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Dr Kim Hearn

Dr Kim Hearn

MB ChB MRCGP (1981 Bristol) I have been a GP for a long time now but still find it a very enjoyable job; it’s a privilege to be involved in helping patients through their lives and sharing the delights and dilemmas that face us all at different times. I have three children who are growing up and becoming young adults and my own parents and siblings – they all keep me in touch with life and the issues! I enjoy teaching and training young doctors in the practice as well as developing Montpelier as the best possible place for our patients. When I am not here I enjoy watching sport, relaxing at home and cooking healthy food. My working days are Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Tim Mitchell

Dr Tim Mitchell

MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DPD (1980 Bristol) I qualified at Bristol University in 1980 and then served for 6 years in the RAF. During this time I worked in UK, Hong Kong, Brunei, Papua New Guinea and Nepal. I joined the practice as a partner in October 1986 and have since developed a special interest in skin problems which has led to the publication of several books for patients and medical colleagues. Outside work I am a member of the Rotary Club of Clifton and work with a charity building schools and health centres in Nepal. Works at Pilning Surgery.
Dr Tom Bailward

Dr Tom Bailward

MA MBBS MRCPCH MRCGP (1988 London). My working days are Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Rachel Brown

Dr Rachel Brown

MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (1992 Nottingham). I have been a partner at Montpelier since 1996 and have never stopped enjoying the challenges & rewards of working here. During that time I have developed interests in gynaecology & contraception and run a "well woman" clinic on a Monday afternoon at the surgery. When I am not at work I enjoy travelling, spending time with my family & cooking! I work all day on Monday, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Dr. Ben Spargo

Dr. Ben Spargo

MBBS BSc DRCOG MRCGP (Imperial College London 2008). I have a special interest in Child Health, Ear, Nose and Throat medicine, Education and teaching trainee GPs, Dermatology. My working days are Monday morning, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

GP Associates

Dr Amanda Blake

Dr Amanda Blake

MBBS MRCP DCH MRCGP DFFP (1986 London) I am a full time GP associate and have been at Montpelier for 12 years now, having previously been a partner in a South London practice. I enjoy working in an inner city practice with all the challenges and rewards it brings. As well as managing the usual medical complaints, I have an interest in Contraception and Women’s Health and I fit coils. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings & all day Thursday.
Dr Laura Todd

Dr Laura Todd

MBChB MRCGP DFFP DCH DTMH (University of Glasgow Medical School 2001) I qualified from Glasgow University in 2001 and completed my GP training in Hampshire in 2006. I’ve been on the move a lot, working in New Zealand, Liberia, Ethiopia, Zambia and most recently the Lake District.  I think Montpelier Health Centre is a great place to bring all of that diversity together. My interests are travel and tropical medicine and woman’s health. I work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Dr Paul Maries

Dr Paul Maries

MBBCh MRCGP DIMM PGC Clin.Sci.(Mtn Med) PGDipSEM (Cardiff, 2007). I have an interest in the outdoors, particularly in climbing, mountaineering and white water kayaking and in 2014 completed a diploma and post graduate certificate in Mountaineering Medicine. I have an interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and do regular joint and soft tissue injections, as well as working with a local rugby team. I work Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Fauzia Yaqub

Dr Fauzia Yaqub

MBchB (Pakistan) MRCGP (London) DFFP . I qualified from Rawalpindi medical college in 1998 and completed my GP training in Bristol in 2009. My special interest is women’s health and contraception. (IUS/IUD fit and removal, implanon fit and removal) I work three mornings - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Claire Farrington

Dr Claire Farrington

MBBCh DTMH MRCGP (Cardiff University 2010). I first came to work at Montpelier Health Centre as a GP registrar, and returned following completion of my training in 2016. During my GP training I took some time out to work at a community clinic in Malawi, which encouraged my interest in global and migrant health. I also enjoy teaching medical students at the Practice. Outside of work I can often be found cooking, walking and singing in a local choir. My working days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Dr Lucy Leworthy

Dr Lucy Leworthy

MBCHb 2009 Sheffield University, RCGP, DFSRH. I completed my specialist training at Guys and St Thomas Hospital in London, where I then worked at a busy practice in Brixton. I have a passion for travel and I recently travelled across Asia with my young family. I have specialist interests in Palliative medicine as well as female health and family planning. Outside of work I enjoy fell running. I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr Michelle Guest

Dr Michelle Guest

MB BCh BAO BA, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 1996. DCH, DFFP, MRCGP. I qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996 and spent a few years travelling and working. I completed my GP training in Bristol in 2005, following on after training in Anaesthetics. I enjoy the diversity of general practice and have a special interest in Women's Health and Family Planning, and fit implants and coils. I am also very interested in healthy living and preventative medicine. I am married with 3 children. Outside work, I enjoy time with family and friends cooking and keeping fit by running, cycling and exploring the outdoors. I work on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Dr Julia Webster

Dr Julia Webster

MBChB, MRCGP, MRCP, DTM&H, Edinburgh 2010. I have a special interest in Refugee health and medical student teaching. I work on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dr Annabel Headdon

Dr Annabel Headdon

MBBCh MRCGP (Cardiff 2009). Growing up by the sea in Cornwall, I’ve always loved being outdoors and especially love sailing. As a child I lived in Ethiopia for a short time and this, along with having family who live across the globe, has given me a love of travel and respect for different cultures. After graduation I worked in Australia for 3 years before completing specialist general practice training. I have 2 small children who help to keep me busy and informed of the joys and challenges of parenthood. I enjoy all aspects of general practice and feel privileged to work for the patients of Montpelier Health Centre. My working week is Wednesday to Friday.
Dr Paula Elkin

Dr Paula Elkin

BSc University of St Andrews-1993. MBchB Manchester University-1996. MRCPCH, London-2003. MRCGP, London-2007. I worked as a full time Paediatrician in London for 8 years, and worked for a short period on the Neonatology unit in St Michaels hospital when I first moved to Bristol in 2013. I had been training and working as a GP wSI (GP with a specialist interest in Paediatrics) for 2 years until November 2019. The service is currently being reorganised but I am hoping it will restart again at some point soon. I work on Monday & Wednesday mornings.
Dr Elizabeth Patel

Dr Elizabeth Patel

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG (1999 Birmingham) I have worked as a doctor since graduating from Birmingham Medical School in 1999. I qualified as a GP in 2004. I am currently the practice lead for diabetes and also have an interest in contraception, in particular I am trained to fit and remove contraceptive implants.

Physician Associate/Advanced Paramedic Practitioner

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

Bournemouth University - FdSc Paramedic Science, Graduated 2009. University of the West of England - BSc Paramedic Science, Graduated 2015. University of the West of England - PG Diploma Physician Associate Studies, Graduated 2018. I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Clinical Pharmacists

Mohammed Tariq

Mohammed Tariq

MPharm (IPresc) (University of Bath 2006). I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday all day, and on Friday mornings.
Huma Afzal

Huma Afzal

I qualified as a pharmacist in 2011 from Cardiff University. I spent 5 years working as a community pharmacist in various pharmacies before joining general practice as part of an NHS England scheme and completing the training pathway for pharmacists in general practice as well as the independent prescribing course. I am from Wales and visit family there regularly. In my spare time i enjoy cooking, reading, cycling, and attending fitness classes. I work at Montpelier Health Centre 2 days a week – Tuesday and Thursday
Melody Kan

Melody Kan

MPharm - University of Nottingham 2011. Independent Prescriber & Postgradute Clinical Diploma (2016, University of Bath) I have a special interest in Diabetes. I work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.