Meet the Team


Dr Suresh Arunachalam



Year of Graduation 1996, India

I have three years of post-graduate experience in General Surgery. 

I moved to UK in 2001 and worked in Psychiatry before entering GP training in 2003 in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

I qualified as a GP in 2006 and became a GP Partner at Annat Bank Practice the following year and been working since then in the practice.

I have special interest in Minor Surgery and oversee Diabetes service in the practice.

Dr Michelle Collister-Bartlett

MRCGP, MBChB, Ph.D, BSc Hons


I have a previous science background and my interest in medicine led me to undertake medical training in Aberdeen University. I undertook my GP training in Tayside and joined Annat Bank Practice in 2017.

Dr Chris Urwin

MRCGP, MbChB, BSc (Hons)


Graduated from Manchester in 2008 and trained in Tayside before joining Annatbank in August 2018. I oversee respiratory, diabetes, palliative care and cancer in the practice.

Dr Lee Barry

B.S.c (Hons), B.S.c (Med.Sci), Dip.Reg. Affairs M.B.A, MbChB


Graduated from St. Andrews University in 2006 and subsequently from Aberdeen Medical School in 2009 with a B.Sc in Medical Sciences and MBChB respectively. Prior to a medical career, he was a consultant in the field of clinical development.

Dr Christopher Arnold
Salaried GP

MB, BS London 1982


Nursing Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Esther Smith


Helen Middleton


Lisa Calder 


Practice Team

Wendy Calder
Practice Manager

The practice managers are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice managers support the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Reception Team

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Attached Healthcare Team

Community Nurses

The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be contacted on 01674 675115.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The team are based at the Links Health Centre and can be reached on 01674 667040 or via 01674 673400.