Summerfield Healthcare Private Consultants

Dr Nawaid Ahmad

Dr Nawaid Ahmad

Respiratory and General Medicine Consultant

Dr Nawaid Ahmad is a Consultant Resipiratory Physician specialising in Diagnoses of Asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis and a sleep diagnostic assessment consultation service. As well as his Private Practice at Summerfield Healthcare he is currently appointed as a consultant at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trust.
A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Ahmad tutors for 4th year medical students at the Keele Medical School, Keele. He is a member of the British Medical Association, British Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society.
Dr Ahmad has developed a community service for patients with chronic lung conditions in the Telford and Wrekin area which has received national recognition through the 'Future Hospital Project' of the Royal College of Physicians. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals as well as presented scientific abstracts at international as well national scientific meetings.
Dr Nawaid Ahmad does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr Nawaid Ahmad does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

Dr Nadeem Akhtar

Dr Nadeem Akhtar

Dr Nadeem Akhtar is a Neurologist based in the Midlands. As well as his own respected practice he has worked with many experienced Neurologists in various teaching University Hospitals and major Neurology centres in the UK including London, Bristol, Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, and Coventry.

Based on this clinical experience, he has written articles to simplify various aspects of clinical diagnosis of neurological conditions whilst introducing the new concept of neurology equations.

Dr Ayman Askari

Dr Ayman Askari

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Askari is experienced in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic conditions.

He has developed a knowledge base on biological agents such as Anti-TNFs as modern therapies for severe Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis and Psoriatic arthritis and in the field of clinical bone and joint disorders, connective tissue diseases, (SLE, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s), muscle disorders and osteoporosis.

Dr Askari's clinical interests:

  • Behcet disease
  • Inflammatory joint disorders
  • Hypermobility and chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia/fatigue
  • Connective tissue disorder

Dr Askari recognises an holistic approach to patient management over treating individual medical targets.

Dr Ayman Askari does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr Ayman Askari does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

Wendy Ballard

Wendy Ballard

Dietician

Wendy qualified as a dietitian in 2004 and has since completed over 15 years working for the NHS.

Wendy has the rare ability within dietetics to be able to advise within both paediatrics and adult dietary issues.

Although Wendy can provide dietary advice on a broad range of conditions, her specialist area is food allergy, in particular cows’ milk allergy in infants and young children, and intolerances within adults.

Keenly sought for her expertise, Wendy has written pathways for cows' milk protein allergy to support GPs and Health Visitors in two NHS Trusts. With her skills in high demand, Wendy has delivered training for GPs, Health Visitors, Nurses, Schools and HM Forces.

Wendy provides private consultations via Summerfield Healthcare in Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. To find out more about how Wendy can help you with your dietary concerns please visit her website www.compassdieteticsconsultancy.com.

Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj

Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj

A consultant psychiatrist on the GMC specialist register in old age psychiatry Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj has special recognition of his experience in dealing with mental illness in the elderly admitted on medical/surgical wards (Liaison Old Age Psychiatry endorsement). Dr Basavaraj works in Cwm Taf University Health Board in South Wales and teaches/trains junior doctors and medical students locally (Cardiff university).

Dr Basavaraj has mastered specialist skills in assessment, diagnosis and medication treatment of dementia, anxiety, depression, phobias and psychotic disorders in the elderly. His approach towards assessing older people is friendly and open. Due to the lack of information and taboo associated with mental illness and dementia Dr Basavaraj believes in a collaborative environment, allowing carers sufficient time to ask questions and express concerns during assessments.

Dr Basavaraj is approved under Section 12(2) of the mental health act 1983 as having special experience in assessment and management of mental disorders. He carries out fitness to drive assessments in conjunction with a psychologist and makes recommendations to DVLA regarding a person’s fitness to drive post diagnosis of dementia. Dr Basavaraj prepares Court of Protection (COP3) documents enabling patients to identify and formalise a Power of Attorney to make decisions about their finances and health.

Dr John Biddulph

Dr John Biddulph

Autism Assessment Specialist

Dr Biddulph adheres to the guidelines issued by NICE regarding diagnosis of autism. He is able to offer diagnostic services for both children and adults in a sensitive, supportive and comprehensive diagnostic assessment process.

For the past 14 years he has been a freelance autism consultant and trainer.

Dr Biddulph is a visiting tutor for a Postgraduate Certificate course in Asperger Syndrome run jointly by the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University and an undergraduate course in Psychology.

He is an external examiner for PhD studies in autism.

Dr. Biddulph has attended and successfully completed a training course in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2 Clinical Reliability. UCL Institute of Child Health. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Dr John Biddulph does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr John Biddulph does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

Dr Andrew Cowley

General Paediatric Consultant

Andrew Cowley is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics joining in 2001. He specialises in all aspects of general paediatrics and looks after children with a variety of general paediatric problems, including respiratory, gastroenterology, allergy , neurology and cardiology complaints.

As well as seeing private patients Dr Cowley is currently a General Paediatric Consultant at the Women and Children's centre in Telford (SATH NHS Trust) a post he took up in 2007, caring for children 4 weeks to 18 years old. However waiting times can be 3-4 times as long to see a paediatrician in the NHS which is why more parents choose to see Andrew. Find our more about Dr. Cowley at his own website Private Paediatrics.

Dr Andrew Cowley does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr Andrew Cowley does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

Mr Andrew Garnham

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon

Mr Andrew Garnham qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1988. He became a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2000, working from New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Specialising in vascular and general procedures, his surgical interests include varicose veins, thoracic outlet and arterial surgery, as well as non-scalpel vasectomies.

At Summerfield Healthcare Mr Garnham provides regular vasectomy clinics and sclerotherapy treatments for vascular patients.

Mr Garnham is a member of the Vascular Society and West Midlands Surgical Society. He has also contributed to national trials on aortic stenting and angioplasty and is currently the West Midlands Vascular Training Programme Director.

Mr Andrew Garnham does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare. He does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Mr Andrew Garnham does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

Dr Srinivas Parapelli

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Srinivas Parapelli is an experienced Consultant Paediatrician who has undertaken additional neurology training to assess and manage children with headaches, fainting episodes, fits and funny turns. He is the lead for Paediatric epilepsy for Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

His paediatric training took place at District General Hospitals including university hospital of North Staffordshire and Peterborough Hospital and Tertiary teaching hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s, Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital.

Prior to moving to the UK in 2002 Dr Parapelli worked in Paediatrics in India for 6 years, developing his clinical knowledge base. Working abroad has given him a wide clinical exposure.

Currently Dr Parapelli runs regular outpatient clinics for general paediatrics, paediatric headaches, syncope (fainting episodes) and epilepsy(fits/seizures) .

Dr Parapelli does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare, nor does he have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Dr Parapelli does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.