Sundeept Bhalara Patel is a Consultant Rheumatologist who specialises in rheumatological disease, particularly inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue disease and osteoporosis. He also has considerable experience offering back pain investigations (discography) and bone density scans for osteoporosis.
Sundeept Bhalara Patel qualified in medicine at University College, London in 1991. After broad general medical training in London teaching hospitals including St Bartholemew's, he obtained higher specialist rheumatology training at Charing Cross and the Hammersmith Hospitals, and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London. He gained specialist recognition in rheumatology and general medicine in 2002 and has been working as Consultant Rheumatologist in West Hertfordshire (Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Alban's hospitals) and Charing Cross Hospital since then. He has also gained considerable experience in most aspects of general rheumatology but has a particular interest in arthritis and multisystem disease. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician's in May 2007.
Dr Patel was awarded a Master's degree (with Distinction) in Immunology by the University of London in 1995. He retains an academic interest in the Immunology of Rheumatic diseases and has undertaken considerable research in this area. He was awarded an MD degree following research and publication of a Doctoral thesis on the assessment and management of Early Arthritis and has run a tertiary centre highly specialised Early Arthritis service using state of the art diagnostic and treatment modalities. He is currently Clinical Lead of Rheumatology services and Clinical Director of Medicine at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust .
He practices privately at Spire Bushey and Harpenden Hospitals and the Bishopswood Hospital, Northwood.
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All conditions and treatments
General Medical Council
MBBS, MSC, MD, MRCP
British Society of Rheumatology
Royal College of Physicians
Specialist's working hours
at All locations
14:00 - 17:30
08:30 - 10:45
14:45 - 19:00
09:00 - 13:00
Very welcoming, personable and professional. Provided a very thorough examination and explained potentially what my issue could be. Requested a blood test, x-ray and an ultra sound.
I have being seeing Dr Bhalara for 12 years and I have only gratitude for how he has supported me with my RA from a young age. He is always very understanding, prepared to give me extra time giving me a lot of confidence with his wealth of knowledge. A very heart felt thank you. His secretary, Kim, always so kind and accommodating, and manages to get me in to see him in an emergency too
Great rheumatologist, very personable
Dr Bhalara confirmed I had Rheumatoid Arthritis and explained what this meant. He prescribed the appropriate medication and explained fully when to take along with the varying strengths. I felt very comfortable with him had every confidence he would control my RA, which so far he has done. As I am a fee paying patient he quickly contacted my GP and requested my blood tests be carried out under the NHS. Now that I appear to be stable he has requested all my medication be under the NHS. As my NHS assessment clinic will not be until September'23 Dr Bhalara will be keeping an eye on me until then. Finally, I have to mention Dr Bhalara's secretary who has been superb and clearly works very closely with him. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Bhalara.
I have been treated by Dr Bhalara for many years and he has always been extremely helpful, kind and knowledgeable.
Extremely competent and knowledgeable. He swiftly diagnosed my condition, and put me on corrective medication. I am now free from pain and symptoms. I cannot recommend Dr Bhalara highly enough.
Excellent service on a day when he was exceptionally busy
DR Bhalara is highly experienced and a fantastic rheumatologist. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.His treatment plan has enabled me to keep working and swimming when I thought I wouldn’t be able to continue.
Very happy from the start and was seen on time. Good update on my medical condition with a clear explanation of further treatment available. Would definitely recommend
Very clear explanations. Letters tend to have detail of symptoms not wholly correct.
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Dr Bhalara is a colleague in Rheumatology. I am very happy to recommend his services to my patients should I be unavailable to see them
Dr Daniel Fishman
What are Dr. Sundeept Bhalara's reviews like?
Dr. Sundeept Bhalara's overall patient rating is 4.92 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 31 reviews
Where is Dr. Sundeept Bhalara located?
Dr. Sundeept Bhalara primarily practices at Spire Harpenden Hospital, located at Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
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What are Dr. Sundeept Bhalara working hours?
Dr. Sundeept Bhalara is working Monday (14:00 - 17:30), Tuesday (08:30 - 10:45), Thursday (14:45 - 19:00), Friday (09:00 - 13:00)
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