Professor Ruth Whitby

Professor Ruth Whitby

BSc MBBS DRCOG, Japanese medical license

General Practice (GP)

Recommended by  
4 specialists

31 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Exceptional, quick and efficient. Dr Whitby explained everything in a clear, precise manner, and continued to check up on me, following my appointment. Would definitely recommend. “
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Subspecialties

  • Health Screening
  • Women's Health
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Finnish
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £225

Follow-up appointment: £175

Practices worked at

King Edward VII's Hospital

5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
958 reviews

About

DURING THE COVID19 CRISIS, DR WHITBY WILL BE AVAILBLE FOR PHONE AND VIDEO CALLS .PLEASE EMAIL REQUEST FOR SAME DAY APPOINTMENT TO info@drruthwhitby.com

Dr Ruth Whitby is available Mon to Fri 8:30 - 13:00, please request an appointment for further availability. 

 

Please note that Dr Whitby’s consulting address is: King Edward VII’s Hospital, 37 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6NX.

Dr Ruth Whitby qualified in 1989 and has been working as a GP for over 25 years, both in the NHS and privately. She has a special interest in general medicine, stress management, health screening, gynaecology and paediatrics. During her career, Ruth worked as a corporate doctor and worked for four years with Land securities: the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, and now works with one of London’s leading advertising agencies, where tailored health screening is in high demand.

Ruth has also worked overseas in East Asia and Europe, where she gained vast experience in dealing with diverse cultural and ex-patriate communities. In the 1990s, she lived in Japan where she gained the Japanese medical licence, the first doctor from the UK to do so.

Recently, Ruth has recently moved from The Wellington Hospital where she served as GP representative for The Hospitals Medical Advisory Council. She has recently been appointed as Institute Chair of Primary Care for the new Cleveland Clinic London due to open in 2020 and is currently working at King Edward VII Hospital . She also holds a medical degree from Kings’ College Hospital, a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology and a First-class honours degree in neuroanatomy.

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Procedures

  • Contraception Advice
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Health Check (Screening)
  • Immunisations
  • Medical Certificate
  • Medical Check-Ups
  • Referral Letter
  • Sexual Health Advice
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Screen
  • Stress Management
  • Travel Vaccinations/Travel Medicine
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Special interests

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Gonorrhoea
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Men’s Health
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Women’s Health
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Education

Education

MB BS (1989) - Kings’ College London

BSc - Kings’ College London

Japanese national medical license

Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Reviews

4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.98
Explanation
4.98
Depression
1/133
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Dr Ruth Whitby impressed me with her enthusiasm when I first got introduced to her. She has always been thorough in examining me, takes time to explain my health status and test results and what recommendations see's making to make me well. My wife and I are very comfortable with her and are free in discussing our health issues with her without feeling any form of ill treatment. She obviously has good experience in dealing with multi cultural and multi racial persons.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Exceptional, quick and efficient. Dr Whitby explained everything in a clear, precise manner, and continued to check up on me, following my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Ruth gave a quick diagnosis, a helpful remedy and explained it all very clearly. Am very grateful.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Always a warm reception, which takes away any discomfort seeing a Doctor might bring. Explores all areas of inquiry and takes her time to explain. She is accessible and responds promptly on any matter.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
I was referred to Dr. Whitby, initially, through a recommendation from one of her colleagues, who named two GPs at the time. It was very clear to me after looking at her website that she was the right fit for me. While I could refer to her fascinating credentials, what I found when I met her was a doctor who made every effort and more to connect with the person Shea seeing in the moment. I say this because she took the time to carefully read my med records prior to our first meeting. it was clear within a few seconds in that first meeting that she understood and was empathetic to my particular needs. Dr. Whitby also wa very clear that if I needed help with anything I should just contact her. Since then, Dr. Whitby has responded immediately to questions I’ve sent to her and her office through email. I should mention, as well, that Dr. Whitby seems to know, very intuitively, which consultant I ought to see if the need arose: I had a minor procedure that one of her colleagues took care of. And I had another meeting with a another consultant whom she recommended for a different issue. Both of her recommendations were spot-on and I can’t imagine a better treatment plan or outcome with either of them. So, the advice that Dr. Whitby was a GP who could oversee and supervise the my medical issues and the entirety of meds I take, as prescribed by other consultants has and was been spot-on. I could easily say much more about Dr. Whitby and list more examples of the exemplary care and concern she offers. Maybe the best summation is from moment one I knew, with no doubts or questions, that Dr. Whitby was easily in that small, elite circle of medical providers who set standards for all others. I hope the esteem I have for Dr. Whitby is coming through - her assessments and recommendations for me have been always been outstanding and nothing less than that. And did I say that she responds just about instantly via email to questions I have or recommendations to other outstanding practioners.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Understanding, practical and with the exactly appropriate level of explanation. Left me understanding my condition better, with a clear path to managing it and an open door if i need it going forward. Been a tremendous help.
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Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.
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Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.
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(5/5)
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Dr. Whitby is wonderful.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
..as her patient for a number of years, Dr Ruth Whitby has consistently shown excellence in care ..her painstaking approach to reviews and feedback are remarkable .. she always has a listening ear and shows exceptional care in managing her patients ..her reviews and recommendations have enhanced my overall wellbeing ..
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Peer recommendations

Recommended by 4 doctors for:
4

General Practice (GP)

Mr Andrew Goldberg
Mr Andrew Goldberg
Orthopaedic Surgery

27-04-2019

Ruth is a exceptional GP with all the requisite skills required; she is caring, organised, responsible, and an excellent communicator! She refers to the best experts when she feels necessary and I believe her patients have the best standards of care possible.

For specialty: General Practice (GP)
Connection: I have looked after their patients
Mr Andrew Ballaro
Mr Andrew Ballaro
Urology

08-06-2017

I have been looking after patients referred to be by Dr Whitby at the Wellington Hospital for over five years. She is an outstanding general practitioner with high level knowledge of general and specialist urology. She clearly cares greatly for her patients and provides an exceptional service for them.

For specialty: General Practice (GP)
Connection: I have looked after their patients
Professor Martin Birchall
Professor Martin Birchall
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

08-06-2017

Ruth is a remarkable GP. Broadly trained but with an astute eye for holistic medical care, Ruth is also really good at managing the psychological penumbra. Patients I have referred are very happy with the care they have received from her.

For specialty: General Practice (GP)
Connection: I have referred them patients
Mr Maneesh Ghei
Mr Maneesh Ghei
Urology

08-06-2017

Dr Whitby is an excellent Clinician and Colleague. I highly recommend her to anyone

For specialty: General Practice (GP)
Connection: Is a colleague