who we are
Experienced GPs using a lifestyle medicine approach to optimise health and tackle the root causes of chronic conditions
Dr Michelle McIntyre
MBChB MRCGP FSRH DRCOG AFMCP
Dr McIntyre graduated in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1999 and completed GP training in Edinburgh in 2006.
Having worked as a doctor in Glasgow and Edinburgh for 15 years, she returned to her native Belfast in 2014. She has been a GP for 13 years. She now works freelance as a GP and part-time at the Royal Victoria Hospital in genito-urinary medicine.
Dr McIntyre is currently undertaking the Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM).
She is a graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine training (IFM) programme (AFMCP -London, 2017)
Dr McIntyre is fully registered with the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Angela McCann
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DTM AFMCP
Dr McCann graduated in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1999. She completed the UCLH GP training scheme in London in 2006.
She has been a GP for 13 years, 8 of which were spent in Abu Dhabi as the lead physician of both a family medicine clinic and hospital VIP/royal clinic. She returned home to Belfast in 2018 and currently works as a part time GP.
Dr McCann is passionate about lifestyle medicine and is currently undertaking the Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM).
She is a graduate from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) training programme (AFMCP – Arizona 2015) and is currently undergoing the advanced certification process with IFM.
Dr McCann is fully registered with the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Our medical practice has been hugely rewarding and we are proud of the NHS but we realise that the current model of care is not equipped to tackle the burden of chronic disease in the 21st century.
Medical technology is more advanced than ever and yet it is estimated that 15 million people in the UK are now living with a chronic disease. In Northern Ireland an estimated 90,000 people are living with type 2 (lifestyle driven) diabetes.
Our medical training and practice taught us how to diagnose illnesses and to how to manage these conditions, typically with medications. We came to realise that despite following all the latest guidelines many of our patients still felt unwell and were not leading optimal lives.
We heard from them that they were fed up with the “pill for every ill” approach as it did not make them feel better. They started looking elsewhere for answers.
We had become doctors to heal and it was disheartening that we were failing them.
If up to 70% of chronic disease is directly linked to lifestyle it made sense to try and focus on these drivers of disease. However, nutrition and lifestyle medicine is not taught well (if at all) in medical school and postgraduate education. So we began looking for training in this area.
The introductory course with IFM reaffirmed our belief in lifestyle medicine as a powerful tool for chronic disease reversal and healing. It totally reinvigorated our love and passion for medicine. We endeavour to build on our knowledge through further study and accreditations with IFM and BSLM.
To use our expertise to help people discover the root cause of their illness and to empower them to use lifestyle medicine to obtain optimal vitality and longevity.
To help shape the future of lifestyle medicine in the UK and Ireland through clinical excellence, education and external collaboration.