Dr Frances Pitsilis is a highly experienced, trained and multi-talented medical doctor who is also an excellent communicator across all media. She speaks across New Zealand’s TV, and radio. She consults privately over a broad range of health areas and also loves speaking about them. Dr Frances also speaks and writes about motivation, achievement, resilience and stress in life and work.
Her appearance in the media include:
After 4 years of hospital medicine, Dr Frances Pitsilis started her career in General Practice in Auckland, New Zealand. She then developed an interest in stress as she realised that the majority of illnesses are related to it.
During her General Practice career, the interest in stress became personal when Dr Frances experienced and recovered from burnout. She decided to combine her study of stress with her interest in communications, and achieved qualifications in occupational medicine and training in professional speaking.
Her qualifications include Nutritional Medicine, a Diploma of Obstetrics, a Diploma in Occupational Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GP’s. During 2009 /2010 she completed international qualifications in Preventative and Regenerative Medicine.
Within her career, Dr Frances has held several positions of responsibility within her profession including serving on the local branch of the NZ Medical Association and being a Chairperson of the local after-hours medical service.
Dr Frances’ medical practice involves consulting on work stress, pain, fatigue, and complex conditions including hormonal and shift work-related problems. She takes an holistic approach and uses traditional therapies as well as evidence-based natural and complementary therapies and lifestyle interventions where appropriate.
As a professional speaker, Dr Frances presents her own workshops and seminars, discussing diet and lifestyle, stress management, and lifestyle and natural therapies.
From 2003 Dr Frances has practised cosmetic and appearance medicine. She started by training to use Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Migraine and this progressed to offering much more at Skinfresh.
Dr Frances enjoys educating the public through her speaking, training and media work. She has written for and lectured to the beauty and anti-ageing industry both in NZ and overseas.
She regularly researches local and international medical literature and attends many conferences, both local and abroad to expand on her learnings.
Dr Frances drives a holistic and integrative approach towards medicine, which is why Skinfresh clients' honour and trust her judgement.
She consults on general medical issues such as: