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Ruth Barnett


Phone:03 477 4335
Address:Broadway Medical Centre
2 Broadway, Dunedin
Opposite The Warehouse in Central Dunedin
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About Me and My Practice

I trained as a doctor at The Otago Medical School and then worked in hospitals at Palmerston North, Hamilton, and London before coming back to General Practice in Dunedin. I began working at Port Chalmers in 1993 and in 2001 moved to work at Broadway Medical Centre.

I love General Practice and consider myself very privileged to be able to work in a job that provides so much variety and contact with people. I have recently begun to teach at the Otago Medical School and find this really complements the work I do at Broadway Medical Centre. I really don’t have any particular speciality in General Practice but enjoy it all. I have postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics, Geriatrics, and Paediatrics which help me to care for families from the beginning to the end of life.


Practice Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Not accepting new patients.

Duration and Cost

Length of appointments 15 minutes but can be extended.

Enrolled Patients:
Children (0-5y): no charge
Children (6-17y): with CSC - $8.00, without CSC - $12.00
Adults (18y & over): with CSC - $36.00, without CSC - $36.00
(CSC = Community Services Card)

Accepted by Insurers

ACC approved
All private health insurance companies have policies which cover general practice.

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Otago)
Diploma in Obstetrics (University of Auckland)
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (Royal College of Physicians of London, UK)
Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (University of Otago)
Fellowship (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners)

Other Training or Experience

None listed

Statutory Registrations

Medical Council of New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

None listed

Additional Information

I have been involved with medical students who have done placements with me since 1993. Since 2007, I have been teaching undergraduate students at the Otago Medical School.

I am currently employed as a professional practice fellow in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health. I teach healthcare in the community and clinical skills.