I consulted Professor Reid for a second opinion after a rather uninformative conversation with my NHS consultant, who could offer neither a clear explanation of the result of the DEXA scan nor propose a way forward. Professor Reid went the extra mile to understand my case, quickly replied to my (many answers) and offered a solution.
Many thanks for these very positive comments. I do hope I listened carefully to your issues - I do try to work hard on this aspect of the doctor/patient communication.
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 years ago and initially went to a (different) private specialist. Having followed that other specialist's exercise and nutrition recommendations to the letter for a year, my spinal T score dropped alarmingly during that year from -2.5 to -3.3. I decided to get a second opinion from David Reid. Only 6 months into my course of a year's treatment with him, Professor Reid has achieved a miracle for me and has more than reversed the previous year's bone loss. I really feel he has given me my life back. There is no comparison between my experience with Professor Reid and the other private consultant I saw. Professor Reid is at the cutting edge of the latest osteoporosis treatments, and really knows his stuff. He and his PA are extremely efficient, eg letters were sent to me straight after each appointment, and he has kept in close contact with me, via regular Zoom or in person appointments, during my treatment. It was easy to book an appointment and a DEXA scan, and he answered all my questions, both during the appointments and in between, extremely quickly and clearly. I feel blessed to have found out about Professor Reid and would definitely recommend him as the "go-to" person to anyone who has osteoporosis.
Amazing and embarrassing comments but of course many thanks
Very useful consultation exploring my questions and providing thorough answers.
Thanks for these helpful comments
Prof David Reid is an excellent doctor and an even better person. He discussed my case in detail, went through all my concerns and diagnostics in detail and explained each and every finding in detail and in a way that I understand it clearly. Excellent experience. I am so glad I got an opportunity to see him.
Many thanks for this very positive review - I appreciate your time in writing it.
everything was great
Professor David Reid is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was previous Head of the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University.
He is a consultant rheumatologist and has been involved in providing specialist osteoporosis services with a particular emphasis on bone densitometry for 30 years. He therefore has a special interest in the use and interpretation of DXA or DEXA the main measurement tool.
He has over 300 original papers and reviews, largely on his research interests which include the utility of bone mass assessment, assessment of risk of fracture, secondary osteoporosis, glucocorticoid osteoporosis and the assessment of long-term disease activity and drug adverse effects in rheumatic diseases.
He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK National Osteoporosis Society from 2008-2012 and has previously chaired their Research Grants Committee and Medical Board. Until late 2013 he was the Chair of the Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group with responsibility for advising on the needs for clinical trials in bone diseases. He has been a member of numerous national committees most recently including the UK Medical Schools Council, the UK Health Education Advisory Committee and Scottish Stratified Medicine Innovation Centre Board.
He is now undertaking NHS locums in rheumatology and practicing privately in osteoporosis and acute rheumatology in London and Aberdeen. He is a great advocate for new and evolving therapies for osteoporosis.
Short link to review Professor David M Reid: http://iwgc.net/eipx