|Dr Asif Firfirey|
I completed my medical training at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and my internship in the rural town of Umtata in the Transkei, which is in the Eastern Cape Province. After working for four years as a GP in a busy inner city practice as well as a branch surgery consisting of a converted shack in an informal settlement, I got married and we decided to move to the UK.
I initially worked as a Senior House Officer in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, completing posts in General Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, before joining the GP training scheme in Scarborough. My training included rotations in A+E, psychiatry and an innovative post in musculoskeletal medicine.
I started working as a salaried GP at Eastfield Medical Centre in January 2007.
I am very interested in musculoskeletal medicine in primary care, as well as conditions related to sports and exercise. In the practice I am the IT lead and I am also involved in undergraduate training, with regular teaching sessions in mental health, child health and General Practice for medical students. I am also the practice commissioning lead and represent the practice on the Scarborough Clinical Commissioning Group.
Away from work, I tend my vegetable patch, as well as spending time with my three sons. I am the local Lifeboat Medical Advisor and also enjoy mixed martial arts.