Dr Sharon Crichlow

Dr Sharon Crichlow

MBBS MRCP (now FRCP) CCT

Dermatology

24 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.85

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“Dr Chrichlow was very friendly, professional and efficient. She explained things clearly and put me at ease. She was able to diagnose the condition quickly and recommend appropriate treatment. I would definitely recommend her to others.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4580184
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    Practices worked at

    OSD Healthcare

    Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU
    1,571 reviews

    Spire Harpenden Hospital

    Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
    289 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
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    Wed
    10:00 - 17:00
    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sat
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    Sun
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    About

    Dr Sharon Crichlow is a Consultant Dermatologist who covers all aspects of general dermatology, including inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema and acne), skin infections (warts, fungal infections), skin cancer, removal of skin lesions, skin pigmentation and Allergic Dermatitis. She began to develop an interest in skin conditions as she had acne as a teenager, and this inclined her to understand more about skin diseases. She is therefore highly dedicated in providing the best services and care to her patients and improving both the appearance and health of the skin.

    Dr Crichlow qualified in Medicine from the University of the West Indies and then moved to the UK where she specialised in Dermatology. She undertook training in Internal medicine at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth before completing her training in Dermatology at the University of Leicester Teaching Hospitals in 2008. She was then appointed as Consultant at Luton and Dunstable Hospital in 2009 and worked as a substantive consultant and Educational Supervisor there until 2017. Her current NHS base is West Herts NHS Trust and she consults privately at OSD Healthcare in Hemel Hempstead and Spire Harpenden Hospital. 

    Apart from her clinical work, she enjoys watching movies, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Mole Mapping
    • Skin Biopsies
    • Mole Removal
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Mole Check
    • Acne
    • Birthmarks (including port-wine stains)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Psoriasis
    • Dermatitis
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Warts (viral)
    • Melanoma
    • Verruca

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Mole Removal
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Mapping
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains)
    • Dermatitis
    • Fungal Infection
    • Melanoma
    • Skin Cancer
    • Verruca
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • MRCP (now FRCP)
    • CCT Dermatology – on Specialist Register
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.85
    Explanation
    4.92
    General Dermatology
    5/26
    Acne
    4/26
    Mole Check
    3/26
    Mole Removal
    2/26
    Moles
    2/26
    Psoriasis
    1/26
    Skin Cancer Screening
    1/26
    Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    1/26
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Chrichlow was very friendly, professional and efficient. She explained things clearly and put me at ease. She was able to diagnose the condition quickly and recommend appropriate treatment. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Crichlow was very good
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My treatment with Dr Crichlow has been reassuring and successful. Very pleasant and friendly consultant to deal with who appears to be a highly competent dermatologist.
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    Overall Experience (4/5)
    Bedside Manner (2/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I felt humiliated after speaking with an OSD dermatologist, who made irrelevant comments about my weight. Whilst I’m sure it was meant in good faith, this was triggering, and an act of body-shaming. I hope that when I pay for advice on my skin next time, I will not be given unwarranted advice regarding any other aspect of my body.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Extremely helpful. Extremely knowledgeable in relation to her specialist area. Explaining so that the patient is able to understand
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Crichlow was very informative and helpful at all times and very efficient during my appointments.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Crichlow was very reassuring and showed interest and concern in my skin problem. I felt hopeful that, after 3 months of a variety of unsuccessful treatments from my GPs, that I might at last find a reason for and solution to my problem.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful and friendly.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Critchlow was very easy to talk to and gave clear advise on what was to happen next and her understanding of my condition so far.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr came across as experienced and knowledgeable. I went for a skin problem but Im now being referred as other symptoms suggestive of a potential bigger problem. while It's not what I wanted to hear the fact is that consultants that specialise can be a bit blinkered to their particular specialism - Dr Crichlow is clearly not one of those.
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