Dr Colin Tidy

Dr Colin Tidy

MBBS, MRCGP, MRCP, DCH

Dr Colin Tidy qualified as a doctor in 1983 and he has been writing for Patient since 2004. Dr Tidy has 25 years’ experience as a General Practitioner. He now works as a GP in Oxfordshire, with a special interest in teaching doctors and nurses, as well as medical students.  In addition to writing many leaflets and articles for Patient, Dr Tidy has also contributed to medical journals and written a number of educational articles for General Practitioner magazines.

Recent articles

The respiratory system

The respiratory system Resource

The lungs are divided into different parts which are called lobes. The right lung has three lobes called upper, middle and lower lobes. The left lung only has two lobes, …

Emphysema Health Information

Emphysema is a progressive lung condition that is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking is the most common cause of emphysema. What is emphysema? …

Alzheimer's Disease Health Information

Alzheimer's disease is a cause of dementia. There is no cure and it can cause a great deal of distress for those affected and their families. However, early diagnosis …

Haematospermia Health Information

Haematospermia means blood in the semen when you ejaculate. It is often harmless and resolves without any treatment. However, it can also be caused by a number of …

Phimosis and Paraphimosis Health Information

Phimosis means that the foreskin of the penis is too tight and so cannot be pulled back off the rounded head of the penis (glans). In paraphimosis, the foreskin has …