Our Doctors

Dr Henry Choi – Partner
MBCHB, DRCOG, MRCGP, FP cert.

Dr Choi has been a full time partner since 1990. His clinical interests are in Diabetes and Cancer.  He has been Sunderland Diabetes and Cancer lead for over 15 years. He has held senior clinical executive positions within Sunderland PCT and CCG for over many years. He is a MacMillan GP for Sunderland. Dr Choi also performs minor surgery and joint injections.

Dr Gavin Milligan – Partner
MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Gavin Milligan is a GP Partner experienced in Accident & Emergency Medicine.  His specialist interests include minor surgery and joint injections.  Dr Milligan is the practice lead for Safeguarding.

Dr Rory Mackinnon – Partner
BSc (Hons), MBCHB, MRCGP

Dr Mackinnon is a newly qualified full time GP partner at the practice.  He enjoys all aspects of primary care and has a special interest in education.  Dr Mackinnon is our GP lead for medical student and junior doctor (F2) training, and is keen to utilise clinical training and education as a means to develop primary care to meet both the current and future needs of our patients.

Dr Raj Bethapudi – Partner
MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Bethapudi is a GP partner and appraiser, and has over a decade of experience in the NHS. He is also an Executive GP and member of the Governing body for Sunderland CCG.  Dr Bethapudi is involved in shaping the health policies of Sunderland working in partnership with the local Council and Public Health bodies. Dr Bethapudi is currently working on reforms in Cardiovascular and Cancer specialities to improve outcomes for patients and provide best value for tax payers’ money.  He is also an approved trainer for GP Registrars.

Dr Robert Shepherd – Salaried GP
MBBS, MRCP(UK), MBGS

Dr Helen Schofield – Salaried GP
MBBS, MRCGP

Our practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice. Our current junior doctors are:

Dr Jo Smith – F2 training doctor (Junior Doctor)
MBBS

Dr Vrinda Hegde – GP Registrar training doctor (Junior Doctor)
MBBS

 

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