Dr Adam Simon
Dr Adam Simon trained in London at University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, qualifying in 1993. He has worked in London, Manchester and New Zealand. He is the founder and Clinical Director of AJ Primus Healthcare, a thriving private GP service in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. Adam is Chief Medical Officer of Wellness International Ltd. He was one of the founders and Chief Medical Officer of Push Doctor Limited. Adam was a partner at Woodlands Medical Practice, Chadderton, a leading NHS practice from 2001 until 2016.
As well as his medical degree, Adam has a BSc in Epidemiology, a MSc in General Practice and achieved a distinction in his examinations for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Adam is committed to GP training and education having been for many years a GP trainer, training the new recruits into general practice and a clinical supervisor for medical students attending University of Manchester’s school of medicine.
Adam enjoys running, cycling and kayaking and is very involved in his local community.
Dr Alvin Bodner
Dr Alvin Bodner has worked in the NHS for over 40 years and has gained extensive experience over this period as a GP working with his colleagues, in a large teaching medical practice in Greater Manchester.
He trained at Manchester University and qualified in 1973. Dr Bodner gained MRCGP in 1978 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of GP’s in 1998. He has been involved over many years in the field of medical education having taught students at undergraduate and postgraduate stages of their careers, as part of Manchester University Department of Postgraduate Medical Studies. He has written medical articles in the ‘GP Update’ journal in the past. He has an interest in medical ethics and was awarded an MA in Medical Ethics (Palliative Care) at Keele University in 2001.
Dr Bodner is a member of the Examiners Panel of the Royal College of General Practitioners responsible for assessing new training GP’s when taking the MRCGP examination, to ensure that they are professionally ready to commence their GP career. He is a GP appraiser, visiting GP colleagues regularly to guide and advise them as part of their revalidation licence to continue as practising doctors.
Dr Bodner’s private work covers all aspects of general practice including diagnosis, management and referral. His clinical special interest areas are men’s health, the elderly and general health care screening. In addition he supervises ear irrigation service at The Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Amanda Lurie
She has worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years, much of this as a clinical lead specialising in medicine, trauma and psychological wellbeing.
Dr Lurie works within the professional and ethical standards of the HSPC and the British Psychological Society, the latter of which she is an associate member. In a session she will draw on her 30 years of experience, using as a main focus cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but employing a range of disciplines in a broad practice.
The people who Dr Lurie works with may have many things which are difficult to cope with. She offers a safe place to explore these feelings together with therapy. She works extensively with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, conflict and other medical conditions.
Dr David Rhodes
After graduating from the University of Manchester in 2002, Dr David Rhodes has been working as a GP since 2006 and in his NHS partnership in Stockport since 2010. He has broad experience in primary care and associated fields. He has a particular interest in mental health and has completed a foundation programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
In addition to general practice, he has worked at Manchester Piccadilly Walk-In Centre, Salford Homeless Service and Greater Manchester Police as a forensic physician.
He is a confident and clear communicator who enjoys teaching and empowering students, patients and colleagues. He previously worked as a tutor for refugee and asylum seeker doctors at REACHE Northwest. He also spent 3 years as a volunteer mentor for the Albert Kennedy Trust, working with disenfranchised LGBT youth.
Outside of medicine his interests include travel, science, history and languages.
Dr Ian Wilkinson
Dr Wilkinson was a GP Principal in Chadderton, Oldham from 1980 to 2017.
Ian was a Macmillan GP Facilitator attached to the North West Regional Cancer Modernisation Team, and a member of the National Chronic Kidney Disease forum of the British Renal Society. He has also undertaken training with WHO on the Global Burden of Disease methodology for health needs assessment.
Dr Wilkinson is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the University Campus of Oldham.
He was the Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Oldham CCG from December 2012 to January 2018.
Ian has an interest in population health and has a Masters degree in Public Health and is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester in Population Health, Health Service Research and Primary Care.
Dr Laura Fricker
Dr Laura Fricker graduated from Manchester University in 2004 and has been working as a GP within the NHS since 2008.
Dr Fricker worked as a regular locum GP within several surgeries throughout Cheshire whilst she was having her children.
Laura then became a partner at Toft Road Surgery in Knutsford in June 2017 where she continues to work three days a week.
Dr Fricker has a broad experience of all aspects of General practice. She has completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health and family planning, and has a particular interest in the menopause. She has also developed an interest in Sports Medicine throughout her career and has attended several courses in this specialism.
Alongside her General practice work, Dr Fricker has worked as a GP medical expert for several solicitors throughout the UK. As part of this role she provides medicolegal reports in relation to injuries or accident claims.
Laura is a passionate GP who loves her job and believes communication is paramount to the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr Reeta Karamchandani
Dr Reeta Karamchandani is a General Practitioner and Regional Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr Karamchandani completed her post-graduate degree in 2001, specialising in Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases.
She completed her MRCGP and DFSRH (Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health) in 2006. Having obtained extensive experience in all aspects of General practice, she developed a special interest in Women’s health, Brain health (dementia) and Lifestyle medicine.
This led to her completing the Diploma of International Board of Lifestyle Medicine in 2018.
Dr Karamchandani is passionate about how to utilize lifestyle changes for better health outcomes. Having completed a coaching skills and motivational interviewing course, she endeavours to use various tools to help with areas from goal setting to behaviour change by empowering patients to make better lifestyle choices, especially their diet to improve disease outcomes.
Dr Jackie Rose
Dr Jackie Rose is a GP of 29 years’ experience. She previously worked as a GP partner in Rochdale, where her patients responded well to her kind, warm and caring approach.
Dr Rose has developed a special expertise in nutrition. She is currently co-writing a healthy cookery book. She also does voluntary work in preventive medicine and regularly gives talks and lectures on this topic. She is passionate about both preventive medicine and nutrition. Her main goal and objective within medicine is to help people to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.
Her qualifications are MbChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG.
Dr Chetan Javeria
Dr Chetan Javeria is a General Practitioner, Aesthetician and Digital solutions developer.
He completed a post-graduate degree in 2001, MD (Internal Medicine).
He also completed a MRCGP and DFSRH (Faculty of sexual and reproductive health) in 2006. Having obtained extensive experience in all aspects of General Practice he developed special interest in Dermatology, aesthetic procedures such as Botulinum, Fillers and Laser treatments.