It has been my pleasure to serve my patients for the past 27 years as your family doctor. I have had the privilege of meeting a great many people and developing friendships with lots of patients. But, now at the age of 67, it is time for me to retire.

Over the past three decades, I have watched many families in the area grow and have shared heartache and joy with hundreds of patients. I will take the memories of all that with me into my retirement. I will be retiring with many mixed emotions. There is no doubt that I shall miss many aspects of day-to-day clinical practice but the time has come to move on.

Judith and I will be moving up to Warkworth to start the next phase of our own lives.

I leave the practice in excellent hands. Many of you already know the doctors here and I am pleased to inform you that they are taking on a new Doctor – Dr Doug Winter.
Doug was educated at Burnside High School Christchurch, Canterbury University and Otago Medical School. He has been practicing medicine in Auckland for the last 2 ½ years.

With many, many thanks to all of you who have been my patients.

Dr Jonathan E M Fox