Dr Andy Barlow is true professional, an expert, empathetic and a great guy. He has been thorough in assessing my condition and the treatment I am receiving is life changing. It is great to be able to say thank you to him publicly. He was recommended to me by my GP, who said he had a great reputation and has had many patients treated successfully by him.
When I first saw Dr Barlow I was in a very bad way with my chest/breathing problem. I had been ill for so long it was affecting my metal state also. Dr Barlow took time to listen to the prolonged saga of my situation, examined me, arranged tests and a swift follow-up appointment. I was put on a regime of medication, had more tests and, provided I was well, a further appointment some weeks later. I could not believe my improvement and for the first time in over a year, I was able to start living again and make plans for the future. I have since seen Dr Barlow and cannot stress how my confidence has returned because my condition is now controlled and regularly monitored. He clearly saw a desperate patient and dealt with me 'outside the box'! I cannot stress enough how lucky I was to find Dr Barlow, not only do I like him but more importantly, I trust him and he has given me my life back.
I was referred to Dr Barlow with a shadow on my lung. He arranged a CT scan and provided me with the results within an hour. He was understanding and reassuring at what was a stressful time for my wife and I. He also arranged for a bronchoscopy and explained what this entailed. His experience, compassion, sense of humour and empathy were exceptional. We are so grateful for the care I received by Dr Barlow and his team at Watford General Hospital.
I have recently been cared for at Watford as a in-patient and out patient by Dr Barlow and his team including Dr Knight. At all times I have been totally satisfied with the treatment and care I have received. Everyone has been very professional and provided good clarity on my situation and possible outcomes. In addition given the astonishing and in my view unrealistic demands placed on the Doctors and their colleagues the timing and responsiveness for my situation and treatment required has been absolutely excellent. Yes occasionally the waiting times could be frustrating but this is not due to any weaknesses regarding the doctors and their colleagues but the situation and infrastructure they are forced to work within. In summary the attention, care and treatment I have received from Dr Barlow and his team have been excellent, and they have provided great reassurance to myself and my family and are absolutely a credit to Watford hospital and the NHS.
I was extremely impressed by Mr Barlow. He took the time to listen to my concerns. He was thorough and asked careful questions to ensure that he was fully informed as to my symptoms. He took care to reassure me at a time when I was feeling rather anxious and explained what would be happening next and why. Mr Barlow has that personal touch that means so much when patients are concerned about what the future may hold for them.
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