Mr Paul Parker

Mr Paul Parker

MB BCh

Orthopaedic Surgery

37 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.87

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Would highly recommend 👌 “
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Subspecialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3054820
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £130

    Practices worked at

    Woodlands Hospital

    Morton Park Darlington, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 4PL
    160 reviews

    The Priory Hospital

    Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
    152 reviews

    About

    Mr Paul Parker is the British Army's most senior Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialises in lower limb sports injuries, and soft tissue knee and ankle reconstruction. Having served on over 15 operational tours, Mr Parker has an excellent understanding of the needs of the 'soldier athlete' and routinely treats military personnel from all over the UK and overseas. His experience as a high-level military doctor has given him invaluable transferable skills that he brings to both his busy NHS practice at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (the Uk's largest level 1 trauma centre), and to his private practice at Circle Health Group.

    Mr Parker holds private clinics at both the Woodlands Hospital in Darlington and The Priory Hospital in Birmingham, where he and his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis and management of injuries of the knee, foot and ankle.

    Mr Parker qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas military service in Central America and Germany, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the US, and became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998. He worked as a consultant at South Tees Hospitals in North East England until 2012 when his military career took him to Birmingham, now a weekly commute from his home in North Yorkshire.

    For many years Mr Parker's private and NHS practice also included lower limb joint replacement surgery, but in 2012 he chose to concentrate on lower limb reconstruction. Mr Parker is an avid skier and runner, and has a key understanding of the needs of an athlete. His main area of expertise is knee and ankle injury reconstruction, particularly sports injuries, and cartilage preserving and regeneration surgery to prolong the life of the knee and ankle. His specialist interests also include the more general wear and tear problems such as knee or ankle instability, plantar fasciitis and bunions.

    Mr Parker has a keen interest in research and medical education, and lectures regularly both nationally and internationally.

    For further information visit www.mrpaulparker.com or contact the Practice Manager on 07725 118835

    Professional Positions

    • Senior Lecturer in Special Operations Medicine, University College Cork
    • Trauma & Orthopaedic Lead, International Postgraduate Deanery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • Course Director, Damage Control Orthopaedics Trauma Skills Course
    • Assessor - Intercollegiate Board in orthopaedics
    • External Examiner - MSc Trauma Program, University of Swansea

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Surgery for sports injuries of the lower limb
    • Arthroscopy - ankle and knee
    • Ankle ligament repair and reconstruction (AFTL/CFL)
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    • Bunion surgery
    • Cartilage regeneration techniques in the ankle and knee
    • Foot surgery for toe problems
    • Injections - foot and ankle
    • Ganglion removal/steroid treatment
    • Sports injuries of the lower limb
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Knee pain
    • The young knee
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Chronic compartment syndrome
    • Ankle pain
    • Foot pain
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Heel Pain
    • Hammer toes
    • Claw toes

    Procedures

    • Meniscal Repair
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Bunionectomy
    • Cheilectomy
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopy
    • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Nail Removal
    • Patella Realignment
    • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Foot Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Heel Bumps
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Ankle Tendonitis
    • Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Claw Toes
    • Corns
    • Foot Fractures
    • Foot Sprains
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Hammer Toes
    • Hip Fractures
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Fractures
    • Mallet Toes
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromas
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • The Young Knee
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Toe Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
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    Education

    • Queens University Belfast: MB BCh BAO (1985)
    • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: FRCSEd (1991)
    • Fellowship of Orthopaedic Surgeons of the Combined Royal Colleges UK: FRCS(Orth) (1997)
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    Reviews

    4.92 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.87
    Explanation
    4.95
    Foot Pain
    10/39
    Knee Pain
    9/39
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    6/39
    Meniscal Repair
    3/39
    Bunion Surgery
    2/39
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    2/39
    Joint Injection
    2/39
    Knee Arthroscopy
    2/39
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    1/39
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    1/39
    Arthritis (Foot)
    1/39
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    1/39
    Bunionectomy
    1/39
    Cheilectomy
    1/39
    Heel Bumps
    1/39
    Plantar Fasciitis
    1/39
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    Patient seen for:
    Would highly recommend 👌
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    As a nervous patient, Mr Parker was a very reassuring about the whole process of my treatment
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    (2/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent surgeon but could improve his bedside manner
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    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Reassuring, polite, professional. Crystal clear explanations. Thank you.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Information was excellent. I was treated with patience and my questions answered fully. Thank you.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Efficient and friendly service
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I understand the difference between the Private and NHS service better now. My treatment, care and concerns were all taken care of. I have gained trust in the health care through Mr Parker highly recommend him. Thankyou so much
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Great experience. I received thorough explanation of my conditions and treatment options. Dr Parker took his time to build a good rapport; and could not have been more accommodating. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Parker.
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    Paul Parker

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased to hear that you were happy with your treatment 😊

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Explained everything very thoroughly and was happy to answer all my questions.
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    Paul Parker

    Many thanks for leaving a review. It’s great to hear that you felt that things were explained to you fully.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    The whole procedure fully explained, follow up appointments first one approximately three weeks then another when fully healed to check for any problems. No nonsense consultant highly recommended.
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    Paul Parker

    Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you were happy with your treatment.

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