Episodes
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
Skin expert, Dr Anjali Mahto, joins Doctors Alex and Ella to answer a listener’s question on how to treat acne. Hear about Alex’s own experiences and discover the best ways to cleanse and care for your skin. What’s the point of washing your hands? Can a migraine kill you? Is ice good for a bruise? Our medics give you the answers to the questions you’ve been asking the internet this week.  
Published 03/28/19
Doctors Alex and Ella welcome professional dancer Daniella Peazer to the studio, to talk about the dos and don'ts of HIIT Training. Plus, we hear from a listener who is thinking about breast reduction surgery and what questions you've been asking the internet this week. It's time for an appointment!
Published 03/21/19
Our special guest this week is the Food Medic, aka Dr Hazel Wallace, who answers a listener's question about cutting out sugar - and analyses Alex's pre-Love Island crash diet. Also on the show we discuss how to overcome a fear of needles, how long cannabis can last in the body, and why people's hands go white when it's cold.
Published 03/14/19
Dr Alex is here to answer your questions, along with friend and colleague Dr Ella Daniels and special guest, Love Island's Jack Fincham. Why do so many get ill at university? How can you help a friend struggling with anxiety? Can you get kidney stones from energy drinks? All these questions and more are answered by our intrepid medical duo. It's time for an appointment!
Published 03/07/19
Love Island's Dr Alex will be answering your health-related questions in his new podcast next week - if you have something on your mind, let him know at askdralexgeorge@gmail.com. Even better, email a voice memo. AND don't forget to subscribe to hear the first episode when it drops...
Published 02/22/19