Dartmouth Medical Practice

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Dr Tony Anderson
GP Principal – Male

Dr Anderson is our senior partner. He is the ENT specialist GP in our practice and holds clinics in Dartmouth seeing a wide range of patients living within South Devon.

Tony is a fan of extreme sports: if he's not biking on the moors or skiing in France he will be flying his plane over the South Hams coastline. 

Dr Andrew Eynon-Lewis
GP Principal – Male

Andrew has been a GP in Dartmouth since 1989. His interests include quality improvement and education and training and he is currently Primary Care Dean in Health Education England south west region. He is married to Kate, who also works in the practice as a Health Care Assistant. They have five children.

Dr Andy Freeman
GP Principal – Male

Andy joined the practice in 2012, having previously been a GP Partner up North. He considers himself fortunate to have such an interesting, varied job in which two days are never the same. Andy's experience of Primary Care has cemented his desire to be a true generalist, but within that he has some specific areas of interests: he performs a wide array of steroid injections as a treatment modality in musculoskeletal disease; dermatology; and end-of-life care. Andy is the practice Education Lead and enjoys introducing medical students to Primary Care and enabling trained doctors to become fully-fledged General Practitioners. 
His 2 lads and 2 year old daughter keep him busy and ensure Andy will be working for a good few years yet. 

Dr Sophia Hendy
GP Principal – Female

Sophia trained at St Thomas’ Hospital and completed training as a GP at Norton Brook before going freelance and then starting at DMP.
She has worked for the Western Subcommittee of Devon LMC, been a GP Advisor on the Torbay and Southern Clinical Advisory Board and has expertise in sexual health. There have been considerable recent changes in general practice and this experience has helped us adapt to the challenges of the COVID crisis, helping our patients to get the best quality of care. Sophia enjoys playing her role in this. 

Dr Richard Bell
GP Principal – Male
Richard studied medicine at Cardiff Medical School and spent several years working in hospitals around Wales before meeting his future wife and moving down to Devon. He finished his registrar training at Dartmouth Medical Practice and was both grateful and surprised to be asked to stay. He now spends his spare time on and sometimes in the Dart, and one day hopes to be a beekeeper and curmudgeon. 

Dr Nikki Bain
GP – Female

Nikki was born and raised in The Netherlands. After studying medicine in London, she soon moved to the South West to complete her GP training. Alongside being a GP, Nikki returned to hospital work in acute medicine at Musgrove Park Hospital for a number of years - an area of medicine she enjoys. Nikki was introduced to the Dartmouth area by her partner. The job opportunity at DMP made moving and raising their family here a reality. Nikki now splits her time working at the surgery and being mum to twin boys. She can often be found enjoying the beach with her family, running on the coast path and more recently on a hockey pitch.

Dr Karin Chopin 
GP – Female
Karin joined the Practice in 1998; her particular interests are Women’s Health & End of Life Care.  She trained in Bristol having previously read Modern Languages & had a career in the Foreign Office.  Karin & her husband run an organic farm in Slapton & she enjoys looking after her garden & her menagerie of animals.

Dr Emily Cotton

GP – Female

Emily moved to Devon having done her medical training in Bristol. Her particular areas of interest are Women's Health including contraceptive implant and coil fitting and  she also performs regular ward rounds at our local care homes. Emily has two young sons and her husband is a teacher. When she is not at work, she enjoys strolling the Devon lanes with her family and swimming in the sea and river all year round!"

Dr Melissa Gray

GP – Female

Having grown up in Devon and training at Peninsula Medical School, Melissa completed her foundation jobs in the South West. Melissa spent 2 years travelling and working in New Zealand before starting GP training at Torbay Hospital, completing her final year at Dartmouth Medical Practice in 2016. She was offered a job immediately and accepted! For career development she plans to start the sexual and reproductive health diploma this year. Pre-COVID she enjoyed netball and paddle board fitness. Melissa spends her spare time on toddler-paced walks and enjoys a bit of DIY home renovation. 

Dr Tom Roe

GP Locum - Male 

Tom grew up in Dorset and came to medicine fairly late in life, having first pursued careers in academia and then commodity trading. The financial crash of 2008 set him free and he trained as a doctor in London, before moving to Devon with his wife and two young daughters to start his first jobs at Derriford and then Torbay hospitals. Tom is completing his final year of GP training at Dartmouth and looks forward to embarking on his career as a GP in the local area. Tom is 6'1", has a GSOH, enjoys going to the cinema, long walks in the country, and cosy nights in.



Dr Claire Beirne

GP - Female

Claire grew up in Manchester and trained in Southampton. After working for a few years in Southampton she took a break from medicine to do a ski season in France. She then relocated to the South West 6 years ago, drawn by the coastal way of life. Claire has now completed her final year of GP training. When not at work she enjoys cycling the hilly lanes of the South Hams and going on mini adventures with her young son.


  • Advanced Practitioners

    Advanced Practitioners

    An Advanced Practitioner is a qualified registered nurse who has completed additional training, at Masters Level. They can assess, diagnose and treat patients autonomously within their own competence. This often involves prescribing medication, referring to other specialists and offering health promotion advice.

    Gavin Wollacott

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner

    BSc(Hon), RNA, Independant Nurse Prescriber. 

    Having trained and worked in Nottingham as a registered nurse, Gavin relocated to the South Hams in 2015 where he continued to work in emergency care at Kingsbridge MIU prior to joining the surgery in 2016. Gavin works collaborative within the urgent care team providing on the day care. Whilst having a focus on complex diabetic patients and more recently supporting our local care homes with ward rounds. When Gavin is not working, he enjoys time gardening and spending time out exploring the south hams with his two supervisory spaniels Frank and Trixie.