52 Pegasus Main Street
PO Box 78041
Phone 03 920 4060
Fax 03 920 4061
Dr Janet Robinson’s Profile
Hello, I look forward to meeting you, should you come in to our health centre.
I have been a co-owner of a medical practice, in North Canterbury for thirteen 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 now 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.
As a junior doctor I spent extra time working at the assessment and rehabilitation unit for “older persons” at Princess Margaret Hospital. 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 improve my skills in diagnosing skin cancer and was fortunate to attend a dermatoscopy course in Sydney in May 2013. 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 can keep a photographic record of skin lesions in your medical records.
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). We are lucky enough to live on a small farmlet in Amberley. I have been very fit in the past and managed to complete the Taupo ironman – in 14 hours! Since having the children I have not been as active, so I could do with a little bit of encouragement. I think Pegasus Town is the right setting to resolve this issue. I give pastel drawing a go when I can. I used to own a horse but my husband doesn’t like them much, so I will probably wait to see if Joanne gets interested in ponies!
I am really happy working at the new medical centre at Pegasus Town. The people we have met so far have been so kind and welcoming. We appreciate the positive feedback that we have received thus far.
Take care. I hope to meet you soon.
Dr Janet Robinson (Mrs Win)
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