I was wondering if anyone had any insight/reviews on the following private obstetricians (all of which I am considering, but this is so confusing!). Some reviews online are slightly older, and as these obstetricians become more senior - they sometimes have less time/are less available for their patients. Here are the names:
Professor Mark Johnson Mr. Guy Thorpe-Beeston Mr. Tom Setchell Mr. Etienne Horner
Any information would be highly appreciated! I am looking for a fantastic obstetrician (aren't we all!) who is skilled, caring, compassionate, and who has the time really!
I had an ELCS with Etienne Horner at Lindo Wing also for a heart condition. He is a very nice, very skilled man, but is let down by his secretary, who apparently covers a few other doctors. That mens emails are not always answered promptly and phone calls are not returned. At the beginning I was unsure whether he was aware of it or not, and assumed he just did not care whether he had another patient (I was surprised considering we were paying £7+ for his services and £6K+ for the birth.)
Apart from that one issue, I felt very safe with him. The ELCS experience with him was brilliant, and he also gave me an amazing scar that you can barely see. He was vigilant in aftercare and visited me every day in the Lindo Wing.
Guy Thorpe-Beeston has been doing my scans (high risk multiple birth but on NHS so can't comment on all round private care) and I've really liked him - very calm, sensible and reassuring. Wish he was doing my CS. He has however been the private consultant for 6 of our friends' children and the parents all thought he was brilliant.
I had my DD 4 weeks ago, and was under the care of Roshni Patel, but scanned with Guy Thorpe Beeston. I couldn't rate Roshni any higher - she was absolutely fantastic. Very caring but also a formidably bright doctor. I developed complications towards the end which necessitated early delivery, and Roshni was extremely diligent about identifying the time at which DD would be better out than in. I trusted her judgement 100%, which as somebody who suffers with anxiety is very unusual! I would definitely go with her again if I had more DCs
That said, Guy is also very kind and is very very experienced and knowledgeable. I would also be very happy to be under his care. As it was, scanning with him meant I had the benefit of both their expertise.
Why don't you ask to do a quick meet and greet with those on your shortlist? I would think you'd get a gut feel from that as to who is right for you.