Professor Dorota Dworakowska

Professor Dorota Dworakowska

MD (Hons.) PhD MRCP UK in endocrinology and diabetes

Endocrinology

15 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“I find Professor Dworakowska to be very nice, calm and friendly. She explains everything really well and what she is going to do next. Her PA is also great and sends the follow up appointments straight after the consultation. The video appointments work really well and are very clear. I am glad I chose Professor Dworakowska, even though she isn't in my area. “
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • German
  • Russian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6133008
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    Practices worked at

    9 Harley Street

    9 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QY
    112 reviews

    About

     

    Professor Dworakowska has a broad clinical practice in endocrinology, diabetes, obesity and general/internal medicine. She provides a holistic assessment of complex medical problems and difficult to treat disorders including problems with libido, appetite and tiredness. She collaborates with other specialties to help the patients with their problems.

    She completed her training in endocrinology and diabetes in London at Barts and the London Hospital, as well as at Kings College Hospital and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital. She undertook her specialty training in general/internal medicine at Medical University of Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland), Otto-von-Guericke University (Magdeburg, Germany) and Katharinen Hospital (Stuttgart, Germany). 

    Professor Dworakowska worked as a Consultant Physician in Medicine and Endocrinology (locum) at Kings College Hospital (2012-2017) and as a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes (locum) at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital (2013-2014). 

    Professor Dworakowska speaks English, Polish, Russian and German. She has exceptional feedback from her patients and their families that she acts with dignity, empathy and respect, communicating information in a way everybody can follow. Having experience of working in several countries, she understands and appreciates cultural differences.

    Professor Dworakowska has an extensive research portfolio in endocrine oncology and in Jan 2019 has received a title of professor of medicine. 

    She is a Visiting Professor at Medical University of Gdansk, Poland and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cancer Studies at Kings College London. She has published a significant amount of original research papers, reviews and book chapters. She acts as a Fund Adviser for Kings College Hospital Charity ‘Endocrine Cancer Research Fund’. Charitable work is an important part of her practice. She has been awarded multiple international awards and fellowships including:

    • Foundation for Polish Science and European Union grants (pituitary and adrenal tumours)
    • The TOP 500 Innovators Programme in Oxford and Cambridge Universities
    • L’Oreal Poland for Women in Science award
    • Lyon’s club award Stefan Batory’s fellowships

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    Endocrinology:

    hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin levels) work up

    macroprolactin assesemnt

    cannulated prolactin 

    under- and over-active thyroid work up

    pituitary lumps/tumours work up with referral for neurosurgery if needed

    adrenal masses/incidental lumps work up with referral for endocrine surgery if needed

    thyroid nodules work up with referral for biopsy and surgery if needed

    endocrine obesity work up

    hypercalcemia (elevated calcium) work up with referral for surgery if needed 

    short synacthen test 

    urinary steroid profile 

    Diabetes: 

    diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, post-prandial hypoglycaemia:

    - prolonged OGTT (with joint insulin assessment) 

    - OGTT 

    - due to start mixed meal test






     

     

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    Special interests

    • Endocrine Oncology (tumors of endocrine glands)
    • Gestational and Maternal endocrinology
    • Low libido
    • General Endocrinology
    • Tiredness 
    • Weight and appetite control
    • Pre-diabetes 
    • Irregular periods 
    • Reproductive disorders
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Pituitary disorders
    • General Medicine
    • Prolactinoma
    • Gigantism
    • Andrology
    • Addison' Disease
    • Cushing's Syndrome
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Hormone disorders (Male and Female)
    • Hyperlipidaemia
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Goitre
    • Graves' Disease

     

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    Education

    Education:

    • 1998 MD (Hons)
    • 2002 PhD
    • 2007 habilitation
    • 2005 specialty certificate in general/internal medicine
    • 2012 MRCP in Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • 2019 professor of medicine title 

    Professional memberships:

    • Royal College of Physician (RCP)
    • British Society for Endocrinology
    • The Endocrine Society, ENDO USA
    • UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumours Society (UKI-NETs)
    • European Neuroendocrine Tumours Society (ENETs)
    • Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD)
    • European Network of Studies for Adrenal Tumors (ENS@T) 
    • Polish Society for Endocrinology
    • Polish Society for Oncology
    • Polish Society for Internal Medicine

     

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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I find Professor Dworakowska to be very nice, calm and friendly. She explains everything really well and what she is going to do next. Her PA is also great and sends the follow up appointments straight after the consultation. The video appointments work really well and are very clear. I am glad I chose Professor Dworakowska, even though she isn't in my area.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Hyperthyroidism
    Blood glucose monitoring
    Thyroid nodules
    10-09-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor Dworakowska is extremely pleasant, polite and punctual.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    08-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska has a very kind manner and has always taken the time to explain clearly and answer any questions I may have.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Hypothyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism
    01-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    This experience is great for follow-up appointments. Saves heaps of time as we are saving on travel. As long as the signal is clear then we can hear her clearly and all is fine.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Graves’ Disease
    01-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I felt very at ease from the beginning and felt I could be completely open with her. I apologised for rambling, as I am inclined to do, but she told me that all the information was incredibly helpful. She was very clear about what I needed to do, with regards to further tests and follow up appointments to review the findings.

    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Knowledgeable, thorough and caring approach.

    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    10-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor Dworakowska is both very approachable and totally professional, and is impressively thorough in her work.

    10-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I can recommend prof Dworakowska for everybody who has thyroid related health issues. She check all necessary things and refer to required test. After consultation I always know what is next step. Everything is organised very well by prof. Dworakowska but also by her assistant Michele. She really listen to the patient.

    Patient seen for:
    Hypothyroidism
    03-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    One of the best doctors I’ve ever met. Great knowledge, lots of patience and ability to explain everything.

    27-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I prefer the video feedback to a phone call and it is as good as an appointment and more convenient The Professor’s relaxed approach Is reassuring and enables me to ask any questions to feel informed

    24-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very friendly and helpful

    21-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very nice and helpful

    Patient seen for:
    Hypothyroidism
    21-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very attentive with a thorough explanation provided.

    13-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Caring and professional, Professor Dworakowska always listens and takes the time to fully explain test results and next steps.

    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    13-07-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Apart from the bandwidth issues, video+audio was not possible, the meeting worked ok.

    13-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I would like to thank Professor Dorota for the outstanding care she gave me throughout treating and managing my under active thyroid.

    13-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor Dworakowska is extremally professional and vested into patient's positive progress and bets possible outcome of the treatment. She creates trustful, reassuring atmosphere - hugely important factor when personal consultation is not possible.

    13-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional approach (even through a video call!), easy to understand explanations, everything in a nice atmosphere, and with a big smile. Thank you.

    02-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Until now she seems to care about my situation. She took action as soon as she listened to my concern.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid nodules
    29-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My experience with Professor Dworakowska was very good. She was very friendly, she listened and made me feel that she genuinely was concerned about helping me.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    29-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear and patient when explaining topics and very personable-that matters so much.

    29-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Prof Dorota Dworakowska was very good at listening, making notes and getting to the root of the problem quickly. Overall a good result at a worrying time for the patient.

    Patient seen for:
    To test the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland were working correctly
    20-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    We had problems with establishing the video call, that wasn't very convenient. However, the actual consultation was really professional, and the necessary actions have been taken promptly. It was great to receive such professional help.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    19-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Prof D is extremely knowledgable about the thyroid and I've felt like I've had the best possible person helping me back to good health.

    Patient seen for:
    Graves’ Disease
    12-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    as always, exceptionally professional, engaged and ready to answer all questions.

    10-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The professor is a very professional and sympathetic practitioner. She is very efficient and provides clear explanations.

    Patient seen for:
    hypoglycemia
    15-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    As a person you are very personable, build rapport and make me feel at ease. You take time to explain everything and ensure I fully understand my situation and the treatment required.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    14-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor is always very thorough and pleasant.

    04-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I am so grateful to receive professional medical consultation and trusted advice in this difficult time of pandemia. Professor Dworakowska’s training, knowledge and personality makes me feel consistently assured that I am in the most reliable and caring hands. She investigates problems thoroughly and looks at them from a broader perspective, having in mind the best outcome for the patient, always providing exceptional service.

    04-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great explanations, felt at ease.

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that I could be of service.

    28-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good consultation and very kind

    Patient seen for:
    Hypothyroidism
    27-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and caring. Always ready to listen and properly explain health issues, regardless of their complexity. As a patient I really feel I am in safe hands.

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for the lovely review. I am glad you feel in safe hands.

    24-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I would thoroughly recommmend Professor Dworakowska. She is very friendly and sympathetic as well as being extremely knowledgeable. I felt I was safe in her hands.

    24-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have been visiting professor Dworakowska frequently for over a year. I am always very pleased with my experience. Professor Dworakowska takes such a wonderful care of me, explain things carefully and always give me complete answers to all ma questions. Definitely the best doctor I ever had.

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased to hear that you are happy with the care you have been given.

    10-04-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I can recommend her enough! While she is very professional, she is warm and thoughtful. Her advice is always clear and easy to understand. It sounds strange, but I always look forward to seeing her. She is a wonderful doctor.

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is lovely to get such positive feedback!

    15-02-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have been visiting professor and doctor Dorota Dworakowska frequently for a few months due to my endocrine problems. And I must say that so far she is one of the best doctors I have ever met in my life! I'm very grateful to doctor Dorota. In a few words, she is not only a brilliant specialist with an overwhelming knowledge in her field and the medicine in general but also very supportive and empathetic person, who made me feel easy and in good hands. I can point out that doctor Dorota provides exceptional communication. Every time I had all the information in easy to follow form and during my consultations, I always had an understanding of what is going on and all the next steps and how exactly my endocrine system works. She always gave me complete answers to all my questions. She always was available to contact in case of any extra request from insurance\need of urgent actions. Also, doctor Dorota's communication is beyond amazing in cases of collaborating with specialists in related areas like cardiology, breast specialists and imaging. I find it very important as the endocrine system faults can cause multiple symptoms in other systems. With her fully informative letters and documentation, all other specialists were able to know the situation from the endocrine point of view and it saved a lot of time and, hopefully, helped to find the proper treatment. My case was pretty unusual and complicated and for a few years doctors were not able to find the underlying problem, but doctor Dorota found it very fast. And she communicated with the biggest specialist of the similar disease about my case. So, for sure, I always had the best possible care and the most relevant information. Absolutely recommend!

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for leaving such a positive review. It is lovely to hear back from my patients with such nice comments. Thank you for recommending me.

    04-02-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professor Dworakowska is an exceptional practitioner in the field of endocrinology. She is highly detailed and methodological in her assessments and conveys diagnostic data in easy-to-understand form. She is an empathetic listener and explores all avenues to reach a definitive diagnosis. Her ongoing care is beyond reproach and she instills complete confidence from start to finish.

    Professor Dorota Dworakowska

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that your experience was a positive one.

    04-02-2019

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