Dr Michael Platt
1st June 2019
I have been looked after by Dr Platt for a lot of the last 12 years. I have a chronic pain condition and he always listens and makes constructive suggestions. He has a light touch (metaphorically and when sticking needles in my spine) and he keeps up to date with the latest developments for example that the Central Nervous System can’t tell the difference between the physical and the emotional: stress to either will increase pain. He has a massive armoury of medication knowledge and explains why several are necessary simultaneously, but he is IMO rightly cautious introducing one change at a time until he has me stable and my pain controlled. At correct times he has also done procedures and is so skilled I can’t feel him putting a cannula into my hand. His only down side is he can be slow getting letters out. I feel safe in his hands and there is nothing more important than that.