Coast Medical

Friendly, local general practice, located in the heart of Westport.

About Us

Coast Medical is your friendly, local general practice, located in the heart of Westport.
We have an experienced, highly skilled staff who work as a team to provide the best possible healthcare services for you, your family and your employees.

Our Mission

Continuity of care is our priority, so that we can get to know you and better understand what you need.
Our friendly team is readily accessible. We take the time to listen and we can cover all aspects of your healthcare needs because we work together as a team.

PRACTICE AREAS

FAMILY HEALTHCARE

The focus of family healthcare at Coast Medical is your relationship with us. Continuity of care is our priority, so that we can get to know you and better understand what you need.
Our friendly team is readily accessible. We take the time to listen and we can cover all aspects of your healthcare needs because we work together as a team.

CORPORATE HEALTH

If you designate us as your preferred medical practitioner we can supply GP services when you need them. For example if your employee requires medical assistance for an accident or illness, you will be able to access quality healthcare promptly, and in accordance with your health and safety requirements.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

We provide specialised medical services to local industries including pre-employment medicals and the care of employees after accidents. This also involves working together with the employer and the employee to advance the rehabilitation of injured employees with the goal to return to work as soon as possible.

“We take an active role in your health management, we would like to see you before you become unwell, so we can assess your personal health risks and put strategies in place to keep you well. After all, prevention is better than cure.”

Patient Fees

Coast Medical has been in practice since April 2013 and our patient list continues to grow. We believe that the continuity and stability of care we offer are essential to providing excellent quality of care.

We are a team of highly skilled health professionals, who care about our community. We work with mining and other industries in the Buller region, to promote a healthy work force.

Casual Fees

Driving Licence Medical Adult: $140.00 / 65+: $110.00

Our Team

Fiona Morris

GP

 Dr Fiona Morris was bought up in Wainuiomata, near Wellington. She left school at 15 years old and went to work as a clerical cadet in the government where she trained to be a Librarian. A few years later she traveled overseas. When she came back to New Zealand, she met and married her husband, had her first child, and embarked on a BA in Classical studies, art history and English at Victoria University. After completing her BA, she secured a job in another government department and had her second child. She decided she wanted to go to medical school and went back to secondary school to do fifth form to seventh form sciences and maths while working full-time.

 Finishing secondary school, she applied to medical school, did the medical intermediate, had an interview at Otago medical school and was accepted. Dr Fiona did her training in Otago and worked as a house surgeon and Resident Medical officer in paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Invercargill. She worked as a senior Psychiatric Registrar at Dunedin for five years before leaving that field to work as a GP. She is a Fellow of the RNZCGP.

Dr Fiona has worked all over New Zealand as a GP, usually in isolated rural practices. She enjoys gardening, having “deep and meaningful” discussions with her husband and spending time with her pets.

Martin Smith

GP

Martin is a vocationally registered GP and graduated from Umea university in Sweden in 2000. Prior to this he had studied psychology at Canterbury university for 3 years and travelled the world. Since becoming a doctor, he has worked in Sweden as a GP for 5 years then returned to New Zealand, working briefly at Christchurch hospital before moving to the West Coast. He worked at Buller Health for 7 ½ years before starting his own practice. He has two beautiful teenage daughters and likes to play the guitar.

Nina Stupples

GP

 Nina currently works part time for University of Otago PG Rural department , mentoring rural medical students, nurses and GPs. She is enthusiastic about getting into the outdoors when she is not at work.

 Nina’s  qualifications are BSc, MBChB, dip Obs, PGdip musculoskeletal medicine and PG certificate in Clinician Performed USS, FRNZCGP and FRHM. 

 

Donna MacKinnon

Practice Manager / Registered Nurse

 Donna is a Registered Nurse with 20 years’ experience having worked in hospitals around the Christchurch area and later in Australia where she completed her post graduate studies in Midwifery. She is an avid dog lover and enjoys spending time in the garden

Amanda Reay-Mackey

Practice Administrator 

 Amanda has worked as a Medical Centre Receptionist, Administrator and Practice Manager since moving to Westport eight years ago.

She loves our beautiful surroundings and laidback lifestyle.  

Sophie Robertson

Practice Administrator 

Sophie has always enjoyed working in customer care, since leaving school in Phoenix, Arizona 2004.

Not long after moving to Westport, Sophie settled into medical administration and now she brings her experience in to Coast Medical.

 She loves spending time with her family, cooking and watching movies. 

 

 

Rochelle Hamilton

Registered Nurse

Rochelle has been a registered nurse for 10 years. Experienced in community and hospital nursing. She has been a practice nurse for 10 months now at Coast Medical. She enjoys spending time with her two young girls and outside activities like Mt bike and walking.

Alison Lobb

Practice Nurse

Alison has been a registered nurse for 40 years and a part time Practice Nurse for 20 years. She has a Master’s Degree in health sciences.

She also works part time as a palliative/oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and District Nurse. She enjoys gardening, crafts and traveling and has three adult children who live all over the world

Ronda Ryan

Registered Nurse

Ronda Ryan has been a registered nurse for 38 years and a part-time practice nurse for seven years. Ronda likes to stay busy and active outdoors. Ronda has complemented our staff at Coast Medical with her many years of experience and is much appreciated by all.

Coast Medical

161 Palmerston St, Westport 7866 | Phone: 03 789 5000