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The Practice

Our Aim

The Edinburgh Rheumatology Practice aims to provide the best available private medical care for any rheumatological problem, from troublesome backache, painful muscles, disabling arthritis or potentially life threatening complications of connective tissue disease. Many symptoms can be managed in a visit or two. Others, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may entail long-term advice and careful supervision of complex therapies where continuity of care is particularly valued. At the Edinburgh Rheumatology Practice your management will be tailored to your specific requirements and our aim is to provide professional support, advice and information to enable you to participate in making informed decisions about your treatment.

Access

Accessibility is key to our service, whether you require an urgent appointment, a quick response to an e-mail query or advice over the phone. The Edinburgh Rheumatology Practice offers appointments, on referral from your GP, at Spire Shawfair and Murrayfield Hospitals (web link), the Edinburgh Clinic (web link) in Colinton and in private consulting rooms in the New Town. Appointments are routinely available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at other times by arrangement.

Over the years we have established close professional links with recognised experts in other specialties including elective orthopaedic, hand and spinal surgery (Edinburgh Orthopaedics). Our colleagues in musculo-skeletal radiology provide rapid access the latest medical imaging modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine. Finally, of course, we realise that communication with your GP is essential and we ensure that they are kept fully informed of decisions throughout your treatment. For patients visiting from abroad who do not have a regular GP, or for patients seeking more advice, we have excellent links with a city centre GP practice (GPPlus) that offers rapid access to private consultation and a wide variety of other medical services.

The Edinburgh Rheumatology Practice is recognised by all major health insurers- BUPA, AXA PPP, Standard Life, AVIVA, WPA, Simply Health etc and we will invoice your insurance company directly for settlement of your account. We are happy to accept uninsured patients who may settle their account directly with us by cheque or credit card. We will always give an indication of the likely cost of any treatment that we offer and you are welcome to discuss this with us prior to your initial appointment.

Accounts and Billing

For billing and account queries please contact Julie Ives:
Tel: 0131 556 8490
julie@edrheumatology.co.uk

For treatment enquiries please contact Dr C Michael Lambert:
Tel: 07831 532 127
michael@edrheumatology.co.uk

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