Dr Syed Rizvi

Consultant Physician

MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, Diploma in Cardiology (London)


Specialises in

Consultant Physician at Watford General Hospital. (From 1 May 2001 to date)

I am a Senior Physician in a substantive Consultant post in a Watford District General Hospital since 1 May 2001 in the Department of Medicine. My duties are supervision of one Specialist Registrar, one GP trainee, one Core Medical Trainee and one Foundation Trainee Year 1 and teaching students from University College London and University of Grenada.

I conduct three ward rounds per week on acutely ill medical patients with a wide variety of acute medical illnesses as well as elderly inpatients. I am on call for unselected medical patients of all ages as per general medical rota.

I do one outpatient clinics per week for complex medical problems and one outpatient clinic per week for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to the above I have a special interest in looking after 22 rehabilitation patients at Langley House Rehabilitation Unit and I do two ward rounds per week for patients undergoing rehabilitation through multidisciplinary team following a stroke, surgery or needing medical rehabilitation.

I am involved in audit meetings and the clinical governance programme in my department. I am the lead for teaching programme for our department and conduct teaching meetings on every Monday between 1pm - 2pm in our Postgraduate Centre. I am a MRCP examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London for the PACES examination for the MRCP. I provide outpatient consultation as well as inpatient admission for patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical problems.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Syed Rizvi at Spire include:

Geriatric medicine

Other treatments

  • Acute confusional state
  • Anaemia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bowel problems
  • Cellulitis
  • Constipation
  • Falls, recurrent falls
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Poor mobility
  • TIA
  • Urinary tract infections
  • I provide home visits for patients who cannot come to the clinics or are acutely ill

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Rehabilitation
Strokes
Stroke medicine

Special clinical interests: Patients with multiple and complex medical conditions; Cardio–respiratory diseases; Stroke rehabilitation; Rehabilitation medicine; Pre and post-operative medical assessment; Medical input for oncology patients; Medication review; Complete Medical Check up and assessment

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Karachi / 1979
Pakistan

MRCP (UK) / London / 1991
Member of Royal College of Physicians

Diploma in Cardiology / London / 1992
University of London

FRCP / London / 2004
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians


Professional leadership

I am the Lead for teaching programme in my department for the doctors in training.

Research and publications

I am lead for three Parkinson's Disease Research Projects at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust for

  1. PD MED RESEARCH
  2. PD GENETICS
  3. PD REHABILITAION

These are LREC approved National Research Projects. The research study has enrolled over 1600 patients with Parkinson's Disease which began in 2001 and is due to complete in 2019.

  1. I have been the Royal College of Physicians TUTOR from 2002 till 2008.
  2. I am an MRCP Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians since 2008.
  3. I am the lead physician for Elderly Care Teaching and Training Programme since 2001. I personally conduct these well received tutorials for all the junior doctors and registrars in elderly care department.
  4. I teach junior doctors for the MRCP examination. As a previous college tutor, I have special responsibility to maintain the teaching and training of the juniors.
  5. I am an Honorary Lecturer for undergraduate medical students at University College London (UCL) and Greneda from 2005 till now.
  6. Public Health Awareness; I have given many lectures to the general public in our local community on topics such as health awareness, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease and Parkinson's disease between 2001 and now.
  7. My talks have been featured in the local newspaper, and I received commendation from the President of the local PD society and Local Temples.

Current NHS posts

 Consultant Physician, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Personal profile

I am married with three daughters. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy reading and photography when I get time.

Contact information

Telephone 0208 901 5555
Private secretary Marie White
Private secretary telephone 0780 967 0192
Private secretary fax 01923 841 134