Dr Carolyn McKenzie
MB ChB 2014 Auckland
I am a born and bred southerner, growing up in both Tapanui and Wanaka. After leaving school I completed a degree in Communications Studies and spent a number of years in Auckland working in digital media and marketing before I saw the light and re-trained at Auckland Medical School. I moved back to the South Island and spent several years working at Timaru Hospital and in 2015 completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine before moving into General Practice. I spent my first year of general practice working in Wanaka and then Queenstown and have spent the last year working in Alexandra. I am excited to be back in Wanaka as I work towards achieving my fellowship.
I love the variety that general practice provides and enjoy working in a more rural setting with the challenges that it involves. I have a number of areas of interest including travel medicine, geriatrics, mental health and palliative care which I hope to develop further. When I’m not working I like to cook/bake and am learning to grow my own veges while working on landscaping my section (which is a very slow work in progress) I’m also an avid reader and enjoy tinkering away on my piano when I have a moment.
Female / Wāhine
26 January 2015
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