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    Hi all,

    I visited Dr Chu for a follow up appointment in London yesterday and he advised that he is unfortunately retiring in December.

    He has confirmed that one of his students will be taking over from him and will provide the same service at Skinmedico.

    I didn’t manage to catch his student’s name but I was told she will be taking bookings at around end of November.

    I’ll update this post once I’ve got more details for anyone interested.

    Many thanks

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    There was another thread about this but it's a good conversation to keep going - who do people think is the best dermatologist in the UK to treat rosacea, with Dr Chu retiring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antwantsclear View Post
    There was another thread about this but it's a good conversation to keep going - who do people think is the best dermatologist in the UK to treat rosacea, with Dr Chu retiring?
    Depends on what approach you want to take. For laser treatment, Dr Sheth has been incredible for me over the years.

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    My recommendation is to fly over to Ireland and see Dr. Frank Powell, who wrote the book on rosacea.

    Watch this video to learn about Dr. Powell

    I have tried to get Dr. Powell to be on the RRDi MAC and keep trying.

    Is anyone else trying to do do anything about bringing rosacea experts together into one consensus? Let me know about it. Is David Pascoe still active? Haven't heard from him for a while, even though he owns RF. Does anyone even know who runs RF? I doubt it. It is so weird that no one even cares anymore about trying to get rosaceans together into a one cohesive group. I have tried for over fifteen years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    My recommendation is to fly over to Ireland and see Dr. Frank Powell, who wrote the book on rosacea.

    Watch this video to learn about Dr. Powell

    I have tried to get Dr. Powell to be on the RRDi MAC and keep trying.

    Is anyone else trying to do do anything about bringing rosacea experts together into one consensus? Let me know about it. Is David Pascoe still active? Haven't heard from him for a while, even though he owns RF. Does anyone even know who runs RF? I doubt it. It is so weird that no one eIven cares anymore about trying to get rosaceans together into a one cohesive group. I have tried for over fifteen years.
    I've never heard someone whose actually been able to get an appointment with Prof Powell. He is now semi-retired I believe and only does private practice. There is also a huge shortage of specialist consultants in most specialties in Ireland - far more so than in the UK. Another well respected dermatologist in Ireland, for example, has a two year private waiting list - such lists are unknown in UK dermatology as far as I'm aware (at least for private appointments).

    It would be interesting if anyone has been able to see the Belgian dermatologist in that video who he interviews, as she has similar ideas about the role of demodex mites and rosacea and would be worth consulting I think.

    It's also relatively cheap and easy to travel to Germany from the UK, and I think there are some pretty good research clinicians in rosacea there - e.g. authors of one of the books in the 'Book Reviews' tab above - Kligman. I think there are some German language forums discussing rosacea and the clinicians there that do not really meet with our English language discussions that may be very helpful to link together - I notice very few German participants in our forum. A German language speaker found the advice to wear a hat for ear rosacea from one of their discussions and let me know - something I now do all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihaveitnow View Post
    Hi all,

    I visited Dr Chu for a follow up appointment in London yesterday and he advised that he is unfortunately retiring in December.

    He has confirmed that one of his students will be taking over from him and will provide the same service at Skinmedico.

    I didn’t manage to catch his student’s name but I was told she will be taking bookings at around end of November.

    I’ll update this post once I’ve got more details for anyone interested.

    Many thanks
    Hey, I am a patient of Professor Chu's and see him at Skin Medico. The lady overtaking him is called Sue May Ang. prof Chu believes that she is very good and he has trained her.

    I am DEVASTATED he is leaving and worried about having a new dermatologist. I just hope she is as good and understanding as he is.

    Have you managed to see her yet? or anything?

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginaisred View Post
    Hey, I am a patient of Professor Chu's and see him at Skin Medico. The lady overtaking him is called Sue May Ang. prof Chu believes that she is very good and he has trained her.

    I am DEVASTATED he is leaving and worried about having a new dermatologist. I just hope she is as good and understanding as he is.

    Have you managed to see her yet? or anything?

    G
    Dr Sue Ang also sees patients on Harley Street, which may be more convenient for some people than Chiswick, though I've not seen her yet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antwantsclear View Post
    I've never heard someone whose actually been able to get an appointment with Prof Powell. He is now semi-retired I believe and only does private practice. There is also a huge shortage of specialist consultants in most specialties in Ireland - far more so than in the UK. Another well respected dermatologist in Ireland, for example, has a two year private waiting list - such lists are unknown in UK dermatology as far as I'm aware (at least for private appointments).

    It would be interesting if anyone has been able to see the Belgian dermatologist in that video who he interviews, as she has similar ideas about the role of demodex mites and rosacea and would be worth consulting I think.

    It's also relatively cheap and easy to travel to Germany from the UK, and I think there are some pretty good research clinicians in rosacea there - e.g. authors of one of the books in the 'Book Reviews' tab above - Kligman. I think there are some German language forums discussing rosacea and the clinicians there that do not really meet with our English language discussions that may be very helpful to link together - I notice very few German participants in our forum. A German language speaker found the advice to wear a hat for ear rosacea from one of their discussions and let me know - something I now do all the time.
    I saw Prof. Frank Powell earlier this year in the Mater Private. My GP organised the referral. I was waiting about 2 months. It didn’t help me at all. What sort of rosacea do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginaisred View Post
    Hey, I am a patient of Professor Chu's and see him at Skin Medico. The lady overtaking him is called Sue May Ang. prof Chu believes that she is very good and he has trained her.

    I am DEVASTATED he is leaving and worried about having a new dermatologist. I just hope she is as good and understanding as he is.

    Have you managed to see her yet? or anything?

    G
    I'm really anxious that Professor Chu has retired too. I saw him a few weeks ago at Skin Medico. He recommended a dermatologist called Dr Charakida who practises on Harley Street and who he said he has worked with for the past 10 years or so. He assured me that she will continue giving the same medications that he has been giving. He said that Sue May Ang won't be practising in London for long. Has anyone seen Dr Charakida?
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    Quote Originally Posted by owldog View Post
    I'm really anxious that Professor Chu has retired too. I saw him a few weeks ago at Skin Medico. He recommended a dermatologist called Dr Charakida who practises on Harley Street and who he said he has worked with for the past 10 years or so. He assured me that she will continue giving the same medications that he has been giving. He said that Sue May Ang won't be practising in London for long. Has anyone seen Dr Charakida?
    I will also be going to see Dr Charakida soon and so am interested if anyone has any experience of being treated by her?

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