Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Dr Benjamin Jacobs

MBBS DCH MRCP (UK) MRCPCH MSc MD

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Recommended by 6 specialists
36 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Jacob spent a lot of time trying to understand the problem, “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Rheumatology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Respiratory Medicine
  • Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3065251
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    599 reviews

    Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
    460 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    18:00 - 19:00 | 17:00 - 17:45
    Tue
    16:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    17:00 - 19:00
    Thu
    17:00 - 19:00
    Fri
    08:15 - 11:00 | 13:00 - 16:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    10:00 - 11:00

    About

    Dr Benjamin Jacobs is a consultant Paediatrician in London, UK. He trained in London before taking up a 4-year lecturer post (Honorary Senior Registrar) at the University of Manchester. During this lectureship, Dr Jacobs submitted his MD thesis on the psychology of children's eczema which saw him awarded a three-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada from 1996-1999. Before returning to the UK he obtained an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology with a thesis on influenza in children (CARIFS).

    Dr Jacobs works in London at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, with a specialist interest in the treatment of children and teenagers with bone or musculoskeletal problems, especially those relating to nutrition, bone disease, growing pains and Vitamin D. He is also experienced in the treatment of rare bone diseases such as osteogenesis, rickets and CRMO.

    Dr Jacobs has lectured in international conferences about children's  health and speaks on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

    Dr Jacobs is flexible and patients are seen within 2 to 3 days, just email or call us.

    Procedures

    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Paediatric Blood Tests
    • Paediatric Imaging
    • Well Baby Check
    • Video Consultation
    • Ultrasound
    • Assessment for Acquired Head & Skull Deformity
    • Health Check (Screening)
    • Immunisations
    • Medical Report
    • Rheumatology
    • Vaccination Advice
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    Special interests

    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Growing Pains
    • Back Pain
    • Chest Infection
    • Gait Abnormalities
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Asthma
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Neck Pain
    • Chest Pain
    • In Toeing
    • Kawasaki Disease
    • Acute Paediatric Disorder
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Chronic Cough
    • Chronic Paediatric Disorder
    • Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO)
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Fainting
    • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
    • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
    • Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
    • Positional Skull Deformity
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Rehabilitation
    • Rickets
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    • MBBS Medicine University of London
    • DCH London
    • FRCPCH
    • MRCP(UK)
    • MD Psychology of Childhood Eczema The University of Manchester
    • MSc in Clinical Epidemiology with a thesis on influenza in children
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.97
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    77/204
    Joint Pain
    11/204
    Knee Pain
    9/204
    Paediatric Blood Tests
    8/204
    Paediatric Imaging
    8/204
    Growing Pains
    7/204
    Back Pain
    5/204
    Well Baby Check
    4/204
    Chest Infection
    3/204
    Gait Abnormalities
    3/204
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    3/204
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Rheumatology
    3/204
    Troublesome Cough
    3/204
    Video Consultation
    3/204
    Asthma
    2/204
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    2/204
    Neck Pain
    2/204
    Ultrasound
    2/204
    Chest Pain
    1/204
    In Toeing
    1/204
    Kawasaki Disease
    1/204
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Jacob spent a lot of time trying to understand the problem,
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very thorough and calm and reassuring. Fantastic with children
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    We met Dr Jacobs regarding our daughter's bone health. He was very keen to understand all the possible angles we've been thinking about, and explore the various details of the condition of our daughter. We felt that we could completely trust Dr Jacobs' opinion. We'll continue to be followed by Dr Jacobs in the future.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Calm, reassuring and lots of knowledge and experience. Very happy with how Dr B Jacobs has worked with us a family.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    We had an appointment for our daughter for a long standing issue with pain in her legs. Dr Jacobs was very patient and reassuring. He was has a very kind and calming manner and is great with children. He has been very prompt with communication and is obviously very knowledgeable. We have been very reassured by our visit with Dr Jacobs and following from his advice, our daughter has had an improvement in her issue with pain in her legs. Very highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professional service provided, doctor was knowledgeable and thorough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Jacobs is just the best doctor. He’s kind, patient and so thorough. My daughter loves going to see him
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very personable and patient.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very professional, with an easy to understand interpretation of medical problem.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    What a wonderful Consultant! It was a pleasure to meet Dr Jacobs with our 8 year old daughter. Our daughter can be quite shy, nervous and worry, however, Dr Jacobs had a wonderful engaging bedside manner and our daughter was more than comfortable talking and explaining her symptoms. Dr Jacobs took time to really understand her problems and pain and got an excellent understanding and overview. My daughter enjoyed speaking to him and felt reassured, as did I, that he took everything seriously and explained options of the next procedure and suggested ways to improve things. Thank you for all your help. Definitely recommend Dr Jacobs.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 specialists
    Dr Roger Wolman
    Dr Roger Wolman
    Rheumatology, Sports & Exercise Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "Dr Jacobs is an excellent Paediatrician. I regulary refer patients to him. He assesses every patient thoroughly, treating the patient and their parents with respect. He provides an reliable opinion giving reassurance to me, to the patient and to their family. He is highly recommended."

    13-05-2021

    Recommended for:
    Joint Pain
    Mr Elliot Benjamin
    Mr Elliot Benjamin
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
    Is a colleague

    "DR JAcobs is an excellent paediatrician , well respected by colleagues, nurses , parents and Children!!! highly recommended as a general paediatrician"

    11-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Reactive Arthritis, Metabolic Bone Disease, Weight Loss
    , Growing Pains, Gait Abnormalities, Limb Length Discrepancies, Chest Pain
    Mr Jonathan Wright
    Mr Jonathan Wright
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Jacobs is a very experienced and talented consultant paediatrician. He regularly sees a wide range of paediatric patients presenting musculoskeletal problems, metabolic inflammatory conditions and skeletal dysplasia. He is an authority I turn to for input with challenging medical issues in my patients. "

    08-03-2022

    Recommended for:
    Reactive Arthritis, Joint Pain, Rehabilitation
    , Neck Pain, Osteoporosis, Knee Pain, Inflammatory Arthritis, Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Back Pain, Growing Pains, Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO), Gait Abnormalities, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, In Toeing, Rickets, Metabolic Bone Disease, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome), Positional Skull Deformity, Craniosynostosis, Stomach / Abdominal Pain, Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis, Chronic Paediatric Disorder, Acute Paediatric Disorder, Paediatric (Pediatric) Dizziness & Balance Disorders
    Mr Michael Mokawem
    Mr Michael Mokawem
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Jacobs is a very experienced and excellent consultant paediatrician. He routinely sees the full spectrum of paediatric patients presenting with Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems. His expert input is instrumental in achieving good outcomes for paediatric patients undergoing complex surgery. "

    14-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Metabolic Bone Disease

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