If you can spare a few moments, please do leave a review so that I can reflect on your experience and aim to constantly improve. Your reviews will also be discussed as part of my annual appraisal as a doctor. I endeavour to respond to every review if I can. About Me: I was born and grew up in North West London. I graduated from University College London Medical School in 2000 and became a GP in 2004. Currently I have two main roles: 1) Clinical role as a Sessional GP (currently mainly at Cloister Road Surgery) and 2) Management role as a GP Lead for Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). I have worked in a variety of GP Practices across London, but mainly in Ealing and Harrow. This has included long periods at Barnabas Medical Centre and Hillview Surgery in Ealing.
Very impressed by Dr Vijay's approach to my health concerns. He was thorough and meticulous in testing/exploring and listening to my concerns. He spoke in Plain English when explaining possible root causes of the condition, medication how they would work and why they were needed. He developed a plan of action with variables to follow to diagnose and treat my concerns, which I found helpful. I felt assured of his practice and that medically he was abreast of the current changes/developments related to the health condition, new approaches and medication on the market. He also knew the local area and additional services available. He is one of a few GPs I met who I feel enjoys their profession and demonstrates accountability, compassion and empathy when interacting with patients. He covers the bases to ensure successful outcome, for example- clear notes/instruction on xray referral regarding action of treatment and what they need to do afterwards, notes on medication as a reminder when to take medication and calling me to follow through/alert me of a situation that was not previously discussed, admirable qualities in a doctor. Only slight criticism, he moves/practices at a pace that is speedy, for me this was fine, for others it might be overwhelming. However this is against having a 10 min appointment which isnt a huge amount of time when you have a few issues going on. Really like this quality questionnaire to appraising service delivery to patients.
I agree with you about pace which is exactly for the reason you mentioned, namely trying to squeeze as much as possible into a 10 minute consultation. Yet I still often run late in surgeries. I do try to check if the patient is keeping up with my explanation/actions and slow down the pace as necessary, but I agree this is not ideal and longer lengths of appointments would help. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. - it is much appreciated.
I liked that even though he did not have a lot of time scheduled he took me in and listened to me. He was very careful and gave me good advices.
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Generally a doctor who listen and provide great advice to patient. Thank you.
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Dr Vijay listened to me and took the time to explain to me what I should do next. He was really supportive of me.
I am so glad you felt that way. Thank you for taking the time to provide me your feedback!
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