meet Our gp TeamFAMILY PRACTICE IN PENDLE , LANCASHIRE, UK
When you register with Reedyford Health Care you automatically allocated one of the Partners one of the partners as your named GP who has overall responsibility for your care. You are welcome to see any GP within the Practice.
Some GPs have particular areas of expertise, and it is generaly best to see the same GP for the same condition.
If you are unsure of your named GP, please ask a member of the reception team next you either telephone or call into the surgery.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01282 657575.
Dr Fran ashworth
MBCHB (LIVERPOOL), MBCHB AND POST GRAD DIP GEN PRAC
Dr Ashworth is from Burnley and was previously a partner in a practice in Littleborough after completing training firstly in Liverpool and then in Trawden.
He is a family man who enjoys playing the organ/piano and is musical director of an amateur big band. He is a regular attender at Crow Wood Leisure Centre and is also an enthusiastic golfer.
His main clinical interests are coronary heart disease, minor surgery, dermatology and palliative care. He also performs practice development review and IM&T visits for the PCT and is a GP trainer.
dr julia Pearson
MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, DFSRH
Dr Pearson qualified from University College London and joined the Practice in 1988 after completing her GP training at Airedale General Hospital just over the border in Yorkshire. Her particular areas of interest are family planning, sexual health, diabetes and palliative care. She has also been an appraiser of other GPs since 2003.
She has also been a GP appraiser since 2003 and in the past has acted as educational supervisor for FY2 doctors and medical students.
Outside work she used to run half marathons but now finds golf a bit easier on the knees. She also enjoys reading (Airedale GP’s reading group), holidaying in the South of France and trying to control her two hyperactive Dalmatian dogs.
dr rimon chowdhury
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGCERTGPED
Rimon was born and brought up in Yorkshire and trained in London. He joined the practice as a registrar in 2004 though he originally began training in general medicine. His main clinical areas of interest are minor surgery and respiratory medicine. He is a GP trainer and, with his wife, has run courses in clinical skills assessment for the MRCGP. Away from medicine he is cricket mad and is still unsure whether to change his Roses allegiance.
Dr STUART BERRY
MBCHB (LEEDS), MRCGP, PGCERTGPED
Prior to joining the Practice, Stuart was a GP in Bradford. His particular clinical interests include respiratory and mental health and he oversees the drug misuse clinics at the Practice.
Outside work he enjoys cross country running and learning to play the piano. He is a lapsed juggler and amature baloon modeller.
DR NABILAH CHOWDHURY
M.D, MRCGP, DFFP, LOCSDI, LOCIUD
Nabilah joined the practice in August 2008 and is the wife of Rimon. Her main clinical areas of interest are child health, family planning and sexual health. She did her medical degree in Prague so that, as well as Urdu, she can speak Czech. This has proved very useful in looking after some of our Eastern European patients. She has recently trained to give botox injections.
DR IRFAN CHAUDHARY
Irfan was born in Burnley, and originally lived in Nelson for 18 years. He attended the local schools and colleges before completing his Medical Undergraduate training in Birmingham. Before general practice, Irfan undertook initial training in orthopaedic surgery.
His clinical interests include Musculoskeletal Medicine and Minor Surgery. Away from medicine, Irfan places significant emphasis on family life, enjoys attending the gym and keeping fit. He is also a huge football fan, enjoys playing on occasions and following his beloved Manchester United.
Dr Aaron Poppleton
Originally from the East Midlands, I studied Medicine with European Studies at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2011. Since then I have completed my foundation medical training in Preston, worked in Germany in Internal Medicine and Research, and studied for a post-graduate diploma in Global Health with the University of Edinburgh. During this time I was also fortunate to undertake educational attachments in Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia and Ukraine. In 2014 I returned to Lancashire to commence GP training, spending time working in: A+E, Elderly Care, ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry.
I am academic GP trainee meaning that I will be working at Reedyford Health Care part-time for two years, while also studying for a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the University of Central Lancashire. I have an interest in mental health and hope to focus my research dissertation on this topic.
I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and daughter, being part of an active local church, and when opportunity allows, travelling and teaching overseas.
DR KAREN WHITTAKER
Karen was born and grew up in Brierfield. After graduating from Manchester University in1988 she worked around the north west before becoming a GP in Burnley.
She left the UK in 2001 to move to Tenerife, where she continued to work as a GP until moving back here in 2013. Karen enjoys time with her dog and her main hobbies are cross-stitch and cooking.