While many people think of arthritis as general aches and pains, for many people it can be debilitating. More than 10 million people in the UK suffer from some form of arthritis. Their symptoms range from these general aches that can be dealt with through painkillers to restricted movements and muscle weakness, which need a much higher level of support.
Why See a Private Consultant Rheumatologist?
For many people, their local GP will be their first point of contact when they begin experiencing stiffness, tenderness or inflammation of their joints. These can be the first signs of arthritis, and their doctor might prescribe painkillers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These may be enough. For some people, however, they will need further treatment from a Rheumatologist. Getting to see a Rheumatologist through the NHS can take time thanks to waiting lists. Which is why people might choose to see a Private Consultant Rheumatologist instead.
Private Consultant Rheumatologist in London
A Private Consultant Rheumatologist in London can help people manage their arthritis and related inflammatory conditions, including soft-tissue problems, or musculoskeletal pain. They make diagnoses, arrange for tests and create treatment plans.
Dr Stephanie Barratt is a Private Consultant Rheumatologist in London. She has been practising for over 17 years. During this time, she has worked on the prevention and effective treatment of one of the most common forms of arthritis, osteoporosis. She also supports patients with less well-known conditions, such as Gout. Her aim is to improve each patients quality of life.
She looks at a patient’s symptoms, makes a diagnosis, and creates a treatment plan. Plans can include wider health outcomes or referrals to a specialist such as physiotherapists. To find out more about how she can help you, visit https://www.drstephaniebarrett.com or call 020 7730 8508 today.