Dr Abdul Gatrad
9th November 2020
Professor Gatrad saw my daughter when she was 18 months old with 'floppy baby symptoms' and we have seen him a number of times since as well as him having kept in contact via telephone during Covid-19. Our first consultation took over an hour and he was incredibly thorough, he fully explained everything he was saying to ensure we understood all the points he was making. He did a full and thorough check on our daughter and gave me complete confidence (at what was a very worrying time) in his abilities and knowledge and that the correct action and next steps would be taken under his supervision. His manner was excellent with our baby/toddler and more importantly than anything, he clearly cares about his patients and their future health and wellbeing. He was geniune, trust worthy, kind and caring and obviously incredibly knowledgeable in his field. He wasted no time in identifying my daughters issues, telling us in that first meeting the likelihood of possible conditions, implications, outcomes and made a referral to a muscular specialist at a B'ham hospital as an outcome of our first meeting. Following this referral Prof. Gatrad has continued to stay in touch and track my daughter's progress through appointments at the Manor hospital before Covid and on the telephone since, to see if and how he can help and because he genuinely cares about our daughter's health and development. Prof Gatrad had previsously been recommended to me before our first visit from multiple sources and I can honestly say I am so pleased we were lucky enough to see him and would absolutely recommend him to anyone. Genuinely an amazing man, consultant and member of the community with all of his charitable work! A modern day superhero! Thank you Professor Gatrad.