Gideon is an experienced nurse practitioner, with a passion for mental health and LGBTQIA+ health.
He has worked in primary care and urgent care since graduating from Auckland University in 2014. Since then, he's completed his Masters and has been a registered nurse practitioner since 2021.
Gideon’s interests include mental health and LGBTQIA+ health because they are often overlooked or underserved areas of healthcare. He enjoys working with patients to achieve wellbeing, and learning new things every day keeps his mind active.
In his spare time Gideon stays active by swimming, going to the gym, and playing tennis. He also enjoys spending time with friends and taking care of his fur baby Lukah!
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners make diagnoses, and order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests. They prescribe medicines within their area of competence with the same authority as medical practitioners.
Nurse practitioners combine their advanced nursing knowledge and skills with making diagnoses, and providing treatment. They provide care for people with both common and complex conditions.
Many nurse practitioners work in primary care where, like general practitioners, they may be the lead health care provider for health consumers and their families/whānau. Some nurse practitioners own their own practice.