Dr James Rakshi

Dr James Rakshi



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Recommended by 3 specialists
33 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

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“Dr Rakshi is an exceptional neurologist with a detailed knowledge of a wide spectrum of neurological conditions. My case was highly complex and he took a forensic approach to understand all the core issues underlying my condition. This enabled him to diagnose a condition that had been missed by every other neurologist and was, in fact, treatable. He is incredibly patient and understanding and he explained every step of his analysis in a clear and accessible way. He was candid with his thoughts and provided all the information I needed to make the right decisions about my treatment. I cannot praise Dr Rakshi enough and I am very grateful to him for the significant improvement in my health.“
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  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3286393
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,455 reviews


    Dr. James Rakshi has been a Consultant Neurologist for nearly 20 years and has considerable experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of neurological disorders and problems, both acute and chronic. He graduated in 1988 from Aberdeen Universtiy, Scotland, where he first developed an interest in Neurology and Brain imaging working in the Neurology and Neurosurgical unit. The very first clinical MRI Brain scanner was built at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Dr Rakshi trained in general medicine covering many different specialities for more than four years before specialising in neurology, which has helped him develop a more holistic and pro-active approach to Neurology. He undertook neurology training at a number of major neuroscience centres in London, including The Hammersmith, St George’s, St Mary's and Charing Cross Hospitals as well as the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery where he subsequently became an Honorary Consultant. He has also worked at many of the District General Hospitals in and around London. Dr. Rakshi has run an advanced multiple sclerosis centre and has trained in a number of neuro-rehabilitation centres.

    Every patient is unique in the way their symptoms present. Therefore Dr Rakshi has learnt over the years multiple approaches to best assess and manage his patients. Dr Rakshi encourages patients to provide a summary of their medical and neurological symptoms and history.

    Dr Rakshi believes the key to reaching the correct diagnosis is taking the time to listen to the patient and family and always keeping an open mind whilst considering the more serious and urgent diagnoses. (sounds obvious but in his own personal experience rarely done) Sometimes it is an incidental or random comment from the patient or relative that alerts one to the diagnosis. He has a reputation for giving a clear explanation of the patient's neurological problem and how best to investigate and manage it. He is often asked to provide a second opinion. He prides himself on quickly organising investigations and providing detailed letters and reports in clear understandable language. His general approach is very simple, treat each patient the way you would want to be treated yourself. 

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • General Neurology (acute and chronic neurological conditions) with Special Interests as listed
    • Dementia/Memory Problems
    • Dizziness/light-headed
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Head Injury/Concussion
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neck and Back Problems
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Sleep Disturbance
    • Stroke/TIA
    • Weakness/Sensory disturbance/Fatigue


    • Neuroradiology (Imaging)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Migraine
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Movement Disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Memory Disorders
    • Spinal Disorders
    • Stroke
    • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
    • Ataxia
    • Brain Tumours
    • Dementia
    • Epilepsy
    • Guillain Barre Syndrome
    • Headache
    • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
    • Seizures
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Tumour
    • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
    • Vascular Dementia
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    • MB ChB - Aberdeen University 1988
    • MD - Aberdeen University 2003
    • FRCP - Royal College of Physicians 2007


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