Dr Asim Farooq studied Medicine at Kings College, London. He then worked in various hospitals gaining experience in a number of clinical areas until he became a GP. Dr Farooq has also worked in Accident and Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and care for the elderly. He has also co-authored a book about diabetes.
Dr Asim Farooq was born in Surrey and raised in Sussex where he attended boarding school, Brighton College, after which he went on to study Medicine at Kings College, London.
After graduating he worked in various hospitals gaining experience in a number of clinical areas until he joined the GP training scheme and worked as an SHO in Accident and Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and care for the elderly.
His interest in diabetes management has lead him to co-author a book and attend various advanced level courses which permits him to initiate insulin and injectable therapies. He has also assisted in setting up and managing an excellent diabetes management service alongside two specialist nurses in Croydon.
“Combining IT, media and healthcare, has allowed me to better deliver and inform a whole range of people about various health issues; a large part of this involves homing in on listening skills. This is the first part of understanding what’s wrong with the patient.”
His GP work has lead him to work in various GP surgeries across London, always one to give back into the community, he appears regularly on various media platforms such as TV and radio, discussing various health issues, and has offered his services to prisons and refugee centres in London.
Happily married to a GP he has 3 wonderful children. A fit and active doctor, he spends his spare time representing Croydon in the tennis and table tennis leagues.