Dr John Thorpe
Written by a patient
11th February 2017
I have an extremely rare lifelong condition which was diagnosed by Dr Thorpe after seeking advice from several other consultants from different disciplines; I mean no disrespect to them, this is a difficult condition to diagnose and I saw Dr Thorpe at a time when certain symptoms made diagnosis "easier".
Since that original diagnosis I have been involved in my treatment and have felt part of a team: me as the expert on my body and symptoms and Dr Thorpe as the expert on my condition and treatment options. I always feel my opinions are treated with respect and I am never pushed into treatments; I feel we are jointly involved in treatment decisions.
If it is not implicit in the above statements, I feel that Dr Thorpe has a naturally empathic manner and I could give very good examples which prove this.
I could not recommend a doctor more highly.