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Doctor Profile

Dr Pixie McKenna

Dr Pixie works as a GP and divides her time between her home town of Cork – where she runs her own practice, handed down to her from her father – and her London clinic in Baker Street.

Throughout her general practice career she has held NHS posts in dermatology and sexual health at large London teaching hospitals. She also holds postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics, gynaecology, dermatology and paediatrics.

Her media career began in 2006 when she was asked to be the onscreen doctor in BBC3’s Freaky Eaters series, the second series of which aired in early 2008.

As well as presenting Embarrassing Bodies, Pixie spends her time writing her columns for the Irish Mail, Mizz Magazine, Zest and Best magazines. She is also regularly asked to contribute to More and Cosmopolitan magazines. Pixie released her first book, Handbag Doctor, through Kyle Cathie books in 2010.

Dr Pixie also contributes weekly to the Ray D’Arcy radio show in Cork. When she’s not busy with her clinical commitments and media work, Pixie can be found strolling, punting or cycling around her UK base Cambridge or sailing around the west coast of Cork.

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