Consultant Profile

Dr Pia Amsler

Dr Pia Amsler MD MRCP Dipl Pall Med
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Palliative medicine
    • Palliative medicine
Special clinical interests:

Pain Management in patients with non-curative diseases and End Of Life Care;
Supporting patients with difficult to control symptoms during active management of cancer eg during chemotherapy;
Supportive care and symptom management in neurological conditions (eg Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neuron Disease) and other non-malignant chronic illnesses (eg cardiac, respiratory and renal conditions)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Palliative Care at Isabel hospice, Welwyn Garden City
Honorary Consultant at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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

Member of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the German Association for Palliative Care
Member of the Medical Women’s Federation

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
07455 298052
Personal email address:
Patients can be seen as and when required, either in an Out-Patient setting or during their In-Patient stay at Spire Harpenden Hospital
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Pain control and managing difficult symptoms in patients with cancer, both those undergoing active oncology treatment and those with more advanced disease, form the main part of Dr Amsler’s work. A comprehensive review of the patients’ physical, emotional and social needs is the most important element of her practice.

She also has a substantial interest in symptom control for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses other than cancer, such as Parkinson’s Disease and other degenerative neurological conditions; chronic cardiopulmonary diseases such as heart failure and COPD as well as advanced renal failure.

Having studied in Aachen, Germany, Dr Amsler came to England as a junior doctor and soon decided to specialise in Palliative Medicine. She trained in symptom control and palliative care in various hospitals and hospices in Cardiff, Oxfordshire, Cambridge and Essex. Dr Amsler works as a Consultant Palliative Care Physician at Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City since 2007 to support patients and their families in Hertfordshire.

Personal profile:

I spend most of my free time with my four young children and at their primary school where I am the chairperson of the Parents-Teacher-Association. Working in my vegetable and flower garden provides me with important time out to relax as do our recently acquired flock of chickens. When training in Cardiff, I was introduced to quilting and still enjoy the associated creativity and meeting other local quilters.

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Dr Pia Amsler

Dr Pia Amsler Palliative medicine Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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