- Dr T Fernandes – BSC MBBS MRCGP
I have been a GP at Parkwood Surgery for over 24 years and have seen huge changes in terms of patient numbers and the complexity of work in General. I remain passionate about offering the best service we can within available resources and feel we have a huge role, moving into the future, in enabling patients to look after their own health. I am interested in all aspects of General Practice with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and carry out many injections for these conditions. Over the years I have also been involved in the organisation of healthcare in West Hertfordshire and currently am Deputy Clinical Chair of Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. I live in Dacorum with my family, try to keep fit at a gym, and enjoy film, theatre, walking, food and wine when I have time off, although I spend much time driving 2 daughters around!
- Dr S Stier – MB CHB DRCOG MRCGP
I work part time at Parkwood Drive, and have been here since 1996 having previously lived in Yorkshire. I trained in Leeds, qualified in 1991, and did my General Practice training in Wakefield. My clinical interests are- Cardiology, Paediatrics and Rheumatology. Outside of work my three teenagers keep me busy and I also enjoy trying to keep fit.
- Dr H Antscherl – MB BS DCH DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified from University College,London in 1988. Following this I obtained diplomas in child health (DCH) and obstetrics and gynaecology (DRCOG) and MRCGP in 1992. My particular clinical interests are gynaecology, the menopause and family planning. I have undertaken specialist training in coil (IUD) and contraceptive implant fitting. In addition,I am the clinical lead for COPD/asthma management in the practice.
- Dr G Solomons – MRCP MRCGP
I train future GP’s and am now the Watford VTS course organiser as well as undertaking appraisals on current GP’s in the local area. I completed my medical degree in London in the mid 1990’s and thought I would pursue a career as a hospital physician. I joined Parkwood Surgery in 2002, having trained at another surgery in Hemel Hempstead. I particularly enjoy general medicine and have specific interests in diabetes, cardiology and paediatrics. My main passion outside of work is following Chelsea Football club (hence all the paraphernalia in my consulting room) – rival supporters beware! I enjoy running and have completed the occasional marathon over the years. I like to keep fit, and my four children ensure that I don’t often sit down for too long.
- Dr M Nicholas – MBBS BSC MRCGP DRCOG
I trained at Royal Free and University College Medical School. After qualifying in 2004, I did hospital medicine locally before joining the team at Parkwood Surgery in 2010. I enjoy all areas of general practice but have a particular interest in diabetes, gastroenterology and cardiology. I have extended my interest in diabetes and gained a postgraduate diploma from the University of South Wales in 2016. I am married to another GP and we have recently taken up ballroom dancing. I also enjoy playing the piano, landscape photography and confess to enjoying Netflix box-sets!
- Dr C Jensen – MBCHB BSC DFFP MRCGP DRCOG
I qualified from Bristol University with degrees in Medicine and Biochemistry in 1999. I worked in Paediatrics based at a London teaching hospital for two years, then spent four months at a rural mission hospital in Tanzania. I returned to the UK in 2003 and undertook placements in A and E, Obs and Gynae and Elderly care. After qualifying as a GP in 2005 I worked at several practices in London before moving to Hertfordshire in 2013. I am married with two children. In addition to juggling family responsibilities with work I have been known to run the odd Marathon… I like a challenge! Although I consider myself a generalist, my interests include Child Health, nutrition and gynaecology.
- Dr D Franzmann – BM BS DRCOG MRCGP
I trained at Brighton and Sussex Medical School before returning to Hertfordshire to undertake my hospital rotations. After completing my GP training with the practice I joined the surgery in 2014. I work full time and enjoy all areas of general medicine. When not at work I enjoy going to the gym, watching formula one motor racing and spending time with friends and family.
- Dr S Da Silva – MBBS MRCGP
I qualified in Nigeria before coming to the UK to do my hospital rotations. I did my GP training with the practice and joined the surgery in 2016. I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but particularly enjoy paediatrics. I have two children of my own that keep me pretty busy but I enjoy reading period dramas, visiting historical sites and swimming in any spare time that’s left!
- Dr H Shakir – MB BS MRCGP
I have been a clinician since 1995. I qualified in Russia and so I can speak Russian. I was born in Sri Lanka and have been living in the UK since 2000. I completed my post graduate training in Oxford. I am interested in Chronic diseases, elderly care medicine along with minor operations. Outside of work I have a very keen passion for photography.
- Dr J Johnson Ferguson – MBBCH DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified in Oxford before completing GP training in Northampton. My husband is in the Army so we have moved house many times and I have worked in many parts of the country and overseas. I enjoy the full range of general practice but also work in palliative medicine as this is an area of special interest. I have 3 daughters who keep me busy and a dog who gets me out walking and running regularly.
- Dr T Darku – MBBS MRCGP BSC DRCOG
I qualified from King’s College London and went on to do my General Practice training in East London. I joined the surgery in September 2018 after working in various GP practices across Hertfordshire and London. I work four days a week and would consider myself a generalist. I’m married to a teacher and have two young children. I enjoy a weekly Zumba class and volunteer at a toddlers playgroup on Tuesday mornings.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs who worked for six months or more in Parkwood Surgery in the last financial year was £61386 before Tax and National insurance.
This is for 3 full time 10 part time and 3 locum GPs.