Dr Asim Farooq was born in Surrey and raised in Sussex where he attended boarding school at Brighton College. After this, he went on to study medicine at Kings College, London. After graduating, he worked in various hospitals gaining experience in a nunmber of clinical areas until he joined the GP training scheme and worked as an SHO in Accident & Emergency, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Care for the Elderly.
His interest in diabetes management has led him to co-author a book and attend various advanced level courses which permits him to initiate injectable therapies. He has also assisted in setting up and managing an excellent diabetes management service alongside two specialist nurses in Croydon.
In his own words:
"Combining IT, media and healthcare has allowed me to better deliver and inform a whole range of people about various health issues; a large part of this involves homing in on listening skills. This is the first part of understanding what's wrong with the patient."
His GP work has led him to work in various GP surgeries across London. Always one to give back to the community, he appears regulalry on various media platforms such as TV and radio, discussing various health issues and has offered his services to prisons and refugee centres in London.
Happily married to a GP, he has three wonderful children. A fit and active doctor, he spends his spare time representing Croydon in the tennis and table tennis leagues.