Consultant Profile

Dr Raafat Farag

Name:
Dr Raafat Farag MB Bch, MRCP - FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
Specialties:
  • General medicine
    • Stroke medicine
Special clinical interests:

Transient ischemic attacks, Parkinson's disease, dementia, osteoporosis, medicine of old age, post-operative medical management.

Research interests:

Stroke prevention

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician, Bedford Hospital 

Year of first medical qualification:
1967
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow Royal College of Physicians (London)

Member of British Association of Stroke Physicians

Member of The British Geriatrics Society

Honorary senior lecturer, Hertfordshire Post-graduate Medical School

 
Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
07962 244 713
Availability:
Flexible with appointments
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Farag trained in renal and acute general medicine at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, and in elderly and general medicine at University Hospital, Cardiff.

Dr Farag helped set up stroke services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital, and later joined the team at Watford Stroke Unit. He went on to work as Consultant Physician in General, Elderly and Stroke medicine at Hemel and Watford Hospitals from 1986-2011, and currently practices as a Consultant Physician at Bedford Hospital (NHS), Spire Bushey Hospital and Spire Harpenden Hospital for his private practice.

Out-patient service at Spire Harpenden: I concentrate on neurovascular and transient ischemic attacks both for general patients and elderly medicine patients with age related disease.

Inpatient services: I cover acute elderly medical problems, rehabilitation, medical referrals for oncology and post-operative medical management.I also have an interest in the treatment of post-stroke care and rehabilitation.  Cognitive impairment, re-assessment, diagnosis and treatment are some of my specialities.

Personal profile:

Dr Farag enjoys teaching and learning within his medical field. He also enjoys reading literature especially Latin American and European writers. Film and digital photography are also of interest to him.

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