Our Team

Our Doctors

  • Dr Pat Leary

    MbChB, Dip.Obs, FRNZCGP, CAA Examiner (Grade 1)

    I have been at Devon since 1992 and am married with 3 grown children. I have an interest in minor surgery and undertake work for the Civil Aviation Authority and Police. I enjoy skiing, kiteboarding, keeping fit and going on adventures with my family.

  • Dr Nicola Jacquemard

    MbChB, FRNZCGP

    I was born and studied in South Africa. I came to NZ in 2002. I have 3 children. I enjoy all aspects of Medicine and am a panel physician for Immigration NZ. I enjoy reading, puzzles, walking my dogs and pottering on my lifestyle block. I love living and working here.

  • Dr Matt Dalman

    MbChB, Dip.Paeds, FRNZCGP

    We moved to New Plymouth in 2009 after our medical training in Dunedin. We love New Plymouth and the lifestyle if offers, it has become home. At work I particularly enjoy doing minor surgical procedures. I also undertake work for Immigration NZ and Police. We have 3 young children who keep us busy, and I enjoy playing a wide range of sports.

  • Dr Joanne Hucker

    MB ChB (Otago 2001), Dip Obs, DCH, FRNZCGP

    I am of European and Māori (Nga Puhi) descent. I have a special interest in mental wellbeing, women’s health, child/whanau health. Outside work I enjoy the arts, travelling, gardening, playing the piano and spending time with my husband and 3 children.

  • Dr Ann Edwards

    MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP

    I worked as a solo rural GP in South Taranaki for 17 years. I gained my fellowship in 2000 and moved to New Plymouth in 2007.
    I have an interest in pediatrics and lifestyle medicine. I am married with 2 adult children and like to sail in my spare time.

  • Dr Claire Hill

    BHB, MbChB, Dip.Obs, FRNZCGP

    I grew up in South Auckland and came to New Plymouth in ‘87. I joined the Devon team in ‘97. My husband, Stuart, and I have raised 4 children. I enjoy climbing, hiking, jogging, swimming, cycling, as well as cooking and reading.

  • Dr Christina Ng

    MBBS, FRNZCGP

    I was born in Malaysia and trained in Melbourne and NZ. I have spent the last 17 years in New Plymouth. I am married with 4 teenage children. I enjoy people and beautiful Taranaki.

  • Dr Neelam Dalman

    MBChB, Dip.Paeds, PGCertMedSc, FRNZCGP

    I grew up in Christchurch, Pakistan, and Egypt. My parents have roots in Westland and Taranaki. My husband and I moved to New Plymouth directly after training. I have completed post-graduate study in pediatrics and women’s health. I enjoy creative pursuits, jogging and spending time with our three children.

  • Dr Nicholas Jenkins

    MBChB, Dip Paeds

    I grew up in Queenstown and then trained in Dunedin and Christchurch. My wife and I moved to New Plymouth in 2014 and now have three young children. We love the New Plymouth community and the lifestyle the region provides. I particularly enjoy surfing, diving, and hunting.

  • Dr Phil Weeks

    I am originally from England and emigrated to NZ with my family in 2014 and now call Taranaki home. I have worked as a GP for the last seven years in New Plymouth and have a special interest in cardiology and also enjoy training and mentoring medical students. I enjoy a wide range of interests outside of work and enjoy many sports from tramping and cycling to skiing, swimming, and surfing.

  • Dr Bridget Myers

    I grew up in Auckland and went to medical school at Auckland University, where I graduated in 2009. I completed my junior doctor years in Hawkes Bay where I met my future husband, Mike. Since then, we have lived in Tauranga, Christchurch, Darwin, Lower Hutt and finally moved here to settle down. We have two young children who keep us very busy. I spent three years as a pediatric registrar, a year as a medical registrar and some time in obstetrics, gynaecology, and emergency medicine before deciding to on General Practice. I qualified as a Fellow of the GP College in 2019. I have done some further training in women's health, contraception, and sexual health. I also work at Family Planning and for the Taranaki Sexual Assault Service. General Practice is an incredibly rewarding job, and it is such a privilege to be a part of people's stories. Outside work I enjoy dancing, playing the violin, hiking, and hanging out with family and friends.

Pharmacist Prescriber

  • Tess James

    Pharmacist Prescriber, PGPharm, PGDipClinPharm, PG Pharmacist Prescribing

    I can support patients with any medicines related concerns to help optimise their medication.
    My specialist area for prescribing is Type 2 Diabetes and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, however I am able to see adult patients for routine medication reviews, repeat prescriptions and any medication related concerns that patients may have. I am well supported by our clinical team.
    If you’ve ever had any questions about how your medicines work then I would be happy to discuss these with you.

  • Cristina

    Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs)

    HIPs (Health Improvement Practitioners) are registered health professionals who work alongside GP’s and nurses, helping out when any problems with living and stress are having an impact on our hauora (health and well-being).
    The HIP can practically help with:
    • Relationship issues
    • Stress & anxiety
    • Management of long-term conditions
    • Low mood
    • Chronic pain challenges
    • Sleep issues/Fatigue & tiredness
    • Lifestyle changes/feeling stuck
    • Child/youth behavioral issues
    • Reducing/quitting smoking
    • Any other life or health problem

    Anyone of any age can see the HIP & sessions are FREE
    Interested? Book in at your GP clinic or ask your Dr or nurse about it today.