Professor Toby Maher

Professor Toby Maher

MB, MRCP, PhD

Respiratory Medicine

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Overall Rating

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4.91
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4.9
Explanation
4.91

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“I contacted Professor Maher on behalf of my mother after a recent diagnosis had left our family with uncertainty, fear and confusion around next steps. Professor Maher could not have been more helpful or approachable, we felt supported from the very first contact and we were provided with more clarity than we had received in the 8 months prior. All conversations were managed with empathy and understanding, which certainly helped my mother to feel "less of a nuisance". We are now in a position where we have clear information, a better than hoped for prognosis and feeling we have support we can rely on for the next phases of treatment. Thank you.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4519452

Practices worked at

Royal Brompton Private Outpatients & Diagnostics

77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU
103 reviews

Royal Brompton Hospital Private Care

Sydney Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NP
29 reviews

About

Professor Toby Maher studied at the University of Southampton’s School of Medicine.

Following that, he trained in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, the transplant unit at Harefield Hospital and at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. During his training, he gained a master’s (MSc) in respiratory medicine at Imperial College London.

In 2005, Professor Maher was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship. This enabled him to study the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He did this research at the centre for respiratory research at University College London and it culminated in the award of a PhD.

Professor Toby Maher is consultant respiratory physician based at Royal Brompton Hospital.

 
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Medical procedures

Special interests

    • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
    • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Langerhan’s cell histiocytosis
    • Lymphangeiolyomyomatosis

He also manages pulmonary fibrosis and lung disease associated with systemic conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma and Wegener’s granulomatosis.

 
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Education

Education:

  • BM 1998 University of Southampton
  • MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2001
  • MSc (Distinction) Imperial College, London 2004
  • PhD University College London 2009

 

 

 
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I contacted Professor Maher on behalf of my mother after a recent diagnosis had left our family with uncertainty, fear and confusion around next steps. Professor Maher could not have been more helpful or approachable, we felt supported from the very first contact and we were provided with more clarity than we had received in the 8 months prior. All conversations were managed with empathy and understanding, which certainly helped my mother to feel "less of a nuisance". We are now in a position where we have clear information, a better than hoped for prognosis and feeling we have support we can rely on for the next phases of treatment. Thank you.

18-05-2020
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5
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5
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5

I have been seeing Professor Maher for many years now and have always found him to be methodical, calm and attentive no matter how concerning or confusing the situation appears to me. Those traits are highly appreciated in a medical professional together with his ability to identify and focus on the items that are important to reach the appropriate diagnosis and to prescribe a subsequent treatment.

Patient seen for:
Sarcoidosis
06-05-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Having been diagnosed with a serious lung complaint, I recently contacted the the RB and enquired about an appointment with Prof. Dr Maher, as I wanted to better identify and understand my condition. I was impressed with the way in which my approach was handled from the beginning. There was a speedy response to my initial enquiry, at a time when the Corona Virus pandemic was beginning to cause serious problems, and an online video consultation with Dr Maher set up within a week. Dr Maher and his secretary had obtained all my relevant medical notes and he was able to talk me through my condition and reassure me on a number of counts. I found Dr Maher and his staff to be throughly professional, courteous and helpful. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Dr Maher and thanking him and his secretary, Maggie for making what was a stressful matter as easy as possible. Many Thanks.

Patient seen for:
Interstitial Lung Disease
30-04-2020
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5
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5
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5

Toby has been instrumental in the treatment and improvement of my fathers severe case of interstitial lung disease. As it was so bad, my father had difficulty speaking let alone travelling, so I have had to seek telephone consultations with Toby. The appointments get arranged rapidly, and Toby always spends ample time on the phone getting all the relevant information and discussing options. His knowledge on the matter is second to none, and his service and professionalism is excellent. For anyone suffering any kind of lung disease, he is highly, highly recommended. Am truly grateful for all of his assistance

Patient seen for:
Interstitial Lung Disease
27-04-2020
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5
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5
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5

From start of consultation put me at ease by explaining very clearly his thoughts on my condition and which tests to do to investigate. He understood my fears and put my mind at rest regarding these. The tests were organised very quickly and the follow up to discuss went very well with professor Maher again explaining at length what treatment should follow. He didn’t just explain what the tests showed, he also explained what they didn’t show. I found his manner very open and approachable, no question too trivial.

Patient seen for:
Interstitial Lung Disease
10-04-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Prof. Maher was efficient, reassuring and kind. I went to see the Prof. having been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis .. I was upset and overwhelmed ..but I left after my consultation feeling I was in safe hands. Prof. Maher is a consumate professional, a specialist in his field but remains easy to talk to and human!

Patient seen for:
Pulmonary Fibrosis
28-03-2020
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5
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5
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5

Appointment with Prof Maher met all my expectations. I was given adequate time and treated in a professional manner.

Patient seen for:
Interstitial Lung Disease
13-10-2019
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5
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5
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4

I found Professor Maher to be professional at all times during my appointment. He gave clear and percise information regarding my diagnosis. He was patient and understanding and gave me time to talk.

Patient seen for:
Interstitial Lung Disease
09-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very helpful, pleasant, willing to discuss and explain where necesary, and most important of all, to listen.

Patient seen for:
Dyspnoea,
08-10-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

My appointment process and instructions were most professional. Professor Maher: very very courteous, great mannerisms to the point of being inspirational for my condition, extremely knowledgeable; checked me thoroughly (many consultants do not); very meticulous and precise and explanations at pace that was easy to digest. I had lots of questions and with hindsight some not very good but Professor Maher reached out to me and I felt comfortable in asking more questions. Unfortunately, I've had to go for quite a few medical consultations in past fifteen years on other matters Mount Sinai in NY; Professor Maher and his unit stand out at 11 out of 10.

Patient seen for:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
08-10-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very clear explanation of his diagnosis and answered various questions raised during the consultation. I would recommend this consultant for his professionalism and communication qualities.

Patient seen for:
Pulmonary Fibrosis
03-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Very glad to have his 2nd opinion and grateful for the care he took Reviewing my medication!.

01-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Having been recently diagnosed with IPF, l was very pleased that Prof Maher suggested alternative medication and a possible cause, which others had dismissed.

01-07-2019
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5
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5
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5

Professor Toby Maher was very professional friendly and helpful, he had all my medical notes ready when we arrived and explained my lung disease to us and the treatments I would need to cure me . I would most certainly go back to see him again

04-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

Can't recommend highly enough.

10-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

I visited professor Toby Maher, in early April 2019 , i myself is a consultant Physician , visited him as a patient, found him very knowledgeable, extremely professional ,good listener, very cooperative, excellent diagnostician, very eager to provide the best and newest treatment to his patient, i grade him as top pulmonologist globally, i strongly recommend him for patients with pulmonary diseases .

10-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

On arrival at The clinic I was greeted by friendly and efficient staff who led me through to very comfortable surroundings. I did not have long to wait before being called into the consultation room. The Professor was very charismatic which made me feel at ease and( of course as the outcome was more positive than I thought ) relieved. I would recommend anyone with respiratory issues to visit Professor Toby Maher.

01-04-2019
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5
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5

I met Professor Meyer following a recommendation from a US Practice Manager. I am most grateful for the clear and insightful information he gave me and the suggestions he made to improve my current condition. I intend to follow up the initial appointment with further meetings on a regular basis

25-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Prof Maher was totally excellent - he put both my wife and I at ease very quickly - addressed all of our concerns - explained my situation very clearly and concisely and gave his opinion in a way that we both understood. Arranging to see Prof Maher was very simple and the staff were prompt and helpful

25-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

We went to see Toby Maher after so many visits to the hospital and not getting a clear indication of illness or treatment, after one visit we had a clear understanding and a treatment plan going forward which is what we needed.

28-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

I saw Professor Toby Maher on the 18/02/9 , for tests results ,it was a breath of fresh air to see a consultant who was clear and concise with his diagnosis, i felt so relived by his information regarding my health condition and left feeling elated by his consultation.

25-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

I found Professor Maher to be very warm and welcoming. He Instantly made me feel at ease and took time to explain any questions I had. I would highly recommend him!

02-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

Professor Maher was very helpful in my consultation, diagnosing a condition that others had struggled to diagnose over a number of months. He took the time to explain the condition and was very honest about what I needed to do to improve. He recommended a course of medication and referred my case to his own pathologist for a second opinion. I would highly recommend his services to people looking for answers and advice in the field of respiratory medicine. I wish that I'd gone to see him sooner!

29-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

Professor Maher was excellent, you felt complete trust in him

13-12-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

I was very happy with my experience of consultation with Toby. He listened to my condition's history with keenness which was important for me. He also made me feel relieved and less stressed with his prognosis.

10-12-2018
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5
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5
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5

My experience on my visit to see Toby Maher was excellent. He is obviously a professional at the top of his game who offered treatment that I had not been previously through my usual consultant.

09-12-2018
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5
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5
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5

My dealings with both Toby and his secretary Maggie have been excellent. They have somehow made a very stressful situation manageable for me and I can now look forward rather than continue going round in circles. I can’t thank them enough.

19-11-2018
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5
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5
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5

Prof Maher was friendly and clearly understood my condition. His recommendation for my future treatment was clearly described, both to me verbally and to my other consultant by letter. Prof Maher was on time for the appointment. Overall, a very good experience

16-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

Knowledgable, professional but personable, a helpful informative and reassuring consultation where time was taken to explain and offer grounded advice and guidance that was patient centric, understandable and honest. A good balance between knowledge and judgement - after several ‘specialists’ he removed the ‘fog of tests’ and offered good insight.

15-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

I was diagnosed with lung disease three years ago and in the last nine months my condition has worsened considerably. Having been given very little help and absolutely no hope for my future was desperate. I was recently referred to Professor Toby Mayer and was very nervous about the consultation at his clinic. I need not have been as Maggie and his team wer very very caring and made me feel at ease. Professor Maher himself is such a lovely man and was like a breath of fresh air from the first moment of meeting. He inspired me with hope and confidence having clarified my diagnosis and explaining any queries I had with clarity and patience. I am shortly to start a course of treatment which will hopefully delay the progression of my IPF and allow me to live my life. I feel extremely lucky to have found Professor Toby and both my husband and I can smile again. Thankyou so much.

15-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

After eighteen months, paying for two other consultations, in the Manchester area, and getting nowhere,, I went to see Professor Maher, he prescribed me an inhaler and the drugs I deserve, but have been denied, through my usual channels, Iam waiting to start on these and I feel a lot more positive.

10-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

I recently accompanied my mother to her consultation with Prof Maher. The whole process was superbly handled. He was able to relay plenty of information and opinions in a clear and understandable manner. He was very thorough and happy for the appointment to run slightly long in order to make sure he had addressed all of our questions. His knowledge, pro active ideas and overall engagement were second to none. I would not hesitate in recommending Prof Maher.

09-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

Prof Maher listened patiently to my health history and personal concerns. He responded directly to the questions raised and clearly outlined a suggested plan of action moving forward. This was all achieved with a friendly and personable manner and a sense of working as a partnership which as a patient is very important to me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Prof Maher to friends and family and family

09-10-2018
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5
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5
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5

From the moment I entered the building I was made to feel at ease. Every member of the team were caring and helpful, as I was understandably nervous about my consultation. I was called in to see Professor Maher a little later than my appointment, but soon realised that this was probably due to his thoroughness and determination to give each patient the very best of his time. He made me feel completely comfortable, explaining everything about my condition and possible treatment available. I was given as much time as I needed to ask questions, as was my husband who accompanied me. The consultation could not have gone better, and I would have no hesitation in returning if I needed to. Even after the meeting the care and efficiency continued, the report was in my email box within 14 hours of leaving the clinic! In addition I have been able to contact the Professors P.A. with any resultant queries since my consultation, without being made to feel a nuisance! All in all I feel very fortunate to have chosen Professor Maher.

23-08-2018
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5
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5
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5

Very pleased with Dr Toby and his Team, highly recommend anyone and everyone.

20-08-2018
Overall
4
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4
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4

My dad had a private consultation with Professor Maher last month for the first time. We went in feeling anxious and distressed. We came out feeling more positive and reassured that finally we have found someone who can help He was very pleasant, welcomeing, knowledgable and proactive. We would recommend him.

14-08-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Professor Maher has a friendly and professional approach which helped me feel at ease under difficult circumstances. He was careful and considerate when asking questions about my general health and other specific conditions. His explanation of the diagnosis and proposed treatment were clear and logical and left me feeling more encouraged about the future. In conclusion, I feel I have received the best advice possible from one of the most authoritative practitioners in the field of respiratory medicine.

15-07-2018
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5
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5
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5

I consulted with Dr. Maher twice in January 2017 and I was very pleased with my experience as it was good to be treated with professionalism and care and I felt that I was in safe hands. he even made me smile when I left. I am truly grateful and appreciate his readiness for long distance consultation we had by phone and his willingness to answer questions patiently. I haven’t recovered yet from my ailment but I trust Dr. Maher will help to gain full recovery. I would certainly recommend Dr. Maher to my friends or family members.

01-07-2018
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5
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5
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5

It was such a relief to speak with a professional who knew exactly what he was talking about and someone who was also able to listen. Professor Toby Maher answered questions directly without evasion. His manner was empathetic and very helpful. Thank you so much for making such a difference.

29-06-2018
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5
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5
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5

My mother who was diagnosis as IPF on 18th April, but after reviewed from another pathology lab that given a completed different diagnosis. (differential given as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or connectivity tissue disease). Via BLF Trust, and UK patient organisations (Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis etc.) research reading. I decided to approach Professor Maher for his advice to be able to help my mother. I was very impressed by Prof Maher’s extreme professionalism, his is very patient, warm and pleasant to meet, he listens every background I gave, he answered all my questions, clearly and constructively with his feedback together. Only couple of days, he returned his medical report with a great summary in page, narrow down this complicated case and differentiated the possible diagnosis confirmation with the treatment plan in place by different scenarios. I feel very fortunate to have him as a consultant to help my mother with her health confident and the hope for the whole family in such a long distance. I would be highly recommend his services. Due to the limitation resources from the hospital where mother staying, and mother's status changing everyday. I hope to see Pro Maher again some with some further treatment details consultation.

19-06-2018
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5
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5
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5

Have recently taken my mum to clarify her diagnosis of IPF and re immense treatment. She has been left without a treatment plan since Jan 2017. After a recent hospital admission and deterioration I researched and found Prof Maher details. He has reassured and comforted my mum. We found him to be empathetic and honest. I feel that with his support/care/advice my mum will be more comfortable and not so scared and frightened. Highly recommend.

19-06-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Maher is a good clinician and very caring. His treatment is conservative and based on good consideration of test results. He is very approachable with good bedside manner and is prompt with reports and answers on queries. I would recommend him highly.

11-06-2018
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5
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5
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5

I have been treated by Professor Maher over the last few years for an autoimmune disease which has affected my lungs. The standard treatment is sometimes difficult and the illness itself is at times hard to endure so maybe at times I have not been easy to deal with! Professor Maher is patient, compassionate and always ensures that I understand the rationale for treatment and what I can hope to expect from it. I am in no doubt that I am receiving the best care available.

07-06-2018
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5
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5
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5

I was impressed by Dr Maher’s professional and yet warm approach. The clinic was very user friendly. I hope I feel better soon and look forward to Dr Maher’s advice.

25-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

I have been treated by Dr Toby Maher for about 2 years and my chest condition has improved very much as the result of his treatment. He always explains everything clearly and in a language that I can understand. He is very caring as well as being easy to talk to and gives of his time generously.

21-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

One of the foremost experts in his field, I have been under the care of Professor Maher for 5 years for the management of IPF. Since my original diagnosis he has prescribed a new treatment which has almost completely halted the progress of this disease and I am immensely grateful that, by his intervention, I am still able to go about my daily life with very little change. I have always found Professor Maher to be a most caring and professional physician and I would not hesitate in recommending him to prospective patients.

18-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Pro Maher was excellent and I have great confidence in him.

17-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Toby was amazing. He answered all my questions regarding my sarcoid diagnosis and calmed my worries about my concerns. I would highly recommend Him.

17-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr. Toby Maher has been treating me for Interstitial fibrosis of my lungs. I am grateful to him for not only medically containing my disease, but giving me the moral strength to fight the disease. Dr. Maher has gifted me an extended and happy life.

15-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

I was grateful I was able to see Professor Maher to assist with differential diagnosis. My clinical presentation might be one of a number of conditions. The professional & methodical consultation helped identify the most likely cause & help me identify the most appropriate actions & treatment options. Highly recommended.

12-05-2018

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