Our Doctors

about us graham loveridgeDr Graham Loveridge Principal GP / Director Owner


I was born in Golden Bay and spent most of my school years in Nelson, so it was great to return here as a House Surgeon after graduating from Otago Medical School. I did the usual working overseas (Bermuda and Britain) before coming back to Nelson to take up General Practice.

General Practice is a natural choice for me in medicine, as I enjoy the variety, the long term contact with patients and the relationships that come from that. While I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, I have special interest in minor surgery including skin cancer surgery and vasectomies.

My wife Ruth and I have two sons who are both Doctors.

Outside of medicine I enjoy getting back to Golden Bay, gardening and getting some exercise. The mountain bike keeps me and the dog fit and I train at Seido Karate and get out for a surf at Snappers whenever I can.



about us hamish neilDr Hamish Neill Principal GP / Director Owner

MB.ChB B.Sc (Hons) D.C.H.(Lond.) Dip Obs. FRNZCGP

The journey from high country childhood to General Practice in Nelson has been an interesting one, and without regret. I was here in Nelson as a House Surgeon initially and then returned to take up General Practice after further study and travel.

We have brought up two children here, and the area has been very good to us. I continue to enjoy all aspects of General Practice, and treasure the interactions I have with patients.

Outside work I try to keep a bit fit with some running and biking, enjoy ski touring and now the kids have left home, more fly-fishing. I travel a lot, and further to this have two clinics a week dedicated to Travel Medicine, as the “Travel Doctor” in the north of the South Island.


about us jan arnoldDr Jan Arnold  GP Associate         

MBChB Dip Obst FRNZCGP PGDip Travel Medicine

I grew up Dunedin and Christchurch with a few years in London at one stage. I studied medicine at Otago University. For several years I worked as a locum GP interspersed with work as an expedition doctor in various mountainous areas of the world.

Since moving to Nelson in 2002, I have been committed to general practice with an interest in women's health. I have two daughters and enjoy the balance of work and home life and the challenges of each.

From time to time I love to revisit the mountains for an active adventure with friends and family.


about us Janneke PattersonDr Janneke Patterson   GP Associate


I qualified in the UK in 2009, after working there for a couple of years I moved to NZ where I have worked in Christchurch and Nelson hospitals. In 2015 I chose General Practice as my area of specialty and have since completed the NZ college of GP's specialist training. This included 6 months at Harley Street Medical in 2015.

I love the variety of General Practice and enjoy hearing interesting stories about different lives and experiences. I think that General Practice has a really important role in supporting overall health and happiness and I try hard to do my best for patients.

Outside of work I love getting in to the outdoors with my partner Simon, learning to play tennis, catching up with friends and if I'm lucky a meal out at the weekend.


claire molyneuxDr Claire Molineux

MBChB, Dip Child Health , MRNZCGP

Originally from the Kapiti Coast, I am now a converted South Islander. I completed my university study in the Dunedin and Christchurch Schools of Medicine and have subsequently worked in both Christchurch and Nelson Hospitals.

My partner Ben and I have lived in Nelson for three years and we love the lifestyle here. We love the tramping, mountain biking, fishing, swimming and ski touring on offer. We aim to make the most of our weekends by getting out to explore with our dog Kiko.

General Practice is a good fit for me; no day is ever the same and I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. My goal is to help people to better understand their health and so be able to manage their health better for themselves


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