Dr Syed Asad Hussain

Dr Syed Asad Hussain

MBBS MD FRCP

Rheumatology

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2 specialists

24 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
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4.96
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Dr. Hussain has a great balance of being personable and professional. I've found my interactions with him very positive and would be happy to utilise his expertise for any future needs I may have.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4151577

Consultation fees

New appointment: £255

Follow-up appointment: £175

Practices worked at

BMI The Sloane Hospital

125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
146 reviews

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital

Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG
0 reviews

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
0 reviews

BMI The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
214 reviews

About

Dr Hussain is a Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician and has been in practice for 14 years. He used his initial substantive NHS post to establish his vibrant rheumatology and general medicine practice within the independent sector and has successfully transitioned fully into the private sector with completion of appraisal and revalidation. His area of interests are in bone metabolism in particular which led to his postgraduate doctorate, and a spectrum of interests within rheumatology and general medicine. He has established his practice with great emphasis on communication and technology, providing a reflective, evidence-based, experienced management of patients with complex rheumatology problems.

His commitments towards rheumatology and general medicine specialty has enabled him to develop expertise across a spectrum of complex conditions including musculoskeletal medicine, inflammatory joint disease and rheumatoid, connective tissue disease and lupus, psoriasis related arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, soft tissue disorders such as tennis elbow, golfer elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, vasculitis, gout conditions. General medicine practice includes management of hypertension and general medical illnesses.

His commitment to learning, teaching and training is exemplified by his role as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians enjoying both national and international clinical examination settings and paper publications. He's also an accredited appraiser for consultant colleagues within the private sector.  Dr Hussain practices from a number of BMI / Spire hospitals both in the North West and the London area, enjoying more recent practices  commencing at the HCA London Bridge Hospital / The Shard and 10 Harley Street, London. Registered and Fee assured with a number medical insurance companies enjoying fast track quick turn around care pathways. Registered on the Private Practice Register and strong patient and colleagues partnerships. 

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Medical procedures

  • Joint injection
  • Soft tissue injection such suprascapular nerve blocks 
  • Steroid therapy
  • DMARD therapy
  • Biologic therapy
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Special interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Gout
  • Vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • Breathlessness
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
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Education

  • MB BS London University 1995
  • MD Liverpool University 2008
  • Fellowship of The Royal College Physicians 2008
  • Examiner for Royal College of Physicians 2010
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Hussain has a great balance of being personable and professional. I've found my interactions with him very positive and would be happy to utilise his expertise for any future needs I may have.

29-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Asad has been excellent. He explained his diagnosis of my various symptoms in a way that (a) made sense and (b) was easily understood. His diagnosis was backed up a several tests which made me feel comfortable that he was covering all angles . He provided me with a good solution to try plus options in case those solutions did not work. He has been clear and communicative with my doctor regarding his diagnosis and prescription. He is very approachable and I trust him.

Patient seen for:
Gout
21-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really appreciate detailed explanation of suggested tests, their results interpretation and the follow-up recommendations I've received from Dr. Hussain. I was kept informed on the blood and ultra-sound test results, and Dr. Hussain was available for the on-site consultations and now, during lockdown, also kindly provided relevant recommendations via Skype. Thanks a lot !

Patient seen for:
Swallen fingers and toes
08-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain is an absolute pleasure to talk to. He has a manner that immediately puts you at ease, explains things clearly, and most importantly is really focussed on making a real difference to you as a patient. For anyone struggling with their symptoms I would thoroughly recommend contacting him.

03-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really helpful and informative consultations. I came with a proper diagnosis and care plan which I had waited two years for using normal routes.

25-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience with Dr Syed Asad Hussain has been excellent and I have found his level of personal interest and medical expertise of the highest order.

Patient seen for:
Gout
17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great experience throughout. I would recommend Dr Hussain without hesitation. He is approachable, warm and friendly and really listens to his patients. I genuinely felt that he wanted to help me and I had total trust in his clinical advice. Couldn't have asked for more!

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very thorough and explains options and next steps in an understandable and reassuring manner - just what is needed from a consultant.

04-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr hussain was fantastic from beginning to end of my treatment, made me feel in very safe hands and was always a phone call away if I needed to speak to him. Would highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Cellulitis
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Syed Asad Hussain came recommended to me. I found it very easy to talk to Dr Hussain who listened well and took a lot of notes during our first meeting. He explained the possibilities for moving forward and made a recommendation. His recommendation was not jumping into heavy medication or any drastic action, an approach i’m very happy with. Communication has been very good and Dr Hussain has been very clear in the next steps to take. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Psoriasis
17-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain is brilliant. He has a warm and caring bedside manner. He's friendly, great at explaining complex medical issues, but he's also a great listener and really good at making you feel heard. He was the 5th rheumatologist I'd seen as I was not only misdiagnosed, but also left my previous doctors with no real treatment plan to deal with my ongoing joint aches and pains. What I loved about Dr Hussain is that he didn't disregard the tests his colleagues conducted, but also wasn't ready to jump to any unsubstantiated conclusions. Instead, he wanted to look for more data and arranged for more (but only strictly necessary) tests to be done to really find out what was wrong with me. In addition, he proposed a thorough treatment plan, which I'm currently adhering to. I'm extremly relieved that I found him and look forward to continuing to work with him on getting my aches and pains under control.

Patient seen for:
Joint Pain
12-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain knows his subject and is able to explain it in a manner which is meaningful to his client whilst not being patronising. The 30 minute consultation was warm, friendly and extremely helpful and he put me completely at ease ,Oe I walked away with a concrete plan of action and understanding of my situation and long term outlook. His follow up to the appointment was also very prompt and I received both the general information and the specific report on my case that evening.

Patient seen for:
Osteoporosis
10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain knows his subject and is able to explain it in a manner which is meaningful to his client whilst not being patronising. The 30 minute consultation was warm, friendly and extremely helpful and he put me completely at ease ,Oe I walked away with a concrete plan of action and understanding of my situation and long term outlook. His follow up to the appointment was also very prompt and I received both the general information and the specific report on my case that evening.

Patient seen for:
Osteoporosis
10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain's approach was a revelation after my many different experiences in both private and NHS clinics. He provides direct access however you wish to contact him. I shared emails at all sorts of hours and got simple and easy to understand replies back instantly. When you're keen to make progress on a diagnosis this makes a world of difference and speeds up the whole process. He also actions reports quickly and copies you on emails to your doctor. He doesn't appear to have a secretary and the service he provides is so much better for it. Aside from communications positives, he has a very approachable and interested manner and listened to my many stories and symptoms before making suggestions. He is absolutely the model for the modern doctor. 5 stars!

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I’ve been extremely satisfied with the treatment received by Dr Hussain with both explanations and bedside manner. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

I had a very positive experience during my consultations with Dr Hussain. He took the time to explain the findings from the investigations and explain what it meant in easy to understand language. He was also very easy to talk to and listened to my concerns

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
29-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain is always very clear about what he is planning to do and why. On this occasion my main concern was to rule out any link between a recurrent pain in my knee joint and a recent pain in my foot. He ordered the necessary scans and images and gave me an effective pain killer. He seems to understand my priorities in that I want to carry on working in a fairly physically demanding role yet want to be certain this is not the start of hereditary rheumatoid arthritis. I am currently waiting for a follow up to see what the ultrasound scan has highlighted and what further physiotherapy or treatment might be appropriate.

27-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great experience highly recommended. Super nice person and very clear explanation of medical results. Also fast response time.

25-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found both of my visits with Dr Hussain to be very welcoming and educational. Dr Hussain managed to explain quite high level medical terminology in layman's terms for me to be able to understand. Overall , very personable with a great Dr/Patient relationship even having a few laughs along the way. Would highly recommend Dr Hussain to my friends and family :)

Patient seen for:
Neck Pain
Back Pain
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
Rheumatology
21-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professional, understanding and knowledgable.

Patient seen for:
Joint Pain
20-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

5 star experience turn around was incredibly fast and level of investigation exceptional. Dr Asad Hussain really went out of his way for me.

Patient seen for:
Reactive Arthritis
20-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Fantastic! Explained everything very clearly - extremely knowledgable and very kind

19-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Hussain is very easy to talk to about health issues, he explains fully his thoughts about your medical condition and future treatment of your condition. It's a pleasure meeting with Dr Hussain.

15-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very thorough and considered in diagnosis. Was very helpful, transparent and clear with information. Overall a very positive experience

12-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very transparent, honest and clear. Took time to understand the problem and thorough in deliberation. Very impressed to date.

12-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain was excellent and listened to all of my concerns before taking the necessary steps to investigate. I was very grateful for this as I had felt previous doctors had been dismissive. Easy to speak to and couldn't recommend highly enough.

09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

All staff where always friendly and helpful

Patient seen for:
Rheumatology
08-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found Dr Hussain to be excellent. My appointments are on time. Dr Hussain is always polite and respectful and portrays a consistent friendly and professional manner. Tests were done efficiently and with full explanation of what was happening during procedures which I found very reassuring. A necessary letter ( with my consent) to make adjustments at work for my employer was written by Dr Hussain, to allow me to continue working and healing, was provided quickly and sent via Email to me, for which I am very grateful. Ongoing contact and the ability to make appointments continues to be very good. I would certainly recommend Dr Hussain to others at this time.

Patient seen for:
Bilateral hip pain
11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

His explanation made me understand my medical issue clearly. He proposed a course of treatment that made sense to me. I rate his professional approach highly.

Patient seen for:
Rheumatology
06-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain took the time to look at my lifestyle and how this could be affecting my symptoms.

Patient seen for:
Headache
06-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain had a very calm and understanding manner to him. He listened to me well and was very thorough in my questioning. I also left feeling very reassured.

Patient seen for:
Joint Pain
05-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very impressed by Dr Hussain's ability to recognise and communicate clearly the issue I was suffering from. Felt that he was genuinely engaged in helping find solution to my issues . Treatment ongoing but all good so far

Patient seen for:
Bursitis
04-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very thorough in reviewing causes and solutions

Patient seen for:
Referral Letter
03-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very thorough in explaining cause and options

Patient seen for:
Referral Letter
03-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain was sympathetic and understanding to my situation. Was patient while I went through my medical history and reassured me of next steps to help identify what is happening. Overall very attentive and polite and hopeful that together we will be able to find a plan to help me.

02-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

One of the nicest doctors I've ever met. Listens to you carefully and makes you feel at ease. Would definitely recommend Dr Syed.

Patient seen for:
Back Pain
01-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr hussain has to be one of the most caring drs i have seen . He is very proffessional and his kind, calm manner instantly makes you feel at ease and he explains everything in a way that you can understand. Any question is answered and he goes above and beyond with the care you recieve. I cannot reccomend him highly enough.

21-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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4

I found Dr Hussain very easy to talk to and he came across as very professional and knowledgeable.

18-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
5

I found Dr Hussain to be very caring .he explained everything in fine detail and even looked at research that was online . I have conditions that have been happening for last 2 years and together we are hoping to finally find a positive outcome . He had assured me that I won’t just be left with no conclusion which has been happening with other doctors .

Patient seen for:
very complicated
18-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Syed Asad Hussain is an excellent rheumatologist in whom I have total belief. I attended his Clinic on 2nd October for a review of my condition of palindromic rheumatism. My Specialist is very patient, professional, caring, thorough and reassuring. Dr Hussain promotes hopefulness and positivity in a very natural way. Having organised investigative tests for me I left Dr Hussain's clinic feeling very positive, knowing that at my next appointment my medication will be adjusted according to the results which should lead to a tailored improvement of my condition. Dr Hussain is a superb Physician and I feel both honoured and fortunate to be in his care.

07-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hussain was very professional and explained all the possible causes for the pain.

04-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

This was my initial assessment meeting and Dr Hussain was welcoming and easy to talk to. He was very professional and thorough in his explanation of the possible causes for the pain in my right groin/hip area. An MRI has been arranged and further follow up appointment, all very prompt and efficient. Dr Hussain was highly recommended to me and I would certainly recommend him to others also.

04-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am completely satisfied with the dr’s professionalism and clarity in explaining my situation in detail.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis
04-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Extremely impressed by Dr Hussain's knowledge, and also his bedside manner. My condition was somewhat complicated due to the presence of 2-3 serious illnesses at the same time. But Dr Hussain has an excellent way of explaining reasonably complex issues and putting you at ease.

Patient seen for:
Lyme disease
01-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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4

On meeting Dr Hussain my apprehension was soon relived by his pertinent questions. The actual appointment was short but he commissioned X-rays, ultra sound and a blood test. This was carried out in a caring, efficient manner. My second appointment was more relaxed, giving me answers to my queries, forming a diagnosis. As a result I felt satisfied and positive.

01-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I chose doctor Hussain from reading his specialist knowledge on the Alexandra hospital web page, this is a great idea as a patient as it makes you feel more relaxed when you arrive as a new patient. I believe I chose well as he listened to me regarding my problems and chose a course of action.

Patient seen for:
Leg Pain
01-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I felt that Dr Hussain was interested in me as a patient, my condition & was very thorough in explaining his diagnosis so far recommending what he would need to make a full diagnosis & recommendation of future treatment

Patient seen for:
Possible rheumatism in finger
29-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very good experience. He listened to my medical history which is a rare quality and then offered some excellent advice. I am grateful to my GP for the referral. Dr Hussain is friendly and approachable.

27-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience, whilst being treated by Dr Hussain over a period of some three years has been entirely positive; his skill and understanding of my problem is first class and has resulted in restoring me to health and allowing me to enjoy activities, that at one time I believed consigned to the past.

Patient seen for:
Follow up appointment
18-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great consultant. Advice is clear and concise. Feeling in very safe hands.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis
16-09-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
2

Rheumatology

Mr Ziali Sivardeen
Mr Ziali Sivardeen
Orthopaedic Surgery

30-06-2020

Syed Asad Hussain, is an excellent Rheumatologist. His assessments and opinions have been very valuable. The patients I have referred are very happy. I have no hesitation in referring any patient to him.

For specialty: Rheumatology
For procedures: Rheumatology
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Amit Allahabadia
Dr Amit Allahabadia
Endocrinology

22-03-2020

Dr Syed Hussain is a superb clinician who I can rely to provide a sound opinion on a wide range of rheumatological and connective tissue disorders. He is also an excellent general physician and I have asked him to see patients where I have not determined an underlying endocrine cause for their symptoms. He is extremely efficient at sharing clinical information with patients, their GPs and specialists and his many reviews on Doctify are a testament to his kind, caring and sympathetic manner going the extra mile for his patients.

For specialty: Rheumatology
For procedures: Rheumatology
Connection: I have referred patients to them

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