Meet our Doctors
Dr J Anthony Crane.
BSc MB BS DCH MRCGP Dip (SEM) MSc
I went to school in Heolddu Comprehensive, Bargoed and trained at St. George’s Hospital London qualifying in 1992 (along with Harry Hill!) I have been GP trainer for Bridgend GP scheme since 2002 and Educational Supervisor for hospital doctors since 2007. My main special area of interest is Sports & Exercise Medicine having completed a five year Masters Degree in 2009 at Bath University. I am currently club medical officer to Ospreys Rugby having previously been with Treorchy, Bridgend, Celtic Warriors and Welsh Students. I also provide cover for Wales Under 18 & 20s. Outside the practice I enjoy my involvement in rugby as well as keeping fit and recently taken up sea kayaking. Most of all I value my time with my family, especially with my wife and two young sons, who make me laugh every day.
Dr Owain Thomas
MB BCh MRCGP
I was brought up in Cardiff and trained and qualified at UCL, London. I am married with two children. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and happy to hold consultations in Welsh. I am an ex Bridgend RFC rugby player and enjoy choral singing. I also also work in the specialist cardiology clinic at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital on Wednesdays.
As well as an interest in Heart Failure, I am the Epilepsy & Asthma lead for the practice and a GP Trainer
Dr Geraint Preest
BSc MB BCh DRCOG FRCGP
After leaving school, I did a 3 year degree at University College Cardiff and graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology. I then went to Medical School in Cardiff and qualified as a Doctor in 1992. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and hold the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (which came in handy when I unexpectedly delivered my second son at home). I have been trained in acupuncture by the British Medical Acupuncture Society. My medical interests include minor surgery and medical education. I perform vasectomies for the region at the Pencoed Clinic.
As well as General Practice, I also work for the British Medical Journal as the GP Editor of BMJ Onexamination.com - a revision resource for Doctors sitting postgraduate medical exams. I am member of Coeliac UK's Health Advisory Council and an MSc External Examiner for the University of South Wales. I am a Welsh speaker and I'm happy to hold consultations in Welsh. I have 4 grown up children and live in Cardiff with my wife, who is also a Doctor returning to frontline medicine after taking time out to bring up our children. My hobbies include cycling, playing the guitar, listening to music of all kinds and I love great food (which just about rules out anything I've cooked for myself).
Dr Eleanor Garfield
MB BCh DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
I was brought up in Maesteg and did my GP training at Pencoed Medical Centre. I am married with two daughters. My medical interests include gynaecology, contraception, family planning and child heaht. My hobbies include skiing, shopping and good food!
Dr Nia Williams MBChB MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Williams was born and brought up in Bridgend and attended Medical School in Sheffield. She underwent her GP training in Nottingham. Dr Williams is a Member of the Royal College of GPs and holds the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She joined us in January 2018
Dr Catherine Evans
Dr Callum Priest
I was brought up in Pontypridd and qualified from Cardiff medical school in 2015. I completed my specialist training in general practice at Pencoed medical centre in 2022 and have enjoyed working here ever since.
I also work in the GP out of hours service in Bridgend on some weekends around a busy family life with my wife and our young son.
In my free time I enjoy keeping fit with Pontypridd running club.
"Registrar" or "Trainee" GPs are fully qualified Doctors who are specialising in General Practice and working towards Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
They are usually with us for 6 to 12 months at a time.
Our current GP trainees are:
Dr Belinda Afful (female)
Dr Natalie Edwards (female)
Dr Meena Johal (female)
Dr Edward Bennett (male)
Dr Andrew Yarlett (male)