Although Tony was born in Invercargill he was raised in Upper Hutt so he almost considers himself a local.
Following an academic history which included a Masters of Science in Zoology and Biology and a Diploma in Finance, Tony turned his sights to medicine and has never looked back.
After training at Wellington Hospital he spent 10 years working half time at Masterton ED and half time job sharing with his wife Cath in general practice before finally taking up GP work fulltime.
Tony says it’s his GP work that he enjoys the most on a personal level.
“It’s a great atmosphere here, and it makes such a difference having that continuity of care with patients, and building relationships over time – it makes you realise health care is not all about medicine.”
Tony is a Fellow of the RNZCGP.
His days are now split between General Practice, his work as Clinical Director of Masterton Medical and his job as GP Clinical Lead for the Wairarapa.
Tony enjoys fishing, tramping, cycling and travel.