Rheumatologist Harley Street
Considered as one of London’s premier medical clinics, Doctor Stephanie Barrett holds a clinic for rheumatology at The London Consulting Rooms, 2nd Floor, 116 Harley Street, London W1G 7LJ.
The clinic is a bespoke day clinic offering medical excellency led by a team of specialists. It is here that Dr Stephanie Barrett can advise, support and treat patients who have a range of rheumatology conditions.
Why would you need to see a rheumatologist in Harley Street?
Covering problems such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis and frozen shoulder, Dr Stephanie Barrett has a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating conditions at her rheumatology clinic in London. Complete in state of the art medical surroundings, the rheumatology clinic enables patients to put their wellbeing first and know that they are in safe hands.
How are rheumatology conditions diagnosed?
If you are suffering from swelling, stiffness or pain from a joint, then it may be the sign of a rheumatic condition. For arthritic conditions people may notice the following symptoms;
Stiffness in joints when they wake up, that lasts for over an hour
Warm, tender or redness in the joint
Difficulty with normal movement of the joint
Swelling or tenderness
If you suspect you have an arthritic condition or joint problem, then it is wise to book an appointment with a rheumatology expert in London who can then correctly diagnose the condition and find the best methods to treat you.
Discussing your medical history
To diagnose a condition, your rheumatologist will begin by asking more about your medical history and the symptoms of your conditions. Questions you can expect to hear include;
- When did you first notice the pain?
- Do you do anything which makes the pain better or worse?
- Do you have a family history of arthritis?
- Are you taking any medication?
- Have you had any recent illnesses, infections or accidents?
Before your appointment, it is wise to consider your condition, and perhaps take some notes, so that you can help your rheumatologist to assess the situation.
As well as a discussion, a rheumatologist is likely to conduct a physical examination. It is here that they can assess the joint. Your rheumatology expert will be looking for issues with the joint, such as redness, swelling, warmth and damage. Your doctor may also check your overall health by examining your heart, lungs, eyes and nervous system.
With some rheumatic conditions, a laboratory test may be needed to diagnose the condition properly. Blood, urine of synovial fluid (the fluid in the joint) samples may be requested. Your rheumatology consultant in London will discuss with you what each test is for but may include measuring your blood count, checking for antibodies and a rheumatoid factor which is an aggressive antibody that causes rheumatoid arthritis.
With these comprehensive tests, your rheumatologist in London can then draw up an accurate diagnosis so they can determine the best and most effective treatment for you.
Contact Dr Stephanie Barrett
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