Dr Paul van der Westhuizen MBChB, MSc, MRCGP – Men's Health Lead

Dr Paul van der Westhuizen joined Medichecks in 2023 and is our Men’s Health Lead. Paul provides strategic medical leadership for the men’s health component of our service and reports on blood test results to empower our customers to optimise their health and wellbeing. He’s passionate about digital healthcare and how it allows our customers to access personalised advice.

Alongside his role at Medichecks, Paul is an out-of-hours GP, delivering urgent primary care to his local community, ranging from treating sick children to providing emergency palliative care. He has a keen interest in sport and anatomy and holds a postgraduate master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine from Trinity College Dublin. He also finds it “a privilege to have educated tomorrow’s doctors” by teaching anatomy to undergraduate medical students.

As an endurance athlete, specialising in Ironman 70.3, he leads an extremely active lifestyle. Living in rural Ireland, with a diet fuelled by home-grown potatoes, gives Paul the perfect platform to pursue his fitness goals!

We asked Paul what attracted him to joining Medichecks.

Dr Paul van der Westhuizen:

“Medichecks epitomises digital healthcare. We offer actionable, evidence-based health advice to our customers, with an honest, person-centred approach, which resonates with my values as a clinician.

It’s rewarding to play such a key role in our customers’ journeys to better health, which holds notable parallels to my NHS GP work. As a strong advocate for the benefits of physical activity, I encourage everyone to take a proactive approach to their health and wellbeing.”