Dr Sam Everington manages to juggle prominence in the world of medical politics with innovative holistic healthcare at his surgery, the Bromley by Bow centre in east London.
Formerly deputy chair of the BMA, Dr Everington is a member of both the BMA and GMC councils.
He served as an access adviser to the previous Labour government but has also backed Conservative health policies, sharing a platform with Mr Lansley at last year's Tory spring conference.
This article appeared as part of Pulse's list of the top 50 most influential GPs of 2011. The full list can be found here.