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 Isabel Lee
I grew up in Christchurch and went on to study medicine at the University of Otago. I have a wide variety of hospital experience and have also completed an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I enjoy all aspects of medicine, with a special interest in geriatrics and palliative care. I am currently working towards a fellowship in general practice and am excited to be part of the team at Waimairi Road Medical Centre.
Dr Emma Kersey
I was born in Matamata New Zealand, a small town in the North Island. I completed a bachelor of medicine and surgery at Otago University and have trained throughout the south island in Dunedin, Central Otago, Invercargill and here in Otautahi, Christchurch. I enjoy all aspects of medicine and am now working towards a fellowship in general practice. When not working I love playing sports and being in our great outdoors.
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.
Faith Lin, Practice Nurse
I moved from China to New Zealand in 2008 and settled in Christchurch since then. I have been a registered nurse for a few years before I moved to New Zealand mainly working in medical and surgical units in hospitals. I have been working as a registered nurse in New Zealand for more than 12 years now mainly working in surgical wards and community nursing sector. I joined Waimairi Road Medical Centre’s team in 2020. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and tramping.
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.
Michelle Lau, Receptionist
I am originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and came to New Zealand as a student in 2007 but took up permanent residency when my parents and sister migrated here. I completed a B SC in Psychology from the University of Canterbury. Apart from English I am fluent in Malay and Mandarin. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I am married with three adorable young children.