Dr Ashok has been a Consultant Rheumatologist since 2008 and has broad experience in the diagnosis of all musculo-skeletal rheumatic conditions. Dr Ashok' has extensive experience in the provision of soft tissue and joint injections for the relief of pain and inflammation and has a particular interest in managing early inflammatory arthritis.
A prompt diagnosis, early and effective management could change the course of many inflammatory conditions more so in rheumatoid arthritis, Dr Ashok has a special interest in managing early arthritis. However in her every day work she manages the full range of rheumatological problems as specified below:
Rheumatology is a branch of medicine which specialises in diagnosing and treating disease that affects joints and muscles.
Rheumatologist treat arthritis, autoimmune conditions such as connective tissue disease, soft tissue pathologies, musculoskeletal pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and other related disorders.
Many times pain in the joints is relatively minor and will subside after a few days of modified activity and rest. If pain becomes worse or persists for a week or more, an underlying medical condition may be responsible and an appointment should be made with a Doctor.
Early treatment is often the best way to manage rheumatological conditions, but many rheumatic diseases are difficult to identify until they enter later stages.
Rheumatologists are specially trained to detect the causes of pain and swelling affecting the joints, and thus allowing aright diagnosis and prompt effective treatment.
Rheumatologist work closely with the patients and able to tailor the treatment depending on the patients need.
- Dr Ashok registered provider of healthcare for all the major insurance companies, including BUPA, BUPA International, AXA, AVIVA, Prudential, Beneden, CIGNA, Standard Life, Simply HEALTH, WPA etc.
- If you are an insured patient please contact your insurer to obtain an authorisation number prior to your consultation with us. Please check for any policy excess you may have on your policy with insurer.
Location: Broomfield Hospital
Dr Ashok is very knowledgeable and is very empathetic. She listens to patients and is clearly interested in helping patients improve their conditions and quality of life. She is also cheerful and approachable. My rheumatoid arthritis has been greatly alleviated due to her knowledge and care.
I would highly recommend her and consider myself lucky to have been under her care.
Location: The Chelmsford Hospital
Dr Ashok is personable, calm, considered and very knowledgeable. She got to the root of my issue that lots of others have missed. She has been flexible with her time and clear with her explanations.
It has been such a relief to receive a prompt diagnosis and treatment that has enabled me to return to normal life' so quickly.
Location: Spire Hartswood Hospital
Fantastic consultant with an excellent bedside manner. More importantly you get the feeling that she cares.
Went to see her as she treated a friend of mine who recommended her. Found her to be really good. Did an injection on me which sorted out the problem and I barely felt it.
Location: Medical Practice
Service: Aches and pains
"After spending most of last year with aches and pains, with no real diagnosis from my doctors, I decided to seek private advice from Dr Ashok having read of her wide experience of rheumatology. She was very sympathetic to my problem and after thorough examination and tests diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis. With my consent she gave me some immediate relief in the form of a steroid injection and started me on medication after fully explaining the benefits and possible side effects. I had follow up appointments to check my progress and am pleased to say my arthritis is now under control. I found Dr Ashok to be very caring and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone suffering with rheumatology problems. "
Location: Medical Practice
Dr Ashok is possibly the best Rheumatologist I have ever seen. Very friendly, knowledgeable, well mannered and explained me so well.
Pain in joints throughout my body
"I had my first consultation with Dr Ashok, during which time she listened carefully to my symptoms. Dr Ashok diagnosed polymyalgia rheumatic symptoms. I had blood tests taken and a full examination. I was given an injection, which could last for 6-8 weeks. This has been successful to relieve me of the pain I had suffered for 6 months. Until I attended Dr Ashok's consultation at Baddow Clinicnobody had been able to stop the pain. I would highly recommend Dr Ashok as a very caring doctor. Marion from Thundersley."