Dr Syed Asad Hussain

Dr Syed Asad Hussain

MBBS MD FRCP

Rheumatology

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2 specialists

24 years of experience
17 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.95

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4151577
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £255

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    680 reviews

    About

    Dr Hussain is a Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician and has been in practice for 14 years. He used his initial substantive NHS post to establish his vibrant rheumatology and general medicine practice within the independent sector and has successfully transitioned fully into the private sector with completion of appraisal and revalidation. His area of interests are in bone metabolism in particular which led to his postgraduate doctorate, and a spectrum of interests within rheumatology and general medicine. He has established his practice with great emphasis on communication and technology, providing a reflective, evidence-based, experienced management of patients with complex rheumatology problems.

    His commitments towards rheumatology and general medicine specialty has enabled him to develop expertise across a spectrum of complex conditions including musculoskeletal medicine, inflammatory joint disease and rheumatoid, connective tissue disease and lupus, psoriasis related arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, soft tissue disorders such as tennis elbow, golfer elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, vasculitis, gout conditions. General medicine practice includes management of hypertension and general medical illnesses.

    His commitment to learning, teaching and training is exemplified by his role as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians enjoying both national and international clinical examination settings and paper publications. He's also an accredited appraiser for consultant colleagues within the private sector.  Dr Hussain practices from a number of BMI / Spire hospitals both in the North West and the London area, enjoying more recent practices  commencing at the HCA London Bridge Hospital / The Shard and 10 Harley Street, London. Registered and Fee assured with a number medical insurance companies enjoying fast track quick turn around care pathways. Registered on the Private Practice Register and strong patient and colleagues partnerships. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Joint injection
    • Soft tissue injection such suprascapular nerve blocks 
    • Steroid therapy
    • DMARD therapy
    • Biologic therapy
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    Special interests

    • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders
    • Back pain
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Spondyloarthropathy
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Lupus
    • Connective tissue disease
    • Gout
    • Vasculitis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Hypertension
    • Breathlessness
    • Headaches
    • Chest pain
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    Education

    • MB BS London University 1995
    • MD Liverpool University 2008
    • Fellowship of The Royal College Physicians 2008
    • Examiner for Royal College of Physicians 2010
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rheumatology
    6/130
    Joint Pain
    4/130
    Back Pain
    3/130
    Gout
    3/130
    Knee Pain
    3/130
    Ankylosing Spondylitis
    2/130
    Arthritis
    2/130
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    2/130
    Osteoporosis
    2/130
    Referral Letter
    2/130
    Allergies
    1/130
    Bilateral hip pain
    1/130
    Bursitis
    1/130
    Cellulitis
    1/130
    Fibromyalgia
    1/130
    Follow up appointment
    1/130
    Foot Pain
    1/130
    Headache
    1/130
    Leg Pain
    1/130
    Lower back pain
    1/130
    Lyme disease
    1/130
    MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    1/130
    Mixed connective tissue disease
    1/130
    Neck Pain
    1/130
    Possible rheumatism in finger
    1/130
    Psoriasis
    1/130
    Reactive Arthritis
    1/130
    Swallen fingers and toes
    1/130
    very complicated
    1/130
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    Patient seen for:
    Gout
    Excellent. ....
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr. Hussain has a great balance of being personable and professional. I've found my interactions with him very positive and would be happy to utilise his expertise for any future needs I may have.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gout
    Dr Asad has been excellent. He explained his diagnosis of my various symptoms in a way that (a) made sense and (b) was easily understood. His diagnosis was backed up a several tests which made me feel comfortable that he was covering all angles . He provided me with a good solution to try plus options in case those solutions did not work. He has been clear and communicative with my doctor regarding his diagnosis and prescription. He is very approachable and I trust him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Swallen fingers and toes
    Really appreciate detailed explanation of suggested tests, their results interpretation and the follow-up recommendations I've received from Dr. Hussain. I was kept informed on the blood and ultra-sound test results, and Dr. Hussain was available for the on-site consultations and now, during lockdown, also kindly provided relevant recommendations via Skype. Thanks a lot !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Hussain is an absolute pleasure to talk to. He has a manner that immediately puts you at ease, explains things clearly, and most importantly is really focussed on making a real difference to you as a patient. For anyone struggling with their symptoms I would thoroughly recommend contacting him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Really helpful and informative consultations. I came with a proper diagnosis and care plan which I had waited two years for using normal routes.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gout
    My experience with Dr Syed Asad Hussain has been excellent and I have found his level of personal interest and medical expertise of the highest order.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Great experience throughout. I would recommend Dr Hussain without hesitation. He is approachable, warm and friendly and really listens to his patients. I genuinely felt that he wanted to help me and I had total trust in his clinical advice. Couldn't have asked for more!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very thorough and explains options and next steps in an understandable and reassuring manner - just what is needed from a consultant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cellulitis
    Dr hussain was fantastic from beginning to end of my treatment, made me feel in very safe hands and was always a phone call away if I needed to speak to him. Would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Psoriasis
    Dr Syed Asad Hussain came recommended to me. I found it very easy to talk to Dr Hussain who listened well and took a lot of notes during our first meeting. He explained the possibilities for moving forward and made a recommendation. His recommendation was not jumping into heavy medication or any drastic action, an approach i’m very happy with. Communication has been very good and Dr Hussain has been very clear in the next steps to take. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint Pain
    Dr Hussain is brilliant. He has a warm and caring bedside manner. He's friendly, great at explaining complex medical issues, but he's also a great listener and really good at making you feel heard. He was the 5th rheumatologist I'd seen as I was not only misdiagnosed, but also left my previous doctors with no real treatment plan to deal with my ongoing joint aches and pains. What I loved about Dr Hussain is that he didn't disregard the tests his colleagues conducted, but also wasn't ready to jump to any unsubstantiated conclusions. Instead, he wanted to look for more data and arranged for more (but only strictly necessary) tests to be done to really find out what was wrong with me. In addition, he proposed a thorough treatment plan, which I'm currently adhering to. I'm extremly relieved that I found him and look forward to continuing to work with him on getting my aches and pains under control.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Osteoporosis
    Dr Hussain knows his subject and is able to explain it in a manner which is meaningful to his client whilst not being patronising. The 30 minute consultation was warm, friendly and extremely helpful and he put me completely at ease ,Oe I walked away with a concrete plan of action and understanding of my situation and long term outlook. His follow up to the appointment was also very prompt and I received both the general information and the specific report on my case that evening.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Osteoporosis
    Dr Hussain knows his subject and is able to explain it in a manner which is meaningful to his client whilst not being patronising. The 30 minute consultation was warm, friendly and extremely helpful and he put me completely at ease ,Oe I walked away with a concrete plan of action and understanding of my situation and long term outlook. His follow up to the appointment was also very prompt and I received both the general information and the specific report on my case that evening.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Hussain's approach was a revelation after my many different experiences in both private and NHS clinics. He provides direct access however you wish to contact him. I shared emails at all sorts of hours and got simple and easy to understand replies back instantly. When you're keen to make progress on a diagnosis this makes a world of difference and speeds up the whole process. He also actions reports quickly and copies you on emails to your doctor. He doesn't appear to have a secretary and the service he provides is so much better for it. Aside from communications positives, he has a very approachable and interested manner and listened to my many stories and symptoms before making suggestions. He is absolutely the model for the modern doctor. 5 stars!
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    Overall
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I’ve been extremely satisfied with the treatment received by Dr Hussain with both explanations and bedside manner. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    I had a very positive experience during my consultations with Dr Hussain. He took the time to explain the findings from the investigations and explain what it meant in easy to understand language. He was also very easy to talk to and listened to my concerns
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Hussain is always very clear about what he is planning to do and why. On this occasion my main concern was to rule out any link between a recurrent pain in my knee joint and a recent pain in my foot. He ordered the necessary scans and images and gave me an effective pain killer. He seems to understand my priorities in that I want to carry on working in a fairly physically demanding role yet want to be certain this is not the start of hereditary rheumatoid arthritis. I am currently waiting for a follow up to see what the ultrasound scan has highlighted and what further physiotherapy or treatment might be appropriate.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Great experience highly recommended. Super nice person and very clear explanation of medical results. Also fast response time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain Back Pain MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan) Rheumatology
    I found both of my visits with Dr Hussain to be very welcoming and educational. Dr Hussain managed to explain quite high level medical terminology in layman's terms for me to be able to understand. Overall , very personable with a great Dr/Patient relationship even having a few laughs along the way. Would highly recommend Dr Hussain to my friends and family :)
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Rheumatology

    Dr Amit Allahabadia
    Dr Amit Allahabadia
    Endocrinology

    22-03-2020

    Dr Syed Hussain is a superb clinician who I can rely to provide a sound opinion on a wide range of rheumatological and connective tissue disorders. He is also an excellent general physician and I have asked him to see patients where I have not determined an underlying endocrine cause for their symptoms. He is extremely efficient at sharing clinical information with patients, their GPs and specialists and his many reviews on Doctify are a testament to his kind, caring and sympathetic manner going the extra mile for his patients.

    For specialty: Rheumatology
    For procedures: Rheumatology
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Ziali Sivardeen
    Mr Ziali Sivardeen
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    30-06-2020

    Syed Asad Hussain, is an excellent Rheumatologist. His assessments and opinions have been very valuable. The patients I have referred are very happy. I have no hesitation in referring any patient to him.

    For specialty: Rheumatology
    For procedures: Rheumatology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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