EP 51: Dr Susan Oldfield

Why an Interated Approach to Medicine is better. CATEGORYHEALTH

Dr Susan Oldfield hails originally from England and completed her medical training in the UK at UCL medical school, obtaining MBBS.

After this she went on to complete a Diploma in Family Planning as well as a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, whilst completing her GP training and gaining the qualification MRCGP in the UK.

Her family and her decided to move to NZ in 2004. She then obtained GP qualifications in NZ, FRCGP.

Since then Susan has been working as a GP in a busy urban practice in New Plymouth.
She decided to pursue her interest in Integrative Medicine as she feels that combining a conventional approach with a more holistic approach provides clients with the best of both worlds. Because GP consultations are so time-limited, it is difficult to investigate problems in depth. With more time and an integrative approach, Susan is able to add much more to a consultation.
 
In this interview we discuss why the conventional medicine model wasn't working for her anymore, what an "Integrated Practitioner" means and what she sees coming in the future in the world of medicine, health and wellbeing. 

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