Dr Atif Ghaffar, Private GP

Dr Atif Ghaffar MBBS, MRCGP

Private GP

MBBS, MRCGP

Areas of expertise

  • Holistic approach, taking into account nutrition, lifestyle, mental and spiritual wellbeing
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory medicine
  • Mental health
  • Men’s health
  • Obesity and pain management

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  • byDr Krupa Parmar, GP

    Dr Atif Ghaffar is an experienced private and NHS GP who delivers great care.

  • byDr Krupa Parmar, GP

    Dr Atif Ghaffar is an experienced private and NHS GP who delivers great care.

  • Address

  • Home and corporate visits

    85-3 Cemetery Rd, Cannock, GB, WS11 5QH

  • Home and corporate visits

    Edgbaston, Birmingham, GB, B15 2UR

  • Home and corporate visits

    Harborne, Birmingham, GB, B17 9TJ

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    A5127 Trent Valley Rd, Lichfield, GB, WS13 6EF

  • Home and corporate visits

    Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, GB, B74 3AJ

  • Home and corporate visits

    Moseley, Birmingham, GB, B13 8HJ

  • Home and corporate visits

    65 Westwood Rd, Sutton Coldfield, GB, B73 6UP

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    Homer Rd,, Solihull, GB, B91 3GJ

  • Home and corporate visits

    Bolebridge St, Tamworth, GB, B79 7PA

  • Home and corporate visits

    2 - 4 St. Pauls St, Walsall, GB, WS1 1NN

  • Home and corporate visits

    26 Queen St, Wolverhampton, GB, WV1 3JW

  • About Dr Atif Ghaffar

    GMC number: 4568023

    Year qualified: 1998

    Place of primary qualification: University of Birmingham

    Dr Ghaffar graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1998. He joined GPDQ in 2018 as a Private General Practitioner - visiting and video consulting. He is a co-founder of EffectiveConsulting.net, creators of high quality audiovisual content for medical education and professional development.

    He gained membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 2004. His area of clinical interest includes cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, mental health, men’s health, obesity and pain management.

    He is father of four and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

    Areas of expertise

    • Holistic approach, taking into account nutrition, lifestyle, mental and spiritual wellbeing
    • Cardiovascular medicine
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Obesity
    • Pain management
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Nutrition and weight management
    • Heart and lung medicine
    • Men’s health

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The vast majority of my NHS work is done in the extended hours hubs in Walsall, the region where I work. Often, these patients struggle to get in to see their own GP. The commonest symptoms are usually respiratory problems and viral infections. Some patients tend to come in with issues to do with their mood issues such as low mood, obesity and struggling to lose weight and chronic pain issues in their back, knees and hips.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I've done an asthma diploma previously, and that's one of my fields of interest. I like dealing with patients to optimise their asthma control. In terms of dealing with aches and pains, I can help reestablish better pain control. I really engage with people who are low in mood, patients suffering with anxiety and depression. Just coming up with more holistic and structured management plans to really get them out of the rut that they feel like they're stuck in. Just to see these patients progress from where they are using practical steps and getting people to function back to some form of normality from where they've come from.

    Obviously, I take a lot more time dealing with patients who are trying to lose weight where nutrition and weight is the problem. A lot of people aren't aware. That's why I'm doing the diploma at the moment. I spend a lot more time trying to help people lose weight healthily.

    For patients with chronic problems, particularly things like diabetes or hypertension, I really try and take a holistic approach using my knowledge in lifestyle medicine rather than just concentrating on drug therapies.

    I'm keen on working out, so I appreciate people who want to maintain their sports and physical activities and the importance of that. I'm a real advocate for physical activity.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I'm quite passionate about stress, anxiety, depression, hypertension, asthma, weight management, COPD and some areas of pain management. These are things I quite enjoy dealing with.

  • Professional memberships

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    Dr Manjit Kaur is a dermatologist who is an academic expert in the field. I have been very impressed listening to her during clinical lectures. Very passionate about the subject. I've referred a lot of patients to her in the past.

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  • Dr Helen Jane Sullivan, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    I knew Dr Helen Sullivan when she used to teach me when I did gynaecology. She is very academic. She is just a brilliant advocate for women's health. She is a fantastic obstetrician.

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    Mr M Jawaid Iqbal is popular among his patients. At a personal level, he's given my family a lot of helpful advice in the past on any kind of orthopaedic problem.

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    Mr Seyed Ashgar Ali operated on my mom's ankle recently. The surgery has been very successful and I was impressed with his advice during follow-up.

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    Mr Suresh Ganta has treated a few of my senior colleagues. Excellent bedside manner. Very, very approachable and very kind and humble as a surgeon.

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    Dr Ravinder Sandhu has a fantastic bedside manner. Very, very gentle. He is very passionate about his field. He is passionate about his patients.

  • Prof. Salman Siddiqui, General (internal) Medicine, Respiratory Medicine

    Prof. Salman Siddiqui is involved a lot of research. He's very, very academic. He's passionate about his patients and very down to earth.

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    Mr Ashvin Pimpalnerkar is very popular with patients. He works for one of the Birmingham football clubs. Excellent bedside manner.

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    Mr Mehboob Mirza has a very kind manner and is a very approachable person. He makes the patients feel at ease.

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    Dr Shahid Nadeem has a very firm, but clear, approach.