To whom it may concern Dr Alex Everitt Department of Neurology, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed St Until I met Dr Everitt I had endured epilepsy for 37 years and had had a series of medications and treatments. I have kept all the correspondence I have had with the NHS and the medical staff involved since 2014, when things became more difficult than ever before because my circumstances changed. The GP I then had referred me to a local neurologist. This was utterly useless since the neurologist did not, as promised by his secretary, contact me at all, despite prompting. My partner did some investigating, having discovered the Patients’ Charter and the 2014 Choice Framework. She found the name of Dr Alex Everitt and we made an appointment to see him. From the first I found him humane, intelligent, pensive and understanding. He genuinely wanted to find out the cause of my condition and the best ways to deal with it. I have a wad of correspondence from him, either accounts of consultations with himself, or reports of those meetings passed on to my GPs. He has never been anything other than utterly professional in every way, always giving as much time as he can. He is generous with his time, and as I know well, totally thorough. I could not wish for a better medical practitioner. Moreover he continuously reviews my medication so that it is as effective as it can be. Indeed, I have had no episodes at all since the October before last. This may not be particularly relevant since I would give the same view, regardless of the outcome of any treatment; nevertheless it is probably not a random success but based, I am sure, on Dr Everitt's careful thought about the variously effective medications I have had. In addition to my initial impressions, therefore, I would add that Dr Everitt's experience and practice has given him a masterly expertise in dealing with this patient, at least. Dr Everitt’s concern for his patients is perhaps best evidenced from an incident two years ago. I had had a couple of difficult episodes and sent him an e-mail, as he has always encouraged me to do. He replied within a couple of hours – from his holiday in the Balearics. He gave me thoughtful advice but obviously could do no more! Whenever I visit St Mary's I fill in one of the evaluation cards. I hope they are read. The above evaluation says in far more detail what I would like to explain every time. Anthony Holbourn
I have been a patient of Dr. Everitt for 10 years now and he has consistently proven to be a reliable, professional and caring doctor. I have a number of other long term health conditions aside from those I am treated for by Dr. Everitt. As a result I've much experience of having been treated by very many doctors in a number of hospitals in the south East and can confidently say that he's one of the most supportive, helpful and respectful ones that I've been under the care of. I'm afraid I therefore can't even think of any constructive criticism.
Dr Everitt has been my neurologist for 10 years now and you name it he has tried it. Personally I couldn't recommend him highly enough and have to others who suffer from Epilepsy. Kind, caring, and always remembers that I don't do mornings and gives me his last appointment at 12pm. For me he is the closest thing to God and if you are looking for a specialist then look no further I think 10 years with him says it all, he's fantastic I could sign this anonymously but I think it deserves to be signed, I would have to say he knows who has written this and trust me I'm not easily pleased and I have seen a lot of specialists. Nobody, but nobody tries harder to make my life better and I don't think he wouldn't do the same for you. Thanks for everything Dr Everitt you're a star. EF
A friend mentioned this website to me over the weekend and so I decided that I must write of my personal experience of Dr Everitt (Alex) who I see twice a year regarding treatment for my epilepsy. The name of the website intrigued me because "if you want great care" for any neurological condition then I would be very happy to give Dr Everitt my highest recommendation. I have been seeing Dr Everitt for over 10 years now and firmly believe that he has been instrumental in ensuring that my condition receives the best possible advice and treatment, using the most up to date drugs, to control my epilepsy. I have also always found him to be most personable and it would be no exaggeration to say that I look forward to meeting him at my Consultations
I have been seeing Dr Everitt at St Mary's for over 10 years. He treats me for epilepsy. I find him to be very caring and he is clearly focussed on making sure that the patient understands what treatment is being recommended and why. He is honest - but kind about it if it isn't good news. I can't recommend Dr Everitt highly enough. My sister accompanies me to most of my appointments and she feels the same about Dr Everitt.