Dr David O'Reilly

Dr David O'Reilly

MA MB BChir FRCP

Rheumatology

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1 specialist

39 years of experience
28 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.92

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“I would highly recommend Dr O’Reilly. He took the time to explain the issues in great detail and answered all my questions. He followed up the consultation with a report, additional information and guidance. It was a very professional and friendly consultation. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Physicians: 10879
  • General Medical Council: 2672661
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    BMI The Manor Hospital

    Church End Biddenham, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 4AW
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    BMI St Edmunds Hospital

    St Mary's Square BURY ST, EDMUNDS, United Kingdom, IP33 2AA
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    About

    • Dr O'Reilly offers 'face to face' appointments for new and follow up patients. These are available at the Spire Lea hospital in Cambridge and the BMI hospitals in Bury St Edmunds and Bedford.
    • All appointments, new and old, are booked at 1 hour intervals so there is plenty of time for assemment and then explanation of findings.
    • Enquires about appointments can be emailed to Dr D O’Reilly directly via the contact page at RheumatologyUK.com or at david.oreilly@nhs.net

    Dr David O’Reilly is a Rheumatologist with over 25 years years experience.

    He completed his trained at the University of Cambridge in 1980 and practised as a Consultant in Rheumatology at the West Suffolk Hospital until July 2019. This included 10yrs as a Consultant Physician in Emergency Medicine. He is registered by the GMC as a specialist in Rheumatology and General (internal) Medicine: GMC number 2672661.

    Dr O’Reilly has long experience in the wide range of Rheumatology problems. His special expertise is early diagnosis and treatment of inflammation based arthritis eg rheumatoid, psoriatic and reactive arthritis. For patients with difficult disease he has over 15 years' experience in the use of the 'biological' treatments for arthritis conditions. His clinics are held weekly in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Bedford.

    The Dexa scanning service he leads reports over 1500 patient scans per year, almost all of these for the local NHS but private scans can be requested at www.dexascanner.co.uk

    Dr O’Reilly was also an investigator in national and international studies in Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and Osteoarthritis. In 2016 he was awarded the title of "Distinguished Member" by the British Society for Rheumatology in recognition of his work in the specialty. He is a member of the Trial Steering Committee of the STRAP Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis (https://www.nras.org.uk/strap-trial).

    His clinic appointments are all booked at 60 minute intervals to give plenty of time for assessment and explanation. He is happy to be contacted by his patients directly by email or mobile phone for advice and to discuss care.

    In Rheumatology good results require a close working relationship between specialists and patient. To see how seriously he takes this relationship see feedback from patients and colleagues on the "Reviews" page at RheumatologyUK.com.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Joint injection
    • Shoulder injection
    • Bursitis injection
    • Knee injection
    • Gout
    • Bursitis
    • Lupus / SLE
    • Joint pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Polymyalgia
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Dexa scanning
    • Back Pain
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Sciatica
    • Raynaud's
    • Neck pain
    • Injections
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Muscle pain
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    Procedures

    • Rheumatology
    • Joint Injection
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Pain
    • Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Knee Pain
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Gout
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Neck Pain
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Scleroderma
    • Sjögren’s Syndrome
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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    Education

    Education:

    • Cambridge University School of Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital
    • Medicine in Nottingham and Rheumatology in Manchester

    Memberships:

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
    • British Society of Rheumatology: made "Distinguished Member” in 2016 for work in the speciality
    • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
    • National Osteoporosis Society
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Back Pain
    17/117
    Osteoarthritis
    10/117
    Arthritis
    9/117
    Rheumatology
    9/117
    Rheumatology
    9/117
    Joint Pain
    8/117
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    5/117
    Osteoporosis
    5/117
    Knee Pain
    4/117
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    3/117
    Shoulder Pain
    3/117
    Gout
    2/117
    Joint Injection
    2/117
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    2/117
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1/117
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I would highly recommend Dr O’Reilly. He took the time to explain the issues in great detail and answered all my questions. He followed up the consultation with a report, additional information and guidance. It was a very professional and friendly consultation.
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    (5/5)
    I found my consultation with Dr O'Reilly a comforting and reassuring experience as he explained the condition and prognosis in a very caring manner. I was impressed with his offer of future contact if I needed to talk to him, even though he was referring me back to the NHS.
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    (5/5)
    Dr O'Reilly took the time to listen and gave a clear explanation of his findings which proved really useful. Thoroughly recommend.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am very grateful to Dr O'reilly for assessing my condition and ruling out the suspected diagnosis of GCA. He saved me a lot of unnecessary stress and the need to continue with the steroid treatment prescribed by my GP. Dr O'Reilly is a highly professional, considerate and knowledgeable doctor. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Extremely helpful and reassuring. Particularly helpful with contact with my G.P.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very pleased with the professional way I was treated and time spent talking about my treatment money well spent
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent best treatment by any physician I have ever experienced, nothing was too much effort and very thorough. Would highly recommend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    During our appointment with Dr O'Reilly I had plenty of time to describe my symptoms and he was very detailed in his diagnosis. It's really comforting to know that I can always reach out to Dr O'Reilly who will reposnd immediately to any concern.
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr O’Reilly was excellent at communication and I felt that I had complete knowledge of my condition and the medication required.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High professional, very well explained everything about my condition and excellent advice how to manage and keep under control.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Rheumatology

    Dr Daniel Fishman
    Dr Daniel Fishman
    Rheumatology

    03-10-2020

    I have known Dr. O'Reilly for many years and have always been impressed by his depth of knowledge and commitment to high-quality patient care. He is the recipient of a BSR award, acknowledging his clinical excellence. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to patients looking for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any form of inflammatory/soft tissue rheumatic disease.

    For specialty: Rheumatology
    For conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    For procedures: Rheumatology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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