Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Dr Benjamin Jacobs

MBBS DCH MRCP (UK) MRCPCH MSc MD

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Recommended by  
4 specialists

35 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“I highly recommend Dr Jacobs. He thoroughly examined my daughter and made her feel at ease. Every point was covered very well and provided a great summary of the issue and results. Dr Jacobs is highly empathetic and naturally gains the confidence of the child and parent!“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Respiratory Medicine
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Rheumatology
  • Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3065251
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    245 reviews

    Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
    170 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    18:00 - 19:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    08:15 - 11:00 | 13:00 - 15:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Benjamin Jacobs is a consultant Paediatrician in London, UK. He trained in London before taking up a 4-year lecturer post (Honorary Senior Registrar) at the University of Manchester. During this lectureship, Dr Jacobs submitted his MD thesis on the psychology of children's eczema which saw him awarded a three-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada from 1996-1999. Before returning to the UK he obtained an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology with a thesis on influenza in children (CARIFS).

    Dr Jacobs works in London at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, with a specialist interest in the treatment of children and teenagers with bone or musculoskeletal problems, especially those relating to nutrition, bone disease, growing pains and Vitamin D. He is also experienced in the treatment of rare bone diseases such as osteogenesis, rickets and CRMO.

    Dr Jacobs has lectured in international conferences about children's bone diseases and speaks on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

    Dr Jacobs is flexible and patients are seen within 2 to 3 days, just email or call us.

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    Medical procedures

    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Rheumatology
    • Video Consultation
    • Well Baby Check
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    Special interests

    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Asthma
    • Asthma
    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO)
    • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
    • Gait Abnormalities
    • Growing Pains
    • In Toeing
    • Joint Pain
    • Kawasaki Disease
    • Knee Pain
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Osteoporosis
    • Positional Skull Deformity
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Rehabilitation
    • Rickets
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    • MBBS Medicine University of London
    • DCH London
    • FRCPCH
    • MRCP(UK)
    • MD Psychology of Childhood Eczema The University of Manchester
    • MSc in Clinical Epidemiology with a thesis on influenza in children
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    13/125
    Joint Pain
    6/125
    Growing Pains
    5/125
    Knee Pain
    4/125
    Paediatric Consultation
    4/125
    Back Pain
    3/125
    Baby Check
    2/125
    Cold
    2/125
    Fracture
    2/125
    General Paediatrics
    2/125
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    2/125
    Scoliosis
    2/125
    Video Consultation
    2/125
    Child consultation
    1/125
    ABC
    1/125
    CRMO
    1/125
    Child Development
    1/125
    Chronic pain and frequent injuries to knees and ankles in adolescent boy.
    1/125
    Constipation
    1/125
    Diarrhoea
    1/125
    Dizziness
    1/125
    FOP
    1/125
    Gait Abnormalities
    1/125
    Gait Analysis
    1/125
    Headache
    1/125
    Hemivertabrae
    1/125
    In Toeing
    1/125
    Kawasaki Disease
    1/125
    Metabolic Bone Disease
    1/125
    Movement disorders
    1/125
    Multiple Fractures
    1/125
    Neck Pain
    1/125
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Rheumatology
    1/125
    Paediatric Osteopathy
    1/125
    Paediatric fractures
    1/125
    Paediatrics
    1/125
    Protenturia
    1/125
    Rash
    1/125
    Scoliosis Surgery
    1/125
    Strep Throat
    1/125
    Toes walking
    1/125
    Upper Back Pain
    1/125
    Vitamin D Deficiency
    1/125
    Well Baby Check
    1/125
    bacterial infection
    1/125
    idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis
    1/125
    multiple fractures, exclude any underlying condition
    1/125
    mystery virus for my son
    1/125
    osteomyelitis
    1/125
    painful legs
    1/125
    pulled elbow/arm injury
    1/125
    short stature
    1/125
    suspected scoliosis
    1/125
    walking difficulty
    1/125
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    He was very personable and very thorough when examining my child . He was caring and called after 48 hours to see if my son was improving .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Rheumatology Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Dr Jacobs was friendly and gentle with my baby. He explained things well and took time to talk me through his thoughts. Would highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    I highly recommend Dr Jacobs. He thoroughly examined my daughter and made her feel at ease. Every point was covered very well and provided a great summary of the issue and results. Dr Jacobs is highly empathetic and naturally gains the confidence of the child and parent!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint Pain Neck Pain
    Dr Jacob is the kind of doctor you need when a child is unwell. We were extremely anxious but Dr Jacob was kind and helped us by explaining everything in simple terms. He even made friends with our little one.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint Pain
    Dr Jacobs looked after my daughter with great care and attention. He ensured we understood everything and dealt with any questions or worries I had very quickly. He was always available to talk and has a delightful and calming manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Jacobs and to any one.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Dr. Was awesome, Our son liked him straight away, he was extremely professional and supportive. He put us at ease and got us an x-ray straight away and gave great medical advise. Also worth mentioning is his secretary/ assistant who was equally amazing. Thank you for your support and I highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    We are very pleased with Dr. Jacobs. He is very professional and we recommend him 100%.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Given the restriction about COVID-19 we had a fantastic consultation with Dr Jacobs over a zoom meeting. Dr Jacobs carefully listen to our concerns and provided us with assurances and next best course of action for my toddler. As always we found Dr Jacobs caring and incredibly transparent in explaining potential root causes of the symptoms my toddler experienced.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Well Baby Check
    Very insightful interview, great patience for children. I sincerely recommend Dr Jacobs.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Wonderful manner with my son. Very clear and helpful. A brilliant Dr!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    1

    Rheumatology

    3

    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Dr Roger Wolman
    Dr Roger Wolman
    Rheumatology, Sports & Exercise Medicine

    13-05-2021

    Dr Jacobs is an excellent Paediatrician. I regulary refer patients to him. He assesses every patient thoroughly, treating the patient and their parents with respect. He provides an reliable opinion giving reassurance to me, to the patient and to their family. He is highly recommended.

    For specialty: Rheumatology
    For conditions: Joint Pain
    For procedures: Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Michael Mokawem
    Mr Michael Mokawem
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    14-04-2021

    Dr Jacobs is a very experienced and excellent consultant paediatrician. He routinely sees the full spectrum of paediatric patients presenting with Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems. His expert input is instrumental in achieving good outcomes for paediatric patients undergoing complex surgery.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Metabolic Bone Disease
    For procedures: Rheumatology, Health Check (Screening)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Mark Furman
    Dr Mark Furman
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    13-05-2021

    I am happy to recommend Dr Jacobs as an excellent Paeditrician. He is a caring doctor and well regarded by families and colleagues.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Joint Pain, Growing Pains
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Adam Fox
    Professor Adam Fox
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    01-11-2017

    Great general paediatrician who I am always very happy to refer to

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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