Dr Srinivas Gada

Dr Srinivas Gada

MBBS, DCH, MRCP, FRCPCH

Paediatrics/Pediatric (Children's Doctor)

22 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.95
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4.95
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Gada immediately put my son at ease. My son says his assessment flew by, while he also felt listened to and understood clearly his diagnosis. Since then, Dr Gada has gone above and beyond to support us which has been extremely appreciated. I can't recommend him enough.“
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Subspecialties

  • Child Mental Health
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodisability
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Kannada
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4577713
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

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

    About

    Dr Srinivas (Sri) Gada has practised in the NHS in the UK, for nearly 25 years (Since 1995). He has been practising as a Consultant Paediatrician in Child Neurodevelopmental Disorders for 14 years.

    Dr Sri specialises in the assessment and management of children with Autism/ASD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, Emotional & Behavioural Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, children with school/educational difficulties and syndromic disorders such as Down Syndrome.

    Dr Sri graduated in India in 1992, coming First in the 2nd Year and Final Year of Medicine, at his University. While working at Leicester Royal Infirmary, he gained DCH and MRCP qualifications (1996-99). Sri then worked at Queen's Hospital in Essex and The Royal London Hospital, training to be an Intensivist (1999-2000). During this specialist training, his daughter was diagnosed with a disability.

    This personal experience stimulated his interest in pursuing Child Neurodisability as a career. Subsequently, he went on to receive training in Child Neuro-Developmental Disorders at The Royal Free Hospital in London (2001-05). He undertook Diploma Studies in Paediatric Neurodisability from Sheffield (2004-05).

    Dr Sri then worked as Consultant Community Paediatrician with an interest in Neurodisability at Oxford University

    Hospitals NHS FT, for over 13 years (2005-2019). He continues to act as a Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, since 2007. Sri has served in NHS in various roles such as Consultant Appraiser, Clinical Governance

    Lead, Educational Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, and RCPCH AAC Rep.

    Dr Sri takes an active interest in teaching and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. He has been a Course Director for Child Development Courses in Oxford, London and Abroad. Sri is the Editor of Oxford Specialist Handbook in Community Paediatrics, published by Oxford University Press. This handbook, with emphasis on Child Neurodevelopment and Neurodisability, is widely used by doctors in the UK, Europe and is sold worldwide.

    His consultation only fees are £300 for new patients and £250 for follow-up. Please ask his secretary regarding the costs of carrying out detailed neurodevelopmental assessments for ASD, ADHD etc. The assessment costs vary from £900-£1300, depending on the complexity of the case, the presence of co-morbidities, location of practice, overheads, etc. Neurodevelopmental assessments are in-depth and comprehensive exercises that involve 4-6 hours of work for each child. This includes at up to 2 hours of face-to-face assessment, head-to-toe examination, full physical examination including neurology, growth assessment, report writing, post, and admin.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)/Autism
    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
    • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    • Developmental Delay
    • Speech and Language Delay
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Follow Up of Ex-Premature Children
    • Emotional & Behavioural Disorders
    • Special Educational Needs (SEN) 
    • School/Educational difficulties
    • Learning Disability /Learning Difficulties
    • Headaches
    • Tics / Tourette's

     

     

     

    • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)/Autism
    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
    • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    • Developmental Delay
    • Speech and Language Delay
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Follow Up of Ex-Premature Children
    • Emotional & Behavioural Disorders
    • Special Educational Needs (SEN) 
    • School/Educational difficulties
    • Learning Disability /Learning Difficulties
    • Headaches
    • Tics / Tourette's

     

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Autism Assessment
    • ADHD Assessment
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Autism
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Child Development
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    Education

    • MBBS (Hon)
    • DCH
    • MRCP
    • FRCPCH

     

     

     

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Autism Assessment
    16/60
    ADHD Assessment
    7/60
    Paediatric Neurodevelopment
    4/60
    Autism
    3/60
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
    3/60
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    2/60
    ASD
    1/60
    Child Development
    1/60
    Child Mental Health
    1/60
    Dyspraxia
    1/60
    Neurodevelopmental disabilities
    1/60
    Paediatric Consultation
    1/60
    dyspraxia
    1/60
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ADHD Assessment
    Dr Gada immediately put my son at ease. My son says his assessment flew by, while he also felt listened to and understood clearly his diagnosis. Since then, Dr Gada has gone above and beyond to support us which has been extremely appreciated. I can't recommend him enough.
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    Overall
    (2/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
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    (2/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment Child Development
    I took my son to see Dr Gada this Tuesday 4th May at Inspire Dunedin in Reading and didn't have a pleasant experience. No physical examination was carried out, with Dr Gada explaining that this wasn’t allowed by BUPA. This does not conform with my prior experiences with other BUPA consultants. I put my son through his fear of strangers in the hope that he would be checked and the appointment turned out to be a quick chat which I could have done over the phone! Everything I told the doctor (my concerns about my son's development) had already been informed to him via the filling up of pre-appointment forms and the Babylon referral. Moreover, Doctor Gada told me he would see me again for a physical examination and tests only if I was self-funding because BUPA had not paid him since January. I would not work for free and wouldn't expect others to do so, but payment issues should have been dealt with BUPA not me. Whereas I am glad to have secured an appointment, despite the doctor's personal issues, my concerns had not been addressed at all and I am back to square one. The appointment was an embarrassing experience and I was speechless.
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    Dr Srinivas Gada

    Dear Ms Lima, Many thanks for taking the time to give your detailed feedback. I apologise for any unforeseen inconvenience caused. I’m sorry that you did not know the type of appointment booked for you, which was done as per the instructions and authorisation by your insurer. I can see that this was all confusing for you. Your insurer had only authorised a ‘consultation only appointment’. Kindly visit my website www.drsrigada.co.uk to find out more about how consultation-only appointments are different from an appointment for a full Neurodevelopmental Assessment (NDA). Hence, in your case, time was allocated only to carry out a consultation and not a full assessment, as a full NDA assessment takes at least 2 hours to carry out and unlike a general paediatric appointment, an NDA cannot be carried out in an hour or in the consultation-only appointment. Doing so would be clinically unsafe and most probability an incomplete one. Therefore all my NDA assessments are at least 2-hour long appointment. Moreover, we have to oblige with what the insurers have authorised us to carry out. Nevertheless, I completely understand your situation and empathise with your worry about your son’s development. I and my team have been actively working with your insurer to clear the backlog of pre-agreed pending payments that have accumulated over the past 3 months with your insurer. And we have continued to work with your insurer since your appointment, to resolve this unsatisfactory situation at the earliest. I could absolutely understand that you were upset in the clinic. Hence, we arranged to send a clinic letter to you within 24 hours of our meeting. I also welcomed your positive email the following day about our appointment. I can assure you that I do my utmost to help and support every child and their parent I see. And I shall continue to do so. I wish you all the absolute best. Kindest regards & sincere thanks, Dr Gada

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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
    Dr Gada is a warm, empathetic, knowledgeable and highly skilled clinician. He gave out 11 year old daughter his full attention, and his assessment and explanation were thorough. His report was comprehensive and he gave recommendations of resources about autism for us and the school to help our daughter with her difficulties. I highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment Autism Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
    I was worried that due to my son not communicating very well that an assessment wouldn't be able to be completed fully but I was amazed at how Dr Gada managed to not only complete a full ASD assessment on my 4 year old son he also managed to get a few words out of my son during the assessment which never happens with strangers! Dr Gada is amazing with children, I am so pleased I had my son seen by him as now we have his diagnosis quickly instead of waiting years on an NHS list so my son will now get the help he needs sooner. I highly recommend Dr Gada to anyone thinking about going private.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment ADHD Assessment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    We contacted Dr Gada to get some help with our son who was diagnosed with ASD. He was very friendly, explained things clearly and incredibly helpful. We would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ADHD Assessment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Child Mental Health
    Dr Gada was fantastic with my daughter. He was able to make her feel relaxed and comfortable immediately. He showed genuine interest and care. He has a very kind manner. He was very observant as well as just doing the questionnaire. He was clear with us both about the purpose of certain questions and explained very clearly results at the end of the appointment. The final written report has just arrived and it is very thorough with results and also he offers some reading material and things to do to support our daughter. We are very grateful of his time and kindness shown.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    The ASD assessment was so thorough. All of the recommendations by Dr Gada were put in place by school and have made an enormous difference. The GP has also referred for suggested follow up investigations and we have also got the help we needed for my daughter's sleep problems. We will be forever grateful to this kind, compassionate doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    As soon as we contacted dr Srinivas Gada With our information on our daughter we felt like a we had made the best choice for her. He reassured her and even when she had had enough or didn’t want to take part he knew how to connect with her again. I would high recommend dr sriniva Gada to anyone
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment Paediatric Neurodevelopment Autism
    Dr Gada was recommended to me by my daughter's behavioural specialist for an ASD assessment and I had heard wonderful things about him. From the moment we met him I could tell that he was going to live up to the expectations and I was not disappointed. He was calm, reassuring, and, though my daughter struggles with meeting new people, I could tell she felt at ease with him. The whole process was fascinating to watch and I felt very privileged to see him work. I thought I knew everything about my daughter but it was incredibly enlightening to see how she responded to the tasks and questions. Dr Gada explained everything fully and picked up on so much. One of my fears about the appointment was that her traits would remain masked as she has learnt how to hide them well, but the way in which he presented things meant that they were actually very clear to see. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Gada to anyone and will also be looking to use his services again myself in the future with my youngest daughter too as I was so impressed. He is kind, respectful, thorough, attuned to the needs of the children he works with, informative, and clearly dedicated to his work. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to be seen by him. Thank you so much for your time and for giving my daughter the empowerment to be the incredible human that she is.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment ADHD Assessment Dyspraxia
    Dr Gada is very experience and well explained on how the whole process will carry out. He is also communicate well with parents and establish what is our expectation as parents at the end of the assessment. He also provided a detail analysis although the information given are a bit overwhelmed and it will take some times for us to absorb all the new information and decide what to first prioritize.
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