Dr James Robertson
MBCHB, BMedSci, DCH, Dip Sport Med (IOC), DFSEM (UK), MRCGP
I am an experienced GP who enjoys working with patients to achieve an informed treatment plan that suits their lifestyle and needs.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 with MBChB and BSc in Sports Science. I completed my foundation years in Glasgow rotating through several medical and surgical specialties.
Following this I spent several years in Australia working in Emergency and Rural Medicine. Here I discovered my desire to be a medical generalist and develop the ability to understand and treat a wide range of conditions. During my time in Australia I also completed the Diploma in Child Health through the University of Sydney.
Having returned to Scotland in 2015 I completed my GP training working in Lothian and the Borders. Since qualifying I have worked with several practices across East and Midlothian gaining experience as a GP. For me the most important thing, regardless of where you work, is how you communicate with patients and achieving a shared plan together.
Having been a keen rugby player I remain passionate about sport and exercise and the benefits this can have on health. I have completed the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Diploma in Sports Medicine and the FSEM (Faculty of Sports and Exercise medicine) Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. I am currently the club doctor at Heriots Rugby, the Scotland U18 team doctor and work with Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby as part of the match day medical team.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Robertson at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park.