change of the liver 

I also accept referrals for general medical problems. Above all I enjoy talking with people; trying to explain the nature of their symptoms and illness and how best to manage these issues. 

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

4 July 2003

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Charlie Richardson is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

Rotorua Hospital

Taupō Hospital

Private Services

Dr Charlie Richardson - Gastroenterologist

This service is available at the following location:

Kuirau Surgical Centre, 1239 Ranolf Street, Rotorua

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Gastroenterology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital