Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Awards

14 2017 Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Awards , HP170006 The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic was founded by Dr AdamFriedmann to establish a leading service provider in the field of private dermatology in London. There are comfortable consultation rooms and facilities to provide treatments such as cryotherapy and skin surgery on site. We profiled the firm to find out a bit more about the clinic’s success. The Harley Street Clinic has a team of eight fully qualified, highly trained expert dermatologists who can identify and treat the rarest and most difficult to diagnose skin, hair, nail and genital conditions. The firm’s consultants are trained in adult and paediatric dermatology, treating patients of all ages from all around the world. It has become one of the biggest providers of private medical dermatology in the country and are extremely highly rated amongst our clients. Adam gives us an overview of some of the services that the facility provides. “In addition to treating physical symptoms, we also provide care to help with the other effects that these conditions can have on your health and wellbeing. The clinic has a clinical psychologist to provide emotional support and offer advice on living with a skin condition. Having a skin condition or chronic dermatological problem can have a big impact on the quality of living, and it can leave you feeling self-conscious or anxious when you meet other people. Our experienced psychologist can help you to adjust to your diagnosis and provide tools to help you cope with your symptoms and the struggles that come from.” To be successful, a company must have an overall mission and goals which staff aspire to reach and fulfil. Adam outlines the clinic’s overall mission, with the company aiming to be in a position to expand again, having recently done so. “At the Harley Street Clinic, our mission is to become a renowned dermatological centre of excellence. Our consultant dermatologists specialise in the medical aspects of skin disease and are able to treat conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases such as lupus to skin cancer. Our service is positioned as a premium experience and the reputation is upheld by delivering an excellent patient journey from booking, to consultation to the completion of treatment. We have recently expanded and been going through a refurbishment- the finishing touches are still being worked on, but we are all very proud of our new consulting rooms. There are further expansion plans for December this year with the acquisition of another suite of medical rooms. We plan to provide more medical dermatological services in-house, reducing the need to use local trusted providers and ultimately deliver a more efficient patient service.” Adam states how the expertise of the clinic’s staff helps it to overcome most of the challenges that present themselves within the industry and how they are always looking to learn. Only top and fully qualified consultant dermatologists are employed to guarantee patients can receive a diagnosis, appropriate treatment and management plan in such a way that suits an individual’s personal needs. “Offering a variety of services, our clinic leans towards the medical side of dermatology, and all consultants are qualified skin surgeons able to remove cancers, moles and other lumps and bumps from the skin for medical purposes, but occasionally undertake cosmetic treatment such as a small mole removal. They spend their professional life exclusively treating skin disease. Consequently, this gives them the highest level of expertise and experience in the field of dermatology. Having done research and publishing papers in medical dermatology, most have undertaken research in their field of interest and published their findings in international journals, making them world authorities.” Keeping up to dates with developments within the industry and staying ahead of any advances which may affect the clinic, Adam notes that all of the facility’s consultants attend events around the world in order continue their professional development. The clinic and its staff are always looking ahead to the bigger picture, and Adam concludes by explaining how important the impact of skin medication can have, as this is the foundation that the clinic was built on. Dermatologist of the Year 2017 - London “All of our consultants attend continuing professional development events across the globe. With the advent of the biological drugs used to treat psoriasis (amongst other conditions), this has been the biggest development in dermatology over the last 20 years. Psoriasis is now a condition that can be cleared almost completely with injections of these drugs, and very excitingly, the same therapies are now beginning to emerge for the treatment of eczema. We now see a large number of patients who are seeking these treatments, and of course we are able to provide them. “Overall, the improvement in life quality brought about by these medications highlights the impact that severe skin disease can have on life, and how important it is to be able to treat it satisfactorily. This is the founding principle by which the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic was established and by which our consultants continue to practice.”