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    • Meet The Staff
      Meet our Doctors and Nurses here at Riverside Health Centre

    Doctors

    Dr. Michael T H Ho

    (Male– Riverside Senior Managing Partner) Bmed.Sci (Hons) BM, BS - Dr. Ho joined the practice 11 years ago. He is Medical Lead for Bassetlaw Hospice and is part of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group. He offers a full general practice service and has developed a specialist interest in Coronary Heart Disease and ENT.

    Dr. Daniel Garcia- Novoa

    (Male– Riverside Partner) LMS - Dr Novoa joined the practice in February 2004. He provides a full general practice service to his patients and he is qualified as a GPwSI in Drug Misuse and is the  Practice’s Child Protection Lead.

    Dr. Kartik Gopidas

    (Male– Riverside Partner) MRCGP, DFFP - Dr Gopidas joined the practice in April 2008. He provides full general practice services and has a specialist interest in Diabetes.

    Dr. Eric Kelly

    (Male – Riverside Partner) MRCGP, MRCP, BSC (Hons) MBCHB (Hons) - Dr. Kelly joined the practice in June 2017, he provides full general practice services and specialises in dermatology, minor surgery, cryotherapy, and pediatrics. He is also Chair of Bassetlaw CCG.

    Dr. Helen Kirby-Blount

    (Female)  MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP - Dr Kirby first joined the practice as a registrar in 2011. She began working at the practice as a salaried GP in 2015. She is the clinical lead for learning disabilities and she is currently involved in writing revision guides for GP Trainees to help them pass their clinical exams.

    Dr. Polly Backhouse

    (Female) MBBS, MRCGP - Dr. Polly Backhouse joined the practice in January 2017 having relocated from the Northeast. She is the Learning Disability Lead for the practice, and offers a full general practice service.

    Dr. Leke Asong

    (Male) MD, MRCGP - Dr Leke Asong joined the practice in April 2017. He uses a wholistic approach to health, with focus on diet and lifestyle intervention. He has a special interest in nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal disorders.

    Registrars

    Dr. Muhammad Virk

    (Male) – Dr. Virk joined us in August 2017 and will be with us until July 2018 to complete his final year of training.

    Nurse Practitioners

    Patricia Jarvis

    (Female) Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Patricia Jarvis joined the practice in February 2015. She provides reviews for acute and minor illnesses on a daily basis. She has a special interest in respiratory care and holds a clinic once a week for diagnosing respiratory conditions and optimising inhaled treatment.

    In her leisure time she enjoys hiking and walking with friends and family, she also loves shopping outings with her daughter.

    Karen Marriott

    (Female) Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Karen joined the practice in July 2016. She sees patients for chronic disease reviews, acute and minor illnesses and has a special interest in diabetes and cardiology. In her leisure, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing and spending time with her family.

    Nursing Staff

    Sue Jackson

    RGN, Nurse Prescriber – Specialist nurse in the treatment of diabetes and coronary heart disease and general treatment room.

    Mandy Utley

    (RGN) Specialising in diabetes, asthma, ear care and general treatment room.

    Sarah Holt

    Sarah joined the practice in January 2016. Her previous experience was gained from community nursing. She focuses on wound care, general treatment room and holds clinics for Hypertension and CKD. In her spare time Sarah is a member of two netball clubs, enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with friends and family.

    Ditta Hopkinson-Keizer

    (RGN) – Experienced A&E nurse, providing general treatment room checks.

    Jayne Lindsay

    RGN - Jayne joined the practice in August 2017 and has been qualified for 9 years. She has always worked within a GP setting and carries out many activities within her role including vaccinations, childhood immunisations, travel clinics, woundcare and chronic disease reviews (just to name a few.)

    In her spare time, she enjoys being with friends and family, cycling, eating out and walking her Pug!

    Viki Tomlinson

    HCA - Viki’s Health Care Assistant duties involve phlebotomy, blood pressure checks, ECG’s, biometric measurements for chronic disease reviews, flu vaccinations and healthy heart checks.

    Andy Duddles

    HCA, NVQ Level 3 Health Care – Andy’s Health Care Support Worker duties include phlebotomy, INR testing, blood pressure checks, ECG’s, dressings, flu/pneumococcal vaccinations and Healthy Heart Checks.

     

    Leanne Whitehead

    (HCA) - Leanne joined the practice in April 2017. She specialises in spirometry, phlebotomy and conducting health checks.

    Leadership Team