Meet Our Team, Stonegate Medical Clinic, York

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Meet Our Team

Our team of doctors and professionals live and work in Yorkshire.  We take pride in maintaining an intimate working knowledge of the local area and good relationships with trusted local specialists and therapists to complement our care.

Directors

Mr David Grabowski BA (Hons)

Managing Director

Mr David Grabowski BA (Hons)

Founder of Stonegate Medical Clinic

David launched Stonegate Medical Clinic to offer Patients Choice and the ability to receive truly patient centred care at times to suit them at our convenient location.

David has a decades worth of experience at Director level in Private Healthcare.

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Mr David Grabowski BA (Hons)

Managing Director

Mr David Grabowski BA (Hons)

Founder of Stonegate Medical Clinic

David launched Stonegate Medical Clinic to offer Patients Choice and the ability to receive truly patient centred care at times to suit them at our convenient location.

David has a decades worth of experience at Director level in Private Healthcare.

From East Yorkshire, David moved to Sheffield to complete his Joint Honour Degrees in Business Studies & Marketing before moving to York in 2007 where he took up the position of Operations & Marketing Director at a brand new start-up Private Dental provider.

As part of David's personal development, he undertook a Graduate Diploma in Law at the then York College of Law which he completed in between getting married and becoming a father.

David has always believed in promoting excellence of care to patients offering choice and true patient centred care in comfortable and welcoming settings.

Having known Dr Sinclair for a number of years, it was a natural choice for David to choose Dr Sinclair as his Clinical Director due to his wealth of experience and vision of integrated health.

David lives in York with his wife and two children.

In his spare time, David enjoys mountain biking, skiing, wild camping and travel.

He is also a passionate musician playing piano, keyboard and saxophone.

Dr Ben Sinclair MBChB MRCGP

Clinical Director

Dr Ben Sinclair MBChB MRCGP

Clinical Lead

Interests: General Practice, Men's Health, Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury, Prison Medicine, Chronic Pain Management, Stress Management, Integrated Wellbeing and Work Life Balance.

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Dr Ben Sinclair MBChB MRCGP

Clinical Director

Dr Ben Sinclair MBChB MRCGP

Clinical Lead

Interests: General Practice, Men's Health, Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury, Prison Medicine, Chronic Pain Management, Stress Management, Integrated Wellbeing and Work Life Balance.

Dr Sinclair took his degrees in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Leeds then went on to complete GP training in York with placements at York Hospital and GP surgeries in the local area. He gained his membership of the Royal College of General Practice in 2007, then travelled the world with his wife on sabbatical, spending time in Northern Cambodia as clinical director with a local charity delivering mobile primary care services to remote jungle villages.

On return to the UK he worked as GP locum and covered York GP out of hours while teaching HYMS Medical Students.

In 2009 he founded Sinclair Health, an innovative health consultancy aiming to improve access and research into providing meaningful health encounters for men who tend to avoid the doctor.

At this time he developed The Optimise Clinic, a mobile corporate mens health service and developed his Integrated Health Pyramid – a visual paradigm to help patients understand how all areas of health and life are linked in equilibrium, in order to seek intuitive solutions to health problems.

In 2011 he took a Lead GP role in Prison Medicine and continued to develop his interests in mens health and musculoskeletal problems while lecturing to promote mens health agendas.

Dr Sinclair teamed up with David Grabowski in May 2015 when their shared vision for a bespoke private GP service became apparent.

They worked towards creating Stonegate Medical Clinic, aiming to provide GP services and integrated health screening checks from the city centre at a fabulous location in the York Medical Society and which opened in February 2016.

Outside of work he loves spending time with his wife and three children, taking an active role in their local church and community; training and competing in Triathlon; enjoying outdoor pursuits with kite surfing a recent addition to snowboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking; experiencing adventures through travel, food, cultural exchange and learning languages. Having survived Malignant Melanoma and retaining his faith and a strong sense of destiny he aims to live life to the full.

Our GP Medical Team

Dr Aaron J Brown MBBS MRCS PGCME MRCGP

Team Doctor

Dr Aaron J Brown MBBS MRCS PGCME MRCGP

Interests: General Practice, Men’s Health, Urology, Facial Aesthetics, Ear Nose & Throat, General Surgery.

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Dr Aaron J Brown MBBS MRCS PGCME MRCGP

Team Doctor

Dr Aaron J Brown MBBS MRCS PGCME MRCGP

Interests: General Practice, Men’s Health, Urology, Facial Aesthetics, Ear Nose & Throat, General Surgery.

Originally from Leeds, Dr Brown moved to York in 2003 to train in Medicine and Surgery in the inaugural year of the Hull York Medical School. On graduation he trained mainly in Yorkshire, undertaking surgical training in Newcastle, where he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012. Soon after qualifying in surgery he diversified to retrain in General Practice on the realisation that he missed patient contact and varied caseload in community work. He undertook General Practice training in York and has worked as a GP since 2014. He was appointed GP Partner at the NHS Clifton Medical Practice in January 2016.

He lives in York with his wife and baby Arthur. He is excited to work with the Stonegate clinic as a dynamic innovator in his fields of interest.

Dr Zoe Neill BA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCGP (2003)

Team Doctor

Dr Zoe Neill BA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCGP (2003)

Interests: General Practice, Mental and Psychological health, Urogynaecology and Diabetes

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Dr Zoe Neill BA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCGP (2003)

Team Doctor

Dr Zoe Neill BA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCGP (2003)

Interests: General Practice, Mental and Psychological health, Urogynaecology and Diabetes

Dr Neill took her degrees in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cambridge and then went on to complete GP training in King’s Lynn and York with placements at York Hospital and a general practice in the local area. She gained the Royal College of General Practice membership exams in 2003, and then joined a practice in inner-city Leeds until 2006 when she became a full-time partner at practice in East Leeds. Dr Neill remained a full-time partner here until 2014. After developing further interests in Occupational Health Medicine and then coaching, Dr Neill began a portfolio career in general practice, including working as a locum GP in practices across Yorkshire.
Her interests and roles now include mental health commissioning for Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group, coach for trainee doctors for Health Education Yorkshire and Humber, coach and mentor for a group of early career GPs in Leeds, Clinical Lead for Yorkshire and Humber for the new GP Mental Health Programme, Telephone Consultations skills trainer for Effective Professional Interactions, GP appraiser, delivery consultant for the Productive General Practice Programme for Shaping Health International (Francis Group), and Visiting Fellow at Leeds University Institute of Health Sciences.
Outside work, she spends as much time as possible with her husband and two young sons. Having survived depression and burnout as a GP partner, Dr Neill maintains a sustainable work-life balance by spending time outdoors whenever possible either walking or running, and has recently taken up yoga as part of her Mindfulness practice. She enjoys roller discos, jazz and classical music and playing the piano.

Dr Helen Chidlow MBBS (London)MRCGP 2007 DRCOG

Team Doctor

Dr Helen Chidlow MBBS (London)MRCGP 2007 DRCOG

Interests: Addictions medicine, General Practice, general medicine particularly respiratory medicine and hepatology, women's health

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Dr Helen Chidlow MBBS (London)MRCGP 2007 DRCOG

Team Doctor

Dr Helen Chidlow MBBS (London)MRCGP 2007 DRCOG

Interests: Addictions medicine, General Practice, general medicine particularly respiratory medicine and hepatology, women's health

Originally from East Yorkshire, Dr Chidlow moved to London in 1996 to study medicine at St Mary's Medical school now part of Imperial College. Following graduation she remained in London for house jobs and a year in medicine with A and E experience.
She then felt the call of the North, returning to her home city of Hull for a year of general medicine before deciding that General Practice best suited her skills and interest in providing holistic medicine. In 2004 she started GP training in York in both the hospital and local surgeries and qualified in 2007.
On qualification she began working In the addictions field alongside joining a local GP partnership. She took up a full time role in 2016 with the addictions service meaning leaving her practice partnership.
Dr Chidlow continued to work as a locum alongside her addictions role and is now excited by the challenge of working at Stonegate and a return to her original interest in GP work.
She lives in York with her husband and 2 boys who keep her busy. They are all keen rugby league supporters and enjoy being outside as much as possible.

Dr Sarah Watson MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Sarah Watson MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women's Health - Preventative medicine, Pain management, Mental health and Gynaecology.

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Dr Sarah Watson MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Sarah Watson MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women's Health - Preventative medicine, Pain management, Mental health and Gynaecology.

Qualified from St Andrews/Manchester in 1996.
Sarah initially pursued a career in general medicine, then anaesthetics before becoming a GP.

My interests are general medicine, preventative medicine, pain management, mental health and gynaecology.

Speciality Team

Dr Paul Davies MBBS MRCP (04) MRCGP (16) Adv Dip Occ Med

Occupational Health Doctor

Dr Paul Davies MBBS MRCP (04) MRCGP (16) Adv Dip Occ Med

Occupational Health Doctor

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Dr Paul Davies MBBS MRCP (04) MRCGP (16) Adv Dip Occ Med

Occupational Health Doctor

Dr Paul Davies MBBS MRCP (04) MRCGP (16) Adv Dip Occ Med

Occupational Health Doctor

Dr Paul Davies graduated from Newcastle University in 2001. He has spent the last 15 years gaining experience in all areas of medicine. He has completed specialist medical exams (MRCP) and general practice exams (MRCGP) during this process. In 2011 he completed the Advanced Diploma in Occupational Medicine at Manchester University and has been undertaking regular work in Occupational Health as an Occupational Health Physician since.

He enjoys the variety of cases occupational health work brings and aims to assess employees with medical conditions accurately and provide clear, high quality reports. These reports help our clients support employees with medical conditions and help proactive management of sickness absence and performance concerns affected by medical conditions.

His occupational health experience has covered a wide range of sectors including transport/rail industry, manufacturing industry, corporate clients, Oil and Gas sector, work abroad and health care.

He is experienced in providing high quality reports for management referrals, independent medical assessments, HAVS tier 4 assessments, vehicle licensing as well as advising companies regarding policy development, how to ensure companies maximise the benefits of occupational health services. He is able to assess the impact health conditions have on specific job roles and the impact on employees’ health that hazards in the workforce can have. This allows him to work with the company to ensure the relevant solutions are implemented.

Away from Occupational Health, he enjoys outdoor activity of most kinds rewarding. He enjoys travelling, guitar, reading and time with family and friends when time allows.

Dr Frances Baker MBBS DFSRH

Women Health / Sexual Health Specialist

Dr Frances Baker MBBS DFSRH

Speciality Doctor: Contraception & Sexual Health.

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Dr Frances Baker MBBS DFSRH

Women Health / Sexual Health Specialist

Dr Frances Baker MBBS DFSRH

Speciality Doctor: Contraception & Sexual Health.

Frances trained at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London; gaining her medical degree in 1988. She completed her GP training and had her first child in 1993 - and spent the next twelve years juggling the needs of her family with her part-time career: General Practice sessions in Witney; Genito-Urinary medicine (GUM) clinics in Oxford and Banbury; and later adding locum sessions in Family Planning Clinics across Oxfordshire.

Her decision to specialise in Sexual Health was taken when her family moved to York in 2006. She worked in the GUM clinics at Harrogate and York and joined the Family Planning (now "CaSH") team in York. She completed the Faculty training required to provide coils and implants and the qualification to be able to train others in the specialty.

She was the Clinical Lead for the Contraception team for 2 years prior to integration of the two services and is currently the York General Programme Training Director for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Already "dual trained" with over twenty years' experience screening for sexually transmitted infections and trained in all aspects of contraception, Frances was enthusiastic about working within the newly combined "Integrated Sexual Health Service" launched in July 2015 across North Yorkshire. She particularly enjoys the direct clinical care - the patients in clinic; training nursing colleagues from the two specialties and offering practical training sessions to local GPs.

Frances has two children: her son has recently graduated from Drama School and her daughter is completing a degree in Primary School teaching. She prioritises her leisure time maintaining relationships with family and friends around the country, has travelled widely, and enjoys theatre and dance.
She does charity work as a listening volunteer.

Frances is delighted to have been asked to join the medical team at Stonegate and looks forward to providing a discrete screening service and sexual health advice for people who prefer not to access NHS services.

Dr Caroline Harris

Clinical Psychologist DClinPsychol, BSc

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Dr Caroline Harris

Clinical Psychologist DClinPsychol, BSc

Dr Caroline Harris

Dr Caroline Harris is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a range of physical and mental health care settings across the life span over the past 25 years. Caroline employs a range of psychological therapies with individuals and their families who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to mental and or physical health problems including depression, anxiety, palliative healthcare or perhaps adjusting to a long term chronic health condition.

Caroline loves living in rural North Yorkshire and plays an active part in her community and local school including fundraising and participating in the local choir. With her family she enjoys offering dog caring services for her friends' dogs and baking with her children. She finds looking after dogs and her children especially helps balance out the stresses working as a psychologist can bring.

Therapists

Sarah Hughes

BSc Hons, NT Dip, MA, CNHC, mBANT, mNIMH

Sarah Hughes

Nutritional Therapist & Medical Herbalist

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Sarah Hughes

BSc Hons, NT Dip, MA, CNHC, mBANT, mNIMH

Sarah Hughes

Nutritional Therapist & Medical Herbalist

Sarah is an experienced nutritional therapist and medical herbalist who has practised for over a decade in both Ireland and the north of England. Sarah sees patients of all ages and at all stages who present with a wide range of health issues and is particularly interested in female hormonal conditions (such as the menopause), long term infections and digestive problems.

Sarah has lectured on the Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods MSc at Newcastle University and speaks regularly on BBC radio Newcastle. She leads regular herb walks as well as teaches foraging courses for Taste the Wild who are a foraging company based in North Yorkshire.

Sarah is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT), the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) .

Sarah recently returned to her hometown of York after many years of living in different parts of the globe and is thrilled to be joining the team at Stonegate Medical Clinic.

Patient Support Team

Jhordan Barnard

Clinic Support

Jhordan Barnard

Senior Patient Co-ordinator

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Jhordan Barnard

Clinic Support

Jhordan Barnard

Senior Patient Co-ordinator

Jhordan joined Stonegate Medical Clinic after working within a dental practice as a treatment co-ordinator and receptionist. Jhordan will typically be your first point of contact and will be happy to assist you throughout your journey at Stonegate Medical.

In her spare time Jhordan enjoy's visiting County Durham where her family run a small restaurant. Jhordan and her husband enjoy spending time with their two naughty dogs 'Bomber' and 'Blake', walking the local areas of York and learning more about this historic city.

Frances Shepherdson

Clinic Support

Frances Shepherdson

Patient Co-ordinator

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Frances Shepherdson

Clinic Support

Frances Shepherdson

Patient Co-ordinator

Frances joined Stonegate Medical Clinic following a varied career in a variety of customer facing roles, most recently as a receptionist in a busy GP practice. Frances is responsible for ensuring a smooth patient journey through the clinic, working with our patients every step of the way.
In her spare time Frances enjoys nothing better than being in the countryside near her North Yorkshire home, walking her dog “Dudley”. She also enjoys cooking, and socialising with friends and family.

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