Consultant physician and rheumatologist
President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Rheumatology Division, 2017-18
Sub Specialities: Inflammatory arthritis, Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, Gout, Womens’ Health, Workplace related limb pain, Widespread pain and fibromyalgia
About Dr Stephanie Barrett
Dr Stephanie Barrett has over 17 years consultant grade experience, as a consultant rheumatologist. Her background was as the clinical lead rheumatologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for 8 years. She led a large team of doctors, 4 nurse specialists, physiotherapists and podiatrists, where she set up an early inflammatory arthritis clinic, osteoporosis clinic, joint paediatric clinic and joint injection clinic.
Dr Stephanie Barrett followed on from this, by setting up in independent practice at the Chelsea Rheumatology Clinic, where she is the Medical Director. She has a strong interest in the resolution of painful musculoskeletal conditions and believes in thorough examination and investigation to reach the correct diagnosis followed by targeting effective treatment rapidly.
She is interested in prevention and effective treatment of osteoporosis, where bones have become thin, and is passionate in the prevention of fractures, which may have devastating effects on the quality of life of the sufferer. Gout is also a frequently neglected condition, with now very effective treatments. These are necessary to improve the cardiac survival in patients with this condition, as recent research shows that untreated gout may predispose to heart attacks.
New treatments are now available for the pain of fibromyalgia. This is also cause for hope in patients, with this refractory distressing condition.
Dr Stephanie Barrett has been included in all the published Tatler’s 250 top doctors guides. The latest was in 2013. She has also been elected to the Medical Advisory Board at Grayshott Spa, where she is working on a specialised recuperation programme, in conjunction with some of the top private London Hospitals. Womens’ Health issues are especially important to Dr Stephanie Barrett and her female colleagues involved in this project.
Dr Stephanie Barrett was also elected to Council at The Independent Doctors Federation (IDF). She lectures abroad and in the UK and is also a trained appraiser for the IDF. She was re elected as a member of the BMA private practice committee in August 2013.
Dr Stephanie Barrett is a professional rheumatologist based in London
As a Consultant physician and rheumatologist Dr Stephanie Barrett is well positioned in the industry to ensure each of her clients gets the finest treatment.
If you require help and treatment for a rheumatological condition then Dr Stephanie Barrett may be the person you’re referred to and you can be assured her clinics provide direct and therapeutic support to help treat and manage your condition.
Professional Treatment from your Rheumatologist in London
Through liaising with other professionals and focusing on the specific condition you have, and its location, Dr Barrett may refer you to another therapist or recommend further treatment from another professional. This is due to patients responding differently to treatments and some being more effective than others dependent on the individual case.
- 1983 MBChB, Liverpool University School of Medicine
- 1987 MRCP (London)
- 1999 MD thesis, Liverpool University School of Medicine
- 2000 FRCP (London)
- 1982 Graham White Scholarship
- 1982 Roaf Travelling Scholarship
- 1983 Final Year Clinical Medicine Prize
- 1990 ARC Junior Clinical Fellowship
- British Society of Rheumatology
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
- Royal Society of Medicine
- British Medical Association (elected member of private practice committee in August 2012)
- Medical Protection Society
- Chelsea Clinical Society
- Independent Doctors Federation (elected to Council in 2010) www.idf.uk.net
- Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust 1996 – 2004
Honorary Senior Lecturer Imperial College School of Medicine 1997 – 2004
Lister Hospital and Chelsea Consulting Rooms 2004 – present
Senior Registrar/Research Training
- Royal Free Hospital, Scleroderma Unit: Junior
Clinical Research Fellow (Arthritis and Rheumatism Council Grant)
and Senior Registrar in Rheumatology, 1990 – 1993
Charing Cross/Hammersmith Hospitals Trust
St Mary’s Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 1993 – 1996
Senior Registrar/Research Training
- Central Middlesex Hospital: General Medicine, Cardiology,
Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Geriatric Medicine: 1987 – 1990
Senior House Officer Training
- Royal Liverpool Teaching Hospital: Haematology,
General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Rheumatology, 1984 – 85
Northwick Park Hospital: Cardiology, General Medicine, 1985 – 86
- London Chest Hospital: Respiratory Medicine, 1986 – 87