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Dr Bernadette Coker
Dr Bernadette Coker
MD MSc Dip Med Lead Cert Med Ed (UCL) MRCP (UK)
Respiratory Medicine
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About

Dr Bernadette Coker is a Senior Consultant with 19 years’ experience in treating patients with all medical and respiratory problems. She has a particular interest in sleep disorder assessment and treatments. She is a Lead Physician in acute non-invasive ventilation, which improves survival of patients with respiratory failure.

 

Dr Coker also developed a comprehensive sleep service for patients suffering from sleep disorders and has a particular expertise in treating patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Dr Coker also implemented innovative treatments and techniques for patients with pleural effusions. She is a champion of patients’ safety and delivers high quality of care, which she has been awarded a Clinical Excellence Award.

 

She launched a modern allergy service with comprehensive testing and immunotherapy.

 

Dr Coker is an accomplished medical teacher and trainer. She established a number of national courses for doctors, which more information can be found on www.fordoctorsbydoctors.co.uk. She is promoting and leading on simulation training for doctors to improve patient’s safety and outcomes. Dr Coker is recognised as an Excellent Clinical Supervisor and she was ACCS Faculty Member in London Deanery assessing and recruiting doctors into speciality training.

 

Her research interests include sleep related breathing disorders, periodic limb movement disorders and non-invasive techniques to treat these conditions, allergy assessments and it’s the most effective treatments including immunotherapy, very accurate assessments and excellent treatments for pleural effusions related to respiratory infections and lung cancer. She has published a number of scientific articles in these areas and she is regularly invited to lecture at national and international meetings.

 

Dr Coker sees all general medical and respiratory patients but has a special interest in the assessments of sleep problems, breathlessness, chest pains, cough and allergy testing. She works in partnership with London Sleep Centre, Harley Street.

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Special Interests

  • Acid reflux
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Acute liver failure
  • Acute medical admissions
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Acutely sick patients
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Allergy
  • Allergy testing
  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune lung disease
  • Breathlessness
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cough Fitness for surgery & pre-operative optimisation
  • Fitness to fly General respiratory medicine
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pneumonia and infections
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Rheumatological lung disease Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnoea and sleep disorders Snoring Tuberculosis (TB) Wheeze

Education

  • MD
  • MSc
  • Dip Med Lead
  • Cert Med Ed (UCL)
  • MRCP 

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Abbi Lulsegged

05-07-2017
Dr. Coker is an excellent General Physician, Respiratory Physician, and Sleep specialist. She has been very helpful to me in managing patients with complex obesity with respiratory complications. She is thorough and committed.
For specialty: Respiratory Medicine
For conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Connection: Is a colleague