Dr Olga Kapellou

Dr Olga Kapellou

MD, FRCPCH, DCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

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Overall Rating

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4.89
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4.89
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“We were In great hands with Olga. We were so worried about my son and she listened to our concerns and made sure we were always fully informed. She went out of her way for us to be seen on the same day by a neurologist and instructed different scans to be performed quickly. She gave us her personal contact details and when I did have a question she responded immediately, you really felt looked after! Couldn’t ask for a better doctor! “
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Subspecialty

  • Neonatal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • Greek
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4386562

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

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

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
155 reviews

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
20 reviews

About

Dr Olga Kapellou is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist. She specialised in a number of major London teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street, Hammersmith, St Mary's Paddington, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and University College London. She holds a Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree from Imperial College. Her publications on effects of prematurity on brain growth and development have been cited extensively. She is an expert on preterm and term neonatal brain injury and follow-up of babies after complicated pregnancies and deliveries. She uses Griffiths Neurodevelopmental Scales to track infant development in outpatients’ clinics. She is a Neonatal Life Support instructor and Unicef trained breast feeding specialist. Her NHS base is the Homerton Hospital. She was appointed as NHS Consultant at the Homerton Hospital in 2009. She joined the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in 2010 and the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in 2012. Dr Olga Kapellou does General Paediatrics and baby follow up clinics.
Expertise: General Paediatrics, baby follow-up clinics and neurodevelopmental assessments using Griffiths Scales for children up to 5 years of age.
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Medical procedures

Vaccinations

Use of Griffiths Mental Development Scales to track development in children up to 5 years of age

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Special interests

Gastroesophageal reflux and colics in infants

Baby follow up after complicated pregnancies and deliveries

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Education

Athens University Medical School (1995)

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) , Diploma in Child Health (DCH) (2000)

Greek Board Paediatric accreditation (2002)

Greek Board Neonatal Medicine accreditation (2005)

Certificate of completion of training UK (CCT) Paediatrics/Neonatal Medicine (2009)

Doctor of Medicine (MD thesis, Effects of prematurity on brain growth and development) University of London, Imperial College London (2010)

Neonatology accreditation, Athens University (2005),

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, FRCPCH (2010)

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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

We were In great hands with Olga. We were so worried about my son and she listened to our concerns and made sure we were always fully informed. She went out of her way for us to be seen on the same day by a neurologist and instructed different scans to be performed quickly. She gave us her personal contact details and when I did have a question she responded immediately, you really felt looked after! Couldn’t ask for a better doctor!

Patient seen for:
Trauma
17-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

We visited Olga with our 9 week old baby who we felt was suffering but the GP, health visitors etc. didn't seem to take seriously. Olga's diagnosis of our baby's dairy allergy was spot on. In the months that followed we noticed an improvement in all the parameters of our baby following the change in formula and medication. We continued to visit Olga where we always found her to be very helpful, approachable and a pleasure to engage with. Olga also replied to our emails promptly which was greatly appreciated.

Patient seen for:
Allergies
Baby Check
06-02-2020
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5
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5

Olga is an amazing paediatrician. Aside from very knowledgable and thorough she is above all extremely responsive and caring. She helped us navigate a severe case of Bronchiolitis with our newborn son, supporting us throughout this period and giving us certainty that he is well taken care of. I cant reccomend her enough.

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
Bronchiolitis
04-12-2019
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5
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5
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5

Olga is an amazing paediatrician. Aside from very knowledgable and thorough she is above all extremely responsive and caring. She helped us navigate a severe case of Bronchiolitis with our newborn son, supporting us throughout this period and giving us certainty that he is well taken care of. I cant reccomend her enough.

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
Bronchiolitis
04-12-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou is an amazing pediatrician. She is knowledgeable, very thorough when she examines our son and she provides proper explanation to the parents. She follows all the recent guidelines and she is great with kids. Also I am so happy that she is very responsive when there is an emergency situation. We trust her and we are lucky that we found such a good doctor for our little boy. Thank you Olga. N. Tserpeli

Patient seen for:
Baby Check
18-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent Doctor

Patient seen for:
Child Development
09-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Great experience with my 2 children, Dr Kapellou is a fantastic Doctor. I have referred many family members.

Patient seen for:
well child visit
09-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou is simply amazing. Her care and advice is invaluable. All 3 of my children have been seeing her since birth. I highly recommend her as a Doctor.

Patient seen for:
Reflux
07-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

A professional service from the whole team. A very caring, informative approach, that put my child and myself at complete ease. Dr Kapellous PA is very attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Never felt rushed and felt welcomed like an old friend at every visit. Would highly recommend Dr Kappellou's professional service to anyone requiring a paediatric doctor. Thank you all!

07-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

Absolutely amazing! Very attentive and reassuring. every knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!

06-11-2019
Overall
4
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4
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4

Dr Kapellou is a very nice doctor who is interested in your child’s health. I did find her occasionally a little rushed on follow ups and sometimes I did not feel I could say what was concerning me as Dr Kapellou wanted to say something else. However, overall a great doctor and I would recommend her

04-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

After lots of research I came across Dr Kapellou. From our very first meeting she put me at complete ease, she is very warm and caring. She answered all of my questions and more and I left the consultation feeling extremely happy with my consultation. Her PA was very helpful and professional and made the process run smoothly. I also really appreciated that I received my child’s bloods results the same evening out of hours so I finished the day with my mind at rest. I highly recommend Dr Olga Kapellou.

14-09-2019
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5
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4
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5

She was kind and fast to respond, even when I had a question in the middle of the night, she answered promptly and booked us after hours.

13-09-2019
Overall
4
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5
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4

My experience was very professional and comforting. The service I reviewed from the PA was second to none, always empathetic and prompt in her responses

12-09-2019
Overall
4
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5
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4

Very caring

12-09-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I found Dr. Kapellou after thorough research online, and I couldn’t be happier. She guided me through my baby’s first year’s ups and downs, she had the right solution for the baby’s reflux and milk allergy, and she does everything with extreme patience and a smile on her face. She makes my baby feel extremely comfortable during each visit and the staff is amazing as well. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice!

05-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Our experience with Dr Kapellou has been outstanding. After months of regular fevers and seeing another regarded pediatrician without any success or diagnosis, Dr Kapellou took the time to review my sons results and was thoughtful about the approach to take. She has continued to take special and considerate care ever since. Cannnot recommend her highly enough

18-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Olga is simply amazing! I met her the first time with my month old girl who was crying a lot, I was recommended by a friend, I had been to GP, to the hospital, met other paediatricians but no one could find what she did, so she saw my girl and after observing her for a month asked me to stop the dairy in my diet completely as I was feeding her and after doing this, within 2-3 days my daughter was a happy baby, she was normal, she was able to sleep. For everything I have been to Dr Olga and my kids have gotten better with a couple of days after her dosage, she would also advice what to give for food when my girl would stop eating, she would give suggestions, she's a mother herself and is an amazing person at heart, which makes her the best paediatrician I've ever met. We have moved out of London but I still go back to her for anything, I have so much confidence in here, she's been a great support to our family. Having such a learned and knowledgeable Paediatrician is a blessing. She never ignores any issues, she would listen patiently and act if needed. Thank you so much for being there for us.

06-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

As a father I am very protective of my daughter and could not recommend Olga more highly. She has looked after my 6 year old since birth and her care has been nothing short of exceptional. She is very experienced. My daughter is exceptionally scared of having blood taken. Olga has personally been in the room with the phlebotomist every time blood needed to be drawn. She has always been a great source of help, expertise and support. She takes her time to see her little patients and will never brush anyone or anyone's concerns off. She is easily accessible and always attends to emergencies promptly. She loves children and has a unique way making them feel comfortable and relaxed during examination. She is an exceptional paediatrician.

18-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou has been our paediatrician since the birth of my daughter 5 and a half years ago. She is a superb and very caring paediatrician. Her bedside manner with both children and parents is excellent and she is extremely calm even in the most difficult of situations. She has always been spot on with her diagnoses even those we’re given over the phone. She is very easily accessible and she is always available to listen to the parent’s concerns. She will always ensure that you are seen almost always within the day. Her professionalism, expertise and level of care are truly unparalleled. I cannot recommend her strongly enough. We trust her implicitly with our daughter. She is a true gem.

17-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapelou is our paediatrician since our first daughter‘s arrival!She is fantastic with kids,very thorough, knowledgeable and caring doctor!I feel very lucky that she is our doctor and I would totally recommend her to every parent!

17-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Excellent communication skills, professional and sympathetic. Effective interaction with both the child, the parents and grandmother. An observant, persistent, intelligent and resourceful paediatrician that saved our daughters life by reacting quickly and providing the correct treatment. A truly remarkable doctor and professional that we respect and trust.

15-05-2019
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1
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1
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We attended an appointment with Dr Kapellou yesterday morning. The appointment was scheduled at 11:15 but we were able to see Olga only at 12:00. I have specifically requested a morning appointment in order to avoid any crash with my toddlers routine (i.e. lunch, napping time) and I have reflected on this to her secretary while exchanging emails for booking the appointment. However it seems there was another appointment at 11:00 and Dr Kapellou arrived at the clinic at 11:20. Even though I understand people may run late I have zero tolerance to people booking two appointments in a quarter time interval. It shows disrespect and it is unacceptable when this concerns babies/toddlers

Dr Olga Kapellou

I am very sorry that your appointment did not go ahead at the time scheduled and that this was then problematic for your usual routine. I do endeavour to be as punctual as possible, as a mother myself I am fully understanding of the difficulties of juggling life with young children and I try to be as respectful of that as possible. I am personally looking into our booking system to ensure that this will never happen again, as myself and my secretary aim to always ensure that our patients have the best experience possible. I am sorry that this did not happen on this occasion, it would be my pleasure to offer you our contact details so as I can offer my sincere apologies. Please do feel free to call me on 07903981585.

14-05-2019
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4
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4
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4

Very sensitive and efficient. Felt I received a thorough service

07-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

Fantastic doctor. Very professional and caring.

03-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr. Kapellou has a very solid medical foundation, a good bedside manner and is always prompt to answer the phone. She has been really helpful with our little one this past year that we have known her.

22-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very knowledgeable and thorough. Soothing and empathetic bedside manner. Always quick to respond. Such a lovely person and a very talented doctor. The best.

19-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Doctor Kapellou has been our trusted paediatrician since the very arrival of our first baby. Such a caring knowledgeable professional who is able to explain all the details in such a way that every parent understands and can relate. We cannot imagine our life without Dr Kapellou - we trust her opinion so much that although we moved abroad we still regularly check in with Dr Kapellou. A true doctor! One in a million!

19-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I would like to recommend Dr Olga Kapellou as she is a very competent scientist and she helped our baby sun recover from a series of deseases.

16-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou has been great with both our kids (2.5 year old boy and 7 month old daughter) and we would highly recommend her. Dr Kapellou is very thorough, calm and caring, whilst being knowledgeable and professional. She has followed up promptly with results and was very efficient in checking our kids' progress. It is also worth noting that it is very easy to get appointments with Dr Kapellou

26-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou has gone above and beyond to ensure that our newborn daughter is healthy following a rather scary first week in the hospital. Olga is extremely warm and thoughtful, always working us in at short notice and taking calls to answer our many questions and concerns about test results, etc. She also has quite a holistic approach compared with other paediatritions we met during our hospital stay. She suggested probiotics, a goat's milk formula and modifications to my diet to address reflux in a mixed feed schedule and was one of the few medical professionals I saw who put me at ease about my struggle with breastfeeding. Olga has a very friendly, nonjudgmental, no nonsense approach that makes her a pleasure for children and parents alike.

25-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Olga has been our paediatrician since birth and has been amazing every time. Very caring, thorough, constantly communicating with us about every step, always very considerate when it comes to decisions and a valuable advisor on anything developmental. A great partner in raising a healthy and strong kid. Definitely recommend.

21-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I highly recommend Dr Olga Kapellou for her professional and warm approach towards her patients. Dr Kapellou is a very experience Paidiatrisian and made my son feel in easy immediately.

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Olga Kapellou has seen my 12 years old son 4 times since January 2019 always with a warm and professional approach. I highly recommend Dr Kapellou as she is very experienced Paidiatrisian and very human and warm towards her patience.

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou is our 8 month old paediatrician. We are parents of 4 children and needed a specialist for our baby boy as he was born with a congenital brain condition that may affect many aspects of the child development such as neurological and motor development, eye impairment, organs such as heart and kidneys, hormonal imbalance etc, She has coordinated our baby's care in an excellent manner through first a general assessment and giving priority to the most important issues first and at the same time ensuring that everything is covered. Additionally after our boy's surgery in early June, he developed an infection. Despite several visits to NHS A&E, we were sent home every time. I decided to contact Dr Kapellou as he kept having a 42 degree fever for several days. We trust her and she advised to visit her. She immediately realised he was seriously ill and performed several tests. When the results arrived indicating probable sepsis, we had already returned home. Dr Kapellou prepared a message with the results of the tests for the doctors at A&E. She also supported me on the phone to assist with A&E doctors. She went above and beyond her duties to ensure our little boy was treated correctly and we can say she saved his life (as doctors in A&E were reluctant to believe test results despite kidneys issues and recent surgery and did not want to admit him) Dr Kapellou continues seeing our boy and coordinating his care. She has extensive experience and shows a deep knowledge and love for her profession as well as genuine interest for the children under her care.

12-09-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Olga is very professional and experienced ... I was very pleased to find her and meet her . Will continue seeing her for both of my kids.

04-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Our baby's height and weight was not increasing, we were really worried, we visited minor injuries unit and GP multiple times and they were all reassuring that there was nothing wrong with baby's development. We decided to visit Olga and she was Excellent, diagnosis was spot on, very friendly and compassionate doctor, recommended treatment works very well.

01-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Olga was very kind and professional. She’s an amazing doctor and answered all of my concerns.

28-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

Very caring and available when there is an emergency

20-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

excellent doctor!

12-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou is so kind, patient and reassuring. Thank you!

24-01-2018
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5
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5
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5

Warm, friendly, amazing. Perfect every time. So considerate, kind and professional. Thank you!

20-12-2017
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou was exceptional. Truly kind to our baby daughter and truly considerate of all our concerns and questions. We felt very reassured and look forward to keeping our relationship with Dr Kapellou for many years to come.

29-11-2017
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou has been our sons pediatrician since his birth (8 weeks prematurely) She has been excellent in tracking his progress and helping with all ailments from sticky eye, reflux, colds, diarrhea etc. I am very confident in her knowledge, approach and ability and recommend her highly. she is also always contactable which is invaluable!!

09-10-2017
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou was great with the children, incredibly knowledgeable, and went out of her way to answer any questions we had following the visit, even outside of normal hours. We would highly recommend her.

25-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

My baby girl had poor weight gain and was referred to a paediatrician. I did my research and came across Dr Kapellou and I'm so glad that I found her. Her service is personable but professional and thorough. she was able to answer every question that I had with knowledge, confidence and reassurance. My baby is usually weary of adults but absolutely loves her! Dr Olga, thank you so much for your expertise and your amazing service

13-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Dr Kapellou saw my six year old. We were anxious parents and were immediately put at ease by her manner and friendliness. She directed loads of attention to my son and established his trust as well. The appointment didn't feel rushed, she seemed genuinely interested in our situation and her advice was spot on. I can't recommend her enough. We will continue to take our son to her for any future needs.

12-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Dr. Kapellou is the most thorough doctor we have ever had and has been absolutely amazing with my 2 year old son when he was slightly nervous going into the doctor's office. She makes the whole experience more enjoyable and answers all my questions very clearly.

21-07-2017
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5
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5
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5

Amazing doctor with a personal approach and quick diagnosis. We went with our lo as he wasn't feeding as it should and we've been told is acid reflux. Dr. Olga prescribed ranitidine and by the end of the day our lo was feeding and not crying as much. Highly recommended

10-07-2017
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5
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5
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5

I am so pleased I took my 11 month old baby to see Dr Kapellou. She was extremely thorough and attentive. Dr Kapellou has a fantastic manner and she really listens to you. For months I had been worried about my son's weight and lack of eating, Dr Kapellou's diagnosis was spot on and by following her advice he was a different baby within a day. I wish I had gone to see her sooner!

19-06-2017

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

Dr Nitha Naqvi
Dr Nitha Naqvi

04-09-2018

Dr Kapellou is a very caring, clever, holistic doctor. She is dynamic and charismatic. Dr Kapellou is popular with patients and families and well respected by her peers. I am very happy to recommend her.

For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
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