Dr Ed Abrahamson

Dr Ed Abrahamson

MB FRCPCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.99
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4.99
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Dr Ed offers very sage advice. He is very good with children, and does not put them through any unnecessary tests. He takes the time to explain the situation very clearly to both parents and children. We are grateful for his expert guidance. Children in his community are very lucky to have Dr Ed on their side and benefit from his exceptional and proactive care.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 3218640

Consultation fees

New appointment: £275

Follow-up appointment: £225

Practices worked at

BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
451 reviews

About

Dr Ed Abrahamson is a highly experienced general paediatrician in London, with 32 years of flying hours.

He has held a specialist interest in emergency medicine throughout his career and set up the Paediatric Emergency Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1995, where he was the Head of the department for two decades and worked there until June 2020. He remains active in a teaching role. 

Dr Ed has a large private practice and treats the full range of general paediatric conditions; he is particularly passionate about ensuring children receive vaccinations and avoiding unnecessary use of medication, such as antibiotics for minor viral infection. He has a genuinely holistic view of medicine, looking at the well being of the parents and other siblings in factors involving his patient's health. He actively involves parents in all decision making.

His clinics are at BUPA Cromwell Hospital, Monday to Thursday with video appointments available out of hours via the secure NHS approved Clinecall App. To avail of this just request a video appointment

He also consults on an ad hoc basis at Chelsea & Westminster private (02033158484).

COVID-19. He is running a daily update which you can read here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/18ymfd2ugtctwrn/COVID%2019%20v14.docx?dl=0

Dr Abrahamson has received recognition for his work including a Bronze Clinical Excellence Award and being named in the top 100 children's doctors in Britain by The Times in 2012. He is also the Vice President of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. He lives in Cornwall half of the week with his family, and is godfather to 2 Jack Russells who he adores and spends his weekends with.

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Medical procedures

  • Full range of general paediatrics, from 0-18 yrs
  • Particular interest in all emergencies; infant feeding issues; recurring wheeze, asthma; chronic cough, reflux, constipation, eczema, weight issues, headaches, tics, bed wetting
  • Routine checks
  • Immunisations
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Special interests

All general paediatrics, including:

  • Infant feeding; reflux and colic
  • Cough/wheeze and other respiratory problems
  • Recurrent infections
  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Bet wetting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Minor trauma
  • Skin rashes; eczema
  • All acute emergencies
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Education

  • MB FRCPCH - Royal College of Paediatrics, since 1995
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed offers very sage advice. He is very good with children, and does not put them through any unnecessary tests. He takes the time to explain the situation very clearly to both parents and children. We are grateful for his expert guidance. Children in his community are very lucky to have Dr Ed on their side and benefit from his exceptional and proactive care.

08-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson has been fantastic and a pleasure to deal with, listening to concerns, showing great empathy, proactively engaging other professionals and checking on how things were going. Thanks very much!

Dr Ed Abrahamson

That's my pleasure - thank you so much for your very kind comments

26-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We have seen Dr Ed many times since my daughter was born. Always an excellent experience, he has very relaxed and friendly approach . The last time I came over with my little baby girl as she has choked on a piece of carrot.. I was frightened, but after the visit I felt reassured that everything will be ok and I felt that he genuinely cares about her and what happened . He emailed me after to ask how she feels and referred us to see ENT doctor , who was absolutely brilliant!!! Many thanks )

Dr Ed Abrahamson

Thank you so much for such a kind review and I was delighted that all ended well! Thank you.

Patient seen for:
food choking
25-06-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Incredibly knowledgeable, proactive and experienced. Has helped several times with both our children, and provided exceptional care.

13-06-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

As everyone with small children or babies know - being a parent can be scary when you are faced with nasty illnesses or problems that you don't have the answers too. Nothing is worse than seeing your little one suffer! We were recommended Dr Ed by a friend in 2019 and soon after our 1 year old started at nursery he went from being a healthy baby who had barely suffered a cold to a very poorly one, picking up every virus going (it was Autumn!). Dr Ed could see us almost immediately every time we needed, always listened, was kind, never seemed in a rush and above all gave us brilliant advice and spot on diagnosis every time. We have since visited Dr Ed a number of times with various worries and he is just brilliant - a truly trustworthy doctor to have on hand. The best bit is, if you have a niggling concern, you can drop him an email and he always swiftly responds. We cannot recommend Dr Ed enough.

Dr Ed Abrahamson

I am humbled by your extremely kind and generous review; thank you so much

Patient seen for:
Virus
09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My goodness!! Dr Ed is a breath of fresh air for us. He is fantastic!! Always responds promptly, makes you feel at home and at ease, very skilled and knows his job real well. I would recommend him to every and anyone I come across who needs a Pediatrician. Since we started seeing him, my anxiety level regarding my child’s health and just being a first time mom has drastically reduced. Our baby is much better and also warms up to him. We need more doctors like him. Thank you Dr Ed!

Dr Ed Abrahamson

Wow, thank you so so much for this review. It means so much to me.

03-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent. Very helpful And reassuring. Brilliant with my daughter.

Dr Ed Abrahamson

Thank you so much!

30-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very friendly and helpful

Dr Ed Abrahamson

Thanks! and for taking the time to do this!

30-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I think I had already commented on here but really dr Abrahamson has a talent for understanding quickly and giving some excellent advise. He helped us fix our 6 year old daughter enuresia in a record time and We are very grateful.

22-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed was incredibly thorough, professional, expert and caring. He listened and then explained so well, and gave clear advice. His depth of knowledge were a real support as we had some real concerns around coronavirus. I will be coming back to him in the future and recommending him to friends. Thanks for asking!

Patient seen for:
7 yr old diahorrea/covid19 concerns
22-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very amiable, knowledgeable and sharp. Solid and sound advice, reassuring and obviously knows his job inside out which for a nervous parent is very important.

15-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson has seen our son (4 years old) three times now, who suffers from breathing problems, particularly when ill. He has always been very friendly and engaging with both myself and my son, always explains things very thoroughly and needless to say has been a great in helping our son cope with his asthma. He clearly has a lot of experience and I highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
14-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

We were introduced to Dr Abrahamson after my son's spelenectomy (removal of half his spleen!) Dr A. has been very thorough and presented us with an excellent plan post this traumatic operation. His interaction with my son was most reassuring to a young teenager. MME

Patient seen for:
Post-operative Pain
08-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed Abrahamson is simply wonderful. He looked at my children over videolinj and was so to the point, clear and reassuring. He was also extremely responsive to my follow-up emails and even contacted me himself to see how the children were getting on. Best of all, he convinced us to wait longer before taking antibiotics and then my 2 year old recovered on his own. Overall, a great experience and I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Ed to any parent!

08-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A wonderful paediatrician who is compassionate and professional explaining things in detail. I highly recommend!

25-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Ed is a fantastic Dr snd great guy - he hasn't missed a thing with our 19 month old son and always nails the diagnosis first time and treats the condition quickly and effectively. His communications are second to none and he always takes the time to follow up of his own accord in a personal way. He is literally a life saver - taking the fear out of the unknown for a parent of a youngun who can't explain for themselves. I can not recommend him enough. Brilliant service.

Patient seen for:
Rotavirus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
24-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

All staff encountered were professional and well briefed. Dr Abrahamson was knowledgable, empathetic and thorough - both in examination and explanation. Really excellent experience.

23-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

efficient and helpful

23-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed was wonderful. Dealing with a very poorly pre-schooler and a nervous mother with warmth and total professionalism. He was incredibly reassuring and calming. Couldn’t recommend him enough

Patient seen for:
Scarlet Fever
20-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Had a great experience when visited for my newborn son. I would highly recommend him.

19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have seen Dr Abrahamson for both my children. He takes the time to LISTEN to what you have to say and all your concerns. He is proactive, efficient and easily accessible for follow up. I highly recommend him!

Patient seen for:
lymphangioma
milk protein allergy
19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson is always very kind, takes the time needed and explains in very detail. Especially for me who does a lot of reading and needs a lot of explanation... Also he has changed my son’s medicine immediately and we have seen amazing results

Patient seen for:
Asthma
18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed is the most dedicated, knowledgable and practical Dr I have ever known. He is fantastic with children and with parents also - he understands the strain a sick child places upon the whole family. He is always available on email - weekends, holidays - I am forever grateful for the fact that he replies when I am worried about my children. Most importantly, I have found his diagnoses over the years to be spot on. Throughout the current coronavirus outbreak, he has proactively kept his patients informed and has been a voice of reason amidst all the chaos. I trust him 110% to look out for my children - he genuinely cares about each and every one of his patients.

15-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Wonderful experience with Dr Ed, we can’t thank or recommend him enough. Ed even took the time to answer my emails whilst he was on his holiday. My 7 week son is now thriving and is finally sleeping and we are so grateful to Ed. Overall a very companionate and efficient Doctor.

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
13-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Always listens to my concerns and addresses the health issues of my children. Actively follows up on how treatment is going.

12-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson has been excellent. He took the time to listen to our concerns. He clearly explained what the options were, what the preferred plan was and why. He responds quickly and professionally to any questions. It feels like he genuinely cares with checkins to ask on how things are progressing.

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed (as my boys call him) has been incredibly helpful and gone beyond the call of duty for our son’s viral wheeze - which has been invaluable given Coronovirus. As always he was very reassuring and factual. He also spotted the gland on his neck... and checked it over. Again very reassuring and observant. Thank you!

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional and always takes time to explain the most current research and advice. Highly recommend.

Patient seen for:
bronchiolitis
11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

Very prompt, caring, knowledgeable.

Patient seen for:
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Extremely professional. His after care also was amazing, he emailed both to check and replied immediately (even though he was away on holiday) when my son was unwell. I would recommend him to anyone, a super doctor.

Patient seen for:
Asthma
11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed is such a profesional and experienced doctor. He quickly identifies if there are any issues or there’s something wrong. He saw my baby and explained what she could have and recommended to monitor for a few days and see the evolution. It was very helpful and helped me to be more calmed.

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Extremely professional Children naturally warm to him and trust him Couldn’t recommend him more highly

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Ed Abrahamson is extremely professional and put our worries to rest within minutes. He made our baby daughter very happy and comfortable too. I would recommend him to anyone needing to see a professional regarding their little one. He answered all of our questions and we left happy with peace of mind.

10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I've recently switched from another pediatrician to Dr. A and cannot be more happy. He explains things in a thorough, direct and efficient manner. Always kind, playful and patient with my son. He takes a practical and realistic approach to helping diagnose what could be the potential issue. Anyone looking for a great Doc for their child I would highly, highly recommend Dr. A. especially coming from a mom that's had to shop around a bit.

Patient seen for:
Routine
Allergies
03-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed is very experienced and knowledgeable and even helped out while he’s on holiday Highly recommend him

Patient seen for:
Allergies
28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am extremely happy that we found Dr Abrahamson. He was the first doctor who finally gave me reassurance regarding my son. I left his room feeling that the none of the questions I asked were 'silly'. He really put my mind at rest. He explained everything in an understandable manner. Whilst he examined my son he was really gentle. Highly recommended. Thank you so much. Also his room is full of dinosaurs which me and my son really like.

26-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson was fantastic - he was brilliant with our daughter (aged 2), immediately putting her at ease, and explained his diagnosis and next steps to me clearly. He went out of his way to ensure that we were seen for an ultrasound on the same day and I came away from our appointment with complete confidence that we were in the best possible hands.

Patient seen for:
Head and neck lumps
25-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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4

Dr Abrahamson is very professional, gives me confidence that he knows what he is doing. Great advice. I have recommended him to other mums, he is fantastic.

25-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Ed is fantastic. I am a physician in the US and I have been extremely impressed with our interactions with Dr. Ed. He is knowledgeable and confident, and has a remarkably good bedside manner. He is frank and upfront and explains things without difficulty. I would recommend him for any paediatric condition, but especially for parents with infants who are having feeding or digestive difficulties.

Patient seen for:
milk protein intolerance
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He is the only doctor I fully trust to treat my children. I have 3 kids and we’ve been seeing him for years. He is very experienced and has always been so kind and reassuring. And every time we needed to see him on the day he has made it possible for us. He’s the best.

24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Delightful, knowledgable and comforting Dr Ed works really well with children and get them checked with no fuss. We have known Dr Ed for many years and he always most helpful and kind with our three children. I am also delighted that he is not super fast at prescribing medicine which we think is great.

24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Lovely doctor, explained everything very well. Will definitely go back again and I will definitely recommend him to my friends.

Patient seen for:
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have seen Dr Ed twice for my son and on both occasions Dr Ed was fantastic. When my son was 5 weeks old and losing weight rapidly Dr Ed quickly diagnosed his severe reflux and prescribed ranitidine and after 2 weeks all of our lives changed. We had a happy and content baby who thrived and gained weight. I had seen multiple lactation consultants who had suggested my son had tongue tie and I get it cut. Thankfully I didn't, instead I went to see Dr Ed who confirmed there was no tongue tie but severe reflux. On the second occasion I went to see Dr Ed when my son was 4 years old. I wanted advice on how to get my son tested for Coeliac, as I had recently been diagnosed. I really appreciate Dr Ed's approach with Children and parents, he made all of us feel at ease at a stressful time and also his minimal impact approach to treatment which is super important with kids. Every time we have seen Dr Ed I have come home and said thank goodness for Dr Ed!

Patient seen for:
Coeliac Disease
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have taken both my two children to see Dr Ed numerous times over the last few years and I'm am a big fan of his. He is thorough, professional, kind and engaging with the children and takes every issue I bring to him seriously. He always responds to my communications promptly and in detail. We are lucky to have him as our paediatrician and I couldn't recommend him highly enough to anyone looking for one.

Patient seen for:
Pneumonia
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Kind manner, very clear, listens carefully

Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder
23-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Abrahamson was extremely courteous and gentle to both us parents and our son. My son was quite comfortable talking about his condition. Thank you Dr Ed

22-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Thank you Dr. Abrahamson for your efforts with our daughter today, it was a lovely experience

21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

From his initial response to my enquiry to our appointment at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, Dr Ed couldn't have been more professional, helpful and, crucially with regards to my young children, friendly. We felt very well looked after and my 3 year old daughter and 5 year old son were immediately at ease with Dr Ed when they met him, as was I. His explanations were clear and helpful and he went above and beyond my expectations with regards to addressing my queries in our appointment.

18-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

Dr Ed fitted us in last minute with our 3 month old who had been sick for 10 days. He was so efficient and made us feel immediately at ease. Tests were done that evening and results back within a day. Dr Ed kept us in the loop as soon as results came in kept in contact through my sons course of antibiotics. I highly recommend him and will be back to see him when needed!

18-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He's just brilliant! Always takes time with the patient to get the correct diagnosis and is brilliant with children. My children now actually enjoy going to the doctor. He is brilliant at explaining the problem and I trust his diagnosis always fully. A total breath of fresh air and could not recommend him more.

Patient seen for:
Lung Infection or Chest Infection
17-02-2020

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