Med cen­tre main­stay on the move af­ter 30 years

Te Puke Times - - NEWS / SPORT -

Af­ter 30 years of ded­i­cated ser­vice in the Te Puke com­mu­nity Dr Ian Lord is leav­ing Te Puke Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

Ian will be leav­ing at the end of Septem­ber to do re­lief work as a locum.

He moved to Te Puke from Auck­land and bought Dr Dou­glas Caird’s prac­tice at Te Puke Med­i­cal Cen­tre in 1988 to join busi­ness part­ners Drs Roy Har­ris, Roger Ward, and John Al­mond.

He was soon joined by his wife Anne and to­gether they be­gan their life in Te Puke rais­ing three chil­dren — Sarah, Han­nah and Robert.

Over the years Ian has seen a lot of changes within Te Puke Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Te Puke town­ship and the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion.

When he started there were four doc­tors and now there are nine, signs of a grow­ing com­mu­nity.

Ian has com­mented on what a spe­cial priv­i­lege it has been, be­ing a fam­ily doc­tor in a small com­mu­nity and car­ing for new born ba­bies, see­ing them grow up and now hav­ing their own chil­dren.

Staff at Te Puke Med­i­cal Cen­tre wish Ian well for the fu­ture.

Dr Julea Dal­ley will take over from Ian and will join the cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 2.

She is a GP in train­ing but has worked as a GP for a cou­ple of years al­ready.

Julea grad­u­ated from Univer­sity of Auck­land in 2009 and went down Ob­stet­rics and Gy­nae­col­ogy train­ing path­way for sev­eral years be­fore she had her twin boys, who are now aged 3.

When they were 6 months old, Julea was the sole GP in Vava’u, Tonga, a re­mote group of is­lands a one-hour flight from the main­land. This was a great ex­pe­ri­ence and ce­mented her de­ci­sion to con­tinue train­ing as a GP.

Julea has worked part-time as a GP for the last two years in West Auck­land and com­pleted post­grad­u­ate train­ing in der­ma­tol­ogy be­fore mov­ing to the Bay of Plenty.

Her spe­cial in­ter­ests are women’s health, sex­ual health and der­ma­tol­ogy.

In her spare time Julea en­joys time with her whanau, fish­ing, swim­ming and paint­ing.

Dr Ian Lord (left) is leav­ing Te Puke Med­i­cal Cen­tre af­ter 30 years of ser­vice at the end of the month and will be re­placed by Dr Julea Dal­ley (right) on Oc­to­ber 2.

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