Dr David O'Reilly

Dr David O'Reilly

MA MB BChir FRCP

Rheumatology

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1 specialist

41 years of experience
25 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.93

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“David - * asks great open questions and listens * brings his considerable experience & eminence to "join up the dots" * is rigorous and thorough * explains clearly * has a high level of empathy, really connecting with the patient * makes "next steps" easy and works off the patient's needs“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

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

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    30 New Road Impington, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB24 9EL
    186 reviews

    The Manor Hospital

    Church End Biddenham, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 4AW
    63 reviews

    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

    Procedures

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

    • Back Pain
    • Joint Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Knee Pain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Gout
    • 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

    4.92 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.93
    Bedside Manner
    4.92
    Explanation
    4.92
    Back Pain
    23/133
    Rheumatology
    17/133
    Joint Pain
    14/133
    Osteoarthritis
    11/133
    Arthritis
    10/133
    Osteoporosis
    8/133
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    6/133
    Knee Pain
    4/133
    Shoulder Pain
    4/133
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    3/133
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    3/133
    Gout
    2/133
    Joint Injection
    2/133
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1/133
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    (5/5)
    David - * asks great open questions and listens * brings his considerable experience & eminence to "join up the dots" * is rigorous and thorough * explains clearly * has a high level of empathy, really connecting with the patient * makes "next steps" easy and works off the patient's needs
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    (5/5)
    Very happy with consultation at the Spire Cambridge yesterday. Dr. O’Reilly was Professional and friendly with great communication skills. Good explanation of diagnosis and treatments available. Highly recommend.
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    (5/5)
    Extremely thorough questioning, physical examination and explanation - very pleasant bedside manner and put me at ease straight away. I was very impressed to receive a copy of the letter to my GP by email within a couple of hours. Altogether a very satisfactory consultation - thank you.
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr. O'Reilly was extremely thorough and took the time to listen thoughtfully to my symptoms and situation. His bedside manner and understanding was excellent. I highly recommend Dr. O'Reilly - he's by far the best consultant I've seen.
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    Patient seen for:
    Thorough, listens and gives reasoned explanations for treatment.
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr O’Reilly was thorough, showed patience and explained his process clearly.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A very pleasant and clearly highly experienced Consultant. He told the truth as we wanted and made most helpful and practical - and of course medical - suggestions. He also liaised on our behalf with the local NHS team and is clearly extremely well placed to do so. There are few Consultants in my limited experience prepared to give up their time on a Sunday night. A good choice and a wise and kind person.
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    (5/5)
    Dr O"Reilly was very formative and considerate, he was very thorough and extremely quick to respond. Thank you
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    Patient seen for:
    I was very grateful to Dr O'Reilly for diagnosing the source of the considerable pain I had been suffering. I found him to be very professional, thorough and empathetic and would highly recommend him..
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    The consultation was both helpful and reassuring: – the generous time given to the consultation allowed a thorough and wide-ranging investigation – verbal explanations were both clear and comprehensive – in particular, expositions of a multiplicity of past scans and X-ray images – most of which seen by me for the first time – the written report, a comprehensive summary understandable to one without medical training, was received on the same day. I am grateful for a most constructive dialogue.
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    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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