Dr de Palma is outstanding; currently, he is looking after my aortic stenosis and atrial fibrillation. I have complete confidence not only in his diagnoses but also in his ability to explain them lucidly and thoroughly and then translate them into action. For instance, within just a week of our previous appointment he scheduled an angiogram (carried out at Wycombe with great care, sympathy and efficiency) followed that same morning with ECG and Xrays, all explained in advance in great detail, and followed by scheduling an appointment with another consultant in just five days time. And also giving me an excellent debrief on the results of the morning's tests. I am hugely impressed - and very grateful.
Dr de Palma is a very impressive and reassuring. Courteous, obviously extremely intelligent, a good "listener", and sympathetic, he inspires great confidence and trust. I feel lucky to be in such very good hands. Clearly, he is destined for a glittering future career.
I met Dr de Palma for the first time today as an out-patient and I am delighted to report my initial impressions. He impressed me enormously by his attention to and interest in every aspect of my health history, checking through every possible indication over the past few years and giving me over half an hour of his time. He spent a considerable time explaining symptoms, possible ways forward and his recommendations for current medication as well as options, potentially, for surgery. Putting me on 6 monthly checks, he emphasised that should my condition deteriorate in the meantime, I should contact his secretary directly so that he could schedule an earlier appointment, without the necessity of doing so through my GP. I found the whole experience extremely reassuring and I left the consultation with confidence that I was in very good hands.