Meet the Team

Our General Practice team is made up of skilled professionals bringing quality care to you and your family.

Doctors

Dr Karen Mason - General Practitioner

Karen graduated from the University of Auckland with her MBChB in 1995. She has subsequently completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in 1998. She has become a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners.

Prior to this she gained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology at Victoria University, a Diploma of Children in Need with the University of the Nations in Vancouver, and a Bachelor of Human Biology at the University of Auckland. Karen has also found time to marry and have four children!

Karen has a broad range of experience in the medical field – from Dental Assistant to Cardiology Technician to IHC Worker in both New Zealand and overseas and been involved in voluntary work overseas.

Karen has been at Miramar Medical Centre since December 2009, and she currently consults on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Ciandra Keenan - General Practitioner

After training in Dunedin, Ciandra returned to Wellington where she has been practicing medicine for the past 19 years. The last 11 in the Seatoun and Miramar area, where she enjoys the variety of patients seen and the privilege of sharing people’s journeys. She juggles work and running the practice with the demands of 3 school age children, sometimes resulting in oddly timed follow up patient phone calls. To keep balanced she enjoys morning walks and yoga as well as reading for relaxation.

Ciandra has a special interest in children and has grown to understand the older patient as her patients have aged with her! She is happy to spend time listening which means she is not always on time. She has little interest in performing minor surgery and cannot speak French or Hungarian.

Ciandra consults on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and all day Fridays.

Dr Diana Siklosi - General Practitioner

Diana trained at the University of Auckland and has a Diploma in Child Health from the University of Otago. She has worked at Miramar Medical Centre since 1997. She is interested in all aspects of family medicine, including child health and minor surgery. Diana speaks Hungarian.

Diana consults half days Monday to Friday.

Dr Thilo Marquardt – General Practitioner

Thilo joined the practice in April 2015. He is from Bavaria in Germany and has been living in New Zealand for eight years. Prior to doing his GP training he was a paramedic with St John in Germany. He has 13 years post graduate experience in anaesthetics, intensive care and paediatrics.

Thilo has special interests in minor surgery, paediatrics and allergy medicine.

Thilo consults Mondays to Thursday, with half days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Luke Wilson - General Practitioner

Luke graduated with his MBChB from Otago in 2012. He has been working at Miramar Medical Centre since 2016. He previously worked at Gisborne Hospital and then completed research published in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Luke is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He is the first New Zealander to be Board Certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

He also has a background in psychology, completing a Bachelor’s degree at Victoria and Master’s at Otago before training in medicine. He grew up in Newtown, moving to Hataitai while at Rongotai College.

He has special interests in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine - the use of therapeutic lifestyle changes to treat, prevent and reverse disease.

In his spare time he likes to talk about food, eat food, and taste wine.

Dr Aimee Norman - General Practitioner

Aimee is the newest member of the team, having joined the practice in Dec 2017. Originally from the Waikato, she moved south to train at the University of Otago, and has since settled in Wellington. She enjoys the diversity of general practice, and has particular interests in children’s and women’s health. Aimee consults on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Practice Nurses

Vivienne Borthwick - Nurse

A New Zealand Registered Nurse, Vivienne has worked at Miramar Medical Centre for 14 years. She enjoys developing relationships with patients, and the ongoing involvement with them from newborn to teenagers and beyond. Vivienne is a smear taker.

Janine Emrys - Nurse

A New Zealand Registered Nurse with a post qualification Diploma in Community and Occupational Health. Janine has been at Miramar Medical Centre for two years, and has a passion for management of sports injuries and health promotion/education.

Practice Manager and Reception/Administration Team

Raewyn - Practice Manager

Cherie - Receptionist/Administrator

Isabel - Receptionist/Administrator

Jan - Receptionist/Administrator

Suzanne - Receptionist/Administrator

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