Stonegate Medical Clinic Private GP team

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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.

Director

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.

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.

Our GP Medical Team

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 Madhu Lazarus MBBS, DMRD, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, Cert in Palliative care

Team Doctor

Dr Madhu Lazarus MBBS, DMRD, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, Cert in Palliative care

Interests: General Practice, Sexual health and contraception, Headache mangement, Joint injections, Mental health and Aesthetics

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Dr Madhu Lazarus MBBS, DMRD, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, Cert in Palliative care

Team Doctor

Dr Madhu Lazarus MBBS, DMRD, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, Cert in Palliative care

Interests: General Practice, Sexual health and contraception, Headache mangement, Joint injections, Mental health and Aesthetics

I graduated as a doctor in 1987 and joined the Army Medical Corps as a General Duty Medical Officer. On completion of a 5 year short service tenure I undertook Post graduate studies in Radiodiagnosis. On completion of this I worked as a specialist radiologist and continued to also work as a generalist for a not -for-profit organization for a few years.
I then had the privilege of working in Africa for 3 years as a Radiologist and on my return to India continued to work as a specialist radiologist for a few years. In 2003 I decided to return to General Practice
I moved to the UK in 2004 and worked for almost 2 years in Psychiatry before undertaking the VTS. I have been a GP for the past 8 years.

Dr Joanna Buk-Filak MB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Joanna Buk-Filak MB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women’s Health, Family planning, sexual health and Joint injections

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Dr Joanna Buk-Filak MB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Joanna Buk-Filak MB, MRCGP, DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women’s Health, Family planning, sexual health and Joint injections

Originally from Gdansk, Poland, Dr Buk-Filak moved to UK following graduation from Medical School in 2005. On graduation she trained mainly in Yorkshire, undertaking medical training before deciding that General Practice best suited her skills and interests. She started GP training in York in 2010 in both the hospital and local surgeries and qualified in 2013. On qualification she began working as a Salaried GP in the local surgery. Along with her Private GP sessions at Stonegate Medical, Dr Buk-Filak also works as a locum GP.

Dr Alison Woodmansey MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Alison Woodmansey MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women's Health, Family Planning, Gynaecology & Menopause, Children's health/ Paediatrics, Mental Health, Bereavement, End of Life care and Pain Management

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Dr Alison Woodmansey MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DFSRH

Team Doctor

Dr Alison Woodmansey MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DFSRH

Interests: General Practice, Women's Health, Family Planning, Gynaecology & Menopause, Children's health/ Paediatrics, Mental Health, Bereavement, End of Life care and Pain Management

Dr Alison Woodmansey has 30 years of experience as a GP. She recently moved from being part of a local practice to working part time as a GP with Yorkshire Medical Chambers along with experience working as a doctor in Martin House Children’s Hospice. This provided her with experience working with children with complex needs.

Dr Woodmansey qualified at Newcastle University Medical School and went on to train as a GP in the Newcastle area gaining membership of the Royal College of General Practice with distinction. She spent a year working in rural Kenya in a Mission Hospital, running the Obstetric unit as well as working in Paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and community Medicine. She gained a great deal of Medical experience from this but also enjoyed travelling in Kenya and climbed Mount Kenya

Returning from Africa she worked as a full time partner in General Practice in Gateshead for 5 years before moving south to marry and start a family. As well as continuing to work as a part time GP she was invited to become the Medical Director of St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon for 2 years looking after the in-patient unit, the Day Care unit and palliative care in the community. She continues to have an interest in end of life care.

She has 4 children and has trained in leading parenting courses all of which has supplemented her understanding and experience of Child Health and Paediatrics. She has Diploma’s from both the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She thus has interests and experience in women’s Health and Paediatrics.

Over the years patients with mental health issues and bereavement have chosen to see her and she has undertaken counselling training and training in basic CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)to help with this.

She and her family love walking in the Yorkshire country side and Lake District with their Border Collie.

She enjoys choral singing in a community choir and has participated in the community productions at York Theatre Royal.

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 Tim Ubhi BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Tim Ubhi BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCPCH

Interests: Baby & child health, general paediatrics, neonatology, cerebral palsy, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, childhood cancers.

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Dr Tim Ubhi BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Tim Ubhi BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCPCH

Interests: Baby & child health, general paediatrics, neonatology, cerebral palsy, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, childhood cancers.

Dr Tim Ubhi is a Consultant Paediatrician & a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child health. He has over 24 years experience in child health.
Dr Ubhi undertook his undergraduate studies at Leeds university where he obtained his degrees in medicine and surgery together with a batchelor of science degree in genetics & biochemistry. He went on to spend 12 years at St James’s university hospital in Leeds many of which were as a university lecturer in paediatrics and child health. He was responsible for the training of undergraduate students in paediatrics & child health and has seen many of his former students go on and establish successful careers as paediatricians in the UK.
Whilst at St James’s university hospital, Dr Ubhi completed his research to help children with cerebral palsy to walk using botulinum toxin (Botox). For this piece of work he was awarded the prestigious Michael Blacow memorial prize by the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. Dr Ubhi was then awarded a medical research council clinical training fellowship to develop novel treatments for children’s cancers. A large part of his training was in paediatric oncology with a particular interest in Ewing’s sarcoma but more recently Dr Ubhi has focussed on general paediatrics. As a consultant and clinical director in the Yorkshire region he noted the improvements in patient care that were necessary in order for paediatrics and child care to change so that we provided the best care for our patients, avoided unnecessary hospital admissions and reduced unnecessary illness in our paediatric population. Dr Ubhi has completed the NHS leadership academy Nye Bevan executive training programme and graduated in March 2016. He founded the Children's e-Hospital on-line child health service in 2015 and is looking at using innovative ways to improve child health delivery in the UK including the use of novel devices to help measure how unwell a child is and to help determine whether or not they need to seek medical help. One of these devices, the HOTPOD®, will allow parents to make a robust assessment of their child’s health with specialist paediatric support available on-line to help guide them.
Dr Ubhi teamed up with Stonegate medical in 2017 and was drawn by their passion to provide the very best care to their patients. Because of his broad background in paediatrics, Dr Ubhi is happy to see most paediatric problems and if he can’t help he will help direct your care to the most appropriate person.
Dr Ubhi has 3 grown up children the eldest of which is currently studying medicine in London and who hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Dr Ubhi has a passion for helping those in society who are most in need. He has been involved in disaster relief work following the tsunami in Thailand and more recently, through the efforts of the charitable arm of the Children’s e-Hospital, has been involved in helping refugee children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. His work has involved direct medical support to medical teams on the ground in disaster zones and also being politically proactive to help vulnerable children.

Mental Wellbeing Team

Dr Kirsty Kennedy

Clinical Psychologist cBSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPSs Dip.GPTI, HCPC PYL16960

Dr Kirsty Kennedy

Interests: Adjustment to long-term health conditions; depression; anxiety; ageing; relationship problems; loss of direction in life; occupational stress

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Dr Kirsty Kennedy

Clinical Psychologist cBSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPSs Dip.GPTI, HCPC PYL16960

Dr Kirsty Kennedy

Interests: Adjustment to long-term health conditions; depression; anxiety; ageing; relationship problems; loss of direction in life; occupational stress

Dr Kirsty Kennedy is a consultant clinical psychologist with many years experience in both mental health and acute medical settings. She graduated from Northumbria University in 1998 and after qualifying from the Leeds Doctor in Clinical Psychology Course, she worked in specialist older people’s mental health services in both Newcastle and York, developing an interest in the interface between cognitive impairment and emotional experience. During this time she completed an additional qualification as gestalt psychotherapist.

Most recently Dr Kennedy has been employed as a consultant clinical psychologist within the Medical Psychology services in South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, taking the lead role in specialist palliative care and specialist weight management services. Alongside the clinical input, she has offered a wide-range of teaching, training and supervision of specialist nurses and medical staff in line with NICE guidance. One of the great privileges of her role has been staff support and Dr Kennedy is a trained Schwartz Round facilitator, allowing healthcare staff to reflect on the personal impact of providing care.

Dr Kennedy now works in full time independent practice alongside being a visiting lecturer at Teesside University for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Course. She specializes in using Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (third wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) in her work.

Outside of work she lives with her husband and their children in York. She enjoys sports, especially cycling, and likes to visit Scotland as frequently as she can.

Nicola Walker

Relationship Therapist, RMN, BSc.Dip.Cert. BABCP accred.

Nicola Walker

Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist, Registered Mental Nurse, Couples Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

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Nicola Walker

Relationship Therapist, RMN, BSc.Dip.Cert. BABCP accred.

Nicola Walker

Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist, Registered Mental Nurse, Couples Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

Nicola Walker is a qualified Group Analyst, accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist, Registered Mental Nurse, Couples Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist, and has achieved the introductory level Systemic Family Therapy qualification (AFT accredited). She is currently studying for a doctorate in CBT.

Nicola has considerable clinical experience working with couples, families, individuals and groups as a specialist, highly specialist and senior adult psychotherapist and counsellor in a number of settings such as the NHS, Children’s Services, Private Health Care organisations, and in different voluntary agencies including MIND and Relate. She has particular expertise in working with couples, and is a member of the BABCP Couples Therapy special interest group. Most recently she was employed as a Consultant Psychotherapist to lead on and evaluate a pilot project offering mentalisation-based treatment for couples experiencing high conflict in consultation with Tavistock Relationships.

Dietitian and Nutritional Therapist

Nigel Denby

Dietitian BSc Hons, RD Registered Dietitian

Nigel Denby

Interests: IBS, Women's Health and Weight loss

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Nigel Denby

Dietitian BSc Hons, RD Registered Dietitian

Nigel Denby

Interests: IBS, Women's Health and Weight loss

Nigel has been helping people change their eating habits and their emotional relationships with food for over 20 years. He is passionate believer that lifestyle changes should be permanent and not just a quick fix.
His unique service combines sound, evidence- based dietetics with behavioural coaching and intensive support. He has special interests in permanent weight management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestive health. He also supports Women’s Health issues including PMS, PCOS and Menopause.
Nigel studied for his BSc Hons in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Glasgow. He led the dietetics service in Boots Health and Beauty services and lead dietitian in the West London Menopause Service. He is nutrition and dietetics advisor to the British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern. Nigel also supports childcare providers throughout the UK. He provides training in children’s nutrition and works with nurseries to develop menus, recipes and nutrition education programmes.
Nigel has authored several books including Nutrition for Dummies and the GL Diet, he writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines and appears on TV and radio.
Nigel has made a very happy move to the Yorkshire Dales where he lives with his partner John and their dogs. He loves cooking, walking, gardening and keeping fit.

Patient Support Team

Jhordan Barnard

Clinic Support

Jhordan Barnard

Practice Manager

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Jhordan Barnard

Clinic Support

Jhordan Barnard

Practice Manager

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.

Sue McIntosh

Clinic Support

Sue McIntosh

PA & Patient Co-ordinator

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Sue McIntosh

Clinic Support

Sue McIntosh

PA & Patient Co-ordinator

After spending 10 years in northern Germany, Sue moved back to the UK in July 2016. She settled in York and is enjoying getting to know its history and hidden charms, and also enjoys lots of the live music available. Before moving away, Sue worked for a private GP in London, and is now happy to be back working in a familiar environment.

Sue has two children, her son is studying here in York, and her daughter is at Glasgow University. In her spare time she is learning to play the harp, taking Salsa lessons, and has recently rediscovered Ceilidh dancing.

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