I have been a patient of Dr Makins for around 6 years now. He is absolutely amazing and has completely changed my life. I had struggled for over 10 years with severe stomach pain which often landed me in hospital for extended periods of time but with everyone clueless as to what was causing the pain. I was referred to his care in 2011 and within 2 appointments and an array of tests he had diagnosed me with Crohn's disease and had a treatment plan in place. Dr Makin saved my life, he has been an outstanding Dr in every aspect and I could not ask for more from him. He is personable and professional, caring and compassionate but most of all extremely knowledgable!
I was referred to Dr Makin after years of being passed from pillar to post in relation to my condition. My condition was ruining my life, causing me severe pain which often lead to stints in hospital. My condition was considered complex and rare and only once I'd met with Dr Makin was I accurately diagnosed as having Spinchter of Oddi dysfunction. Dr Makin took the time to listen to me, understand my worries and explain to me exactly what he felt was happening with my body. He took the time to draw me diagrams and explain how he hoped to treat my condition using new methods. He doesn't use jargon and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him. He seems to genuinely care about the welfare of his patients and his intervention has literally changed my life.
I was referred to Dr Alistair James Makin in 2014, following my refusal to accept a previous consultant citing my debilitating pain (for approximately four years) as me suffering from stress. I had seen many Drs within the UK and abroad. Within the first consultation; Dr Makin listened, demonstrated he understood, offered his view of a possible diagnosis with explanation, coupled with a course of action and any associated risks. He fully appreciated the impact the matter was having on my personal and professional life. I felt instantly that I was finally at the right place. I have been under his care since at the MRI and Spire Hale, and undergone a number of ERCP related procedures, which have all been successful. Being averse to hospitalisation and procedures, I never once felt anxious and always had every confidence in him - a first for me. He is a remarkable individual; patient, extremely talented and an absolute credit to the National & Private Health Service. His NHS secretary Lorraine and Private secretary Rose have always gone above and beyond to ensure I have been accommodated with appointments, offering an excellent level of service. I truly recommend anyone seeking an expert in his field, to seek a consultation. Lisa CT
Dr Makin has been supporting my care for the last six months, as a private patient at spire hale, with oesophageal issues following a cervical operation. He goes the extra mile to respond, fit you in, make you feel at ease, listen and most importantly treat you in a caring and compassionate manner. He has never made me feel anything but important to him and I have 100 per cent confidence in his professional expertise. He prides himself in treating you like he would a family member rather than just another patient. He has honestly been the best specialist you could ask for. He has never been impatient or detached and has shown huge empathy to me which I will never forget. I am so lucky to be under his care and urge anyone looking for a gastroenterologist to seek him out. He is a true professional and a lovely human being,
Well what can I say he is the best man in the world I have suffered for sometime from sod which is sphincter of oddi dysfunction I was to the point where I was disabled in anything I did and this lovely doctor with his knowledge is know got me stable he is the best doctor I know has all the time to listen to ure problems regarding your issues and also has accommodated me unbelivably I have suffered for twelve years beong told by other docs have ibs which I do but after dr makin doing through examination I had sphincter of oddi dysfunction which I have had a few procedures know and through all of them I have had 100% trust in him I cant believe how much he has changed my life and whenever I have a problem I call and am fitted in is never a problem he is the best in his field and cant be happier to have him as my doctor anyone who is reading this believe me if u are ever referred to this doctor u are in safe hands and he is the best on his field would like to say a very very big thank you for all your hardwork in my case and to your team and estelle and lorraine and you have never given up on me thank you so much u proably know who I am as I was told in endoscopy if I come again will be on the christmas party list thank you so much dr makin from kelly.
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