Meet the team

Even with the latest renovations to our practice, it’s still the people (your medical experts) that make health care personal for you. Below our doctors, nurses and support staff share a little about themselves.

Dr Lesley Rothwell

Dr Lesley Rothwell

GP Owner

MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip GP, Post Grad Dip Bus Admin

I have worked at City GPs for 40 years. I received the award of Member of the New Zealand Order of merit, for services to medicine in 2009 and enjoy the wide variety of general practice, and the long term care of families is a great joy.

Outside medicine I love spending time with my mokapuna, gardening, photography, reading and travel.

Dr Clare O’Brien

Dr Clare O’Brien

GP Owner

MBChB, BSc Hon, FRNZCGP, DCH, Dip. Travel Medicine

I am a born and bred Wellingtonian and I love this city, its culture and its food and coffee. I studied medicine late after having my three children. Prior to this I had completed and honours degree in physiology and worked briefly in medical research. I graduated in 1995 and started working at City GPs in 2001. I have completed post graduate diplomas in travel medicine and child health.

I love general practice because I get to know so many people young and old. Every day is different with different challenges.

Outside of work I love tramping, gardening, cooking and travelling, especially to see my family who are now scattered around the country and globe.


Dr Sarah Sawrey

Dr Sarah Sawrey

GP Owner

MBChB, FRNZCGP

I have enjoyed working at City GPs for nearly three decades. I am interested in all aspects of general practice and feel very fortunate to be doing a job I love.

My interests outside of work include sport (watching and participating), reading, travel, the DomPost quizzes and, if I’m honest, Candy Crush!

I am happily married with two adult children.

Dr Tony McNaughton

Dr Tony McNaughton

GP Owner

MBChB, DipObsMedGyn, DipComEmMed, FRNZCGP

I enjoy all aspects of family medicine and see patients with a variety of needs and problems. I moved to settle in Wellington in 2010 from small town rural New Zealand where I had worked as for the previous 10 years. I have undertaken postgraduate learning in obstetrics and gynaecology, and emergency medicine. I work most days and when not seeing patients I am assisted by Dr Monika Vieregg.


Dr Tim McLeod

Dr Tim McLeod

GP Owner

MBChB, FRNZCGP

I joined City GPs as a partner in 2014 having working as a general practitioner in Wellington for the previous 10 years. I am interested in all aspects of general practice and finds this provides a very stimulating and rewarding career. Through competitive cycling I have developed an interest in nutrition, fitness and wellness which I enjoy sharing with patients where needed.

I am married with two young girls who keep me very busy outside of work.

Dr Tony (TJ) Jenks

Dr Tony (TJ) Jenks

GP Owner

MBCH, FRNZCGP, Dip Paediatrics

I am an experienced doctor having worked in hospitals in New Zealand and overseas before training in General Practice. I have enjoyed working as a GP in the Wellington region for the last seven years and have come from another group practice setting. Over this time I enjoyed developing patient relationships and being involved in the local community.
I completed my medical training at the University of Otago and also hold a Diploma in Paediatrics from the University of Auckland. My GP fellowship was completed in Wellington. Outside of work, I enjoy running and surfing, and spending time with my family.


Dr Michelle Mullin

Dr Michelle Mullin

Associate

MBChB, FRNZCGP

After graduating from Otago Medical School, I spent a few years travelling overseas and working in a variety of medical specialities until deciding on General Practice. I completed the training programme for this in New Zealand and have been enjoying the diversity and complex nature of general practice at City GPs since then.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family in the outdoors doing activities such as skiing and tramping.

Dr Sabine Stanley

Dr Sabine Stanley

Associate

MBChB, Dip.Obst, FRNZCGP

Originally from Germany, I attended medical school in Medical School Köln (Cologne) and arrived in NZ in 1989. I was a House surgeon/Senior House officer in both Nelson and Wellington, started with City GPs in 2007. In my spare time I am an ardent tramper and lover of the outdoors.


Dr Monika Vieregg

Dr Monika Vieregg

Associate

I’m a parent of an adult daughter and have a small fluffy dog. I worked as a nurse before retraining as a doctor. I have interest and experience in youth health, older adult health, and travel medicine, and I enjoy the huge variety and satisfaction of working in general practice. I believe in working in partnership with patients to achieve their best health while respecting their priorities and values. In my spare time I like to travel to new and interesting places, go tramping in the NZ wilderness, and I try to keep fit by doing Crossfit.

Lorraine Wood

Lorraine Wood

Practice Manager

MSc (Ergs), Dip Phys

As a physiotherapist I found I was often the 'ambulance at the bottom of the cliff' so looked to get further education in the prevention of injuries. This lead to studying in the UK and gaining my MSc in Human Factors and Ergonomics. I joined City GPs in 2011 as their Practice Manager and really enjoy the challenges and variety that this role offers. I am happily married with two adult sons and many animals.


Nurses

Nurses

Left to right: Leanne, Bindy, Alice, Katie, Rachel, Linzy