Dr James Wong, MBChB, FRNZCGP, FRACP, Diploma Child health and Palliative Medicine
I am a Malaysian Chinese. I migrated to New Zealand and completed my medical degree at the University of Otago in 2000. I have paramount passion and enthusiasm in medicine. I obtained the fellowship in both RACP and FRNZCGP and have broad experiences in all aspects of internal medicine and general practice. I have a special interest in child health and palliative care. I am also specialised in adult internal medicine with a subspecialty in older person health. My career goal is to provide high-quality care to patients in the community. I enjoy playing guitar with my family when I have the spare time.
Helena Lau, Practice Manager
I grew up in Malaysia and moved to Christchurch in 2001 when I got married to James. Before working here, I was a tax consultant in Singapore and Malaysia international accounting firms. We are blessed with an intelligent daughter and a talented son. They like to do things together with us as a team. I play the piano and keyboard, Esther plays electric and acoustic guitars, and Joseph plays the drums.
Dr Jane Pang , MBchB, Post grad diploma Obs & Gynae
Originally from Malaysia, I graduated from University of Otago School of Medicine, New Zealand and have lived and worked in Christchurch ever since.
I worked in a variety of specialties at Christchurch hospital before joining the team at Waimairi Medical. I have completed the postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently working towards obtaining my General Practice Fellowship.
I like all aspects of General Practice, particularly the variety of work and the long term relationships I can form with patients and families. In my free times I enjoy getting outdoors with my partner and hobbies include badminton, tennis and swimming.
I joined the practice as the receptionist/administrator in 2014, after having previously worked in a similar role at a physiotherapy clinic. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cooking and travelling.
Born in Taiwan, I immigrated with my family to Christchurch over 20 years ago. I joined the team at Waimairi Road in July 2017 while working part-time as a music teacher and a composer. This was my first time working in the medical field as a bi-lingual receptionist, although I have done so as a music therapist during my training. My passion in enhancing people’s holistic well-being, means that I particularly enjoy my interactions with the variety of people who come under our care. I spend my spare time in dog training, mentoring and church ministries.
Esther Hu, Receptionist
I am Esther，was born in China and moved to Christchurch in 2002. I joined the practice in 2018 as one of the receptionists. I enjoy working with the team to serve people.
Erica Zhu, Nurse
I did my nursing training both in China and New Zealand. I have been mainly working in acute and rehabilitation nursing over the last decade, but I have been very interested in community practice nursing for many years. Apart from English, I can speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. I am looking forward to providing patients with high-quality primary nursing care. In my spare time, I like swimming and playing tennis to keep myself fit.
Ailing Li , Nurse
My name is Ailing, I moved to New Zealand in 2006, originally worked in a rest home till 2013, then I worked at Princess Margaret Hospital as a rehabilitation nurse, the ward eventually moved to Burwood hospital in 2016. I have always been interested in primary nursing and the dream came true recently. I am very glad I have joined this wonderful team. Working along side with our lovely GPs, I am able to provide service to community, aiming to enhance patients’ health and wellbeing.