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.
General Adult Psychiatrist
Dr Odedra is a General Adult Psychiatrist with added endorsements in Liaison Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. He has experience of training in various sub-specialities from Forensic mental health, Old Age, and Child and Adolescent mental health services.
Becoming a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2019, he continues to work in the NHS alongside his private practice.
Dr Odedra has experience of working with patients with a wide range of mental health presentations from acute to rehabilitation, providing assessment and treatment. Following a thorough initial assessment Dr Odedra will develop a care plan with the patient and their GP/ care provider.
Dr Odedra is able to recommend a treatment care plan, as well as initiate and monitor medications for a wide range of mental health presentations from anxiety, mood disorders to psychosis for example. This is done in collaboration with the patient’s GP. Psycho-education, psychological and lifestyle based psycho-therapeutic approaches will also be considered where appropriate.
He has experience of facilitating psycho-education groups for Bipolar affective disorders and Non-epileptic attack disorders. Dr Odedra has training experience in ECT/TMS. He also has been a tutor for medical students and junior doctors.
He also uses psychotherapeutic techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and interpersonal based approaches to his work.
Dr Odedra is able to provide remote consultations and follow ups.