Dr Andrew graduated as a doctor in 2001 and spent his first few years training in various specialties before he started practicing independently as a family doctor. In 2009, he attained an MSc in Family Medicine and his main area of research was patient satisfaction. During his career as a family doctor, he had a special interest in helping patients with chronic pain and other illnesses that had not responded to pharmaceutical medication. He also used to appear on weekly TV programs called Malta Illejla where he would talk about a different health topic and give advice on healthier living.

In 2015, Dr Andrew set up The Pain Clinic with the aim of having a one-stop-shop to help patients with chronic pain. He furthered his studies in pain management through the University of Cardiff and attained a European Diploma in Pain Medicine in 2019.

As more patients visited the clinic and shared their experiences with medical cannabis, Dr Andrew started exploring the possibility of using this tool to help his patients. In 2016, he recommended cannabidiol (CBD) for the first time to a patient with fibromyalgia who was not managing her symptoms well despite a lot of medication. Dr Andrew and his patients lobbied for better access to medical cannabis and this became available in pharmacies in February 2018.

Dr Andrew has been helping patients with chronic pain since 2015 and is now one of Malta’s top medical cannabis prescribers. Together with his team, his aim is to help ease suffering for patients in pain and to help them improve their quality of life.

During his free time, he enjoys cycling, scuba diving and spending quality time with his wife and two young children.