Cambridge Medical Centre proudly provides professional patient centred primary health care services for the Cambridge community and surrounding districts within a family focused, friendly and welcoming general practice environment.
Meet the team
Dr Russell has been a GP since 1986. He has wide experience in all aspects of General Practice, with particular interest in Sport Medicine and paediatrics. He has a post graduate Diploma in Sports medicine from the University of Auckland and has been team Doctor to NZ University and NZ schools Rugby teams. He completed his initial medical Degree at the University of Otago. His outside interests include tennis, tramping and numismatics. he is the proud father of 3 adult daughters and husband of Kareen.
Dr Hamilton is originally from Yorkshire, UK, trained in Auckland and has been a GP since 2002. She has worked in Niue Island intermittently but since being in Cambridge has continued to be closely affiliated with 'the rock'. Clare travelled in a Land Rover (short wheel base) for 6 months across North and Central Africa doing a disease survey. Clare came to NZ in 1988 to join a sailing ship, sailed for 6 months around NZ waters and loved it so much she decided to stay.
Clare met her husband in Niue and they have a young son who attends a local school. She is passionate about her job, gardening and cooking! She has a special interest in children, teenagers and women's health.
Dr David Smylie gained his medical degree from Aberdeen University, and completed specialist training in General Practice at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England. In 1992 Dr David moved to Paeroa, New Zealand where he helped establish the new Paeroa Medical Centre. In 1999, after a spell as a Registrar in Endocrinology at Waikato Hospital, Dr David and his family moved to Connecticut USA, where he worked as a Family Practitioner. In 2004 Dr David became a partner at NorthCare Medical Centre in Hamilton. Dr David also spent time in Melbourne as medical director of a primary care clinic before working in various parts of Australia - including some remote Aboriginal communities. Dr David enjoys all aspects of General medicine, especially paediatrics, dermatology and travel medicine. Dr David has been with our team since 2016.
Dr Khalil completed his training at Cairo University and then qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with special training in Urology. He is a very experienced GP who has worked in Ireland and the UK for 20 years before making the decision to immigrate to NZ in 2009. For the past 9 years he has worked at Matamata Medical Centre whilst recently relocating to Cambridge with his wife and family. Dr Khalil is also experienced in emergency medicine and minor surgery, including vasectomies.
Dr Khalil is married and has two sons. In his spare time Dr Khalil enjoys cycling, running and socialising with his family.
Dr Mark joined our team in February 2018. He completed his degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Leicester, England in 2009. After working in London, he moved to New Zealand in 2011 where he worked at Waikato Hospital and other Hamilton medical centres. He has an Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy with experience in minor surgery such as mole/lesion removal, phenol matrixectomy (partial toe nail removal) and simple acute wound closures.
Born in the Netherlands Dr Judikje received her Medical Degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2006. After working a few years in Emergency Medicine, she completed her training in General Practice in 2013. Two years later she moved to New Zealand with her partner and daughter and has been a GP in Tokoroa and Te Awamutu.
Dr Judikje has a strong Sport Medicine background, also working as a sports doctor for High Performance Sport New Zealand. She completed her Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2016. She has an active lifestyle being a competitive cyclist and rower.
Born and raised in Minnesota, USA he completed his medical training at the University of Minnesota. Dr Rick's specialty is primary care and the relationships he develops with his patients are very important to him. Dr Rick enjoys helping patients understand their medical conditions and live healthy lives. Outside of work, he's an avid cyclist. Dr Rick enjoys road biking as well as mountain biking. He also enjoys sketching, reading, and travel and has 5 children to keep him busy.
Dr. Gretchen Bosacker earned her medical degree in South Carolina, USA in 1998 and trained in Family Medicine on active duty in the United States Navy and at the University of Florida. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine and has a passion for end-of-life care. Dr. Gretchen and her family came to New Zealand in 2018 and feel blessed to have found a new home here.
Born and raised in Pakistan, Dr Sadiya Naeem completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2006 at the University of Punjab, Pakistan. She moved to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband and daughter. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Auckland University in 2014. Dr Sadiya worked at the Waikato DHB from July 2014 to end of 2017 and after this worked as a GP in Paeroa and Hamilton.
Dr Sadiya is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. She enjoys singing, cooking and reading fiction.
Wendy joined our team in 2017. She has experience in working in Community Mental Health, Youth work and has also taught business studies. Prior to coming to Cambridge Medical Centre, Wendy worked as an HR consultant. Wendy's goal is to build a strong, happy team that delivers quality services to the Cambridge Community. She is open to receiving any feedback from patients so that Cambridge Medical Centre can continue to improve their services.
In her spare time Wendy is an avid runner, who likes to spend time with friends and family and explore this beautiful country.
Karen (Nurse Co-ordinator)
Sue (Medical Care Assistant)
Penny (Medical Care Assistant)
Joleen (Admin Co-ordinator)
Cathy (Clinical Administrator)