Dr Yiannis Ioannou

Dr Yiannis Ioannou

MA MBBS MSc FHEA FRCPCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

Recommended by  
8 specialists

19 years of experience
9 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
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4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“Highly recommend Dr Yiannis! Not only does he put you as a parent at ease completely, but his way with little ones is second to none. I always appreciate how much time he takes to explain things properly and in layman’s terms to me to ensure I have fully understood everything. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4726610
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Practices worked at

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

    United Kingdom
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    About

    For updates and information regarding your health and well-being during COVID-19, please visit Dr Ioannou's personal website: https://www.doctoryiannis.com/articles/

    Dr Yiannis Ioannou is a children's doctor based in London and happy to look after all aspects of your child's health. As a Consultant General Paediatrician, Yiannis is happy to consult on all conditions affecting children from birth to teenage years including; reflux and colic, constipation, abdominal pain, headaches, coughing, wheezing and asthma, skin rashes and infections. Dr Yiannis offers well baby checks, immunisations, health assessments and health advice for children of all ages offering continuity of care on multiple sites to suit your location. 

    Yiannis' NHS base is at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he is also is lead for paediatric undergraduate education and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

    Yiannis graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge University and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London. In addition to his diverse general paediatric experience, he has had higher specialist training in paediatric emergency, paediatric intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital, London. He has had further subspecialty training and experience in neonatology, paediatric nephrology, neurology and oncology at Evelina Children’s Hospital, London and Children’s Hospital Westmead in Sydney, Australia. Yiannis completed an MSc in clinical paediatrics, was awarded a fellowship with the Higher Education Academy and a Teaching Excellence Award for NHS Teachers by Imperial College School of Medicine. 

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    Medical procedures

    Immunizations

    Immunisations

    Vaccinations

    Vaccines

    Health check

    Baby check

    6 week check

    Cough

    Fever

    runny nose and upper respiratory tract illness

    Wheezing

    Abdominal pain

    Constipation

    Skin rashes

    Eczema

    Head shape and plagiocephaly

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    Special interests

    All paediatric conditions affecting children from birth to teenage years including: colds, coughing, wheezing and asthma, skin rashes, fever and infections, feeding difficulties in infants such as reflux and colic, constipation, abdominal pain and headaches. 

    Well baby checks, immunisations, health assessments and health advice for children of all ages.

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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    BA Hons 1997 Pembroke College, Cambridge University

    MB BS 2000 University of London, Guy's, Kings' and St Thomas' Hospitals.



    Specialist Register entry date

    General Paediatrics from 01 Oct 2011

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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Highly recommend Dr Yiannis! Not only does he put you as a parent at ease completely, but his way with little ones is second to none. I always appreciate how much time he takes to explain things properly and in layman’s terms to me to ensure I have fully understood everything.

    Patient seen for:
    Hemangioma
    20-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr. Yiannis is brilliant with kids, which mattered for us. He’s both patient and thorough, and we’d recommend him without any reservations!

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    18-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Excellent manner, informative and thought through all options. Brilliant experience and felt supported at all times.

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    16-10-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    “Amazing paediatrician with great expertise. He answered all our questions in details for our first newborn and make us feel comfortable. Highly recommend him!"

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    16-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I took my ten week old baby to see Dr Yiannis during the pandemic as my GP wasn’t seeing patients and she needed to be checked for various symptoms. I was so grateful for his kindness, expertise and general treatment of my little girl and myself. As a new parent, many health care professionals tend to dismiss your concerns or make you feel silly. However, he took the time to listen, explain and properly examine my daughter and could see how anxious I was. Having worked in a healthcare setting for many years and as a child protection social worker, his kindness and understanding is something that other doctors and healthcare professionals could really learn from. It’s rare to really feel listened to as a patient or parent, and I fully appreciated his treatment of my baby. I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again if I had further concerns.

    Patient seen for:
    Rash
    Colic
    Food Intolerance
    14-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    We had a great experience, the doctor Yiannis provided all the explanations necessary for our baby, was very friendly and nice with my son, he felt safe and overall it was a pleasant experience.

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    07-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis completed a 6 week check up for our newborn. He has a lovely gentle manner and he made the whole experience very calm and efficient, but thorough - quite important when the window of time for keeping a newborn who is being examined by a doctor happy and not fussing is rather short. He was happy to take all of my questions and answered them all very clearly. We saw him at the BUPA Cromwell clinic which is a very nice facility and had a very clean and well-equipped nursing room for me to use after the appointment before putting baby into the car for the drive home. It was overall a very positive experience and I would recommend him to other new parents.

    Patient seen for:
    Newborn six-week check
    05-10-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    We started seeing Dr Yiannis for our son’s reflux and CMPA. He has helped our son immensely and was incredibly understanding when as first time parents we were very anxious about how to help our baby. He’s available for 1:1 or video appointments at a moment’s notice and always on hand for advice which is much appreciated. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to any parents.

    Patient seen for:
    Reflux
    Allergies
    Food Intolerance
    Acid Reflux
    02-10-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I had a great experience after visiting Dr Ioannou for my 2 month old baby. Very thorough in his examination, explanatory, professional and proactive. I'm very pleased to have a paediatrician I can trust.

    Patient seen for:
    Colic
    Growing Pains
    30-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I highly recommend Dr Yiannis. He listened to my concerns as a mother, made a thorough examination of my son and advised a plan that is working really well for him.

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    Wheezing
    18-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Having a baby in lockdown meant access to services were limited. However having regular reviews with Dr Yiannis were brilliant. He is very reassuring, thorough and caring physician. He is always happy to answer questions and his bedside manner is lovely. I am very pleased he is looking after my baby and I feel in very safe hands.

    Patient seen for:
    prolonged jaundice
    14-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis was recommended by my OB and he is absolutely brilliant.

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    07-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    As a first time mother I felt unsupported by the NHS and decided to have private Paediatrician and that was a great decision. Dr Iouannou put all my concerns to rest, went through all my questions and answered thoroughly. Now we have monthly check up which gives me the peace of mind... Priceless

    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Constipation
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    As first time parents, we felt very lucky to have Dr. Yiannis Ioannou as our son's doctor. He really listens to any concerns you may have and is very thorough with his examinations. When necessary, he has connected us with the best specialists and we've always felt very confident with his decisions. We can't recommend him enough!

    Patient seen for:
    Reflux and Colic
    Inguinal Hernia
    Food Intolerance
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis is a fantastic doctor who is really great with children and babies. Feel very comfortable with him, could not recommend him enough!

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    DrYiannis has been kind to us and takes our concerns seriously.

    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    20-08-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
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    3

    Dr Yiannis was recommended to me and I was overall happy with the way he saw my baby; listened and reviewed my concerns and explained next steps to follow carefully. I will recommend him to anyone and will try for my baby to be seen by him at least once a year.

    17-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Ioannou is a wonderful Paediatrician. Unlike many other doctors in London, he always has time during consultations. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, attentive, and kind. We highly recommend him and we could not be happier that he is looking after our daughter.

    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr. Yiannis is wonderful! We visited him to discuss a lack of weight gain with our 4 month old son and he really put us at ease. He answered all my questions throughly and took his time to make sure I was comfortable with my son's progress before the end of the appointment. His office was also very helpful with following up after the appointment.

    08-08-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Wonderful! Service fantastic, secretary lovely and very organised. Dr very friendly and thorough, totally put me at ease. Highly recommend. I will be completely choose to see him again.

    04-08-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis has been our pediatrician for two years and he’s fantastic. Absolutely lovely person, and his knowledge and guidance makes his patients (and parents) have full confidence in his diagnosis and treatment plans. Highly recommend!

    30-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    We have seen Dr Yiannis for a check up for our 3 years old son and I can tell is an excellent doctor . Our son was very comfortable around him . We want him to be our son doctor. We definitely go see him every time we need , so 5 star for Dr Yiannis

    30-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis was very professional and extremely experienced in his field! He went through all our concerns in detail and made us feel at ease. Dr Yiannis took the time to do a full check up on my baby and I would highly recommend Dr Yiannis. I can safely say that we will be using him going forward.

    24-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    I took my son today today visit Dr Yiannis , from the moment we walked into the appointment he made us feel very comfortable and my son felt very comfortable. Very caring doctor. Would highly recommend

    23-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    We have been seeing Dr Yiannis since our son was born (3yrs) and he is truly a wonderful pediatrician in every way! Always finds time and is very knowledgeble and experiensed. Can warmly recommend!

    23-07-2020
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    5
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    5
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    5

    Very professional and helpful

    23-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Ioannou was very clear and thorough and went through all various possibilities and very much out my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him.

    23-07-2020
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    5
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    5
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    5

    Amazing doctor, saw him for our sons 6 week checkup, very thorough.

    Patient seen for:
    6 week new born checkup
    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis is an amazing doctor and we couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for a brilliant paediatrician

    Patient seen for:
    new born vaccination
    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis is great! Very knowledgeable, balanced pediatrician who is explaining things very well. Very high EQ. Very sensitive and caring with our baby. Highly recommend him!

    Patient seen for:
    Weight Gain
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    great, as ever

    06-07-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis was extremely helpful, he was always very welcoming of questions - no matter how big, small or silly! And was patient and kind when delivering communication. We would highly recommend him.

    30-06-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis is kind, caring and makes parents and children feel at ease. He is a great listener and understood our concerns where others had dismissed them. If you need a Paediatrician, we would recommend Dr Yiannis.

    Patient seen for:
    Child Development
    27-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    My baby son has been seen by Dr Ioannou for a routine health appointment and also some body skin rashes I was worrying about. He listened very carefully and patiently to all of my concerns and questions and he proceeded to thorough and careful examination of my baby. Explained and answered in details all of my concerns during the consultation. Dr Ioannou is very friendly trustworthy and experienced paediatrician and very caring and understanding as well. I left the clinic feeling satisfied with the consultation and reassured of my baby's good health. Thank you.

    Patient seen for:
    routine health appointment
    body skin rashes
    cephalohematoma
    26-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    We felt listened with a lot of respect and the steps to investigate my son's problems and then the solution were very clear. Very good connection with my teenager son.

    25-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    We saw Dr Yiannis in the middle of Covid-19 with all the extra stress that entailed for doctor, 18 month old patient and mum. He was warm, understanding and knowledgeable and gave us a clear treatment plan - I wouldn't hesitate to take my daughter to see him again.

    Patient seen for:
    Swollen glands
    Suspected thyroglossal cyst
    22-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Ioannou was great. Kind with my daughter and reassuring, helpful and above all knowledgeable.

    22-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    4

    excellent :)

    18-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I was today seeing Dr Yiannis Loannou for my daughter Mia it was very helpful and very good I highly recommend it to anyone thank you doctor

    17-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I was looking for a professional, caring, and knowledgeable pediatrician for my son and I found Dr. Yiannis! He is clear, precise, and comforting. He also has a personal touch that I personally find essential when dealing with doctors especially pediatricians. I left his clinic feeling reassured. I would highly recommend him.

    17-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis is really special. As a rather anxious mum of twin girls, I can tell you he has been fantastic. He is warm and kind, and makes us feel that we are in the very best of hands and has a way of explaining things that is extremely reassuring and helpful. Importantly, he also makes my children feel at ease too. I cannot recommend him enough.

    Patient seen for:
    Growth disorders
    13-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Really easy to talk with, expert advice calmly and openly shared. Really reassuring and helped us make decisions on how to look after our son's health.

    29-05-2020
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    We went to see Dr Yiannis initially due to our baby suffering from reflux and allergy issues. He has been fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a paediatrician.

    Patient seen for:
    Reflux and Colic
    Allergies
    29-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    He is the most kind ,smart ,gentle doctor I ever met . He saved our son from Kawasaki disease and he is been taking care of our children since they were born . He is very reliable and professional.

    28-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Yiannis is a wonderful doctor and we wouldn't take our children to see anyone else!

    20-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Our 6 year old has been a patient of Dr.Yiannis' for over 3 years and I can certainly say that we have been extremely pleased with the numerous appointments we've had for a range of issues mostly related to flu and respiratory viral symptoms. Furthermore we have found Dr.Yiannis' office to be very responsive via e-mail and phone at times of need. In case the secretary is not there then Dr.Yiannis tends to respond rather swiftly himself, which is a great trait to see in the current world we live in where Doctors tend not to leave themselves with enough time outside of appointment hours to make contact with parents/patients. We recently saw Dr.Yiannis via a Zoom video conference, which I initially thought would not be an effective use of time and money, however I was wrong and the doctor managed to analyse our son, suggest tests that need to be done and issue the prescription we were after. To conclude we would highly recommend Dr.Yiannis as a truly knowledgeable and professional paediatrician.

    Patient seen for:
    Breathing difficulty
    panic attack
    respiratory problems
    20-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    My daughter, about 3.5 years old, was seen by Dr Yiannis for the first time during the COVID-19 lockdown. Everyone was wearing full PPE and it could've been a frightening experience for her, but Dr Yiannis and all the clinical staff we encountered were so warm and kind that she was completely at ease, and left with a very positive impression. Dr Yiannis is a great listener, was thorough in his exam, and gave both me and my daughter the exact reassurance we needed.

    Patient seen for:
    Headache
    18-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis was welcoming and warm when he met my daughter and I for the first time. He was careful and considerate in asking about my daughter’s symptoms and then did a thorough examination. My daughter responded very well to him. Most importantly he then took time to carefully explain the diagnosis and made sure I could ask any questions that I had. He explained the treatment and the follow up very carefully. Overall very impressed and would highly recommend Dr Yiannis.

    15-05-2020
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    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis has been our son’s Paedatrician for the majority of his life. He is excellent. He is reassuring to us as parents, has a wonderful manner with our son, but above all clearly know what he is doing from a medical standpoint. He is able to differentiate between problems which can be advised over the phone or email, and ones which require further assessment. Furthermore, when our son had to have an operation, he recommended yet another fantastic doctor to us for the procedure - his network is high quality which is not something to be underappreciated!

    15-05-2020
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    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Yiannis has been my daughter’s paediatrician since she was born over 2 years ago and he is always friendly and very gentle with her. He is a very approachable doctor and has an amazing bedside manner. He has always been very helpful with all of my enquires as a new mum and explained everything very clearly when I have had various concerns. I would highly recommend him.

    06-05-2020

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 8 doctors for:
    8

    Paediatrics (children's doctor)

    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice

    28-01-2019

    Yiannis is an excellent Paediatrician who I would wholeheartedly recommend.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    For conditions: Wheezing
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Helen Brough
    Dr Helen Brough
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)

    19-02-2019

    Yiannis is an excellent Paediatrician, and provides the best care for his patients. We have managed several patients together and I can confirm that he is very knowledgeable, conscientious and caring. I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    For conditions: Reflux and Colic, Eczema (atopic dermatitis), Wheezing
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Dr Francesco Lo Monaco
    Cardiology

    22-07-2018

    Dr Ioannou is an excellent Paediatrician, very knowledgeable, caring, empathetic. He is loved by all his young patients and held in great esteem by his Colleagues! I would recommend him to any parent looking for the best Paediatrician around for his/her children

    For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Shazia Malik
    Dr Shazia Malik
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    29-05-2018

    Dr Ioannou is a great, sensible and approachable professional colleague

    For specialty: Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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