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Doctors

GP PartnersSalaried GPs
Dr Claudia Orsi
Dr Janice Fernandes
Dr Nasreen Yahya
Dr Reema Parekh
Dr Sanober Haq
Dr Rajesh Varma
Dr Faruq Fazal
Dr Lina Chopra
Dr Difijah Ramaneswaran






Biographies

Dr Claudia Orsi (f) BSc MBBS DCH MRCGP
I qualified from Kings College London in 1991 and underwent GP training at St Mary’s in Paddington.
Once completed, I joined The Colne Practice in 1996 as a part-time salaried doctor, becoming a partner in 2009.
I am the Medicines lead for the practice and have a special interest in contraception and women’s health.
As a member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, I also fit intrauterine contraceptive devices and implants.


Dr Janice Fernandes (f) MRCGP DRCOG
I graduated in 2005, completing my GP training on the Watford training scheme in 2010.
I started working as a partner at the Colne Surgery in 2012.
My special interest is Lifestyle Medicine and the impact of non-pharmacological approaches to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.


Dr Nasreen Yahya (f) MD MRCGP DRCOG
I completed my GP training on the Watford GP training scheme in 2010 and then worked in Hitchin for a few years before joining the Colne Practice in 2014. 
I am the practice lead for the Anticoagulation service. 
I am also the practice lead for Dementia and Mental health. 
I also have an interest in medical education.


Dr Reema Parekh (f) MBChB MRCGP
Having obtained my medical degree at Leicester University, I went on to complete foundation training in Northampton and general practice training in Watford. I trained at The Colne Practice for a short period in 2012 and subsequently joined as a partner in 2016. I am one of the safeguarding leads and am also interested in medical education.
I take pride in being part of a practice which focuses on patient centred care and continuity of care.


Dr Sanober Haq (f) MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
I graduated in 2002 and have more than ten years of experience in Emergency medicine.
I have been a GP at Colne Practice since 2019.
I have a special interest in managing Diabetes, Lifestyle Medicine, and undertaking Motivational Interviewing.
I am currently the clinical lead for Adult and Child Safeguarding.
I have a special interest in medical education and am an undergraduate tutor at Brunel Medical School.
I joined general practice because of my passion for patient care and building strong relationships with patients and their families. 


Dr Rajesh Varma (m) MA(Cantab) PhD MRCGP MRCOG MBBS PGDip (Oxon)
I am honoured to work as a GP Partner in this practice that firmly embraces high-quality and personalised GP care.
I have been a GP Partner at The Colne Practice since 2021. I studied undergraduate medicine at the University of Cambridge and Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospital, graduating in 1995. Having formerly worked as a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, I am keen to bring in specialist skills in Women’s Health, Menopause, and Minor Surgery (including Joint Injections) to benefit our practice patients.  Beyond my GP work, I also hold a Committee role for NICE (Osteoporosis Guideline) and GP Tutor roles for Cambridge, Imperial, and Brunel Medical Schools.


Dr Faruq Fazal (m) MBBS MRCGP SFHEA
I graduated from UCL medical school in 2013 and carried out my GP training in North West London.
I have been a GP partner at the Colne Practice since January 2022.
I have a special interest in medical education and am an undergraduate tutor for a variety of medical schools.


Dr Lina Chopra (f) BSc MBBS MRCGP
I studied chemistry at Queen Mary University of London before continuing to study medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
I undertook GP training at St Mary’s Hospital and West Herts Hospital Foundation Trust.
I became a salaried GP at Colne Practice in 2020.
I really enjoy working with our fantastic practice team. I am keen on adopting a holistic approach to patient care and actively participate in undergraduate student teaching and medical education.
I am also on the committee for the West Herts Medical Society.


Dr Difijah Ramaneswaran (f) MBChB MRCGP
I am a newly qualified GP who joined the practice in November 2023.
I studied medicine at the University of Liverpool and graduated in 2018.
I am keenly interested in women’s medicine/ENT and look forward to further developing these skills.