General Practitioners
Dr Susanna Kent
BHB, MbChB, Dip Obs, Dip Clinical Nutrition, Dip Forensic Medicine, FRNZCGP

Susanna graduated in 1989 from Auckland Medical School. Following this, she worked in hospitals in Canterbury and on the West Coast and then did her General Practice training in Canterbury. This was interspersed with time travelling in Guatemala, Nepal and South America. She worked in a rural practice for 2 years before moving to Wellington. She has been at Manuka since 2001.

She believes in putting the “health” back in to “medicine”. This includes looking at health in a wider perspective including body, mind, family, environment and spirit. She pays tribute to one proposed Maori model of health which includes Te taha tinana , Te taha hinengaro, te taha whanau and te taha wairua.  Click here to view details.

Susanna has done training in NLP and Solution focused therapy. She has an interest in bioidentical hormones, women’s health and nutrition. For 20 years she has done sexual assault work and is currently on the Wellington area roster for the Sexual Assault and Treatment Service, as well as doing general Police forensic work.

Susanna has 3 children and a very patient husband.

Dr Jane Knight

Jane graduated from the Newcastle upon Tyne University medical school in 1995 and embarked upon General Practice training which she completed in in 2000 whilst living in Bristol, UK. Since then she has enjoyed working as a GP at many different practices, gaining a wide experience across the board. She achieved her membership of the British Royal college of GP's in 2001, and later Fellowship of the New Zealand College of General Practice in 2013. She also gained her diploma in Family Planning and a diploma with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Over the years, Jane developed an interest in nutrition and integrated medicine, as she searched for an answer to a family member's eczema and allergy issues. This led her to complete training with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental medicine. These skills have felt like the missing part of the jigsaw puzzle, and she now offers a more integrated approach to medicine, dovetailing traditional General Practice with nutrition and environmental medicine. She is also a Fitgenes Practitioner-please contact her at  to arrange an appointment.

Jane believes in empowering people to take control of their health and focus on not just disease management but also on staying well in the modern world. She is passionate about spreading the word on healthy living and enjoys blogging regularly about health and wellness on her website:

She lives in Wellington with her husband and two children and a dog. She enjoys photography and staying active in her free time.

Dr Andrew Dicks
BMedSci, BM, BS, MSc(2), DRCOG, DTM&H, DipMedHyp

Andrew graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991 and completed his General Practice training in 1996. During this period he gained a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


After spending a year working near Brisbane he joined a partnership in London. While in London he pursued his eclectic interests and gained a Masters degree in Complementary Therapies and in Tropical Medicine. Furthering his interest in complementary therapies he also completed a diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy. More recently he has worked in rural practice in the UK and New Zealand.

Andrew is interested in holistic practice. His exposure to complementary therapies has allowed him to appreciate, and recognise, the role that these therapies have alongside traditional General Practice.

Within the the scope of General Practice Andrew is interested in men's health, long term conditions and palliative care.

He lives with his partner and two adorable dogs. He is an advocate of happy and healthy living.

Practice Nurses
Kristin Birch (right)
Siobhan Williams (left)
Administration Team
From left:
Janet Sykes   Practice Manager     Julia Bowditch Receptionist
Anna Hislop Receptionist              Sue Forbes   Receptionist
Rhonda Robinson  Receptionist  

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