Dr Srinivas Gada

Dr Srinivas Gada

MBBS, DCH, MRCP, FRCPCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

22 years of experience
Video consultation available

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Top feedback

“Highly recommend, fantastic service and manner, everything explained in a way we could understand. Thank you.“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric Neurodevelopment
  • Child Mental Health
  • Paediatric 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
    537 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.

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    Medical procedures

    • 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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    Special interests

    • 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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    Education

    • MBBS (Hon)
    • DCH
    • MRCP
    • FRCPCH

     

     

     

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    Reviews

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    Autism Assessment
    9/49
    ADHD Assessment
    3/49
    Paediatric Neurodevelopment
    2/49
    ASD
    1/49
    Autism
    1/49
    Neurodevelopmental disabilities
    1/49
    Paediatric Consultation
    1/49
    dyspraxia
    1/49
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    Highly recommend, fantastic service and manner, everything explained in a way we could understand. Thank you.
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    I would definitely recommend Dr Gada. He has helped our family so much. Since our visit we have been able to help our son communicate with us for the first time. Also get him the extra help he needs at nursery and minimising his meltdowns. He was very friendly and explained everything to us before we received the report. We now have a much happier little boy!
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    Dr Gada was warm, empathetic and kind. He had taken trouble to read all the information prior to the assessment and I felt he understood our concerns perfectly. He conducted the appointment in a calm way, setting us at ease, and we felt very comfortable talking to him. No question was too small for him, and he was honest and compassionate in his answers. The post clinic report was very thorough, and the management plan is very detailed. We could not have asked for a better clinician and we are confident now we can get the correct support for our daughter going forward.
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    Fantastic experience with Dr Gada. Extremely knowledgeable in his field and very thorough. He is efficient and clear and covers all your questions and concerns well. He listened and provided guidance and reassurance and had a fantastic manner.
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment
    If you’re looking at these reviews, then you’re already worried about your child just as we were. We found ourselves reassured by what we read and reached out to Dr Gada’s team. From there until the receipt of our assessment, Dr Gada and his lovely secretary Sam were prompt, thorough and a source of great reassurance and knowledge for both ourselves as parents as well as our child. Dr Gada has a great attention to detail and an engaging bedside manner, winning over our son quite quickly (not an easy task!) I highly recommend Dr Gada and can’t thank him enough for making a challenging time that much easier for our family.
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment Autism
    We saw Dr Gada to support with an assessment to see if our daughter had ASD after we had concerns. Dr Gada put us all at ease straight away. Our daughter after an hour became overwhelmed and had a meltdown becoming uncooperative. Dr Gada was patient, calming and did such a good job at supporting both parents and child during the assessments. He explained things well and gave us a diagnosis there and then and some pointers to take away with us. We had a full report within three days. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Gada
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment Paediatric Consultation
    Dr Gada was very pleasant and considerate in delivering the news of our son's condition. He has given us a full overview of the situation and shared a full diagnosis and program plan how we can help our son's development. We appreciate all the information and the kind words from Dr Gada as these types of situations are not easy for any caring parent. Thank you.
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    ADHD Assessment
    Very positive consultation with Dr Gada. He is extremely kind and patient and really managed to engage with my teenager in a supportive manner. He was very sensitive to my daughters feelings and I would highly recommend him!
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    Patient seen for:
    ADHD Assessment
    Very happy with our experience with Dr Gada. There was good prompt communication, and a very thorough approach throughout the process of having our 10 year old assessed for ADHD. Our son felt at ease with him, even whilst all wearing masks and we felt we had a good chance to discuss things without feeling rushed. Sensitive, informative and with a very positive outlook, we would not hesitate in recommending Dr Gada.
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    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric Neurodevelopment
    From the first point of contact, through to our appointment Dr Gada’s team are friendly, polite and professional. Information and forms are processed quickly and efficiently. Dr Gada is very pleasant and we felt at ease upon arrival and throughout the appointment. My daughter engaged immediately and Dr Gaga knew when to listen and how to keep her on track to what was required as she can go off topic very quickly. Very impressed by the level of detail and time Dr Gada took to read the details we had provided ahead of our appointment and he was able to talk about family and points of interest my daughter has with her with ease and interest. Now we have gone through the process I so wished we had gone to Dr Gada sooner. Highly recommended Dr Gada and his team.
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    Paediatric Neurodevelopment
    I saw Dr Gada with my son who finds appointments, new places and meeting new people tricky. He had recently been too anxious to attend a number of medical appointments, so we were concerned with how this would go but we didn't need to worry. Dr Gada's staff were helpful, providing the information I needed to make visuals for my son, and were welcoming on the day. Dr Gada was kind and encouraging to my son - gave him information to help him understand what was being asked, asking permission before doing things etc. He made sure that the whole process felt safe and calm for my son, while still being very thorough and addressing all of our concerns. Dr Gada took the time to read the copious amount of previous reports so he had a complete understanding of my son's history and wrote a detailed report for us at the end. Where similar appointments on the NHS have been extremely difficult for child and parents alike, this one left my son feeling very positive. He proudly told his TA afterwards that he "saw the doctor who told me how strong I am." I would highly recommend Dr Gada.
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    Autism Assessment
    He has to be to warmest, kindest doctor I have ever met. He fully understood my daughter as soon as we sat down, after having a struggle for 5 years trying to get her teachers to recognise theres a problem. As he talked about her difficulties to like he'd known her for years, felt like a weight of my shoulders that he could see it to
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    Patient seen for:
    Autism Assessment ADHD Assessment
    Brilliant experience with Dr.Gada. He talked experience. They way he went through whole assessment and process was amazing. Assessment did put us and our son on right track. We would highly recommend Dr.Gada for any child's consultantation who has possible ASD symptoms.
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    Patient seen for:
    Neurodevelopmental disabilities
    Fantastic experience with Dr Gada last week, who was recommended to me by a dr colleague, helping work out why my 11yr old struggles with aspects of her daily life. I sent him over 40 pages of information with less than 24hrs before the appointment, yet when we met him he must have taken on board all of it. He understood her immediately, and although this type of assessment is long, every bit was relevant. He was kind, gentle and he listened to everything she and we said, both verbally and implied; he just seemed to ‘get’ her. He made her feel at ease, and took pains to emphasise her strengths, and give her space throughout the process. My husband and I are both doctors and have worked with many others in our time, so are well placed to recognise and appreciate when someone is excellent at what they do. Such is Dr Gada, and I could not recommend him highly enough. I am so grateful to his him and his truly helpful secretary Sam.
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    Dr Gada has a very amazing way of engaging with our Dr. He is very knowledgeable in his field and made us all feel very comfortable. His advice and report was very comprehensive and would recommend him to everyone.
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    Dr Gada was so personable even though we hadn’t met him before. He was really thorough and never felt rushed. We really valued his expert opinion
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    Patient seen for:
    ASD dyspraxia
    The whole experience from referral through to the appointment has felt incredibly positive. We decided to take our 9 year old daughter to see Dr Gada as we were worried about her social and emotional development. Our daughter was made to feel really welcome and safe, and she left feeling positive after Dr Gada continually praised all of her strengths. The assessment was extensive and naturally covered all of our concerns. Although tiring it was good to have a longer appointment to cover everything in a single session. Dr Gada had spent considerable time reviewing all of the documentation provided ahead of the session so we felt he already knew and understood our daughter before we even walked into the room. It was useful to discuss her diagnosis in depth there and then at the end of the appointment, as I know going away and coming back would have led to us making our own assumptions based on what we witnessed during the assessment. A diagnosis can be seen both positively and negatively, however Dr Gada's reassurances about our daughters future have really put our minds at rest and allowed us to see a positive path forward.
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    We saw Dr Gada in October. Dr Gada was very friendly and professional. He spent more than his allocated time conducting a detailed interview and giving us advise on how to proceed with improving our sons issues.
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    Dr Gada has been supportive and very helpful. It is a loss to the NHS he is leaving.
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    would be completely happy to see this doctor again
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