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Practice Team

  • DR JULIA PIPER, BM BS BMedSci FRCGP DFFP DipOccMed DipMedAc

    General Practitioner, Medical Director & Chief Executive Officer of Private GP

     

    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 SIMON KHELA, MBChB MRCGP

    General Practitioner & Executive Director

     

    Dr Simon Khela is a deeply knowledgable GP who is fascinated by the concept of a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. He is passionate about helping patients heal from complex, chronic illnesses by utilising a full spectrum of healing methods and the most advanced therapies and protocols. To do this, he is currently studying for his Fellowship in Metabolic and Functional Medicine, representing a new professional identity in health care, adept and able to discuss systems biology and the role of technology.

    Simon also leads our digital healthcare vertical, Private GP Health Tests, which has been developed through his passion to transform healthcare by maximising the efficiency of care being provided, through advances in technology, which are invariably make their way into the field of medicine. He believes technology that help individuals understand how their lifestyle choices affect their wellbeing will be integral in making democratised healthcare a reality.

  • ALAN FLETCHER

    Chairman

    Alan has joined us as the chairman of the Board and is a highly experienced non-executive director and pension trustee with wide experience in all aspects of corporate governance and investment management. He is a keen golfer and rugby supporter (Leicester Tigers of course). He will be a valuable member of the team and a guiding light in the journey ahead.

  • PROFESSOR SAOIRSE ELIZABETH O'SULLIVAN

    CBD Specialist

     

    Saoirse Elizabeth O’Sullivan is part of our extended virtual network. She received her doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and moved to the University of Nottingham in 2002 as a Research fellow where she began researching cannabinoid pharmacology through basic and clinical research.  She was made Lecturer in 2007, Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor in 2019.  She has over 40 peer-reviewed articles and 3 books chapters on the topic of cannabinoid pharmacology.  Her specific interests are on the therapeutic potential of cannabis-based medicines in cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. Her research methodologies spanned from cellular and animal models, to human healthy volunteer studies, systematic reviews and early phase clinical trials. In 2016 she was named the International Cannabinoid Research Society Young Investigator of the Year. Saoirse now runs an independent consulting company called CanPharmaConsulting Ltd, and through this, acts as scientific advisor to Artelo Biosciences, CBDScience Group, Therapix Biosciences, FSDPharma, and Dragonfly Biosciences. She is the science lead for the Centre for Medicine Cannabis (CMC), a non-profit organisation working to shape the UK’s new medicinal cannabis regime in the interests of patient, and secretary to the International Cannabinoid Research Society.

  • DR ROBYN COOLEY, BSc (Hons) MSc DClinPsy CPsychol

    Chartered Clinical Psychologist

     

    Dr Robyn Cooley joins our mental health support team to provide psychological assessments and therapy to individuals across the life span, as well as couples and family systems. She has over 10 years experience supporting people with their distress, mental health, relationships, unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and work-related stress.

    Robyn brings a broad and extensive understanding of psychological theory to develop a formulation to make sense of a person’s presenting concerns. Her training in the delivery of multiple models of psychotherapy means she offers an integrative, evidence-based and clinically-informed intervention that is tailored to the individual.

  • Dr DINKAR BAKSHI MBBS MD(Paed) MSc(Allergy) MRCPCH FRCPCH

    Consultant Paediatrician & Allergy Specialist

    Dr Dinkar Bakshi is a Consultant in Child Health and Allergy.  Dr Bakshi has 25 years of experience as a clinician. He completed his specialist training in Paediatrics in the London Deanery and an MSc in Allergy at Imperial College London. Dr Bakshi is one of the few formally trained allergists in the UK.

    He has trained in the best teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and The Royal London Hospital. He was a Consultant Paediatrician and clinical lead for Children’s Allergy at Nottingham Children’s Hospital until 2018. Dr Bakshi has previously been an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London. He is an expert in interpreting skin prick tests/ patch tests and allergen desensitisation (immunotherapy).

    Research interests
    • Adults and Children:

    • Food Allergy

    • Respiratory Allergy

    • Hives/ Urticaria

    • Eczema

    • Asthma

    • Wheat intolerance

    • Irritable bowel syndrome

    • Immunotherapy

    Dr Bakshi runs a popular and busy practice, Parents/patients have a warm relationship with him and are involved in decision making. Dr Bakshi accepts referrals for all acute and chronic problems in children. For allergy-related problems, he accepts referrals for both adults and children.

    ​Dr Bakshi has participated in many clinical trials, published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is an accredited examiner for the Diploma in Child Health Examination. He is the editor of The Online Journal of Clinical Audits. Dr Bakshi is frequently invited to deliver talks and chair meetings, both within the UK and in international conferences.

    Personal interests

    • All acute and chronic children’s problems

    • Constipation

    • Abdominal pain

    • Nutritional deficiency

    • Immunisation

    • ADHD, Autism

    • Seizures

    • Palpitations

    • Chronic fatigue syndrome

    Awards received

    Dr Bakshi was awarded a certificate of excellence for outstanding patient care in 2019, by the independent NHS accredited website www.iwantgreatcare.com

    Dr Bakshi was awarded a certificate of excellence by Doctify for outstanding patient care in 2020.

    Membership To Professional Bodies:

  • Dr Ashish Arora MD FRCPsych

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr Arora will endeavour to provide you with the personalised holistic care you deserve.  Dr Arora offers face to face as well as remote online/video/telephone consultations.

    Dr Arora has expertise in managing diverse psychiatric conditions including Anxiety and Stress related conditions, Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar disorder, Psychoses (Schizophrenia), PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Substance Misuse, ADHD etc. After a comprehensive assessment, access to psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) can be arranged if required.

  • Dr Aashish Odedra

    General Adult Psychiatrist

    MUDr. MRCPsych, CCT in General Adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry

    Profile

    Expertise and Experience

    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. 

    Qualifications

    • 2019 – Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry.
    • 2016 – Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    • 2008 – MUDr. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
    • Professional Registrations & Memberships
    • General Medical Council: 7021771.
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists: 871188.
    • Medical Defence Union.

    Specialisms

    • Assessment, medical treatment and monitoring of adults with mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder);
    • Neurotic and stress related disorders (anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD);
    • Somatisation disorders;
    • Psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective);
    • Acute stress reactions;
    • Behavioural syndromes with physiological disturbances (physical illness);
    • Disorders of adult personality/ behaviours,
    • Management of chronic/ long term mental health conditions,
    • Assessment and management of Liaison psychiatry related cases, interface between physical and psychological health
    • Medico-legal reports and assessments.
  • Dr Madhusudhan Mali

    Consultant in Pain Management

    Dr Mali has been in Pain Management Practice for more than a decade and specialises in managing patients with all types of Chronic pain including Fibromyalgia, Back and Neck pain, Neuropathic pain, Headaches, Pelvic pain, Testicular pain to name a few.  He uses various medications and Injections to manage pain. Work with the PGP team including our psychologists, and physiotherapist to help meet the needs of patients with complex pain conditions.

    Having completed his Post graduate training in India, he further trained in centres of excellence in Birmingham and Imperial School, London. He has been the Lead for Pain Management Services at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent for 10years.

    He is a member of the following: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, General Medical Council, Medical Defence Union, The Medical Cannabis Clinicians society.

    Legalisation of medical cannabis has provided an option to many people in Chronic pain who have found the medication life changing. Dr Mali is part of our Multi Disciplinary Team for the prescribing of Medical Cannabis. He is available to discuss your Pain condition and the possible role Medical Cannabis might have in managing your Pain. This clinic aims to support you through this journey.

    Dr Mali is available to offer online consultations. As his home town is in Kent; he can also offer in person consultations at locations in Kent.

  • DAVID ORTON

    Physiotherapist

  • Dr Kiran Sanghera

    Psychiatry, Aesthetics & IV Nutrition

    Dr Kiran completed her Bachelors and Masters in Neuroscience, with Distinction, from Kings College London, before going on to study post-graduate medicine at the University of Leicester. Upon qualifying, Kiran completed her elective placement at the world renowned New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Centre, before undergoing foundation training in the prestigious North West Thames London Deanery. Following further core training, Kiran was awarded Membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

    Kiran’s commitment to assessing and treating patients holistically, in addition to being a personalised and preventative medicine advocate, lead to her developing strong interests in the fields of functional, anti-ageing and regenerative medicine. Kiran is passionate about an integrative and root cause approach to wellness, longevity and health optimisation, involving innovative treatments which promote the natural healing and rejuvenation of the body. 

    Kiran is fascinated by the science behind keeping us both looking and feeling our best and most youthful, and developed a passion for advanced aesthetics and medical grade skincare. Kiran prides herself on her artistic eye and honest, ethical approach, whilst striving for natural results that enhance her client’s individual beauty. Committed to lifelong learning, Kiran is currently undertaking a level 7 Diploma in enhanced Medical Aesthetics, further developing her theoretical knowledge and practical skills, whilst also completing further post-graduate training in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. 

    Kiran is known for her meticulous attention to detail, and her friendly and compassionate approach. She firmly believes educating and empowering her patients is fundamental when delivering high quality care and feels privileged to build long term relationships as she supports her patients on their journey to optimal health. 

    Outside of medicine, Kiran is an organ donation activist; from public health awareness, charity-fundraising, regular media appearances, and houses of parliament and international conference speaker – Kiran’s voluntary work lead to being shortlisted as a Social and Humanitarian Finalist for the 2020 Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Kiran is also a keen traveller and enjoys rowing, reformer Pilates and kundalini yoga. 

  • LAURA KEOGH, RGN

    Practice Nurse

     

    Laura works at the practice on a part time basis and joined us in February 2016.  She specialises in providing travel vaccinations, child and adult immunisations, medical health checks, blood tests, intravenous vitamin infusion and more.

  • REBECCA IRWIN

    Office Manager

    Rebecca joined Private GP Services in March 2021. She has many years’ experience working within an office environment and is responsible for the smooth running of the Practice as Office Manager.

  • LIZ BROUGHTON

    Medical Administrator

     

    Liz has been with the practice since March 2018 and has a wealth of Customer Service and Administration experience. She is a wonderful addition to the Practice family.

  • LAURA HAYWOOD

    Medical Administrator

     

    Laura has been with the Practice since 2016. As our patient test co-ordinator she ensures that the whole patient experience from booking an appointment to receiving test results is professional and efficient.

  • DEBBIE NEALE

    Medical Administrator

    Debbie joined our team in September 2019, after working in the NHS for 20 years.

  • SUE APPLEBEE

    Receptionist

     

    Sue joined Private GP Services in November 2015, after spending the last 8 years working for a local NHS practice. Sue is responsible for providing the best first impression of the practice and dealing with patient enquiries directly in an efficient and effective manner.

  • JIM READING

    Accounts and Finance

    Jim is our finance guru. An avid soccer player with a great sense of humour. He is a whiz at numbers and makes sure the books balance.

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