I am Dr Swan

I've been a Consultant Cardiologist for more than 30 years. I work in the NHS and also run a private practice which has pioneered patient cardiology telephone consultations. (You can read my full bio here ..../)

If you have symptoms that are concerning you then you can book a telephone or video consultation with me now using my online booking system ...../

  • Telephone Appointments

    Most people choose a telephone call consultation. Choose the day and time that suits you best. You don't need to be my patient and you don't need to speak to your GP first.

    I can talk to you about any health issues that you have - it's just like a normal appointment only by phone instead - and more convenient under the current circumstances.

  • Video Consultations

    If you would prefer a video consultation I can arrange this via Zoom, WhatsApp of Google Meetings. I can usually offer a same day, or next day, consultations.

I can help you with

Whatever you do don't put off talking to a specialist, the quicker we find out what is causing your symptoms the better.

Frequently asked

I have tried to answer the most asked questions about telephone and video consultations on my frequently asked questions page here ...../ If you have others then get in touch using my contact page here ..../

Can anyone book a telephone consultation?

Yes. You don't need anyone's permission to book a consultation with me. If you have concerns about your health you can book a consultation at a time that best suits you using my online booking system. You don't need a GP referral and you don't have to wait.

What's does a telephone consultation involve?

I can cover most of the things that you would normally expect to happen in a physical, face to face consultation.

I will take a detailed history and go over the symptoms and health issues that you have. If further tests are required I can advise you what is required and in some cases arrange those for you. I will address your concerns with a professional medical assessment of your condition.

I can give you advice about medications and issue prescriptions if required.

How much does an telephone consultation cost?

A general cardiology telephone consultation costs £95. You can pay this when you book your appointment online. You can change the appointment details up to 24 hours beforehand. Additional tests may be required and there are full details here on my 'Fees and Treatment Prices' page.

What happens after I book my appointment?

You will immediately receive a booking confirmation confirming the day and time for your telephone consultation. My practice manager will confirm your appointment details by email during office hours.

Please remember to have your contact telephone/mobile with you at all times 15 minutes before your appointment time as we tend to run on schedule!

I will attempt to call you three times. If there is a problem don't worry my practice team will keep trying and can rearrange the appointment as necessary.

What happens after my telephone consultation?

If further tests or treatments are required you have two options. I can book these for you privately or if you would prefer a referral back into the appropriate NHS waiting list I can advise how you can go about it, and in some cases makes the referral for you. I'll discuss both options with you thoroughly before we finish though so you will know exactly what is going to happen next.

If I book a private consultation does that mean I have to pay for any future tests & treatments as well?

No, you can switch back to NHS treatment and, if I can, I will make the referral onto the relevant waiting list for you.

After treatment, you also have the option to re-book with me privately whenever you want.