Travis Medical Centre

Our Team

“Ko au ko koe, ko koe ko au | I am you, you are me”

Dr. David Pilbrow

General Practitioner

David has been a GP at Travis Medical Centre since 2004. He enjoys a broad range of general practice areas and also does minor surgery and steroid joint injections. David loves the outdoors, fishing and surfing.

Dr Sue French

General Practitioner

Sue completed her medical degree at Otago University, then worked as a junior in various places in New Zealand and later England. Sue’s GP training was undertaken in Scotland and she then worked in India for 6 months. On her return to New Zealand she joined the medical practice which was a forerunner of Travis Medical Centre. That was about 25 years ago. Sue is passionate about General Practice and really enjoy the long-term relationships she has with so many of you. Sue believes the team approach at Travis is a brilliant way to work and is appreciative of her wonderful work mates.

Dr. Arthur Collins

General Practitioner

Arthur is one of our GPs – a family doctor who is best known for my very amusing Dad jokes! However his career as a stand-up comic has been put on hold for now. Arthur has been a GP for over 20 years, and has been at Travis Medical Centre for 9 years.

Dr. Heather Peacock

General Practitioner

Heather is one of the GP team at Travis Medical. Originally come from Newcastle in the North of England and trained as a doctor in Leeds. Heather and her husband moved to New Zealand for better weather in 2013.
Preferred pronouns she/her.

Dr. Jennifer Walker

General Practitioner

Jennifer grew up in Botswana and moved to Auckland with her family as a young girl. She attended Otago University and spent the last few years working in a variety of hospitals including Nelson and Whangarei before settling in Christchurch with her husband.
Jennifer is currently on maternity leave; her patients’ are being cared for by Sue Price.

Dr Melanie Cameron

General Practitioner

Tēnā koutou

Ko Melanie tōku ingoa 

Melanie is one of the GP team at Travis Medical. She was born in Wellington and trained at Auckland Medical School, graduating in 2013. She has been in Christchurch since 2017, which she now calls home. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and the challenge of adapting skills and knowledge to provide equitable care.

Mark

Mark Santry

 Nurse Practitioner

Mark has been working in health care since 2002 and has developed a wide range of clinical experience over this time. Mark holds a Masters degree in advanced nursing practice from the University of West of England and has worked as a nurse practitioner both in the UK and New Zealand. Mark enjoys the variety of work in General Practice, with no two days being the same. Mark works with patients across the age continuum, helping them to achieve their desired health outcomes. Outside of work Mark has a young family that keeps him very busy, he also enjoys outdoor pursuits such as tramping, biking and skiing.

Sue Price

Nurse Practitioner

Sue has been a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner since 2014 and has experience in rural and urban general practice around the South Island. Sue recently joined the Travis team and is looking forward to expanding her role with the experienced team here. Out of work, Sue enjoys catching up with family and friends and exploring local surrounds – often on a bike.

Sue Peers

Registered Primary Care Nurse

Sue has been a practice nurse at Travis Medical Centre for 19 1/2 years; with special interests in diabetes, including insulin starts; woundcare, travel medicine, women’s and children’s health. Sue is one of our smear takers and is an authorised vaccinator.

Nicky Scott

Registered Primary Care Nurse

In 2010 Nicky joined the fantastic Travis team in the role of Primary Health Care Nurse. Nicky cares about building trusting relationships with an holistic and equitable focus so together we can access the best service to meet your individual needs.

Preferred pronouns she/her

 

Shelley Hall

Registered Primary Care Nurse

Shelley is originally from Pukerua Bay; however she has lived on the east side of Christchurch for many years. Shelley joined the Travis Medical team in 2012 and really enjoys the diversity of general practice and is passionate about enabling families/whanau and individuals to live well.
Preferred pronouns she/her.

Jo Swift

Registered Primary Care Nurse

Jo has a health care background, and enjoys contributing to the health of our people. Jo believes it’s all about the people: He tanagata, he tangata, he tangata. She loves long stories, long walks and our natural environment… preferably at the same time.

Tracy Frunt

Health Care Assistant

Tracy has worked at Travis Medical Centre for over 11 years and really enjoys her role at reception meeting and serving patients from the community.

Sue Taaffe

Business Manager

Originally from Hawke’s Bay, Sue is the Business Manager at Travis Medical. Sue has been in the health sector for 15 years including working for the Cancer Society, Health HB PHO, Directions Youth Health Centre and general practice.
Preferred pronouns she/her.

Karen Duff

Financial Administrator

Karen is the newest member of our team. Having come from a travel and political background she is looking forward to joining the Travis Medical family and meeting the wider whanau community. Outside of work, Karen has 2 teenage boys and enjoys spending time in her garden, walking and travelling.

Jo Freeborn-Jones

Senior Receptionist

Before joining our administration team Jo was a patient Travis Medical Centre and has been part of our team since 2016. Jo loves living and working in our community.

Jess English

Receptionist

Jess started at Travis Medical Centre as an administrator back in 2015, prior to that she worked at the 24 Hour Surgery. Jess really enjoys the patient contact and getting to know all of our patients. In her spare time Jess enjoys studying and using New Zealand Sign Language.

Vicky

Vicky Wells

Receptionist

Vicky has a background in community healthcare, retail Pharmacy and dental reception.  Vicky brings a strong passion for healthcare and customer service to our team.

Her hobbies are cooking, gardening, swimming and art.

Receptionist

Coming Soon

Jackie Cooper

Service Integration Facilitator

Jackie has a nursing background and now enjoys working across the health system with hospital, general practice and community teams to try improve the patient experience and help services work more closely together. Jackie is based at Travis MC regularly and can be contacted through any of the team. Jackie enjoys her work because of having had a long and varied career, which has involved lots of valuable learning which she can now pass on.

Health Coach

Coming Soon

Steph

Steph Sparrow

Health Improvement Practitioner

Steph enjoys helping people with problems of living, using a practical approach during short, free, focused, often same-day sessions. She sees people of all ages and stages to improve hauora (health), mental wellbeing and to modify behaviours. She is passionate about focusing on areas of life important to the person and working collaboratively to create goals/behavioural plans to see improvement. Problems can include with sleep, alcohol and/or other substance use, physical activity/exercise, pain, relationship issues, mental health, and stress. Steph joins the Travis team as a part of the Te Tumu Waiora programme and uses her skills to support the team around mental wellbeing pathways and protocols. Steph works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30-1.30pm. Steph has extensive specialist experience working at the CDHB since 2010, providing support to people experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Steph is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and registered Social Worker, a lover of the outdoors and road cycling (trying to go fast and stay upright). Steph is a partner, Mum, and volunteer.

Leslie Marsh

Podiatrist

Leslie Marsh. Dip Pod.
Experienced podiatrist.
Treating all foot ailments and pain.
General maintenance.
– Skin – corns, callous, infections.
– Nails – ingrown, difficult to cut and deformed.
– Orthotics
– ACC – registered
– Diabetes – registered
– Footwear advice.