Heartburn is a burning discomfort behind the breast bone. This is caused by reflux of stomach acid back into the oesophagus....

Dr Alan Fraser

Dr Alan Fraser

Associate Professor (MB, ChB, MD, FRACP)

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Dr Alan Fraser is available for consultation at

Mercy Specialist Centre,
100 Mountain Rd,
New Zealand.

Ph. 64 9 630 1838
Fx. 64 9 630 8589


  • He completed a research degree at the Royal Free Hospital, London on Helicobacter pylori infection, gastric acid secretion and protection of the gastric mucosa.
  • He has been back to England for another year of research - this time in Oxford - studying Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • He has written over a 130 research papers.  His current interests are primarily in the interaction between diet and genetics in Crohn's disease.
  • He has an active role in teaching gastroenterology and medicine at the University of Auckland Medical School.
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