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 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.
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