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Allergies and intolerances

Consultants in Paedriatic Allergy - who did you see?

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GillRuth · 11/12/2006 20:32

Wondering who I can see - know it is difficult either NHS or privately.Can anyone give me any advice please.

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PrincessPeaHead · 11/12/2006 20:35

Michael Markiewicz (SP?) is a paediatrician at Chelsea & Westminster who also has a private allergy clinic at the Cromwell. I know him as a general paed - a good doctor, v good with children, a little more remote from parents but good. Has 4 kids of his own.
Gideon Lack is a v good Paed Allergist at St Mary's Paddington, has a private practice at Portland Consulting Rooms. I've used him, he is S African, very approachable and good.

Hope that helps.

VeniVidiVickiQV · 11/12/2006 20:35

I've seen a Dr Pollock for DD. He's based at CFH hospital in north london.

jasperc163 · 13/12/2006 20:02

Saw Dr Andrew Clark at Addenbrookes, Cambridge. He does NHS and private clinics

foxinsocks · 13/12/2006 20:05

we too saw Markiewicz

he was fab with dd - did a whole pin prick test on her when she was around 2 and he was so gentle, she didn't even flinch. He was always amazing with the children.

lostinfrance · 13/12/2006 20:08

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mrssnoah · 13/12/2006 20:37

We saw a respiratory paediatrician at LGI who was fantastic.
Also saw a gastroenterologist paeds, who was shockingly crap and I told him so too!
Saw an allergy specialist at a private clinic who told me what I knew already.
Hmm not much help am I sorry!

(DD2 has a severe dairy allergy that went undiagnosed for first 18 months).

Heartmum2Jamie · 13/12/2006 20:54

We saw paed consultant who specialises in Paediatric gastroenterology, Nutrition, Food allergy and Inflammatory bowel disease.

I found him through the Dr Foster website ans as luck would have it, he sees nhs & private patients at our local hospital. We saw him privately at first to avoid the waiting times and he now sees us in his NHS clinic. He is effecient and to the point, but I like that, lol!

hester · 13/12/2006 21:03

I also saw Markiewicz and think his communication skills leave a lot to be desired - actually, I thought he was pretty rude. But never mind, he seemed to know his stuff and I have every faith that dd is getting good care with him.

PrincessPeaHead · 14/12/2006 14:47

hester - I saw Markiewicz pretty solidly for a fortnight, and then every 4 weeks for a year, and then every 2-3 months for another 18 months... and I reckon it was about a year into our relationship before he really made eye contact! In fact in the first few months I almost complained about his manner to the hospital, but the fact that he was always so good with ds (who he knew from newborn) stopped me. And then it improved, very slowly. I think he is just desperately shy with parents or something...!

Strangely enough I saw him interviewed about something on the telly and when the interview finished I thought "wow, that's the most direct conversation I've ever heard from him" - he came across well on the box!!

hester · 14/12/2006 22:48

How funny, I guess he must be shy. Though apparently he is vile to his students. Anyway, I'm inclined to be tolerant unless and until he is rude to dd (then I would have to rip his throat out, naturally).

mummypig · 14/12/2006 23:07

We saw Gideon Lack at the Portland and he was great.

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