DR TONY EDWARDS (NZ ASSOCIATE)
We are very pleased to welcome our most recent addition Dr Tony, to the team. Tony’s medical and entrepreneurial skills are a most valuable addition.
After 8 years in solo general practice, Dr Tony Edwards became a founding director and shareholder of The Doctors Group, which originated in Napier in 1989. Originally set up to provide weekend medical services, The Doctors introduced many revolutionary business concepts into the medical world including 40 hour weeks for doctors within the practice, transferring regulatory paperwork to specialised staff, adding new services to practices, and many more.
The Doctors have now grown into New Zealand’s largest doctors’ network, with 49 outlets and 500 doctors. The Doctors Group became part of Radius Medical in 2005, which was in turn acquired by Green Cross Health (then Pharmacybrands) in 2011. The Doctors is the primary brand of medical centres for Green Cross Health Medical.
Tony has been a board member of Medical Centres within the group since 1989. He is currently chairman of Te Matau a Maui Health Trust which is the owner of Health Hawke’s Bay Limited. He continues in his part time integrative Medical Practice at The Doctors Napier, where he is also the Managing Director. Dr Tony Edwards was a University of Queensland graduate in 1979.