Dr Fiona Whitworth
BM, BCh, BA(Oxon), MA, MRCGP (distinction), DCH, DRCOG, FRNZCGP, PGCMedEd, PDipGP, FAEG
Fiona has been a GP for more than 20 years initially training and working in the UK before relocating to New Zealand with her family to enjoy the outdoor life. She has recently returned from a short sabbatical in Australia
Fiona studied medicine at Oxford University and believes in providing medical care that takes into account a patient’s lifestyle and health beliefs. She also believes it’s important for patients to share in medical decision making, and uses her excellent communication skills to form a long-term bond of trust and mutual understanding with her patients.
Fiona is experienced in all aspects of general practice with a passion and reputation for elderly care, women’s’ health and paediatrics.
She has had a variety of educational roles including the Lead medical Educator for the Bay of Plenty GP scheme. She is currently a fellowship assessor for GPs in the region.
Outside of work Dr Fiona enjoys dancing and hiking, she recently completed the Overland Track in Tasmania.