About Dr. Heidi Fahy
Dr Fahy qualified in medicine at Middlesex Hospital/ UCL Medical School in London in 1986, and moved into family medicine in 1987. Her career spans 28 years as a family practitioner with experience in all aspects of community based medicine. Dr Fahy is an advocate of holistic practice, offering continuing, and comprehensive whole-person centered health care to individuals and their families. She successfully completed her Diploma in Family Planning, Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1988. She went on to complete her GP training in 1990, and successfully acquired her membership of the Royal College of General Practice with distinction in 1992. She completed her teacher training in 2001, and obtained the Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Leadership from Kent University in 2015.
Dr Fahy’s areas of particular interest are: women’s health, family planning, and minor surgery. She is also experienced in fitting IUD and sub-dermal contraceptive devices. Having three grown up sons of her own, and years of experience in offering antenatal and postnatal care as well as baby check clinics enables her to offer these services as required. She has been working in Surrey UK until relocating to Cayman in January 2018, joining her husband who has been working in Cayman since summer of 2014.
For the latter half of her career, Dr Fahy has been heavily involved in teaching and training new GPs and medical students in south of England in collaboration with Universities of Brighton and St. George’s Hospital Medical Schools. She has also held the posts of GP Tutor and GP Specialty Training Supervisor at Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery since 2006. As part of her educational role Dr Fahy has been a medical appraiser for recertification and revalidation of GPs in the Surrey area of UK since 2006. She has set up educational websites and runs training sessions for doctors endeavoring to encourage learning from each other through sharing their experiences as well as case based discussions. In recent years her particular interest in acute medicine has taken her to working in ER and offering her services for walk-in patients.
Medicine and helping people has been a passion since childhood, with both her parents working in the profession. Her father headed setting up primary health care centers in rural Iran, and her mother was chief nurse in the local hospital. Her spare time and holiday periods during her childhood was spent shadowing her parents, observing and learning, so choosing a career in the health care system was a seamless journey. During senior school, holiday periods were spent back in the local hospital initially as a domestic cleaner, then nursing assistant, followed by intern jobs once qualified, in the same hospital working alongside her mother. Having left the world of hospital medicine once qualified as a GP, working in the community and looking after generations of families through the years, watching the children grow up and have their own children has been very satisfying. Through personal experience, helping charities has been a big part of her time outside of work, raising funds for the local hospice through organizing fund raising events as well as running in half marathons.
She is married with three grown up sons, and enjoys walking her lively Yorkie who despite aging still has the energy of a puppy. Moving to Cayman has been a big step but is a very exciting challenge. Medicine and health have no borders, and she hopes to be able to continue her work here and get to know people and offer her services.
- Women's Health
- Family Planning
- Minor Surgery
Middlesex Hospital/ UCL Medical School
Diploma in Family Planning, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Leadership from Kent University