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Dr James Hunt

MB BCh MRCGP FRACGP

I gained my Medical Degree in 2002 from Cardiff University after spending my younger years in Devon. I then completed a medical rotation at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and Torbay Hospital, Torquay, working for 5 years in the specialities of Oncology, Haematology, Paediatrics, Cardiology,  Gastroenterology, and Geriatric Medicine. After specialising in General Practice in 2008 I gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners which allowed me to work internationally. I spent 5 years working in Australia expanding my skills to include Obstetric care, Minor Surgery and Tropical Medicine. While in Australia I gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 

 

I now work exclusively in General Practice and enjoy the diverse challenges the field provides. My philosophy is to work alongside patients to allow them to enjoy good health by focusing on lifestyle, sound medical interventions, and personal wellbeing.

Areas of Special Interest

Minor surgery (Excision of skin cancers, moles, cysts, fatty lumps, skin tags. Joint injections)

Diabetes

Paediatrics

Infectious Disease

Additional Information

My time away from work is spent with my wife and 3 children. I enjoy photography, drawing and painting, and travel. 

Posts by Dr James Hunt

22th June 2018

This morning I read the following headline: “Dementia Risk Linked to Some Medicines’.

 

The article on the BBC website cites a newly published study which hints at a potential link between commonly prescribed medications (in this case anticholinergics) and dementia. The study was very large and appears to be... Read more

7th December 2017

Google ‘headache’, and you will very likely convince yourself you have a brain tumour. The list of worrying diagnoses that can cause a headache is staggering. These, however, are the rarities. As unpleasant and annoying headaches can be, the vast majority are safe and best of all treatable. In fact, headache is not even listed as a symptom in the 2015 NICE guidelines on early diagnosis of cancer... Read more

26th September 2016

Anyone with a teenage daughter will be familiar with a relatively new vaccination provided in year 8 at school, which is designed to protect against cancer of the cervix... Read more

5th June 2016

Following on from my last blog regarding the HPV vaccination and how it has benefits for both boys and girls, it is interesting to see that new guidelines... Read more

14th May 2016

Anyone with a teenage daughter will be familiar with a relatively new vaccination provided in year 8 at school, which is designed to protect against... Read more

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