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Mary Stephen


Phone:03 487 6692
Address:Caversham Pharmacy
287 South Rd
Caversham
Dunedin 9012
Beside Caversham Medical Centre
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About Me and My Practice

I graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Otago University in 1978 and practiced in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. We returned to the U.K. with our children in 2000 where I was the pharmacist/manager of a store in Rochester, Kent. On our return to New Zealand in 2002, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and my B.A., graduating in 2003.

I purchased Caversham Pharmacy in 2005 and enjoy the challenge of working in this community. We aim to provide a caring service and will provide weekly dispensing of trays and medico packs with a free delivery service. Along with a knowledge of medicines, we endeavour to provide answers to requests from the public. An example of this was the importation of thyroxine from the U.K. during the change of formulation in September 2008.


Practice Hours

Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm
Thursday until 6pm

Duration and Cost

There is no charge for our advice

Accepted by Insurers

Prescriptions covered by the emergency prescription fund Taieri and Strath Taieri PHO and Well Dunedin.
Some prescriptions may be covered by ACC or private health insurance companies.

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Pharmacy (University of Otago)
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (University of Otago)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Otago)

Other Training or Experience

None listed

Statutory Registrations

Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.
Member: New Zealand College of Pharmacists
Member: Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

Additional Information

At the end of 2003, the National Poisons Centre approached the History Department for a student to do some work on “Murder by Poison”. Using both my skills in History and my Pharmacy knowledge, I wrote a power point presentation and created posters that were both displayed at the International Science Fair in 2004.

Caversham Pharmacy has had interns and students on a regular basis since 2005.