Doctors

 

GP Partner

Dr. Matthew Barber, M.B., Ch.B, MRCGP, DCH, DTM&H
 I have been a Partner in the practice since 1993. My main areas of interest are the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence, minor surgery and joint injections. I am also the medicines management lead for the practice. When not working I am a keen cyclist and hill walker.


GP Partner

Dr. Christopher John Coles MbChB
I have been with the practice since 1999. My areas of interest include general medicine, rheumatology and the treatment of addiction. I provide minor surgery in the form of cryotherapy to skin lesions and I also undertake a wide range of joint injections. I am the lead GP for palliative care in the practice.


Salaried GP

Dr. Ellinor Humby MBChB MRCS MRCGP DCH DFFP.
I qualified from Liverpool University in 1997 and joined the practice in 2006. My interests are in Womens Health, Family planning and Sexual Health and Child Health. I enjoy running and looking after my dog.


GP Partner

Dr Katrina Darke
I qualified in London in 1997 and have been working at Lawrence Hill since 2007. Whilst I chose to work as a GP because of the interesting variety offered by primary care, I have particular experience in gynaecology and sexual health. I also have an interest in multicultural medicine and have spent some time working in primary care abroad. In 2016 I travelled to Hargeisa, Somaliland with Amran, one of the community link workers for the Somali community.
I have 3 teenage children. Outside of work I enjoy being active. I run regularly and enjoy practising yoga.


GP Partner

Dr Charles Dixon
I trained at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine before moving to Bristol and working as a junior doctor in the local hospitals. I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal, urological, cardiovascular and paediatric issues. When not working as a GP I spend most of my time looking after my 3 small children. I am a member of the Army Reserve and enjoy my sport.


GP Partner

Dr Amy Wells BMedSci, BM BS, DRCOG, MRCGP, DipFSRH
I qualified at Nottingham in 2008 and relocated to be nearer family and join the practice in 2014. My areas of interest are gynaecology, contraception, sexual health and teaching medical students. The staff and patients at Lawrence hill are so welcoming and I enjoy the variety working in general practice offers. When I am not working I spend the rest of my time caring for and playing with my 3 young children. I enjoy sewing, baking and spending time outdoors.

Salaried GP


Dr. Jack Ogden
I trained at Bristol Medical School before completing my GP training in local hospitals. I have also worked in the Community Diabetes Service in Wiltshire and continue to be interested in diabetes. I am particularly interested in the lifestyle changes that we can make to improve both medical conditions such as diabetes but also our general health. I also do research at the University of Bristol in Medical Ethics. When I am not working as a GP I enjoy cycling and rock climbing.

Salaried GP


Dr. Claire Hawcroft
I joined Lawrence Hill in January 2019 after completing my GP training in Bristol. I studied medicine in London and worked there for a few years afterwards. I’m passionate about community-based medicine and am enjoying getting to know our diverse patient population. I love the variety of general practice but particularly enjoy women’s health and elderly care. I also have an interest in global health, having undertaken additional training in tropical medicine and spent time working in South Africa. I spend some of my time doing teaching and research at the University of Bristol, looking into the impact of domestic violence on women’s health. Outside of work I love to travel and keep active through yoga, cycling and hiking