Three Rivers Medical bucks national trend with three permanent GPs14 July 2017
As GP shortages continue to affect the country our provincial medical centre is bucking the trend.
Light and shade20 June 2017 - The Gisborne Herald, NZ Doctor
Tairawhiti Police medical doctor and Three Rivers GP Tom James was profiled in the latest edition of NZ Doctor by Cliff Taylor — the article was headlined A tale of two cities: GP scratches shiny surface to treat unseen ills.
This month, Three Rivers Medical is supporting the World Osteoporosis Day ‘Love Your Bones Protect Your Future’ campaign.
A gym instructor with years of experience working with rugby players, kids, and a special Olympian, heads a new Turanga Health programme helping patients live longer, healthier and more independent lives. And a small number of Three Rivers Medical patients are set to benefit.
July and August are when winter ills and chills hit - and as a result there can be longer waiting times for the doctor.
Gout is no laughing matter, says Three Rivers Medical GP Tom James, who says he has some patients so crippled by it they need to have time off work.