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Contact NameDr Michael Cannell
St. Albans AL1 4RL
Phone0203 326 9872
Mobile07801 557923
Fax07017 440990
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I retired as a NHS family doctor at Midway Surgery, St Albans, after almost 25 years, on 31st March 2016 but i still work as an independent private doctor.

I offer nutritional medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture as complementary therapies alongside general medical advice which can include ordering diagnostic tests and making specialist referrals. In 1979, I completed my medical training at the Royal London Hospital, and, in 1998, my initial classical homeopathic training when I gained my registration with the Faculty of Homeopathy. I am on the GMC register (2493495), the register of the Faculty of Homeopathy (Specialist Level- 2002), and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). I undergo annual appraisals and I was re-licenced in August of 2015 as a medical doctor.

I have developed my skills nutritional medicine and I am half way through my MSc course in this discipline at the University of Surrey. I am very interested in all areas and I now attend , monthly, the Biolab medical unit in London

I worked at the Royal London Hospital for Integrative Medicine over fifteen years in the general medical, children's clinics and the rheumatology / musculoskeletal department. My patients have told me that homeopathic approach has been useful with allergies, atopic disorders such as eczema, asthma and hay fever and those with ADHD / Hyperactive and Learning Disorders. Patients have also told me that homeopathy has been helpful in many gastrointestinal disorders and supports the immune system, which assists the fight against infections. Homeopathy has been of help too, in many emotional problems such as anxiety and depression alongside other psychological support.

I have found Acupuncture to be very effective for migraine, tension headaches and many musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatological conditions. In addtion, it can assist in reducing anxiety and tension and some other autonomic nervous conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome etc. In 2008-9, my NHS practice won awards from The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health and from the NHS Alliance for the use of acupunture for chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis. I am registered , with the Hertfordshire PCT, as a 'GP with special interest' in acupuncture.

I have developed my skills nutritional medicine and I am half way through my MSc course in this discipline at the University of Surrey.

I take a general holistic view which includes diet, exercise and emotional well being.

I am registered with the health insurers; BUPA, AXA/PPP and Norwich Union. Please enquire for my current fees. Discounts are made for OAP and for Children. Some additional charges are made for the processing of the insurance claims.

In Hertfordshire, I usually see patients on Thursdays. For Welwyn Garden City patients please contact my receptionist by phoning 0203 326 9872 and for St Albans appointments (held at Bassett Clinic, St Albans) please phone my message facility on 07017 440990 or my mobile 07801 557923 where messages can be left or a text sent. Alternatively, please send me an emal

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I handle medical data/records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality

I only share medical data/ records, when you give me consent, to share with other health practitioners who are involved in providing you care and treatment

I share medical data/ records when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check that the care being provided to you is safe.

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MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MFHom (SpR) BMAS (CoBC) GMC 2493495 Practice location Bassett Clinic Aberfoyle House Stapley Road St Albans AL3 5EP 141 Hollybush Lane Welwyn Garden City Herts AL7 4JS Biolab Medical Unit 9 Weymouth Street London W1W 6DB

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Acupuncture, Holistic Doctor, Homeopaths, Mens Health, Nutrition, Womens Health

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