Sue Armstrong
I've been a GP at the Katikati Medical Centre since 2001, and a Katikati resident for almost 10 years before that; so my 2 children have attended local schools and grown up here in Katikati.

I like the variety of our busy practice, and especially enjoy developing relationships with patients over the years - some of whom I've known for over 20 years now! We have a modern spacious facility and a dedicated hardworking group of staff at the KMC, and it's a pleasure to work with such a great team.
Originally from Auckland, I enjoy living in our small but busy town, and appreciate our beautiful climate, hills and coastline.
Reading, cycling, tennis, skiing (badly), music and cooking keep me occupied when I'm away from work.

Sue Blake
I'm British trained but having lived and worked in NZ since 1992, I now consider myself a Kiwi. I've worked in Katikati since 2007.

I'm interested in Medical Education and have been involved in teaching GP registrars since 2001, a role I share with Philip Vicarage at the Medical Centre.

My husband Gordon is also a GP here at Katikati. Together we enjoy kayaking in the harbour and exploring the countryside. Now that our children have left home I have more time to devote to playing the flute and am currently a member of the Katikati Concert Band

Suzie Douglas
I attended Medical School in Auckland and have worked as a GP in Tauranga for 10 years. Since early 2010 I have been working here at Katikati Medical Centre. I grew up in Katikati so it is really nice to be back in my home town.

You will only find me here part time as I have 3 children to look after too.

I like to see a variety of patients of all ages but I am keen on preventative health so am always happy to see people just for a 'check up'


Kevin Fricker
Kevin trained at WITS Medical School in Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa and then entered private practice in 1996.

In 2004 Kevin brought his wife and two daughters to Katikati where he enjoys sailing and managing his lifestyle farm.

Kevin's special medical interests are in dermoscopy, minor skin surgery and vasectomies.


Gordon Miller
Gordon qualified from Glasgow University in 1984 and then rotated through a number of hospital specialties until 1989 when he commenced General Practice in Glasgow.

In 1992 Gordon emigrated to New Zealand and worked at Whangamata until 2007 then joining us at Katikati Medical Centre. Since arriving in NZ, Gordon has job shared with his wife, Dr Susan Blake.

Gordon is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners and holds a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He maintains an interest in all aspect of family medicine including dermascopic skin examinations and minor surgical procedures.

Another of our doctors that enjoys the outdoors, Gordon can be found on his bike, in his kayak or wearing boots tramping in the hills. He also maintains a strong interest in history.


Philip Vicarage
Originally from Devon and with extensive experience in Rural Practice in the English countryside, Philip and his wife Carol emigrated to New Zealand in 2005.

After several years at Waihi Health Centre and then in Palliative Care at Waikato Hospital, Philip worked with us as a Locum for 2009 before becoming full time in 2010.


Pamela House
I am originally from Ecuador, born and raised in Chile but moved to Wisconsin USA for my GP specialty training and stayed there for 23 years. It was there I met my husband who is English and now we have two young daughters that are very excited to be in New Zealand. We decided to move here after visiting in 2012 and falling in love with such a beautiful country.

I enjoy preventative care coupled with Patient education. I like working with women, children and the elderly and look forward to seeing my new patients for their check ups and getting to know them better.

Our family loves the outdoors, tramping, swimming, sailing and traveling to experience different cultures and meeting the locals.

I love music, dancing, the movies and the arts, especially photography.


Vicky Jones
After deciding that my job as a Management Consultant wasn't rewarding enough, I went back to Uni in
2003 to study Medicine. I graduated in England, but the plan was always to move permanently to New Zealand.

In 2010 that dream became a reality and my family moved to Auckland. Quickly realising that I wanted to train as a GP, we left the big smoke and moved to Central Otago where I completed my GP Fellowship. In 2016 we became NZ citizens and moved to Katikati for some culture, surf and sand.

At work I have special interests in Women's Health and Child & Adolescent Health. In my free time, I love throwing a stick for my hyperactive dog, playing tennis, skiing and snowboarding and eating good food.

Sune Tybjerg-Pedersen
I've come from Denmark with my family to live and work in Katikati for a year. I've done all my medical training in Denmark,
and I've worked in my own GP clinic in Copenhagen for 7 years, but now decided it was time to try something different.
Working as a GP in Denmark and New Zealand is quite similar. Our health care systems aren't that different, but I really like the variety of conditions that we see in a rural practice like Katikati.

I live with my wife and 4 kids, 3 of whom attend the local schools here in Katikati.
We love to travel, but have never lived abroad before, so we've chosen NZ because it seems like the perfect place to raise a family. Also, we can't wait to experience the amazing nature and culture in your country.  In my spare time I enjoy going camping with my family, doing any type of sport (my favorite is soccer) and playing the drums.