Dr David Porter
MBChB, FRACP. Non-Executive Director (Medical)
David is a Consultant Rheumatologist with a busy rheumatology practice in Nelson. Porter Rheumatology provides specialist medical and nursing care to people with auto-immune and inflammatory disorders, as well as fibromyalgia patients. David is committed to finding more effective, accessible and affordable ways to manage his patient’s pain.
Porter Rheumatology is actively involved in clinical trial research investigating new rheumatology drugs, having taken part in 15 clinical trials to date. For the past 12 months, David has been prescribing cannabidiol for his fibromyalgia patients and has seen significant benefits, particularly the lack of side effects, improved sleep, calmness, mental alertness and pain management. David joined Medical Kiwi as a Non-Executive Director because he is passionate about providing the highest quality medicinal cannabis products with the considerable benefits they bring to patients at the best possible price point.
David has 27 years’ experience in the medical field, including 15 years as a General Medicine Specialist including work in general medicine, intensive care, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and general and vascular surgery.
He has undertaken extensive general medicine and rheumatology training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and, as the 2003 Rose Hellaby Scholar, Australia. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a member of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association, American College of Rheumatology, and American College of Physicians.