About

How do you navigate conflicting information about health and decide what will help you recover from illness, increase your energy, and keep you healthy?

After 14 years practising medicine, I believe a new approach to achieving and maintaining health is necessary. Rather than suppressing symptoms, I focus on finding the root cause of disease.

I believe that lifestyle and nutrition are the keys to good health. I want to help people like you take control of your health and simplify your approach to making healthy choices.

These are the four pillars of good health that I discuss in my forthcoming free ebook:

  1. Eat well
  2. Move well
  3. Sleep well
  4. Rest well

Making changes in these areas is simple, but not easy.

After qualifying from Edinburgh University Medical School in 2001, I spent my first six years in hospital medicine. I completed my internal medicine examinations gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.

However, I soon realised that my passion lay in connecting with people and building relationships, so I made the decision to move to General Practice. I didn’t want to spend my whole career seeing problems in one single specialty. To me, the whole body is connected and so it was a natural decision for me to move to General Practice.

Within a few years, it became clear to me that I was only really helping about 20% of the patients that were coming in to see me. This left me feeling confused and frustrated.

I began looking for solutions.

I soon became aware of where the gaps in my training were. For acute problems such as trauma, infections or catastrophic events like heart attacks, my medical training from Edinburgh University Medical School was superb.

However, for the majority of problems that I saw day to day – headaches, joint pain, gut problems, indigestion, weight gain, stress, diabetes and skin problems – I realised that my training was lacking in certain areas.

There was a key turning point in my life when my son was six months old. He nearly died from a preventable vitamin deficiency. Modern medicine saved his life but taught me nothing in terms of how to prevent the long-term complications from his condition.

I immersed myself in nutritional science and came across new research that was not being utilised in conventional medical care. We were practising a type of medicine suitable for acute care but not as relevant for the new epidemic of chronic lifestyle-driven conditions.

Since then, I have studied Movement Science, Stress Reduction, Ancestral Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine. I have also completed a BSc Honours Degree in Immunology. This has proven invaluable in navigating the exciting new field of mucosal health and the gut microbiome.

I currently work as an NHS GP in Oldham where I look after a deprived and socially isolated patient population. I also work privately one day per week where I see patients for 60–90 minutes so that I can delve deeper into what is causing their problem. When I see patients today, I use a hybrid approach, integrating all of my experience and research from these different areas. I also draw from my personal experience both as a father and caring for my own father who was ill for 15 years.

Every patient is unique. I advocate for personalised medicine specific to the individual. However, I believe lifestyle and nutrition are always the bedrock upon which all chronic medical management should be founded.

Dr.Chatterjee — MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP

Testimonials

“Dr Chatterjee has transformed how I function each day which has had positive benefits in all aspects of my lifestyle. Previously I would have described myself as a fairly typical mid to late thirties guy who thought he had a relatively healthy way of life. I thought I was doing ok and making healthy decisions but I now realise I was making a lot of poorly informed choices that were actually completely undermining what I was trying to do. ” LF
“For over 10 years I have been managing back pain with quick fix solutions. Since I started working with Rangan, he has helped me get to the root cause, kick the anti-inflammatories, as well as fixing my stomach in the process. My energy, alertness and performance throughout the day have dramatically improved and I am now back on track with a pain free life. Rangan’s blood tests are also an essential part of personal preservation and getting the most out of your body.” Warren Smith, Ski Coach