Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Parenting 101

GP and mum of seven, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) shares her top parenting tips.

Opinion: Dr Mark Jones – The plague cometh!

Former Chief Nurse and Head of Massey University School of Nursing Dr Mark Jones writes in response to the Education Minister’s recent ‘pro-plague’ comments made in reference to anti-vaxxers in Northland.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Medical Board of Australia’s proposal threatens patient choice of...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) is concerned about the Medical Board of Australia’s proposals to limit patient choice of healthcare.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – ‘Mis-management’ of abnormal labs in conventional medicine

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says integrative medicine individualises treatment based on the patients’ symptoms as well as their laboratory ‘score’.

Opinion: Jenny Carryer – The endless challenge

Professor Jenny Carryer says the rhetoric we have heard for the past 20 years about the need to find new ways of doing things and to utilise the workforce differently is right on point.

Iron-clad ideology: a patient’s viewpoint on assisted dying

Ann David supports the End of Life Choice Bill and says palliative care has its limitations.

Euthanasia: Thoughts of a survivor

Denzil Benedict Menezes passed away six years ago from kidney cancer. Before he died, he wrote about why he believes euthanasia should not be made legal. This is Denzil’s story.

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns over euthanasia in New Zealand

Should New Zealand allow those who are in pain to choose to end their lives?

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health testing is under-funded and under-utilised in NZ

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says GPs should be funded to test for many things, including Vitamin D and free Triiodothyronine (fT3).

Opinion: Frances Everard – A bill providing leave after miscarriages should extend to abortion

Treating all pregnancy outcomes as a health issue, and thus equally deserving of leave, is a step in the right direction writes Frances Everard.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...