We call ourselves, the Family Practice. It does not sound very original but it sums up our conviction about good medical care. We want to help you care for your whole family – which may just be you, or a dozen others. We believe good medicine should look after the whole person – body, soul and spirit – and that it should be long term – your whole life. All too often medical treatment means just fixing a broken leg, or a rash but to be effective it needs to be much more. So much sickness is not apparent on an examination or a test. Take depression for example. It can be an inner sense of sadness, loss of energy and motivation or irritation affecting sleep, work and our most important relationships. Not facing what is happening to us can be immensely damaging but it may also be readily treatable. We never want to be too busy to listen.