Dr George Bownes

Dr George Bownes

BSc BMedSci BMBS DipSEM PGCertUS FSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Recommended by 2 specialists
16 years of experience
5 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Very impressed with the high level of service of Dr. Bownes. Within two days I had my initial consultation, an MRI scan and a follow up consultation during which Doctor Bownes explained clearly and calmly what the issue is and how to treat it. “
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Subspecialties

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Exercise Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6147361
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    Practices worked at

    Bupa Health Clinic

    14A Pennant Mew's, London, United Kingdom, W8 5JN
    33 reviews

    Wimbledon Clinics

    The Lodge Parkside Hospital 53 Parkside, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
    29 reviews

    About

    Dr George Bownes is an experienced Sports Injury & Musculoskeletal Doctor who himself is a sports enthusiast and endurance athlete who has completed numerous marathons, ultras, Ironmans and multi-day stage races whose own understanding of injuries has enriched his work as a Physician. He has worked extensively within Military rehabilitation units around the UK including the Defence Military Rehabilitation Centres in Headley Court and Standford Hall leading a wide ranging multi-disciplinary team in rehabilitating complex musculoskeletal injuries.

    Dr Bownes has previously worked with Premiership Football Clubs (Chelsea and Southampton), the English Institute of Sport working with many British Olympic Athletes as well as British Skeleton who won 3 medals including Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. As Lead Doctor at Harlequins Rugby Club he helped the Club win the Gallagher Premiership in 2021. He has since 2018 worked as a Tournament Physician to the Players at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon for The Championships.

    Procedures

    • Ultrasound
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Joint Injection
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Exercise Testing
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    • Prolotherapy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Running Injuries
    • Joint Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Ligament Injury
    • Rugby Injury
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Female Athlete Health
    • Football Injury
    • Osteoporosis
    • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Soft Tissue Injury
    • Sports Medicine
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    Education:

    • BSc 2001 University of Leicester
    • BMedSci 2004 University of Nottingham
    • BM BS 2006 University of Nottingham
    • Dip SEM 2008 University of Nottingham
    • PG Cert. MSK US. 2016 University of Bournmouth
    • FSEM 2017
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.97
    Back Pain
    22/91
    Shoulder Pain
    13/91
    Running Injuries
    11/91
    Joint Injury
    9/91
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    9/91
    Ankle Sprain
    7/91
    Hip and Groin Pain
    6/91
    Sports Injuries
    5/91
    Ultrasound
    5/91
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    4/91
    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    4/91
    Osteoarthritis
    3/91
    Shockwave Therapy
    3/91
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    3/91
    Musculoskeletal Medicine
    2/91
    Bursitis (Shoulder)
    1/91
    Joint Injection
    1/91
    Ligament Injury
    1/91
    Rugby Injury
    1/91
    Soft Tissue Injection
    1/91
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very impressed with the high level of service of Dr. Bownes. Within two days I had my initial consultation, an MRI scan and a follow up consultation during which Doctor Bownes explained clearly and calmly what the issue is and how to treat it.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good all round.
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    George Bownes

    Thanks for taking the time to review our service. Best wishes

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Thorough assessment.
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    George Bownes

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful sessions and very easy to talk to. He was practical about what were required as next steps and put me at ease regarding the outlook for my back issues. Would recommend
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    George Bownes

    Thank you and glad you found the whole experience helpful, good luck with the rehabilitation!

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Bownes was quick to diagnose my problem and decide on a treatment plan. He has good connections and really went above and beyond expectation to help me find the best treatment as quickly as possible. Dr Bownes was able to answer all of my questions regarding my treatment too.
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    George Bownes

    Thanks for the review. I hope 2022 goes well & you get back to top level rowing soon!

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Great profesional, very supportive and knowledgable.
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    George Bownes

    Thank you. Very kind of you to feedback

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He is a very professional caring consultant and has always gone the further step to provide the best service for me. Could not highly recommend anyone better than Dr Bownes.
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    George Bownes

    Thank you James. One of life’s best people. So good to work with you and get you back out there loving life and all your sporting activities again. Have a brilliant festive period & snow sport season! Go well ❄️🎿

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found Dr George Bownes to be really refreshingly open and clear in his consultation. He appeared to genuinely be interested and attentive and caring. He was very thorough and really took his time to explain things to me and to take a look at the overall picture, not just the presenting problem. I couldn’t have felt in safer hands.
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    George Bownes

    Thank you for your kind words. I complex case that needed proper wide ranging medical input. Looking forward to hearing how the management plan goes and you being able to get back out their safely!

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Really good and detailed explanation of what the problem was, and talked through the MRI. Provided practical, positive and actionable steps I could take to have more control over my well-being and rehab, to focus me on getting back to active sport.
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    George Bownes

    Hope the rehab goes well. If you need any more input please let me know.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pleasant to deal with and answered any questions I had.
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    George Bownes

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Darren F Lui
    Mr Darren F Lui
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Bownes and I work at Wimbledon Clinics together. He is an excellent Sports and Exercise Medicine doctor. He has an immense knowledge in his specialty and really knows how to connect with patients. I value his opinion greatly,"

    07-10-2021

    Recommended for:
    Dance Injury, Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Sports Medicine
    , Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries, Hip and Groin Pain, Tennis Injury, Running Injuries, Rugby Injury, Back Pain, Cricket Injury, Football Injury, Endurance Sports Injuries, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder), Shoulder Pain, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), Osteoarthritis, Cartilage Injury, Shin Splints, Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury, Joint Injury, Bursitis (Hip), Bursitis (Shoulder)
    Dr James Thing
    Dr James Thing
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Is a colleague

    "George is a Sports Medicine Consultant colleague, and works as the head doctor at Harlequins Rugby, where he co-ordinates a large team of clinicians. He is an excellent team player and leader; and makes each member of the team feel valued and respected. He is an excellent clinician and is able to transfer the skills developed on the rugby pitch and use them to treat patients effectively in clinic. He has advanced skills in MSK ultrasound and US-guided interventions and is a valued colleague."

    04-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Sports Medicine

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