I am Dr Isabelle Granger-Cohet, originally French and now Anglo-French, previously a dentist and now Co-Founder and Director of The Medical Chambers Kensington and La Clinique Française.
I qualified as a dentist in France where dentists are addressed as "Dr...". So I'm a dental doctor and not a medical doctor.
I regularly talk to our clinicians and specialists about a huge range of health matters and have wanted to share my experiences for a long time.
So I am now going to turn them into HEALTHNATTERS. My blog. As I need to do this without breaching confidentiality I may sometimes change the names of some of the people I refer to.
I hope you find this blog informative and occasionally entertaining. Good reading.
Joe's violin. An instrument of change.
07 Mar 2017
Gillian Tett of The Financial Times recently wrote about "Joe's Violin", a 20 minute documentary, and I've just watched it. I found it immensely inspiring and ...Read more
Kensington NeuroBlog 3 : Contact sports concussion and dementia by Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist
20 Feb 2017
A paper just published in the respected journal Acta Neuropathologica presents the results of post-mortem inspections of the brains of six former footballers, mostly ...Read more
Vaccines : Are they safe?
08 Feb 2017
Dr Sophie Flammarion, Consultant Paediatrician, has recently joined La Clinique Française and so I had the opportunity to ask her a question which I ...Read more
Kensington NeuroBlog 2 : Headaches by Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist
01 Feb 2017
Head pains have always been with us. Zeus, the greatest of the Greek Gods, was beset by a tremendous headache after swallowing Metis, the goddess ...Read more
Kensington NeuroBlog 1 : What is Neurology? Asks Dr Mark Weatherall Consultant Neurologist
13 Jan 2017
The word ‘neurology’ was invented by the 17th century physician Thomas Willis (1621-75). Willis needed a term to describe the anatomical study of the brain ...Read more
Varicose veins and me
05 Jan 2017
As a Director of The Medical Chambers Kensington I know several of the U.K.'s top Consultants who use the very latest medical techniques. ...Read more
The Walking Man's Crumpet. Countryfile. Trekked More Than 3400 Miles. What Am I Talking about?
30 Jun 2016
Dr David West, Consultant Interventional Radiologist who treats varicose veins at The Medical Chambers Kensington, has been busy treating "the walking man's crumpet" I don't ...Read more
From Milan to Monaco
29 Jun 2016
Dr David West, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, who treats varicose veins at The Medical Chambers Kensington, tells me that he is training hard. Not in medicine ...Read more
GPs and recognising skin lesions
22 Jun 2016
Dr Veronique Bataille, Consultant Dermatologist who practices at The Medical Chambers Kensington, told me recently that GPs unfortunately get very little training in dermatology and ...Read more
A Victim of the Great Vein Robbery
18 Nov 2015
When I first set up The Medical Chambers Kensington all those years ago I said that it would be different. In many ways. One of ...Read more