Call me on: 020 8150 0002

“I needed clarification after the appointment and felt at ease to email him and received a fast response.”

Patient Survey 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

Preparation, arrival and locations

I do my best to keep to time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment as you will need to complete a registration form before we meet. If you are not familar with traveling in central London then please bear in mind that it can take much longer than you anticipate.

Click for Google Maps of the Portland Hospital and Cromwell Hospital, or the contact page for detailed transport links.

Before we meet please email me a brief description of your child's problem. It is extremely helpful if you can also email copies of relevant correspondence and test results.

Please bring relevant medical records such as your child’s immunisation card (or ‘Red Book’) with you.

How long are appointments

A paediatric consultation involves a holistic approach, which includes a full history and examination of your child. I will discuss my diagnosis and explain what tests and follow up might be required.

New patient appointments are usually 45 minutes, but complex consultations may require up to an hour.

Follow-up and immunisation appointments are 30 minutes

Tests and prescriptions

If tests are required they can be undertaken on site and you will be invoiced directly by the hospital for these.

Private prescriptions can be dispensed on site or at your local pharmacy.

Follow up

With your permission, I will email a letter to you with a record of what we have discussed and also send a copy to your General Practitioner (GP), so that everyone is kept fully informed. I will also email copies of test results to you for your records.

Following an appointment I may ask you to keep me updated by email, for example if I have recommended a change of treatment

Once we have met, I am able to answer (brief) queries by email.

Cancellation

If you have confirmed an appointment and are not able to attend please give at least 2 working days notice, by email.

With less notice I may not able to re-allocate your slot to another patient and you will will then be charged a cancellation fee of £75.

Home visits

Exceptionally, and where I already know your child and can easily travel to you, I may undertake a home visit.

Advice for insured patients

You do not need Private Healthcare insurance to see me, but if you have UK insurance you will probably need a referral from your GP.

Before we meet please discuss any appointment with your company and obtain an up-to-date authorisation number.

I am registered with all of the main providers. Please let me know if your company is not listed below, prior to your appointment.

  • AXA PPP
  • Aetna
  • Aviva
  • Allianz
  • BUPA, BUPA International
  • CIGNA, CIGNA International & Global
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • HTH, Geo-Blue
  • Simply Health
  • Standard Life
  • Van Breda
  • Vitality (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Please let me know in advance if your policy has an excess, as you will need to settle this directly with me. If you fail to do so, then you may incur an additional administration fee of £25.

Fees

Standard 45min First Consultation*
£265
Late cancellation** or non-attendance
£75

My professional fee does not include the cost of tests or prescriptions - which you will need to settle directly with the Hospital or Pharmacy.

For more information please visit the 'Fees' page.

*A prolonged or complex consultation which necessitates additional work before or after the consultation may incur an extra charge of £25-£50 (and in exceptional cases more than this). ** A late cancellation fee applies if you give less than 2 working days notice and I am not able to re-allocate you slot.

Emergencies

If you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation contact NHS 111 or your nearest Accident & Emergency Department. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call the 999 service.

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I consult or can be visited at the following locations:

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children Harley Street Pasdiatric Group Cromwell Hospital The London Clinic Moorfields Eye Hospital - Private Patients

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