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23 results found for 'Rheumatology' in East London, London, UK

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Expert in: Rheumatology
Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience

Dr Hussain is a Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician and has been in practice for 14 years. He used his initial substantive NHS post to establish his vibrant rheumatology and general medicine practice within the independent sector and has successfully transitioned fully into the private sector with completion of appraisal and revalidation. His area of interests are in bone metabolism in particular which led to his postgraduate doctorate, and a spectrum of interests within rheumatology and general medicine. He has established his practice with great emphasis on communication and technology, providing a reflective, evidence-based, experienced management of patients with complex rheumatology problems.

His commitments towards rheumatology and general medicine specialty has enabled him to develop expertise across a spectrum of complex conditions including musculoskeletal medicine, inflammatory joint disease and rheumatoid, connective tissue disease and lupus, psoriasis related arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, soft tissue disorders such as tennis elbow, golfer elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, vasculitis, gout conditions. General medicine practice includes management of hypertension and general medical illnesses.

His commitment to learning, teaching and training is exemplified by his role as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians enjoying both national and international clinical examination settings and paper publications. He's also an accredited appraiser for consultant colleagues within the private sector.  Dr Hussain practices from a number of BMI / Spire hospitals both in the North West and the London area, enjoying more recent practices  commencing at the HCA London Bridge Hospital / The Shard and 10 Harley Street, London. Registered and Fee assured with a number medical insurance companies enjoying fast track quick turn around care pathways. Registered on the Private Practice Register and strong patient and colleagues partnerships. 

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Expert in: Rheumatology
Recommended by 1 specialist
9 years of experience

Dr Elisa Astorri is an Academic Physician Rheumatologist working at Barts Hospital, Queen Mary University, London since 2007.

Dr Astorri is the founder of Rheumatology Harley Street , a private practice specialising in the cure of inflammatory joint disorders and autoimmune rheumatic conditions. She is also Senior Investigator in several Clinical Trials that involve the use of new Biologic treatments in connective tissue autoimmune diseases.

She completed her Specialty training in Rheumatology with Queen Mary University, Barts and The London School of Medicine, London, UK as well as at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, magna cum laude. Dr Astorri previously completed a PhD in Rheumatology on Sjögren’s Syndrome at the Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology Department, John Vane Science Centre, William Harvey Research Institute. During her medical career she also trained in French Universities such as the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bretonneau, Tours and Le Service d’Urgence de la Fondation Vallée, Paris.

Dr Astorri has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor and she is a Member of the IDF.

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Expert in: Rheumatology
23 years of experience

**Professor Tahir is available for video consultations on Fridays from 5.30pm-7.30pm - other times are available, please call to make arrangements**


Prof Hasan Tahir is a Consultant Physician in Rhematology, currently based at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet Hospital, in London and he works at the private practises Holly House Hospital, in East London, Harley Street, in Central London and Clementine Churchill Hospital, in West London. His areas of interest are gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, SLE (lupus), sports medicine, back pain, vasculitis, soft tissue rheumatism and PRP Injections.  

Prof Tahir graduated from University of London in 1993 with a First Class Honours Bachelor’s degree and from Kings College School of Medicine in 1996 with a Bachelor or Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. He attained a Fellowship of The Royal College of Physicians in 2009, completed a master’s degree at Bath University in 2012 and attained a Membership of The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Membership in 2011. His many years of education and clinical experience make him an expert in his field.

Prof Tahir has memberships of Royal College of Physicians, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, ASAS, Brit SpA and British Society of Rheumatology. He is a Chief /Principal Investigator for a large number of clinical trials and is an Honorary Clinical Professor in the Division of Medicine at University College London. He has an interest in Sport Science outside of his academic work. He utilises his expertise to present on the television Live Health Show and undertakes humanitariun / charity work .




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Expert in: Rheumatology
Recommended by 8 specialists
14 years of experience

COVID19 update:

Face to face clinic appointments & investigations are now available at The Physicians' Clinic and Chiswick Medical Centre.  Otherwise, Dr Singh is happy to see new and follow up patients via phone and video consult.  Please book an appointment and his PA will be in touch to confirm.

Dr Animesh Singh is a Consultant in Rheumatology and Acute & General Medicine working privately at The Physicians' Clinic, The Princess Grace Hospital and Chiswick Medical Centre.  His NHS base is the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

He aims to offer holistic, evidence-based care to all his patients.  He takes pride in treating individual patients and not just their medical problems and runs his clinics in a collaborative fashion with his patients, maintaining great respect for their beliefs and background.

He is proficient in the management of patients with all types of rheumatological disorders with particular interest in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), osteoporosis, gout and lupus (SLE).  In addition, he is heavily involved with acute and general medicine including the assessment and management of acutely sick patients as well as the investigation of complex undifferentiated symptoms.  He participates in the medical on call rota at both the Royal Free and Princess Grace Hospitals.

At the Royal Free, he is clinical governance lead in acute medicine and psoriatic arthritis lead, running a unique collaborative clinic with dermatology consultants.  He is an educational supervisor for junior doctors, clinical tutor for undergraduate medical students and principal investigator in a number of clinical trials.

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Expert in: Rheumatology
Recommended by 1 specialist
44 years of experience

Professor David Reid is an internationally renowned Consultant Rheumatologist who specialises in osteoporosis. David qualified in medicine in 1975 from the University of Aberdeen where he eventually became Professor of Rheumatology and Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at that institute. Since retiral in 2015 from the the University he has become Emeritus Professor.

For over 25 year he has been associated with the National Osteoporosis Society having held most of the honorary positions on the Board of Trustees including 4 years as Chair of the Board. His association with the charity, now the Royal Osteoporosis Society, has continued and he now serves as Senior Medical Adviser and Fund Raising Ambassador to their Bone Research Academy

He has been extensively involved in osteoporosis and DEXA scanning research and has over 400 peer-reviewed papers and reviews. Much of his research has centred around bone density measurement and studying new treatments for osteoporosis. He has brought this expertise to into the private sector being a leader in the clinical use of Dual-Energy X-ray scanning (DEXA) and the newest approved therapies for osteoporosis, specifically the most recent arrival Evenity which became available in March 2020.

He currently consults privately at the Harley Street Clinic, 25 Harley Street, London Bridge Hospital at the Shard and at BMI Albyn Hospital Aberdeen

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Expert in: Rheumatology
30 years of experience

Dr. Gerald Coakley is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician who has been working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, now part of Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, since 2000. He covers all aspects of rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis and is experienced in musculoskeletal pain disorders such as fibromyalgia. He has run an interdisciplinary service for people with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis since 2007 at Keats House, London Bridge. 

Dr. Coakley qualified from the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 1989. Following this, he completed his postgraduate training in Nottingham and London, before undertaking an Arthritis Research Campaign Fellowship. He carried out in-depth research into Rheumatoid Arthritis and Felty’s Syndrome at Guy’s Hospital and this led to him obtaining a PhD in 2000.

He held the position as Director of Medical Education between 2003 and 2013, followed by Clinical Director for Dermatology, Neurology, and Rheumatology between 2013 and 2018 at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust. He is currently a Trustee and National Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the British Society for Rheumatology.

He has published numerous papers in the areas of Felty's Syndrome and Septic Arthritis. 

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Expert in: Rheumatology
15 years of experience


Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick is a consultant rheumatologist practising at NHS Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and privately at Wimpole Street in London.  She received her medical degree from Imperial College London in 2004, and underwent specialist training in rheumatology and in general medicine in 2017 at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and University College London Hospital.  She also gained a PhD on infection during rheumatoid arthritis treatment from University College London during this period.  Her special clinical interests lie around arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, crystal arthritis including gout, as well as connective tissue disease, osteoporosis, soft tissue rheumatology, and chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia.

She takes an active role in teaching at King’s College London where she is undergraduate lead for rheumatology teaching. She gives lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supervising junior doctors during their training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. She also has an interest in academic research, having published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals in her particular fields of interest. She is a member of the British Society of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians

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Expert in: Rheumatology
31 years of experience

Since becoming a consultant rheumatologist in 2001, Dr Malcolm Persey has been based at the Barnet and Chase Farm sites of the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.  He practices privately in Enfield, Bushey/Elstree and Golders Green.  He diagnoses and treats a wide range of rheumatology conditions and and has a number of special interests.  He can arrange and interpret appropriate investigations such as X-rays, MRI Scans, Bone Density Scans, Nerve conduction studies and blood tests.  He regularly undertakes procedures such as carpal tunnel, other soft tissue and joint injections

Dr Malcolm Persey has extensive experience and particular interest in general rheumatology, osteoporosis, gout, arthritis/rheumatic diseases in pregnancy, and vasculitis.  Other areas in which Dr Persey has a special interest are non-surgical treatments of a variety of rheumatological problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and shoulder pain, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis of the hand and lower limb.

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Expert in: Rheumatology
41 years of experience

Dr John Outhwaite is an experienced Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician in Orthopaedic Medicine specialising in complicated and persistently painful musculoskeletal conditions which are not suitable for surgical intervention including whiplash injury, low back pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

John qualified at Oxford University in 1979 and served five years in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He worked in rheumatology teaching units in Birmingham and London and has been a consultant physician in Orthopaedic Medicine at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre for many years.

His particular interest is in patients with complicated problems and persistent painful conditions which have not responded to simple treatment regimes, and are not suitable for surgical treatment. These include whiplash injury, persistent low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and knee and foot pain. He provides comprehensive exercise techniques and functional restoration programmes.

John works closely with multi-professional colleagues including pain consultants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists and personal trainers. John has recently joined the team of skilled consultants and physicians at The London Orthopaedic Clinic based at King Edward VII’s Hospital.

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Expert in: Rheumatology
22 years of experience

Dr Houssien is a consultant rheumatologist who studied at King Abdullaziz University in Jeddah - he completed his MSc in Rheumatology and undertook clinic research in rheumatology. He has over two decades of experience in Saudi Arabia and has been offering laser acupuncture in Harley Street. 

He has developed a new treatment for back, neck, shoulder and knee pain using laser acupuncture - laser acupuncture is an integral part of his clinical approach to avoid the side effects of standard therapies. He combines it with special diet are designed to improve symptoms after their first visit. 

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What is a Rheumatologist?

Musculoskeletal problems and autoimmune conditions afflict millions around the world. These disorders include somewhat common problems like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, to the much more complex autoimmune problems like lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and various rare and exotic autoimmune conditions. By definition, the best rheumatologists in London deal with any pain or disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and connective tissues, including those caused by autoimmune conditions. Finding top rheumatologists near London is easy with the services of Doctify.

When to see a Rheumatologist?

It is important to note that patients experiencing acute or chronic pain from any of the rheumatology areas of concern often have two main questions for medical professionals: 1) what’s causing the pain, and 2) how can we make it go away. When not dealing with an autoimmune disease, the treatment options from rheumatologists in London may be focused on physical therapy, medications, injections (such as steroid or pain injections in the painted joint or muscle areas), or similar tactics. In cases of a suspected autoimmune disease, treatment may be somewhat more difficult.

There are a number of medication options of varying success, in addition to basic pain management regimens. Often, autoimmune diseases may require multiple visits – even when seeing the best rheumatologists in London, as they can be extremely difficult to diagnose and present with variable symptoms from a visit to visit. The most important thing to remember about rheumatologists in London is that they are highly-trained experts that are there to help alleviate your pain as much as possible and determine the root cause of the pain. It can be frustrating for patients who expect an immediate diagnosis and cure, as in many cases, the conditions treated by top rheumatologists in London are chronic and largely incurable. Nevertheless, with the treatment options available, a bit of patience, pain management, and persistence, most patients are able to find solutions to allow them to live their lives to the fullest.

What procedures can you find at a Rheumatology clinic? 

  • Ultrasound
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Vibration Therapy
  • Rheumatology
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