Dr Tertius Coetzer
BSc, MbChB, FRNZCGP
Born and bred in South Africa, I obtained a BSc degree [Physiology] during 1968. This was then followed with my MbChB degree in 1975, both at the University of Pretoria.
I was fortunate to immigrate to New Zealand in 1994 and have lived in Te Aroha for the past 20 years. I am a member of our local RSA and take a keen interest in our local theatre where I have previously had an acting role. I am happily married to Jo-Anne and have four children.
On 3 October 1994, I bought the medical centre from GP Dick Lawrence and started working in my own solo practice. Three years later I was joined by GP Paul Henry and together we were later instrumental in building Te Aroha's first medical centre, which has now grown from two doctors to four full time doctors and one part time doctor. We work in a friendly and supportive environment and are proud of our well trained and friendly staff.
My special interests are treating trauma, minor surgery and palliative care.
My hobby is photography and I do wedding photography in my spare time.
I have two dogs called Zazu and Toto, who keep me sane.