Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Moyosore Makinde a.k.a Ore from Nigeria about the fantastic work she does promoting lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing. Lifestyle medicine is the concept of using evidence-based principles to treat lifestyle-related diseases rather than relying on pills or medical interventions. It is underpinned by six … Continue reading Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde

Covid in London – how are we getting everyone vaccinated? Interview with Dr Claire Thomas

It is Sunday night, 10pm, and Claire has just put her toddler to bed before we settle in for a Zoom call. Dr Claire Thomas is the immediate Past President of the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) and we have crossed paths many times before I joined VdGM as the Liaison Officer to WONCA Europe. … Continue reading Covid in London – how are we getting everyone vaccinated? Interview with Dr Claire Thomas

A Portuguese doctor in COVID-19 – how can we combat the rising numbers of intimate partner violence?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 5th October 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading A Portuguese doctor in COVID-19 – how can we combat the rising numbers of intimate partner violence?

A Kenyan family doctor in COVID-19 – can we change the narrative of global health?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 6th May 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading A Kenyan family doctor in COVID-19 – can we change the narrative of global health?

An Indian family doctor in COVID-19 – A virus that magnifies inequality

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance but this goes without saying. Date of interview: 2nd April 2020 … Continue reading An Indian family doctor in COVID-19 – A virus that magnifies inequality

A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 12th March 2020 Number of cases at time … Continue reading A North Italian family doctor in COVID-19 – a tale from the epicentre

How to take an OOPE – interview with Dr Sophie Redlin

I was put in touch with Sophie, a British GP trainee, whilst I was working in Japan, when she approached my then boss, Ryuki, about coming to Fukushima to do qualitative research. Her work, the patient voice project, studies the biopsychoscial model in communities in four different countries and whether that has an impact on mental … Continue reading How to take an OOPE – interview with Dr Sophie Redlin