Dr Steven Ford hopes to represent Hexham, Northumberland, the constituency his practice, Haydon and Allen Valleys, is in. He wants to overcome the 5,000 Conservative majority with a 'Save our primary care' message.
Dr Ford said the recent row over budget cuts to PMS practices in the area had 'played into his hands'.
He fears village and small-town GP surgeries will disappear within a generation.
'The government is taking steps to weaken our position. I don't believe patient care can be bought and sold,' he said. Dr Ford called for other GPs to join him in standing for parliament.