Dr James Thing

Dr James Thing

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, FFSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

Recommended by 18 specialists
17 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Calm, clear, patient, brilliant recommendations.“
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Subspecialties

  • Sports Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6129909
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

    60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
    1,336 reviews

    Nuffield Health Highgate Private Hospital

    17-19 View Road, London, United Kingdom, N6 4DJ
    314 reviews

    OneWelbeck

    1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    160 reviews

    Pure Sports Medicine - Canary Wharf

    Cabot Place West, Level 2, London, United Kingdom, E14 4QS
    5 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    13:15 - 17:15 | 09:00 - 12:00
    Tue
    07:30 - 14:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 12:30 | 13:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 14:00
    Fri
    13:00 - 17:00 | 08:00 - 12:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr James Thing is a dedicated consultant in Sport and Exercise medicine with previous experience as a general practitioner. He has previously worked as a Sports Doctor at the Olympics in 2012, he currently works as the British Athletics Event Lead Doctor co-ordinating care for world-class athletic events including British-based Diamond League athletics, the Anniversary Games and is a tournament doctor for the Lawn Tennis Association. He particularly enjoys a role as pitch-side doctor for Harlequins Rugby during premiership season.

    His interests include Rugby and Athletics Medicine, Hand, Wrist and Elbow sports/musculoskeletal injuries, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Lower limb tendon disorders including Achilles and Patellar tendinopathy, as well as plantar fasciitis, non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis (particularly knee, hip and hand/wrist) and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

    Dr Thing undertakes a weekly NHS diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).

    Procedures

    • Joint Injection
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Ultrasound
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Pain
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    MBBS. BSc Imperial College School of Medicine 2005

    MRCGP RCGP 2010

    FFSEM FSEM 2014

    Memberships:

    British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

    Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

    Royal College of General Practitioners.

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.99
    Shoulder Pain
    10/80
    Joint Injection
    5/80
    Sports Injuries
    5/80
    Shockwave Therapy
    4/80
    Arthritis
    1/80
    Injury Rehabilitation
    1/80
    Joint Pain
    1/80
    Sports Injury
    1/80
    Sports Medicine
    1/80
    Tennis Elbow
    1/80
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    Calm, clear, patient, brilliant recommendations.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    James is an excellent physician. I can say this with confidence as I am a retired consultant physician myself. I chose a physician in sports medicine as i had previously had such a bad experience with an orthopaedic 18 months ago. everything was explained well; careful examination and wise investigations. James advised an intraarticular injection with steroids which he performed under direct U/S imaging - so different from my last experience when injection performed blind. he informed me that the joint may become temporarily painful and then pain would subside. all of which occurred exactly as he stated. Now I am completely pain free. also gave good advice on excellent physio. have had FU appointment. James is a man I absolutely trust & with whom I have great confidence. since my first meeting I have recommended him to several friends- one was foolish enough NOT to have taken my advice- so may have missed his window of opportunity for early surgical attention. All round truly excellent doctor who I ma so very grateful to have found. I cannot recommend his skill and expertise more highly and am most grateful to have found him
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Excellent practitioner
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Injections for both shoulder and wrist problems. Very helpful in navigating BUPA and sensible suggestions for treatment. Would recommend
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Thing has been outstanding - incredibly helpful, insightful and technically capable, and all with a seemingly positive outcome. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professional, sympathetic and uses language that describes medical condition in an easy to understand manner
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very professional and knowledgeable. Excellent communication.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    My experience with Dr Thing was a wholly positive one . He was a good listener, explained my diagnosis to me in plain English ie didn’t unnecessarily use medical terms that I didn’t understand. He has a wonderful manner, putting me at ease at all times. His clinic always ran to time. I can think of nothing that needs improvement and highly recommend Dr Thing
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Everything was clearly explained. A very straightforward, pragmatic approach. Respectful, thorough. Do, overall great!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Visited Dr James regarding a bad ankle problem that was really hindering. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Explained very well what was wrong and how to get better. Excellent Doctor and will definitely recommend
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 18 specialists
    Dr. David Myers
    Dr. David Myers
    General Practice (GP)
    I have referred patients to them

    "Excellent practitioner."

    06-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Knee Pain, Neck Pain
    Mr Ant Brightwell
    Mr Ant Brightwell
    Physiotherapy
    I have referred patients to them

    "Mr. Thing is an expert colleague in his field with great clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills. Pleasure to work with and easy communication while he makes everything clear to both patient and colleagues alike."

    06-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Knee Pain, Neck Pain
    , Arthritis, Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Sports Medicine, Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation
    Mr Reece Noble
    Mr Reece Noble
    Physiotherapy
    I have looked after their patients

    "I have worked with a number of clients with Dr Thing, particularly those with shoulder issues."

    10-06-2019

    Recommended for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Musculoskeletal Injury, Ligament Injury
    Miss Samantha Barlow
    Miss Samantha Barlow
    Physiotherapy
    I have referred patients to them

    "I am a Physiotherapist and have been referring my patient's to James for years. Cannot recommend him enough! "

    06-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Tendinopathy (Tendonitis), Knee Pain, Neck Pain
    , Arthritis, Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Sports Medicine, Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation

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