Doctors

Partners

Dr Nicolas Small

BSc, MBBS, MRCGP

I trained at St Mary’s Hospital London, spending significant time in Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry before I became a GP. I have been a GP Partner at Schopwick Surgery, Elstree since 1996 and as the practice has a strong educational ethos, quickly became involved in GP education. I was the GP Appraisal lead for Hertfordshire until 2012 and am also a GP Trainer. I have served on the Boards of Hertsmere PCT before Chairing Hertsmere’s Commissioning Locality in 2006 and am now the Chair of the new commissioning group Herts Valleys CCG as well as being a member of Hertfordshire’s Health & Wellbeing Board. I am passionate about commissioning and delivering the highest quality care for our patients, partly because of first hand experience of being a carer for my father for many years and I am especially interested in encouraging patient involvement in our practice through the Schopwick Patient’s Group. In my spare time I enjoy holidaying in my motor home and am also a Health Coordinator for Pekingese Dogs – working in liaison with the Kennel Club to try and address some of the breed’s health issues.

Dr Joanna Szafaryn

MRCGP, DCH, DRCOGS

Dr Joanna Szafaryn has been working at Schopwick surgery since 1999, initially as a registrar and in 2001 was appointed as a full-time partner. In 2009 she was approved as a GP trainer and has enjoyed training young GPs since. She is a practice lead in Asthma and COPD, her additional interests are paediatrics and care for patients with learning disabilities. Her spare time is fully occupied by her two teenage children, husband and ever escaping beagle!

Dr Joshua Plaut

MA(Cantab) MBBS MRCSEd MRCGP

I qualified from Royal Free & University College Medical School in 2001. Before becoming a GP, I spent seven years training in general, vascular and then neurosurgery. I enjoy all aspects of general practice and I have particular interests in palliative care, ophthalmology and medical education. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family (my two young children keep me very busy), playing guitar and supporting the best North London football team!

Dr Michael Simmons

MBBS BSc DPMSA MRCGP

Dr Alexandra Byrne

MBChB, DCH, MRCGP, DFFP

Dr Jay Vyas

MBBS, MSc, BSc, MRCGP

I qualified in 2010 and have been at Schopwick since 2015.  I have an interest in Sports Medicine and Mental Health. I perform joint injections at the surgery. Away from Schopwick, I am a keen sports fan, supporting The Arsenal, and also enjoy participating when the kids allow me to.

Dr Selina Khattak

MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Anisha Raithatha

MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Raj Badiani

MBBS BSc MRCS(2014) MRCGP

I qualified from University College London Medical School in 2012. Prior to working as a GP, I spent time training in general surgery, urology and orthopaedics. I perform minor surgery and joint injections at Schopwick and have a particular interests in skin problems, and ear, nose and throat conditions. Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my young family!

Associate GP’s

Dr Ann McDougall

MB ChB, FRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Milad Hilli

Dr Kruti Shah

Dr Janany Theivendran

GP Registrars

We are a teaching practice and have GP Registrars joining the practice for a period of 6 months to 1 year. They are fully qualified Doctors and see thier own patients but as they are doing their GP training the continue to have the supervision from the GP Trainers in the practice.

Dr Hina Nayee

Dr Chloe Duke

Dr Zahra Hussain

Dr Jonathan Moses