Professor Ruth Whitby

Professor Ruth Whitby

BSc MBBS DRCOG, Japanese medical license

General Practice

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4 specialists

30 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
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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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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Finnish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3312960
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £75-150

    Practices worked at

    King Edward VII's Hospital

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

    About

    DURING THE COVID19 CRISIS ,DR WHITBY WILL BEAVAILBLE FOR PHONE AND VIDEO CALLS .PLEASE EMAIL REQUEST FOR SAMEDAY 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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    Medical procedures

    • Stress management
    • Antenatal care
    • gynaecology
    • Childhood immunisations
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Sexual Health
    • Chronic Disease
    • Paediatrics
    • General Medicine
    • Multiple Medical management
    • Psychiatry -especially anxiety and depression
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Flu Vaccine
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Immunisations
    • Medical Certificate
    • Medical Report
    • Referral Letter
    • Sexual Health Advice
    • Sexual Heath (STD) Screen
    • Travel Vaccinations

     

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    Special interests

    • Comprehensive health screening packages
    • Women's Health
    • Men's Health
    • Blood tests (on site)
    • Scans (X-Rays, Ultrasounds, MRI, CT and mammography)-(on site )
    • Home Visits
    • Paediatrics

     

     

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    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
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    Bedside Manner
    General Practice
    3/133
    Depression
    1/133
    General Medicine
    1/133
    Medical Report
    1/133
    as a gp to coordinate treatment and meds I receive from several consultants
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    Overall
    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Medical Report
    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
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (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
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Ruth gave a quick diagnosis, a helpful remedy and explained it all very clearly. Am very grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (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
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    as a gp to coordinate treatment and meds I receive from several consultants
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Depression
    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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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    Dr. Whitby is wonderful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    ..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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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    An excellent physician. I have total confidence and comfort.
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    An excellent physician. Through and have total comfort and confidence!
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    Overall
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    Patient seen for:
    General Medicine
    Overall experience was good, courteous & professional.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    So lovely and professional. Really made me feel at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    Dr Ruth Whitby is an extremely professional and sympatique practitioner. I found her explanations of issues which arose both precise and comprehensible. She treated me with respect and the follow up consultations she arranged were well organised and with minimal delay.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    A very professional and caring doctor that has helped me a lot over several years that I have known her. Dr. Whitby also has a good network of professionals that she can ​get access to in a short period. Also, I have to say a big thank you for not letting me overreact to smaller issues that I have encountered.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very professional and well experienced
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    All good and easy, thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    This test was my first overseas checkup despite the fact that I am quite well traveled. i had lots of apprehension and some anxiety, not really knowing what to expect and not sure how I would be received or treated. After meeting Dr Whitby, all my fears were allayed as she immediately removed my anxiety and made me feel at ease. This was sustained until my last contact with her on Friday 14th. I look forward to seeing her again if the opportunity presents itself.
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Down to earth, effective & very engaging. She accommodates any question be it irrelevant or otherwise
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    General Practice

    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
    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
    Connection: I have looked after their patients
    Professor Martin Birchall
    Professor Martin Birchall
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    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
    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
    Connection: Is a colleague