I qualified in 1996 from the University of Leicester Medical School and completed GP training in 2001 obtaining the Certificate of prescribed experience in General practice and later membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in addition to the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning.
I hold a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham and have training in Lifestyle Medicine and Functional Medicine.
I was a GP partner in a Grantham Practice for twenty years and have worked in a variety of practices across England and across the county and continue to do so within the NHS as a locum GP. I also work as a private GP at the Fitzwilliam Hospital. As a Junior Doctor I had rotations in a number of specialties including rheumatology, immunology, psychiatry, palliative medicine and gastroenterology to name but a few!
I have spent my entire career trying to determine what it is that makes people ill and what helps them in their return to wellness. Each person's healing journey is entirely personal and I aim to provide an integrative and personalised approach to medical care honouring that good health comes from healing your immune system, your nutrition, your stress response and your identity. This is whole person medicine.
I am a member of the London College of Medicine and Integrated Health and The British College of Functional Medicine and am affiliated to the Institute of Functional Medicine through which I continue to undertake training.
If you would like to work with me on your health and mental wealth I would love to hear from you.
What I can provide:
My appointments are longer to allow us time for a thorough discussion and examination working together to determine what is the root cause of your illness. This is not a ‘pill for an ill’ medicine model.
Your symptoms are a sign something is out of balance. This may not yet be at a level that can objectively be demonstrated in conventional medicine blood tests and scans but is something we need to pay attention to, to prevent the progression of disease. Think of your symptoms as messages that all is not well. This is the point we can make the most difference.
As a GP ‘specialist generalist’ I am licensed to deal with all aspects of General Practice work but the service at The Broad Street Practice is not a replacement or substitute for your NHS GP and we do not see emergency cases that need time critical interventions for which attendance at A&E is appropriate.
CQC Regulations mean that unfortunately I am unable to see patients under the age of 16 years at The Broad Street Practice.