Dr Jack Singer

Dr Jack Singer

MD FRCPCH

Paediatrics/Pediatric (Children's Doctor)

45 years of experience
25 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.95
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4.95
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4.95

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“I telephoned Dr Jack Singer quite instinctively after finding his name & details at the top of a Google search when our 5 year old son had been poorly with a fever, severe lethargy & vomiting for 12 days. For the most recent 5 of these days he had been an inpatient at our local hospital, on IV fluids & antibiotics being treated for query sepsis & question marks over Coronavirus & Meningitis. During this time he developed slurred speech & lack of concentration. However, at this point , there was no clear diagnosis or treatment plan & frighteningly for us, our little boys’ condition was clearly deteriorating. Dr Singer telephoned me within 2 hours of speaking to his secretary. I spent about 15-20 minutes explaining our son’s presentation & recent history & he immediately diagnosed Encephalitis (of 3 possible origins) & advised on medication to be started immediately & a forward plan to include urgent MRI & Lumbar puncture. Dr Singer telephoned me back within an hour of our first conversation with more advice & made it quite clear we could contact him 24/7 if we had any concerns. In the absence of a clear plan from our hospital, the Paediatric team were very receptive to Doctor Singers input, spoke with him on the telephone & acted on his advice immediately. Within 12 hours of starting the medication our little boy began to demonstrate clear improvements which continued as the days went on. Following more results, our local paediatricians started him on further medications & we were able to discuss the ongoing treatment with Dr Singer regularly. His input, advice & transparency meant that we were able to gain reassurance from him every step of this traumatic journey & it enabled us not only to understand but to plan for the Doctor’s ward rounds at our hospital so that all of our questions & concerns were answered. 2 days after our telephone consultation the team of Paediatricians at the hospital our son was being treated confirmed the diagnosis of Encephalitis! The most Amazing thing about this situation is that Dr Singer did not once see our son, not even by video link yet was still able to make an accurate diagnosis. In our opinion Dr Singer is clearly extremely experienced, demonstrating a mixture of friendly professionalism, with an incredibly confident & straight talking, yet humble manner. We found ourselves in an entirely unexpected & terrifying situation & Dr Singer has given us the most precious gift any parent could ask for. As I wrote earlier, our telephone call to him was instinctive & we did not read any reviews before making the call. Of course, everybody’s personal opinions vary greatly but the sincerity behind this review is unquestionable! Based on our experiences with this incredible gentleman, we will travel (5 hours) to his Jclinic as soon as we are able, to have our son followed up for immunological testing! ‘Thank you’ is simply not enough! “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2270186
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £230

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    805 reviews

    About

    Dr Singer's practice can be contacted 24/7 on 0207 935 2023 - please contact to organise telephone consultations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Dr Singer's philosophy is to offer a complete paediatric service to all his patients. As part of the Harley Street Paediatric Group he works directly with top paedicatric specialists to offer patients complete care for all their needs. 

    Dr Singer graduated medicine in 1975 and trained in Boston at The Children's Hospital Medical Centre and Harvard University. Following that, he spent 4 years at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institute of Health Bethesda Maryland. He spent some time in research, having joined Professor Paul Paulani at The Paediatric Research Unit at Guy’s Hospital. Currently, he is working privately at his consulting rooms on Harley Street and is particularly interested in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics and Allergy but also covers all aspects of paediatric medicine.

    Dr Singer is still involved in research, having published many papers in Paediatrics and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child Health at Imperial College.

    Dr Singer is a member of the Private Practice Committee of the B.M.A, a Council member of the Independent Doctors Forum, a Trustee of the Little Foundation and the Home from Home Sick Children’s Trust as well as an Assessor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

     

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Immunisations: Both UK & non-UK schedule
    • Baby checks

     

     

    • Asthma
    • Allergies
    • Neurodevelopment
    • Lyme's Disease
    • GORD (Acid reflux disease)
    • All aspects of acute and general paediatrics
    • General Problems Affecting Infants: crying, colic, sleeping problems, behavioural issues, slow feeding & feeding difficulties
    • Gastro-intestinal: Cow's milk allergy, constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux, diarrhoea & abdominal pain
    • Respiratory: coughs, colds, wheezing, asthma, allergies & recurrent infections
    • Dermatological: Rashes, eczema, dry skin & birth marks
    • Renal: Urinary tract infections & bed wetting
    • Growth: Failure to thrive, poor weight gain, short stature & nutrition.
    • Developmental & Neurological: Developmental concerns & delay, plagiocephaly (abnormal head shape), headaches, fits & migraines. 

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Allergies
    • Food Intolerance
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Wheezing
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    Education

    Education:

    • L (1975) - College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland

    Memberships:

    • Council member of the independent Doctors Forum
    • Member of the Private Practice Committee of the B.M.A
    • Trustee of the Little Foundation and the Home from Home Sick Children's Trust
    • Assessor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

     

     

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    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    I telephoned Dr Jack Singer quite instinctively after finding his name & details at the top of a Google search when our 5 year old son had been poorly with a fever, severe lethargy & vomiting for 12 days. For the most recent 5 of these days he had been an inpatient at our local hospital, on IV fluids & antibiotics being treated for query sepsis & question marks over Coronavirus & Meningitis. During this time he developed slurred speech & lack of concentration. However, at this point , there was no clear diagnosis or treatment plan & frighteningly for us, our little boys’ condition was clearly deteriorating. Dr Singer telephoned me within 2 hours of speaking to his secretary. I spent about 15-20 minutes explaining our son’s presentation & recent history & he immediately diagnosed Encephalitis (of 3 possible origins) & advised on medication to be started immediately & a forward plan to include urgent MRI & Lumbar puncture. Dr Singer telephoned me back within an hour of our first conversation with more advice & made it quite clear we could contact him 24/7 if we had any concerns. In the absence of a clear plan from our hospital, the Paediatric team were very receptive to Doctor Singers input, spoke with him on the telephone & acted on his advice immediately. Within 12 hours of starting the medication our little boy began to demonstrate clear improvements which continued as the days went on. Following more results, our local paediatricians started him on further medications & we were able to discuss the ongoing treatment with Dr Singer regularly. His input, advice & transparency meant that we were able to gain reassurance from him every step of this traumatic journey & it enabled us not only to understand but to plan for the Doctor’s ward rounds at our hospital so that all of our questions & concerns were answered. 2 days after our telephone consultation the team of Paediatricians at the hospital our son was being treated confirmed the diagnosis of Encephalitis! The most Amazing thing about this situation is that Dr Singer did not once see our son, not even by video link yet was still able to make an accurate diagnosis. In our opinion Dr Singer is clearly extremely experienced, demonstrating a mixture of friendly professionalism, with an incredibly confident & straight talking, yet humble manner. We found ourselves in an entirely unexpected & terrifying situation & Dr Singer has given us the most precious gift any parent could ask for. As I wrote earlier, our telephone call to him was instinctive & we did not read any reviews before making the call. Of course, everybody’s personal opinions vary greatly but the sincerity behind this review is unquestionable! Based on our experiences with this incredible gentleman, we will travel (5 hours) to his Jclinic as soon as we are able, to have our son followed up for immunological testing! ‘Thank you’ is simply not enough!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We are totally happy with the treatment my 5year old son gets here. I highly recommend Dr.Singer.
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    (5/5)
    Highly recommend Dr. Singer for my child. Very efficient and helpful in diagnosing all medical issues. Has a lot of patience with us and is kind and courteous with our child. Has the time to answer all questions and goes into in depth detail about all situations. My child actually runs into his office room each time we arrive he’s that excited!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We feel a lot more relieved after visiting, we were taken through everything slowly and understood. Detailed explanation, excellent examination. Would definitely recommend.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent doctor and excellent service. Precise diagnosis. My baby is happy
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Our baby previously had issues with reflux. After help from Dr Singer he is a new baby and no longer has any issue. We’re extremely happy and would recommend him to anyone.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We saw Jack for our sons mouth within a week our sons mouth had improved. Jack is efficient, friendly, brilliant with children & takes the time to listen. Very highly recommended, thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Singer is an excellent doctor. He is very welcoming and polite. He explains everything in detail and also helps to resolve and book follow up appointments very quickly. I highly recommend him.
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    (5/5)
    Excellent doctor. His diagnosis was very accurate. We went there with our baby, as he was high fever, which was not dropping down, and as soon as doctor prescribed him his medicines, in just one day my baby started to feel better.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    After my daughter had been ill for quite some time, Dr Jack was amazing and help treat our daughter quickly and got her back to health. Always friends and amazing with kids.
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