Professor David Reid

Professor David Reid

MBChB MD FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Lon)

Rheumatology

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1 specialist

45 years of experience
34 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very professional, yet friendly. Appreciated the expedient manner in which Professor Reid responded, directly himself, to my queries and requests. Always provided clear and comprehensive evaluations and explanations.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 1346183
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1523 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 17:00
    Tue
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    About

    Professor David Reid is an internationally renowned Consultant Rheumatologist who specialises in osteoporosis. David qualified in medicine in 1975 from the University of Aberdeen where he eventually became Professor of Rheumatology and Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at that institute. Since retiral in 2015 from the the University he has become Emeritus Professor.

    For over 25 year he has been associated with the National Osteoporosis Society having held most of the honorary positions on the Board of Trustees including 4 years as Chair of the Board. His association with the charity, now the Royal Osteoporosis Society, has continued and he now serves as Senior Medical Adviser and Fund Raising Ambassador to their Bone Research Academy

    He has been extensively involved in osteoporosis and DEXA scanning research and has over 400 peer-reviewed papers and reviews. Much of his research has centred around bone density measurement and studying new treatments for osteoporosis. He has brought this expertise to into the private sector being a leader in the clinical use of Dual-Energy X-ray scanning (DEXA) and the newest approved therapies for osteoporosis, specifically the most recent arrival Evenity which became available in March 2020.

    He currently consults privately at the Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital at the Shard.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Injectable drugs for osteoporosis

    DEXA scan interpretation 

    • Osteoporosis
    • DEXA Scanning
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Bone loss due to cancer treatment
    • New treatments for osteoporosis
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    Procedures

    • Rheumatology
    • Joint Injection
    • Medical Report
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Osteoporosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Gout
    • Gout
    • Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
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    Education

    Education:

    • 1975 MBChB at University of Aberdeen
    • 1985 MD at University of Aberdeen
    • 1989 FRCP Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians
    • 2004 FRCP London Royal College of Physicians

     Memberships:

    • 1978 MRCP UK Royal College of Physicians 
    • British Society for Rheumatology
    • Bone Research Society
    • American College of Rheumatology
    • Association of Physicians
    • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
    • Scottish Society of Experimental Medicine 
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    5
    Osteoporosis
    3/10
    Osteoporosis
    3/10
    Rheumatology
    1/10
    Rheumatology
    1/10
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have never been in hospital where I have been treated by Professor Reid so I cannot say what his bedside manner is like. He has alway been very polite and has explained everything in detail.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional, yet friendly. Appreciated the expedient manner in which Professor Reid responded, directly himself, to my queries and requests. Always provided clear and comprehensive evaluations and explanations.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    This is the second consultation I have had with Professor Reid. Once again, Professor Reid ensured that I was fully informed about my treatment, and he was happy to answer any of my questions. Professor Reid is a most courteous man, with a kind and sunny disposition, who treats his Patients with care and respect.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Reid is an extremely knowledgeable doctor but does not speak down to you or make you feel stupid. He explained in great detail my test results and my diagnosis' which I was very interested to hear and it answered my many questions. I am so grateful to him for spending so much time as my case is very complex but I did not feel rushed at any point. Both Professor Reid and his secretary had outstanding communication before and after my appointment. I was able to send over scans, reports and letters and Professor Reid read these before my appointment which was very helpful and for me, it was lovely to be able to 'fill in the blanks' rather than having to explain my entire medical history! His secretary gave me extremely prompt answers to any questions I had. I got an appointment quickly and at a date and time that suited me extremely well. I got my clinic letter within 24 hours which was amazing and the advice that Professor Reid has given me and my local medical team is invaluable and has ensured the treatment that I get is the one most appropriate for me and this then means my quality of life is sustained. Thank you so much
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    David Reid

    Wow - I am extremely grateful for this very full and positive feedback. I have a spring in my step this evening! Many thanks

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Reid's kindness and care are absolutely unparalleled.His manner is gentle, constructive and supportive and this made me feel so much better. On top of that ,not only did he see me during lockdown but he insisted on collecting the osteoporosis medicine from the pharmacy himself in order to minimise any risk to me! Really could not do better.
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    David Reid

    You are most welcome - it was a true pleasure to assist with your osteoporosis treatment

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I enjoyed my consultation with Professor Reid. He gave very good advice and was friendly and helpful. If my condition should deteriorate I shall be happy to consult him again
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    David Reid

    I am most grateful for your positive comments. It will be an absolute pleasure to see you again if you need be.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I thought he was very informative and empathetic. Certainly very knowledgable and easy to talk to
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    David Reid

    Many thanks for your very positive comments which I cherish

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very friendly and funny
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    David Reid

    I am delighted that you found our meeting helpful. Where appropriate I do like to bring some fun to the consultation so I am glad that was appreciated by you.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very understanding
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Rheumatology

    Dr Abbi Lulsegged
    Dr Abbi Lulsegged
    Endocrinology

    02-07-2020

    Rheumatology Conditions: Osteoporosis Recommendation I am happy to refer patients to Prof David Reid for specialist Osteoporosis advise

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

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