Dr Adrian Barnardo trained at the University of Nottingham, graduating with a BMedSci (Hons) in 1994. On completion of General Medical training he undertook specialist training at the Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' University Hospital and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital. He undertook research into MARS therapy (a liver assist device) and the haematological complications of liver disease whilst at The Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital. He has presented the results of this and other research nationally and internationally and was awarded his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2009 for this work. He also undertook a prestigious hepatology training fellowship at the Peninsula Liver Centre in Plymouth where he further developed his hepatological and endoscopic skills. In 2009, he was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at St Mary's Hospital, and moved back to Kent in 2012. He was lead consultant on the development of local liver services and was Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Trust for four years. In 2015 he was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and this was followed recently by the prestigious Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF) in 2017 in acknowledgement of his work in gastroenterology. Dr Barnardo prides himself on being able to provide continuity of care, with full and concise explanation of proposed treatments and care.
In addition to my previous review, I would also like to add that Dr Barnardo NEVER makes you feel stupid if you don't understand something. He will patiently explain over and over if necessary. We have come across other doctors who make you feel like an idiot school child if you don't understand something immediately and treat you as such. There is no such question as a silly question as far as he's concerned. Many doctors forget how overwhelming it can be to not only be ill but also having to see a doctor/s, get bad news and then face ongoing problems, pain and stressful treatments. Nothing is too much trouble for Dr Barnardo :-)
Dr Barnardo is great and is recommended wholeheartedly! He actually listens (a very rare trait) and treats his patients with compassion and care. He is courteous and tackles delicate situations with sensitivity and at times a dry sense of humour which helps enormously!
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