Dr. Philip Vicarage

Tend South City Medical Centre
Tend Greerton Medical Centre

Dr. Philip Vicarage is a highly experienced GP, having been qualified as a doctor 45 years ago. With over 40 years of experience as a General Practitioner, Philip has dedicated his career to providing comprehensive and compassionate care.

Philip has had the privilege of practicing medicine both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, dividing his time equally between the two. Throughout his career, he has served in diverse settings, including remote areas, urban communities, schools, and prisons. He has even delivered babies at home in the community! 

He finds great fulfilment in two seemingly contrasting areas: Paediatrics and Palliative Care. Embracing the unique challenges and rewards presented by both disciplines, he appreciates the privilege to walk alongside individuals and families through the highs and lows of life.

In his spare time, Philip enjoys reading. He particularly enjoys reading aloud, especially to children, fostering a love for literature in young minds. Additionally, he has a passion for creative writing, allowing him to express his thoughts and ideas through written word. Currently, he's dedicated to taming his acre of tangled wilderness alongside his wife Carol. 

I love general practice, as it gives the opportunity to walk alongside families and individuals through the difficulties and joys of life.
Children's health
Children's health covers everything related to keeping kids physically and mentally well, from birth to adolescence, including regular check-ups, vaccinations, and addressing common childhood issues.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with skin, hair, and nail health, focusing on diagnosing and treating various skin conditions and keeping the skin in good shape.
Palliative care
Palliative care is specialised medical care that focuses on making people with serious illnesses as comfortable as possible, managing pain and providing emotional support to improve their quality of life, especially when a cure may not be possible.