Originally from Fife in Scotland, Douglas graduated in medicine from Aberdeen University in 1989. After GP training he took up a partnership in a large practice in the rural knitwear mill-town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, proud home of Bill Mclaren – “the voice of rugby”. After 25 years in practice, lately as senior partner, he decided to make a change and move out to New Zealand in 2019. Having already completed a 6 month sabbatical as a GP on the West Coast in 2016, he decided on the South Island, and on Blenheim at Springlands Health as his relocation home. His interests include tramping and fishing as well as rugby, horse riding and rowing.
Dr Sam Fussey joined the Springlands team in 2017 as a registrar as part of his GP training and has been here ever since. Before moving to Blenheim he spent time studying and working in Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargil and Timaru. A farm boy at heart he has an interest in rural medicine as well as minor surgeries and paediatrics. You can spot him at work wearing some, shall we say, interesting ties. Best of luck spotting him in the same one twice. Outside of work you can find him hiking in the Marlborough wilderness or with his head in a book, but not usually both at the same time.
Ann Spencer worked at Hospitals in New Zealand and Western Australia, after graduating as a Nurse in Nelson in late eighties. Marlborough-born, she married and returned to raise three daughters. In the Springlands practice, she enjoys the variety of Patients and the continuity of helping them make the most of their health. Tramping, knitting, reading and getting involved with her children’s activities, are ways Ann relaxes.