Our Doctors

Our team of highly qualified and experienced doctors come from a variety of backgrounds. Their range of interest areas are diverse and all doctors collaborate on a regular basis to share knowledge with each other. It is a privilege to be involved in the lives of our patients and their families.

Courtenay Medical  has become a  Teaching Practice and Dr Debbie Taylor has her first GP Registrar, Dr Gisele Tuan who has been with us since October 2023.

Dr Dave Pickett


Director and GP.

I studied Microbiology and then Medicine at Otago University. After further training I gained a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I have over 25 years experience as a GP in Wellington and am interested in people from all walks of life and all ages. My work as a GP is divided between General Practice in Courtenay Place and aged residential care facilities in Newtown with a special interest in Palliative and Dementia care. Specifically a decade association with Te Hopai Hospital and Home and also more recently Ultimate Care Mt Victoria. Outside of work I am a keen golfer and surprisingly still improving.

Dr Rebecca Rowe


FRNZCGP 2018 MBChB (Otago 1996), DTMH (London 2003), Dip Family Planning (UK)

I graduated from Otago Medical School in 1996 and whilst living in London I completed diplomas in Tropical Medicine and family planning. This study extended my interest in HIV and sexual health particularly amongst the adolescent population. It enabled me to gain rich experience in these areas both in the UK and New Zealand.

I am married with two children one now just off to University and one still at College. When not working I enjoy outdoor adventures with family and friends, potting ( hand throwing mainly), gardening (I have a love of dahlias especially), travel, reading, the arts, and all other things creative.

Dr Rowe is not enrolling patients currently.

Dr Debbie Taylor


I am originally from the UK, where I trained and after working for a number of years in internal medicine in the UK and then Australia, I settled in Wellington in 2010, completing my GP Fellowship in 2014.

I originally specialised in geriatrics so I especially enjoy looking after older adults.

Outside of work I have two primary aged children who keep me busy.

Dr Javier Stroud

Dr Javier Stroud


I trained as a hospital physician in London and worked predominately in emergency and general medicine. More recently, I’ve worked in emergency medicine in Australia, oncology at Wellington Hospital and enjoyed shifts as a rural doctor in the beautiful South Island.

I have a particular interest in oncology, nutrition and metabolic health (diabetes, obesity etc.), which my scientific (biochemistry) background supports.

I love spending time with my young family, getting outdoors, climbing Mt. Kaukau and reading. I now consider Wellington my home and have fully embraced the Kiwi lifestyle; especially my new Weber BBQ!

Dr Neil Van Geest

MBChb, Post grad certificate in Clinical Paediatrics, BE (Hons), B.Com

Kia ora! I whakapapa back to the south Waikato where I was raised on a dairy farm. After a short career in engineering, I decided to pursue medicine and graduated from Otago Medical School. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but in particular paediatric medicine, skin conditions and lifestyle medicine.

Outside of work I enjoy mountain biking, reading, DIY, growing vegetables and spending time with my partner and young family.

I look forward to meeting you and caring for you and your whanau.

Dr Fleur de Koning

Dr Fleur de Koning


I graduated from Med school in the Netherlands in 2016, followed by working in Surgery and Oncology before I started my GP training. I worked as a locum GP in Amsterdam before I moved to beautiful Wellington with my husband in January 2024.

As a GP I like to work with a holistic approach to help patients improve their health and quality of life.
Outside of work I love what New Zealand has to offer and to explore Aotearoa’s great outdoors, people and food.

Dr Gisele Tuan (GP Registrar)

Dr Gisele Tuan

MBBS, BSC (1st Class Hons)

My journey to becoming a General Practitioner started in Wellington, while being born and raised in the city of Paris.

I graduated and trained in the UK where I gained invaluable experience in critical care and internal medicine. I found inspiration in the intricacies of medical care and the profound impact it can have on individuals’ lives. The instilled in me a commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare, which remains the guiding ethos of my practice.

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring New Zealand’s stunning landscapes with my family and friends. I enjoy indulging in culinary adventures, performance art and travelling.