KMC will be saying goodbye to Chan at the end of December, after 27 years here. If you are registered with Chan please call or chat with us next time you are in about registering with one of the other members of the GP team. A letter to patients from Chan is below.
My dear patient
I am writing to you to let you know that I will be leaving Karori Medical Center (KMC) at the end of this year – December 2023.
I signal this to you, ahead of time, to give you plenty of notice and to allow you time to find a new GP, to be your partner, on your health journey.
I have been at KMC for 27 years, and it has been a wonderous journey, and a time when I have grown as a person and doctor with your help. Being a GP has been a vocation, and I have tried to provide a professional, and caring service, based on honesty and integrity and to the best of my ability with the resources available. I know I have not always lived up to the standards I set myself, and I apologise if I have failed you in any way during my time.
It has not been an easy decision to leave, but while I am ‘young’ enough, I would like a change in my life and a new set of challenges. I have no idea what is next, but I need to leave KMC, to free up time for myself, to be available for new ventures within primary care.
KMC has been my second home and will always be special to me. I cherish all the people who I have worked with at the medical center. They are an amazingly resillient, adaptable, capable and caring group of professionals, who go beyond what is required in their roles, often making personal sacrifices to do their jobs and often without recognition.
I have the upmost confidence in their ability and the future of KMC. My family are currently and will continue to be registered with the Centre, because of the trust I have in them. The Centre has a wide variety of doctors, of varying ages and with varying sub specialties, and so I would urge you to start the process to find your best fit, given my pending abscence.
I am so grateful to have had the privilege to look after you and to be a part of your lives, during the joyous moments as well as sharing the unfortunate downs that are an inevitable part of being human. There is no other job I would have rather done because it has touched me to the core, to be a part of your life, and often your families’ lives, in Karori and the suburbs and sometimes beyond. Thank you so much for that honour.
I wish you all the best, and know that there are amazing health professionals at KMC who will be able to care for you, as I have done, or better!
Noho ora mai
Ahakoa whati te manga, e takoto ana anō te kōhiwi
Although the branch is broken off, the trunk remains
00Fiona McConnonFiona McConnon2023-09-05 11:23:362023-09-05 11:23:36Dr Chan Dassanayake to leave KMC in December
As a practice we have reviewed the way the Manage My Health is working. We want to maintain this service as it is an effective and convenient way to access your health record and provider. However, the workload that is involved in offering this service to our patients has increased dramatically and we find ourselves unable to continue with the current structure.
From January 16th 2023 the following will apply: a $25 payment will be required to email your GP via Manage My Health for brief medical contact.
The existing $25 charge for a prescription request remains unchanged.
If your GP believes that your question or concern requires an appointment then the $25 Manage My Health fee will be credited toward the cost of your consultation.
00Fiona McConnonFiona McConnon2022-12-20 14:25:282022-12-20 14:25:28Manage My Health Update
After a career covering 43 years, Dr Peter Moodie has made the decision to retire. Peter was a founding partner of the medical centre in 1976 when a group of four GPs moved in to the purpose built premises here at 11 Parkvale Road. He also held the position of Medical Director at Pharmac for 14 years until 2013 while continuing to work part time as a GP.
Karori Medical Centre has had some notable achievements over these years including becoming the first practice in the country to become fully computerised (1986); one of the first to bring in capitation; the first to become an IPA (Independent Practice Association) and becoming a single practice PHO (Primary Health organisation- 2004). Peter has championed the use of the patient portal, ManageMyHealth, for our patients and we continue to have to best enrolment rate nationally. Our current focus is the implementation of the Health Care Home model of care and Peter has kept the momentum going at KMC while also contributing to discussions to ensure that the model is appropriate for the wellington environment. Peter’s vision for patient care and his energy have kept the practice at the cutting edge of modern primary health care. With his particular interests of diabetes, medical applications and IT, data collection and analysis he has maintained an interest in developments in patient care. He has represented the medical centre across the health sector and in 2016 chaired the Primary Care Working Group which produced a report to the Ministry of Health, providing a series of recommendations around primary care sustainability and the Very Low Cost Access Scheme. He has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound. These are only a few of his many achievements.
Peter would like to thank all of the patients who have seen him over the years. He commented that his interactions with patients were enriching and that he is very aware that none of his achievements would have been possible without you, the patients.
Peter will finish on the 31st July and we wish him well in this next phase of his life, including a trip overseas to meet up with his newly arrived French/Kiwi grandson, Théo.
Many of you regard Peter as ‘your doctor’ and may be wondering which doctor you can see in the future. The Directors and staff at Karori Medical centre value having you as a patient of the medical centre and are committed to ensuring that we meet your health needs. We want to reassure you that there are other doctors who are able to help you. If you are not sure who to see or have any queries, please talk to our staff who will be happy to tell you more about your options.
https://www.kmc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/petermoodie.jpg167250Fiona McConnonFiona McConnon2019-06-05 16:42:332019-06-06 17:54:46Dr Peter Moodie is retiring
“Family doctors are prioritising phone calls from patients to ensure that those who are acutely unwell can get appointments the same day. It’s among a raft of changes being adopted by GP practices to deal with rapidly rising demand and an increasingly stretched GP workforce.”
Charles is a fan of the Manage My Health website offered by Karori Medical Centre that allows patients to view their own medical records via the “patient portals” system. He was our first patient to sign up for the service and there are now nearly 5000 users.
https://www.kmc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1464584341777.jpg349620Fiona McConnonFiona McConnon2016-05-31 11:24:402016-05-31 11:34:17Karori Medical Centre uses a website allowing patients to get advice and check records online
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