Dr Khaled Alfakih

Dr Khaled Alfakih

MBBS, FRCP, MD

Cardiology

Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.9

Bedside Manner

4.88

Explanation

4.9

Top feedback

“Dr Alfakih was very receptive, easy to talk to, pays attention to the finest detail, he was very quick in establishing what was required to pin point my complaint, and very reassuring. “
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Subspecialties

  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4025450
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £180

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    The Blackheath Hospital

    40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD
    479 reviews

    The Sloane Hospital

    125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
    446 reviews

    About

    Dr Khaled Alfakih qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical College, London in 1993. He then undertook cardiology research at the British Heart Foundation Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit in Leeds, where he evaluated heart muscle thickening (left ventricular hypertrophy) in patients with hypertension using the electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

    Dr Alfakih trained in cardiology and cardiac imaging in Leeds and Nottingham, before undertaking further training in cardiac MRI at St Thomas' Hospital in London. He trained in Cardiac CT at at Harbor-UCLA in the USA. 

    He is a general cardiologist who primarily investigates and manages patients with chest pain, high blood pressure, palpitations and dizziness, faints and shortness of breath, valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathies. His specialisms are diagnostic cardiac imaging of the heart using trans-thoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

    Dr Alfakih is very active in research as a principal investigator for several clinical trials, and has published 120+ peer-reviewed articles and conference abstracts.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Transoesphagal echocardiography
    • Transthoracic echocardiography
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance scan (cardiac MRI)
    • CT coronary angiogram
    • ECG (electocardiogram)
    • Echocardiogram
    • Diagnostic cardiac imaging
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • High blood pressure
    • Loss of consciousness (syncope)
    • Chest pain 
    • Dizziness
    • Palpitations
    • Heart valve problems
    • Valvular heart disaese
    • Pulmonary hypertension

    Procedures

    • Echocardiogram
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • ECG Monitor
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
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    Special interests

    • Palpitations
    • Chest Pain
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Angina
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    • MBBS - St Bartholomew's Medical College, London (1993)
    • MRCP - Royal College of Physicians (1996)
    • MD - University of Leeds (2004)
    • Cardiac MRI - Leeds General Infirmary (2003)
    • Cardiac CT - Harbor-UCLA, CA, USA (2008)
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    Reviews

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.9
    Bedside Manner
    4.88
    Explanation
    4.9
    Palpitations
    14/42
    Echocardiogram
    13/42
    Chest Pain
    11/42
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    9/42
    Atrial Fibrillation
    7/42
    Cardiology
    5/42
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    5/42
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    3/42
    High Blood Pressure
    3/42
    Angina
    2/42
    Calcium Coronary Score
    1/42
    Coronary Artery Disease
    1/42
    Dizziness
    1/42
    Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    1/42
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Alfakih was very receptive, easy to talk to, pays attention to the finest detail, he was very quick in establishing what was required to pin point my complaint, and very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Khaled Alfakih is a true professional, thorough and compassionate Doctor. He understood, my needs really well and explained everything in a clear and professional manner. I was particularly pleased with his advice on a better lifestyle, never patronising and very inspirational.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I found Dr Alfakih to be very thorough. He answered all my questions and keenly listened to my concerns. I felt at ease and not rushed. I now feel I am in a better frame of mind with tests carried out and thank the doctor for looking after me.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Alfakih listened to my problems and provided a detailed explanation of what my issues could be caused by and what tests he would be doing to determine exactly what was going on. He was quick to reassure me and provided a detailed explanation at the follow up consultation. He responded very quickly to e-mail correspondence which helped put my mind at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Khaled Al-Fakid has been very sympathetic and helpful regarding my current medical problems. I was feeling very anxious about my illness and the medical care I had received. Since seeing Dr Al-Fakid I feel that progress is being made and as a result I feel more confident that there will be a positive outcome.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Alfakih was very professional and kept in touch in between appointments regarding results he had been sent. After going to back to see him to receive my diagnosis, he explained the next steps thoroughly and carefully which I appreciated.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Polite, clear and good listener
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Alfakih took the time to listen to my situation. He examined me in a polite and professional manner. He explained things clearly and concisely. I felt the consultancy was worth while and felt much better about my situation after meeting with Dr Alfakih.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Alfakih showed empathy and listened carefully. He was very reassuring and put me at ease. His explanations were very clear and his recommendations for a way forward were well received and understood.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience of seeing Dr, Khaled was very good. He listened to my problem and suggested all possible tests to be done to diagnose the reason for my palpitations. I found it very easy to communicate with him to check my results. Thanks a lot.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Is a colleague

    "I have worked with Dr Alfakih for many years. He has excellent clinical skills and he is very caring and compassionate with his patients. I would unreservedly recommend him to any patient."

    14-02-2022

    Recommended for:
    Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease

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