Ropata Medical Centre - 577 High Street, Lower Hutt

Opening Hours : Mon - Fri (7.30am - 10pm) Sat (8am - 6pm) Sun (9am - 6pm)
  Contact : (04) 920 0800

Our Doctors & Medical Staff

Meet Our Great Doctors & Medical Staff

Our team of doctors is dedicated to looking after you and your family in Lower Hutt.

Dr.-Don-Barrett
Dr. Don Barrett

Dr Barrett is a general practitioner who joined the practice in 1982 as a registrar and became a partner in 1985. Dr Barrett has qualifications from the Universities of Auckland and Otago.

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Dr. Irene Forsyth

Dr Forsyth is a general practitioner who’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre since 1982. Dr Forsyth has qualifications from the University of Auckland

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Dr. Chris Masters

Dr Masters is a general practitioner with a special interest in travel medicine and well health management. He’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre since 1997, first as a registrar, then as a partner from 1999.

Dr.-Sarah-Painter
Dr. Sarah Painter

Dr Painter is a general practitioner who’s been enjoying looking after her patients and their families since she joined Ropata Medical Centre as a registrar in 1999. She left Ropata in 2001 and returned as an associate in 2008, and is now a partner.

Gillian-Yardley
Dr. Gillian Yardley

Dr Yardley is a general practitioner who’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre, first as a registrar in 2000, then as a locum and associate in 2001, and as a partner from 2006.

Dr.-Stewart-Reid
Dr. Stewart Reid

Dr Reid is a general practitioner with a special interest in travel medicine and vaccination. He’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre since 1985.

Dr.-Paul-Rowan
Dr. Paul Rowan

Dr Rowan is a general practitioner who has been a partner at Ropata Medical Centre since 2008, and is now the practice’s managing partner.

Brenda-Smith
Dr. Brenda Smith

Dr Smith is a general practitioner with a special interest in women’s health who’s been at practice since 1997.

Dr.-Rose-Johnston
Dr. Rose Johnston

Dr Johnston is a general practitioner who’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre since 1981, apart from the five years spent practising in the United Kingdom (UK) in the mid-80s.

Dr.-Sonja-Bodley
Dr. Sonja Bodley

Dr Bodley is a general practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery, and fertility medicine.

Doctor Matthew van Rij
Dr. Matthew van Rij

Dr van Rij is a general practitioner who’s been looking after patients at Ropata Medical Centre since 2009.

Michael-Lin
Dr Michael Lin

Dr. Michael Lin is a General Practitioner living in Hataitai, and working in Lower Hutt. He has a special interest in nutrition in the context of health maintenance, and diabetes.

lower hutt nursing team
Nursing Team

Our team of 14 registered nurses offer a full range of health services. Our nurses offer appointments between 8.00am - 7.30pm on weekdays and between 9.30am - 12 noon on Saturdays.