Medical Team

Dr Rob Lawson BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, FRCGP, Dip IBLM/BSLM.

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Clinical Director and founder

Having qualified in the 1970s, Rob has gained extensive experience as a GP in East Lothian for 30 years. His principal interest is primary and secondary prevention of disease and the specialty of Lifestyle Medicine. As well as leading his NHS team to the highest awards for quality (2003-2013) he has also founded a charity in 1991, ELCRG, for providing rehabilitation in venues around East Lothian for sufferers of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, lung disease and frailty. He has retired from NHS practice to concentrate on the applications of Lifestyle Medicine to holistic healthcare.

In 2016 he founded along with  Mr Laurence Stewart, the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine www.bslm.org.uk

– Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners
– Qualified BSc Medical Science in St Andrews, 1972
– Qualified MBChB in Dundee in 1975

Mr. Laurence Stewart  MD, FRCS,  FRCS(UROL)

Laurence Stewart

 Proponent of primary prevention and Lifestyle Medicine

Mr Laurence Stewart graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1982. He gained a wide experience across all surgical disciplines before training in Urology in Aberdeen and Belfast and subsequently specialising in female and reconstructive urology in Cardiff, Christchurch New Zealand and Duke University in North Carolina USA. He took up his current post as Consultant Urological Surgeon in 1996 and has introduced a wide range of reconstructive treatments to Edinburgh, most recently establishing botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment for urinary incontinence.
He was a research fellow in Belfast for two years, studying bladder cancer, achieving his MD thesis in 1994. He has published widely on this and other urological topics. He has authored the chapter on Urological Surgery in Principles and Practice of Surgery and co-authored the chapter on Kidney and Genito-Urinary Disease in Davidson’s principles and practice of Medicine. He retains an active interest in training and is the convener of the Core skills in Urology course in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
He was the Lead clinician for Urology in Edinburgh from 1998 to 2007, during which time he helped establish minimal access surgery and promoted the role for laser prostatectomy and specialist physiotherapy in both male and female urinary incontinence.

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