Dr. Bernadette Coker

Dr. Bernadette Coker

MD MSc Dip Med Lead Cert Med Ed (UCL) FRCP (UK)

Respiratory Medicine

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22 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

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Languages spoken

  • English
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  • General Medical Council: 5204392
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    675 reviews

    About

    Dr Bernadette Coker is a Senior Consultant with 22 years’ experience in treating patients with all medical and respiratory problems. She has a particular interest in sleep disorder assessment and treatments. She is a Lead Physician in acute non-invasive ventilation, which improves survival of patients with respiratory failure.

    She provides assesments and treatments for COVID-19 illness with its long term complications. 

    Dr Coker also developed a comprehensive sleep service for patients suffering from sleep disorders and has a particular expertise in treating patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Dr Coker also implemented innovative treatments and techniques for patients with pleural effusions. She is a champion of patients’ safety and delivers high quality of care, which she has been awarded a Clinical Excellence Award.

    She launched a modern allergy service with comprehensive testing and immunotherapy.

    Dr Coker is an accomplished medical teacher and trainer. She established a number of national courses for doctors, which more information can be found on www.fordoctorsbydoctors.co.uk. She is promoting and leading on simulation training for doctors to improve patient’s safety and outcomes. Dr Coker is recognised as an Excellent Clinical Supervisor and she was ACCS Faculty Member in London Deanery assessing and recruiting doctors into speciality training.

    Her research interests include sleep related breathing disorders, periodic limb movement disorders and non-invasive techniques to treat these conditions, allergy assessments and it’s the most effective treatments including immunotherapy, very accurate assessments and excellent treatments for pleural effusions related to respiratory infections and lung cancer. She has published a number of scientific articles in these areas and she is regularly invited to lecture at national and international meetings.

    Dr Coker sees all general medical and respiratory patients but has a special interest in the assessments of sleep problems, breathlessness, chest pains, cough and allergy testing. She works exclusively in HCA London Bridge Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.

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    Medical procedures

    1. assesment post COVID 19 complications

    2. assesment of respiratory muscle strenght in patients with neuro-muscular and mascular disorders as neuron motor disease, scoliosis

    3. comprehensive lung function testing including asthma tests

    4. comprehensive gold standard sleep studies

    5. yearly asthma assesment

    6. chronic rhinitis and chronic sinus diease assesment and treatment

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    Special interests

    • Acid reflux
    • allergies to foods and inhalant allergens
    • food intolerance
    • Acute medical admissions
    • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
    • Acutely sick patients
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Allergy
    • Allergy testing
    • Asbestos-related lung disease
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune lung disease
    • Breathlessness
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Cough 
    • Fitness for surgery & pre-operative optimisation
    • Fitness to fly General respiratory medicine
    • Infectious diseases
    • Pneumonia and infections
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
    • Rheumatological lung disease Sarcoidosis
    • Sleep apnoea and sleep disorders 
    • Snoring 
    • Tuberculosis (TB) 
    • Wheeze
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    Education

    • MD
    • MSc
    • Dip Med Lead
    • Cert Med Ed (UCL)
    • FRCP (London)
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    Excellent diagnosis / explanation which put me at ease. Thank you
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    Dr Coker always looks after me extremely well.
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    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
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    Respiratory Medicine

    Dr Abbi Lulsegged
    Dr Abbi Lulsegged
    Endocrinology

    05-07-2017

    Dr. Coker is an excellent General Physician, Respiratory Physician, and Sleep specialist. She has been very helpful to me in managing patients with complex obesity with respiratory complications. She is thorough and committed.

    For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
    For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Asthma
    Connection: Is a colleague

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