Dr. Simon Brebner

MBChB, Dip Sports Med, FRNZCGP

On sabbatical, returning July 2020.

I am a born and bred Kiwi and have been living in Wanaka since 1995.

Originally a ski field doctor at Treble Cone, I joined Aspiring Medical Centre in 1998. I gained a Diploma of Sports Medicine in 2000 and I am an accredited provider with the NZ Academy of Sport. For a number of years, I was the Medical Director of the New Zealand Winter Olympic Performance Programme, helping to patch up the athletes so they could get back in the field.

As well as this focus on sports and musculoskeletal medicine, I also specialise in minor surgeries such as vasectomy and more complicated minor procedures.

More recently, I have taken on a GP with Special Interest (GPSI) role with ACC. I am able to refer directly for MRI/CT, without the patient needing to be referred to a specialist. This is a great help for patients, to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment quickly.

I combine these interests with my day-to-day general practice.

I enjoy many sports and cultural activities outside of work and I always enjoy a good consultation room chat with my patients.