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5 minutes with... Dr Art Nahill

Lineup of poetry books on a shelf

At Healthify, we're grateful to have an incredible team of subject matter experts who take the time to review our website content. Meet consultant general physician and clinical educator Dr Art Nahill.


Dr Art Nahill, Healthify Clinical Reviewer

Q. Tell us a little about your clinical background.

I've been a general physician for 30 years having trained and worked in the US before coming to New Zealand in 2005. I worked for 15 years at Auckland Hospital before moving to Middlemore Hospital as well as working as a telehealth physician. I have also been heavily involved in medical education for my entire career as well.

Q. Why are you interested in supporting Healthify through reviewing?

One of the most important aspects of caring for people is being able to translate “medical-ese” into plain, old English. Understanding relevant medical topics, even just a bit, can empower someone to work with their doctors to achieve the best health outcomes.

Q.  What are some of your key considerations when reviewing Healthify’s online content?

The information presented must be accurate, up to date, and presented in a way that is easy to understand. I also like to include links to other sources that can help users find more detailed information if they’re interested.

Q. Tell us something about yourself that people might not know but be interested to learn.

I have been writing poetry (and the occasional short story) for years and have published widely, both in the US and here in New Zealand, including 4 books of poetry. I am currently thinking about churning out a fifth!