Dr Paul Bhamra-Ariza

Dr Paul Bhamra-Ariza

BSc (Hons) MBBS MD MRCP

Cardiology

21 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Paul, Provided a clear and easy to understand summary of the initial diagnosis and next steps “
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Subspecialties

  • Heart Failure
  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Preventative Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6029398
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Spire Thames Valley Hospital

    Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
    69 reviews

    The Bridge Clinic

    156 Bridge Road, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, SL6 8DG
    11 reviews

    Private Suite Parkside - Wexham Park Hospital

    The Parkside Suite Wexham Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, United Kingdom, SL2 4HL
    7 reviews

    Frimley Park Hospital

    United Kingdom, GU16
    2 reviews

    About

    Dr Bhamra-Ariza qualified from Guys and St Thomas’ in 2001 and undertook his specialist training in the South West London Cardiology training scheme. Prior to his appointment as the Interventional Fellow at St Georges Hospital, he was a research fellow at the MRC Clinical Science Centre at Hammersmith Hospital and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from Imperial College in 2012 for his work on myocardial blood flow measurement using cardiac MRI and positron emission tomography.

    In 2013 he spent a year in Sydney working with Professor David Muller at St Vincents Hospital and gained further experience in complex interventional and structural cardiology. He was appointed as a full time substantive consultant at Frimley Health NHS trust in January 2015 and works across site at Frimley Park, Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals.

    Dr Bhamra-Ariza special interests include the treatment and diagnosis of coronary artery disease and aortic valve disease. On a day to day basis he sees patients with a wide range of common heart problems including: chest pain, high blood pressure, heart failure, valvular heart disease, referrals for investigation of palpitations and collapse, cardiovascular risk assessment, and preoperative cardiac assessment. He sees private patients at the Spire Thames Valley Hospital and the Bridge Clinic.

    Dr Bhamra-Ariza works closely with his anaesthetic colleagues in assessing patients deemed high risk prior to non cardiac surgery. Currently he takes part in the heart attack service at Wexham Park Hospital, which provides round the clock treatment for heart attack patients throughout South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire. 

    He is the Cardiology Clinical lead for mortality and morbidity at Wexham Park Hospital and works closely with other members of the mortality review group to improve patient safety.

    Dr Bhamra-Ariza is married to Hannah and has 3 small children (Joseph, Sebastian and Isabella). He is an active musician and continues to play piano. He enjoys sports and plays golf as well as being a member of Chalfont St Peter tennis club.

     

    Procedures

    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Coronary Angiography
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Cardiac CT
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Heart Scan
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardioversion
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
    • Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    • Valvuloplasty
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    Special interests

    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Chest Pain
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Breathlessness
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Angina
    • Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dyslipidaemia
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Oedema
    • Palpitations
    • Pericarditis
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
    • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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    Education

    Education

    BSc (Hons)

    MBBS

    MD

    MRCP

    Memberships

    Royal College of Physicians

    British Medical Association

    British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    9/21
    Chest Pain
    6/21
    Atrial Flutter
    4/21
    Breathlessness
    3/21
    Heart Valve Problems
    3/21
    Angina
    2/21
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    2/21
    Coronary Angiography
    2/21
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/21
    Heart Failure
    2/21
    Cardiac CT
    1/21
    Cardiac MRI
    1/21
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/21
    Dizziness
    1/21
    Heart Attack
    1/21
    Heart Scan
    1/21
    High Blood Pressure
    1/21
    Low Blood Pressure
    1/21
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    Dr Paul, Provided a clear and easy to understand summary of the initial diagnosis and next steps
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Bhamra-Ariza was very thorough in his recommended course of investigations to follow. He explained complicated issues in a friendly and easy to follow way. In particular he articulated the benefits of certain medicines to take where previously I was hesitant to take.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    A sufferer of health anxiety, after some cardiac symptoms (wheezing, chest discomfort and palpitations) I was referred to see Dr Paul Bhamra-Ariza. Dr Bhamra-Ariza was very comforting and patient with me - he took the time to explain what was happening and provide reassurance. Dr Bhamra-Ariza and I consulted together over a period of a few months and he was always prompt at replying and one occasion even called me when he was feeling unwell. I really appreciated all the support he gave me in overcoming my issues.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I found Dr. Bhamra-Ariza easy to talk to and he fully explained about my heart arrhythmia and the further tests he proposed to be taken. He prescribed a beta blocker to see if that would correct the missing beats and fully explained any possible side effects, though I have had none. As the problem was one which needed a consultant that specialised in “electrical”impulses to the heart he recommended referring me to Dr. Wong. I would have no hesitation in seeing Dr Ariza again should I need to see a heart consultant again. John T
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    Everything explained fully and in a way that I understood easily
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I suffered breathlessness in the last week of December and went to A&E in NHS who were less than thorough. I went privately to see Dr.Paul Bhamra, he made himself aware of my history even before i attended the appointment. When i discussed my symptoms he immediately arranged a Cardio MRI Scan which highlighted my problem. He explained the severity of my problem in the followup session and went out of the way to arrange a referral and faster appointment in NHS for attending nurse lead heart clinic. My symptoms rights now still exist and need further care. But his timely accurate diagnosis and helping me with my follow ups literally saved my life. Thanks Dr.Paul Bhamra.
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    Excellent , great communication and explanations.
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    Listens well, answers honestly. He has referred me successfully to other, but necessary disciplines.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    My experience with Dr Bhamra-Ariza is a very positive one. From my first initial consultation to receiving my results I felt extremely confident that I was receiving the professional treatment I was looking for. Dr Bhamra-Ariza talked me through all the steps clearly and made sure every test was complete to cover all possibilities and put me at ease. I would definitely recommend to others.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Paul gave very clear concise explanation of the issues that I had experienced. He ensured that I had a thorough examination . And followed up and explained the results clearly. I would use Paul again
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