Dr Wendy Denning - The Health Doctors
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Dr Wendy Denning


Dr Wendy Denning, who has been named 3 years in a row, in Tatler's top 150 private doctors and who co-presented the very successful TV series - 'The Diet Doctors, Inside and Out '- is a GP with over 25 years experience. She is passionate about and a strong advocate for the Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, serving for 2 years on the GP Steering Group for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Integrated Health and currently serving on the Committee for an Integrated approach to Obstetrics and Gynaecology in this country.

Dr Denning's Philosophy

She believes that good diagnosis is the cornerstone to good medicine and that this is best acheived by listening to the patient,helping them to interprete the body's signs and signals and to understand how the body functions as a whole. By changing just one thing one can often have a profound impact on many aspects of the body functioning.

Her strong foundation in traditional medicine and her extensive training in complementary medicine means that she brings many different strengths to the consultation process.

Frequently she orders tests, both conventional and unconventional, to support her diagnoses and to give her and the patient more information to choose the correct treatment.

She understands that our bodies have an innate capacity to heal themselves given the right conditions, so her treatment plans always aim to support this. Furthermore she acknowledges that each individual is different in how they react to their illnesses and so her treatment programs are individually tailored, including diet and lifestyle advice and often including the use of supplements, herbal medicine, acupuncture, osteopathy and bioidentical hormone therapy.

She is a strong believer in the patient being actively involved in the treatment process. By giving the patient excellent medical advice she believes the patient is then in a position to make informed choices. Her style is then to encourage and motivate the patient to achieve their desired goals.

By changing just one thing one can often have a profound impact on many different systems in the body and the patient's overall health.

Dr Denning's Biography

She trained at University College Hospital Medical School in London and then went on to do her postgraduate training in General Practise in London and Oxford, gaining her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners along the way. She practised in Oxford for a year before emigrating to Vancouver, Canada.

In Vancouver she did research into the Use of Medication in Chronic Pain, studied Sports Medicine and then did 2 years in a Rehabilitation Facility attached to the Workers Compensation Board. Upon passing her exams to become a member of the Canadian College of Family Practitioners she then worked for 7 years in Family Practice in North Vancouver becoming among other things an expert in Menopausal problems.

In the 1990's she trained in Nutritional Medicine in the USA with Dr Alan Gaby and Dr Jonathon Wright and was a member of the American and British Holistic Medical Associations, attending many of their conferences. She also spent 5 months doing volunteer medicine in India and as part of this learnt about Ayruvedic Medicine from a very skilled doctor.

She returned to the UK in the 1998 to look after her father who had terminal cancer and to join the Integrated Medical Centre, the brainchild of Dr Ali. Here she spent 8 years working as a GP using Nutritional Medicine and often the expertise of very skilled complementary practitioners who were at the clinic. During this time she became Board Certified in Chelation and proficient in IV Vitamin and Mineral Therapy through the American College of Advancement of Medicine.

In 2002 she took a weekend training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and became so fascinated that she stayed on and completed a 2 year training in Acupuncture and TCM gaining her Diploma in these in 2004. She subsequently went on to serve on the Steering Committee of the Chinese Medical Institute and Register (CMIR) for 3 years.

Dr Denning has featured regularly in the media for the last 10 years appearing in Vogue, Tatler, In Style, Harpers and Queen, Marie Claire, Red, Grazia and She magazines, cowriting a column for Now magazine for 18 months and Spirit and Destiny for 1 year. As part of this in 2005/2006 she appeared in a very successful prime time TV series on Channel 5 with Vicky Edgson (nutritionist) entitled The Diet Doctors - Inside and Out and along with this they wrote a Best Seller Book - The Diet Doctors - Inside and Out - to accompany it.

In 2007 she created her own clinic The Health Doctors - which combines the best of traditional medicine with complementary medicine.

She lectures regularly to doctors and complementary practitioners on varied subjects from the menopause, thyroid disorders, diabetes, infertility, cardiovascular issues, irritable bowel syndrome, parasites, heavy metal detoxification, Chinese medicine and how to integrate traditional and complementary medicine on a day to day basis. She has also represented GP's on the Department of Health's Select Advisory Group for Cosmetic Surgery.

She is a Member of the American College of Advancement in Medicine, The Royal College of General Practitioners, The Canadian College of Family Practitioners, The College of Medicine, The Independent Doctors Forum and a group that meets to discuss Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy monthly.