Profile: Rob Hicks
This media doctor tells Catriona Richardson about his work and how he combines it with general practice
When I was 10 years old I wanted to be a pop star. It didn't happen. I became a general practitioner instead, but in my heart I always wanted to be a performer. I may not have fulfilled my childhood dream, but I have been fortunate enough to be able to combine general practice with a career in the media.
I have just finished working on the television programme Taste Today with Anthea Turner and Mark Curry. It was a food programme, and my role was as resident doctor advising callers on conventional medicine but also on food and lifestyle changes to be healthier. The programme went out live, which I love. The thought can be frightening, but once you have got the hang of it it's a great adrenaline rush. I love television and get a buzz out of it--I miss it when filming is over.
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