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Welcome to our newest Doctor, Emily Oughton

Emily has recently returned to Taranaki after a 10 year hiatus, this time with her partner and two young tamariki in tow. Her special areas of interest are Youth Health, Women's Health and Paediatrics but Emily loves all aspects of general practice.
Outside of work you’ll find Emily with a good coffee, a good book or out exploring our epic outdoors. Emily is really excited to join the Family Health whānau and is looking forward to getting to know you.

Huge welcome to our new Doctor, Lorna Wallace

I am delighted to be joining the Family Health team as I return from maternity leave after having had my second son Sammy. I am Scottish and completed my medical degree and GP training in Aberdeen (Scotland) before emigrating to Taranaki four years ago. My family and I absolutely adore New Plymouth and feel so fortunate to get to call the city our home. We love the beach, parks and stunning walks on offer as well as the great weather (at least compared to Aberdeen).
I find the science of medicine fascinating and enjoy keeping up to date with new treatments and guidance however my passion in GP is people. I feel very privileged to get to be there for and help people, often at vulnerable times. Looking forward to meeting many of you soon!