The Partnership of the Aspen Medical Practice
- Dr Andy Seymour – Male
Dr Seymour has an interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Men’s Health
I qualified in London, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1987 and, after further training in Norfolk, settled in Gloucestershire to become a partner in Gloucester in 1993. Over the years I have been involved in a number of other roles such as being the lead county forensic medical examiner and chair of the local medical committee and am now clinical chair of NHS Gloucestershire CCG where I spend most of my current working week. I am still in the practice on one day a week and, especially since the practice merger, enjoy being caught up by the collective enthusiasm of a whole bunch of new GPs!
- 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 Nicky Wilson – Female
Dr Wilson has an interest in Diabetes, Lifestyle Medicine, Palliative Care, Women’s Health, COPD and Asthma
I trained in St Andrews and Manchester University. I am passionate about palliative care, Women’s Health and promoting health and wellbeing through non pharmaceutical means. I help to deliver the Eat Real Food programme and am an advocate for patients who wish to take control of their chronic diseases such as diabetes, pre diabetes gout and PCOS. I live with my husband and daughter and our Westie Woody. I enjoy going on holiday with my family and friends and love any excuse to dress up in silly costumes and have fun.
- 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.