"Care of derm. sequelae & freq infec sec to dm-2..."

About: St Mary's Hospital (London)

I was initially seen as a 'referral out-patient' some years ago dermatologically for a very Severe, Acute 'flare' type Allergic Response // 'global' atopy, which was a reaction to quite a long course of high-dose antibiotic; the Therapy causing the dermatological 'secondary' atopic symptoms was most necessary for eradication, or at least control of severely infected DM-2 related 'Leg-Ulcers' [bilateral] -- so it was needful to be given a thoro' Eval by a Derm Consultant. I was seen to very Professionally, and quite quickly at St. Mary's derm-op Clinic. The Clinical Review, Care & Treatment from the 'Sisters' to the Sp-Reg were All in the high quality category in most all respects. Because of the nature of the condition & the need for further specialized testing I was then passed on to the care of one of the more Senior consultants.. The consultant was a very seasoned professional with excellent pt-clinician interface skills; clearly she was very experienced in dealing with Pts in various stages of Very Uncomfortable 'situations' and she put me at my ease in a very personable manner. My own studies & fields of endeavour 'criss-cross' several of the aspects of her specialty so i could see her grasp of her subject was impressive, both intensive & up-to-date. Anyone who has had to suffer the rigours of any form of severe large-surface area 'itching' knows just how terribly uncomfortable & maddening it can be... Firstly therefore, she took the extremely annoying & distressing symptoms in hand & dealt with them; the relief there was most welcome! She then proceeded to continue the 'work-up' in depth according to the testing and other investigations that were needful. I have been under her care for some years now both active treatment & in the sense of 'ongoing-monitoring' - the consultant care is excellent as is the General clinical environs of the dermatology Dept at St. Mary's within the Imperial Trust. The OP-Dept is clean & neatly kept; clinical attention is prompt & respectful well-integrated & the sense of teamwork is evident - I would not hesitate to recommend to the care of this Dept. any Patient` suffering from conditions requiring dermatological work-up/review, or care - whether primary, or secondary. I could see that the aspect of the Imperial Trust as an instrument for high quality upper-division & specialist medical education was very evident

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Response from St Mary's Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to have your review of Dermatology services at St Mary's. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences of care and for your kind expression of appreciation for your consultant.

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