Regis Medical Centre
caring for the community
Dr David Collier
(male) MB ChB Birmingham 1978 DCH DRCOG FRCGP
I joined RMC in 1984, having trained in Birmingham and Bromsgrove. I spent 2 years in Zululand in rural hospitals before coming to Rowley Regis. Apart from working at RMC - I'm now 3/4 part time, I have no other medical jobs, but seem to spend most of my time either in the garden or in my garage. Sue (my wife) and I moved to Worcestershire in 2008 and now keep chickens and have an Abyssinian cat who roams in our large garden. I've always been interested in old cars - particularly veteran cars made before 1918. I'm lucky to own a 1900 De Dion which looks like a motorised pram! I'm also lucky to be married to another Dr Collier - Sue who works at Warley Medical Centre.
Dr David Hamilton
(male) MB ChB Birmingham 1987 DCH DRCOG MRCGP
I joined the practice in 1991 after an intense interview that was almost as nerve racking as my driving test. I trained at Birmingham and on the Sandwell GP scheme, and I completed a year as a registrar in Tipton. In the practice I have particular responsibilities for the computer system, and confidentiality and child protection. Outside of work I most enjoy sailing, walking and playing sport.
Dr Virginia Cornish
(female) MBBS London 1988 MRCGP
I joined RMC in 1992. I grew up in Birmingham where my Dad was a GP at The Swan Medical Centre in South Yardley. I was attracted to the sights and sounds of London and spent some happy years training at University College and The Middlesex Medical School in the West End. I enjoyed playing my saxophone in various bands and shows. I trained to be a GP in Edgware in North London and then looked for a partnership back in the Midlands. I arrived to work as a locum at RMC in September 1992 and have been here ever since! I have responsibility for diabetes and kidney care and complaints. I still play the saxophone when time allows, and with my husband and son, Richard and Nathan, enjoy going to concerts, especially if Nathan is blowing his trombone.
Dr Simon Mitchell
(male) MBBS London 1990 DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified at St Georges Hospital, London in 1990 following which I joined the Army. After seven years I left the army and came to Regis Medical Centre, taking over from the retiring Jas Modi. I am the lead partner within the practice for Heart Failure and asthma. My main interest is in Practice Management and I have the lead role for running the business at the practice. I have been working at the Primary Care trust for the last 2 years developing quality standards for hospitals and working on the Right Care Right Here projects. I will be spending more time at the practice in future. My main hobbies are eating out, running and occasionally playing the guitar.
Dr Joanne Lennie
(female) MB ChB Birmingham 1987 MRCGP
I joined RMC in 2004. I trained at Birmingham Medical School and completed my General Practice training in Worcestershire. I worked at a practice in Droitwich for several years before finally settling back in the West Midlands. I have clinical responsibilities for COPD, women’s health and sexual health services. I have management responsibilities for our large nursing team and I am particularly interested in improving access to General Practice for its patients. My husband, Russell, has worked at Rowley Regis Hospital for many years, as a dentist for patients with special needs. Most of my time outside work is spent with Russell and my 3 children, Fran, Gus and Meg. We enjoy walking our beautiful Otterhound, Infidel, and when time allows I enjoy cooking, cycling and motorcycling.
Dr Mark Padley
(male) MBBS Nottingham 1997 MRCGP DRCOG
I trained in Nottingham after being a lifelong Forrest fan. Since qualification in 1997 I have worked in Lincoln and Birmingham doing Hospital Medicine before changing my mind and starting on a career path towards General Practice and the Black Country. I did my General Practice training at Sandwell and Dudley hospitals before starting as a registrar at Regis Medical Centre. I have remained here ever since and am now a partner. I have developed a clinical interest in depression and mental well being and have a specialist qualification in substance misuse treatment. I currently work 3/4 time in the practice and the rest of my time is spent treating and developing services for Sandwell patients with problems with substance misuse. Otside of work my time is spent looking after my 2 young children and when time permitts watching cricket, playing golf and holidaying at Centreparcs.
Dr Abdul Tabassum
Dr Johanna Bergin
(female) MBChB Birmingham 2003 DRCOG DFFP nMRCGP PGdipENT
I joined the practice in September 2008. I trained at Birmingham University and then went onto the Worcester GP Scheme. I completed my registrar year in Droitwich before finally moving to Rowley Regis. My main interests within the practice are with ear, nose and throat conditions aswell as family planning. Outside of work I enjoy walking, attending the gym, playing the violin and spending time with family and friends.