DOCTOR PROFILES

Dr Kavita Pancholi - MBBS MS MRCOG MRCGP (1996)

Kavita Pancholi graduated in India, having specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. She practised obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility in UK hospitals for several years and attained membership of the Royal College of Gynaecologists in 1996. She completed her GP training at Maidstone and attained the membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2004. She is married to a surgeon and has two children. She joined the practice in 2006.

TRAINING PRACTICE

St Marys is a training practice. We have junior doctors (FY2) attached to the practice for some months throughout the year, and ST3 senior doctors in their last year of GP training for a year, we aswell as final year medical students for five weeks in the practice as observers and working under supervision.

RECEPTIONISTS

Our receptionists do a difficult job very well. Please remember that if you do need to be kept waiting or seem to be asked one or two irritating questions, they are only carrying out our instructions to them to help the practice run smoothly. They try to keep both the doctors and the patients happy! This is not easy - please be patient!

PRACTICE MANAGER

Jackie Wake

If you wish to make enquiries about administration or non-medical aspects of your health or treatment, Jackie may be able to help.

PRACTICE NURSE TEAM

Debra Smart RGN holds surgeries by appointment. A qualified nurse prescriber, Debra is available for health advice and screening, women’s health problems eg contraception and cervical smears, management of minor illness, travel immunisations and stable chronic disease such as coronary heart disease review, diabetes review, and warfarin monitoring clinics.

Sue Walker holds surgeries by appointment and is available for health checks, ear syringing, cervical smears, ECGs, travel immunisations, smoking cessation advice, asthma and COPD clinics, family planning and HRT.

Karen Smith is a health care assistant who holds surgeries by appointment. She is available for screening, new registration checks, well person checks, ECGs, spirometry, blood pressure checks, suture removal, some dressings, phlebotomy and baby clinics.

COMMUNITY NURSES (District Nurses)

Patients who are confined to their homes and who need nursing assistance may arrange with their doctors for a community nurse - Jackie Robson and HCA Hayley Hempstead - to call. The hospital will normally arrange for a nurse to call on patients discharged early and who still require nursing treatment at home. The community nurses also carry out assessments on our patients over 75 years old who are housebound.

HEALTH VISITORS

To contact them phone (01634) 717755 or call in to The Keystone Centre in nearby Gun Lane.


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