|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
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.