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

“Super approachable and friendly, was able to help my with my consultation and speedy with the follow up.“
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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
    36 reviews

    Wimbledon Clinics

    The Lodge Parkside Hospital 53 Parkside, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
    32 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

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

    • Back Pain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Running Injuries
    • Joint Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Ligament Injury
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • 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)
    • Rugby Injury
    • 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
    23/97
    Shoulder Pain
    13/97
    Musculoskeletal Injury
    12/97
    Running Injuries
    11/97
    Joint Injury
    9/97
    Ankle Sprain
    7/97
    Hip and Groin Pain
    7/97
    Sports Injuries
    7/97
    Shockwave Therapy
    5/97
    Ultrasound
    5/97
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    4/97
    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    4/97
    Osteoarthritis
    3/97
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    3/97
    Ligament Injury
    2/97
    Musculoskeletal Medicine
    2/97
    Bursitis (Shoulder)
    1/97
    Joint Injection
    1/97
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Super approachable and friendly, was able to help my with my consultation and speedy with the follow up.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Bownes was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and referred me for further follow up treatment which I’m so thankful for. I would highly recommend him!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have no hesitation in recommending him to any other patient (in fact I have already!) His care was exemplary.
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    Dr George Bownes

    Thank you. Good luck on the road to recovery

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I’ve been very much impressed by the level of service from Dr. Bownes and would highly recommend him to anyone. He is kind, patient, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I felt safe and reassured throughout the entirety of the process; he took the time to go through all of the test results and explain them in layman’s terms. Dr Bownes genuinely care about his patients and is no doubt, one of the best at what he does.
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    Dr George Bownes

    Thank you for your kind words. Glad that we were able to get you back to Barry’s Bootcamp and HIIT safely

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Great experience. Friendly and very informative. I’d not hesitate in returning should the issue reoccur.
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    Dr George Bownes

    I’m glad we could help you and hope your recovery continues to go well

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I first came to see Dr Bownes in a lot of pain, and the pain is now almost gone. Dr Bownes was happy to arrange treatment at a time that suited me. He was also very happy to answer all my questions thoroughly.Very happy with the outcome and the overall treatment.
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    Dr George Bownes

    Really pleased we were able to help you turn the corner and return to pain free activity.

    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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    Dr George Bownes

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re always aiming to give patients accurate timely service to help them recover as quickly as possible.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good all round.
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    Dr 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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    Dr 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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    Dr George Bownes

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

    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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