Dr. Marie Burke

Originally from the UK, I came to New Zealand in 1997.
I have been a GP for over 20 years and I also have interests in Medical Education, Youth Health and Forensic Medicine.
I relax by reading, gardening, walking, watching films and cycling to work (yes  – even in East Christchurch!)

IMG_3555Dr. Dave Richards

I have been practising in East Christchurch for over 30 years.
I am interested in all aspects of General Practice.
Remarried with combined family of five children, four grandchildren and two Border Collies.

Nurse Practitioner Jo Talarico

Jo has worked as a nurse practitioner since 2014. The five years prior to this she completed her Masters of Health Science which included further professional study and development to become a nurse practitioner. She fully qualified to investigate and prescribe for the patients she sees. She has a particular interest in emergency and children’s health. On the weekends she works rurally as PRIME and is solely responsible for covering areas such as Twizel, Akaroa and North Canterbury. She also has various advisory roles for Canterbury Care Network and Pegasus Health.

  Dr Emma Locke

I am originally from Shropshire, England.  I came to New Zealand in 2002, and worked in Timaru and Christchurch hospitals before training in General Practice.  I enjoy the “general” and varied nature of General Practice.  After 8 years working in General Practice in eastern Christchurch, I am excited to join the team at EastCare Health.

In my time out, I enjoy the challenges of parenting, and riding bikes for fun and fitness.


Dr James Loo  

Dr Tessa Gallivan