GP & Functional Medicine Expert
We are managed and owned by Dr Julia Piper BM BS B Med Sci FRCGP DFFP DipOccMed Dip Acc Med. Julia is passionate about the privilege of supporting you in body mind and spirit. She has been a GP for 34 years, working in functional medicine over the past 12 years, getting to the root of medical problems.
She has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine in America, and is the UK ambassador for the Metabolic Medical Institute in America and A4M. With Julia’s help, A4M have aligned their Fellowship in Functional Medicine with the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. Julia is currently studying for her Fellowship in Functional Medicine and is one of the UK leading lights in Functional Medicine, supporting many patients who are chronically ill, to recover. She is a lecturer in Systems Biology Medicine, having presented in London and Antwerp over the past year.
Julia is a member of the British medical Association, the General Medical Council, the Medical Protection Society, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the British Medical Acupuncture Society, the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, the Royal Society of Occupational Medicine, the British Ecological Society for Medicine, and A4M in the USA. She previously worked for BUPA over a period of 20 years, helping to set some of their national protocols, was a previous NHS GP in for practices scattered around the country, was a Council member of the Independent Doctors Federation, chairing their IT development committee and subsequently the Professional Development Committee, thereafter becoming a Trustee for the IDF Education Trust. As CEO of Privategp.com, Julia is an active member of the Board.
She runs her own Charity, the Foundation for Community Inspiration, supporting conditions of abject poverty. The charity has built a school in the bush in Ghana, also a medical clinic, has supported university training in Ghana; also women’s family planning in Ecuador, biodiversity and sustainability in the Amazon region and more recently a water borehole for a remote village in Ghana.
Dr Al-Taei is a deeply compassionate and enthusiastic GP who is well-loved by colleagues and patients alike.
She completed her medical degree at the University of Birmingham and worked for two years at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and City Hospital, both in Birmingham, before moving to Leicester to undertake her General Practice speciality training. She completed her General Practice training in 2018 and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Al-Taei works as both an NHS GP and a Private GP. She is passionate about utilising a wide spectrum of healing methods to improve people’s wellbeing.
Alongside her clinical work, Dr Al-Taei is a passionate academic and educator. She teaches at the University of Leicester Medical School and also runs educational courses for General Practitioners throughout the whole UK.