I trust Dr Orchard completely with my son's care. Since he was a child he has always received outstanding care through the JR hospital so when he transitioned into their adult heart services I was worried that the level of personal, top class, individual care might no longer be available. However with Dr Orchard I needn't have worried. First class! She listens and takes an interest in him as a person, not just a patient. She is thorough and always takes the time needed, not necessarily what's been allocated in clinic. I never mind an extra wait in clinic because I know when It's my son's turn, Dr Orchard will give him all the time and attention he needs. A First Class doctor doing a first class job. I can not recommend her highly enough!
Been under Dr Orchards care now for around 6 years now. I have never met a more understating, caring, patient focused and professional Consultant. Always listens has a genuine concern for her patients and understands what you need and want from life.
Dr Orchard is the Adult Congenital Cardiology consultant at the JR and she's great. I've been seeing her for a few years, since she was appointed as consultant. She listens, is very knowledgeable and sees the patient as a key partner in managing their condition (very unlike the old-fashioned model of the doctor having the knowledge and the patient being a passive recipient of that). She understands that people want to get on with their life, and that heart stuff is just a part of that. I know a number of other patients and everyone is full of praise for her. Her clinics always run late but no one minds: we know that we will get the time we need, when it's our turn.
After being diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at my local hospital, I was referred to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, to meet with Dr Orchard. She was extremely helpful and very reassuring: she requested for further tests to be undertaken and she also put me in touch with a consultant at Southampton Hospital. Within 6 weeks, I had my keyhole surgery done and the aftercare continues to be second to none, inlcuding prompt email replies! I cannot recommend Dr Orchard enough!
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