Dr Margarita Burmester

Dr Margarita Burmester

MRCP FRCPCH FFICM MAcadMEd

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
33 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr. Burmester was fabulous. We have found it very difficult to find a doctor in the UK who specializes in children and also has appropriate bedside manner. My child and I were both very comfortable with her and love that she follows the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for child growth and development. We will continue to see Dr. Burmester for routine annual and just-in-time examinations. “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Intensive Care
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3332672
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    262 reviews

    130 Harley Street

    Marylebone, London, UK, W1G 7JU
    17 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    09:00 - 19:30
    Wed
    09:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Margarita Burmester is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she also serves as Director of Paediatric Intensive Care.

    She also sees patients privately at the following locations:

    • The Portland Hospital,
    • 77 Wimpole Street,
    • The Bright Futures programme - Chiswick Medical Centre.

    Dr Burmester is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. She specialises in paediatric critical care, such as cardiac intensive care, child health education, health screening and surveillance, and preventative treatment.

    Dr Burmester has previously worked at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and Boston Children's Hospital at Harvard University in the United States.

    She obtained postgraduate clinical education certification in 2016, and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She is deeply committed to health prevention and is the co-founder and head of the UK Bright Futures programme, a comprehensive health surveillance and screening programme based on the American Academy of Pediatrics model.

    She has authored several publications, given numerous talks and seminars, and is a Wellcome Trust grant co-recipient. She also contributes to national policy by providing advice to the national paediatric critical care clinical reference group and as the vice president of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society. Dr Burmester has also served as president of the Royal Society of Medicine's paediatric section since 2007.

    Procedures

    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Health Check (Screening)
    • Paediatric Blood Tests
    • Immunisations
    • Vaccination Advice
    • Video Consultation
    • Well Baby Check
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    Special interests

    • Chest Infection
    • Chronic Cough
    • Acid Reflux
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Chronic Paediatric Disorder
    • Colic
    • Constipation
    • Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    • Delayed Puberty
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dizziness
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fainting
    • Growing Pains
    • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
    • Headache
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Threadworm
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    Education

    MBBS (1989) St Thomas' Medical School

    MRCP (UK) 1994

    ECFMG (USA) 1997

    FRCPCH 2011

    PGCert in Clinical Education (2016) King's College University

    Memberships

    Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

    Member, European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care

    Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd)

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

    Q Member, The Heath Foundation

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    5
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    7/10
    Health Check (Screening)
    5/10
    Chest Infection
    1/10
    Chronic Cough
    1/10
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Intensive Care
    1/10
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
    1/10
    Paediatric Blood Tests
    1/10
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. Burmester was fabulous. We have found it very difficult to find a doctor in the UK who specializes in children and also has appropriate bedside manner. My child and I were both very comfortable with her and love that she follows the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for child growth and development. We will continue to see Dr. Burmester for routine annual and just-in-time examinations.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester was incredibly thorough and professional during our appointment today. Her demeanour with myself and daughter was warm and reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    “Dr Burmester makes you feel you are her favourite patient” - Alejandro, 8 year old on his first visit. The best ally for parents trying to raise healthy happy children. A trusted advisor on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Absolutely indispensable for our family
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    It was very good and easy. I felt in good hands and completely reassured
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester is very observant and intuitively intelligent. She spent considerable amount of time in understanding my son P. both especially for what concerns his mindset and emotional/psychological profile. She challenged him in healthy ways and made him think/react.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Attentive and understood the concerns and also looked at the general health of our son.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Burmester is just wonderful with my son. She’s gentle and very accommodating and we feel at ease when he is seen by her.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    It was a great experience start to finish. We felt all our questions were answered, in a detailed yet understandable manner.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester is knowledgeable, thorough, but most importantly - is compassionate and kind, which both myself and my teenager children highly appreciated. It means that no stone is left unturned on the way to a diagnosis and treatment. Dr Burmester was able to see not only the medical implications of my child's conditions but also implications for her mental health, academic performance and overall well-being.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester exceeded my expectations. She is very friendly, competent, took plenty of time for me and my daughter and had some very interesting insights. She considered me as a mother as well as my daughter as a child . We'll be definitely returning for the 12 monthly check up.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr Martin Gray
    Dr Martin Gray
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Burmester is a senior paediatric consultant with experience from the UK, Canada and USA. She has many years of experience working with very sick children in paediatric intensive care. She has pioneered the Bright Futures Clinic programme of healthcare surveillance in the UK. Dr Burmester is a top clinician and I would recommend her as a kind and listening practitioner who is ready to help you and your child have a bright future."

    12-05-2021

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