Dr Danielle Gerrard has numerous medical strings to her stethoscope

In January 2017, Dr Danielle Gerrard was welcomed back to Crawford Medical after a nine-year hiatus.

During her break Danielle worked in urgent care, was a medical registrar in hospitals, completed radiology training and returned to general practice about four years ago.

Her areas of interest within general practice medicine include paediatrics and skin health, particularly lesions and minor surgery.

“I enjoy the interaction with children and often they are very scared and anxious of doctors,” she says.

Danielle grew up in Pakuranga Heights and lives with her husband and children in Farm Cove.

As a mum with young children, she knows how stressful it can be with a sick child who needs to see a doctor.

Danielle is also very interested in the art of dermoscopy, which involves studying skin lesions under a microscope, identifying if something is harmful or not, as well as performing the minor surgery.

She completed her honours degree at the University of Auckland, followed by post graduate study at the University of Otago as well as a post graduate paediatric diploma from the University of Auckland.

Danielle took some timeout working as a receptionist in London for the National Health Service (NHS), which gave her good empathy for all aspects of providing healthcare services.

Danielle is one of Crawford Medical’s doctors that care for retirement village residents at Bruce McLaren and Summerset by the Park.

When she isn’t working at Crawford Medical she works with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in a non-clinical health management advisory role.

In her few moments of spare time, Danielle enjoys being with her family and friends.