Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM(UK)

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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5 specialists

26 years of experience
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“Exceptionally empathetic “
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Subspecialties

  • Exercise Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4205342
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250.00

    Follow-up appointment: £200.00

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1559 reviews

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1525 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    00:00 - 23:59
    Tue
    00:00 - 23:59
    Wed
    00:00 - 23:59
    Thu
    00:00 - 23:59
    Fri
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sun
    00:00 - 23:59

    About

    Dr. Catherine Spencer-Smith qualified in 1995 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sports people, ranging from Paralympians and Olympians and to the occasional exerciser.

    Dr. Spencer-Smith was a Sports Physician at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and has worked with GB rowing, track and field sports, marathon, endurance and outdoor adventure sports men and women.

    Dr. Spencer-Smith is a keen educator and developed an MSc Programme at Bangor University, she’s a keen lecturer, and has presented in several TV productions. She works full time in private sector, and has a happy and successful practice, Sportdoc London Limited, based in London and Surrey.

    Dr. Spencer-Smith is a marathon runner and triathlete, and is passionate about helping others to get their practices into great shape; knowing from her own experience the frustration of injury and the importance of getting back to training in the fastest and most healthy way possible.


    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Exercise Testing
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Ultrasound
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Running Injuries
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Cartilage Injury
    • Cricket Injury
    • Dance Injury
    • Endurance Sports Injuries
    • Football Injury
    • Joint Injury
    • Ligament Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Medicine
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
    • Tennis Injury
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    Education

    MBBS St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London 1995

    DRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1998

    MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 1999

    MSc Sport and Exercise University of Bath 2006

    FFSEM Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine: Royal College of Surgeons 2013

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Hip and Groin Pain
    5/15
    Back Pain
    2/15
    ACNES
    1/15
    Bursitis (Shoulder)
    1/15
    Joint Injury
    1/15
    Post op rehab
    1/15
    Sports Injuries
    1/15
    Supraspinnatus bursitis
    1/15
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/15
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Exceptionally empathetic
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you so much. Wishing you health and happiness going forward 🙏

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Spencer Smith was very friendly, caring and thorough.
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    🙏🙏🙏

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Friendly, caring, highly professional - very impressed
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for your kind words : )

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good at explaining things and understanding what I’m going through. Couldn’t have more trust in anyone!
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you : )

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Absolutely amazing. Very understanding and explains everything in such clear detail. Very thorough too. Couldn’t recommend enough!!
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent interpersonal skills
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    She is positive, listens and takes a holistic approach to identifying all of the contributing factors to the problem, rather than just narrowly focusing on an isolated site of pain or injury. She put together a team to ensure a clear path through rehab.
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    Catherine Spencer-Smith

    Wishing you a speedy recovery : )

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I had a consultation with Dr Spencer-Smith regarding an ongoing pain that no-one had been able to get to the bottom of. She listened so patiently to me and was able to identify possible causes and explain the likely origin of the pain. She was extremely warm, compassionate and clear and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cath was brilliant
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Excellent physician
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