About Myself

I studied Medicine at Southampton having originally gained a place at Cambridge to read Music. Although I studied arts subjects for A level I had always had a desire to practise as a doctor as a way of reaching out to people and  ‘making a difference’. The thought of studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology – the usual requirements then for getting into medical school – did not seem inspiring. After some deliberation I studied French, German and Music for A level and then a change of heart led subsequently  to a Pre-Med year. I have always maintained that the communication skills gained from being a musician and a grasp of foreign languages is a great foundation and an important aspect to being an effective clinician, along with an excellent knowledge base, an innate interest in people and a good memory.

I have always loved variety and change and so chose General Practice. It is an endlessly fascinating branch of medicine if you like and take an interest in people and their families. It is a great privilege to be so closely involved with my patients and their health and I particularly enjoy being an educator whether of my patients, or other doctors or medical students. Whether it is being part of a diverse, talented team in my NHS work at Prospect House in Great Missenden or  helping to expand the provision of excellent Integrated Medical Care at The Healthy Balance Clinic, or passing on some wisdom from my extensive experience to younger doctors in my role as a GP tutor, no two days in my week are the same.

I am married with 3 sons who are growing up fast and now going out and pursuing their own interests in the world. I enjoyed spending those few precious years of their childhood focusing on home life while balancing part-time work and am now enjoying being in a position to devote more of my energy to my work as a doctor. I hope that what I achieve with my patients leads to both improved physical and mental health and sets them back on track to leading a fulfilling existence.

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