With our GP clinics getting so busy, and our regular GP, Dr Hussain, needing some holiday time, we now have a new doctor joining our team.

Dr Jorge Rubio will cover when Dr Hussain is away and help out when we are busy. He speaks perfect English and is already proving a popular addition to our team.

Dr Rubio is Italian-Uruguayan and was born in Uruguay. He now splits his time between Spain and South America, avoiding winters by spending summers in both places.

He studied medicine at the University of the Republic, Montevideo-Uruguay, before becoming a specialist registrar in intensive care and chemical pathology.

On coming to Spain, Dr Rubio gained accreditation to work in the European Union and worked in emergency medicine in various hospitals, including Hospital San Juan, Alicante, and Hospital San Jaime, Torrevieja.

Dr Rubio received the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) award, Alicante in 2005.

Like all our doctors, clinicians and support staff, Dr Rubio speaks fluent English.