Dr Kevin G VernonBM MRCGP DRCOG 1994 SouthamptonQualified from Southampton in 1994 and trained locally in QA until 2000, when I joined the practice as a registrar. I joined as a partner two years later and mainly looked after the patients at our Branch surgery in Chichester Road until the two surgeries merged when Lake Road was redeveloped. I enjoy all aspects of general practice. I am married to Sue and have one daughter, Emma. Outside of work I enjoy walking with a playful (i.e. misbehaving) dog called Skye.
Dr Joe ShimbartMRCGP BMBS BMedSciI completed my medical degree in Nottingham and then went on to General Practice training in Derbyshire before returning to the area. I am originally from the Portsmouth area and my family has had links to Portsmouth for many years. My main interest outside of work currently is building my house. This is quite a large project though I also enjoy playing badminton and, when time allows, landscape photography. Driving is another hobby, though is taking a backseat currently until I finish self-building.
Dr Caroline DunnMBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOGI qualified in London in 2008 and then worked for a while in London and Chichester. I did my general practice training in Portsmouth which is where I wanted to settle. Lake Road has the benefits of looking after a broad population from all over the island as well as operating named patient lists to help provide continuity of care. I am a trainer for the GP registrars who come to the surgery. At home my husband and I have a young daughter who keeps us on our toes .
Dr Sudar RajamanickamMBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFRSHI graduated from medical school in 2001. I trained locally and was a GP Registrar at Lake Road Practice in 2008. I became a fully-fledged General Practitioner in 2009 and have been working as a GP in different practices since before settling back at Lake Road. I am married to Ravi. We are blessed with two lovely daughters. Family takes most of my leisure time, but when I do find some time, I enjoy cooking and baking. I also enjoy gardening, particularly growing a variety of vegetables
Dr Natalie Devall MBBS BSc MRCGP 2005 LONDONI qualified in the north before moving down to the beautiful Hampshire coast to complete my training. I worked as a salaried doctor for the partnership for two years before becoming a partner in 2016. I have a keen interest in education and am currently an F2 trainer. I have two young children and a chocolate Labrador. I spend my free time enjoying the coast with our family, enjoying my garden and renovating furniture when I have a moment spare.
Dr Vivek ShrivastvaMBBS BSc MRCGP MRCP DPD 2005 LONDONI qualified as a doctor from Kings College London in 2005, before completing my training in Brighton and then Poole. I had always wanted to be a doctor and am pleased to have finally relocated on the south coast, where I grew up. My clinical interests include dermatology and minor surgery. I live locally with my wife and two children and when I’m not running round after them I can be spotted at local auctions scouting for antiques or burning food on the barbecue.
Dr Francesco Negro MBBS (Italy), MRCGP (UK), Diploma Med Ac (BMAS)
Born in Italy and have lived in England for the past 25 years. I have a dual citizenship (Italian and British). Fluent in English, Italian, French and have a basic knowledge of Spanish. I worked as a hospital doctor and as a GP in the Isle of Wight and previously worked in the Bristol area; Manchester and Leeds for a short while. I have been a GP in Portsmouth since 2003 and was previously a partner at Queen's Road Surgery (now closed) and Hanway Group Practice (now part of Portsdown Group). I have a special interest in manual and electric acupuncture which I mostly use in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. I achieved the BMAS Diploma in medical acupuncture in 2016. When time allows, I enjoy sailing and am a keen chess player, who also likes travelling abroad.
Dr Anthea Norman BMBS MRCGP, DRCOG Nottingham 1991Having grown up in Waterlooville, I returned to Portsmouth for the vocational GP course as my husband joined the Navy. I have worked at John Pounds Medical Centre since 2002 with an 19 month stint in Cyprus when offered a family posting there.
Dr Jim Riches MBChB MA BA MRCGP 2014 Swansea
Originally from The Wirral, I worked as a teacher and researcher in Liverpool and London before studying medicine in Wales. I moved to sunny Southsea in 2014 to join my partner who works in the Royal Navy and trained at Portsmouth and Chichester hospitals before qualifying as a GP. I also work as Programme Director for GP Training in Coastal West Sussex and supervise trainees in the practice. My interests include Everton FC, railways and my two French Bulldogs, Alfie and Betty.