We are a passionate group of medical specialists, doctors and practitioners. Dr Richard Moore, Mrs Margie Humphreys and Ms Christina Cullen also hold public appointments at Tairawhiti District Health Board.
Specialist General Surgeon Mr. Rick Cirolli MD.
Specialist in General & Emergency Surgery, Affiliated FACP (Fellow of Australasian College of Phlebology)
Mr Rick Cirolli is a Specialist in General and Emergency Surgery. He has a wide scope of practice and experience in the management of many surgical conditions. Trained in Italy and London he enjoys thinking outside the square and treating the patient Not the disease.
Mr Cirolli performs laparoscopic surgery to reduce hospital stay, minimising patient discomfort and also improve the cosmetic outcome. This results in a quick return to normal physical activity and work. His lifetime goal is to educate the patient to become more aware of their own health issues. He is always looking outside the square and his latest interest is in stem cell treatments for a wide variety of conditions. His other interests are laser varicose vein treatments, skin cancer screening and surgery, gastrointestinal disease, colorectal cancer screening, bowel and breast cancer surgery and . He is a strong advocate for education and preventative measures.
Mr Cirolli keeps well informed with new medical developments. He attends the American Western Trauma Association conference in the USA and other international conferences and workshops annually.
Outside General Surgery Mr Cirolli enjoys family time with his family and partner. He enjoys travelling, skiing the great outdoors and deep-sea fishing
Vascular Sonographer Ms Bronwen Allen
DSR (Diploma Society Radiography). DMU II (Diploma Medical Ultrasound)
Bronnie’s career started as a radiographer in Middlemore Hospital and then she trained in ultrasound in the 1980’s. When the first vein clinics were set up in Akl in the mid 90’s, she became involved and hasn’t looked back! She finds it a fascinating field and consistently achieves excellent results working with Mr Rick Cirolli who she started working with in 2012. She loves going to Gisborne where she feels right at home! She was born in Te Karaka and lived there with her family (5 older brothers and sisters) until her twin brother and herself were 7. Her Dad (Jack Allen) was the headmaster of Te Karaka High School in the 1950’s.
Specialist Physician Dr Richard Moore
MB BSc Md MBA FRCP FRACP
Dr Richard Moore graduated from Guy’s Hospital Medical School,
London, in 1977. He continued training in General Medicine,
Nephrology and Transplantation and his last appointment was
Consultant General Physician and Nephrologist at The University
Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK, 1989-2014. As Consultant Physician in the UK he was involved in the inpatient and outpatient care of general medical patients and involved in the admitting rota for acute medicine. In his role as Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician he managed inpatient and outpatient general nephrology, haemodialysis and renal transplant patients as well as managing a large haemodialysis unit. He has published extensively in the field of general nephrology, transplantation, and healthcare management and has been an invited speaker at meetings both in the UK and internationally. He has extensive experience in Clinical Directorships throughout his career and has recently been appointed Clinical Director of Medicine, Critical Care and Mental Health at TDH.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Margie Humphreys
DipPT. Advanced Practice In Women's Health with Special Interest in Pelvic Floor and Incontinence
Margie Humphreys is an advanced practitioner in Pelvic Health for Women and Men. She has over 20 years experience and extensive training in the area of pelvic health including post graduate qualifications in continence management through Otago University. She developed the Women’s and Men’s health service within the Gisborne Hospital setting and is passionate about providing a high standard of care and education to her patients. Margie is now working part time at NZGS, she offers personalised assessments and treatment plans in the Rutene Rd Villa among a team of other passionate medical health professionals.
Dietitian Christina Cullen
NZRD BSc PGDipSci PGDipDiet (Dis)
Christina Cullen is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian. After many years of surgical and medical dietetics at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland she now offers her knowledge and services at New Zealand General Surgery and Medical.
Dr Karen Parker
Karen is a registered general practitioner and has performed the non-surgical treatment of varicose veins for the last 22 years. She is passionate about the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins and the healing of varicose vein ulcers. She also performs dermoscopic examinations of skin to detect skin cancers. She is married with 3 adult children.
Sara completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2004. She also completed a Postgrad certificate in Advanced Clinical Assessment and Pathophysiology She is passionate about patient outcomes and new advances in medicine. She has nursing experience in ICU and has excellent skills in thinking broadly and quickly in acute situations. Her mission is to be the ambulance at the top of the cliff by educating patients, in particular skin cancers. She is happily married with two daughters and has a love for donkeys.
Nicola Evans has a background in supporting people in business for over 15 years. With her science background and business acumen she ensures that the patient is well taken care. Her role is dedicated to facilitate the patient’s journey and ensure that all the patient’s needs are met from the time of their first consultation through to the perioperative period until discharged to home.
Trina is dubbed our “Fairy Godmother”. She was given the responsibility to upload the many documents to our electronic patient management system, and now is a wonderful new member to our team. Although she has her own business, Just Filing, she regularly assists us to keep us on-track with our digital transition.