Our team is the first of its kind in the UK

We are a team of experts with a wide range of specialities and many years of experience. We have come together to provide you with the best evidence-based care possible.

Brought to you by Plant-Based Health Professionals

We are a recognised C.I.C (Community Interest Company). As a social enterprise, any profits will be used to benefit the wider community.

Our mission

At PBHO our mission is to help you reach your best health in the easiest way possible. We aim to achieve this by supporting you through simple but evidence-based lifestyle changes.

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Our 3 core values are:

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Lifestyle first

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Compassionate care

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Working together

Our founders

Dr Laura Freeman, UK online health service

Dr Laura Freeman
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG CCFP, Dip IBLM/BSLM
Medical Director and Co-founder

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Dr Laura Freeman obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. She completed her vocational training in General Practice in Manchester in 2011. Between May 2012 and May 2019, after attaining full accreditation from the Medical Council of Canada, Dr Freeman ran her own Family Medicine practice in midtown Toronto, taught medical students at the University of Toronto and worked with the MedicalCouncil of Canada as an examiner for International Medical Graduates.

Both within and outside of her General Practice, Dr Freeman has developed a strong interest for plant based nutrition and optimising health through lifestyle choices. In 2019, Dr Freeman became a diplomat of the International Board for Lifestyle Medicine. In her position as Medical Director, she leads a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in a first of its kind, online plant-based healthcare service.

Her focus is putting her passion in Lifestyle Medicine into practice for her patients and watching the incredible success of their lifestyle interventions.

Dr Freeman has been commended by her colleagues and patients alike for her unwavering calm and kind demeanour, her compassion and care for her patients as well as her sound clinical knowledge, skill and judgment. Her patients have endorsed her input for optimising their diet, prescribing individualised exercise prescriptions, stress management and improving sleep habits.

Dr Laura Freeman is certified as a CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) Practitioner. She is also on the advisory board for Plant-based health professionals UK and is a course tutor for the UK’s first ever online plant-based nutrition course at Winchester University. She runs regular health workshops and ‘Walk with a Doc’ walking groups in her community.

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Dr Shireen Kassam
MBBS, FRCPATH, PHD, DipIBLM
Co-founder

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Shireen is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). She is also passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer.

She qualified as a medical doctor in 2000, initially training in general medicine, and gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP; 2003). She then specialised in Haematology and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath; 2008). During training, she took time out to undertake a PhD (University of London, 2011). Her research investigated the role of selenium, an essential micronutrient, in sensitising cancer cells to chemotherapy. She was able to show that supra-nutritional doses of selenium could enhance the action of chemotherapy in the laboratory. She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of lymphoma.

Shireen discovered the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease in 2013 and since then has been following a whole food plant-based diet. She has immersed herself in the science of nutrition and health, reading scientific papers and books, attending nutrition conferences and completing recognised continuing professional development activities to keep up to date in the field. She has completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition and in 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. With her medical and scientific training, Shireen is uniquely placed to interpret nutritional data and incorporate the latest findings into daily medical practice.

Shireen founded Plant-based health professionals UK in 2017. Since then she has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Plant-Based Nutrition at Winchester University with the aim of producing high quality educational material and courses. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is also a certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner. She is also a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Vegan Society. Her work has been published by The Times, Mirror, Metro, Plant Based News and BBC food.

Our team

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Dr Laura Freeman

GP & Lifestyle Medicine Physician

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Dr Laura Freeman MBChB MRCGP CCFP Dip IBLM/BSLM

Medical Director and Co-Founder

CQC Registered Manager

GP & Lifestyle Medicine Doctor

Special interest in cancer, thyroid and autoimmune disorders.

 

Dr Laura Freeman obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and qualified as a GP in 2011. Between May 2012 and May 2019, after attaining full accreditation from the Medical Council of Canada, she ran her own Family Medicine practice in midtown Toronto, taught medical students at the University of Toronto and worked with the Medical Council of Canada as an examiner for International Medical Graduates.

Both within and outside of her General Practice, Dr Freeman has developed a strong interest for plant based nutrition and optimising health through lifestyle choices. In 2019, she completed the Harvard Medical School Lifestyle Medicine course and passed the International Board Exam for Lifestyle Medicine. Her focus is putting her passion in Lifestyle Medicine into practice for her patients and watching the incredible success. She is a course tutor for the UK’s first course in plant-based nutrition and sustainable diets (University of Winchester).

Dr Laura Freeman has a special interest in cancer, thyroid and autoimmune disorders. She is a certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner. She runs regular health workshops and ‘Walk with a Doc’ walking groups in her community.

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Lisa Simon

Registered Dietitian

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Lisa Simon RD Ba (Hons), Bsc (Hons)

Registered Dietitian

Special interest in digestive health and fertility

Seeing patients worldwide excluding USA/Canada

 

Lisa studied Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at Cardiff Metropolitan University for four years, before graduating with first class honours in 2014. Her clinical experience in the NHS includes providing care to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Lisa began her career working in Morriston Hospital in Swansea. After a year of working with patients with a wide range of clinical conditions, she took up a rotational post at the University Hospital of Wales, where she worked in neurology, cardiology and respiratory. She then took up a specialist post in critical care in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, before specialising in gastroenterology in 2016. Lisa continues to run weekly gastroenterology clinics virtually for the NHS.

In 2019, Lisa completed the UK’s first plant based nutrition and sustainable diets course (Winchester University) and has since gained extensive experience in the field of plant based nutrition. Her special area of interest is male and female fertility and she has developed a strong passion for providing evidence-based, patient centred care in her areas of expertise. She takes a professional but non judgemental approach to offer her patients a truly individualised and holistic treatment plan.

Lisa is registered with WPA.

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Dr Sundhya Raman

Lifestyle medicine physician
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Dr Sundhya Raman BSc (hons) MBBS DPhil (Oxon) Dipl IBLM/BSLM

Special interest in management of type 2 diabetes

Dr Sundhya Raman has a degree in Pharmacology & Physiology, a Medical degree from Guys, King’s and St Thomas’s, London, a PhD in Genetics & Epigenetics from Oxford University and is a qualified Lifestyle Medicine physician with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine/British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM/BSLM)

Dr Raman qualified as a medical doctor in 2007. Since then she has worked in a broad range of clinical specialties including acute and general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and infectious diseases.

Prior to working as a doctor Dr Raman completed her PhD (D.Phil) at Oxford University in Genetics/Epigenetics. She has worked with well known scientists in labs around the world including Cancer Genetics at Yale University (USA), Chemotherapy drug modelling at Sydney University (Australia), and Alzheimers’ cellular physiology at the Wolfson Centre in London.

She has always considered suboptimal lifestyle factors to be the underlying driver to most chronic illness and unnecessary suffering. She has therefore taken a keen interest in the evolving evidence base for lifestyle medicine throughout her working life, and has regularly seen first hand the extraordinary benefits that can be attained through implementation of a holistic lifestyle approach.

Our partners

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Mr Amit Shah

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Mr. Shah qualified for his medical degree in 1988 and achieved his Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters degree in 1991. He was admitted as a full member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2004. He has since practiced as a Consultant and Clinical Lead at the Homerton Fertility Centre where he established one of the most successful IVF clinics, providing excellent patient care alongside a first class junior doctor training programme. After 25 years of commitment to the NHS, Mr Shah now works exclusively privately and remains involved with research and development of science. He was invited to the fellowship at the RCOG in 2016.

Mr Shah trained as a fertility specialist in India, as well as the UK, and has since practiced in the USA, Germany and the UK. He has a major interest in treating egg donor IVF, surrogacy and sperm donation treatments in addition to fertility treatments and fertility preserving surgeries, including treatment of endometriosis and assisted conception and egg freezing. He has introduced challenging new techniques in egg freezing and in genetic screening of embryos. Using extensive technology he has been able to identify complex causes of failure of fertility treatments and improve success rates.

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Mr Anil Gudi

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Mr. Gudi qualified for his medical degree in 1990. He was admitted as a full member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1999 and became qualified as a Consultant Gynaecologist in 2005.
He trained in the field of fertility medicine and carried out extensive research at Bombay Hospital in India and the Homerton Hospital in London. Mr Gudi has been the HFEA Person Responsible and Lead Clinician at the Homerton Fertility Centre over the last 4 years.

He specialises in assisted conception techniques, fertility preserving, keyhole surgeries, endometriosis and all aspects of fertility treatments. He has done extensive research in polycystic ovarian syndrome in the UK and in the asian population in India.

In the past few years he has demonstrated new challenging techniques in treating women with multiple failed cycles, genetic screening of embryos and pregnancies through egg freezing. He has been instrumental in introducing new stimulation protocols and tailoring treatments specific to each patient.

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Fertility Plus

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Fertility Plus is a leading private fertility and IVF clinic based on Harley Street, London, dedicated to offering couples and individuals the best chance of conception in a supportive, caring and confidential environment. We believe your care is paramount and at our fertility clinic, we ensure that every patient receives personalized care throughout.

Whether it be natural or assisted conception, fertility plus clinic offer a range of fertility treatments including egg freezing, egg donation, donor sperm, IVF, IUI and other treatment options.

If you are experiencing problems with fertility please contact our fertility and IVF clinic and our team of fertility specialists will help you on your journey to becoming pregnant.

fertilityplus.org.uk

Our partnerships and aligned organisations

Care Quality Commission
British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The Vegan Kind Supermarket
YesToLife
Chartwell Cancer Trust
Planty.uk

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