Our Team 

Our Doctors

Dr Rebecca Nicholls


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


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

Not currently 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 Kirsty McKellar


Not currently taking any new patients

I am a General Practitioner with an interest in Women’s Reproductive Health.
I came to Christchurch as a student and never left apart from the obligatory ‘OE’ in my 20’s. I’ve always lived on this side of town and can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I have a grown up family and you may often see me out walking our lovely border collie/huntaway cross, Storm.
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Dr Alex Lee

MBChB, MMedSc, PGCertWHlth

Not currently taking any new patients

I was born in Taiwan; and moved to Whangarei with my family when I was nine. I went on to study medicine at the University of Otago; and have lived in Christchurch since 2010. Since graduating in 2012; I have pursued various surgical and medical interests at Christchurch hospital before deciding to train as a GP. I have a Masters Degree in Medical Science and a Post-graduate Women’s Health Certificate.;
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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 Adam Campbell

Bsc, MBChB, Diploma of Child Health

NOT taking new patients.

I studied at Otago, gaining a degree in Neuroscience before going into Medicine. As a hospital doctor I worked primarily in paediatrics, adult internal medicine, and emergency medicine. My love for Paediatrics led on to postgraduate training, and gaining the Diploma in Child Health (DCH). In addition to my broader medical interests, as a GP I have developed a special interest in dermatology.
Outside of work I’m a voracious reader, and enjoy my outdoor pursuits. Mid week I’m a runner and cyclist, and on the weekends, I love getting into the backcountry by any means – tramping, ski-touring and mountaineering.

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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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Dr Jin Adamson

MbChB, Dip Paeds

Jin will be looking after Dr Rebecca Nicholl’s patients for the foreseeable future in her absence.

Having completed med school at the University of Auckland I worked in a variety of hospitals across the country before moving to Christchurch shortly before the earthquakes.
Here I trained for several years with the hardworking Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department until relocating to Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband whilst he completed his specialist cardiology training and PhD. In Edinburgh I worked for the NHS in general practice and hospital specialties, gaining valuable experience in another health system and have come to appreciate what we have in New Zealand.

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Dr Naveed Howey


Currently taking new patients

Originally from South Canterbury, I studied medicine at the University of Otago, graduating in 2010. Early on in my hospital years I decided I wanted to be a GP, after a 3 month summer placement in Akaroa. Prior to finally settling back in Christchurch, I’ve worked in practices in Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Plenty. Read more…

Dr Karen Langer




Kia ora,
I have recently joined Cashmere Health and very much look forward to serving the local community and working with the wonderful experienced team here.
I grew up in Edinburgh then moved to Glasgow to study medicine where I worked for several years in the hospitals before qualifying as a GP in 2005. Later that year I relocated to Christchurch and have spent over 15 years working as a GP and Urgent Care physician, enjoying the mix of acute care and injury management with conventional family medicine.
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Health Coach

Viv Hattaway

Not currently taking any new patients

I have been a Pharmacist for nearly 4 decades but I work at Cashmere Health in a new and exciting role as a Health Coach. Some of the things I can help with include smoking cessation, sleep strategies, health eating for weight loss or weight gain, lowering cholesterol and improving diabetes.
Exercise is really important and there is something for everyone including seated options. I can help you find an activity that is fun and suitable for your needs. Social connection is a well recognised requirement for well- being so I like to help people find classes or groups that are fun and friendly.
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