Dr James Rakshi

Neurologist

Neurologist

London, NW8 7JA

35 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Neurologist

London, NW8 7JA

35 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

5.00

30 patient reviews

3 professional endorsements

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

26 of 58 total recommendations are for:

Neurology

(12)

Migraine

(9)

Headache

(5)

Other

(32)

Recent patient review

17 Dec 2022

Dr Rakshi has been incredible from the first consultation all the way through my epilepsy...

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About

Dr James Rakshi has been a consultant neurologist for 20 years and has extensive expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide range of acute and chronic neurological problems. He treats all general neurology problems as well as dementia, dizziness, epilepsy, headache, head injury, multiple sclerosis, neck and back problems, Parkinson’s, sleep problems, stroke, and sensory disturbance.

Dr Rakshi earned his medical degree in 1988 from Aberdeen University in Scotland. He became interested in neurology and brain imaging whilst working in the Neurology and Neurosurgical unit of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where the first clinical MRI brain scanner was built. Dr Rakshi studied general medicine for over four years before specialising in neurology, which allows him to approach neurology in a more holistic way. His neurology training was undertaken at various prominent London hospitals, including the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where he later became an Honorary Consultant. Additionally, he has worked in many of London's district general hospitals and has run an advanced multiple sclerosis centre.

Each patient's symptoms manifest in a unique way, and Dr Rakshi uses a variety of techniques to better assess and treat his patients. He understands the importance of taking the time to listen to his patients and their families, as well as having an open mind when evaluating the more critical and urgent diagnoses; sometimes an inadvertent statement from the patient or family can offer a vital clue that leads to a diagnosis.

Dr Rakshi is known for clearly explaining the patient's neurological condition and how best to treat it. He is also frequently asked to provide a second opinion. He prides himself on arranging investigations in a timely manner and providing detailed reports that are easy to understand. Dr Rakshi’s overall approach is straightforward: treat every patient the same way you would want to be treated yourself.

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Neurology
  • Migraine
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Neuro-Rehabilitation

All conditions and treatments

  • Migraine
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Memory Disorders
  • Seizures

Registered with

General Medical Council

3286393

Qualifications

  • MB ChB - Aberdeen University 1988
  • MD - Aberdeen University 2003
  • FRCP - Royal College of Physicians 2007

 

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £350
  • Follow-up appointment: £225

Location

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The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK

4.61

(1967)

Specialist's working hours

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Reviews

All reviews
Neurology (9)
Migraine (7)
Headache (4)
Movement Disorders (3)
Spinal Disorders (3)

30 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr Rakshi has been incredible from the first consultation all the way through my epilepsy diagnose and continues to support me when I need it. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a neurologist. Explained everything in terms I understood and is very approachable in his manner.

17 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Epilepsy

Seizures

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I have known Dr Rakshi, Consultant Neurologist, for a number of years having been referred by a colleague. Dr Rakshi diagnosed me immediately having carried out a number of extensive tests and treated me accordingly. He is particularly thorough, caring with a wonderful bedside manner. I had to go back and see him recently after an 8 year gap and he remembered me immediately and again treated me with the upmost care. I was not rushed in any of my consultations and felt very much at ease as he explained in detail his findings. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Rakshi.

15 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Headache

Stroke

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I have had a good experience with Dr. Rakshi, he has been empathetic, accommodating and thorough.

15 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Epilepsy

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr Rakshi took the time to go thought all my history and the conditions. After a number of test and specialist scans, no specific triggers could be identified for my conditions. This is where Dr Rakshi's knowledge and experience was excellent to explain how all the conditions are potentially working together and causing a combined reaction and each was triggering the other. Working through a number of treatments option which unfortunately did not work, he then suggested some other options which would not normally be thought of for my conditions, but given my triggers may provide relief and give options of a treatment plan by pin pointing the initial trigger condition. This kind of thinking has help achieve a period of pain relief for the first time in 3 years and although short term has now provided a way forward of possible treatment plan.

14 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Migraine

Headache

Spinal Disorders

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I was really pleased with my consultation with Dr Rakshi. I found him to be an excellent communicator and very knowledgable about his field. My tests were requested appropriately with timely feedback on the results. On the whole, a very pleasant experience.

24 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Headache

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Had a very good experience with Doctor Rakshi, when I was referred to him by another specialist. Dr Rakshi came across as a knowledgeable professional with a very good bed manner. He is very quick at responding to any question a patient may have and comes across as very approachable. Thank you narine

24 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Movement Disorders

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Doctor Rakshi is the nicest doctor I’ve ever met. He makes you feel comfortable as soon as he meets you and you definitely feel like he genuinely cares and wants to help you. He is very warm and friendly. His advice to come off my current medication and put me on a new one for my migraines seems to be working a treat. He definitely knows his stuff. I would highly recommend James Rakshi to anyone that needs a neurologist!

20 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Migraine

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr Rakshi epitomises everything a doctor should be; knowledgeable, approachable, kind, compassionate, a good listener and communicator and an excellent clinician. He took the time to really listen to my history and was quickly able to diagnose my condition. He maintained regular contact to ensure my investigations were happening in a timely manner and to report on the results. I am so grateful for his care and attention. I would highly recommend him!

06 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Migraine

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr Rakshi is very helpful, communicative and has taken a keen interest in solving my medical problems. He spotted that my symptoms may be related to an underlying condition outside his field and made a referral to another specialist who I am equally happy with. Thank you for all your help!

27 Jun 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Sleep Disorders

Headache

Migraine

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr James Rakshi is an exceptional neurologist, who showed a detailed understanding and compassion for my neurological issues. I would thoroughly recommend.

27 May 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Neuro-Rehabilitation

Spinal Disorders

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Endorsements

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Neurology (3)
Migraine (2)
Peripheral Neuropathy (2)
Video Consultation (2)

3 endorsements

Dr Rakshi is a trusted expert to whom I routinely refer patients and would strongly recommend as an excellent neurologist

03 Sep 2020

Endorsed for

Neurology
Video Consultation
Migraine
+ 11 more

Dr Salim Janmohamed

General (Internal) Medicine

I have referred patients to them

Dr James Rakshi is a consultant neurologist who has helped many of my patients with further management of their symptoms of headaches and dizziness. He deals with most neurological problems and a number of my patients referred to him were extremely complimentary of his input in resolving their clinical problems with vestibular migraine, atypical facial pain and headaches. Would highly recommend my neurologist colleague Dr James Rakshi

31 Aug 2020

Endorsed for

Neurology
Video Consultation
Migraine

Professor Bhik Kotecha

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

I have referred patients to them

I can highly recommend James Rakshi for any Neurological conditions. He has excellent rapport, bedside manner, and is brilliant with his diagnostic skills and treatment options.

26 Aug 2020

Endorsed for

Neurology
Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuromuscular Disease

Mr Rohit Madhav

Orthopaedic Surgery

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Dr James Rakshi's reviews like?

Dr James Rakshi's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 30 reviews

Where is Dr James Rakshi located?

Dr James Rakshi primarily practices at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, located at St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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