Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM(UK)

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 5 specialists
27 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Dr. Catherine Spencer Smith goes beyond expectations. She is an incredibly patient compassionate extremely knowledgeable and kind lady. I am so lucky to have found her and feel completely relaxed under her care. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.“
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Subspecialties

  • Exercise Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4205342
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,778 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,368 reviews

    About

    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, works in several private practices in London including the Wellington Hospital, HCA at the Shard, and The Platinum Medical Centre. She has her own practice as well - Sportdoc London Limited. She is highly specialised in the treatment of sports injury, with a special focus on hip and groin conditions (such as FAI), and undiagnosed problems.

    Dr Spencer-Smith graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1995 and went on to train in sports medicine from the University Of Bath. Her experience has earned her an excellent reputation and allowed her to work alongside Paralympians and Olympians, as well as the ordinary sportsperson. She was appointed a ports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She has worked with the athletes for the GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance, and outdoor adventure.

    Dr Spencer-Smith is an active teacher, having developed an MSc at Bangor University. She often lectures and presents at conferences and on the TV. She is also a marathon runner and triathlete and uses her own experience to empathise with the frustrations of injury in sport.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

    Procedures

    • Exercise Testing
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Running Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Joint Injury
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    MBBS St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London 1995

    DRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1998

    MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 1999

    MSc Sport and Exercise University of Bath 2006

    FFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine: Royal College of Surgeons 2013

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.95
    Explanation
    4.95
    Hip and Groin Pain
    9/20
    Back Pain
    3/20
    Running Injuries
    2/20
    Sports Injuries
    2/20
    Bursitis (Shoulder)
    1/20
    Joint Injury
    1/20
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    (5/5)
    Dr. Catherine Spencer Smith goes beyond expectations. She is an incredibly patient compassionate extremely knowledgeable and kind lady. I am so lucky to have found her and feel completely relaxed under her care. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She was so understanding of my issue and really seemed liked she cared She was very clear and made me feel so reassured that I can have my issue fixed
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for you very kind review. Wishing you health and happiness going forwards.

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    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
    She was calm and friendly and listened to my health issues
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for your kind review

    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional, personable and polite.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Very open and easy to talk to. Efficient and explained everything well
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Exceptionally empathetic
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you so much. Wishing you health and happiness going forward 🙏

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Spencer Smith was very friendly, caring and thorough.
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    🙏🙏🙏

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Friendly, caring, highly professional - very impressed
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for your kind words : )

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good at explaining things and understanding what I’m going through. Couldn’t have more trust in anyone!
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you : )

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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Absolutely amazing. Very understanding and explains everything in such clear detail. Very thorough too. Couldn’t recommend enough!!
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 specialists
    I have looked after their patients

    "Dr Spencer-Smith is an exceptional sports physician specialising in musculoskeletal treatment. I've worked with Cath as a recipient of her referrals for Dietetics for several years now; and all patients who have received her care have only had positive feedback. Her care and attention to 'tricky' musculoskeletal issues, chronic under-training or other sports performance issues is incredible. She comes highly recommended from one clinician to another, don't look any further!"

    03-10-2019

    Recommended for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury, Joint Injury
    Mr Chris Myers
    Mr Chris Myers
    Physiotherapy
    Is a colleague

    "Cath is a very knowledgable and experienced Sports Doctor. She is an excellent communicator and helps clients understand their condition and takes the time to carefully explain to clients what is wrong and what the best options are for a full recovery. I refer regularly to Cath and would trust her with my nearest and dearest. One of the best!"

    09-05-2019

    Recommended for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice (GP)
    I have referred patients to them

    "Cathy Spencer-Smith is my Sports Medicine specialist of choice. She is an excellent clinician and diagnostician, as well as having the bedside manner to match!"

    09-05-2019

    Recommended for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury
    Mr Tom Lowes
    Mr Tom Lowes
    Osteopathy
    I have referred patients to them

    "I can highly recommend Cath as a Sports & Exercise Medicine doctor. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which she combines with a friendly and straightforward approach to solving your injury. She is second to none when it comes to fixing hips!"

    10-07-2018

    Recommended for:
    Musculoskeletal Injury, Joint Injury

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