- Medical Degree: University College London (2004)
- General Medical Council: 6103950
- Hospital Specialty Training: Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology, ENT
- General Practitioner Training: Ilford, Essex
- Areas of Interest: Diabetes, ENT
- Birthplace: London
LinkedIn: Dr Ricky Gondhia
I graduated from University College London Medical School in 2004. As a hospital junior doctor, I rotated around a wide range of medical specialties, including paediatrics, emergency medicine, gynaecology, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine. This gave me a wide range of experience to prepare me for the world of general practice where you need to be a jack of all trades! I can deal with the full range of issues that are encountered in general practice and I have particularly good knowledge in diabetes and ENT.
Since qualifying as a GP, I have always worked as an NHS front-line GP. As well as seeing patients I’ve also had a range of leadership roles, including being a Clinical Lead in my area as well as a Clinical Director for an NHS Trust. I’ve also dabbled in media medicine, and made appearances on BBC News, Radio 5 Live and hosted a Youtube channel called One Click Clinic.
I’m a huge advocate of the NHS, but like our patients, I’ve been frustrated with the increasing difficulty in accessing appointments as well as the short consultation time. Om and I created a Private GP Service to offer convenient first-class healthcare with longer appointments so that both the doctor and the patient would come away from every consultation with a non-rushed and positive experience. I think we succeeded in our aim! Whilst running The Montague Clinic, we also continue to do regular part-time front-line NHS general practice as this provides us with the best framework to keep up to date in our practice.
When the Covid pandemic hit, we, unfortunately, lost the regular footfall for our City Clinic location and had to close our doors to face-to-face consultations. Instead, we started to offer virtual consultations (video and telephone) that our patients have found very convenient. We also became a UK Government listed provider of Covid tests which taught us how to effectively deliver testing services at scale.
At present, one of our most popular medical services is the Covid Recovery Certificate which can enable people to freely travel internationally without doing pre-departure Covid tests if they have recently recovered from Covid.
It’s an exciting time for The Montague Clinic as we’re currently designing new services that will give patients more control over the ordering of investigations such as blood tests and scans, whilst doing this in a safe way that is overseen by a doctor. Watch this space!