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Healthspace is a small general practice in New Plymouth that currently employs three experienced doctors. Along with a team of nurses, a naturopath and medical herbalist, nutritionist and health coach, and admin/reception staff.

We provide all primary medical services.

Dr Oldfield and Dr Martin also work as Integrative doctors. They provide primary medical services whilst integrating a ‘whole person’ approach to patient care. We are passionate about utilising a functional medicine philosophy to our care.

We look for underlying causes and contributors to ill health and disease. Our clinic embraces a preventative, personalised and partnered approach with patients and we focus on blending conventional medicine with nutritional and lifestyle options.

We also have appointments for non enrolled patients, following the same philosophy. .

Dr Susan Oldfield

Dr Susan Oldfield


Dr Oldfield completed her medical training in the UK at University College London where she obtained her medical degree.
She went on to complete diplomas in Family Planning(DFFP) and Obstetrics and Gynaecology; (Dip O&G) whilst completing her GP training in the UK, as well as  the postgraduate qualification MRCGP.

Moving with her family to New Zealand in 2004, Dr Oldfield went on to obtain her NZ general practice qualification (FRNZCGP). At that time, she worked as a GP in a busy urban practice in New Plymouth. Whilst working there, Dr Oldfield decided to pursue her interest in Integrative Medicine, combining her passion for lifestyle and nutritional medicine.
She set up her own integrative practice in 2012 in New Plymouth. In 2016 she completed six months in a busy integrative GP practice in Australia where she gained invaluable skills and knowledge. She completed her Australian GP qualification whilst there (FRACGP).

Following her time in Australia, she formed Healthspace with Dr Carey Martin.

Dr Oldfield is a member of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and a member of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. She has completed the Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) and is currently studying for her fellowship, having obtained a scholarship.  She is a member of the Royal College of NZ GP’s and is certified with the Medical Council of NZ.

Dr Oldfield enjoys the New Zealand outdoor life, and takes time out running, adventure racing, biking, yoga and is a representative tennis player for Taranaki. She is learning Te Reo Māori and enjoys keeping up to date with news and current affairs around the world. She is also a keen traveller and has visited many countries.

MBBS London 1995 Scholarship to Wellcome Institute for Research
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Member of the Royal Collage of GP’s – UK (MRCGP)
Diploma in Family Practice with competence in IUD fitting
Certificate in minor op’s Fellow of the NZ College of GP’s (FRNZCGP)
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GP’s (FRACGP)
Fellow of ACNEM Australasian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine

Member of Australasian menopause society

Additional courses completed/conferences attended
Te Reo Maori course currently attending

Tikanga Maori course
RGCC course – personalised cancer genetic testing
Acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT) course
Ph360 course

Dr Oldfield has attended numerous medical and functional medicine conferences and courses:
GP conferences: NZMA, RNZCGP, Goodfellow Unit
AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association) conferences
Lifestyle Medicine conferences

Nutrition for doctors courses
Numerous ACNEM courses – thyroid, adrenal, female health, mental health, integrative cancer, gut health,
autoimmune disease
Numerous functional medicine conferences, courses and webinars in functional, integrative and lifestyle

If you would like to book to see Dr Oldfield, contact Healthspace reception

Email: [email protected]

Dr Carey Martin

Dr Carey Martin

MBChB DipObs DipPaeds DipHSc (Herbal Medicine) FRNZCGP FACNEM MPhEd BSc

Dr Martin graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1992, having previously been to Otago University and having worked in both academic research and market research fields. Her hospital years as a House Surgeon were at Taranaki Base Hospital and it was there that she completed post graduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics. She started training as a GP in Wellington and worked as a locum there in 1996-1997. In mid 1997, she moved back up to New Plymouth to start her first general practice.
Her journey as a GP quickly led her down the functional and integrated medicine pathway as she realised many people were not getting better with the conventional approach. She realised it was the underlying causes of illness that were important and that healthcare ‘just had’ to address these.

Dr Martin is passionate about keeping up to date with medicine related sciences and continues to learn as much as she can. She regularly attends, in person or virtually, local, regional, national and international medical educational webinars, meetings and conferences. This includes regular GP training as well as functional/integrative medicine, nutritional/herbal/lifestyle medicine events.

Dr Martin loves off road running, mountain biking, tramping, snowboarding, and will get into the mountains where ever she gets the opportunity. Her passion is orienteering which she has competed in for 30 years and she continues to attend orienteering events nationally and overseas.

She lives on 10 acres, grows lots of berries, tries to keep a vegetabe garden alive and loves New Plymouth with the beach and the mountain all in one package. Other interests include travelling, reading and yoga.

Qualifications include:
Fellow of the New Zealand Royal College of General Practitioners
Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
Post graduate diploma in Health Science (Herbal Medicine) University of New England NSW Australia
Postgraduate diploma in Paediatrics
Postgraduate diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Masters in Physical Education (and BPhEd)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Additional courses completed/conferences attended:
Gut health; small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, gut health generally and microbiome restoration. She has done numerous courses in these areas over the last ten years based out of Australia, NZ, UK and North America. This also includes work on histamine intolerance, MCAS and autoimmunity.

Menopause and hormonal health. She regularly attend the Australasian Menopause Society Conference and participates in other functional endocrinology courses.

Brain health courses and training. She has completed the Biobalance training which looks at the underlying nutritional and biochemical imbalances in common mental health conditions. She has also attended functional brain health and psychiatry conferences and courses.

Ph360 certified coach; personalised nutritional and lifestyle medicine using the platform. 

Training in Neurolinguistic Programming, Life Coaching and Hypnosis, Phil Parker Institute in London.

Nutrigenomics: FITgenes practioner, SmartDNA practitioner, OPUS23 training and has completed a
Foundations of Nutrigenomics Course.
myDNA Pharmacogenomic profiling to help individualise the prescribing of certain medications especially in the mental health field and analgaesia.

VLA Quadscan Bioimpedence Analysis (BIA) body composition training.
(She is currently doing extra learning in neuroimmune biology, autoimmunity and ‘pain’ management medicine.)

If you would like to book to see Dr Martin, please contact Healthspace reception 

Email: [email protected]

Dr Rachel Volcani

Dr Volcani is a registered NZ GP. 

She trained abroad but moved with her family to Taranaki and fell in love with the area. Dr Volcani and her family love the outdoors and almost any sport you can name.

She can see you for all your GP and primary care services.

Please note, she is not trained as an Integrative Practitioner.

To enrol or book an appointment with Dr Volcani, please contact Healthspace reception

Email: [email protected]



Naturopath/medical herbalist

Having trained as a comprehensive nurse, Shelley is now a degree qualified naturopath and medical herbalist.

Focusing on mind/body, Shelley's goal is to uncover the reason for underlying health problems, then produce personalised dietary & wellness plans to enhance optimal health.

Shelley recommends herbal formulas, homeopathy, supplements along with lifestyle advice, as part of a holistic treatment plan.

Contact her through Healthspace reception or

Email: [email protected]


Victoria is our nutritionist and health coach. She is also a registered midwife.

She can see you for diet and lifestyle advice. She is also offering support with medical checks.

She can see you for preconception and antenatal advice and support.


Please contact reception to book an appointment with her or

Email: [email protected]


Kendall is an experienced, registered, practice nurse.

She can help with nurse appointments, screening, IV treatments, immunisations and smears.


If you would like to book an appointment with her contact Healthspace reception.

Email: [email protected]


Keeley is a registered practice nurse.

She can see you for smears, BP checks, ECG's , urine testing , medical screening, IV treatments and she helps with triaging acute appointments.

If you would like to book an appointment , please contact Healthspace reception.

Email: [email protected]


Chris is an experienced, registered, practice nurse.

She can help with nurse appointments, screening, IV treatments, immunisations and smear taking.

If you would like to book an appointment please contact Healthspace reception

Email: [email protected]


 Carol is an experienced registered nurse (and an ex midwife) She helps run the IV clinic.

If you would like to book an appointment with her, please contact Healthspace reception.

Email: [email protected]


Rach is our admin manager and supports out practice with all the administrative and management issues. 

She also helps with Functional testing and ordering supplements.

Email: [email protected]


Gill is one of our receptionists who welcomes you to Healthspace.

Email: [email protected]



Is one of our receptionists who welcomes you to Healthspace.

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Dee is one of our receptionists who will welcome you to Healthspace.

Email: [email protected]