Dr Simon Taggart BSc, MBchB, FRCP, MD is a consultant chest and general physician of 18 years standing as a consultant having originally qualified in 1986 with a BSc in Medical Science at St Andrews University and then as MBChB from the University of Manchester in 1989. For the past 18 years he has worked at the U.K.'s premier hospital (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust) having contributed to the day to day care of in-patients and out-patients in addition to heading up the lung cancer service as Lead Lung Cancer Clinician. Dr Taggart published his M.D. thesis on "Asthma:air pollution & allergens" in 1996 and since then has continued his research interests with more than 75 publications on asthma, allergy, lung cancer and general medicine. Dr Taggart specialises in the assessment of breathlessness, persistent cough, chest wall pain, unexplained fatigue, infection and allergy. As such he has expertise in chest infections, pneumonia, empyema, tuberculosis, asthma, C.O.P.D., bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, pleural effusion, lung cancer, respiratory failure, obstructive sleep apnoea, pulmonary embolism & D.V.T. , chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, hay fever. He also has a keen interest in general medical problems and well being, As an experienced private practitioner Dr Taggart has extensive links and connections with all specialities and frequently acts as a health navigator for his patients to ensure they get the best care. Dr Taggart also has a large medicolegal practice specialising in occupational lung disease and personal injury claims in relating to matters of clinical negligence. He is the main Director of his companies Wise Medical Reporting Limited and Dr Simon Taggart Medicolegal Services Limited. He has extensive knowledge on asbestos related lung disease and occupational asthma claims. Dr Taggart is a popular member of the hospital team, hard working and dilligent with a record of clinical excellance. His motto is "no stone unturned". In his last annual appraisal both his colleagues and patients rated his care and attitude across 19 domains as either very good or excellent. Dr Taggart is supported by Consultantcare; a dedicated professional team of medical secretaries and managers geared to delivering excellent care and a personal service to his private patients.
Simon is one of the smartest and most committed doctors I have ever encountered. His diagnostic skills are in my view exceptional but most importantly it is obvious that he cares very deeply about his patients. An excellent manner, a very good listener and extremely reassuring. Based on my own experience and those of others who have consulted him on my recommendation, I would unhesitatingly recommend him.
Dr Simon Taggart is an excellent lung specialist. He is highly respected by all his colleagues. He is also a very thorough doctor who gets to the bottom of complex problems. He has a holistic approach which many specialists lack. He looks at patients thoroughly, not just at the lungs and so he is able to help people with complex and difficult problems including chronic cough and chronic fatigue. He often receives referrals from his colleagues for second opinions because of his knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend Dr Taggart to patients with lung or breathing problems and in patients where other specialists have not managed to get to the route cause of complex health issues.
Simon is a kind, caring consultant who looks after your whole wellbeing. Simon is very trustworthy and listens to you. I have seen him privately. If he thinks you need to be referred on to somebody else, he will do that. Emma
Dr Simon Taggart is a caring, kind and trustworthy doctor. He listens to you and will not rush his consultation with you. If he thinks you need to be referred to someone else, Dr Simon Taggart will refer you. I would highly recommend him to other people. Emma
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