Oak House Medical Centre

Our Team

Dr Crispin Langston

Crispin and Joy Langston came from England to Waimate in 2002 when he joined the Oak House practice. A General Practitioner with special interest and training in occupational and aviation medicine, including travel medicine, he has also worked for various local companies and ACC. He has a keen interest in all aspects of general practice, particularly minor surgery and women’s health; in this latter role he worked with Family Planning for some years. He is actively involved in aviation, climbing and the running of the local gym. Somewhat unusually, he has also worked as a blacksmith for a number of years.

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MAVMed, FRNZCGP, ALCM, DOcc Med, DFFP, Cert AeroRT, FPDCC

Dr Steven Fish

Steven Fish moved here from England in 2008 and practises four days a week. His wife, Hazel and three boys are well settled to life in Waimate and between sword fighting, cycling and Scottish dancing it is no wonder the family are now very much part of the town community.

In 2018 Steve and seven others cycled the Tour de France for the Mental Health Foundation NZ – a challenge and an achievement we are proud to acknowledge. Steve is passionate about all aspects of rural practice and particularly mental health.


Kathryn Wigley - Registered Nurse

Kathryn Wigley joined Oak House in 2000 and is one of our senior Registered Nurses. She is PRIME trained and has a vast knowledge of primary care nursing and is our lead registered nurse for cervical screening. Kathryn has strong rural connections and enjoys working locally.

BN, PG Dip Hlth Science, RCN (Comprehensive)

Annabel Cromie - Registered Nurse

Annabel Cromie, also PRIME trained, joined the practice in 2017. Her ten plus years nursing experience has encompassed many roles including district and secondary care nursing, the former in England, the latter in both Timaru and Christchurch hospitals. Annabel has also worked in a variety of nursing roles within Australia. She returned to Waimate, where she originated, to continue her work at Oak House Medical Centre and is enjoying the challenge primary care offers.

BN, RCN (Comprehensive)

Melissa Davis - Registered Nurse

Melissa Davis has been a Registered Nurse at Oak House Medical Centre since 2019 and also grew up in Waimate. She completed her first year out of nursing school with Timaru Medical Centre and is pleased to be part of the team. Melissa brings a fresh approach to the primary care services we can offer and we’re glad to have another perspective.

BN, RCN (Competent)

Sandra Wilson - Medical Receptionist

Sandra Wilson grew up in Waimate. She joined the office team in 2007 and has been here on a permanent part time basis ever since. Sandra and Mick raised their children in Waimate and enjoy working in our tight knit community. Sandra enjoys golf, walking and bike riding.

Sharon Court - Medical Receptionist

Sharon Court started at Oak House June 2017. Having moved back to Waimate with husband, Barry, after a number of years away we were pleased to engage Sharon’s expertise. Her work history is made up of multiple medical practices including Wanaka Medical Centre, Rangiora Medical Centre and Central Medical in Oamaru. Sharon is Waimate born and bred and raised her daughter here. She enjoys reading, walking and getting away in the caravan.

Vanessa Morgan - Practice Manager

Vanessa Morgan joined the practice in 2010 as part of the office staff. Youngest daughter of the business owners, she took on the role of Practice Manager in 2012. Vanessa and husband Gary, have worked locally apart from some time spent in America with Foley Shearing. Vanessa has a keen interest in the local theatre and netball clubs. Her work before Oak House was varied but she finds the challenges of Medical Practice very rewarding.

MusB, Dip Sec Teaching

Barney & Marion Clayton - Business Owners

Barney and Marion Clayton have been well known in Waimate for many years, farming and raising a family at McCulloch’s Bridge before moving to Studholme in 1997. The opportunity to take on a medical practice ensuring its success into the future was too good to miss and Oak House Medical Centre 2008 Ltd came into being. With the emphasis on service, profits are largely returned to the practice so that we are able to employ three General Practitioners, three to four Registered Nurses and a support staff including a Practice Manager and Receptionists. Being non-clinical owners comes with its challenges but it has the advantage of separating clinical and business matters so our doctors and nurses can put you first.