MBCHB (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Vascular), DDU (Vascular)
Richard specialises in arterial and vein conditions. He treats conditions such as aneurysms, arterial blockages and varicose veins. Richard is also a kidney transplant surgeon.
With over 20 years of surgical experience, he is in private practice, works for Capital & Coast District Health Board and is an honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Otago Medical School.
Richard has qualifications in vascular ultrasound scanning, which means your results are read and acted on quickly.
This means you’re in the safe hands of an experienced Specialist receiving treatment at a time and location to suit.
Melissa Chan RN
Patient satisfaction is key and Melissa oversees all business functions liaising closely with the surgeon, sonographers, management team and outlier clinics to provide great patient service and to help identify business change or growth.
Melissa has over 20 years experience as a registered nurse in operating theatres across many specialties, including coordinating the acute out-of-hours service at Wellington Hospital and as vascular theatre charge nurse.
Toyah’s 10 years experience in office administration in the health sector includes working in mental health services for CCDHB and the Disabled Services Trust.
Carolyn Kirker RN
Vascular Access Nurse Specialist
RN, BN, PG CERT HEALTHCARE
Carolyn has been a registered nurse for 18 years. She has spent the last 12 years specialising in infusion therapy and vascular access as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for IV and related therapies at Capital and Coast DHB, including setting up the nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion service in 2006.
Carolyn is passionate about high-quality vascular access care and provides ultrasound-guided PICC and vascular access device insertion and support services.