Dr Melita Irving

Dr Melita Irving

MBBS, MD(Res), FRCPCH, BSc(Hons)

Clinical Genetics

23 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.92

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4.92

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“experienced doctor and expert genetist Dr Irving solved any doubts with her great experience and competence “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4311733
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1245 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1234 reviews

    About

    Dr Melita Irving is a consultant and honorary reader in clinical genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. She trained in paediatrics and specialized in genetic conditions.

    Dr Irving has wide experience in the diagnosis and management of a range of genetic conditions including chromosomal disorders, rare genetic symptoms, and conditions with an underlying genetic cause. Dr Irving sub-specialises in rare diseases of the skeleton. After completing her fellowship in skeletal dysplasia at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Irving has established multidisciplinary paediatric clinics in skeletal dysplasia and achondroplasia at Evelina London Children's Hospital where close monitoring and management services are offered to the affected patients. Dr Irving is actively involved in research and is the chief investigator for clinical trials in children with skeletal dysplasia aiming to develop new methods and improve the existing ones for the diagnosis of severe skeletal conditions. Dr Irving is the leading author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on various aspects of clinical genetics and is also the author of Human DNA Manual (Haynes).

    Dr Irving is involved in teaching as well. She was the President of the Medical Genetics Section for three years (2016-2019) and is also vice-chair of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Ellison Cliffe Foundation. Dr Irving won the Genetic Healthcare Provider (GHP) Private Healthcare Award for 2019.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Genetic testing
    • General genetic counselling
    • Skeletal dysplasia conditions (including achondroplasia)
    • Fetal medicine genetics
    • Chromosomal disorders
    • General genetics
    • Clinical genetics
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    Medical procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Edward’s Syndrome
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Fabry Disease
    • Hereditary Endocrine Syndromes
    • Hypermobility Syndrome
    • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Noonan Syndrome
    • Prader-Willi Syndrome
    • Thrombophillia
    • Turner Syndrome
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    Education

    • MBBS,
    • MD(Res)
    • FRCPCH
    • BSc(Hons)
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Video Consultation
    11/12
    Genetic Testing
    2/12
    Angelman
    1/12
    Cafe au lait spots
    1/12
    Genetic Consultation
    1/12
    Microcephaly
    1/12
    Skeletal dysplasia
    1/12
    exostoses
    1/12
    polydactyly
    1/12
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    polydactyly Video Consultation
    experienced doctor and expert genetist Dr Irving solved any doubts with her great experience and competence
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    exostoses Video Consultation
    Dr Irving is clearly one of the most knowledgeable specialists when it comes to rare bone conditions. I am so glad that we found Dr Irving so that she could explain the condition I have in detail that we understood, having the information has put both myself and partner at a lot more ease now we know exactly what it is.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Video Consultation
    Dr Melita is very kind and have a sufficient experience and Information , we have a problem that no one explore it last 10 years, and when we reached her she paid a lot of efforts in short time and guide us to the suitable treat and choices I really highly recommended her due to her experience and Personal characteristics as well
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cafe au lait spots
    We have given Dr Melita Irving the highest ratings for all aspects of our visit because she was thorough, careful, welcoming and had an amazing, lovely, friendly approach with our children. And above all else, of course, it goes without saying that she is deeply knowledgeable and was also able to answer our questions in a way that was clear and easy to understand.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Microcephaly Video Consultation Genetic Testing
    Excellent first consultation. Made us both feel comfortable and able to discuss what we booked the appointment for. Was very informative and certainly helped us understand the condition more that we had got in touch to discuss. Was a very helpful appointment and Dr Irving gave us a clear choice of next stage and plan. Very happy with the service received.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Video Consultation Genetic Testing
    We are very grateful to have had an appointment with Dr Irving. We found her to be a very kind and experienced doctor, who listened carefully to our medical concerns, and did a very detailed assessment. She explained our options to us clearly and understandably, and helped us come to a shared decision. Both pre and post consultation, her communication has been prompt and responsive.
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    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Video Consultation
    Our appointment was very informative, reassuring and helpful. Dr Irving answered our questions in detail and made everything clear for us.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angelman Video Consultation
    I would characterise Dr Irving as being fully competent, professional and certainly, patient oriented (recognising my postpartum anxiety). I fully recommend this doctor to anyone who has concerns regarding the genetical aspect of their beloved children. Thank you for the consultation and your reassuring report Dr Irving
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skeletal dysplasia Video Consultation
    Dr. Irving is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and compassionate. She gave us plenty of time to answer any questions we had and made us feel supported.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Video Consultation
    Dr Irving was both incredibly professional and really personable. She explained things in a very clear way and offered valuable insights and advice.
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