Dr Rashad Nawaz
22nd March 2018
Dr Nawaz has been my son's paediatrician for approximately 3 years (he is now 8 years old). During the time he has been overseeing my son's care, I have been so impressed with his professionalism. My son when younger was described as having 'complex needs' relating to social and developmental delay/hypermobility/speech & lang difficulties/traits for ADHD (for which he is now diagnosed and medicated). Dr Nawaz was very patient in gaining a true understanding of what was going on with my son. He did not rush any decisions or diagnosis, he listened to my concerns as a parent, he respected my views as a parent, never once tried to patronise me, even when I expressed my own observations that were at times different to other professionals. He willingly held professionals meetings at my son's school - I do not know many pediatricians who are prepared to do this, most just expect you to see them in the clinic! Dr Nawaz understood in order to gain a true understanding of my son's needs, he had to meet with the staff in school who are with my son for the majority of the day. At these meetings he asked constructive questions around how staff in school were supporting my son. When my son has his appointments in clinic, I love the fact Dr Nawaz always includes my son - asking my son how he thinks things are going from his perspective. When I look back at the journey my son has had, I am truly thankful that it was Dr Nawaz who was allocated as his paediatrician!