Farhana and Farzana mean
'happy' and 'wise'. We've spent our
working lives trying to
understand health and
wellness. We help individuals and companies live happier, healthier lives.
Dr Farzana Rahman BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCR, trained yoga teacher
I am a practicing Consultant Radiologist and a health policy-maker. I trained at King’s College University in London where I also completed a BSc in Physiological Sciences. I was drawn to diagnostics as I find the anatomy of the human body fascinating. I still get excited by the technology that allow us to look inside the body!
I spent time in the health systems of different countries, some of which had fewer resources and completely different health needs. It made me want to learn more and so I have also completed an MSc in Health Economics & Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I feel privileged to work in the field of healthcare and to have seen its practice in different countries and environments. I’ve worked at the front-line of clinical care, specializing in Oncological Imaging in a large tertiary referral center. I’ve also worked behind the scenes, shaping strategic national health policy to help meet an ever-increasing demand on services.
I loved my medical training but from an early stage I came to understand that medicine was a small piece of the puzzle when it came to improving health and wellness. I am interested in holistic and integrative health and its intersection with traditional western medicine. I am a qualified yoga teacher and passionate about health and wellness.
I’ve come to realize is that no matter where we are in the world, health is not just about medicine. Our thinking, our environment and how we spend our time all affect our well-being. I am excited to use the lessons I’ve learned so far to continue to explore, learn and grow.
Dr Farhana Rahman BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH
I’m your friendly family doctor: a trained General Practitioner (GP) and holistic health specialist working in London, England. Drawn by the diverse health needs of the British capital, I chose to study medicine in the heart of the city, at University College London (UCL). I’ve always been fascinated by people and what makes us tick – quite literally! But as the complexities of the human body became clearer, I had more and more questions. What drives us to take the choices we make? How do societal and environmental factors affect our health needs? I felt conventional medical training just wasn’t looking at the bigger picture, so I undertook a BSc in Medical Anthropology to complement my medical studies at UCL. This journey transformed my outlook on life and the world around us, and culminated in fieldwork on the mind/body dichotomy which has shaped my medical practice to this day.
I have worked in a variety of medical specialities across London including gynaecology, psychiatry, paediatrics and elderly medicine amongst others. I am grateful for the insights from my mentors and to the patients who have made me a better doctor. All of these paths have led me to where I am now. As a general practitioner, I get to work at the heart of the community with the privilege of caring for patients from the start to the end of life.
I have gained expertise in managing all manner of medical conditions and tailor my approach to each patient. But experience has taught me that reality does not follow a set of guidelines. Health cannot be defined by a pristine set of results. I have learnt there is much more to being human and so much more to being well - sometimes the conventional approach just isn't enough.
Balance has come to lie at the heart of my practice. I passionately combine my medical expertise with wisdom from around the world and across the ages to make common sense of health, happiness and well-being.