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
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.92
Bedside Manner
4.89
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“I was very impressed with the whole consultation. Dr. O'Reilly explained everything extremely clearly, gave me confidence that he would be able to resolve my discomfit. He followed up my visit with an email asking f there was anything further I needed, which I though was extremely good of him. I am happy for this review not to be confidential if required. David Bracher“
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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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    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    30 New Road Impington, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB24 9EL
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    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

    4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 8AF
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    About

    • Dr O'Reilly offers 'face to face' appointments for new and follow up patients. These are available at the Spire Lea and Nuffield hospitals 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.
    • Video consultations are still available and the timing of appointments is very flexible. These are best for 'follow up' appointments to discuss test results, response to treatment etc
    • Most medical insurance companies have approved video consultations, however insured patients should confirm these appointments with their insurers beforehand.

    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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    Medical procedures

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

    • Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Osteoporosis
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Gout
    • Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Neck Pain
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Scleroderma
    • Sjögren’s Syndrome
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • 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
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Back Pain
    12/95
    Osteoarthritis
    8/95
    Rheumatology
    6/95
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    5/95
    Arthritis
    4/95
    Joint Pain
    4/95
    Knee Pain
    3/95
    Osteoporosis
    3/95
    Joint Injection
    2/95
    Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
    2/95
    Autoautoimmune
    1/95
    Autoimmune Diseases
    1/95
    Bone density
    1/95
    Bone pain and raised alkaline phosphatase
    1/95
    Chest Pain
    1/95
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    1/95
    De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    1/95
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/95
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    1/95
    Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
    1/95
    Gout
    1/95
    Hallux Rigidus
    1/95
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    1/95
    Lower Back Pain
    1/95
    Pain and disability over most joints
    1/95
    Painful feet
    1/95
    Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    1/95
    Pseudo gout
    1/95
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    1/95
    Sciatica
    1/95
    Shoulder Pain
    1/95
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    1/95
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
    1/95
    Trigger thumb
    1/95
    Upper Arm Pain
    1/95
    arthritus
    1/95
    as above, Xray
    1/95
    muscular and joint pain
    1/95
    pain in shoulders
    1/95
    trigger thumb
    1/95
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis Osteoarthritis
    I was very impressed with the whole consultation. Dr. O'Reilly explained everything extremely clearly, gave me confidence that he would be able to resolve my discomfit. He followed up my visit with an email asking f there was anything further I needed, which I though was extremely good of him. I am happy for this review not to be confidential if required. David Bracher
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint Injection
    Excellent consultant, would highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    I was very pleased I had booked my appointment with Dr O’Reilly. He called me before my appointment as I had e mailed with a question. He was very easy to talk to and I felt I was given the time to ask any questions. I had an MRI scan done previously and he went through that with me and explained everything. Would not hesitate to see him if I needed an appointment in the future .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autoautoimmune
    If only I could give a 10 star rating to Dr David O’Reilly...I came across this doctor by accident after failing to find an urgent face to face consultation with a dermatologist. Most doctors are only doing online consultations during COVID-19. I had concerns about a rash and wanted to rule out autoimmune disease. Dr O’Reilly (Rheumatologist) came to my rescue and was happy to review me quickly at the Spire hospital in Cambridge. He was professional and charming and his care was excellent. I left the hospital feeling reassured. To put this into context, it was the first face to face consultation I’d had with a doctor since my health issues started in January and that meant a lot. I His follow up care was incredible, he knew I was anxious and organised an MRI scan very quickly and my results came back within 24 hours. We kept in communication throughout via phone and email and I felt very comfortable emailing him with any concerns I had. I was lucky that I had private health care but if I didn’t, I would have self-funded to see this amazing doctor. Would I trust Dr O’Reilly with my life? Yes 100 percent!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Excellent. I have had no experience with others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pain in shoulders Rheumatology
    He wasted no time, listened well, asked relevant questions and was very considerate and kindly. I left the appointment feeling reassured that he understood my case and was dealing with it.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Extremely good.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    I found Dr. O'Reilly to be extremely welcoming and helpful. He explained my condition in a way I could understand. During my consultation he took the time to check a number of other potential issues so not to jump to any conclusions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Rheumatology
    I felt very listened to and comfortable with Dr O’Reilly. He was very thorough in his prognosis. I wish my appointments with all doctors were as good.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bone density
    Dr. O'Reilly was clear and precise when talking to me. It was easy to ask questions .
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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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