Private London Rheumatologist – Dr Naveen Bhadauria
Private London Rheumatologist, Dr Naveen Bhadauria, practices as a substantive NHS Consultant Rheumatologist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. He has held this post for almost two years and it involves all aspects of General Rheumatology. And his professional memberships include the Royal College of Physicians, the British Society for Rheumatology and the British Medical Association.
Rheumatology is a medical specialism that deals with conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissue of the body. Rheumatologists, such as Dr Bhadauria, treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, chronic pain, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, lupus and other auto-immune diseases.
Dr Bhadauria and his team offer comprehensive services to patients that include diagnosing, managing and rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions affecting the muscles, bones, joints and soft tissues of the body.
Conditions Dr Bhadauria can treat
Rheumatology is a wide-ranging area of medicine and most people will need to see their GP at some point in their life with a rheumatic issue. Whether it is something as treatable as shoulder pain or something that requires more serious attention, a referral to a specialist such Dr Bhadauria will normally be required.
The areas within General Rheumatology that Dr Bhadauria treats are as follows:
- Mechanical Joint Disorders – for examples conditions such as back pain and a slipped disc
- Inflammatory Joint Disorders – for example conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout
- Bone Disorders – for example osteoporosis and Paget’s disease
- Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases – for example conditions such as Lupus
- Fatigue & Pain Syndromes – for example conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Private consultations available
An important aspect of Dr Bhadauria’s patient services is to make sure that all his patients feel comfortable and relaxed at their consultation. This allows his patients to feel confident enough to disclose their symptoms and how they are impacting on their lives, both physically and emotionally.
He enjoys meeting and working with new people to help them resolve their pain issues and get a better outcome from their treatments. He likes to make his patients feel valued and that their feelings are important, especially how comfortable they are with their treatments.
Dr Bhadauria can also treat conditions such as:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Autoimmune diseases such as lupus
- Chronic pain conditions
- Inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis
- Musculoskeletal infections
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Soft tissue disorders
- Soft tissue rheumatism
What will happen at my consultation?
With NHS waiting lists and delays becoming worse, it can be much quicker and easier to go directly to a specialist such as Dr Bhadauria for help. You can book a consultation with him where you will be asked several specific questions relating to your symptoms and you also have a thorough physical, yet gentle, examination to help Dr Bhadauria establish how much mobility you have in your affected joints.
You will also have your blood tested to make sure there isn’t another underlying disease present that could be the cause of your symptoms, although your blood test results cannot show that you have rheumatoid arthritis.
You may also be booked in to have other diagnostic imaging tests to check for joint inflammation and level of damage done using X-rays and MRI scans.
If you would like to talk to our team, ask questions, or book a consultation, please get in touch with us.
Treatments from Dr Bhadauria
Once referred to a Rheumatology Consultant such as Dr Bhadauria, patients often discover that their condition can be treated. The main treatments Dr Bhadauria specialises in are divided into the following three categories:
Steroid Joint Injections
Also known as a hydrocortisone injection, steroid injections are a common form of treatment that provides effective relief from arthritic pain or an injury. With regard to injury in particular, steroid injections are particularly useful for, quite literally, being able to get back on your feet more quickly than you would without having had the injections.
Analgesic Pain Relief
Analgesic pain relief is a broad range of medication options, ranging from over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to codeine or morphine, which can only be prescribed.
Physiotherapy is often determined as a course of action either following surgery or in place of surgery. In many instances, physiotherapy can help patients get back to leading a normal life again as it gives them the use of movement again in the affected area of their body.
Getting help early
Many rheumatological conditions start with joint pain, but many people will be uncertain whether their joint pain is the early sign of arthritis or another condition that shares the same symptoms.
This is why it can be very helpful to get an early diagnosis to find out what is causing your joint, musculoskeletal or soft tissue pain and get the most appropriate treatment for it. If your condition is in an early stage, having a consultation with a rheumatology specialist can put your mind at rest and you will feel confident that you are taking the right course of action to help prevent the condition from worsening.
As a specialist rheumatologist in London, I would be happy to help you. Whether you are newly diagnosed or you have been experiencing a level of joint pain for some time, you don’t have to let the pain to rule your life. Get in touch with me to arrange a consultation so we can work out the best pain management plan to suit your needs.
Symptoms of rheumatism
You may be suffering from rheumatism if you experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints of your hands, fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. You may notice that your symptoms vary in intensity with days when your joint pain and stiffness gets worse. This is known as a flare-up of your symptoms and there is no way that you can predict when a flare-up will happen.
If you are experiencing these symptoms you will need to get an accurate diagnosis from a specialist such as Dr Bhadauria at his rheumatology clinic in London.
Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis can be tricky because many other health conditions can display similar symptoms, and you will need to have any other possible causes for your joint pain and discomfort ruled out before a correct diagnosis can be given.