Dr Bruce McKinnon
I took over the reins from Dr Michael Stephens in 2011.
I was born and grew up in Invercargill. My first introduction to the Wakatipu was a camping holiday in Kingston in 1966.
I have studied at the University of Otago in Dunedin and Stanford University in Northern California. With a vision of being an obstetrician/ women’s health specialist, I worked as a registrar in Women’s Health in both Invercargill and Dunedin Hospitals while training in the RANZCOG programme. But family practice beckoned, as did the Wakatipu.
In 2007 I moved with my wife Anna to Queenstown from Dunedin, and the following year we had our son Kyle.
My interests outside of medicine include tennis, cricket, art, classical music, and anything with eight or more cylinders. God bless Adventure Tourism, but for me jumping out of a plane is something you do only if it’s on fire.
Nurse – Emma Hughson
I joined the Mountain Lakes Medical team in January 2018 as a Practice Nurse.
I am born and bred from Invercargill. I completed my nursing studies in 2011 at Otago Polytechnic and since then I have had lots of experience in different areas including emergency nursing, maternity, medical and most recently practice nursing. My passions are with child and family health.
I have a very cute border collie called Mia and spend lots of my spare time keeping her entertained as well as playing netball, snowboarding, biking, running and rowing.
Administration – Dianne Thorburn
I joined Mountain Lakes Medical in June 2016.
I have over 20 years experience in the health sector in New Zealand. I have held various administrative and secretarial roles within Southland District Health Board including working with the cervical screening department, as a medical and surgical secretary on the wards in Southland hospital and I have also been a personal medical secretary to various consultants.
I am a mother of two and also busy nana of two. I enjoy meeting and interacting with people, gardening, interior design and reading. Of a weekend or on my days off you will often find me whizzing around the local bike trails on my electric bike.
Meet our friendly Administration team at Mountain Lakes Medical. Our team run the day to day admin and Reception duties. If you need anything, need to book an appointment or have any other queries, they will assist you where they can.
Nurse – Jillian Boniface
I have recently joined the team at Mountain Lakes Medical as a Practice Nurse having recently moved with my husband from Invercargill.
I am a Registered Nurse (RN); Post Grad Diploma (PGDip) and have previously worked in a number of varied roles in Primary Health Care; I have a special interest in Immunisation. I will be working part time across both Practice Clinics.