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Our Doctors

Dr Rex Faulknor

Rex graduated from Otago Medical School in 1974 and worked in Lower Hutt and Wellington for more than 30 years. For 27 years he was a medical officer at the 90-bed Woburn Presbyterian Hospital and Home. In 1985 Dr Faulknor was appointed to the position of Medical Assessor for the Health and Disability Commissioner and worked there for three years.

For Rex the “big one” was obstetrics. Dr Faulknor was delivering 80-100 babies a year, until the year 2000. Fellow GP Mike Short and Dr Faulknor started up a vasectomy service for Family Planning in Lower Hutt.


Dr Faulknor is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and specialises in Occupational Health, Care of the Elderly, Diabetes, Family Medicine.

Dr Faulknor is a teacher in the Dr Faulknor is a teacher in the Family Medicine Training Programme. Since 2007 Rex has been involved at Waikanae Health and Otaki Medical.

Dr Kirsty Lennon

Dr Kirsty Lennon, trained at Glasgow University and has been a general practitioner for 20 years. She came to
New Zealand 7 years ago and has been working on the Kapiti Coast. Kirsty has an interest in women's health, family planning and in clinical leadership. She is working part-time as a locum within the practice while working around her commitment to the " Health Care Home" development within general practice.

Dr Stewart Reid

Stewart qualified from Edinburgh university in 1973 and completed his GP training in Scotland before moving to New Zealand in 1977.  He  practiced at Paremata for a few months before moving to the Hutt where he was in practice for 38 and a half years.  The practice was located at Ropata Medical Centre until 1989 when it moved to Ropata Medical Centre.  He now lives in Waikanae and has joined Mahara Health.  


Aside from considerable experience in general medicine he is well known for his immunisation expertise and has a particular interest in travel medicine. He is a qualified Yellow fever vaccinator.  In 2013 Stewart was appointed a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to health.

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