Rheumatologist in Kent, UK

Hi I have just looked on the the HS website and see that there are several rheumatologists listed for the Kent area - I am going to see my GP tomorrow to asked to be referred to a rheumatologist (have been recently diagnosed with APS and seen haematologist, but have been discharged without treatment even though I have a list of symptoms!) - has anyone got any personal experience of the one listed for Kent and would recommend them for their experience/understanding of APS?

Thanks Nic

5 Replies

  • Hi Nic and welcome

    I see that you have already familiarised yourself with the charity's website.

    I hope that some others from kent will reply to you soon.


  • Hi,

    Good Luck to day to find a Doctor who understands this rare illness. What I have understood all the doctors of the list are recommended as knowing this illness.

    It is very important to have a Specialist.

    Best wishes from Kerstin in Stockholm

  • If you are in Kent, ask to be referred to St Thomas'. It's an easy train journey and the most knowledgeable, kind, helpful team you could ever wish for.

  • Good news my GP has offered to refer me to a rheumatologist in London he did mention St Thomas' so hopefully that's where I will go. 😊

  • I am under Medway hospital for my RA they know about my APS and SLE and are very helpful it can take a while to get your body use to the meds that they give you. I am now waiting to hear if I can have gold injections to help with the pain and swelling in both hands. It best to get your GP to refer you mine only took a few months before I saw one. Plus if you have any lupus RA may not show in your blood works

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