Private GP | Thyroid Health and Functional Medicine

Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday: 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Friday: 9:00-12:00
  Contact : Tel: 01473 218 373 or 01449 833 833 - email:

Welcome to our practice!

CountryHealth specialises in Thyroid Health problems, on-site and via telemedicine. We have patients all over the UK and as far as Jordan and Zambia.  

We have been awarded the ghp 2019 Fitness and Nutrition Award:

Best Thyroid Health Clinic 2019 - UK  

It is our mission to help our clients - and hopefully you - to Get Well & Stay Well.

To achieve this, we use a holistic approach with a combination of lifestyle adjustments, nutritional medicine, supplements and prescription medicine. We have also the support of affiliated practitioners. 

In an emergency, always call 999 or 112. 

We encourage our patients to share their results and treatment plans with their NHS GP

Due to illness of our skills technician we are currently unable to offer blood testing in Ipswich. Please order home test kits from Medichecks.

FREE pre-registration phone call

Why not book a FREE 15-minute telephone call with Dr Frey to give you advice about our services. 

This is only available ONCE for not [yet] registered patients. 

Recent CQC Inspection

The CQC inspected us again on the 24th of June 2019. We were awarded GOOD in all areas!. Thank you to all the team and the positive patient feedback. You can read the complete report HERE

CQC rating 2019
CQC patient feedback

How much we charge for our services

We offer a dedicated service for our clients. After one initial FREE call with Dr Frey we charge for our services.

Please find below the link to our price list. If you have any questions or cannot find a price for a service you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. 

We recommend to take advantage of our CountryHealth club.

Please click on the button above to see our up-to-date price list. This supersedes all other prices published. 

Payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards via STRIPE. Please settle our fees at the end of your appointment. We never store your card details.

In case you get an error message, we have a
"Plan B": You can pay for some of our services via one-off Direct Debit.

Alternatively, please call Dena who will happily take your card payment over the phone. 

Our TALLINN branch is near completion and will open very soon!

What patients say about us:

This appointment has proved life-changing…

Following an appointment with Dr Frey in September 2018, and the results of the blood tests a couple of weeks later,
I followed all the advice given and also changed my supplements to those advised. For two weeks I had flu-like symptoms and felt very down, but, as I was desperate to change my low thyroid symptoms, I stuck with it. After three weeks I felt so much better; ‘brain fog’ lessened, gut problems (IBS) easing and generally feeling more well. I found a ‘tapping’ instructor on YouTube that I felt comfortable with and have followed this method of stress relief along with the meditation I was already doing morning and night.
It is now three months since my visit. Although the personal problems in my life persist, I am better able to cope with the stress, I sleep better and awake refreshed (something I hadn’t done for years), I can think and speak fluently and my memory has improved. And, by following a strict Paleo diet and cutting out the foods the blood test showed I had reactions to, I’ve lost 1.5 stone. I am not dieting in the conventional sense; I can eat as much as I like of the allowed foods. This has been the icing on the cake as I piled on 5 stone in the ten years since my under-active thyroid was diagnosed, despite being on levothyroxine that I had been assured would be all I needed to return to my normal self. I had tried many other diets in that time, with no weight loss.
Although I was initially anxious about the cost (hello, credit card!) I can honestly say it’s the best money I’ve ever spent as the consultation (and support from Dena) and following the plan has truly changed my life. Thank you!

Elizabeth N

Nicest Doctor

You are one of the nicest doctors I ever met, it is your human skills!

P.G., 35y

First proper consultation

This was the first proper consultation I have ever had!

Mr. J.W, 80y

Improved overall Health

I went to see Dr. Frey with several undiagnosed problems, these were primarily issues regarding my digestion and fatigue. Following Dr Frey’s advice, I eliminated gluten and dairy products from my diet and I noticed an improvement in my overall health. I was really pleased with the service I received as it was caring, detailed and had a refreshing outlook on health compared to other doctors I had previously seen.


Rapid Results

Since starting the elimination diet and now cutting out any remaining foods on the ‘do not eat’ list I’ve noticed that my body is rapidly changing shape. … I never knew it’d be so easy to get such rapid results.


Treating Causes instead of Symptoms

Having someone medically trained to work with and point me in the right direction has been a huge relief as finally, I feel that the cause of my health issues are being looked at not just the symptoms being medicated.



Thank you for seeing me yesterday afternoon. I found it very insightful and your observations have confirmed something I had been wondering about for some time.


Definitely more Healthy and Alive: ImuPro 300

Great service; superb. It is important to note that IgE tests for allergies – this test, IgG, is more for intolerances. I used it as I believed it could be a useful pointer for experimenting with possibly beneficial dietary changes. I have now stopped eating dairy and some other foods, and am definitely feeling more healthy and alive. Many thanks!



You are a lifesaver! Thanks for listening.

Mr M.C, 60y

It was like a Miracle

Talking to Dr. Frey and discovering that at last I had found a doctor who understood my problem was like a Miracle.
I loved his analogy of the oarsmen in a slave galley, paddling to the beat of a drum but not putting the oars fully into the water. Just 2 days after taking his new prescription which included some T3 I was feeling a new person. The best testimonial I can think of is backed up by the 2 photos of myself, (to follow by post) …one taken when I was feeling quite ill, and the other after only 4 days on the new prescription.
It is not an exaggeration to say that, after months of getting nowhere with the medical profession in Dorset, I at last found my salvation in the CountryHealth Practice and heartily wish that conventional medicine would listen to the experts who have made an in -depth study of thyroid problems.

Ann Kirby

Client from Yorkshire

I am so glad I came. Thank you so much for listening to me and for being willing to help me on my health journey 🙂 I so appreciated your wisdom.

B.H. Yorkshire

Thyroid Health is our Passion

Shortage of Nature Throid Tablets

Please check the link below to find out current availability and prices. 

We are happy to switch you to an alternative natural desiccated product and are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Many patients suffer for years with symptoms of an underactive thyroid but have been told that "everything is normal". There is no one perfect way, no one symptom nor test result, that will properly diagnose low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. The key is to look at the whole picture – your symptoms and your blood tests – and then decide.

Most doctors just check something called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and sometimes your free T4 level, which doesn’t give a full picture of the thyroid. In fact, even the interpretation of this test is incorrect most of the time.

The key is the right testing to confirm that a sluggish thyroid is contributing to a stalled metabolism and other problems. Once you know this for sure there are many ways to help correct thyroid problems.

Our patients come from all of England, Scotland and Wales - and even as far as JORDAN and ZAMBIA. 

We invite all new patients to attend a Registration Health Check.
This includes a blood pressure assessment, height, weight, body composition analysis, and lung function testing.

Functional Medicine takes a new approach. We want to find out WHY you are feeling unwell and whether there are any triggers we can remove to help you get better.

Whether you have been suffering from asthma, eczema, IBS, chronic joint pains, headaches, or fatigue, functional medicine has a different toolkit to investigate further.

We can look deeper, using extensive laboratory tests which are often not available in the NHS. Some tests travel to Germany or the US to specialist laboratories.

You can always bring a chaperone with you.

Unfortunately we can not provide A&E, maternity, minor surgery or detox services. 
We do not stock or prescribe controlled drugs. 
Please contact your NHS practice for further advice, or call 111.

Join Dr Frey on this short practice tour and find out about the philosophy of CountryHealth.

Introduction to CountryHealth by Dr Oliver Frey, MD MRCGP


Our Mission:

We want to help our clients to learn how to become healthier, and take or regain control of their health to get well and stay well.

Terms and Conditions:

Your agreement to comply with and be bound by our Terms and Conditions upon your first use of the Website. They can be found here under the HOME tab.


Advice presented on this web site is for information only and is not intended as a substitute for seeking professional medical advice.

Our UK branch:

CountryHealth Ltd
Cornwallis Chambers
23 Gt Colman Street
Suffolk IP4 2AN

Telephone: 01449 833 833 or 01473 218 373
FAX: 01473 218 373
Company No. 09059874
VAT No: GB 330180057

CQC registration:

Registration number:  1-2013159902
Date of registration: 3rd June 2015
Our ratings: overall GOOD

Our Estonian branch:

Wellness Group OÜ
Mustamäe tee 5 / 709
Tallinn 10616

Telephone: +372 672 2800 or +372 5656 9434
Company No. 11099786

Starting from October 2019