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Dr Hugh Trowell (m)


MBBS (London 1988) DRCOG Medal MRCGP FPA Cert, GMC Number: 3280713

I qualified from St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School in 1988 and after house-jobs in Worthing and St. Thomas' I moved to the Island for what I expected to be a 3 year stay, pursuing my GP training in Cowes together with a lot of windsurfing practice. Over 20 years later & I am still here and still windsurfing, though no longer in the depths of winter! I married a girl all the way from Apse Heath and now have four sons who keep me very busy, together with a small menagerie of dogs & cats. I have been with the Sandown practice since 1994 and I still greatly enjoy the job, especially the continuity of care that individual patient lists allow and the wide variety of medicine that general practice offers. I have a keen interest in IT and try to keep ahead of developments here. I am now a GP trainer, supervising registrars in general practice & trying to instil in them my enthusiasm and appreciation of practising a high standard of family medicine.


Dr Gerhard Walters (m)



MBChB (Cape Town 1993) MB ChB DFSRH, GMC Number: 6060038

My wife Elizabeth and I moved to the IOW from East Grinstead, West Sussex in 2006. We are dual citizens of the United Kingdom and the Republic of South Africa. We have no children. Since relocating to the IOW we adopted a cat with the very “original” name of Kitty. Needless to say with all the attention she is getting she thinks she rules the roost! Leisure time is spent gardening, cycling, kayaking and travelling.

I did my pre-graduate medical as well as post graduate GP training in South Africa. With moving to the United Kingdom I also did post graduate UK based GP training, mainly as an introduction to the inner workings of the NHS at primary care level. I have a healthy interest in all disciplines of medicine hence the decision to be a generalist i.e. General Practitioner. I think I would really get bored if I had to restrict myself to one speciality only, having to deal with the same type of pathology on a day in / day out basis. Despite within the practice I am the clinical lead for respiratory (lung) diseases, in particular Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). I offer the following special skills i.e. minor surgery (e.g. excision of skin lesions + “lumps and bumps”, nail removals etc), intra-articular + intra-lesional steroid injections as well as the insertion of sub-dermal implants and intra-uterine devices (coils).

My personal view of a General Practitioners role in current day society is that we are the managers of people’s health risks. In doing so, we are the gate keepers to secondary and tertiary health care. I believe that mutual respect / trust and above all good communication between GP and patient are essential ingredients to function at an optimal level and achieve good outcomes in this regard.&a

Dr David Henderson (m)



MBBS (London 1986) FPC GMC Number: 3123546

Dr Kirsty Bateman (f)

Dr K Bateman

BM (Southampton 2003), DFFP, DCH, MRCGP, GMC Number 6074276

I graduated from Southampton medical school with a distinction in clinical medicine and trained in general practice in Winchester and Twyford. I moved to the Isle of Wight in 2008 to join the practice at Sandown. I am married and have two young sons and as a family we enjoy island life and weekends at the beach.

Dr David Anderson (m)


MA MBBS (London 2001) MRCGP, GMC Number: 6028742

I joined the team in July 2009. It was quite a change for me as before moving to the island I was a doctor in the Army for 10 years. During this time I served in a number of countries including Germany, Cyprus, Iraq and Belize. I am pleased to now have settled in one place - especially on the beautiful Isle of Wight! I studied at Cambridge and then Guys and St Thomas' in London with some hospital training in Portsmouth. I don't yet have a specialist area of interest - I am concentrating on providing the best general care that I can and will look to develop my interests as time goes on. I have a wife and three young children and a lively dog. We all love the outdoor life and the sea - hence our attraction to the Isle of Wight!


Dr Katie Thomas (f)

Dr K Thomas

MBBS, MRCGP, GMC Number: 6160638

I have only recently moved to the Isle of Wight, although I have visited regularly for the last 12 years. My Husband grew up in Shanklin and we have spent many lovely holidays here enjoying the countryside. We have a young daughter and it felt like the perfect time to move so we could all appreciate a more rural and outdoors lifestyle.

I graduated from St Bart’s and the Royal London School of Medicine with a distinction in Clinical Practice. I then worked as a Junior Doctor in Southend and East London. I went on to complete my GP training in Greenwich in Southeast London.

I am passionate about general practice and I am looking forward to joining the enthusiastic team at Sandown Medical centre.


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