52 Pegasus Main Street

Pegasus Town

PO Box  78041

 Pegasus, 7648

Phone 03 920 4060

Fax   03 920 4061

Dr Janet Robinson’s Profile

 

Hello, I look forward to meeting you, should you come into our health centre.

I have been a co-owner of a medical practice, in North Canterbury for seventeen years.  I have experience in acute medical and accident care.

 I chose General Practice as a profession because it provides an opportunity to be part of a community.  I feel privileged to be allowed to get to know families, their history and the unique personalities of members within.  This experience facilitates an approach to health care that is on a different level than simply diagnosis and treatment.  Empowering people to make healthy life choices is a great way to achieve a good quality of life for individuals and their family.

 Family Medicine is very rewarding.  I am lucky enough to see a lot of young children, which I enjoy, particularly that I have my own children.  My diploma in child health gives me a good foundation of experience and knowledge for this side of family medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also have a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which I find is essential for women’s health and proficiency with IUD insertion.

At the start of my career, while working as a hospital doctor I spent extra time working at the assessment and rehabilitation unit for “older persons”.  I learnt to be patient and listen well.  I discovered that if you provide the right support for patients and families, this often restores confidence and facilitates independence.

I am determined to maintain my skills in diagnosing skin cancer.  I have been fortunate enough to a dermoscopy course in Sydney.  Dermatoscopes allow doctors to view skin lesions and make better decisions regarding whether they should be removed.   I love doing minor surgery and it is important that skin cancers are diagnosed and treated early.  It is also very important to ensure people have adequate surveillance and follow up.

 I am very fortunate to be married to a wonderful man named Rhys.  We have two children: Alex and Joanne (that’s Joanne in my photo).  They are now 10 and 8 years old!  We are lucky enough to live on a small farmlet in Amberley.

I am on a te reo maori learning journey which I share with my children’s school on my day off.  I am currently studying raranga – traditional maori flax weaving.

I am really happy working at the medical centre at Pegasus Town.  The people we have met have been so kind.  I am very greatful to work with such a caring clever team of staff.

Take care. I hope to meet you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 Pegasus Main Street

Pegasus Town

PO Box  78041

 Pegasus, 7648

Phone 03 920 4060

Fax   03 920 4061

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