Dr James Bishop
I grew up in Ashburton, before coming to Dunedin for medical school. I did my clinical years in Christchurch and my first junior doctor year after graduating in 2010.
I came back to Dunedin to join my then wife to be who is from Dunedin.
I spent a further three enjoyable years as a junior doctor at Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals following this. I started in general practice at the end of 2014, including nearly four years at the Mosgiel Health Centre. In that time, I have taken great pleasure in the longitudinal nature of general practice and getting to know and help people through the years.
In my junior doctor years, I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and have enjoyed putting that to use. I have been the Otago Mitre 10 Cup team doctor for three years from 2016 to 2018. A highlight has been being the doctor for the N.Z. Under-20 rugby team for their world cup campaigns in France 2018 and Argentina 2019.
Outside of work, my wife and I are kept busy with our son (who was born in 2019) and our giant dog Philly. I’ve played several sports to representative levels in my life, and these days concentrate my efforts on mountain biking.
I joined Broadway Medical Centre in August 2019 looking forward to getting to know the patients and doing my best for them.