Our Team 

Dr Rebecca Nicholls

BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Not currently taking new patients

I am a part time General Practitioner with a special interest in mental health, women’s health and patient education. I graduated from Auckland University in 1997 and worked in mainly mental health before starting by GP career in 2006. My colleagues and I started Cashmere Health medical practice in 2005 as we felt there was a need for a small, friendly, personal practice in this area of town and I gained entrance to the Fellowship of NZ General practice in 2010. Read more…

Dr Donna Holdgate

MBChB, FRNZCGP

Diploma of Paediatrics, Diploma of Obstetrics.

Not currently taking new patients.

I was born in Christchurch and grew up in St Martins. I spent two years in Dunedin as part of my undergraduate medical training, and three years in small New Zealand towns as a junior hospital doctor. In 1994 I returned to Christchurch to train in children’s health, before making the transition to general practice in 1996. Read more…

Dr Rosie Laing

MBChB, Dip Obst P.G., Dip GP FRNACGP

Is taking new patients.

I have been a GP in Christchurch since 1991, working in Mt Pleasant, Salisbury St then Woolston. I joined Cashmere Health in April 2016 and love working with such a competent and positive team of health professionals. I trained at Otago Medical School and enjoy working with a wide range of patient concerns. I was Regional Director of GP training in Canterbury for 10 years. Read more…

Dr Susan Gordon

MBChB, Dip Obst, FRNACGP

Not currently taking new patients

I graduated from the University of Otago in 1979 and have worked as a GP for the past 33 years at the nearby Opawa Surgery.  As my partner there, Dr John Dewsbury, is heading towards retirement, I am delighted that my patients and I have been invited to join the team at Cashmere Health.

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Dr Kate Downer

MBChB, FRNACGP, Diploma in Child Health

Not currently taking new patients

After 10 years working in the Outdoor Adventure and Education industry, I decided to change career and to study medicine, graduating from Otago University in 2009, gaining a Diploma in Child Health in 2011 and entrance to the Fellowship of N.Z. General Practice in 2018.
At the same time, I had 2 children and I thoroughly enjoy being both a mother and a General Practitioner.
When time allows, I enjoy keeping fit, time with friends and extended family, and exploring the great outdoors the South Island has to offer.

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Dr Vicki Martin

MbChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Obs, Cert Travel Medicine

Currently NOT taking new patients

General practice had always been my aim when I graduated from Otago Medical School in 1987 and it has been a career path I have never regretted.
It is a huge privilege to get to know patients and work together with them through all of the ups and downs of life and while there are tears along the way sometimes, there are often a few laughs as well.
I have been a partner at Selwyn Village Medical for over 20 years and am excited to be starting work soon with the great team at Cashmere Health.

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