Dr Naveen Bhadauria is a leading private and NHS Consultant Rheumatologist that operates out of five London-based clinics. He is available for private consultations, which can be a faster route for an accurate diagnosis of your health condition and more targeted treatments created around your immediate and long-term health needs.
Certain health conditions need more specialised care than your GP can offer. This includes many inflammatory diseases that affect the joints, connective tissues and muscles of the body. It is standard practice for your GP to refer you to a specialist rheumatologist for an accurate diagnosis of your health condition because rheumatologists have more in-depth medical training and knowledge in diagnosing and treating these conditions.
Unfortunately, a patient can wait for a long time before seeing their GP because their symptoms may be considered non-urgent, and priority will be given to other patients with more immediate needs. This means that once you get to see your GP, be examined and referred to a specialist rheumatologist; it can be many weeks or even months before you get access to the diagnosis and treatment you need.
Faster diagnosis and more effective treatments
The field of Rheumatology can be a complex medical environment to navigate. Many commonly shared symptoms can lead a GP down the wrong path and the patient to receive ineffective treatment for their actual medical issues.
You may see your GP because you have ongoing back, neck or shoulder pain that doesn’t seem to be going away or feels like it is getting worse. Pain in any of these areas of the body can have many root causes and is something that your GP may not have the time or training to narrow down for a correct diagnosis.
This is why GPs will refer their patients who present with lingering or worsening joint or musculoskeletal pains to a trained rheumatologist for a deeper investigation. Specialist rheumatologists have access to the latest medical diagnostic equipment and techniques that eliminate possible health issues and pinpoint the underlying cause.
What do rheumatologists treat?
If your GP suspects you have a musculoskeletal disease that needs more specialist attention, they will refer you to a trained rheumatologist. This can mean a long wait if you want to go through the NHS system to access help.
If you want to speed the process up, you can book a private consultation with Dr Bhadauria in one of his London-based clinics. There are many areas of general rheumatology that Dr Bhadauria and his team help to treat, including:
- Auto-immune Rheumatic Diseases: conditions such as Lupus, for example
- Bone Disorders: conditions such as osteoporosis and Paget’s disease
- Fatigue and Pain Syndromes: conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Inflammatory Joint Disorders: conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout
- Mechanical Joint Disorders: conditions such as back pain and a slipped disc
Booking a private consultation with Dr Bhadauria will involve having an in-depth face-to-face discussion and a comprehensive physical examination. Dr Bhadauria and his friendly team will make every effort to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease throughout your consultation.
Contact us to book a private consultation and learn more about what to expect when you come to see us at your chosen London-based clinic.