Doctors

Our Doctors

 

If you are choosing a doctor or have specific health issues it may be helpful to look at our doctor profiles. You are welcome to see the doctor of your choice for planned consultations. For urgent care we will match you with the provider who is most available and most appropriate.

Dr Fiona MacLean


MBChB, BSc, MRCGP (UK), FRNZCGP

I studied medicine at St Andrews University, Scotland and at Manchester University, England, graduating in 2003. I completed my basic surgical training before electing to pursue a career in general practice.

Although born and educated in the UK, I am a New Zealander courtesy of my parentage. I moved “home” in 2012 with my husband and my two young sons and we feel privileged to live in such an incredible region.

I consider myself a true generalist, comfortable working within the full spectrum of general practice.

When off duty, I enjoy riding my horse and I try (but fail) to keep up with my kids on water and snow skis.

Dr Jayne Davies


MBChB, MRCGP (UK), DFFP, DRCOG, FRNZCGP, Cert Av Med, Dip Trav Med,
CAA NZ Medical Examiner

I am originally from the UK and graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1999. I completed my GP training in the Lake District of England and then moved to another beautiful place to join Aspiring Medical Centre as a partner in 2005.

I thrive on the variety that is general practice, although I do have a few areas of special interest:

  • Women’s health and sexual health. I have a Diploma in Family Planning as well as Obs and Gynaecology, and work as a doctor in the sexual health clinic. I can insert IUDs and implants.
  • Travel medicine. Travel is a passion of mine and I have a Diploma in Travel Medicine. At AMC we offer pre and post travel consults and I am a Yellow Fever Accredited Provider
  • Aviation medicine. Since 2011, I have been a Medical Examiner for the CAA NZ.
  • Child health
  • Dermatology

I am an accredited teacher with the Royal NZ College of GPs and still enjoy learning in general.

My husband Pete and I love being in the mountains and biking, and we have a young daughter who is also beginning to enjoy all that Wanaka has to offer!

Dr Mark Edmond


MBChB, BHB, Cert Derm, FRNZCGP

I was born and raised in Christchurch and obtained my medical degree at Auckland University. I then trained in bobsled and represented New Zealand at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City where I met my wife – a two-time Olympian in luge. I practiced medicine in Canada, Australia and around New Zealand before settling in my own practice in Christchurch for ten years.

I have a broad interest in all aspects of General Practice, but particularly in evidence-based Natural Medicine. I sub-specialise in fatigue disorders, minor surgery, relationships, working with athletes and injuries. I also have a keen interest in the science behind nutrient dense food. I am an elected fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

I have been a regular visitor to Wanaka since I was a boy and moved here with my family in 2013. I love spending time with my wife, hence we have five children!

Pip Clearwater

Dr Pip Clearwater


BSc, MBChB, PGDipOMG, DCH, FRNZCGP

 

I grew up in Auckland and went to medical school there, training all over the upper North Island including my final year of medical school in Rotorua. After a year at Timaru hospital, we then moved to Palmerston North for my husband’s job in the Air Force. I did my first year of GP work in the Manawatu, working in Bulls and Feilding. I have completed post graduate diplomas in Women’s Heath (PGDipOMG) and Children’s Health (DCH), and these are special interests of mine. I am trained in the insertion and removal of IUCDs and the Jadelle contraceptive implant, as well as Pipelle endometrial biopsy. I also have a special interest in Older People’s health, and I work regularly at the residential care homes in Wanaka.  I enjoy the wide scope and variety of general practice, and in 2017 I became and elected Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs.

We’ve been lucky to live in Wanaka since December 2014, so my husband and I can enjoy the outdoors on our days off – especially canyoning, hiking, and mountain biking. From late 2017 I had some time off with the birth of our daughter, but I’m now back at work.

 

Dr Simon Brebner


MBChB Dip Sports Med FRNZCGP

I am a born and bred Kiwi and have been living in Wanaka since 1995.

Originally a ski field Doctor at Treble Cone, I joined Aspiring Medical Centre in 1998. I gained a Diploma of Sports Medicine in 2000 and I am accredited provider with NZ Academy of Sport. For a number of years I was the Medical Director of the New Zealand’s Winter Olympic Performance Programme, helping to patch up the athletes as quickly as they broke themselves.

As well as this focus on sports and musculo-skeletal medicine, I have trained for specialisation in minor surgery such as vasectomy and more complicated minor procedures.

More recently I have taken on a GP with Special Interest (GPSI) role with ACC where I can refer directly for MRI/ CT without the patient needing to be referred to a Specialist. This is a great help for patients to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment quickly

I combine these interests with my day-to-day general practice.

I enjoy a large number of sports and activities, a good consultation room natter and have some crazy little toys for children to play with.

Dr Susie Meyer


BSc, BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP

I am an Auckland medical school graduate but my accent confuses people as I was raised in the United States. In the 30 years I have lived in NZ I have spent 20 of them in Wanaka. In 1995 I started Aspiring Medical Centre as a sole practice that has now grown to a busy 5 doctor medical centre.

I love any challenge that general practice offers from minor trauma to chronic depression. I have a pragmatic and common sense approach to life’s problems.

I am an accredited teacher with Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) and we host general practice trainees. I am also a Medical Educator for the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP) that helps people to gain fellowship with the RNZCGP.

My partner Whitney is a mountain guide and heli-ski guide and we have a grown up son who studies design in Wellington. When I have time I like to get into the outdoors and stay active.

Dr Rebecca Wire

BMedSci (Hons), BMBS, DipTM&H, MRNZCGP

I graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 2009 and worked for 2 years in England before moving to New Zealand in 2011. I worked at Christchurch Emergency Department for 3 years before escaping from city life. I originally moved down to Wanaka to work as a ski field doctor and then decided not to leave. I live here with my partner and our pets and outside of work can be found on the lake or in the mountains.

I have a diploma in tropical medicine and am interested in travel medicine. I volunteered as a doctor for the Himalayan Rescue Association in Nepal in 2013.

I am interested in all areas of general practice and have particular experience in paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, and urology.

Dr Carolyn McKenzie

BCS, MBChB, PGCertTravMed, MRNZCGP

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.