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Desperately seeking GOOD, AFFORDABLE help
« on: February 17, 2004, 03:23:35 PM »
Hi there

Can anyone recommend a knee doctor who is both GOOD (i.e. known, trusted knee specialist) and AFFORDABLE (I'm on a very low income and can't afford top end private fees).

I'm based in London but could travel.

If anyone can help you I would be hugely grateful.

Thanks

(Desparate) Dave ???

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Re: Desperately seeking GOOD, AFFORDABLE help
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2004, 04:34:15 PM »
Dave,

I found this doctor from the Knee Clinics around the world link (upper right hand corner). There is also one other doctor listed in London. I dont know how affordable he is. Here is his name

Dr Angus Strover
London Knee Clinic,
London Bridge Hospital,
Emblem House,
27 Tooley Street,
London,
SE1 2PR.

tel +44-207-407-3100
fax +44-207-407-3138
email [email protected]
Big names Mr Angus STROVER - also consults at Droitwich Knee Clinic


Hope that helps ::)

Christina
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Re: Desperately seeking GOOD, AFFORDABLE help
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2004, 05:01:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply

Just for anyone else who might be reading, Dr Strover charges 160 for an initial consultation. I asked what other costs might typically follow and Dr Strover apparently likes you to get MRI scan's done - 700 per knee.

My impression was that this was definitely the specialist to go to... if you've got the cash... so....

does anyone know any cheaper doctors?!

:-/

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Re: Desperately seeking GOOD, AFFORDABLE help
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2004, 06:01:08 PM »
thanks very much

have I been round the NHS and given up?... ooooh, don't get me started!!

Actually I started with a private physio who swore he could sort it out - lots of money, time and effort later I was no better. Same story with my GP, NHS Physio, Chiropractor and finally not one but 2 hospital consultants! Everyone's an expert and everyone reckons it's their discipline that'll sort the problem out. Forgive me for sounding cynical but I'm sure you know where I'm coming from on this... The thing is, it's not that I mind the cost, etc. it's just that I need convincing I'm not going to be seen by another quack.

See - I said don't get me started!!

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Re: Desperately seeking GOOD, AFFORDABLE help
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2004, 07:44:47 PM »
Hello Dave,

May find the following link useful, that will give a list of top OS in the UK. I would email or phone Droitwich Knee Clinic and ask if any of thier Consultants work for the NHS as well as Private. As very often you find top OS's work for the private sector and NHS Hospital close to the Knee Clinic. I paid 160 for first Consultation and 80 follow up Consultation at Droitwich.

The link below was a posting response I gave last year in another section.

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/cgi-bin/KNEEtalk/YaBB.pl?board=YaBB;action=display;num=1068139320

I do not know what it would cost to see Richard Villar, can email him through his Website. Cambridge is not too far away from London so should contact him first. Hope you find a top OS that does not drain out your bank balance, Nick :){2004}:)


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