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.
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.
In 2007 I moved with my wife Anna to Queenstown from Dunedin, and the following year we had our son Kyle.
Dr Anne-Thea McGill
Dr (& Adjunct Prof) Anne-Thea McGill, completed an ecology and evolutionary biology degree, many years ago, and later did medicine, and General Practice (GP) training in New Zealand & Australia. During her GP work it became obvious that people with ‘obesity’ were not being adequately helped by her own medical profession. Her PhD was on markers and causes of metabolic syndrome (central obesity diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, early dementia). She completed the PhD whilst researching at the University of Auckland, Human Nutrition Unit. Anne-Thea has taught post graduate Lifestyle Medicine at the General Practice Department, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, and was a guest lecturer on a number of other courses at the medical School. Her GP work has become specialised in nutrition, metabolic syndrome and eating disorders. She went to Brisbane in 2015, after a sabbatical in Oxford, UK. In November 2019, she returned to the South Island, here in Queenstown, to work as a clinical GP in addition to offering a clinic in nutrition and metabolic health.
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.
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.
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.