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DR. IGOR AND DR. BRIAN

DR. IGOR YAFAROV
Qualifications: General Medicine & Surgery, Specialisation in Urology, certification in Ozone therapy
Dr. Igor visited Auroville many times before he came to settle here with his family in 2011. He came for the ocean, the warmth of the people, the trees. And most importantly, his children were happy here. For Igor, his children are the light that makes him smile.
Igor specialized in Urology after his training in General Medicine in Russia. For many years he managed a private practice with a colleague in Russia but he chose something other; he came to Auroville.
He is trained in Ozone therapy and offers it on top of his practice in General medicine in Santé.
Languages: Russian and English
DR. BRIAN HIGGINSON
Qualifications: LRCP MRCS, MB BS(London), DRCOG, DO, DAB
Dr. Brian, our other doctor in Santé, has been a blessing, joining the Santé team when we needed him most. Brian has a long association with Auroville, with his first visit in 1983 after he discovered Sri Aurobindo and sweet Mother’s books in 1965. He has attempted to combine Kriya Yoga and Integral Yoga for over 50 years.
Brian grew up in Zimbabwe and went to study medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, now known as Imperial College.
 He qualified in 1970 and after 8 years mainly in specialist departments in various hospitals in the National Health Service, Brian eventually settled in Hastings with his family, where he was a general practitioner for 37 years.
His special interests include maternity care and natural childbirth, ophthalmology (‘Eyes’), and treating ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. He is skilled in substance misuse and other addictive behaviours (gambling, gaming, food, etc.) and was responsible for all drug addicts in Hastings for some time.
Brian is very open to the value of alternative therapies and although he never obtained a qualification, he attended courses at the Royal Homeopathic Hospital in London, using this learning to intermittently treat some of his general practice patients.
Languages: (sadly) only English