Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

Dr Harsha Kariyawasam

MBBS PhD FRCP(UK) BSc(Hons)

Respiratory Medicine

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3 specialists

27 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
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Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.95

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4.98

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“Careful and considerate advice and a comprehensive action plan drawn up to treat my condition.“
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4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.95
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4.98
Asthma
16/41
Respiratory Medicine
2/41
Wheezing
2/41
Breathlessness
1/41
Chest Infection
1/41
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(5/5)
I was referred to Dr. Kariyawasam for severe seasonal allergies 4+ years ago, and have seen him both in his NHS and private practice. At that time, despite having seen many specialists, my allergies prevented me from spending any significant time outside in the spring/summer. Dr. K was able to quickly identify my allergies, prescribe meds to control the symptoms, and importantly, arranged for immunotherapy to de-sensitise against those allergens. This has really been life-changing and for the first time in my life, I am now able to spend time outside without hindrance. Dr. K also goes above and beyond in other respects. I recently had a medical issue which turned out to be non-allergy related. Nevertheless, Dr. K was able to quickly diagnose and refer me to the relevant specialist, and a senior specialist in that field confirmed his diagnosis. Dr. K’s manner of interaction is excellent. He always takes time to listen, explains complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner, and patiently answers my (many) questions. If you have an allergy-related issue, you would only be too fortunate to come under the care of this excellent doctor.
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Dr Kariyawasam is extremely professional and made sure all my concerns were addressed in our consultation. He is very approachable, open and he talked through and explained my issues in a clear manner. We also went through the best options and treatment going forward, even recommending me to a doctor who could better treat dermatological issues. I feel he is genuinely interested in seeing his patients get better.
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Dr. Harsha was extremely professional and courteous during my appointments. Him and staff were excellent in going into great detail describing treatments and reviewing test results. I highly recommend.
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Clear, authoritative and helpful. I really value my sessions with Dr Kariyawasam.
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Extremely competent and friendly team. I came in with more than one condition which only partially involved allergies and Dr Kariyawasam was able to identify the issue, treat the allergy and refer me to another doctor for the other problem. Despite the COVID situation he has been available for questions and appointments, I recommend him very highly.
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Dr. Kariyawasam changed my life! After living with and suffering from allergies and asthma my entire life, I finally found a Doctor that truly cares! Harsha has an excellent bedside manner, listens, and gives advice. Today I feel better than I have in 25 years, all thanks to Dr Kariyawasan having taken the time to understand a patient with complicated underlying symptoms and giving me the attention I needed. Over the past 3 years I have tried a variety of treatments, doses, and medications. Where my reaction to treatment has not been up to Harsha's satisfaction, he has referred me to other specialists or hospitals but always kept abreast of my overall treatment plan, strategy and well-being. I cannot speak more highly of him as a Dr. and will remain grateful to him always!
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(5/5)
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I saw Dr Harsha for issues with allergies / rhinitis and loss of smell and taste. He swiftly diagnosed chronic sinusitis, prescribed the right drugs and I feel like a new person. He was very knowledgeable and reassuring and explained everything clearly. Would definitely recommend.
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Never feel hurried and ensures that you understand your condition and what the options are. Gives you the confidence that he is a real expert in this field.
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(5/5)
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Dr Kariyawasam is a professional and highly knowledgeable doctor. I had been suffering from symptoms of chronic rhinitis and met a number of specialists that couldn’t help. However, on our first meeting Dr Kariyawasam conducted a thorough investigation into my nasal symptoms and checked my nose fully, finally coming to a diagnosis. He explained my problem and all of my options clearly and coherently. I am now managing my condition well and see Dr Kariyawasam regularly to deal with any ongoing problems. He is extremely well-read on the most up to date medicine and treats his patients with consideration and understanding.
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(5/5)
Dr K has an exceptional bedside manner and deep knowledge and understanding of the medical conditions and possible treatment plans related to allergies and sinus disease that is absolutely unparalleled. Since transferring to his care I have done really really well after years of suffering.
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