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Dr Andrew Johnson (m)

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Dr Andrew Johnson became a Partner at Marple Cottage Surgery in 1999, following 18 months in the sunshine of Western Australia where the first of his two daughters was born.

His interests include chronic diseases such as Hypertension (Blood Pressure), Heart Disease, Asthma and COPD. He also performs a variety of minor surgery procedures.

Having played competitive sport all his life Dr Johnson also has a major interest in Musculoskeletal (bone and joints) medicine, from sports injuries and prevention of these to Arthritis.

For non-urgent matters you can email Dr Johnson at


Dr Maher Al-Ausi (m)


Dr Al-Ausi trained at Manchester University before undertaking surgical training in London and Bristol.  When his sons were born he switched to General practice to spend more time with his family, which brought him back to the Stockport area.  He was a registrar at Marple Cottage Surgery in 2010 before becoming a partner, when Dr Wells retired, in 2013.

With his surgical background in mind he has taken over the Vasectomy Service in Stockport, and has an interest in Family Planning.  Furthermore, he continues to practise minor surgery procedures.  Otherwise his main responsibility is leading the clinical development at Marple Cottage.

Dr Al-Ausi enjoys cycling and still rides his bike to work as often as he can.

For non-urgent matters you can email Dr Al-Ausi at

Dr Samantha Wise (f)


I studied at Nottingham University and qualified as a Doctor in 2007. In my final year of medical school, I spent 6 weeks working at a small hospital and rural clinics in Fiji. I have travelled around the UK a bit with my training. I spent one year working in Charing Cross Hospital in London doing jobs in colorectal & vascular surgery and respiratory & acute medicine and then moved to West Wales where I spent a year completing my foundation training.

I then moved to Cardiff and did hospital medical training for 2 years in jobs including gastroenterology, cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology and infectious diseases and during this time completed my MRCP (Membership of Royal College of Physicians).

I then decided settle in the Stockport area to do GP training. During my time at Stepping Hill I have done obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics.

Following my GP training placement at Marple Cottage Surgery, between 2012 - 2014, I took a permanent GP role at the practice from July 2015.

For non-urgent matters you can email Dr Wise at

Dr Antonia Wyatt (f)


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I attended Manchester University and qualified in 2009. I have worked in the Manchester area since University and have worked in a variety of specialities. I completed my GP training in 2014 and I worked as a GP in Rochdale for 2 years until moving to Marple Cottage in August 2016.


For non-urgent matters you can email Dr Wyatt at


Dr Benjamin Liu (m)


I attended the University of Manchester and graduated in 2008, I spent a
portion of my degree studying in New York, giving me a perspective on
how another healthcare system works and also how fantastic the NHS is!

After graduating, I have spent the majority of my career in the North West, completing my foundation training in Wigan then moving into Trauma and Orthopaedic training in Manchester and North Yorkshire.

I changed career path to General Practice, training in Trafford and Salford.

After completing my GP training here at Marple Cottage, I became a Salaried GP in June 2019.

For non-urgent matters you can email Dr Liu at

Dr Kate King (f)

Dr King is on an placement with the Practice from August 2020

Dr Charlotte Kennedy (f)

Dr Kennedy is on an placement with the Practice from August 2020

Dr Kamil Betkowski (m)

Dr Betkowski is on an four month placement with the practice from April 2021 until August 2021.

Dr Ravi Mohindra (m)

Dr Mohindra is on an four month placement with the practice from April 2021 until August 2021.

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