Dr Upul Fernando

Consultant Physician

MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP (Geriatric)

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I have been a consultant physician in general medicine and care of elderly medicine for four years. I participate in the acute medical rota at Walsall Manor NHS hospital and provide two medical clinics per week. Therefore have extensive experience in managing acute and long term common medical problems and emergencies. I provide a full range of acute, long term care and domiciliary consultation services for the elderly residents of the borough.

I am the lead physician in faints, funny turns and collapsing episodes at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. I am a strong believer in a whole-person holistic approach to patient's care and specialise in comprehensive geriatric assessment (comprehensive assessment of older adults). I always put patients and their families in the centre of the decision making process and help them to regain control over their lives.

I provide a comprehensive assessment of multiple medical problems with the patient centred model. "A geriatrician and general physician, he has a broad medical knowledge and is the last word for people who have been given many different drugs by many different specialists and want a definitive answer." My patient's feedback on independent rating "I Want Great Care" has been phenomenal.

I am the expert in faints (syncope) falls with poor mobility and tilt table testing at the Walsall Manor Hospital. In addition to that movement disorders, memory impairment/confusion, bone health, elderly epilepsy and stoke medicine are my other expertise areas.

I am the lead for adult safeguarding at Walsall Manor Hospital and lead for falls, syncope and tilt table testing.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Upul Fernando at Spire include:

General medicine

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Alzheimers disease
Movement disorders
Memory disorders
Pain management
Psycho geriatric medicine

Special clinical interests: Collapse, Funny turns and dizzy spells, Tilt Table Testing, Falls, frailty and rehabilitation, Complex older patients, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Neurology in the older person, Insomnia, Epilepsy, Complex diagnostic problems, Pre and post operative assessments, Assessment of mental capacity, Adult safeguarding, Confusion/Delirium, Depression in the older person, Blood pressure issues, Heart Failure in elderly, Incontinence, Polypharmacy/Multiple Medication use, Home/care home visits.

MBBS / University of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Undergraduate professional degree in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school

MD / University of Colombo, Sri Lanka / 2006
Doctor of Medicine
Higher postgraduate degree given to Physicians on successful completion on postgraduate training and passing entrance and exit examinations

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London, UK / 2009
Member of Royal college of Physicians
MRCP is a postgraduate medical diploma in the United Kingdom awarded to physicians once completed all relevant examinations and further medical training

MRCP in Geriatric / Royal College of Physicians, London, UK / 2011
Member of Royal college of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine
MRCP in Geriatric is a diploma/ Specialty Certificate Examination awarded to Physicians to ensure that certified specialists have sufficient knowledge and training in geriatric or elderly care medicine to practice safely and competently as consultants

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh -UK / 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Physician
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP) is an accolade held by some of the most exceptional and innovative physicians in the world. It is a mark of your achievement and skill as a doctor and recognises your ongoing contribution to the profession

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Private secretary Kelly Powell
Private secretary telephone 01922 656490
Private secretary email kelly.powell1@nhs.net