Dr Kirsten Mackay

Rheumatology 03304855


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Osteoporosis


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Kirsten R Mackay
Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Mackay:
Dr Mackay graduated in medicine and surgery from the Medical School of Bristol University. She trained in General Medicine at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals, Bristol, Northwick Park hospital, London and Queensland Australia.

She subsequently undertook specialist training in Rheumatology, at Northwick Park hospital, London, St Vincent's hospital Dublin, Frenchay hospital, Bristol, the University of Oxford and principally at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.

Her research at the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, based at the University of Oxford, was supported by a fellowship from Arthritis Research UK and her published work has appeared in major medical publications. She has been awarded a Doctorate in Medicine by the University of Bath, as a result.

At present, she is a consultant physician in Rheumatology at Torbay Hospital and also consults for the NHS at Newton Abbot and Totnes hospitals.

She is a trustee of the Torbay arthritis Project (TAP) and President of Torbay Arthritis Care. She is clinical lead for Rheumatology and Osteoporosis in South Devon and research lead for musculoskeletal research in the Peninsula.

Kilgraston Consulting:
Dr Mackay undertakes private consultations at her surgery in the Kilgraston Consulting rooms (see contact details and map), usually every Tuesday evening, and occasionally for urgent problems, by request, at other times.

She specialises in all aspects of Rheumatology (including all forms of Rheumatism, painful joints, back pain, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and sports medicine).

She has a particular interest in early inflammatory arthritis (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis), Biologic therapies, Gout, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Temporal Arteritis (or Giant Cell Arteritis).

Areas of interest

Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriatic Arthritis; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Spondyloathritis; Reactive Arthritis; Reiter's Syndrome; Enthesitis; Enteropathic Arthritis; Inflammatory Arthritis; Biologic Therapies; Gout; Pseudogout; CPPD Arthritis; Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR); Temporal Arteritis; Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA); Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE); Scleroderma; Sjogren's Syndrome; Myositis; Dermatomyositis; Polymyositis; MCTD; Vasculitis; Back pain; neck pain; wrist pain; hand pain; foot pain; ankle pain; shoulder pain; elbow pain; knee pain; hip pain; Trochanteric Bursitis; Osteoarthritis; Joint Injections; Joint aspirations; Osteoporosis; Paget's Disease; SAPHO; Fibrous Dysplasia; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Epicondylitis; Tennis Elbow; Golfers Elbow; Fibromyalgia; de Quervains Tenosynovitis; trigger finger

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (1-5)

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