This page shows a list of doctors in New Zealand who have an interest in, or specialize in the practice of Occupational Medicine.

Doctors wanting to modify or add a listing should provide details to webmaster@anzsom.org.nz

Details in the listings below are provided by the doctor. ANZSOM has simplified your search by adopting a colour code.

  • Those that the committee has confirmed to hold a specialist qualification in Occupational Medicine are listed in red, with their qualification shown (which may be Australasian [RACP]; English [RCP]; or Irish [RCPI] in origin).
  • For those confirmed as holding relevant Occupational Medicine Diplomas or who are Registrars (undergoing specialist training), there is blue highlighting.
  • Those listed in black have an interest in the field of occupational medicine. This is a level sometimes termed GPSI (GP with a Special Interest). The committee did confirm, when they first joined ANZSOM, that they held a basic medical degree (MB ChB or equivalent). It is over to you to check with the Medical Council on their current standing. These doctors may also by now qualify to belong in the red or blue group, but have simply not yet applied for a higher listing. You may need to ask the doctor about qualifications held.

For more information about these different levels of expertise, see “What is Occupational Medicine?

Qualifications - Medical Council

You can look up a doctor’s qualifications on the Medical Council of New Zealand website (“Find a Registered Doctor” page, which was upgraded in 2012 to provide such details in full). This may also help you to obtain an impression about each doctor’s length of experience in the field.

However, the Medical Council no longer record details of Diplomas, so newer qalifications may not be listed. If in doubt, look at the doctor’s website, or email for information.

Meanwhile, ANZSOM is working to ensure its own listings will soon all be valid and up-to-date. Our information sheet “What is Occupational Medicine?” (geared to the New Zealand scene) is about the type of doctors working in this area.

You may also find useful this sheet produced by the UK Faculty of Occupational Medicine: Engaging an Occupational Physician. Bear in mind it refers to quality controls applying in the UK.

Northland

Dr Jim McLeod

MB ChB, Dip Occ Health Practice, Dip Occ Med
Company Medic – [Northland and Nationwide via clinic network]
  • Full range of OCC health services
  • Rehabilitation, systems and advice
  • Pre-employment
  • Surveillance

Auckland

Dr CTC Kenny

FAFOEM (RACP)
Specialist Occupational Physician

Occupational Medicine (North Shore) Ltd

Dr Chris Walls

FAFOEM (RACP)
Occupational Medicine Specialist
General Specialist occupational medical services and consultancy.

Areas of interest include:

  • Prevention and rehabilitation of back pain sufferers
  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational stress
  • Forearm pain problems

Dr Rod Nicholson

FAFOEM (RACP)
  • Musculo-skeletal medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Workplace hazard assessment
  • Environmental medicine

Dr Kai Andreas

FRNZCGP MBChB,, Dip. Occup. Med. (Auckland)
Occupational Medical Pratitioner
  • Full range of OCC health services
  • Rehabilitation, systems and advice
  • Pre-employment
  • Surveillance

Work Wellness

Tauranga/Bay of Plenty

Dr Rod Douglas

MB, ChB

I am happy to provide advice on any medically-related occupational issues including:

  • Fitness for work and return to work advice
  • Illness and injury assessment and management
  • Health and safety policy advice

Dr Ian Gourlay

MB ChB, M Av Med, PG Dip Occ Med, FRNZCGP, Cert Health Ed.

Edgecumbe based

Occupational Medicine Assessments.

  • File Review
  • Cover Decision Advice
  • Case Management Facilitation™
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Pathways to Work™
  • Rehabilitation Programmes

South Auckland/Waikato/Hamilton and Bay of Plenty

Dr Michael Kahan

FAFOEM (RACP)
Occupational Physician
  • Early Intervention Assessment
  • Worksite Assessment
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Assessments
  • Concussion Service
  • Environmental Medicine

Waikato Occupational Services Limited

Dr Mike Causer

FAFOEM (RACP) FRNZCGP Grad IOSH
Experienced in Health & Safety Management Systems and enjoys supporting company Health & Safety Advisors with the health aspects of their remit including health risk assessment, health surveillance programming and control of critical health risks.
  • Occupational health assessments
  • Company Medical Officer duties (regular/ ad hoc)
  • Consulting on management of workplace health issues
  • H&S Management Systems (trained BSI:OHSAS 18001 Lead auditor)
  • Advice on duty of care under HSWA
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Medicals (OGUK)

I hold regular clinics in Hamilton and South Auckland but am happy to provide consulting services to other NZ locations.

Workplace Health Partners Limited

Hawkes Bay/East Coast

Dr Caroline Young

MRPharmS, MBChB, D Occ Med, FRNZCGP

All aspects of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including:

  • Worksite occupational medical assessments
  • Illness and Injury and workplace stress management
  • Pre-employment assessments
  • Independent Medical Assessments
  • Vocational Independent Medical Assessments
  • Drug and Alcohol testing
  • NZ Transport Agency driver examinations

Hastings, Whanganui, Palmerston North, New Plymouth

Dr Moazzam Zaidi

MBBS, PhD, FAFOEM, FFOM, AFRACMA, AMNZCPHM, MRO, MPH, DIH, CIH, CRSP, CCEP

Occupational Medicine Specialist

Areas of interest:

  • Medical case review
  • Independent Medical Assessments
  • File Review
  • Rehabilitation & Return to work
  • Drug & Alcohol, Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Corporate Safety & Wellness
  • Safety & Wellness, training, and seminars
  • Occupational Hygiene & Safety audit

Wairarapa

Dr Matt Mills

MB, ChB
Occupational Medical advice to meet the occupational health needs of your business with experience in: The timber industry (Mills and Logging) KiwiRail Hospital work Employment medicals.

Wellington

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Consultants

Dr Michael Antoniadis

FAFOEM (RACP), FRNZCGP
Occupational Medicine Specialist

Providing a range of specialist occupational medicine services:

  • Work Fitness Assessments
  • Medico-Legal Assessments
  • Impairment Assessments
  • Workplace Health Monitoring
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Assessment of causation regarding work related illness or injury

For appointments or enquiries, Rosemary: 027 241 2459 or email: Rosemary@workdocs.co.nz.

Dr James Harman

FAFOEM (RACP)
My main focus is clinical occupational medicine including:
  • Fitness to work assessment
  • Rehabilitation following illness/injury
  • Impairment assessment
  • Assessment of possible occupational illness/injury for clarification of causation and advice on management

Dr Simon Ryder-Lewis

FFOM (RCPI)
We provide independent Occupational Medicine Specialist Services to New Zealand and overseas businesses. Our team offers a range of services to meet the occupational health needs of your business and is headed by our Specialist Occupational Physician.
  • Individual work site assessments
  • Pre-employment medical assessments
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Training for staff and management
  • Health monitoring and wellness programmes
  • New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) driver examinations
  • Development of individualised health and safety policy and procedures
  • Independent medical opinions and medico-legal opinions.

Dr Alison (Milly) Hanlon

MBBS MRCGP DFSRH MFOM

Wellington Based

Occupational Medicine Specialist Assessments in major centres throughout New Zealand, specialising in Complex Cases.

  • File Review
  • Cover Decision Advice
  • Case Management Facilitation™
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Pathways to Work™
  • Rehabilitation Programmes

New Zealand, Australia and Pacific

South Island

Nelson / Tasman Region

Dr Scott Newburn

FAFOEM (RACP)
Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
MBChB,Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, C.I.M.E.

Hemisphere Health provides Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation services, Health & Safety consultancy and training in the Nelson/Tasman Region.

Scope of Practice:

  • Independent Medical Assessments and File Review
  • Return to Work Rehabilitation and complex case management
  • Health & Safety Consultancy
  • Workplace wellness and health promotion services
  • Fitness for work and pre employment assessments
  • Health & Safety workplace training and group seminars

Hemisphere Health Ltd

Otago/Southland/Christchurch Regions

Dr Nicholas Yarnall – Occupational Physician

MBChB, MRCGP (1999), MFOM, FAFOEM, DRCOG, PG Dip Av Med

Providing specialist assessments advice and consultancy services in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Scope of Practice:

  • Independent Medical Assessments and File Reviews
  • Consultancy in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Case Management, including complex cases
  • Occupational Physician Assessments
  • Rehabilitation and return to work advice and assessments
  • Advice on control and assessment of workplace hazards, risk assessment and workplace controls.

Nick is based in Dunedin and holds regular clinics in Dunedin, Central Otago, Invercargill and Christchurch

Industrial Occcupational & Environmental Medicine Dunedin Limited

Dr David Beaumont

MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, NIOSH, MFOM, FAFOEM

Occupational Medicine Specialist Assessments in major centres throughout New Zealand, specialising in Complex Cases.

  • File Review
  • Cover Decision Advice
  • Case Management Facilitation™
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Pathways to Work™
  • Rehabilitation Programmes

Dr Martin Robb

FAFOEM (RACP)
Occupational Physician Assessments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Return to work assessments including IMA and VIMA

Christchurch/Canterbury

Dr Mary Obele

BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipOccMed (dist), FAFOEM (RACP), MRO
Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Scope of Practice:

  • NZ and international
  • Fitness for work
  • Workplace risks, hazards, legislation, wellness
  • Illness and injury rehabilitation
  • Asbestos
  • Drug and alcohol medical review officer
  • Environmental medicine
  • Industrial and national health policy consultant.

Dr Gerard Walker

Specialist in Occupational Medicine
MBChB, DCH, Dip.Occ.Med., FAFOEM (RACP), MFOM (RCPI)

Dr Andrew Hilliard

Specialist in Occupational and Environment Medicine

FAFOEM (RACP), MFOM (RCP)

  • Pre-employment and Fitness for Work assessments
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work assessments following illness/injury
  • Independent Medical Assessments
  • Advice on complex cases
  • File Reviews
  • Workplace hazard assessment
  • Environmental medicine

Nexus Occupational Health Limited

Dr Michael England

MBBS MFOM MSc FFSEM(UK) MFMML

Christchurch Based

Occupational Medicine Specialist Assessments in major centres throughout New Zealand, specialising in Complex Cases.

  • File Review
  • Cover Decision Advice
  • Case Management Facilitation™
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Pathways to Work™
  • Rehabilitation Programmes

Dr Maartje Lyons

MB ChB, BSoc Sc

Christchurch Based

Occupational Medicine Assessments.

  • File Review
  • Cover Decision Advice
  • Case Management Facilitation™
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work
  • Pathways to Work™
  • Rehabilitation Programmes

Ashburton/Mid-Canterbury

Dr John Guthrie

MB, ChB
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Advice on workplace Health and Safety.

Lower South Island

Dr Mike Anderson

FFOM (RCPI)

Mike Lives in Central Otago and holds clinics in Central Otago, Oamaru, Dunedin and Invercargill.

His interests cover most aspects of Occupational Medicine, and he is a Professional Practice Fellow in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. Here he teaches Occupational Medicine to undergraduate medical students and Occupation Health Practice to Post Graduate students.

He has also trained in, and has worked in the area of Persistent (chronic) Pain Management for over 20 years.

His particular interest is the prevention of chronic pain arising from workplace practices and injuries, and the early return to work.

New Plymouth, TARANAKI

Dr Rall Koen

MB ChB
  • Employment Medicals
  • Surveillance Medical
  • Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas Medicals
  • Emergency Response Team Fitness testing
  • Workplace Screening
  • Workplace Injury Management