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Help choosing a Consultant obstetrician at chelsea and Westminster.... Please

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Toolong2 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:54:38


I don't really have any friends who have had babies so feel quite blind as to how I should go about choosing a hospital to give birth in. After four hours of googling it looks like I should choose a consultant first. We know that we would like to use a private ward and were thinking of Chelsea and Westminster (probably our preference due to location) or Queen Charlottes. I wonder if any of you would kindly comment on any personal experiences with the consultants below at C&W. Or perhpas you know somewhere online where people have reviewed their experiences with these consultants. I am 10 weeks and would like to register with one soon ready for the 12 week scan.

Thanks so much.

Grubby Ayida
Shane Duffy
Keith Duncan
Hazemm El-Reyfaey
Mark Johnson
Rossini Patel
Zoe penn
Amer Raza
Makrina savvidou
Guy Thorpe-beeston
Nick Wales
Vassou Terzidou

quickdowntonson Wed 02-Jan-13 09:10:19

You could ask your GP whom they recommend, the problem with patient reviews is that they are very subjective and may vary widely!
Good luck and congratulations!

Toolong2 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:03:06

Thank you.

Guntie Wed 02-Jan-13 12:15:54


I have had dealings with two of them. Dr. Raza is really, really nice. Super bedside manner. Very charming, kind caring etc. Super professional and easy to keep in touch with. We were laughing and joking all through our appointments with him despite their very serious nature (complications). Meaning, really, he can put you at ease.

Dr. Duncan is the polar opposite. Very brusk, NO bedside manner whatsoever. However, in the opinion of other OBs I have spoken to Dr. Duncan is one of the best when it comes to detecting abnormalities with scans. Friends of mine who have had a different OB delivering still prefer to have there scans done by him for piece of mind. I have also had mine done with him.

Ultimately, I think it depends on what is important to you. I would highly recommend calling their secretaries and scheduling an appointment with those you are interested in. You will not likely see change from 15k so you want to make sure you are happy with the OB you chose.

Also, do not feel rushed to choose before 12 weeks as you can easily book a private scan with Dr. Duncan (or the others) at the Women's Wellness Clinic across the road from C&W, where they see their private patients. This would would mean you get your scan done by a well regarded OB but you are not rushed with your research.

Best of luck and enjoy!

Toolong2 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:32:56

That is so helpful, thank you so much. I will get mg first scan booked and go from there.

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