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Recommended by 3 specialists
27 years of experience
Electrophysiology, General (Internal) Medicine, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Cardiologist based at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also the clinical lead for cardiology and cardiac sarcoidosis. His key specialist areas of expertise include heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension, advanced pacing (including implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrilltors), cardiac sarcoidosis and cardio-oncology.

In 1995, Dr Sharma graduated with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, after which he embarked upon postgraduate training at a number of tertiary centres across London. The British Heart Foundation awarded him a fellowship to study a PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute based at Imperial College London. His outstanding research granted him the prestigious Young Investigator Prize from the American Heart Association.

Dr Sharma remains actively involved in research, and participates in research programmes focused in heart failure, cardiac sarcoidosis and complex device therapy. He has published widely in the field of cardiology, as the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He is also regularly invited to share his research and expertise at national and international conferences.

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Recommended by 3 specialists
18 years of experience

Dr Pooja Gulati is an experienced Consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine working privately at the Lister Hospital, with an NHS base at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.

She is caring and compassionate and adopts a holistic, evidence-based approach to all patients.

Dr Gulati has expertise in a range of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, joint and soft tissue injections, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and sarcoidosis.

Dr Gulati gained her medical degree in 2004 from the University of Birmingham. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. Her postgraduate Rheumatology and General Medicine training was extensive - this was undertaken across north-central and west London at a combination of extremely busy district-general and world-renowned teaching hospitals. She gained her MRCP in Rheumatology in 2013 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2020. In addition she holds a PG Diploma in Clinical Education awarded from UCL in 2019.

Dr Gulati has an active teaching role at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as the undergraduate lead for Rheumatology teaching. She regularly delivers lectures to undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. She also supervises and mentors junior doctors at all stages of their training within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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Endocrinology & Diabetes
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
27 years of experience
Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine

Dr Jesse Kumar is a Specialist Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine. He had his higher specialist training in South Thames Deanery (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital - London, Kent & Sussex) and held significant posts as Lead Physician, Clinical Director and Lead for Diabetes Commissioning since his appointment at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2006. 

Dr Kumar has a special interest in Thyroid, Adrenal, calcium, hypogonadism, weight management and general endocrinology. He is ARSAC certified to prescribe radio-active iodine for hyperthyroidism and goitre. 

In addition, Dr Kumar runs specialist clinics for Thyroid Radio-iodine, Thyroid Eye Disease, Treatment Pump clinic and antenatal diabetes. Dr Kumar has an established interest in research and has been the Principal Investigator on many world-wide multi-centre trials since 2006 (both phase 3 & 4) and has numerous publications/presentations in international & national journals and conferences.

Dr Kumar is a firm believer in the interface of modern technology with humanities as an adjunct in his clinical consultation to deliver effective outcomes. His clinics deliver this ideology by 

1. Up-To-Date & Modern, Evidence Based Clinical Practice

2. Secure access (Personal & GP) of your medical records to facilitate

3. Convenient, Seamless & Accessible Care – Multiple Centres & Telephone/Virtual clinics

Dr Kumar speaks five languages, maintains a keen interest in physical fitness and digital technology.

Clinic Locations & Information:     


Secretary: Andrea - ‭+44 7889 510514‬

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Endocrinology & Diabetes
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
28 years of experience
Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine

Practising in multiple clinics around central London and southern England, Dr Abbi Lulsegged is a highly skilled Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, treating patients from all over the UK and overseas. In addition to his passion for endocrinology, Dr Lulsegged has a specialist interest in unexplained medical conditions, namely diabetes, obesity and fatigue. Due to the frequent overlap between endocrinology disorders and these unexplained conditions, he often sees patients experiencing specific complaints such as excessive sweating and tiredness. Dr Lulsegged is a firm believer in a holistic, patient-centred approach to treatment and strives to identify the root cause(s) his patients' problems in order to guide appropriate treatment.

In 1994, Dr Lulsegged completed his undergraduate medical training at Guy's Hospital Medical School in London. He then embarked upon his specialist diabetes and endocrinology training as part of both the North and South Thames Deaneries, with additional posting at The Royal Free Hospital, University College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital. In recognition of his contribution to the field of general medicine and endocrinology, he was appointed a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. Dr Lulsegged has completed training programmes at a number of leading institutions around the world, and continues to ensures he is up-to-date with the latest training and advancements in his field.

He is highly acclaimed for his work in establishing the endocrine service at Princess Royal University Hospital. He has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to patient care through receiving a number of clinical excellence awards. Outside of his clinical practice, Dr Lulsegged devotes his time to medical education, and thoroughly enjoys teaching at grand rounds, GP talks, academic half-days, Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) courses and international conferences. He has written questions featured on postgraduate Endocrinology examinations for the Royal College of Physicians and has reviewed numerous clinical publications for Editors of leading medical journals.

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Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
35 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), General (Internal) Medicine, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Helen Fidler is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in 1998, overseeing the huge expansion of her gastroenterology department while gaining a wealth of clinical experience from an increasing population catchment area since then.

Dr Fidler qualified with a first class degree from Guys Hospital in 1987, training in London in centres of excellence including University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital.

Dr Fidler has maintained her research interests in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and especially the effect that the symptoms have on patient’s quality of life. Unusually, she has a particular interest in the anxious patient and has built up a multidisciplinary team to support people who would benefit from a holistic approach to troublesome symptoms. In addition to her interest in clinical gastroenterology she has national roles which reflect the high esteem of her colleagues - both as an elected member of BMA Council and as Deputy Chair of the BMA UK Consultants Committee.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Investigation of abdominal pain
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Specialist dietician advice
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and psychological support
  • Management of the anxious patient and those wishing to avoid medication
  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Irritable and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Abdominal pain
  • Problems with bowel habit
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Weight loss
  • Anaemia
  • Suspected food intolerances
  • Dyspepsia and reflux symptoms
  • Early diagnosis of cancers
  • Abnormal liver blood tests

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Endocrinology & Diabetes
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
22 years of experience
Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine

Dr. Dulmini Kariyawasam has been a consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and General internal medicine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust since 2010. She was awarded a Masters in Diabetes and Endocrinology by the King’s College London in 2008 and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2015.

She leads young adult diabetes and endocrine services at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital and has a special interest in the management of young adults with both diabetes and endocrine problems. She has expertise in managing type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and a broad range of endocrine problems. She works closely with a team of multidisciplinary members such as specialist nurses, radiologists, surgeons providing comprehensive diabetes and endocrine care. She has pioneered innovative models of care for young adults and has won national awards in the field. She leads the undergraduate Diabetes and endocrine teaching at the trust for the Kings College London medical school and is a Senior Lecturer of the King’s College London.

She also runs clinics providing care for a wide range of endocrine diseases including pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid, calcium disorders, and ovarian and testicular disorders. She has expertise in the management of pubertal problems, growth issues, and other endocrine issues that affect young adults.  

Her research interests include management of diabetes during the adolescent phase, education and supporting young adults with diabetes, and management of hypoglycemia. She is a member of professional diabetes and endocrine societies.

Areas of interest:

Endocrine: Thyroid disorders( both underactive and overactive, goitre and. Thyroid nodules) adrenal, pituitary, calcium, ovarian( irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhoea), and testicular problems( hypogonadism). 

Growth problems and pubertal problems, PCOS and menstrual problems, and Hirsutism in over 16 years old patients. Weight management and metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes; Management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, using technology to manage type 1 diabetes including pump, sensors and flash glucose monitoring, management of Type 2 diabetes and its complications, optimisation of glycaemic control and risk factors, Management of hypoglycemia.

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General (Internal) Medicine
Recommended by 2 specialists
21 years of experience
Respiratory Medicine

Dr Aimée Brame is a Consultant Physician who has completed specialist training in Respiratory, General Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. She specialises in pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension.

She works as a Consultant Intensivist and Pulmonary Hypertension Physician at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and is an Honorary Consultant Physician in Pulmonary Hypertension at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She also performs private work at London Bridge Hospital.

Dr Brame worked throughout the COVID pandemic in the busiest centre in the region, providing acute Intensive care and post COVID assessment and evaluation of hundreds of symptomatic patients. She has extensive practical experience in managing Long-COVID symptoms and will provide a comprehensive diagnosis and management plan.

She undertook her undergraduate training at the University of Birmingham (2001) and postgraduate training in Respiratory and General Medicine in the North West Thames region. Following this, she completed Intensive Care training in the London deanery and holds the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC). She was awarded a PhD in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics from the University of Cambridge in 2015.

Dr Brame is currently involved in a number of clinical studies investigating changes in haemodynamics in a range of clinical conditions. She has authored several book chapters and has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. She is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College, London.

Dr Brame consults on a Friday morning at HCA London Bridge and is available for Video Conferencing appointments on a Friday afternoon.


Secretary Details: / 0203 884 1625

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Video Consultation
  • Breathlessness
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Post COVID symptoms/ Long COVID
  • General Medicine
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Post ICU symptoms
  • Lung function testing
  • Sleep studies
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Imaging
  • Bloodwork
  • Allergy profiling
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Endocrinology & Diabetes
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
22 years of experience
Diabetes, General (Internal) Medicine

Dr. Anand Velusamy is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital and his private practice is based at HCA London Bridge/Shard. His specialist areas of interest include: Thyroid disorders (overactive and underactive thyroid, goitre, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer), adrenal, pituitary, bone health and calcium disorders, male and female reproductive pathologies (hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, amenorrhoea, PCOS), Neuroendocrine tumours, hypertension, metabolic syndrome and weight management and other miscellaneous endocrine conditions. He also has expertise in managing type 2 diabetes and complications and has presented his work at the annual American diabetes conference.

Dr Velusamy graduated in medicine (MBBS) in 2002 and completed his specialist training in Endocrinology and diabetes / General and internal medicine at the London deanery in 2015. He has Membership of the Royal college of Physicians - MRCP (UK) and also holds professional memberships with the British, European and American endocrine societies where he makes regular annual contributions of his specialist work. In addition, he is a part of the southeast London thyroid cancer network and has several publications of his clinical and research work in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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38 years of experience
General (Internal) Medicine

Professor Jeremy Sanderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital and a reader in Gastroenterology at the Nutritional Sciences Division King’s College London. He graduated from Charing Cross Hospital and trained in London and Australia. 

Professor Sanderson sees patients with all general gastrointestinal conditions. He is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease - Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Professor Sanderson has extensive experience in endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, upper Gi endoscopy). Professor Sanderson has a keen interest in clinical research with focus on genetics, microbiology and immunology of Crohn’s disease and individualised medicine. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers and lectures regularly at national and international conferences. Professor Sanderson was secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology from 2001 to 2005.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Upper Gi endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Dyspepsia 

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General (Internal) Medicine
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
26 years of experience

Jon has wide and extensive experience in treating the general public, Elite Athletes,

Military Personnel, City Workers, and all those who are physically active

 or in pain. He specialises in Tendon pain utilising Ultrasound and UTC

 scanning for diagnosis and Ultrasound Guided Injections and ESWT

(Shockwave) as potential treatments. He runs a specialist one stop achilles/patellar tendon clinic.

He also has a wide range of experience in Upper and Lower Limb Overuse and Running injuries, Bone

stress injuries, adolescent overuse injuries, Hip and Groin pain,

Exercise Induced Leg pain and injury rehabilitation. His Rheumatology

interests are Gout, Inflammatory Spinal conditions and inflammatory

joint conditions that affect young or athletic people.

Jon has excellent communication skills and promotes a

multidisciplinary approach, liaising effectively with Physiotherapists,

Osteopaths/Chiropractors, pain doctors and Orthopaedic Surgeons to get

the best results for his patients. He understands the significant

effects that injury and pain can have on normal day to day life and

promotes physical activity in all of his treatment plans. Jon was head

of the Wales Medical Team in the hugely successful EURO 2016 tournament

and continues to look after Wales Football and the recent county cricket

 champions, Surrey. He is a consultant to the Royal Ballet.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments




Achilles Tendon Pain

Tendon pain

Stress fractures and Bone pain

Hip and Groin pain

Running Injuries

Exertional Leg pain

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