|Dr Maria Patten (f)|
Hi, I’m Maria Patten and I joined Sunnyside on 1st April 2014. I’ve live close to Penzance, and have been a full time GP since 1996. I originally wanted to be a GP in Penzance all those years ago, but fate had different ideas and I have had many happy years serving Camborne .
I qualified in 1991 from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, and did most of my training in West London and Buckinghamshire before moving down, lured by the beauty of Cornwall.
General Practice was always what I wanted to do, I am naturally curious about people and like to get to know them and their families. I like all aspects of General Practice and have been offering minor surgery and women’s health services ( contraceptive implants and “coils”) for many years as well.
I am a GP trainer, mentoring and supervising doctors who have chosen a career in General Practice and have been involved in teaching medical students. Sunnyside is now a Training Practice and I'm happy to be training GP Registrars at Sunnyside as I feel they bring a freshness and enthusiasm that affects the whole practice.