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A Private GP Service near you in Edinburgh – news about the enhanced private GP surgery at The Edinburgh Clinic


At The Edinburgh Clinic we pride ourselves on the medical expertise of our practitioners and on providing the very best in care and support. That’s why we’re delighted to welcome two new GPs to the clinic.

We now have four private GPs practicing at the clinic, allowing us to further enhance our services, with more convenient appointment times, and much more chance of getting an appointment within 24 hours, and often a same-day appointment.

Our increased capacity also means that we can offer longer appointments so you don’t feel rushed when you meet our team, and have more time to discuss your needs or concerns in a relaxed environment. While many GPs now can only afford around 10 minutes per patient, our standard consultation lasts 30 minutes, with hour-long appointments also available.

We’re within easy reach of areas like Merchiston, Morningside, Bruntsfield, Craiglockhart and Shandon, and when you visit, you’ll be taken care of by our welcoming team, before meeting with one of our four private GPs:

Dr Carrie McRae-Routray

Having previously worked both in hospital posts and as a GP, Dr McRae-Routray now focuses her time on Sports Medicine, with more than a decade of experience in the field.

She has particular interest in mental health in sport, female athlete issues, injury prevention and yoga.

Dr McRae-Routray offers ad hoc clinics on Friday mornings and other times can also be arranged.

To meet with Dr McRae-Routray, please arrange an appointment on 0131 447 2340.

Dr Peter Doyle

Dr Doyle has been in general practice since 2000, and has particular interest in minor surgery (including removal of skin lesions, musculoskeletal problems (including steroid injections to joints and soft tissues), men’s health and care of the elderly.

Dr Doyle has regular clinics on Thursday afternoons and evenings, with ad hoc clinics on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Other times can also be arranged.

To book an appointment with Dr Doyle, please call 0131 447 2340.

Dr Fiona Cohen

Dr Cohen qualified as a GP in 1999 and, after gaining experience in ear, nose and throat medicine, liaison psychiatry and accident and emergency services, has been a GP partner in Edinburgh since 2004.

She spent three years as a hospital practitioner in Dermatology, and also has particular interest in diabetes, for which she runs her own practice clinic.

Dr Cohen offers regular clinics on Tuesday and Friday morning, and other appointments may be available on request.

To make an appointment with Dr Cohen, please call 0131 447 2340.

Other benefits of our private GP service include comprehensive health screening for issues ranging from skin moles to prostate, bowel and osteoporosis conditions. Our on-site diagnostic imaging services also mean that you can get speedy access to scanning facilities including x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI and DXA scans.

Our private GP services are available to all self-pay patients, including international visitors to Edinburgh and businesses who wish to protect the health of their employees.

To find out more about what The Edinburgh Clinic’s private GP service can do for you and your wellbeing, please read more here or call us on 0131 447 2340.

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