Episodes
In this special edition of the podcast, Dr Alex meets specialist nurse, Sarah Mulindwa, presenter on Channel 4’s The Sex Clinic, to find out what it’s really like to have a career in nursing. Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a place for you in the NHS, providing the best care and treatment for patients. There are more than three hundred different career options available. Sarah talks about her pride at being a nurse, what it’s like to be on the wards and in...
Published 03/28/20
Published 03/28/20
It’s the last episode of the series and Dr Alex is joined by former model and food blogger Roz Purcell to hear about her latest book, No Fuss Vegan. Roz also opens up about how her relationship with food has not always been easy. She speaks about her past experiences living with an eating disorder and how she came through it. She is now a Nike ambassador and creator of the Hike Life community, encouraging others to get off their phones and into the great outdoors. If you have a question...
Published 03/12/20
How much does our smile affect how we feel? Dr Alex and his girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath, chat about their own experiences of straightening and whitening their teeth. They’re joined by someone who knows them well, their very own dentist, Dr Annie Smith, from American Smile, a general dentist with an interest in cosmetic dentistry. We find out how Annie’s caring, gentle manner helped Amelia conquer her fear of the dentist, why it is so important to keep our mouth and gums...
Published 03/05/20
Dr Alex is joined by declutter expert, Dilly Carter, to discover more about how to organise and create functional spaces at home. The pair discuss the benefits of living with less, how it can reduce stress and induce a feeling of calm. Let us know how you like the episode. Tag @dralexgeorge in your instagram stories, share your own experiences or ask a question. You can also email askdralexgeorge@gmail.com Thank you to Co-op Health for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. Don’t...
Published 02/27/20
Dr Alex meets fitness influencer and yoga trainer, Shona Vertue, who has one of the most popular yoga channels in the UK on YouTube. With over a decade of teaching, Shona uses her experience to combine weighted resistance training and cardio, along with yoga and meditation, to produce her very own Vertue Method of training. She encourages having fun and feeling good, rather than just pursuing aesthetic goals. If you have a question to ask, say hello to Dr Alex on Instagram and tag him in...
Published 02/20/20
Former England Rugby Captain and Harlequin’s star flanker, Chris Robshaw shares his experiences on how he has dealt with some of the more incredible highs and lows from his long sporting career. He talks to Alex about leadership, mental resilience, encouraging other players in the game and discusses how dyslexia shaped his childhood. If you have a question to ask, say hello to Dr Alex on Instagram and tag him in your stories. You can also email askdralexgeorge@email.com Thank you to Co-op...
Published 02/13/20
Money expert and author, Emilie Bellet, is Dr Alex’s guest today and the pair discuss the effects money worries can have on your wellbeing and mental health. After several years of working in banking, Emilie founded the digital platform Vestpod. It aims to provide education and a community to help break the taboo around money and demystify the jargon. She talks Alex through everything from understanding bank accounts to setting financial goals, with the aim of getting you to feel more...
Published 02/06/20
This week, Dr Alex meets TV and radio psychologist, Honey Langcaster-James, to consider the secret to being happy and how to flourish in what you do. Could it be that our way of thinking is holding us back from reaching our goals, and does it matter if you are an optimist or a pessimist? Honey talks about the importance of believing in yourself and reveals the seven steps you could use to help you to overcome challenges in your own life. If you would like to get in touch to share your own...
Published 01/30/20
TV reality star and winner of Love Island 2018, Jack Fincham, joins Dr Alex to explain how his passion for boxing has improved his mental health and helped to kick start a whole new career. Jack reflects on how sparring in the ring has given him back his confidence and made him feel positive about life. He chats with Alex about how you, too, could use sport to regain focus and find purpose. If you would like to get in touch to share your own experiences or ask a question, look for Dr Alex...
Published 01/23/20
Dr Alex is back for a third series of The Waiting Room, with expert guests and celebrities, to help you find inspiring ways to improve your health and wellbeing. He’s joined by GP, author and fellow podcaster, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, who has his own unique 360 degree approach to health. January is traditionally a time when we set ourselves fresh goals but how do we make sure we stick to our plans? Dr Rangan shows how easy it can be to feel good and become healthier with easy steps that take...
Published 01/16/20
The Voice of Love Island, comedian Iain Stirling, is the special guest for this final episode of the series. He joins Doctors Alex and Ella for a frank discussion on men’s health, talking about how to check yourself for lumps and bumps and not being embarrassed to seek medical help. Iain also shares his thoughts on millennials, golds stars and lie ins. Check in for your appointment! Thanks to the Workhouse in Cambridgeshire for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room. If you’re looking...
Published 09/05/19
Dr Alex is here to answer your questions, along with his best mate from medical school, Dr Ella Daniels. They’re joined by Alex’s girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath, back by popular demand to help our medics tackle some of the health dilemmas bothering you this week. Does beer make you fat? Can hair dye damage your scalp? Why do you burp? Answers to all these and more. Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room....
Published 08/29/19
This week, Doctors Alex and Ella meet health, fitness and nutrition expert Luke Diggs, personal coach and mentor from the Workhouse in Cambridgeshire. Alex reminisces about his time at the luxury retreat along with his girlfriend, professional dancer, Amelia Bath. They talk about the YOU-ness training programme, where fitness sessions are tailored to the individual, and how this can help to boost mental health, too. Plus, we find out the best place to put your mobile phone at night and...
Published 08/22/19
Special guest, the Gynae Geek, Dr Anita Mitra joins Alex and Ella with some straight talking, no nonsense advice on women’s health. An NHS gynaecologist, author and expert in vaginal health, she’s on a mission to give reliable information and get people talking without embarrassment. Anita helps answer a listener’s question on cervical screening and explains why you should be cautious when it comes to intimate washes. We’ll also discover what topics you’ve been asking the internet this...
Published 08/15/19
The spotlight is on skin this week, as Alex and Ella welcome back consultant dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, to find out how to protect yourself against the sun. What is the best sunscreen to use? Can you burn in cloudy weather? Is it ok to use fake tan? We’ll also learn the best way to conceal spots, how to reduce your chances of wrinkles and our medical team will combine their knowledge to tackle the questions you’ve been asking the internet. If there’s a health topic you want to ask Dr...
Published 08/08/19
Reality star, TV presenter and former Queen of the Jungle, Vicky Pattison, brings an energetic vibe to The Waiting Room as she joins our medics, Doctors Alex and Ella, as this week’s special guest. She reveals all about her recovery from heart break and shares her wisdom on how to cope with tragic life events. Vicky’s brought to tears by a listener question and offers candid advice on how to be body positive. Along with Alex and Ella, she’ll also help to shed light on some of the curious...
Published 08/01/19
Doctors Alex and Ella join forces for this special episode to help one teen listener with a dilemma over eating healthily at school. There’s advice on cosmetic procedures and our medical duo look at other ways to make you feel body positive. They’ll also tackle some of the questions you’ve been asking the internet this week, including busting some myths about recreational IV drips. Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The Waiting Room....
Published 07/25/19
Special guest, Rhiannon Lambert, nutritionist, author and broadcaster, gives her top tips on how to keep your plate colourful when choosing every day foods. Doctors Alex and Ella learn the best way to calculate calories and stay healthy, and there's meal advice for a rugby playing listener who wants to keep match fit. Plus, how much water should you drink every day and is it ok to have fruit for pudding? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury...
Published 07/18/19
Dr Alex kicks off a brand new series with his good friend and colleague, Dr Ella Daniels, tackling your medical questions and dilemmas. This week, they’re joined by special guest, sex educator and journalist, Alix Fox, to discuss sex education and relationships. How do you broach the subject of sex with someone new? How can you communicate better with your partner? It’s time for an appointment! Thanks to the Workhouse, the luxury retreat dedicated to you, for sponsoring this series of The...
Published 07/11/19
This week’s special show comes from Instagram’s #GramFam Live event in London, a campaign to promote positive mental health in young people, working with charities CALM and The Mix. Doctors Alex and Ella meet Simon Gunning, CEO of CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably – and one of the founders of Instagram phenomenon World Record Egg, Alissa Khan-Whelan. They’ll talk about some of the ways social media can help you and what you can do to manage exam stress. They'll be answering your...
Published 05/09/19
Doctors Alex and Ella get to grips with more of your questions in this special episode, helping one listener to understand more about a long-term medical condition and another who’s been trying to start a family. The knowledgeable medical duo also discuss mumps, reveal what makes your insides happy and share why you shouldn’t sleep in your contact lenses.  
Published 05/02/19
Special guest, The Mind Medic, Doctor Sarah Vohra, gives Alex and Ella some top tips on how you can spot the signs of mental health issues in others. A psychiatrist specialising in children and young people, Dr Sarah shares practical ways to support someone who may be struggling at home, in school, or in the workplace. What questions have you been asking the internet this week? Find out if coffee is bad for your kidneys, if it’s possible to get over phobias and whether you can cure hay...
Published 04/25/19
Love Island stars Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt join Doctors Alex and Ella to discuss the pressures of instant fame. What’s it like to suddenly be the centre of media attention? How does it affect your emotional well-being? What kind of support do you need? They’ll answer your questions and give tips on the best way to have a healthy relationship with social media. Trigger warning: contains references to suicide. If you're in the UK and in need of someone to talk to someone, call The...
Published 04/18/19
This special episode is the first one Dr Alex ever recorded with his friend and colleague, Dr Ella Daniels. They talk all things sexual health, look at signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and explain why it’s so important to get tested. Plus, we hear from a listener who’s afraid of intimacy and our medics challenge each other to answer some of the questions you’ve been asking the internet.  
Published 04/04/19