Dr Rimi Shah

Dr Rimi Shah

FRCP, MBBS, MRCP, DipGUM, DSRH

Genito-Urinary Medicine

25 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.98

Top feedback

“I have seen Dr Shah a few times for different issues now and each time, she has been great! Always professional helpful and reassuring. That’s why i recommend her, “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4098971

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £130

Practices worked at

BMI Hendon Hospital

United Kingdom
33 reviews

About

Dr Rimi Shah is a London based Consultant Physician in Genitourinary Medicine, HIV and Sexual Health, with a wide-ranging experience in the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs and HIV) and sexual health issues. Her focus is to always deliver the best care for her patients, providing a sympathetic ear, a holistic and supportive approach, and a sensitive, discreet service.

She has extensive experience in the management of sexually transmitted infections, sexual health issues, and HIV, with specialist interests in treatment of recurrent or chronic genital conditions including herpes, thrush, bacterial vaginosis, non specific urethritis (NSU) and warts, and in Women’s Health, particularly in the management of vaginal discharge. 

At her practice, Dr Shah offers screening and the management of a wide range of sexual health issues, including the testing and treating of all STIs, chronic discharge, general HIV management, including PEP and PrEP;  as well as the management of sexual health issues including painful sex, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis, vulvodynia and vestibulitis and contraception advice.


Dr Shah’s NHS work is based at the well known Royal Free Hospital, where she worked as a Senior Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health for over 10 years and during this time, she has developed Specialist clinics for the management of chronic genital conditions and recurrent discharge; and Women’s  and Antenatal STI services Her many roles have included Clinical Lead for GUM/ HIV; Lead Clinician for Women and Pregnancy; Head of Services for the Department for 6 years; Course Director for GP STI education; and Lecturer at UCL Medical School, University of London.  

She qualified from University of London (Royal Free Medical School), then undertaking general medical training in a number of specialities, before gaining her Membership to Royal College of Physicians. Following this, she completed her Specialist training at in GUM/ HIV at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals, a centre of excellence for HIV/ STIs, and was appointed as a Consultant at the Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals, obtaining her Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians in 2009. 

She has lectured widely within the UK and internationally, in the management of STIs;  and in the care of Women with STIs/ HIV. She is a passionate advocate of reducing stigma and preconceptions, and raising awareness of STIs, and is actively involved in improving sexual health care, through on-going research and education.


Dr Shah's approachable and reassuring manner, together with her commitment to providing high quality, personalised care, are at the core of her practice of always putting patients at the centre of their care. 


(Telephone and video consultations are also available - please enquire)

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Medical procedures

  • Sexual Health Advice
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening and treatment of:
           - Herpes (HSV)
           - Chlamydia
           - Ureaplasma 
           - Gonorrhoea 
           - Syphillis and HIV 
           - Trichomoniasis (TV)
           - Genital warts (HPV)
           - Thrush and Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

  • Genital warts (HPV) treatments 
  • Molloscum contangiosum treatments 

  • Contraception advice
  • Pap Smear
  • Contraceptive implants 

  • Pre and Post Exposure HIV Prophylaxis (PREP and PEP)
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A and B Screening and Vaccination
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Special interests

  • Recurrent / chronic thrush (Candida) and Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and balanitis
  • Recurrent Genital Herpes infections (HSV)
  • Management STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Vaginal and vulvar disorders 
  • Genital warts (HPV) treatments 
  • Management of Non specific urethritis (NSU)
  • HIV - General management and Women/ Antenatal HIV care 
  • Blood borne infections/ STIs in pregnancy 


  • Management of Painful sex including vulvodynia and vaginismus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
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Education


  • Fellow of Royal College of Physcians (FCRP) (London) 
  • MBBS (University of London) 
  • MRCP (RCP London)
  • Diploma of Genitourinary Medicine (Dip Gum)
  • Diploma of Reproductive and Sexual Health (DRSH)
  • Certificate of subdermal implant insertion (Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)

Memberships:

  • BHIVA (British HIV Association)
  • BASSH (British Association for Sexual Health and HIV 
  • Member of BHIVA Pregnancy Committee 
  • British Medical Association 
  • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 
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Reviews

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5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Shah a few times for different issues now and each time, she has been great! Always professional helpful and reassuring. That’s why i recommend her,

01-08-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah was great, she listened to my issues and then gave me great advice and treatment options. She was very patient and reassuring throughout the telephone call. I would definitely speak to her again if I had any other problems. Thank you!

22-07-2020
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5
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4
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5

Dr Rimi has been my doctor for many years. I wouldn’t ever want anyone else as she has cared for me and my family throughout my diagnosis. She always ensures I’m up to date with my tests and treatment and is always thinking about the next steps.

Patient seen for:
HIV or AIDS
10-07-2020
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5
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5

Dr Shah was helpful and took time to really explain my condition and options for treatment. She was friendly and down to earth.

09-07-2020
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5
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5

Dr Rimi really understood my situation with her extensive experience and immediately knew what was required to get the job done. Other doctors I have dealt with are remote and certainly really deal directly with the patient so it was an absolute joy and relief to have the personal attention that Dr Rimi provided, due to the urgency of my situation. In addition, she provided a in depth discussion on various options open to me regarding my options for the future not just deal with the matter at hand. Dr Rimi not only provided advise but shared experiences with me so I felt like someone cared and just just another patient on the list. Dr Rimi went above and beyond the call of duty and I owe her my deepest gratitude for being just a wonder human being. Thank you for being there for me.

06-06-2020
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5
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5

Dr Shah shows great care and empathy with her patients. I highly recommend her service, I definitely felt well looked after.

05-06-2020
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5
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5

I had a telephone consultation with Dr Shah. She was very helpful to talk to and her advise has helped greatly. I hope I don’t need to come back but if I do, I would definitely come back to her!

01-06-2020
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5
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5

Even though over the phone due to current situation Dr Rimi took time to help me with my problem that had been worrying me. She was understanding and found treatment options. I’m really happy I spoke to her!

09-05-2020
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5
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5

I spoke to Dr Shah as a teleconsulation in view of the Covid situation. However Dr Shah still took time to explore my concerns and made sure she covered all my questions. Even though not in the same room I was very satisfied with the consultation.

01-05-2020
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5
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5

Dr Rimi was incredibly reassuring and calming to speak to. She was very clear about the next steps I needed to take and was on hand to answer all my questions and queries - I find this helpful and invaluable.

27-03-2020
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5
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5
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5

Appointment not rushed. Chance to discuss issue at hand. Friendly , relaxed and professional.

09-03-2020
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5
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5
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5

Appointment not rushed. Put at ease.Chance to discuss the issue at hand. Friendly and professional.

09-03-2020
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5
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5

Very relaxed and friendly . Put at ease , appointment not rushed , given time to talk and explore the issue at hand.

09-03-2020
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5
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5

It was a pleasure to meet Dr Shah today she was reassuring and kind and and answered my questions. Found my consultation very helpful

28-02-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah took time to explain and reassure. I have been to a few doctors about my condition and this was the first time I felt like there was real progress,would recommend

27-02-2020
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5
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5
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5

I saw Rimi for management of my thrush. She was professional and very knowledgable.

06-02-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah was approachable and kind. She responded to all my questions and concerns and helped me manage a long standing condition much better.

31-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

I saw Dr Rimi and as always she is thorough and always smiling . She has looked after me since my diagnosis and I would want to see anyone else. Dr Rimi really cares and looks after my overall health as well as my HIV.

Patient seen for:
HIV or AIDS
31-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Rimi for years. She is thorough and always kind, always thinking about the best care for me. I would highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anyone else.

Patient seen for:
HIV or AIDS
10-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah was helpful and reassuring. Really helped to see her.

Patient seen for:
Thrush
10-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

Rimi spent time talking through the problem and her proposed treatment really helped!

Patient seen for:
Painful urination
09-01-2020
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5
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5

I saw Rimi for my treatment she was kind and very helpful. She answered all my questions and spent time to really help me understand the condition and how best to manage it. If I had any similar problems in the future, I’d have no hesitation in going back to see her.

Patient seen for:
Bacterial Vaginosis
Pelvic Pain
28-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah was great today. I’m so pleased to have been recommended to see her today. She was professional and gave me good care.

Patient seen for:
Genital Herpes
28-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

Rimi was lovely. She was kind and highly professional. I liked her manner and her fresh approach to a problem for which I’ve been back and forth to many doctors over the years. If the need arises again, I would definitely go back to her.

19-11-2019
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5
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5

I was very pleased to have been recommended to see Dr Shah today. She spent time listening answered all my questions, and was able to recommend some good treatment options.

Patient seen for:
Genital Herpes
19-11-2019
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5
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I have been under Rimi for regular review of my HIV. Rimi is always helpful, thorough and always smiling. I leave feeling better each time! I couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Patient seen for:
HIV or AIDS
08-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

She was extremely helpful and understanding, and gave me the benefit of a good long discussion. I feel very confident that she’s the right consultant to turn to and to trust in the future.

04-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

I saw Dr Shah today and would highly recommend her sensible advice,and the time she took with me to help my long standing problem. I really felt listened to.

01-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

I can’t say enough positive words to describe Dr. Shah. She’s the most caring healthcare professional I have ever met. Right from the initial consultation, shes so supportive and I couldn’t recommend her more.

31-10-2019
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5
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Dr Shah was lovely, she gave a lot of time, was very detailed orentated and spent time trying to ensure we got to the bottom of the problem, something that I had been suffering from years rather than giving me a treatment straight away, as has happened in the past.

23-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Five stars. I am happy with Dr Rimi

21-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah is the most attentive doctor I have the privilege to have in my life. Always caring and kind to me, and concern about my overall health and not just the HIV. My bones, my liver...

21-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have been seeing Dr Shah for the past few years intermittently and she has been absolutely outstanding on every occasion. Dr Shah is reassuring, kind, extremely professional and knowledgeable. Dr Shah instantly puts you at ease, is thorough with follow up and very caring. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Shah to anyone who needs GUM care and I am very grateful for her for all her help.

Patient seen for:
Genito-Urinary Medicine
10-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

My consultation with RImi was really helpful to answer my questions about my infection and treatment. I really appreciate her kind friendly manner and taking the time to ensure everything was understood. Her explanation was really helpful and she gave me treatment today that immediately helped.

Patient seen for:
Infection
09-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah's service is excellent, we are very happy

07-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

I can only recommend Dr Shah. She carefully listened to all my concerns and dedicated abundant time to my consultation with her. She is professional, very clear in explaining, dedicated and competent. Her hypotheses turned out to be correct as confirmed by test results. Would definitely return.

06-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Shah always has time to talk through things and is understanding and always makes sure everything is covered. She has looked after me since my diagnosis and I wouldn’t go ever want any other doctor.

27-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

I saw Rimi today. She made me feel better just by talking to her and she provided all the information I needed and treatment. I would definitely recommend.

Patient seen for:
Warts (viral)
21-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

I saw Dr Shah after having a few worrying looking bumps on my genitals. I found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, and also had a great bedside manner which enabled me to feel completely at ease about issues which are quite personal. Any worries I had about talking about such things were immediately washed away and I am very happy to have chosen to see Dr Shah. Thank you

Patient seen for:
Worrying bumps on my genitals
19-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Please thank Rimi for everything she did. My problem has finally resolved and I'm so pleased! I’m just very grateful to have been referred to Rimi

19-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dear Rimi, Thank you so much for making me feel better again. Thanks so much again for your time, I really do appreciate it.

18-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Pleasantly surprised by all the staff, in particular, the doctor at the clinic, Dr Shah was particularly lovely and really made me feel welcome and comfortable talking about my situations. I suffer quite a lot with anxiety and straight away talking to the Dr I felt comfortable and easy. Excellent service all round and I felt so much better!

18-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

It was a true pleasure meeting Rimi and I really appreciated her help with my problem. She really listened to my concerns.

17-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dear Dr Shah.Thank you for taking care of my wife. it was a challenging time and I'm very grateful for your care and expertise.

17-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Doctor Shah is knowledgeable about my condition, she is always attentive to the greatest detail and listens to my concerns. I am forever grateful, I doubt very much that I will ever again come across such a dedicated Doctor Thank you so much.

16-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dear Dr Shah, I just wanted to say thank you. It was the first time I really felt listened to, after being told so many times ‘it’s just Thrush’! I can't thank you enough for your advice and kindness and have felt so much better after seeing you, with touch wood, no reoccurrences so far

16-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Sending warm regards to Rimi and I am very grateful for her all her help and advice. I’m so pleased as the problem I went to see her about has been completely resolved!

13-09-2019
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5
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5

It was lovely to meet you, You were just great.. my symptoms have gone and your advice really helped. I came out feeling so much better and feel so much more positive about things - thank you

13-09-2019
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5
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Great news - I’ve not had any reoccurrences for 6 months ! Thank you so much for everything you have done, and for going the extra mile – your care and attention have been amazing!! Thank you 😉

13-09-2019

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