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Virgin Care Private

Virgin Care Private

0121 726 1361133 Edmund Street, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 2HJUK
4.8 / 5  Outstanding
from 201 users
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday
Free consultation. Prices from £50 - Enquire for a fast quote from Virgin Care Private. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.8 from 201 votes. 5 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Anti-wrinkle Injections from £165
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation free
Dermal Fillers
Lip redefining from £175
Marionette or Jowl reduction from £250
Cheek enhancement from £250
Lip volumising from £250
Tear trough (under eye hollowness reduction) from £400
Facial contouring from £600
Skin Tag/Lesion/Mole Removal from £150
Skin Tag/Lesion/Mole Assessment from £150
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About Virgin Care Private

Welcome to Virgin Care Private's beautiful, award winning, health and wellbeing clinic in Birmingham. Our doctors and consultants have 100% 5 star feedback on Google and are looking forward to welcoming you.

We offer five star on-demand doctor (GP), mental health and specialist consultant appointments that are designed to help you get well and live well. You can visit us for Aesthetic procedures (non surgical cosmetic procedures), skin health and dermatology services, GP consultations, physiotherapy and many more specialist consultations which you can check out on the Virgin Care Private website. 

You can access us, when you need us, via What Clinic, telephone or our website.

Our whole team is highly experienced and passionate about making sure you are given outstanding customer service and given time to talk through an concerns you may have. 

Dr Tarun Gupta is our local medical director. He trained at St Georges, he  special interests include occupational health and mental health. He is passionate about our purpose to help people live life better and in providing high quality care while working alongside an outstanding team. 

Dr Vikram Swaminathan is currently a Faculty member for Aesthetics at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, and having previously headed up the clinical services at Harley Academy, he has used his years of experience to build a bespoke, high quality non-surgical cosmetic service offering aesthetic treatments and skin care.

We offer Aesthetic treatments ranging from wrinkle relaxing injections to lip fillers and acne management provided within our state-of-the-art CQC registered wellness centre. Appointments are available daily and consultations are free of charge with our aesthetic doctors.

John Hartley, our brilliant physio, is also Aston Villa's first team physio. He will work with you to help you achieve your goals and you'll understand how you can look after your body and still get on with doing what you love doing without eh aches and pains.

We can't introduce you to everyone on WhatClinic, so check out our website. We'd love you to visit our beautiful clinic and book in for a free of charge consultation with out Aesthetic team. Don’t just take our word for it, have a read of these comments from our satisfied clients:

  • “Very happy with my results following lip treatment with Dr Vikram, I have more volume and a perfect shape. They are also more symmetrical. Big thanks to Dr Vikram and the Virgin Care Private Team. I am looking forward to my next treatment” – Megan

  • “The doctor put me at ease - five stars” – Patrick 

  • “One of my friends recommended I travelled to Birmingham from Manchester to see Dr Vikram and I am delighted with the results. He provides a great service and directs you to ensure you receive the best treatment that is right for you” – Rachel

  • “I’m general very happy with treatment. The whole service was professional and Dr Vikram was very friendly and put me at ease. Jane the client adviser who greeted me on reception was also very welcoming” - Gulnara


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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Virgin Care Private

"I got the results I wanted"
5 50Reviewed 19 Sep 2018 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Women's Health Consultation
My well-woman check-up at this clinic took around an hour. Virgin Care is conveniently-located and I got the results I wanted.

The staff treated me well. Afterwards, they even gave me a follow-up call. Customer service was great.
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Anonymous UK
"I got the results I was hoping for and giving me back my confidence"
5 50Reviewed 09 Jun 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles,Treatment for Wrinkles
I was very nervous about having treatment, however, Vikram put me at ease. I got the results I was hoping for and giving me back my confidence.

Highly recommend! Vikram and Jackie on reception are both lovely.

Great! Really welcoming and reassuring making you feel at ease.
Treated By: Vikram Total Amount Paid £225
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Sonia UK
"My experience was wonderful, the clinic was very clean and well organised"
5 50Reviewed 16 May 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
The treatment I received from this clinic was first class. Everything was explained clearly. I found Vikram very professional and helpful.

My experience was wonderful, the clinic was very clean and well organised. The reception staff and Vikram made me feel comfortable. I am very happy with the overall service of this clinic.
Treated By: Vikram
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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Dr Vikram Swaminathan responded to this review:

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. It's so great to hear. We're really proud that we've been able to give you the results you wanted and that we were able to make you feel like a VIP. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Sat UK
"Very happy with the quality of product, both the precision and care in which it was administered"
5 50Reviewed 16 May 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
My treatment for wrinkles was done a week ago and already I can see great results. Very happy with the quality of product, both the precision and care in which it was administered. I'll be going back - already booked!

The clinic has a lovely peaceful feeling yet in true Virgin style it has a modern fun feel about it too. The reception team is just lovely (all the way through from inquiries to bookings to face to face service).

Vikram who administered my treatment is a true professional. I feel he understands the differences men need when it comes to aesthetics. He made me feel completely confident in his care and I felt comfortable to trust his guidance and recommendations. I can't wait to go back to the next phase!
Treated By: Vikram Total Amount Paid £284
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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Dr Vikram Swaminathan responded to this review:

Hi Rich, Thanks for the feedback. I'm so glad you've had a great experience with us. It's what we strive to give everyone and makes it all worth it when we've succeeded. We'll see you soon. Take care

review avatarRich UK
"I felt like a VIP"
5 50Reviewed 19 Mar 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: GP Consultation
I had an annual Wellwoman check up with Virgin Care Private.

All I can say is I felt like a VIP. My GP gave me time, listened to my concerns and gave me advice and tips on what I could do. The people who welcomed me and sorted my booking was nice, friendly, welcoming and efficient. Great service and what I'd expect from Virgin.
Treated By: Stephanie
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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Dr Vikram Swaminathan responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so wonderful to receive such complementary words about our service. The Virgin Care Private Team

Anonymous UK
"Great doctor and receptionist"
5 50Reviewed 14 Mar 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
Great doctor and receptionist. Highly Recommended.
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Dr Vikram Swaminathan
Dr Vikram Swaminathan responded to this review:

Thank you so much for getting in touch and recommending us. We're so happy you had a great experience and we aim for everyone to feel the same. We hope to see you soon!

Unknown UK
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Provides

DermatologyGeneral PracticeMedical AestheticsPhysiotherapy

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visitsOpen 24 hoursOpen weekends - Open Saturday 10am - 2pm

Languages spoken

EnglishGujaratiPunjabi

Medical Aesthetics

Dermal Fillers
from £175
Lip redefining
from £250
Marionette or Jowl reduction
from £250
Cheek enhancement
from £250
Lip volumising
from £400
Tear trough (under eye hollowness reduction)
from £600
Facial contouring
from £165
Anti-wrinkle Injections
free
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation

General Practice

from £55
GP Consultation

Physiotherapy

£50 - £60
Physiotherapist Consultation

Dermatology

from £220
Dermatologist Consultation
from £150
Skin Tag/Lesion/Mole Assessment
from £150
Skin Tag/Lesion/Mole Removal
Virgin Care Private

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Insurance

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Vikram

Dr Vikram Swaminathan

Job Title:
  Aesthetic Medicine Physician
Specialisations:
  Cosmetic Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging Medicine, Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics
Biography:

Hello, I’m

My special interests include

structural enhancements (cheek, jawline, under eye, nose), skin rejuvenation

The best thing about being an Aesthetic Doctor is helping my patients feel more confident in themselves and happier with their appearance. I am also really passionate about facial aesthetics and injectable treatments.

I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of their great reputation. I’m looking forward to making a difference for the people I see at Virgin Care Private.

Christos

Mr Christos Kasparis

Job Title:
  Dermatologist
Specialisations:
  Dermatology
Biography:
Hello, I'm Christos.  I am a Consultant Dermatologist at Virgin Care and also work full-time as a Consultant in the NHS.  I completed my medical school training at Manchester University in 2004 and then trained in general medicine until 2008. I passed the Royal College of Physician examination (MRCP) and entered the Dermatology training programme in the West Midlands. I have practiced at many specialist well-respected and renowned Dermatology centres across the UK that has broadened my dermatology experience for nearly 10 years. I look after adults and children with all types of skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, moles and skin cancer check, skin allergy, pigmentation problems, excessive sweating, and hair and nail disorders. I have particular interest and expertise in skin surgery from benign lesions such as skin tags, moles and cysts to more advanced skin cancer removal, genital dermatology and aesthetic procedures.
The best thing about being a Dermatologist is being able to improve patients’ quality of life by offering the most up to date, evidence-based therapies. Patient satisfaction is of paramount importance to me and I always aim to tailor my treatment to match patient needs.  I really enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds presenting with different skin problems .I am passionate about educating people about their skin and how to look after it best.
I’m excited about being a member of Virgin Care Private and working with a great team in a modern, professional and friendly environment.  I love the idea of being able to offer same day individualised advice and treatments to patients without delays or restrictions making a real difference to their lives.
Harpreet

Dr Harpreet Bilkhoo

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  General Practice
Languages:
  English, Punjabi
Biography:
Hello, I'm Harpreet. 
I am an experienced GP having worked within the West Midlands for some years. I’m a local – I graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School and then went onto work in several hospital specialities before becoming a GP. I am a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
The thing I love about being a GP is seeing a wide range of problems each day and being able to go to work and make a real difference to my patients. This brings with it enormous job satisfaction. GP’s are often the first point of contact for a physical or mental health problem and patients can often be at their most anxious. As a GP I am able to look after the whole person providing patient centred care.
I'm really looking forward to working as part of the VCP team; providing great care right in the heart of the city centre.
Jess

Mrs Jess Lonsdale

Job Title:
  Manager
Biography:
Hi, I’m Jess and I’m Managing Director of Virgin Care Private. 
I’ve been lucky to have worked at Virgin for more than a decade, always in healthcare. And, although I’m not a clinician, I have been a patient (and daughter and wife of a patient) many times. For us, that’s the most important lens to see our service through as we’re focused on giving truly consumer-led care.
I’m absolutely committed to making a difference, and have been since studying environmental science a (very) long time ago at Bristol University. It’s what I love about working for the Virgin brand. Every Virgin company, in its own way, is there to shake things up and give the customer a better deal.
We have an amazing team at Virgin Care Private with a wealth of experience in working in the NHS and private healthcare. We all believe that there should be choice, that top quality private healthcare shouldn’t cost the earth and that everyone deserves the best care when they need it.
It amazes me that in 2018, we don’t really think about wellness, prevention and healthy lifestyles more. Our health is everything, yet we seem to wait for something to go wrong before we seek help. 
As MD of Virgin Care Private, I’m trying to create brand that helps people not just get better, but helps them live well and stay well. Imagine a world where we all knew any underlying potential health issues we might have, and better still, we understood how to manage them before they become a problem. We would reduce so much pressure on our health service as well as have a better quality of life.
The purpose of Virgin Care Private is to put the feel good factor into healthcare, helping people live life better, giving them control of their own health and wellbeing needs so they can be, and feel, at their best. 
I’m most proud of the outstanding experience we can give our clients. To us they are the only person that matters when they walk through the door. Usually we can meet their needs within 24 hours of seeing a doctor, including referral for different tests to our partners, and getting results back speedily and taking the time to explain what the results really mean.
You can see when people walk in to our beautiful Clinic and are met with big warm smiles, a cup of tea or coffee, and a ‘nothing’s too much trouble’ attitude, that their shoulders drop and they relax because they know they are in good hands and we’ll look after them. 
It makes it all worth it.

Richard

Mr Richard Bath

Stephanie

Mrs Stephanie Byrom

Biography:

Hello, I'm Stephanie. I joined Virgin Care in 2015 to lead our NHS primary care services, before moving across to take up my new post launching and running Virgin Care Private. I have been in Healthcare Management – both NHS and Private for over 30 years, most recently in the private healthcare sector. 

My special interests include business development, change management and innovation in healthcare. The best thing about being a Healthcare Manager is seeing a new clinic or hospital succeed and hear the testimonials from colleagues and clients. I am passionate about the delivery of excellent service and extremely excited about Virgin Care Private in Birmingham.

Please speak to me about anything Virgin Care Private, from the clinic to corporate packages.

Rupa

Dr Rupa Parmar

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  Aesthetic Medicine, General Practice
Biography:

Hello, I’m Rupa and I’ve been a GP for 10 years. I went to medical school in Birmingham, and completed my GP training in London. During my career as a GP I’ve worked in a large teaching practice in Bristol as a Partner, and last year I lived and worked as a GP in Perth, Western Australia, with my husband and two young children.

I love being a GP - I chose to become one as I really enjoy seeing patients from different backgrounds, different ages, and with a range of problems. The best part about my role as a GP is being there to help support my patients and families through life’s highs and lows, and being able to make a difference to their quality of life from a health and wellbeing perspective.

I’m excited to be part of the new VCP team. We’ll be providing a first-class primary care service that’s convenient and easy to access and focuses not just on treating illness, but on preventing disease and improving health outcomes. I want to be able to provide reassurance, real choice and a service to patients wanting the extra convenience of a city centre location and same-day appointments, as well as access to additional services which the NHS doesn’t offer.

Working as a Private GP, I have undertaken further training to be able to offer aesthetic services including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments. With a special interest in wellness, I can help you to achieve your health and aesthetic goals.

Amit

Mr Amit Parmar

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Otolaryngologic Surgery (ENT)
Biography:

Hello, I’m Amit. I’m a consultant ENT, Head and Neck surgeon. I am accredited in ENT/facial plastics and I see both adults and children. My specialisms include dizziness, hearing loss, sleep apnoea and snoring surgery, sinusitis, sinus disease, allergies, feeding problems and tongue tie, ear and throat infections, thyroid and neck lumps, salivary gland surgery, voice problems, and all aspects of paediatric ENT.

I attended medical school in London at the prestigious St Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of medicine where I graduated with Distinctions. During my early training I rotated through a number of well-known UK and International institutes such as Great Ormond Street and the Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital. I completed my ENT training in Bristol and Bath, gaining my Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS -ORL-HNS) and Diploma in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (DOHNS). More recently I have returned from an International role in Australia where I have learnt a number of higher level surgical skills. I'm also Consultant ENT surgeon at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital where I see NHS patients.
The best thing about being an ENT Surgeon is being able to use state of the art equipment to solve both medical and surgical problems for the adult and paediatric population. The vast majority of ENT problems can be solved to drastically improve people’s quality of life which is very satisfying. I am really looking forward to working at Virgin Care Private delivering high quality care.

Jenna

Ms Jenna Sellis

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling
Biography:
Hello, I'm Jenna and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural and EMDR Therapist. I trained at The University of Nottingham, The University of Cumbria and did my EMDR Training with EMDR Extra. Since the start of my career I’ve worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Research Assistant and Cognitive Behavioural/EMDR Therapist in various NHS services, including Eating Disorder Services, as well as charities and as a private therapist. 
My special interests include Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I have published research in the field of Eating Disorders. 
The best thing about being a therapist is the reward I get from seeing patients reach their goals and helping people through the difficult times in their lives. I also really enjoy and am passionate about continuing my professional development and regularly attend courses to learn more about the latest developments in therapy. 
I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because I feel that I can be part of an innovate approach to health care. I’m looking forward to being part of a team of people with a wide variety of skills, from whom I can learn and develop my own knowledge. 
Liz

Ms Liz Knight

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling
Biography:

Hello, I'm Liz Knight and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.  I trained in Psychology at The University of Teesside, followed by my Postgraduate diploma specialising in CBT at Coventry University.  I’ve worked in a variety of roles during my career within forensic and substance misuse services, before more recently working as a CBT Therapist in Primary Care Mental Health for both the NHS and Private sector.

My special interests include depression, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, PTSD and drug and alcohol misuse.

The best thing about being a CBT Psychotherapist is being able to help people understand their difficulties and break the negative cycle to move forward in life. I am passionate about wellbeing in the workplace and mental health in young people.

I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because I enjoy working as part of a multi-professional team offering a range of treatments, thus enabling a holistic approach to care. I’m looking forward to providing accessible evidence-based mental health treatment when people need it most.

Mark

Mr Mark Lloyd

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Cosmetic Surgery
Biography:

Hello, I'm Mark and I’m a Plastic Surgeon. I trained in London, Birmingham, Houston, Toronto and Paris. Since then I’ve worked as a Consultant Plastic and Ear Reconstruction Surgeon at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital NHS Trust but also perform adult work.

My special interests include correction of all ear deformities in adults and children, birthmark and mole removal and expert witness legal reports. 

The best thing about being a surgeon is client satisfaction. I am also passionate about piano and dance.

I’m honoured to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of the outstanding dedication to world-class customer service. I’m looking forward to providing a high-class quality of client service.

Sheila

Ms Sheila Ridgley

Job Title:
  Consultant
Biography:
Hello, I'm Sheila and I'm a psychotherapist. I originally qualified as a Relate counsellor (in 2007) and subsequently trained to work with clients with eating disorders. Since then I have worked in a variety of settings, including schools and with other service providers, working with young people, couples, individuals and families.
My specialist areas include relationship issues, PTSD, anxiety/ depression and eating disorders.
The best thing about being a therapist is making a difference to someone's life, supporting them while they navigate their way through life’s challenges and helping them discover the tools they need to live the life they want.  I really enjoy seeing my clients taking back control of their lives, especially when they feel all hope is lost or they feel "stuck".
I am proud to be joining the Virgin Private Care team because we offer a personal, professional service, with a great team, in the centre of Birmingham.
John

Mr John Hartley

Job Title:
  Physiotherapist
Specialisations:
  Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Science
Biography:

Hi, I’m John. I’m a Chartered Physiotherapist who has been working in professional sport and private practice over the past 18 years. I completed my training at the University of Manchester in 2000 and am registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. During my time as a physio, I’ve been lucky enough to work in football with Blackburn Rovers FC, as a consultant for the England Youth Teams and I’m currently the First Team Physiotherapist for Aston Villa FC. I have also worked in Rugby League with the Warrington Wolves and England National Team.

I really enjoy my work as a physio – my team and I are keen to offer the same level of physiotherapy service that elite athletes currently receive to all our clients. I like to be proactive in the management of injuries and focus on treatment and exercises to reduce the risk of future injury. However, if people do get injured, I enjoy working out the best treatment and rehabilitation programmes to get them back to doing the things that they enjoy the most.

I’m delighted to be a part of the team at Virgin Care Private and believe that we’ll offer a unique physiotherapy service, conveniently in the city centre. 

Rajeev

Mr Rajeev Peravali

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  General Surgery
Biography:
Hello, I'm Rajeev Peravali and I’m a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. I trained in some of the biggest and best surgical units in the country including University Hospital Birmingham, Cambridge University Hospital, and Leeds Teaching Hospital. Since then I’ve worked as a Consultant in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
My special interests include Bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders (mainly incontinence, constipation and prolapse). I am also highly trained in general surgery particularly hernia surgery (including keyhole surgery) and gall stone problems.
 The best thing about being a General and colorectal surgeon is the ability to improve quality and quantity of life. I am passionate about patient care and pride myself on being accessible and available to my patients.
 I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because first class, patient centred care is my priority.
Lalitaa

Dr Lalitaa Suglani

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Psychology, Counselling
Biography:
Hello, I'm Dr Lalitaa Suglani and I’m a Counselling Psychologist and a Life Coach. I’ve worked in a number of different services, from Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), to Primary Care and Secondary Care. I work with children, adults, couples and families. 
My special interests include improving self-esteem and assertiveness and addressing problems caused by anxiety, eating disorders, bullying, relationship issues, depression, and abuse. I work from an integrative model which means that I develop a therapeutic approach that fits the clients’ needs, as opposed to trying to get the approach to fit them.  I follow this method because every individual is different and it is about understanding what would work for them in a non-judgmental, congruent, authentic, unconditional positive regard.  Some of my specialities include the Inner Child, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic.  
The best thing about being a Psychologist and Coach is the impact you have on someone’s life. I also really am passionate about helping others to believe in themselves and reach their full potential, so they can excel in their life. 
I’m very excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because they understand the importance of getting well to live well.
Sabina

Ms Sabina Bedi

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Psychology, Counselling
Biography:
Hello, I'm Sabina Bedi and I’m a Consultant Psychologist. I trained at Wolverhampton University. Since then I’ve worked as a psychologist for over fourteen years in CAMHS and in-patient settings. I have also worked in private practice for over ten years with adults and children.
My special interests include eating disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma related difficulties.
The best thing about being a psychologist is helping people through difficult times in their lives and helping them to feel better within themselves. I also really enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds and helping people look at different coping strategies in order for them to manage their emotional distress.
I am excited to be part of the new the Virgin Care Private team because I am passionate about the delivery of an excellent psychology service for both adults and children.
Tarun

Dr Tarun Gupta

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  General Practice
Biography:
Hello, I’m Tarun and I’m a GP. I trained at St George’s in London, having previously studied PPE at Oxford and worked in the City for a few years. Since then, I’ve worked as a GP in London and Birmingham, in a variety of settings. 
My special interests include occupational health and mental health and I have postgraduate diplomas in both these areas. 
The best thing about being a GP is providing individual, holistic care. I’m passionate about delivering excellent care and understanding how an issue or situation impacts my patients’ work and home life and what I can do to help. 
I’m excited to be part of the Virgin Care Private team because I believe helping people live life better and in our core values of great team work, heartfelt service and striving to do things better than they have been done before. I’m looking forward to providing high quality care while working alongside an outstanding team.

Mr Abir Doger

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Biography:
Hello, I am Abir Doger and am a Consultant in Anaesthetics & Pain Management. I am also the Honorary Associate Medical Director at the John Taylor Hospice, Birmingham. I have trained in the West Midlands and am very familiar with the needs of the local population. I have worked as a Pain Management Consultant since early 2012 at Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals.
My special interests are back and neck pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, complex pain syndromes and cancer pain.  The best thing about being a pain specialist is having the ability to help my patients to get back to their cherished activities.  I have always believed that treatment delayed is treatment denied. 
I am passionate about Cancer Pain Management, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. I started the only Cancer Pain Clinic of its kind in West Midlands in 2013 and have provided the service ever since.
I have joined the Virgin Care Private team to provide my clients with the highest quality evidence based management.

Ms Balwinder Hunjan

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling, Psychotherapy
Biography:

Hello, I'm Balwinder Hunjan and I’m an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I trained at Newman University in Integrative Counselling and went on to complete my Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology.   I’ve worked in various roles in the NHS within both Primary and Secondary Mental Health. Working with various Domestic Abuse agencies for a number of years has also given me the added advantage of developing a better understanding of abuse and trauma. I have also worked with schools providing counselling to young people and in private practice where I worked with families providing family counselling and couple counselling.

My special interests include anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, self-harm, anger management, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, psychosis, relationship issues and stress.
The best thing about being an Integrative therapist is being able to work with various therapies such as CBT, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, etc. The approach I take depends on the needs of the individual and what best suits them. 
I am passionate about supporting and facilitating change. It is important for me to understand your difficulties and provide a non-judgmental, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore your concerns.
I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of their reputation and the holistic approach they have to private medical care. I’m looking forward to providing good, quality counselling support and make a difference to the life of patients who access Virgin Care Private.

Ms Claire Fudge

Job Title:
  Dietician
Specialisations:
  Dietetics (Nutrition), Sport and Exercise Science
Biography:

Hello, I'm Claire and I’m a performance nutritionist and dietitian. I trained at Kings College London, graduating in 2003 and Coventry University in 2010. Since then I’ve worked as a clinical dietitian for more than 14 years in large hospitals, community, industry and GP commissioning. I have worked with athletes for 7 years in clinics, university and colleges and clubs. I am also a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor.

My special interests include gastroenterology (IBS and intolerances), the effects of body composition on athletic performance and gastrointestinal distress in athletes. 

The best thing about being a dietitian is working with clients on a very personal and practical level and being able see how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. I also am really passionate about helping clients to optimise nutrition for health and symptom management.

I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because they are a trusted company putting the client at the heart of their treatment to achieve health and wellbeing. I’m looking forward to being part of the new team in Birmingham and helping clients in the West Midlands to optimise their nutrition and achieve their goals.

Ms Cynthia Fogoe

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling, Psychotherapy
Biography:

Hello, I'm Cynthia Fogoe and I’m a counsellor, psychosexual therapist & sex addiction therapist.  I’ve worked as a psychosexual therapist for Relate, University Hospitals Birmingham and in my own private practice for over 20 years.

My special interests include low self-esteem, sexual dysfunctions, pornography addiction, and adult survivors of abuse and trauma therapy. The best thing about being a therapist is being able to make positive changes in people’s lives.

I’m delighted to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because there is a real positive vibe within the environment and I’m looking forward to working with the team.

Mr Daniel Jackson

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Psychiatry
Biography:

Hello, I'm Daniel and I’m a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I graduated in Medicine and Public Health from the University of Birmingham and completed my psychiatric training in the West Midlands. I’ve worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.

My special interests include psychotherapy, neurodevelopmental disorders and medical education.

The best thing about being a psychiatrist is being able to explore a person’s symptoms within the context of their life. 

I’m looking forward to joining the Virgin Care Private team because joined up, holistic care is important for support and promotion of emotional well-being.

Mr Deepak Goyal

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Cardiology
Biography:

Hello, I'm Deepak Goyal and I am a consultant interventional cardiologist. I trained at the West Midlands Deanery. Since then I’ve worked as a consultant interventional cardiologist at University hospital of North Midlands and Royal Shrewsbury hospital in the past and currently work at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in the NHS.

My special interests include management of Angina, palpitations, hypertension, breathlessness, dizzy spells, and management of lipid disorders.

The best thing about being a cardiologist is to offer a vast variety of research based therapeutic interventions, not only to treat, but also prevent coronary heart diseases.

I’m keen to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because I feel motivated to provide excellent care to our patients. I’m looking forward to working closely with you all. 

Ms Adiya Ali

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  General Practice
Biography:

Hello, I'm Adiya and I’m a GP. I trained at Dow Medical University and I have fifteen years of experience in a wide variety of specialities including Accident & Emergency and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at hospitals both in England and Wales. I hold Membership of The Royal college of General practitioners. I also hold diplomas of both The Royal college of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and The Faculty of Family planning and sexual health 

My special interests include Women’s health including family planning, sexual health and menopause as well Respiratory Medicine, particularly childhood asthma.

The best thing about being a GP is to be able to offer health services with continuity of care within the community. I am passionate about women’s health and providing care that is centred round patients which results in the best outcome for them.

I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of its high standard of healthcare and on-going commitment to the patient. I’m looking forward to being part of the team and to contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients.

Dr Keith Wolverson

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  General Practice
Biography:

Hello, I'm Dr Keith Wolverson and I'm a general practitioner. I trained at the Royal Free School of Medicine in London. Since then I have worked as a GP.

My special interests include joint injections, minor surgery, urgent care and palliative care.

The best thing about being a GP is that you remain up to date in every aspect of medicine. Every patient has different symptoms and this makes my day at work enjoyable and varied.  I also enjoy procedures such as minor operations and joint injections as I enjoy the practical side of medicine.

I'm excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team as I feel I will be able to give patients the time they deserve which will enable me to provide them with the highest quality care. The UK can provide excellent health care and I believe this is a wonderful scheme to allow that to be delivered.

Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Orthopaedics
Biography:
Hello, I'm Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan (Shyam) and I’m a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon.  I trained at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and started my surgical training in London and then the South Coast.  I finished my hand specialist and trauma training in three world class units in Chelsea, India and Sydney.  Since then I’ve worked as an NHS Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and also in private practice.
My special interests include hand, wrist and elbow problems and upper limb nerve related conditions. The best thing about being a surgeon is the ability to use my mind and my hands to make a difference to patients.  I am also really passionate about rugby and the family.
I’m thrilled to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because it’s an opportunity to use my skills to help people by offering an efficient and affordable service.  I’m looking forward to making a difference.

Ms Hibah Ilyas

Job Title:
  Dietician
Specialisations:
  Dietetics (Nutrition)
Biography:
Hi, I'm Hibah Ilyas and I’m a senior specialist dietitian. I trained at Kings College London and have since worked in London as both a hospital and community dietitian.
My special interests include diabetes, gestational diabetes, pregnancy, weight management and heart disease. I’m also a trained group educator.
The best thing about being a Dietitian is that you can help manage what often appears to be a very medical condition, through making positive diet and lifestyle changes. I’m also passionate about helping improve the service around me and training future healthcare professionals.
I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because it means I’ll work with motivated clientele, who are ready to make the necessary changes in their lives. 

Ms Jaswinder Bal

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
Specialisations:
  General Practice
Biography:
Hello, I’m Jaswinder Bal and I've been a GP for 7 Years. I graduated in 2005 from the University of Birmingham and completed my GP training in the West Midlands. Since then I have worked as a GP in a large teaching practice in Walsall and then as a long term locum doctor in rural Staffordshire. 
I'm especially interested in women's health, family planning and enjoy making a difference to patients with mental health problems.
The best part of being a GP is being able to connect with my patients and to get to know them on a personal level. I love the variety that the role brings and being able to treat patients in a holistic manner, taking into account both their physical and mental health, by providing patient centred care.
I am very excited to be joining the friendly and talented team at Virgin Care Private in Birmingham. I am looking forward to providing high quality and convenient patient care.

Mr Joannis Vamvakopoulos

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Endocrinology and Diabetes
Biography:

Hello, I'm Dr Joannis Vamvakopoulos and I’m a Consultant Internist and Endocrinologist. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Birmingham Medical School and trained as a clinician across all three major Birmingham NHS Trusts (University Hospitals Birmingham, Heart of England, Sandwell & West Birmingham). Since then I’ve worked as a Consultant in The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

My special interests include autoimmune endocrine disorders; metabolic optimisation; diabetic foot complications; and medical disorders in pregnancy.

The best thing about being a medical Consultant is the constant exposure to cutting-edge medical knowledge. I really enjoy putting this to good use and am passionate about personalised care.

I’m pleased to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because they are ambitious and committed. I’m looking forward to helping them develop services that they can be proud of and that you can count on.

Dr Kishor Tewary

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Paediatrics
Biography:

Hello, I'm Dr Kishor Tewary and I’m a consultant paediatrician. I trained in paediatrics in India with a Masters Degree in paediatrics in 1989 and in the UK, having my specialist registration with the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health in 2006, and a Fellow with them since 2007. Since then I’ve worked as a consultant paediatrician at various medium and large teaching district general hospitals in the UK.

My special interests include Enuresis (wetting), recurrent urinary tract infections and kidney/bladder disorders such as vesico-ureteric reflux. I also deal with other general paediatric problems. 

The best thing about being a paediatrician is it allows me to be in touch with the most innocent and purest creation of life, in a healing capacity, and I take it as a blessing. Being a musician I am also passionate about music and enjoy serving humanity through my life coaching skills.

I’m looking forward to joining the Virgin Care Private team because of their ethos, caring and serving approach.

Mr Kuntrapaka Srinivas

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Orthopaedics
Biography:

Hello, I'm a consultant hand and upper limb surgeon in Birmingham. After specialist training in the UK for twelve years, I had the privilege of further Specialist fellowship training in Columbia University, New York and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, U.S.A.

I have been a consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon in the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, since 2005.  I am a passionate teacher and examiner for orthopaedic trainees at the Royal Colleges in the UK.

My orthopaedic special interests include carpal tunnel service and injection service for Dupuytren’s contractures in the hand. It has been my long cherished passion to excel in patient satisfaction in health care delivery.

The best thing about being a consultant hand and upper limb specialist is the privilege of being able to deliver high quality care to enable people to get back to their lives to their best of abilities.  I’m highly privileged and honoured to be joining the Virgin Care Private team as they match my passion and expectations in delivering prompt and best health care locally.

Mr Mike Tivey

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling
Biography:

Hello, I’m Mike Tivey and I’m a fully qualified counsellor with over 14 years of experience and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I work in a variety of areas including schools, youth services and adult based settings.

The majority of my work is offering 1-2-1 counselling in Local Authority Family Hubs around Wolverhampton.

I specialise in the following:  abuse, addictions, anxiety, anger Management, depression, stress and domestic violence

The thing I enjoy most about being a counsellor is helping and supporting clients to be able to move on, feel empowered and make a new start living life happily and with a new confidence and self-awareness.

I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because it is committed to providing the best health and emotional wellbeing care when you need it most, without the waiting times of other services.  I’m looking forward to working as part of this highly qualified professional team. 

Mr Mohammed Saleh

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Obstetrics
Biography:
Hello, I'm Mohammed and I’m a sonographer. I trained at Luton Hospital. Since then I’ve worked as a sonographer in hospitals and primary care settings across the Midlands and Staffordshire.
My special interests include musculoskeletal, obstetrics and abdominal ultrasound.
The best thing about being a sonographer is variety and sharing that special moment with expectant parents. I am also really passionate about technological advancements and in particular, computer aided diagnosis.
I’m delighted to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of the support and flexibility. I’m looking forward to delivering a quality ultrasound service.

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Gynaecology
Biography:
Hello, I'm Philip Toozs-Hobson and I’m a consultant Gynaecologist specialising in pelvic floor medicine and the menopause. I trained at St. Mary’s Hospital and Kings College Hospital in London. I have been a consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital since 2000.
My special interests include incontinence, prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections and menopause.
The best thing about being a Doctor is seeing patients when we have cured their problems. I am really passionate about my work and family.
I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because of the company’s reputation for excellence. I’m looking forward to being able to extend their range of services and offer an extended range of treatments.

Mr Raj Bassi

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Counselling
Biography:
Hello, I'm Raj Bassi and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. I trained in Psychology at Liverpool John Moore’s University, followed by my Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at The University of Birmingham. I have worked within various NHS acute and primary care mental health services in London and the West Midlands. Since the start of my career I have worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist for the NHS and private sector. Most recently I offer CBT within a school alongside the Headmaster together with pastoral care services supporting children with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and defiant behaviour. 
My special interests include depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder in children, adolescents and adults by way of delivering effective treatment.
The best thing about being a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist is working collaboratively with clients towards reaching their goals from therapy. I am passionate about the importance of a therapeutic relationship, which is developed from trust and confidence where individuals can discuss presenting concerns they are experiencing. 
I am proud to be joining the Virgin Care Private team as I believe this provides me with the ideal platform to make a significant contribution to emotional wellbeing services. I’m looking forward to offering CBT evidence-based psychological interventions for children, adolescents and adults.

Mr Raj Saha

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Gynaecology
Biography:
Hello, I'm Raj Saha and I’m a Consultant Gynaecologist and Minimal Access Surgeon, as well as a trainer and teacher. I trained at the North London Deanery and worked at the Teaching Hospital as well busy inner City hospitals in London such as the Royal Free Hospital and Medical School, Whittington and North Middlesex University Hospitals. I completed my Specialist Training in 2006 in London.  Since then I’ve worked as a Specialist and Consultant for over 11 years. Apart from common gynaecological problems I also receive complex problems from other gynaecologists, other specialists and GPs within private hospitals.  
My special interests include period problems, pelvic pain, female cancer prevention, screening and treatment, sexual health, contraception and gynaecological ultrasound, colposcopy, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.
The best thing about being a doctor is that I can contribute and play a role to help my patients to address their problems and support them to get better. I am passionate about keeping an advanced up to date knowledge, combined with good care and communication, to make a difference to my patients’ gynaecological problems.
I’m going to be joining Virgin Care Private because I feel that we have a great team and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Virgin Care Private Clinic. 

Ms Sukbinder Bilkhu

Job Title:
  Counsellor
Specialisations:
  Psychology
Biography:

Hello, I'm Dr Sukbinder Bilkhu and I’m a Clinical Psychologist. I trained at The University of Staffordshire in 2008. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years across many specialisms, working with children, adolescents and adults with severe or enduring mental health problems.

My special interests include self-harm, developmental trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, relationship and attachment difficulties.  

The best thing about being a clinical psychologist is being able to utilise my knowledge and skills to help a person or family experiencing difficulties reach their desired goal, within our therapeutic relationship and work.  I really enjoy seeing the people develop more adaptive ways of coping with their difficulties and lead a life that is more meaningful and worth living. I am passionate about the role psychologists can have in helping people with mental health problems.

I’m excited to be joining Virgin Care Private in Birmingham because of the great skill set this team has to offer people requiring our service. I’m looking forward to working alongside other professionals at Virgin Care Private, so that we can make a real difference in a person’s life.

Mr Van Patel

Job Title:
  Dietician
Specialisations:
  Dietetics (Nutrition)
Biography:
Hello, I'm Van Patel and I’m a specialist dietitian. I trained at the University of North London and completed my dietetic training at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. Since then I’ve worked as a dietitian in a variety of settings in London and the Midlands. I currently work as a Specialist Weight Management/Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Dietitian at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.
My special interests include Weight management, Bariatric Surgery, and Health and Wellbeing through lifestyle and behaviour modification to prevent disease. 
The best thing about being a Dietitian is following the client journey, empowering them to build a healthy relationship with food to overcome fears and helping them transform both physically and mentally. My mantra is “It’s not what you eat it’s about why you eat!”
I am passionate about self–development, fitness and health and a firm believer in a positive mind set. 
I’m delighted and honoured to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because it’s an innovative and friendly practice. I’m looking forward to working as part of the team, providing an evidence based practice to meet your personal health goals.

Mr Wadhwa Vivek

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Urology, Urological Surgery
Biography:
Hello I’m Wadhwa Vivek and I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon and honorary senior lecturer to Virgin Care Private. I also work at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Birmingham Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals). I qualified from the University of Manchester (MB CHB Hons). I trained in the North West, London and completed my higher urological training on the West Midlands Higher Urological Specialist Training Rotation.  I was born and raised in the West Midlands. I have published widely and presented at numerous national and international meetings. I have been awarded the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer from the University of Birmingham.
My special interests include general, cancer (prostate including raised PSA & prostate biopsies; kidney, bladder including blood in the urine;  testicular), kidney stones, and prostate / bladder problems including TURP/ Green Light Laser & Urolift for enlarged prostate & dermal injections for overactivity, urinary tract infections, male infertility, penile-scrotal surgery including circumcision and vasectomy, and erectile dysfunction. 
The best thing about being a Consultant Urological Surgeon is being able to put my patients first, listen to my patients and give them sufficient information to make an informed decision, using the latest evidence available.  I also really enjoy providing new services including minimally invasive urolift for prostatic obstruction symptoms and developing a provision for template and MRI/USS fusion prostate biopsies. I regularly give talks to GPs and local support groups. I regularly write urological articles for newspapers including, the Daily Express and Daily Telegraph.
I’m excited to be joining the Virgin Care Private team because it is enthusiastic and keen to promote all aspects of patients care. I’m looking forward to working in an environment which can offer the best care for my patients.
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