Dr Pixie McKenna
Dr Pixie McKenna is a Private GP partner at ‘Pixie and Sera’ based at The London Clinic. She specialises in all aspects of General Practice, lifestyle screening, sexual and reproductive health care and dermatology. She is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media and is best known for her role as a Screen Doctor in Embarrassing Bodies.
Dr Pixie McKenna works alongside Dr Sera Shoukru as GP Partners at The London Clinic. Their practice profile and patient lists are shared, to enable continuity of care and wider availability. Early and late appointments between the hours of 8:30am and 6:30pm are available, bookable directly through the secretary.
Pixie graduated from University College Cork Medical School in 1995. Following a year of medical and surgical internship in Ireland, she joined the Cambridge Vocational Training Scheme in general practice. This involved three years of hospital training at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge in medicine, surgery, general practice, care of the elderly, gynaecology, rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine and paediatrics.
In 1999, she obtained her certificate in general practice training and membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Over the last 13 years she has worked both in the NHS and the private sector in Ireland and the UK. Pixie is currently a practicing GP in Harley Street.
Her media career began in 2006. She is best known for her role in Channel 4's primetime, BAFTA-winning medical series 'Embarrassing Bodies’ and Channel 4’s ‘Food Hospital’. When not filming, Pixie spends her time writing columns for the Irish Mail, Mizz, Zest and Best magazines. She also hosts the weekly 'Air your Ailments' slot on Ireland's Today FM.
5 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HL
- General practice
Media and entertainment medicine
Occupational and lifestyle medicals
Year qualified: 1995
Dr McKenna explains why it is important that we get better at preventative medicine, and outlines the benefits of a health MOT.
Dr McKenna explains how alcoholic drinks include histamine, and the best steps to take for those with hay fever.
This Cosmopolitan article includes advice from Dr McKenna on raising your concerns with your GP.