Dr Robert Michael Bernstein 01626425

General (internal) medicine, Rheumatology


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About me

I come from a medical family over several generations and studied medicine at Cambridge and University College London. I undertook and collaborated in research into autoimmune disease and therapies for arthritis in Manchester and before that at the Royal Postgraduate (Imperial) Medical School in London and in the USA at Denver and Cold Spring Harbor. This work has led to more than 100 publications and over 9200 citations by other authors.

I worked in the NHS as a consultant physician and rheumatologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary and continue in private practice and as an honorary lecturer with the University of Manchester. I also act as a medicolegal expert in rheumatology for the Courts. In private practice I see patients with a wide variety of rheumatological conditions. I try to take a holistic view.

Areas of interest

Arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis; osteoarthritis; reactive arthritis; gout; uric acid; pseudogout; crystal arthritis; polymyalgia rheumatica; temporal arteritis; vasculitis; systemic lupus erythematosus; lupus; SLE; antiphospholipid syndrome, Hughes syndrome; myositis; Raynaud's; scleroderma; systemic sclerosis; widespread musculoskeletal pain; fibromyalgia; soft tissue rheumatism; tennis elbow; ankylosing spondylitis; back pain; backache; steroid injections.

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

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