Pencoed Medical Centre

Dr G V Price | Dr J A Crane | Dr G A Preest | Dr O R Thomas | Dr E Garfield

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Dr Gail V Price BA MB BCh - GP Partner 
gail  I was born and bred in Usk, Monmouthshire and attended Caerleon Comprehensive School. I initially did a sports degree at UWIC (formerly S.G.I.H.E), where my main sports were hockey and volleyball. I then entered the Welsh National School of Medicine and qualified in 1988. I continued my sporting interest, playing hockey and spending six weeks working at a prestigious sports medicine clinic in Sydney, Australia. I came to Bridgend in 1989 to train as a GP and was a Registrar at this practice. Despite rumours, I do work full time and I am married with two teenage daughters. My hobbies are running, gym, golf at Southerndown, entertaining, travel - especially to Majorca and our caravan in St Davids - with the odd venture onto the ski slopes. As all mothers know, my car now has a taxi sign and is in constant use.
 
Dr J Anthony Crane BSc MB BS DCH MRCGP Dip (SEM) MSc - GP Partner 
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I went to school in Heolddu Comprehensive, Bargoed and trained at St. George’s Hospital London qualifying in 1992 (along with Harry Hill!) I have been GP trainer for Bridgend GP scheme since 2002 and Educational Supervisor for hospital doctors since 2007. My main special area of interest is Sports & Exercise Medicine having completed a five year Masters Degree in 2009 at Bath University. I am currently club medical officer to Ospreys Rugby having previously been with Treorchy, Bridgend, Celtic Warriors and Welsh Students. I also provide cover for Wales Under 18 & 20s. Outside the practice I enjoy my involvement in rugby as well as keeping fit and recently taken up sea kayaking. Most of all I value my time with my family, especially with my wife and two young sons, who make me laugh every day.

 
Dr Geraint A Preest BSc MB BCh DRCOG FRCGP - GP Partner 
Dr Geraint Preest

After leaving school, I did a 3 year degree at University College Cardiff, where I graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology in 1987. I then went to Medical School in Cardiff and qualified as a Doctor in 1992. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and hold the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (which came in handy when I unexpectedly delivered my second son at home). I have been trained in acupuncture by the British Medical Acupuncture Society. My medical interests include minor surgery and the application of information technology in medical education. I am the prescribing lead for the practice and perform vasectomies for the region at the Pencoed Clinic. I developed this website (so you can blame me if all of the colours clash). As well as General Practice, I also work for the British Medical Journal Group, where I am the primary care Editor for BMJ Onexamination.com - a revision resource for Doctors sitting postgraduate medical exams. I am member of Coeliac UK's Health Advisory Council. I am a Welsh speaker and I'm happy to hold consultations in Welsh. I live in Cardiff with my wife, who is also a Doctor, but is presently a full time mother looking after our 4 children. My hobbies include cycling, playing the guitar, listening to music of all kinds and I love great food (which just about rules out anything I've cooked for myself).

 
Dr Owain R Thomas MB BCh MRCGP - GP Partner 
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Brought up in Cardiff, Dr Thomas trained and qualified at UCL, London. He is married with two children. He is a fluent Welsh speaker and ex Bridgend RFC player. Dr Thomas also works in the specialist cardiology clinic at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
As well as an interest in Heart Failure, Dr Thomas is the Epilepsy & Asthma lead for the practice

 
Dr Eleanor Garfield MB BCh DRCOG DFFP MRCGP - GP Partner 
Dr Eleanor Garfield I was brought up in Maesteg and did my GP training at Pencoed Medical Centre. I am married with two daughters.
My medical interests include gynaecology, contraception, family planning and child health.
My hobbies include skiing, shopping and good food!
 
Dr Emma Atkinson BA (Hons) MB BChir (Cantab) MA DFSRH DRCOG MRCGP - Salaried GP
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I was brought up in the Bridgend area where I lived until beginning my medical degree in Cambridge, qualifying in 2005. After qualifying my husband (from Pencoed) and I continued to live and work in Cambridge until we came home in 2012 to have our family.  We now have 2 boys who keep us very busy. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice but have done some extra qualifications in women’s health. My hobbies include swimming, cycling and going to the cinema-grandparents/babysitters permitting! I am delighted to have joined the team at Pencoed and Llanharan and look forward to meeting you.

   
GP Registrars
reg  "Registrars" are fully qualified Doctors who are undertaking further postgraduate training in General Practice. The practice is approved as a training practice. There are usually two young fully qualified doctors from the local hospital attached to the practice for less than a year, who are in the process of specialising in primary health care. You may request or be offered appointments with them as well as regular partners and they assist with home visits and clinics. The practice may be inspected by other doctors for the purpose of accreditation for training. This may involve inspection of medical records by other doctors. It may, sometimes, be necessary to videotape consultations with the registrar. The tape would be used for the purposes of training and would only be seen by doctors and personnel who have access to NHS records. We would not videotape any consultation without informing you beforehand and obtaining your consent.