Dr Carl Shakespeare

Dr Carl Shakespeare

MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC

Cardiology

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7 specialists

35 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I felt Carl understood my attitude to the problem, and quickly offered investigations and solutions.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2983785
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £225

    Follow-up appointment: £125

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    162 reviews

    About

    Dr Carl Shakespeare is a consultant cardiologist at St Thomas' Hospital London and was the Lead Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich for 18 years, and a Senior Fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital London. He also provides consulting services at the Blackheath, Lister and London Independent Hospitals.

    Dr Shakespeare received his medical degree from Westminster Medical School, the University of London in 1984, undertaking specialist training at the National Heart Hospital, St Thomas', St George's and the Royal London Hospital, becoming an accredited specialist in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology in 1995.

    Dr Shakespeare was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and is the author of over 40 research publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has been the Clinical Director of the SE London Cardiac Network, Regional Advisor to the British Cardiac Society and the Royal College of Physicians

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    Medical procedures

    • I combine my experience in general medicine and specialist cardiology in getting to the root of cardiac and non-specfic symptoms
    • Cardiac imaging
    • Cardiac CT Angiography (US Board Certified)
    • Cardiovascular Risk Tools: especially in the evaluation of high cholesterol and hypertension, and women with atytpical cardiac symptoms
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (Cardiac MRI)
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor (24 Hours)
    • Echocardiogram
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    Special interests

    • Hypertension 
    • Palpitations, dizziness, collapse
    • Arrhythmia
    • Syncope
    • Chest Pain
    • Heart Failure
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss Of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    • MBBS BSc MD FRCP FESC FACC Westminster Medical School, University of London 1984
    • MD, University of London 2002
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
    • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
    • Fellow of the European Society of Hypertension
    • Society of Cardiac Computerised Tomography
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    2/10
    Atrial Fibrillation
    2/10
    Cardiac Investigations
    2/10
    Chest Pain
    2/10
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/10
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    1/10
    Cardiovascular disease
    1/10
    Dizziness
    1/10
    ECG Monitor
    1/10
    Echocardiogram
    1/10
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/10
    Palpitations
    1/10
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    I felt Carl understood my attitude to the problem, and quickly offered investigations and solutions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram) Dizziness Echocardiogram
    Thank you for not just focusing on my initial issue, giving me confidence I was well through testing and explanation but also for thinking around my issue and referring me onto further assistance from another specialist. A big thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiovascular disease
    Very good. explains everything clearly and. concisely ..I never feel a nuisance as my symptoms vary. happy to recommend him..
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Cardiac Investigations
    Following a sub-optimal hospital experience due to communication issues elsewhere, I received full explanations after some additional investigations, Dr Shakespeare answered all my questions and lined out a plan.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram) ECG Monitor Cardiac Investigations
    Excellent service and first class support for the patient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    Dr Shakespeare is friendly and clearly expert. Backed up by his secretary Penny Fordham he is happy to work in a modern way that maximises efficiency and minimises costs if you are self-funding.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Very good experience, he is straight to the point yet has a terrific understanding of the emotions and anxieties patients may be going through. Dr. Shakespeare explains things to you in a way you can understand. I would recommend his services to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Chest Pain Palpitations
    An amazing doctor; very competent and experienced which gives me confidence in his views and diagnosis/treatment. Thoroughly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    I have been Dr Shakespeare’s patient for more than 10 years following a recommendation from a surgeon friend. That recommendation was well founded. I have found Dr Shakespeare and his Secretary extremely helpful and efficient. Diagnosis in the first instance was ‘spot on’ and treatment over the year (including follow up reviews) has never been less than excellent. I would also add that from the first consultation it was clear that Dr Shakespeare was interested in me as a patient rather than just a walking problem to solve.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been extremely fortunate to have Dr Carl Shakespeare looking after my Cardiac problems for some years now. I have absolute confidence in him, and over this very difficult Covid Lockdown time for all Medics, he has been particularly helpful. Combined with his wonderful Secretary, Penny Fordham, who is always available to reassure, they make a formidable team.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 doctors for:
    4

    Cardiology

    3

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Midhat Siddiqui
    Mr Midhat Siddiqui
    General Surgery

    01-12-2020

    Dr Shakespeare is a Consultant Colleague whom I have know for 20 years. Carl Shakespeare has an excellent bedside manner and his clinical opinion is highly respected. More recently I have been under his care as a patient and he has been outstanding in treating me. His has a very reassuring manner and takes time to explain the diagnosis management and treatment. Having referred friends and patients to him over the years I have always heard excellent feedback regarding his care.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Loss of consciousness (Syncope), Cardiomyopathy, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), Heart Failure
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Transoesophageal Echocardiogram, Echocardiogram, ECG Monitor, Bubble Contrast Echocardiography, 24 hour blood pressure monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Dimitrios Karadaglis
    Mr Dimitrios Karadaglis
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-11-2020

    Carl, is an excellent cardiologist with top diagnostic and treatment skills. I have trusted a family member to him and I am most happy with the outcome.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Cardiovascular disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Yathish Shenava
    Mr Yathish Shenava
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-11-2020

    Excellent clinician and incredibly empathetic doctor with vast experience.I would recommend him to my family and friends.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Cardiovascular disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Alistair McNair
    Dr Alistair McNair
    Gastroenterology

    06-11-2020

    I have worked with Dr Shakespeare for over 20 years. He is a highly respected colleague with an exemplary record. He is well-liked and respected by both his patients and colleagues. Highly recommended.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Cardiovascular disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague

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