Doctors on Riccarton is a friendly, modern general practice committed to providing high quality and equitable care to you and your family.

About us

Our team of doctors, nurses and radiographers (medical radiation technololgists or MRTs) have a wide range of skills to cater for your many medical needs. Our comprehensive range of services includes an Xray facility, fracture clinic and travel vaccinations.

We also have allied health professionals working with us including a health and wellbeing team comprising Health Improvement Practitioners and a Health Coach.

Doctors on Riccarton has been serving the community since 1997 (initially as Shand Crescent Medical Centre).

Doctors

Dr Colin Chin

Dr Colin Chin is one of the co-founders of Doctors on Riccarton. A graduate from the University of Otago, Colin worked in Sydney for 6 years in a variety fields, including Obstetrics, Sports Medicine and General Practice. He moved back to Christchurch in 1997 to set up Practice with his sister, Dr Adrienne Chin. Additional interests include Occupational Health, Minor Surgery, Older Persons Health and Travel Medicine. Dr Colin Chin is married with 3 sons. While passionate about multi-sports (he has been a Coast to Coast and iron man competitor), his busy schedule has meant paring back to the brisk 5km Saturday Park Run run which he finds fits in better with his work schedule.

Dr Adrienne Chin is also a co-founder of Doctors On Riccarton. A graduate of the University of Otago, she has spent time working as a doctor in the UK and Sydney before returning home to Christchurch. She has been working as a GP since 1995. Dr Adrienne Chin’s interests are children’s and women’s health. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, cycling and windsurfing.

Dr Kent Johnston

Dr Kent Johnston grew up in South Canterbury and graduated in 2002 from the University of Otago. After graduating, Dr Johnston worked in hospitals in Tauranga, the West Coast, Australia and Christchurch, as well as a short stint in Indonesia after the tsunami in 2006. He joined Doctors On Riccarton in 2009. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family. His main interests includes church, the movies, and tramping and exploring the great outdoors with his wife and children.

Dr Nigel Yeoh

Dr Nigel Yeoh is also a University of Otago graduate. He spent 3 months in his post graduate year 2 with Doctors on Riccarton in 2015  and, after a broad range of rotations at Christchurch Hospital, is now back with us working since the end of 2017. He obtained his Fellowship in General Practice in 2019.  He has a range of interests, including Women’s Health. He also works as a Police Medical Officer for the NZ Police.

When not at work, Nigel enjoys being active with his 3 young daughters and playing the cajon in his church’s band alongside his wife Liz on keyboard.

Dr Su Yee is originally from Malaysia and a graduate from the University of Auckland.

She has an interest in all aspects of General Practice, including minor surgery procedures and Women’s Health.

When not at work, Su enjoys time with her young family.

Nurses Practitioner Intern

Vivian

Born and raised in China, Vivian studied medicine for 4 years before moving to Christchurch in 2002. In 2005, Vivian joined Doctors on Riccarton as a receptionist while completing her nursing studies at CPIT (now known as ARA). Since 2006 Vivian has been working as a registered nurse. She can speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English fluently. Vivian was awarded a Pegasus Chair & CEO special award in 2009 for her services to nursing.

Vivian has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Health, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Nursing, earning this with Distinction through the University of Otago. She is currently a Nurse Prescriber and a Nurse Practitioner Intern.

She manages to juggle her studies and work while being the mother of two young children! She loves going out with her family for walks and hikes and goes to Parkrun on the weekends. She is also a keen photography hobbyist.

Nurse Prescriber

Registered nurse prescribers can prescribe some medicines for common and long-term conditions.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are experienced nurses who have completed their master’s degree with advanced education and clinical training. They can prescribe medications, order tests, and refer patients as GPs.

Nurses

Lynne Doubleday

An experienced Practice Nurse with over 40 years of nursing under her belt, Lynne has worked in places as diverse as a Tibetan village in Sichuan, China and in a women’s health camp in Nepal. Born in Invercargill, she has lived and worked the length of New Zealand, finally settling down in Christchurch. Lynne is passionate about continuous professional development and in 2010 completed her Graduate Certificate in Nursing. Happily married with 3 grown boys and 2 grandchildren, Lynne likes to read, sing, sew, play the flute and garden in her spare time

Tania Grose

Born and raised in Christchurch of Dutch parentage, Tania did most of her schooling and nurse training in the Garden City. She worked in the Emergency Department before taking time off to raise her two daughters. A stint at the 24 Hour Surgery followed. Tania has been working at Doctors on Riccarton since 2002. Her interests include reading, walking her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Carolyn Davidson

Carolyn was born in Hawkes Bay. She spent 10 years working in cardiology at Christchurch Hospital, before joining the team at DOR as a Practice Nurse in 2010. Carolyn has a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren currently. Her interests include gardening, tramping, walking Molly her dog, caravanning with friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Shelley Wang

Shelley originates from China and joined Doctors on Riccarton in early 2015. She studied nursing and worked for two years in China before coming to Christchurch. She has also completed her Bachelor of Nursing in New Zealand at ARA. She has taken up many of the professional development opportunities available to her and now has a wide range of practice nursing skills and knowledge under her belt.

Her interests include watching movies, exercising and catching up with friends in her spare time. Shelley speaks Mandarin and English.

Cindy Lei

Cindy completed her nursing degree in China. After working in China for a few years in theater and medical nursing , she decided to pursue her nursing career further afield. She came to NZ at the end of 2010 and completed a competency assessment programme to gain NZ registration. She has been working as a nurse in NZ since 2012, firstly in aged care and at Doctors on Riccarton since 2016.

Cindy is really enjoying working in General Practice as she is able to build professional relationships with patients to help make a difference to their health. She enjoys the ongoing training in nursing practice to enhance her knowledge. She has recently returned to part-time nursing after taking maternity leave. Cindy speaks Mandarin and English.

Alex Zhang

Alex has been working at Doctors on Riccarton since completing a Bachelor of Nursing at ARA in mid 2017. During her studies, Alex worked as a healthcare assistant in a Rest Home. She is enjoying all the training opportunities to develop and hone her skills as a Practice Nurse. She is currently working towards becoming a Nurse Preceptor, helping students, graduates and new nurses on their nursing professional journey.

Originally from China, Alex has embraced life in New Zealand. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sketching, swimming and going to the movies. She speaks Mandarin and English.

Lisa Yu

Lishan (Lisa) joined Doctors on Riccarton in August, 2019. Lisa came to New Zealand from China after finishing high school. She completed a Bachelor of Nursing at ARA and worked in Aged Care after graduating. She is embracing all the professional development opportunities available to her and enjoying the diversity of nursing in general practice.

Lisa’s interests include watching movies and reading books, and learning Japanese. She likes to catch up with friends and family in her spare time. She speaks Cantonese, Taishanese (Toisan), Mandarin and English.

Jordan Zheng

Jordan completed a Bachelor of Nursing at Jinan University, China. She then went on to study Nursing at ARA Institute of Canterbury. Jordan enjoys General Practice for the holistic approach it offers and the chance to work alongside patients and their families over time. Jordan joined the Doctors on Riccarton nursing team during her transitional placement as a nursing student and we were so impressed with her that we invited her to be a permanent team member after completing her studies at the end of 2019. While studying at ARA, she worked as a hospital aid in different hospitals and rest homes.

Jordan speaks Mandarin, a little Cantonese, and English. She is currently on maternity leave.

Nicole Cant

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science with majors in Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Otago in 2018, Nicole opted for a career in nursing. She completed a Masters in Nursing in 2020 with Distinction and soon after joined us at Doctors on Riccarton. She is passionate about a career in Practice Nursing as she enjoys the multipronged approach of the role, from preventative care such as immunisations, screening, education and health promotion, to effective management of acute and chronic conditions. She is eager for every training opportunity and would like to further her career with continued post graduate studies.

May joined our team on completion of her Nursing Studies at ARA in mid 2021. Originally from China with a background in Business Management and Accountancy, May has enjoyed the many opportunities New Zealand has provided, changing her career to Nursing. May speaks English, Mandarin and Korean. We look forward to supporting May in her new career as a Practice Nurse, which she is very keen to develop.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her young family.
Vicky Zhu

Vicky is the newest member of the Doctors on Riccarton nursing team, joining at the beginning of 2022. Originally from China, Vicky attended high school in Christchurch before completing her Bachelor of Nursing at ARA. Having worked in Aged Care, Vicky is excited to be embarking on her primary healthcare journey and the diverse learning opportunities this will open up. In her short time here, she is already an integrated member of the team.

Vicky speaks Cantonese, Taishanese (Toisan), Mandarin and English.

Medical Radiation Technologists

Sam Grieve

Samantha Grieve completed her Medical Imaging training at CPIT. After graduating, Sam worked in Dunedin and Christchurch Hospitals before joining our team in 2009. Her interests include movies and shopping, she is also a big foodie! Sam currently enjoys juggling her role at Doctors on Riccarton with motherhood.

Amira was trained as a Medical Radiation Technologist at CPIT (now known as ARA). She has been working part-time as a radiographer at Doctors on Riccarton since 2006. Amira also works at Christchurch Hospital in cardiology imaging.

Health Improvement Practitioners and Health Coach

Brendan Silifant
Brendan has been a member of the Doctors on Riccarton team since 2010. He has bachelors degrees in philosophy and psychology and a masters degree in counselling.
Brendan has worked in primary care mental health for 12 years with a wide range of patient concerns including grief, trauma, mood, anxiety, substance misuse, life adjustment, stress, relationship issues etc.
Brendan has a particular interest in contemporary evidenced based and theoretically grounded cognitive and behavioral therapies, specialising in mindfulness based approaches. He works primarily within a focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model.
Jess Calder

Jess completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Otago Polytechnic before going on to complete a post graduate certificate in Health Science (Mental Health and Addictions) with the Auckland University of Technology. She has worked in various mental health inpatient, community, and school-based settings in New Zealand and the UK. She completed the Health Improvement Practitioner training with Te Pou and started working at Doctors on Riccarton in 2021. When not at work Jess enjoys cooking, hiking and pilates.

Liza was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to New Zealand in 2006. Liza completed her degree in Nutrition back home. She worked as a Community Support Worker under Mental Health Service here in Christchurch for over 12 years.

Liza is a proud mum of two grown up daughters. When not at work, she enjoys dancing, baking, gardening, spending time at church and being with her family and friends.

On maternity leave

Administrators

Marina Chin

Marina Chin has been with the Practice since it first began operations as Shand Crescent Medical Centre in 1997.  She is married to Dr Colin Chin and they have 3 adult sons.

Ling Zhang

Ling has worked on and off at Doctors on Riccarton since 2000. Starting as a part-time receptionist during her university days, she left to live and work in Mount Cook for a short while, returned, and then got married and lived in Japan for a number of years before returning once again.

Jennifer Cheng

Jennifer is originally from Taiwan. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin. She has worked at Doctors on Riccarton since 2012.

Receptionists

Our helpful reception/administrative team are your first point of contact. They are more than happy to assist you when you need to make an appointment or have any queries.

Our team of receptionists and administrators speak the following languages:

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Korean

Reception Team Leader

  • Betty

Our reception team are:

  • KumFun
  • Alice
  • Carol
  • Kangsook
  • Anna
  • Ronnie
  • Reshnee
  • Betty
  • Coco
  • Molly

Teaching

We host trainee doctors, nurses and GP registrars on a regular basis. The passing on of knowledge and skills is highly valued at Doctors on Riccarton. Being future focused, we strongly believe in encouraging new doctors and nurses to choose General Practice as a career specialty to ensure future generations of patients will always have a family doctor available to them.

New GPs will receive mentoring to ensure they develop their competencies. It is our aim to have all our doctors achieve their GP fellowship.

We have senior nurses who are preceptors for nursing students. We regularly host final year students at Doctors on Riccarton.

For patients, rest assured that the quality of your care is not compromised. Having trainees means that our experienced staff members need to be continually updating their own knowledge and skills. We really appreciate your co-operation in ensuring the continuation of the general practice workforce.

Employment

Doctors on Riccarton is a 5 FTE GP practice. We are a well equipped, modern practice supported by excellent nurses and friendly administrative staff. Our patient population is culturally, socially and age diverse.

Members of our staff have been past colleague-nominated Pegasus award winners. We are enthusiastic and innovative and welcome any queries from aspiring GPs.