Phone: Frankton: (03) 442 2288 / Lower Shotover: (03) 442 2281

Our Staff

Wakatipu Medical Centre began in Frankton in 1996 on McBride St, a few doors along from where it is currently located. Dr Tom Milliken had an established practice in Queenstown in 1990 and relocated to Frankton. Dr Valerie Miller joined him in 2001 after being at Queenstown Medical Centre for 15 years. Dr Bart Vangronsvelt came on board as a partner in 2014 and Dr Laura Brown then joined in January 2017. Dr Fiona Rorrison is our newest addition, joining us from Hastings.

val_miller Val Miller (MB. ChB. Dip.Obs. FRNZCGP NZSIA)

Val is one of Queenstown's longest serving GPs having worked here since 1984 after qualifying from Auckland University. Val was initially involved in maternity services in Queenstown, and has since added general women's medicine, including the menopausal to her portfolio. Recently Val has added a postgraduate qualification in Travel Medicine. Val undertakes minor skin lesion removals under contract for Southern Health Board.

Regular consulting days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

bart_vangronsvelt Bart Vangronsvelt (MD)

Bart originates from Flanders in Belgium. After he first qualified as a nurse he worked with oncology and terminally ill patients. He then decided to become a phycician and in 2003 he graduated in Medicine from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He worked for 2 years in Internal Medicine with special interest in Hematology and Oncology. In 2009 he finished his further training for Family Medicine at the University of Maastricht.

Bart first came to NZ in 2011 where he worked in Waiuku until May 2012. After returning to the Netherlands Bart and his wife Conny quickly realized they wanted to return to NZ with Queenstown as an ideal location. Bart joined the practice in 2014 and is looking forward to make Queenstown the family home, for himself, Conny and their 2 young children.

Regular consulting days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

laura_brown Laura Brown (MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP)

Originally from Southland, Laura graduated from the University of Otago in 2005. She spent time working at Auckland City Hospital and Christchurch Public Hospital, completing a postgraduate diploma in Child Health in 2013.  
She joined the RNZCGP education programme in 2013, and became a fellow of the college in 2018. She moved to Queenstown in January 2017 with her husband and three young children.
She has a special interest in Child, Adolescent and Women’s Health.

Regular consulting days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

fiona_rorrison Fiona Rorrison (MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP)

Originally from Scotland, Fiona came over to New Zealand 30 years ago and settled in North Island. Fiona Joins us after working for many years in Hastings in Hawkes bay. She is a fellow of Royal New Zealand College of GPs.

Regular consulting days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

lizzie_borowy Lizzie Borowy

Lizzie Borowy, originally from Southland, has joined WMC from Lakes District Hospital, after gaining experience in Australia and UK, primarily in A & E Care. Lizzie looks after our IV Aclasta programme, and is WMC's Diabetic nurse. Her special interest is Emergency care.

andie_lowry Andie Lowry

Andie came to NZ in 2008 and is originally from Belfast, Ireland. She has a background in orthopaedic and Emergency Nursing, a post-grad in tropical nursing and a personal interest in sports medicine being a keen triathlete and adventure racer herself.

olivia_kelly Olivia Kelly

Olivia is originally from Southland, completed her high school education at Wakatipu High in Queenstown, and moved on to Nursing School. She completed her nursing degree in 2015, and thereafter joined the team at Wakatipu Medical Centre. Olivia is enthusiastic and has a passion for Primary Health Care

anne_hailes Anne Hailes

Anne is a born and bred Southlander who has returned to New Zealand with her family after 18 years living internationally. Anne trained in Southland and completed a Dip Cert Cardiology, BScN & Post Grad in Health Management in Australia. Her areas of special interest include Cardiology, Travel Medicine and Primary Healthcare. Outside of work Anne loves to ski, bike and enjoy all the outdoor life that Queenstown has to offer.

anna Anna Chisari

Anna came to NZ from across the ditch in 2011. She has a background in General and Emergency Nursing, having worked at Lake District Hospital. She now enjoys the continued variety of primary nursing. Anna is currently working towards a post graduate diploma in Health Science. On days off, Anna loves heading up the ski-fields, biking and exploring the surroundings.

caroline Caroline Coleman

Caroline, originally from Scotland, came to Queenstown in 2014. Caroline is settled now in Queenstown now with a young family. She has a background in Renal Nursing and Aged Care. She enjoys skiing and the outdoors.

fabi_da_silva_correa Fabi da Silva Correa

Fabi da Silva Correa comes from Brazil but has been living in Queenstown for over 10 years. She has a background in banking and hospitality. Fabi enjoys singing in her spare time and serving the community, and is an active member of the church.

heidi_ross Heidi Ross

Heidi comes from the state of Florida in the USA but has lived in Queenstown since 1995. She first visited Queenstown in 1972. She has worked in the medical field for over 35 years. She has a son Bob who now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, but graduated from Wakatipu High as well as University of Otago. Some of her favourite things to do are lap swimming, cooking, and long walks with her chocolate Labrador, Rufus. She enjoys meeting people and helping them however she can.

phil_markham Phil Markham

Phil Markham is our dedicated Practice Manager who comes from the North of England. He has over 20 years experience managing medical companies and joined WMC in 2008 after spending 5 years organizing and running junior Football in Queenstown. Phil is also a qualified Pharmacist and occasionally you see him working at the local Pharmacies.

donovan_percy Donovan Percy

Donovan originally from South Africa, is a long standing resident of Queenstown. After completing his post graduate studies in Psychology, he changed direction and spent the rest of his career working in Senior Management for Corporate Business abroad and in New Zealand. He also has an overseas MBA from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and has a keen interest in Economics and Business Strategy. Donovan who loves music is also a first tenor, and a devoted family man.