Dr Kara Heelan

Dr Kara Heelan

BMedSci, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, MD

Dermatology

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1 specialist

5 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very personable and professional approach. I highly recommend Dr Heelan.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Avestan
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7508298
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre,102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NR
    18 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    37 reviews

    About

    Dr Kara Heelan is a Consultant Dermatologist who provides comprehensive diagnosis and management of a wide range of medical dermatology conditions at leading private hospitals in London.

    She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer as well as in complex medical dermatology. She subspecialises in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous dermatoses. She is experienced in treating patients with general dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, benign skin lesions and inflammatory skin rashes).

    Kara graduated from University College Dublin Medical School with Honours. She completed her dermatology training in Ireland, during which she won national and international prizes for her research. She received the inaugural Sean O’Loughlin memorial gold medal for first place in the national dermatology exam.

    She had additive international training at the University of Toronto and completed the highly competitive Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship with interests in drug reactions and autoimmune bullous disorders. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery at University College London Hospital.

    She undertook research in autoimmune bullous dermatoses at the University of Toronto and her MD was awarded from University College Cork. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and has frequently presented at national and international meetings.

    Kara is currently a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Skin Group and the British Association of Dermatologists guideline group for bullous pemphigoid.

    Kara is a mum to two young energetic boys so keeps fit by running after them in her local park! 

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    Medical procedures

    • Skin biopsy
    • Skin cancer screening
    • Skin cancer surgery
    • Excision of skin lesion
    • Cyst excision
    • Mole checks and screening
    • Mole mapping
    • Mole removal
    • Premalignant conditions diagnosis and treatment
    • Cryotherapy
    • Photodynamic therapy (PTD)
    • Dermoscopy
    • Cautery

     

     

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    Special interests

    • Acne
    • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    • Impetignised eczema
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Dermatitis
    • Hives
    • Impetigo
    • Minor skin surgery
    • Rash
    • Skin cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Non-melanoma skin cancer
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Cysts
    • Moles
    • Urticaria
    • Pigmented lesions
    • Drug reactions
    • Complex medical dermatology
    • Genital dermatology
    • Benign skin lesions
    • Inflammatory skin rashes
    • Warts and verrucas
    • Hyperhidrosis
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    Education

    • BMedSci, MBBCh, BAO - University College Dublin Medical School - 2006
    • MRCPI
    • Advanced Medical Dermatology Fellowship - 2013
    • MD - 2016
    • Fellowship in Skin Cancer and Dermatological Surgery - University College London Hospital (UCLH) - 2016
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    General Dermatology
    9/14
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/14
    Dermoscopy
    2/14
    Mole Removal
    2/14
    Acne
    1/14
    Bullous Pemphigoid
    1/14
    Cryotherapy
    1/14
    Dermatology
    1/14
    Rash
    1/14
    Skincare Advice
    1/14
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Cancer Screening General Dermatology Mole Removal
    Very personable and professional approach. I highly recommend Dr Heelan.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Skin Cancer Screening
    Dr. Kara Heelan was very personable and had the best "bedside manner". She was on time, professional, and wanted to hear all my questions and answered them honestly and to my satisfaction. The experience could not have been any better!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bullous Pemphigoid Skincare Advice
    I have found my ongoing treatment by Dr.Heelan to be exceptional.She combines great knowledge and professionalism with a caring manner to ensure the best possible outcomes.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Dermoscopy
    Pragmatic, no nonsense, thorough, cheerful and engaging approach.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology
    Very professional, personable and were able to address and support all my concerns
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Removal
    Dr Heelan was extremely kind and considerate. Her calm, gentle bedside manner, combined with her obvious wisdom and expertise was extremely reassuring. I am truly grateful for her care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology
    Dr Heelan is an excellent clinician
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Cryotherapy Rash
    It is always a pleasure to see Dr Heelan as you know she will listen to your anxieties, do a thorough check of whatever the problem is and suggest remedies. I have recommended her to several friends as I am so pleased with her treatments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology
    Dr Heelan was very clear in her explanation of my issue.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dermatology Dermoscopy
    Just a wonderful doctor who takes time to understand all the issues related to the medical problem and then take time explain what the course of action is and patientially answers any questions one has.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology
    Excellent experience. Very friendly, clear and proactive in advice and treatment
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acne
    Dr Heelan made me feel comfortable and clearly understood my concerns and other associated issues. She talked through possible options and the risks and benefits of each. I felt she had a real holistic approach and would recommend her to friends/family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Dermatology Skin Cancer Screening
    Top marks on all dimensions One thing to consider: instead of having people fill-in forms at reception, you could also email them ahead of time so this can be done more effectively
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very useful appointment
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Dermatology

    Mr Myles Smith
    Mr Myles Smith
    General Surgery

    06-08-2020

    Fantastic Dermatologist, with interest in skin cancers, mole mapping and general dermatology

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Impetignised eczema, Impetigo, Minor Skin Surgery, Bullous Pemphigoid, Hives, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Acne, Warts (viral), Urticaria, Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Rosacea, Verruca, Rash, Moles
    For procedures: Curettage, Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Lesion Removal, Photodynamic therapy (PDT), Mole Check, Mole Removal, Mole Mapping
    Connection: Is a colleague

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