04 801 5228 Level 5, Symes de Silva House, 97–99 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Our doctors

Dr Dave Pickett

David-Pickett-HeadshotFRNZCGP, DipObs.

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 Justine Lancaster

Justine-Lancaster-HeadshotFRNZCGP DipObs DCH

I am an experienced GP, having graduated from Otago Medical School in 1990. I am involved in teaching and supporting other GPs and developing local guidelines, as I believe strongly in ensuring that General Practice continues to be safe, confident and caring for all. I look forward to being part of your health and life journey.

Dr Rebecca Rowe

Rebecca-Rowe-HeadshotFRNZCGP(Otago 1996), DTMH(London 2003), Dip Family Planning (UK)

I graduated from Otago Medical School in 1996 and completed the diploma course at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003. 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 primary-aged children and when not working, enjoy outdoor adventures with family and friends, travel, reading, the arts and all things creative.

Dr Vanessa Souter

Vanessa-Souter-HeadshotMBBS MRNZCGP BAppSc (Nutrition and Food) BMus

I joined Courtenay Medical in 2017 and am delighted to work within such a great team. I am a GP passionate about keeping people well and am interested in preventative medicine. My special interest is in nutrition.

When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, in my garden or sometimes still playing music.

Dr Debbie Taylor

Debbie-Taylor-HeadshotMBBS MRCP FRNZCGP

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 especially enjoy looking after older adults and spend some of my working week at the Village in the Park.

I have two small children who keep me busy and am very happy to be back in Wellington after a two-year sabbatical in the UK.