Dr A Kamal, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, PG Dip. in Practical ENT ( GPwSI ENT )
I joined Parkwood Surgery in 2019 as a full time GP. I qualified in India from Burdwan University Medical College in 1993. I held a wide range of hospital posts including General Surgery, Orthopaedics Surgery, Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Otolaryngology and Accident & Emergency Medicine. I completed my GP training from Kent, Surrey & Sussex deanery in 2003 and since then worked in various GP practices around London including six years as a GP partner in a NW London practice. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but do have a particular interest in ENT, musculoskeletal medicine, women's health, joint injections & minor surgery. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and am a keen artist with a particular passion for water colour painting. I am friendly and committed to providing high quality care.
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 F Sunassee, BSc Hons MD MRCGP
I completed my GP training in the North Oxford Deanery. My special interests include Paediatrics as well as general medicine.
Dr T Fernandes, BSC MBBS MRCGP
I have been a GP at Parkwood Surgery for over 29 years and have seen huge changes in terms of patient numbers and the complexity of work in General Practice. I remain passionate about offering the best service that 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 now work part-time at Parkwood and am excited about the new building. 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.
Dr A Gohar, MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Special interest musculoskeletal, gynae , diabetes
Dr J M Price, MB, BS, MRCGP
Jo trained in General Practice in West Herts in 1990's , working at the old St Paul's Hospital in Hemel and Hill End Psychiatric Hospital St Albans, both now decommissioned. She has experience in Family Medicine serving both affluent and deprived communities. Partially retired, returning to part-time GP work in the face of current significant NHS staffing challenges. Specialist Interests : Clinical Ethics and Palliative Medicine. She lives in Hertfordshire with Leisure Interest the Performing Arts
Dr T K Chu, MBBS MS DCH DPD
I joined Parkwood Surgery in 2023 as a full-time GP. After qualifying in 2003 in Hong Kong, I have been working in the field of general practice. I enjoyed all aspects of general practice but have particular interests in chronic disease management and primary care research.
Dr C Mathew
Pharmacist. I qualified as a pharmacist in 2009 completing my training in the Luton and Dunstable hospital after doing my degree in Leicester. After qualifying I did my residency in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where I underwent speciality training in clinical areas including critical care, cardiology, respiratory, oncology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, stroke, HPB and general surgery amongst other areas. During this period, I also completed a Clinical Diploma. I then went on after completing my residency to work in various hospitals doing various roles such as respiratory in Nottingham City hospital. After gaining a good amount of experience in secondary care I decided that prevention was better than cure and wanted to move in to primary care, so spent a year working in a inpatient mental health hospital to round off my skills before moving across to primary care in 2018 where I have completed the associated training pathway for pharmacists and moved to Parkwood Drive in 2022 with a focus on chronic disease management and care homes. Although I must admit I do enjoy many aspects of primary care.
Asthma/COPD Nurse. I joined the Parkwood surgery as the respiratory nurse in July 2020. I also work at Archway surgery in Berkhamsted and have over 20 years experience within the Primary Care Sector. I have attained my Diabetes Diploma and my Diploma in Asthma & COPD. I have a particular interest in Asthma & COPD and have worked at local surgeries sharing my knowledge. I enjoy working with my patients to help them manage their conditions and I am passionate about achieving a positive outcome to improve quality of life. I am married with three children and in my spare time I love going for long walks, running and spending time with my family.
Ms A Badu
Practice Business Manager - I joined the surgery in mid-October 2022. With my background in Commercial Banking, Local Government, and years as a Consultant Practice Business Manager, I bring multifaceted skills to support the practice in the provision of health, medical and non-clinical services to all our patients. Notwithstanding, the importance of assisting to build a workforce that is robust, efficient, effective, and resilient to meet the ever-increasing expectations and demands of GP Practice to maintain sustainability in the face of our ever-changing world.
Assistant Practice Manager - Kirsty was a part of the reception team for 5 years before taking on the new challenge of being the assistant practice manager and managing the reception team. Kirsty has a passion for helping others and providing great patient care.
Here at Parkwood Surgery we have a large hard working reception/admin team. Our receptionists are always friendly and give 100% on patient care, and they are always happy to help.
We do have a zero tolerance policy so please treat all our members of staff with respect.
At Parkwood Surgery we have two medical secretaries, Michelle and Cerys, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice. They deal with our referrals made by the doctors for hospitals, and community services.
We have a Carers Champion in the practice, Tara. She is here to help carers by providing advice and support more easily when carers are in the surgery, which is often the first port of call for many of our carers.
At Parkwood Surgery, we have various Allied Healthcare Professionals who support in delivering the best care to our patients. We have: Physiotherapists, Mental Health Practitioner, Advance Nurse Practitioner, Smoking Cessation Adviser & Social Prescriber.