Dr Randa Alshakh

Consultant Rheumatologist

MRCP UK (CCT rheumatology)


Specialises in

I specialise in rheumatology with special interest in inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis. I am competent in performing ultrasound scans of joints. I also have special interest in the management of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and assessment of bone density (DEXA) scans.

Other areas of interest include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and soft tissue problems, lupus and connective tissue diseases, vasculitis and polymyalgia rheumatica.

I am a principal investigator for relevant research studies.

I am the lead of undergraduate education in rheumatology.

I work for the GMC (General Medical Council) as an associate.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Randa Alshakh at Spire include:

Rheumatology

Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain management
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

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Additional information

Rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoporosis

Ankylosing spondylitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Connective tissue diseases Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Osteoarthritis Plymyalgia rheumatica. Psoriatic arthritis Reactive arthritis Soft tissue problems Vasculitis

MRCP UK (Rheumatology). 2019 Gordon Davis Prize. Highly commended for outstanding F1 trainee / RCP London / 2018
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Society of Rheumatology


Professional leadership

Undergraduate Education Lead for rheumatology
Lead for the rheumatology unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital


Articles

Evaluating the need for an acute rheumatology referral service
April 2019

Denosumab, an effective therapy for hypercalcaemia of sarcoidosis with severe renal impairment
December 2020

Experience of management of chronic kidney disease- mineral and bone disorder at a district general hospital, UK
December 2020

Hypercalcaemia of sarcoidosis in a patient with severe renal impairment successfully treated with denosumab

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

I enjoy yoga and running. I love hiking and mountain climbing. Sometimes I write short stories. And I am learning to fly!