Dr Murugiah Seevaratnam
Consultant Physician/General Medicine
I am a Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine. I qualified in medicine from Sri Lanka’s Colombo University, while playing First Class cricket. After training posts at Enfield, Northampton and Southampton University I was appointed Consultant at North and East Herts NHS Trust. In 2014 I moved into private practice full-time.
As an acute physician taking unselected medical admissions, I gained broad clinical experience in diagnosis and management of a wide range of medical conditions in adults over 18 years. I see patients with all types of general medical problems, including acute illnesses.
My sub-speciality interests within general internal medicine include acute medical illnesses, geriatric medicine, infections, TIAs, respiratory illnesses, hypertension, giddiness and blackouts, memory problems and dementias.
Within the Trust I have been; Clinical Director, Chairman of Trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and Medical Lead in Trust Ethics Committee.
Many clinician colleagues, staff members and GPs seek out myself for my clinical opinion. I make myself available, admit patients and see outpatients routinely and, when urgent/necessary, the same day.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Murugiah Seevaratnam at Spire include:
General medical problems including acute illnesses (age 18 and above), geriatric medicine, general internal medicine, respiratory illnesses, giddiness & blackouts, memory problems and dementia.
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
FRCP / UK / 1988
Royal College of Physicians of London
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
British Medical Association
British Geriatrics Society
Consultant Physician East and North Herts NHS Trust until 2014. Since 2014 full time in private practice.
I am married and have a son. As an outstanding wicket keeper I played First Class and representative cricket in Sri Lanka. I also played at Middlesex County League Cricket. Besides sport and keeping fit I enjoy food, wine and music.