Your GP or family doctor is the first point of contact for most medical problems. He or she can also deal with minor surgery, joint infiltrations, freezing of skin lesions, vaccinations, child development screening, cervical smears, contraception and HRT advice.

When a referral is needed, he will arrange an appointment with the appropriate specialist and order any tests that may be indicated. By maintaining close communication with the various branches of medicine involved he can coordinate effective management and guide you through to a successful outcome. When a patient has multiple health problems it is vital to have a GP to maintain an overall view.

General Practitioner

Dr Anthony Crichton-Smith

Doctor Anthony Crichton-Smith is a British-trained family doctor.

Languages

English: native speaker
Spanish: fluent
French: fair

Qualifications and memberships

MB BCh (Medicine and Surgery) 1984
MRCGP (Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
DCH (Diploma in Child Health)
Registered to practice Medicine in Spain by the Colegio de Médicos de Málaga, Nº.6097
General Medical Council, UK Nº. 2949927
MB BCh

MB BCh

MRCGP

MRCGP

DRCOG

DRCOG

DCH

DCH

Col. Médicos Málaga

Col. Médicos

GMC (U.K.)

GMC (U.K.)

Training and background

Dr Crichton-Smith is a British national educated at Epsom College, a school with a long tradition of producing doctors.

He qualified in Medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1984
The following years were spent in hospital posts in Geriatric Medicine, General Surgery, Accident and Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Paediatrics.

He completed the Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice in London.

In 1990 he set up his practice Crichton Clinic in Puerto Banus, Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

In 2015 Crichton Clinic relocated to new, larger premises and was renamed Atlantic Clinic.

Over 25 years experience practicing Medicine on the coast has ensured a thorough understanding of the Spanish health system and he is well connected to the best specialists and hospitals in both Spain and Britain

Atlantic Clinic

Dr Carlos Gutierrez

Dr Gutierrez is a family doctor with 12 years experience as a GP in Britain.

Languages

English: fluent
Spanish: native speaker

Qualifications and memberships

LMS (Licenciate in Medicine and Surgery) 2000
VTS (General practice/primary care) 2004
General Medical Council, (UK) No. 6117567
Registered to practice Medicine in Spain by the Colegio de Médicos de Málaga, Nº. 29/1407478

Training and background

Dr Gutierrez, qualified in Spain and moved to the UK in 2005 to work as a General Practitioner in the NHS for 12 years before returning to Spain in 2017 to work in private practice.

Prior to becoming a GP he trained in various specialties including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, dermatology, ophthalmology and rheumatology.

He has a special interest in ageing and teleprescence technology for independant living in the elderly.