Dr Murugiah Seevaratnam

Dr Murugiah Seevaratnam

MBBS .FRCP

Geriatric Medicine, General (Internal) Medicine

38 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Seevaratnam has kept me up to date throughout the whole process whilst providing the right level of information to me when explaining concepts around what may be going on with my health and keeping me at ease through discussing the ideas and logic behind why certain tests are being undertaken.“
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Subspecialties

  • Neurogeriatrics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2281191
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £210

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health The Holly Private Hospital

    High Road Buckhurst Hill, Essex, United Kingdom, IG9 5HX
    699 reviews

    Spire Harpenden Hospital

    Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
    313 reviews

    The Kings Oak Hospital

    Chase Farm, Enfield, United Kingdom, EN28SD
    303 reviews

    The Cavell Hospital

    Cavell Drive, Uplands Park Rd, Enfield, London, United Kingdom, EN2 7PR
    215 reviews

    Pinehill Hospital

    Benslow Lane, Hitchin, United Kingdom, SG4 9QZ
    170 reviews

    Rivers Hospital

    High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom, CM21 0HH
    131 reviews

    One Hatfield Hospital

    Hatfield Avenue Hatfield business Park, Hatfield, United Kingdom, AL10 9UA
    86 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:30 - 16:30 | 10:00 - 12:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    10:00 - 12:00
    Thu
    10:00 - 12:00 | 14:30 - 16:30
    Fri
    14:00 - 16:00 | 10:00 - 11:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 12:00
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Seevaratnam is a Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.He qualified in Medicine from Sri Lanka's Colombo university while playing first class cricket.Successfully combining first class cricket,wicket keeping and medical training gave him invaluable insight into working under pressure and still be motivating and inspiring to patients.

    After training posts at Norfolk,Enfield,Northampton and Southampton University he was appointed consultant physician at East and North Herts NHS trust.In 2014 he moved into private practice full time.He maintains his practice very up to date  through clinical meetings,teach-ins,conferences and study days.

    As an acute physician taking unselected admissions,he gained broad clinical experience in diagnosis and management of wide range of medical conditions in adults over 18 years that affect the heart,lungs,digestive system,kidneys,nervous system and blood.

    Within the trust he has held the role of Clinical Director,Chairman of Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and Medical lead in Ethics Committee.

    Seeva is married and has a son. An outstanding wicket keeper, he played First Class and representative cricket in Sri Lanka. He also played Middlesex County league cricket. Besides sport and keeping fit, he enjoys food, wine & music.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Lung Infection Or Chest Infection

    Medical admissions

    General Medical illnesses

    Geriatric Medicine

    Cellulitis

    Urinary Tract infections

    Palpitations

    Atrial Fibrillation

    Dizziness and blackouts

    Loss of appetite and loss of weight

    Wheezing

    Breathlessness

    Bronchitis

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Troublesome Cough

    Memory Impairement

    Transient Ischaemic attacks (TIAs)

    Procedures

    • Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    • CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    • Allergy Blood Tests
    • Chest X-Ray
    • Exercise Advice
    • Lung Function / Spirometry
    • Peri-Operative Care
    • Sputum Tests
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Breathlessness
    • Bronchitis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Alzheimers Disease
    • Asthma
    • Chest Infection
    • Dementia
    • Dysautonomia
    • Emphysema
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumonia
    • Postural Hypotension
    • Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Blood Clot)
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Sibilant Rhonchi (Wheeze)
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Tiredness (Fatigue)
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Variable Blood Pressure
    • Vascular Dementia
    • Wheezing
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    Education

    Education

    MBBS

    MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1980

    FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1988

    Memberships

    Royal College of physicians

    Member of British Medical Association

    Member of Medical Protection Society Ltd

    Member of British Geriatrics Society

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Blood Testing and Results Interpretation
    8/11
    Breathlessness
    5/11
    CT Scan (Computerised Tomography Scan)
    3/11
    Geriatric Medicine
    2/11
    Allergy Blood Tests
    1/11
    Bronchitis
    1/11
    Chest X-Ray
    1/11
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    1/11
    Low Blood Pressure
    1/11
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Seevaratnam has kept me up to date throughout the whole process whilst providing the right level of information to me when explaining concepts around what may be going on with my health and keeping me at ease through discussing the ideas and logic behind why certain tests are being undertaken.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I am very happy with my experience with Dr. Seeveratnum. He had been very thorough and kind.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient, understanding, empathetic.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent empathy and care and knowledge. And thorough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Seeva has been a great help to me over the whole of 2021. I've had a succession of medical conditions over the whole of the year and he has always been patient, knowledgeable and exceedingly kind. I have known Seeva for 5 years or so, and he has always shown me the same gentle but strong attitude to the demands that I make of him. He is "unflappable " and always seeks to find practical ways to help me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Could not be happier with Dr Murugiah Seevaratnam. A true professional in his field, and a doctor that looks at the bigger picture. Really easy to talk to, listens to your concerns, and addresses them one by one. A very thorough doctor. I felt as though my usual doctors weren't listening to me, where as with Dr Seevaratnam, we discussed at length my background and the struggles I have faced, and carried out numerous blood tests to rule out any issues there. Could not recommend highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dear Dr Seevaratnam Thank you for coming to see me at the Spire Hospital in Harpenden on the 7th of October. On the 6th the day after a TURP I found myself on the floor of my room on two occasions with no understanding of how I got there. You diagnosed Postural Hypotension as the cause. In June this year I had a fractured neck of femur and Postural Hypotension after the anaesthetic I was given for surgery to the hip which delayed my leaving hospital at that time. Your diagnosis reassured me that I was not losing my marbles in old age and reassured the nurses allowing them to discharge me from hospital. As regards my essential tremor I have not noticed any amelioration from drinking alcohol. So I am very grateful for your visit but do not think that your further review is necessary. Thank you John
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    WE found Dr Seevaratnam very reassuring he was very confident and put my wife at ease when discussing her problems.Outside of the meetings he has dealt with the actions very promptly.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    More than happy to post a comment on the courtesy, professionalism and general helpfulness offered by Dr Seevaratnam following my two recent consultation and follow-up review meetings. Polite and particularly willing to understand my concerns, to readily provide all diagnostic treatment and final summary reassurances Kindly, excellent service provided; very much appreciated Many thanks
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I am filling this in on behalf of my mother who is 95. She went to see Dr Seevaranam following a hip replacement surgery and issues resulting from 'foot drop' and a possible adverse reaction to anaesthetic. In fact we ended up with a general 'mot' and overhaul of her health and medication. Best thing we did for my mother. Things were sorted quickly and certainly much faster then our under pressure nhs. Obviously you have pay but prices not to bad at all.
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