Expatriate American Podiatrist Digs His Toes into NZ Practice

McMillan, Virginia
April 2008
Podiatry Management;Apr/May2008, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p223
The article profiles podiatrist Tim Halpine, a New Zealand Society of Podiatrists member. It notes that Halpine relocated from the U.S. to New Zealand where orthopedic surgeons practice all surgical procedures except the minor podiatric ones. Despite being unable to fully practice his profession and having a lower income, he cites several things that attracted him to the place including its lifestyle and landscapes. He mentions that there is a No Sue System when a health professional's competency is being questioned.


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