New faces at med cen­tre

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - REXINE HAWES

Mata­mata Med­i­cal Cen­tre has been given a boost of two new doc­tors.

Dr Reuben Tom­lin­son and Dr Kelly Bren­nan have joined the prac­tise, fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Dr Craig Camp­bell.

Small towns and close-nit com­mu­ni­ties are right up Dr Reuben Tom­lin­son’s al­ley, so fit­ting into the Mata­mata com­mu­nity hasn’t been a prob­lem.

Dr Tom­lin­son takes over from Dr Craig Camp­bell, who has left the Med­i­cal Cen­tre after just over 12 years of ser­vice, and with win­ter keep­ing the doc­tors busy, his pres­ence is cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ated.

He has left his home of Wanaka to join the busy prac­tice here in Mata­mata, and says he just loves small towns.

On top of gen­eral prac­tice, Dr Tom­lin­son has a spe­cial in­ter­est in sports medicine and is cur­rently com­plet­ing a sports medicine diploma by cor­re­spon­dence through Otago Univer­sity.

He is a yel­low fever vac­ci­na­tor, and also per­forms va­sec­tomies.

Dr Tom­lin­son will be join­ing Dr Julie Jones three morn­ings per week at the Raun­gaiti Marae in Wa­haroa.

Join­ing Dr Tom­lin­son is Dr Kelly Bren­nan, a new face to many pa­tients.

She has re­turned to the busy prac­tice after a short time away on ma­ter­nity leave.

Pa­tients un­der Dr Camp­bell’s care will now be shared be­tween Dr Bren­nan and the med­i­cal cen­tre’s new doc­tor, Dr Reuben Tom­lin­son.

Dr Bren­nan has a spe­cial in­ter­est in child and ado­les­cent health and pal­lia­tive care.

She says she is very proud to be on staff at Mata­mata Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

Mata­mata has a large, well sup­ported and or­gan­ised med­i­cal fa­cil­ity she says very few towns are lucky enough to have.

Dr Reuben Tom­lin­son re­cently joined the Mata­mata Med­i­cal Cen­tre and Dr Kelly Bren­nan has re­turned from ma­ter­ity leave.

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