Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Dr Benjamin Jacobs

MBBS DCH MRCP (UK) MRCPCH MSc MD

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

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1 specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Dr Jacobs did a very thorough assessment, despite the appointment being by video link. He had a very open and friendly manner, and a good rapport with my son. I felt very confident in his opinions. “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 3065251

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Brockley Hill, Stanmore, United Kingdom, HA7 4LP
8 reviews

The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

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

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - Bolsover Street

45 Bolsover Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5AQ
0 reviews

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
121 reviews

About

Dr Benjamin Jacobs is a consultant Paediatrician in London, UK. He trained in London before taking up a four-year lecturer post (Honorary Senior Registrar) at the University of Manchester. During this lectureship, Dr Jacobs submitted his 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 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 spoken in international conferences about children's bone diseases 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 enquire with us.

Telephone follow-up consultations are available at £40 for 15 minutes related to the first appointment.

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Medical procedures

DEXA Scan

Vitamin D, Calcium and Parathyroid Hormone assessment 


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Special interests

  • Respiratory Infection

  • Asthma

  • Nutrition

  • Paediatric Malnutrition

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics

  • Respiratory Allergies

  • Paediatrics

  • Paediatric bone disease

  • Vitamin D deficiency

  • Paediatric respiratory problems

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Education

  • MBBS Medicine University of London
  • 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

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs did a very thorough assessment, despite the appointment being by video link. He had a very open and friendly manner, and a good rapport with my son. I felt very confident in his opinions.

Patient seen for:
multiple fractures, exclude any underlying condition
21-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs was lovely - thorough, kind, lovely bedside manner, and very patient in answering all of our (many) questions. Would highly recommend him to any parent.

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
29-04-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very patient, kind and thorough.

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
17-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Kind and caring

05-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs has provided excellent support to my daughter, above and beyond my expectations.

01-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs sought to build up a full picture of my son as a whole person in order to better understand what might be the root of the problem. He was never huried, always calm and took the time to explain everything fully. In his diagnosis he left no stone unturned. We were very happy with Dr Jacobs and feel fortunate that we were referred to him.

Patient seen for:
Chronic pain and frequent injuries to knees and ankles in adolescent boy.
31-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Doctor Benjamin listen patient all my concerns and give me good advices. He examined my daughter carefully top to toes even if it wasn’t related to the specific problem we were there for. Good experience!

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
29-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Amazing doctor. He did fantastically with my daughter, asking full medical history. What impressed me was that dr Jacobs asked what my daughter normal diet is and many, many questions which helped figure out what was wrong. He understood and explained very clearly why we need so much vitamin D and healthy lifestyle .

29-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs was incredibly thorough and has a lovely bedside manner. He made my daughter feel very comfortable and spent as much time as necessary with us. I would highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Fracture
15-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The most wonderfull doctor that We have ever met 🙏

09-03-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
5
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5

It was great seeing Dr. Jacob's for my son. He is great with kids and is very good at diagnosis. I would surely recommend him.

28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was extremely impressed with Dr Benjamin Jacobs when he saw my three year old son. Dr Jacobs was very patient, carried out a thorough investigation and was very knowledgable. The next day I also got a follow up to see how my son was. I will definitely not hesitate to see Dr Benjamin Jacobs again for my son if needed.

27-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Took plenty of time to ask about our young son and fully examine. He also followed up with a call on each occasion - which was really nice. I would highly recommend Dr. Jacobs.

Patient seen for:
Cold
17-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very thorough and listened well to everything we had to say and recalled all the detail. I was particularly happy with how he made both my daughter and I feel calm and positive at the first consultation. Was above our expectations. Thanks

14-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs is amazing, very professional and kind. Thank you!!!

09-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He listened carefully and understood my concerns. He also had a soft and polite tone with my three year old.

09-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We were delighted with Dr Jacobs and his manner, thoroughness and thoughtfulness. A lovely, caring doctor.

03-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

This was our second time seeing Dr Jacobs in clinic. He is a very welcoming person who explained things as clearly as possible. Both me and my daughter felt listened to.

Patient seen for:
Paediatric fractures
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs was brilliant with my son. He was thorough; asked him lots of questions; checked his legs and had tests done to rule things out. Dr Jacobs explained everything so my son could understand and then referred us to physio who helped loads.

Patient seen for:
painful legs
27-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We personally find dr Jacobs to be extremely personable, professional, knowledgable (specifically on the subject of bones) and very friendly. He is never quick to medicate or do unnecessary tests and seems to clearly think things through to assess whether any intrusive testing ie scans and blood tests is required, considering all possible outcomes and consequences. We would definitely recommend dr Jacobs based on our experience

26-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs was very reassuring with regard to our sons condition. He was extremely knowledgeable and offered to help in anyway he could

Patient seen for:
osteomyelitis
19-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The most thoughtful, warm and caring doctor. So happy to be able to work with Dr Jacobs with the difficulties we are having with our 4 year old

Patient seen for:
Paediatrics
17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Jacobs was very reassuring and explained everything very well to Róisín. He answered any questions we had and was very kind and caring in his approach. We have full confidence in his professional ability and find his manner very considerate.

16-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Wonderful! Not only is Dr Jacobs brilliant and thorough, he is also very kind to both our children. They trust him and enjoy their medical appointments. As a parent, I really appreciate seeing a paediatrics specialist with the expertise of Dr Jacobs. Appointments are also arranged promptly, without much waiting time, and follow-up takes place. Dr Jacobs provides an invaluable service to our family.

16-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr. Jacobs is very kind and precise in the explanation. We feel relieved after meeting him.

11-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs is thorough and most of all caring. He has been constantly reassuring and kind. Dr Jacobs has followed through each time with regular contact and has made sure that my sons problems have been dealt with efficiently and quickly. Dr Jacobs was recommended to me and as a family we would recommend him too.

Patient seen for:
Upper Back Pain
08-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Would defenetly recommend Dr. Benjamin to any parent that has worries in regards to its child health. My 8 months son and I visited him, being very worried, but left the clinic confident that my son will get better, and so it was. He took his time (about 60 min) and explained everything to me, also sent a very detailed report of our discussion. Will definitely see him again if needed.

18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The doctor is always precise in the explanations, without missing any detail. We feel always relieved after when we bring our daughters for a check.

16-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent service thank you

13-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great with children . Thank you

Patient seen for:
Strep Throat
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

What a nice and thorough guy. Helped examine my small son and talked through the medication options so I could understand them. He called 6 days later to check in, and also emailed a followup with his letter to our GP. I would highly recommend Dr. Jacobs.

Patient seen for:
Cold
09-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs was so kind, so knowledgable & really helped our son. We feel very lucky to have been able to get an appointment with him so quickly.

08-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very kind and caring.

20-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Benjamin Jacobs was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable.

Patient seen for:
mystery virus for my son
17-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Fantastic service. Great doctor

19-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I took my son with a mild scoliosis diagnosis from the Chiropractor. Dr. Jacobs and his team were exceptional. They thoroughly examined him and looked after him. Dr. Jacobs has looked after him very well and has been extremely helpful in ensuring no stone is left unturned, with various recommendations and advice. Truly grateful. thank you.

Patient seen for:
suspected scoliosis
29-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Wonderful doctor 🙏🙏🙏

12-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He was very kind and professional. He responded to me very fast, informed me about everything beforehand, helped me as much as he could.

12-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We would highly recommend Dr Jacobs. He is extremely professional, thorough, patient, understanding and he genuinely cares. Our daughter felt instantly at ease with Dr Jacobs as he has a great rapport with children. Dr Jacobs was very supportive of our concerns as parents, provided great reassurance and went over and above in his communication with us.

11-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Extremely helpful and prompt response

12-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very professional!

16-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Jacobs was so friendly and profession. He performed a thorough examination of my son before advising if further tests need to be done. I trusted 100% the advice provided by Dr Jacobs. All my worries gone after my son being seen by him.

20-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs is kind, approachable, highly skilled and excels in his vocation; he was able to build a delightful and immediate rapport with my ten year old daughter (and myself too) and his attention to issues of significance and understanding is truly appreciated. His Secretary is also kind, helpful and cordial. Thank you so much.

20-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs provided an excellent service. He went beyond what I expected. I am glad that I was able to get an appointment with him as he was able to reassure me about my daughter's condition and treatment, which was a great comfort.

15-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs is an incredible doctor, goes well beyond the call of duty. What a tremendous support, superb expertise in his field, but most of all it shines through that he genuinely cares about our son.

27-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

First impressions are always important, booking with the Dr’s secretary was very easy and managed to book us in that evening! She was very polite and helpful. Seeing Dr Jacobs was great also. He put us at ease straight away and took a lot of our worries away. Some consultants want to do every test under the sun to suit them sometimes, but Dr Jacobs made Sure we didn’t do anything unnecessarily. Would defiantly see him again

26-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Always been on hand to answer questions in person or via email, helpful and interested in progression/problems.

01-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Jacobs came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. He was thorough in his background checks prior to our consultation as well as in his investigation & examination during. He immediately put both myself and my nine year old daughter at ease with his caring manner and was prepared to actually listen; where we were previously unheard.

14-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Jacobs looks after my daughter who has Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 1 (mild). I have always found Dr Jacobs to be an excellent source of information, comfort and patience in explaining her condition/treatment and a real help in getting things moving. Dr Jacobs always goes the extra mile, making himself available when we are going through difficult times. Whilst in the Isle of Wight she had a significant injury and Dr Jacobs was on hand for advice. Whenever she has had a break Dr Jacobs has explained the options calmly and clearly. We really appreciate the care and compassion we received from Dr Jacobs when the annual scan revealed a compression fracture leading to the need for acid infusions. Our experience in both booking the treatment and having the treatment were extremely smooth and this can be credited to Dr Jacobs great organisation and availability in helping to rush through the treatment. This is something we greatly appreciate due to my daughter starting school in the near future. My daughter has really warmed to Dr Jacobs and thinks he is very funny, all of the above has led to her having a very good first experience of infusions which will greatly help in treatments of the future. We feel very lucky to be receiving care at RNOH and even more so to be under the care of Dr Jacobs. Thank you for everything you do.

27-11-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I took my 7 year old to see Dr Benjamin Jacobs and he was brilliant. He put my daughter at ease straight away and was very caring and understanding. He took everything I said seriously and I felt confident thar Dr Jacobs will be able to help. He has also followed up with me directly regarding her results.

26-11-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

Great general paediatrician who I am always very happy to refer to

For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
Connection: Is a colleague

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