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  • Sue – Practice Manager
    Based in Riccarton Sue oversees the running of the main Christchurch practice and Dr McKellar's branch clinics in Rangiora, Hokitika and Queenstown. She is the first point of contact for all patients.

    Sue has an extensive background in both nursing and medical administration. She can answer all questions relating to appointments, surgical bookings a...

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  • Barb – Practice Nurse
    Barb's role is to assess referral letters and patients' notes and determine what additional information Dr McKellar will require when he meets with the patient. She tests all patients' vision at each visit and in most cases will also check the eye pressure and dilate the pupils. Other tests such as colour vision and peripheral vision testing may also be performed.Barb is a registered nurse with a very good knowledge of eye disease. She teaches general practice nurses how to manage eye diseases and is a key participant in patient education at the rooms. Barb joined the team in 2001 and has completed her Master of Nursing degree, focussing on ophthalmology.

    After the reception staff, Barb is the first person patients see when they come to the practice. She reviews all patients immediately prior to their a...

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  • Jonelle – Optometrist
    Jonelle is a therapeutically qualified optometrist who has worked with Dr McKellar since 2009. Optometrists are trained in the management of eye disorders with glasses and contact lenses. Some are certified to treat primary eye disease.Jonelle also has an Honours degree in Biomedical Science and has a particular interest in ophthalmic research. She assists Dr McKellar with his educational projects and clinical research.

    An expert in measuring the optical and physical state of the eye, Jonelle assesses all patients prior to and following cataract surgery, laser and oth...

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  • Lora – Orthoptist
    Lora is an orthoptist, an allied health professional specialised in testing, diagnosing and managing eye movement disorders. Orthoptists are also trained to assist ophthalmologists during consultations and perform all appropriate investigative tests.

    Lora has worked for Malcolm since 2005, with a few years away whilst living in Australia. In addition to helping Malcolm care for his patients, Lora h...

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