I trained as a GP on the Homerton/Hackney GP training scheme in 2003 and have been happy to continuing practising as a GP at London Fields Medical Centre in the heart of the borough since then. Prior to becoming a GP, I was a hospital medical registrar until I realised I wanted to spend more time getting to know patients as people and to take account of their whole lives in my medical practice.
I still enjoy using my previous experience when it comes to diagnostic problems but feel that general practice has given me more skills to take a holistic view in helping patients manage their symptoms.
As well as working in Hackney, I also live in the borough and both my professional and personal lives have been witness to enormous changes in the area within the last ten years. Gentrification and new waves of European immigrants have brought different medical problems, a need for new ways of consulting and the exchange of the traditional Hackney greasy spoon cafe for expensive and trendy shops selling shoes I can never hope, nor dare to wear.
I am also a GP appraiser and available for locum work.