The Partnership of the Aspen Medical Practice
- Dr Hasib Khalid – Male
Dr H Khalid has an interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Migraines
I qualified in 2002 from Imperial College and initially pursued a surgical career. In 2009 I switched from Trauma and Orthopaedics to General Practice, completing GP training in 2012. I maintain an interest in bones and joints (and the patient attached to them!) in addition to being a generalist. Some facts: I have lived in Gloucester since 2007 having followed Dr (Mrs) Khalid here. I am a born and bred Brummie but have lost the accent somewhere. I have a motor racing licence and aim to race at the Nurburgring in the next year or two. I have a disproportionate love for Abba and the movies Miss Congeniality and Star Wars.
- Dr Iain Jarvis – Male
Dr Jarvis has an interest in Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Teenage Health, Osteoporosis and looks after the residential students at the National Star College.
I graduated from Medical School in Cardiff in 1988 and got married in 1989 to Fiona. We have two grown-up children who have not followed me into medicine! I am an elder in my local church and am very involved there, including with our youth work. I am a keen runner and am currently training for a marathon! I started to work as a GP in Gloucester in 1994. My medical interests are broad, but especially include mental health and learning disability. I look after a number of care homes for people with learning and / or physical disability, as well as being the practice lead for learning disability. I have an interest in osteoporosis and offer joint injections where appropriate. I am the practice lead for medical training (under- and post-graduate), care homes and for research.
- Dr Bob Hodges – Male
Dr Hodges has an interest in Dermatology, Minor Surgery, Diabetes and Frailty
After six years in Medical School in Cardiff I decided to train as a pathologist, but after three years I realised that that wasn’t the career for me so I came to Gloucestershire to train as a GP in 2005. I joined Barnwood in 2008 and I’m now one of the executive partners at Aspen Medical Practice. I work full-time and I have clinical interests in Diabetes and lifestyle, Men’s Health, Cancer, Dermatology, skin surgery and ENT medicine. I particularly enjoy looking after people with complex conditions and older people. I work in A&E one evening a week and I’m also vice-chairman of the Gloucestershire Local Medical Committee, which represents the GPs of Gloucestershire. What little spare time I have left is mostly spent with my wife and teenage daughters. I enjoy swimming, live music and I’m somewhat obsessed with rocket science and all things space. I even helped my best friend to set up a rum company, which over the past two years has been an awful lot of fun…
- Dr Sarah Meade – Female
Dr Meade has an interest in COPD and Asthma
I studied at Bristol University. I enjoy most aspects of General Practice especially Women’s Health and Respiratory Medicine. My two children keep me entertained and I enjoy making music with my guitar teaching husband.
- Dr Jhumpa Sarkar – Female
Dr Sarkar has an interest in Women’s Health
I spent my childhood in Gloucester and went to Coney Hill Junior School followed by Colwell School for Girls. I studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1993. I initially trained in obstetrics and gynaecology (MRCOG 1999) and then decided to become a GP. After training I got my first job at Saintbridge in 2003 and have remained ever since! I enjoy going on walks with my husband, cooking and reading Agatha Christie’s vast collection of stories.
- Dr Sam Kuok – Female
Dr Kuok has in interest in Lifestyle Medicine, Diabetes and Palliative Care
I’m originally from Malaysia and graduated from Leicester University in 1998 (where I kissed my frog and found my “prince”). I did my GP training in Derbyshire then moved to Gloucestershire where I took on partnership at Saintbridge in 2003. My areas of interest include Lifestyle Medicine, Diabetes and Palliative Care. I am passionate about patients taking control of their own health. We have a great team delivering the Eat Real Food programme which focuses on Metabolic Syndrome. I love being with my family and friends. I enjoy good food and I need my yoga practice every Sunday to slow me down..
- Dr Andreas Marksteiner – Male
Dr Marksteiner has an interest in Anticoagulation
I am originally from the Black Forest in Southern Germany and trained as GP in the UK where I have lived with my family since 1995. I have also worked as a Clinical Assistant at a hospice in Kent. I enjoy being a part-time partner at Aspen now have a special interest in anticoagulation. I also very much enjoy being a trainer for Foundation year 2 doctors.
- Dr Kannan Raj – Male
Dr Raj has an interest in Child Health, Elderly Care and Frailty
After my medical graduation from Madras, I spent around 10 years as a Family physician at the lovely tropical islands of Maldives, where I gained lots of experience with General Practice and Community Paediatrics. Following the fateful tsunami in 2004, I moved to the UK, trained further, and obtained Membership of RCGP. I have been a GP in Gloucester since 2010. My interests include Pediatrics, Dermoscopy, Care of Frail elderly and Community Geriatrics. I enjoy reading and listening to instrumental music to relax and rejuvenate.
- Dr Christopher Andrews
I graduated from The Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2006 and following that worked as a junior doctor in various central London teaching hospitals.
I was a GP partner at a practice in Hertfordshire for 9 years, before moving recently to Gloucestershire.
I am qualified to insert and remove the contraceptive implant and hold a diploma in aesthetic medicine. I have an interest in acne treatment and lifestyle medicine.
- Dr Hasib Khalid – Male