Dr Raafat Reda Farag

Consultant Physician General and Stroke Medicine

MB. BcH, MRCP, FRCP (London)

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Personal profile

Dr Farag trained in Renal and Acute general medicine at Kent and Canterbury Hospital and then for Elderly and General Medicine at the Professorial Unit of University Hospital Cardiff.

After being instrumental in the creation of specialist stroke services at Hemel Hempstead he later joined the team at Watford Stroke Unit, working as a consultant Physician in General, Elderly and Stroke medicine at both Hemel Hempstead and Watford Hospital from 1986 to 2011.

Dr Farag is now a Consultant Physician at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and a PACES examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer of postgraduate medicine at the University of Hertfordshire.

He holds clinics at both The Saxon Clinic and Manor Hospital where he sees patients for a variety of conditions. These include neurovascular and transient ischemic attacks with outpatient sessions for general and elderly medicine patients in need for medical assessment and treatment. He also sees patients for post stroke prevention and rehabilitation, gait problems, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairment as well as dementia re assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

For recreation Dr Farag enjoys reading Latin American and European literature as well as film and digital photography with a particular interest in landscapes and portraits.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians

  • British Geriatric Society

  • British Association of Stroke Physicians

Clinical Interests

Scope of Practice

  • Stroke Medicine
  • Management of challenging medical problems in old age
  • Post Stroke rehabilitation
  • Stroke prevention
  • Gait problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cognitive Impairment Dementia assessment, diagnosis and treatment

Areas of Expertise

  • Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)
  • Memory, cognition Problems and Dementia
  • Elderly Medicine

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

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