Dr. Carolyn McKenzie


I am a born and bred southerner, growing up in both Tapanui and Wanaka. After leaving school I completed a degree in Communication Studies and spent several 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. In 2015, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine, before moving into General Practice. I spent my first year of general practice working around Central Otago, returning to Wanaka in 2017. I am excited to be back in Wanaka, as I work towards achieving my fellowship.

I love the variety that general practice provides and I enjoy working in a more rural setting, with the challenges that it presents. I have several areas of interest, including travel medicine, geriatrics, mental health and palliative care. When I’m not working, I like to cook/bake and I am learning to grow my own veges, while working on landscaping my property. I’m also an avid reader and I enjoy tinkering away on my piano when I have a moment.