Dr Daniel Fishman

Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist

Harpenden, AL5 4BP

35 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Rheumatologist

Harpenden, AL5 4BP

35 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.86

123 patient reviews

3 professional endorsements

4.89

Overall Experience

4.85

Bedside manner

4.85

Explanation

187 of 288 total recommendations are for:

Rheumatology

(66)

Rheumatology

(66)

Joint Pain

(55)

Other

(101)

Recent patient review

28 Jan 2023

Professional but very approachable and explains everything clearly ...

OverviewAboutLocationReviewsEndorsementsFAQ

About

Dr. Fishman has been a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist since 2001. He investigates and treats all forms of inflammatory and degenerative arthritis, as well as back pain, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease and soft-tissue rheumatism, such as fibromyalgia (which is one of his clinical interests). He has particular experience in the field of Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology.

As well as being a full-time Consultant at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, he is also the Clinical Director for Rheumatology, leading the adult rheumatology service and setting up the paediatric rheumatology service. Additional positions held have included Secretary of the East Anglian Rheumatology Society, Eastern Regional representative on the Executive Committee of the British Society for Rheumatology and Eastern Regional Speciality Adviser for the Royal College of Physicians.

It is also of note that Dr. Fishman can treat all forms of degenerative and inflammatory arthritis with joint, tendon and soft tissue injections to patients of all ages and is trained in the use of diagnostic ultrasound.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Joint Injection
  • Medical Report
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Medicolegal
  • Rheumatology
  • Video Consultation
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Paediatric rheumatology
  • Adolescent rheumatology

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Joint Pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Others

All conditions and treatments

  • Rheumatology
  • Joint Pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neck Pain

Registered with

General Medical Council

3279966

Qualifications

Dr Fishman graduated as MB BS from St Mary's Hospital Medical School (now part of Imperial College) in 1988, having also taken an intercalated BSc in Neuroanatomy during his medical studies. He obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991 and was elected as a Fellow of the College in 2006. In 1999, he was awarded a PhD from the University of London for Molecular Pathology research related to Juvenile Arthritis.


Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Royal College of Physicians

British Society for Rheumatology


languages spoken

  • English

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £175.00
  • Follow-up appointment: £115.00

insurers

  • Norwich Union
  • April
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • Legal & General
  • CS Healthcare
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • WPA
  • Simply Health
  • Vitality Health
  • Aviva Health
  • Healix
  • The Exeter
  • Cigna
  • Bupa
  • health-on-line
  • Groupama
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Saga Insurance

Location

All locations

Spire Harpenden Hospital

4.87

(380)

Video consultation

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

Not available

Tuesday

Not available

Wednesday

Not available

Thursday

Not available

Friday

Not available

Saturday

Not available

Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Rheumatology (63)
Rheumatology (63)
Joint Pain (53)
Inflammatory Arthritis (20)
Knee Pain (14)

123 reviews

4.67

4.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Professional but very approachable and explains everything clearly

28 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

Inflammatory Arthritis

3

3.00

Overall Experience

3.00

Bedside manner

3.00

Explanation

I felt uncomfortable and got the impression I had arrived for my appointment at the end of a 'bad day'. The final analysis of my worsening fibromyalgia pain seemed to be directed at my weight. Went away quite upset with the outcome and nothing positive to take with me.

27 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

Back Pain


Reply from Daniel Fishman

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you were left with this impression, which was never my intention. I am obviously unable to discuss in detail the contents of our consultation on this forum, but I always strive to have a holistic approach to the management of fibromyalgia, which is a difficult condition to live with and to treat. Aiming to be as healthy as possible is essential and this was the message I was trying to get across doing our mid-afternoon consultation.

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

A wonderful consultant to work with.

12 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Rheumatology

4.67

5.00

Overall Experience

4.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Firstly, the consultation took place on time. Dr Fishman listened carefully to my description of my symptoms and carried out a thorough examination. He set out clearly his initial thoughts in language and in terms appropriate to an explanation for a person with limited medical knowledge. He suggested a course of further investigations and some steps I could take to alleviate some of the symptoms. I was very happy with the whole consultation and there were no obvious areas where it could have been improved.

11 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

4.67

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

4.00

Explanation

Clear, polite and straightforward

05 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

My consultation with Dr Fishman was excellent. He was immensely helpful performing a range of tests on me alongside explaining the likely cause of my pain and also the testing/remedies available to me. I would have no hesitation returning to see him, should the need arise. I highly recommend him.

03 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr Fishman is excellent. He took time to listen. He was extremely thorough taking a detailed history and explaining everything clearly. I highly recommend Dr Fishman.

03 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Foot Pain

Rheumatology

Joint Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Was very happy with my consultation and the explanation of my problem and the plan moving forward.

03 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Osteoarthritis

Joint Pain

Arthritis

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very nice Doctor, easy to talk to. Very thorough and help me understand my condition and what I need to do to control the symptoms.

03 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Pain

Inflammatory Arthritis

Arthritis

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Excellent Consultant. Explained things easily to understand and also was able to explain another condition I have not related to Rheumatology better that the consultant specializing in the condition did

29 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Scleroderma

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

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Rheumatology (3)
Rheumatology (3)
Joint Pain (2)
Arthritis (2)

3 endorsements

Dr Fishman is a colleague and an excellent Rheumatologist. I would recommend his services, particularly in the field of paediatric rheumatology

26 May 2021

Endorsed for

Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Dr. Sundeept Bhalara

Rheumatology

Is a colleague

I have known Dr Fishman as a regional colleague since 2001. He is a highly respected Rheumatologist and General Physician. He has contributed widely to the specialty since he took up his Consultant post. He is one of the few Rheumatologists with experience in the care of children and teenagers with arthritis problems. I would have no hesitation in seeking his advice or recommending him to patients.

16 Oct 2020

Endorsed for

Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Arthritis
+ 5 more

Dr David O'Reilly

Rheumatology

Is a colleague

Dr Fishman is a very accomplished Rheumatologists with wide experience. He is very senior and extremely competent physician. I have full confidence in referring patients having problems with arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, polymyalgia etc).

13 May 2020

Endorsed for

Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Arthritis
+ 7 more

Mr Ravi Pandit

Orthopaedic Surgery

I have looked after their patients

FAQ

What are Dr Daniel Fishman's reviews like?

Dr Daniel Fishman's overall patient rating is 4.86 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 123 reviews

What languages does Dr Daniel Fishman speak?

Dr Daniel Fishman speaks English

Where is Dr Daniel Fishman located?

Dr Daniel Fishman primarily practices at Spire Harpenden Hospital, located at Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
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Does Dr Daniel Fishman accept new patients?

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