Professor Ruth Whitby

Professor Ruth Whitby

BSc MBBS DRCOG, Japanese medical license

General Practice

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4 specialists

30 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
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4.98
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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
    638 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

    Overall
    4
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    5
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    5

    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.

    Patient seen for:
    Medical Report
    27-02-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    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.

    15-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Ruth gave a quick diagnosis, a helpful remedy and explained it all very clearly. Am very grateful.

    14-01-2020
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    5
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    5
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    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.

    14-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    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.

    Patient seen for:
    as a gp to coordinate treatment and meds I receive from several consultants
    14-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    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.

    Patient seen for:
    Depression
    14-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.

    09-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Very helpful, reassuring and incisive.

    09-01-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby is wonderful.

    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    05-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    ..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 ..

    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    04-10-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    An excellent physician. I have total confidence and comfort.

    06-09-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    An excellent physician. Through and have total comfort and confidence!

    06-09-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Overall experience was good, courteous & professional.

    Patient seen for:
    General Medicine
    03-09-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    So lovely and professional. Really made me feel at ease.

    03-09-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    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.

    Patient seen for:
    General Practice
    03-09-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    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.

    08-07-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Very professional and well experienced

    02-07-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    All good and easy, thank you

    01-07-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    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.

    16-06-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Down to earth, effective & very engaging. She accommodates any question be it irrelevant or otherwise

    26-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby is warm, efficient, supportive, very perceptive and interested in the whole person. We've seen her more recently for both my sons, physical as well as mental health issues as well as my husband seeing her now for several years. I'd recommend her without hesitation.

    17-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Always there when you need her with sound advice and diagnosis. She has saved my life on at least one occasion

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Always there when you need her with sound advice and diagnosis. She has saved my life on at least one occasion

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby is always super efficient and very caring. I always know she will get to the issues quickly. When you have a medical issue it is easy to feel scared and vulnerable. Dr.Whitby allays those fears in a warm and friendly way, which makes you feel better immediately. She is unlike any other doctor I've known!

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby 's care has been excellent by any measure. I am extremely pleased she is my physician.

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Ruth makes me feel at ease when I go and see her and always advises me as if I were her own daughter. Would definitely recommend!

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Excellent doctor. Good diagnostic skills and always on time. I am very impressed

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    First class

    15-04-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby has been a blessing to have as my doctor couldn’t be happier. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you do.

    24-03-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Practical, compassionate and informed on options to pursue . Good clear communicator

    20-03-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby has provided me with the most excellent medical care and advice for several years now. Dr Whitby’s knowledge and understanding is second to none. I would not see any other doctor.

    20-03-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Ruth was very professional and caring. She not only offered a number of different treatment options for me, which gave me a greater choice of what would suit me best, but she was also sensitive to my mental health and how my treatment could be tailored to both my physical and mental needs.

    24-02-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    I have found Ruth to be empathetic but incisive in teasing out and addressing medical issues

    17-02-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Great doctor. Very smart and empathic. I always feel in good hands. Flexible and results oriented.

    14-02-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby has been a wonderful family doctor for us. She is knowledgeable, caring, and perceptive. She also works extremely hard, making herself available to her patients' needs despite a very demanding schedule. She is as good with children as adults. We are very pleased!

    14-02-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby is a very special GP, who is not only extremely knowledgable and respected in her field, but is also truly compassionate and always seeks to find the best solution for her patients. Dr. Whitby instils confidence in me and knowing she is just a phone call away gives me great peace of mind. Thank you Dr Whitby for all of your help!

    14-02-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby has been looking after my family and she is simply excellent. I trust her totally and feel so lucky; they could not be in better hands.

    22-01-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    She is the most wonderful doctor and I would recommend her to everybody. Thoughtful, efficient, kind, and immensely knowledgable.

    20-01-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Ruth is efficient and always quick to respond. She is focused, empirical and thoughtful in her diagnosis and clear in any plan of action. It is a pleasure to deal with her.

    18-01-2019
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby was extremely professional and caring. She took time to address all my concerns and was extremely patient, helpful and knowledgable.

    29-11-2018
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    She was very professional and friendly.

    14-10-2018
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    I have met quite a few GPs as a private patient and found my experience with Dr Whitby exceptional. From the minute she met me, her professionalism and the way she presented her recommendations provided a relief and actually motivates me to live a healthier life. Thank you.

    20-09-2018
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby is excellent!!

    13-09-2018
    Overall
    4
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    4
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    4

    First consultation sonearly to draw conclusions, but v professional and thoughtful. As one would expect.

    04-09-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    My session with Dr Withby was highly detailed and I was impressed at her level of detail given during the Check up. She was extremely professional in discharging her work.

    04-09-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr. Whitby was very warm from the very start, putting my daughters and I at ease. The consultation was quite thorough and the results were very clearly explained and discussed at the follow-up meeting. Overall, a great experience.

    22-08-2018
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby is a very thorough and thoughtful doctor who takes her time ensure all your worries and anxieties are eased with honest professional medical advice.

    20-08-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby attended to me with the highest professional ease. We interacted basically on my health conditions. She is a pleasant lady. I have reviewed her report on my health which I find encouraging, and her recommendations to maintain a much more better health, which i will abide with. I look forward to consult with her in the near future.

    12-07-2018
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Very fiendly and professional !! Highly reccomanded !

    21-06-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Whitby was excellent. She listened attentively, great warmth and also solution driven. She was very professional and very understanding when I called I was going to be 30mins late for my review because I took longer at Specsavers opticals.

    05-06-2018

    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