Our People, Our Doctors – Dr Mark Edmond

Our People, Our Doctors – Dr Mark Edmond

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Our next edition of Our People, Our Doctors series is here. This week we’re introducing Dr Mark Edmond. Mark has just bought Dr Susie Meyer’s shares in Aspiring Medical Centre after being with us since 2013, so we are looking forward to welcoming him to the leadership team. Read his full article below to learn how he went from wanting to be a dinosaur bone collector to successful GP and now one of the partners our practice.

aspiring-medical-doctors-wanaka-mark-edmondDoctors Name: Mark Edmond

Specialised Area: Evidence-based natural medicine; fatigue disorders; minor surgery; relationships.

Medical Passion: Finding solutions for people.

Personal Passion: My family, nutrient dense food, edgy sports.

Did you always want to be a doctor? Nope. Dinosaur bone collector – it seemed to be the natural next step from LEGO to me. But then watching my father be a GP made me think of medicine. Initially pride made me discount general practice. It wasn’t until I did a locum for my father that I found my joy in medicine and I have been a GP ever since.

How long have you lived in Wanaka? Five years

What’s the best thing about living here?   Adventure and hot the summers.

What’s your favourite Wanaka activity or locals tip for visitors? I love  a summer evening lakeside BBQ and my visitor tip is – don’t eat yellow snow!

If you could invite any four famous people to dinner (alive or dead) who would you ask?
Jesus – the boss of how to win friends and influence people; my wife Angie for sure, because we’ll be talking about that dinner for the rest of our lives; Charlie Chaplin and Don Barry, because he would love it.

One piece of health or general life advice: By far the single best thing you can do for your health is exercise

To read Mark’s full profile you can click here.