Dr Laura Carter of Kintsugi Health Mansfield and Wangaratta

Dr Laura Carter GP

Laura is a rural GP anaesthetist who is passionate about preventative healthcare, to reach beyond the standard delivery of “band-aid” medicine.

Laura has always been fascinated by the complexities of the human body and has strived to better understand these complexities in order to live well. 

Laura completed a science degree with honours at University of Sydney with a focus on human biology, physiology and biochemistry. Whilst there, she then undertook further years of post-graduate into the intricate nature of muscle proteins.

At this point, Laura desired greater human connection within her work. She completed her medical degree at The University of Queensland, along with a subsequent decade of adventure in regional and remote Queensland. A tree-change brought Laura to North East Victoria where she loves the ever changing environment that the four seasons bring.

Laura’s further work in anaesthetics has also helped clarify her understanding of pain, along with the recognition of the immense privilege of caring for people when they are feeling most fearful and vulnerable. In conjunction with her GP and anaesthetics work, Laura has studied extensively with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environment Medicine and Institute of Functional Medicine. She remains passionate about the benefits of holistic medicine for maintaining whole body health. Supporting people to life their best life remains her leading goal. 

Laura is also passionate about gender equity and empowering girls and women to be comfortable in their own skin. Laura enjoys eating well, getting fresh air and sunshine, spending time in nature with her family and challenges herself with activities such as Pilates, mountain biking, hiking and snow skiing.


  • BSc (Hons) (University of Sydney - 1993)

  • MBBS (The University of Queensland - 2000)

  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP - 2010)

  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FRACRRM - 2010)



  • Advanced GP Mental Health Training – Focused psychological strategies (2006)

  • Completion of training curriculum Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA - 2008)

  • Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM – Primary, 2014)


Professional memberships

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

  • Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine