Dr Julie Jones
I am a 4th generation Matamata local who attended Te Poi Primary, Matamata Intermediate and College, followed by Auckland Medical School.
After graduation I decided to pursue General Practice and started as a GP registrar in 2002 working with Dr Dunn at Matamata Medical Centre, followed by some time off for family.
I enjoy the variety of work as a GP at Matamata Medical Centre, also I work at the Raungaiti Marae Health Clinic for 2 days a week which provides some unique challenges.
Getting to know patients and their families and being able to provide continuity of care is very important. My family and I love the rural lifestyle and my own practical farm involvement gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing a significant proportion of our patients. Being part of the local community also raises awareness as a GP of many local issues affecting health and wellbeing.