Dr Ritan Mehta

Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor

Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor

Elstree, WD6 3SU

20 years of experience

Verified profile

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Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor

Elstree, WD6 3SU

20 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.92

8 patient reviews

1 professional endorsement

4.88

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

4.88

Explanation

9 of 19 total recommendations are for:

Joint Injection

(3)

Sports Injuries

(3)

Sports Injuries

(3)

Other

(10)

Recent patient review

01 Dec 2022

excellent, very reassuring and calm...

OverviewAboutLocationReviewsEndorsementsFAQ

About

Dr Mehta is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and

the Lead Women's Performance Doctor at the Football Association, working as the

Team Doctor for the England Women's Football team. He qualified in 2003 from

Kings College London and initially trained and worked in General Practice. He

completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distinction) and

subsequently went on to complete the 4 year specialist training in SEM on the

prestigious London rotation.

Dr Mehta has extensive experience in treating recreational and elite athletes from a variety of sports. These include Gymnasts, Dancers, tennis players, Rugby Players, Footballers of all levels and he was a Sports Medicine Doctor at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. One of Dr Mehta's main interest is football medicine. He has attended three world cups (FIFA

Women's World Cups- France 2019 and Canada 2015 and FIFA Men’s U20 World Cup, Colombia 2011). He was also the team doctor during Watford FC's promotion to the Premier league in

2015.

Dr. Mehta has a special interest in the conservative management of lower limb sport and musculoskeletal injuries, groin pain, tendon problems, osteoarthritis and female athlete health. He takes pride in undertaking a detailed clinical assessment and uses a holistic approach in managing any issues. He works with all patients to understand and treat the route cause of any problems to help in the short term but also reduce any recurrences in the long term. He utilises diagnostic mucsuloskeletal ultrasound in clinic to supplement his assessments. Dr Mehta offers a range of treatment methods including ultrasound-guided injection treatments shockwave therapy for sports injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr Mehta has published and presented extensively in the field of sport and exercise medicine. He has authored several book chapters and co-developed The FA guidelines on Hepatitis and HIV in professional football.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Autologous blood injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Football injuries
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Hip and Groin pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Female athlete health
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Joint Injection
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Football Injury
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury

All conditions and treatments

  • Joint Injection
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
  • Football Injury
  • Hip and Groin Pain
  • Joint Injury
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ultrasound
  • Ankle Sprain

Registered with

General Medical Council

6076608

Qualifications

  • BSc Physiology (Upper II hons) - King's College London 2001
  • MBBS - King's College London - 2003
  • MRCGP - Royal College of General Practice - 2007 - Merit
  • MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine - Queen Mary University of London - 2009 - Disctonction
  • FSEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (GB&I) -awarded the Macleod Medal for highest mark   
  •  PgCert Teaching in Primary Care (Teaching The Teachers, TTT) – 2013 - Merit 
  • FFSEM - Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicince - 2014
  •  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (CASE Accredited) - 2017 

languages spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English

insurers

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • Cigna
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health

Location

All locations

Centennial Medical Care

4.89

(92)

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

Not available

Tuesday

Not available

Wednesday

Not available

Thursday

15:00 - 18:00

Friday

Not available

Saturday

Not available

Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Joint Injection (3)
Sports Injuries (2)
Sports Injuries (2)
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury (1)
Football Injury (1)

8 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

excellent, very reassuring and calm

01 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Injection

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Exceptional competence and care which comes from extensive experience . Though I would advise confirming the fees charged by Centennial for use of their facilities and provision of drugs . Dr Mehta fees charged separately are proportionate and fair .

18 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Injection

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Feel completely comfortable and very reassured with Dr Mehta. Extremely gentle and very caring. Thank you very much

24 Mar 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Sports Injuries

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

Ligament Injury

4.33

4.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

4.00

Explanation

Very pleased with the way Dr Mehta conducted the diagnosis (listening, understanding and explaining). He took his time to assess the reason why the pain has shifted to other places. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable going through the motion.

17 Mar 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Injury

Ultrasound

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Great experience - takes the time to listen, thorough in diagnosis and very helpful with questions and explaining treatment.

10 Mar 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Thorough and efficient diagnosis process. Well organised and personal arrangements with efficient and kindly procedure done painlessly. Prompt and caring follow up, very accessible for follow up queries . Result was all I could of hoped for.

08 Sep 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Joint Injection

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

We have been more than happy with our meetings with Dr Mehta. He is always able to talk about what your problem is without making you feel like you can’t understand a word he’s saying. He is friendly. He is very thorough, covering everything. He listens well to what you describe and has always got to the bottom of our issues.

21 Apr 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Sports Injuries

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Ritan is a fantastic doctor. In my opinion, in order for a doctor to be exceptional, besides their knowledge and experience, they need to be empathic and understand that your conditions have an impact on your life. Ritan takes the time in each appointment to ensure he fully understands what's going on with your condition. I cannot stress how important this is enough. So many doctors will have a quick look at you, suggest a course of treatment, and off you go, which is a terrible experience as a patient. This is the complete opposite of Ritan, and I thank him for that. If he needs to take a full hour to go through all the details and intricacies of your condition, he'll do it, with a smile, and with the professionalism you deserve. He's honest, transparent, and very clear. He methodically analyses the different courses of treatments and discusses them with you, mentioning their pros and cons, so together with him, you can make an informed decision. We're trying to find a solution to my almost chronic problems with my pubic bone and groin. I've been treated by several doctors, physios and other specialists from different countries, some of them quite renowned, without success. I'm much more hopeful now that Ritan is treating me for this condition. No matter the final outcome, I'll still be thankful to Ritan for his dedication, for exploring all the possibilities to solve this puzzle, and for being clearer than all the previous professionals I wish I had known Ritan years ago when I started having problems with my injuries because I'm quite sure I'd be feeling much better now.

10 Feb 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Hip and Groin Pain

Football Injury

Knee Pain

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Endorsements

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

All endorsements
Sports Injuries (1)
Sports Injuries (1)
Football Injury (1)
Musculoskeletal Injury (1)

1 endorsement

Ritan is an excellent colleague who has extensive experience in the management of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. I would be confident sending my family and friends to see him for an opinion.

13 Mar 2022

Endorsed for

Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
Sports Injuries
Football Injury
+ 2 more

Dr Jonathan Houghton

General (Internal) Medicine

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Dr Ritan Mehta's reviews like?

Dr Ritan Mehta's overall patient rating is 4.92 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 8 reviews

What languages does Dr Ritan Mehta speak?

Dr Ritan Mehta speaks Gujarati and English

Where is Dr Ritan Mehta located?

Dr Ritan Mehta primarily practices at Centennial Medical Care, located at 290 Centennial Avenue, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3SU
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