I have recently seen Dr. Latheef because of a skin concern which was worrying me. He was careful, thorough and utterly professional in his investigation and ultimate diagnosis. Just as importantly, I think, he immediately tuned into my anxiety and was sensitive and compassionate. Rarely have I seen such a combination of professionalism and human concern in a consultant. He is ,I think, exceptional.
I visited Dr Latheef out of desperation as I was at an all time low with how I was feeling with my skin. I never really had bad skin as a teenager and only the last few years I have really struggled with having large Acne and greasy skin. I’m a 37 year old Male. 2-3 times a day I was checking my skin wondering where the next giant spot would be. This really knocked my confidence on a personal level and commercially for my business. I would rather pass on social events or meetings if my face had spots. Dr Latheef was really understanding of how I was feeling and understood what I was going through and started me on a treatment. I have to say that the treatment has been absolutely amazing. After 2-3 weeks of starting the treatment my spots cleared up. No longer was I having to check my face for spots appearing, which in turn boosted my confidence. I am eternally grateful for the help from Dr Latheef and would recommend any men who feel down about their skin problems to get in touch. You won’t forget it. Thank you.
At the age of 24 I started to suffer from acne that was getting increasingly worse and painful each day. I tried to get help from the GP however, it was not deemed severe enough to get referred to see a dermatologist. I found Dr. Faheem Latheef online one day and was contemplating for half a year whether I should get into contact. At this point I had lost self confidence due to my appearance and just wanted help to resolve my skin. I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Latheef and till this day I still wish I had gone to see him sooner. He is very attentive, takes his time to listen to you and problems you may have whilst on treatment. He is patient in explaining anything you don't understand and also very assertive when it comes to his diagnoses of your skin and recommendations whilst you are on treatment. He really cares about what results you want and is realistic about it. I have been on treatment with him for 8 months now and words cannot describe how pleased I am with my skin! I am spot free and have regained my confidence back! I would highly recommend and urge any acne sufferers to get in contact with Dr. Latheef because if I wasn't contemplating for half a year, I would of had clear skin sooner and I wouldn't have left my acne to get so bad. Thank You again Dr. Latheef!
After 7 years of being diagnosed as suffering with Hydradenitis Suppurativa and many treatments of anti biotics I was referred to Dr Latheef for a consultation. He listens to you and asks all the relevant questions. His manner is incredibly reassuring. He prescribed a very intense and high dose of medication which I followed, he saw me mid way through to ensure all was well.
The medication 'cured' my symptoms and the hope and relief I was given is beyond articulating. My grateful thanks and I continue on the follow up prescription.
I suffered from solar keratosis of the lips for 35 years but didn't know what it was until it was recently diagnosed. I went to numerous dermatology departments over the years thinking it was allergies and numerous ointments but nothing worked. My face and lips were badly sunburned as a teenager and my lips never fully healed they were flaky and scabby all the time. The scabs and flakes fell away and felt raw and new scabs would form but they never healed it was a continuous cycle which I thought I would have to live with for the rest of my life. Then I was referred to Dr lafeeth and said it was probably acnitic Kealitis. ?? So he prescribed flouricil cream 5%. He said apply to the lips once a day. For first week it was ok it just felt tight and lips a slight sting. Day 6 the scabs began to form and it got worse. The doctor said the worse the reaction it proved the cream was doing its job and the lip skin was badly damaged. I went to work with it and it looked horrendous. The scabbing lasted 2 weeks and eventually it improved. It is a form of chemotherapy cream so I assumed it burned away the damaged skin to reveal the healthy tissue underneath. It is a drastic treatment but it does work just don't plan any social events as it isn't pretty! Now for next 3 months I will use solaraze cream on lips and face to clear up any residual sun damage. The undiagnosed condition did affect my life for so many years. I was shy with women because of my flaky scabby lips. If you think you have the same condition then there are treatments. Sun damage is my occupational hazard as I've been a postman for 35 years. Plus running cycling and metal detecting. So I cover up every day of the year now with sun block spf 50 and lip block.
Hi all, I really hope my review helps you if you have been suffering from acne like me from my early teens. Background information: I was first diagnosed with Acne when I was age 15 years old, at the age I really did not know what acne was all I need was I had spots. Oftenly, people would say it was because I was eating too much chocolate, sometimes I would agree others I would disagree. As usual I started to see my GP and of course I was given various topical medication and antibiotic, despite sharing 6-7 different antibiotic nothing really worked for my skin. Experience with Harley St London: After battling with my confident and self-esteem in my early 20’s, I was so desperate for anything and I mean ANYTHING to improve my skin, I went ahead and did my own research online. I came across Harley Street Skin Clinic in London, after looking at all the different treatments they offer. I pleaded for my family and friends to help me in funding for these expensive treatment, I really thought this would be the break through my skin needed. I booked a consultation and I was promised that I would notice a significant improvement after 12 weeks of skin treatment. I had chemical peel, laser treatment, Glycolic peel, Jessner peel and dermaroller as well as buying their products at the clinic which was more expensive then the treatment itself. After the 12 weeks, I did not notice any visible improvement and after consulting with Harley st Skin Clinic they insisted that I should continue with my treatment plan and be patient as it will take a while to see the changes. I was so disappointed as at this point, I had spent a lot of money which in my opinion went to waste sadly. This really shows that sometime not even the most well-known or award winning clinic can’t help. My personal advice would be do your own research and look for consultants/ specialist that are highly experience and are really willing to help re-build your confident, self-esteem and put their patients at the centre of their decision-making. After much disappointment with Harley st, I spent weeks and weeks searching for a dermatologist, I was so relieved when I came across Dr Faheem Latheef, I read through all his amazing reviews from his clients and I really had a good feeling about this. I immediately called Christine who is Dr Latheef secretary, and she honestly was fantastic and helpful. Christine booked an appointment for me the next day and I commuted to Leeds from London to meet with Dr Latheef. He was absolutely amazing and he really explained to me what the root cause of acne were, he draw a picture of the glands and it almost felt like a ‘science lesson’. That was the point I made my decision that I would like him to treat me for my acne. I committed to travelling to Leeds from London which is a far distance, but I hope this really proves to you that he is worth the travel and he honestly values his clients. My only regret is not finding Dr Latheef earlier, but mostly importantly I am confident with my skin and my friends and family have also noticed the significant improvement too. Please if you are reading this, it means that you have suffered with acne or know someone that has suffered with acne before. Please give him a try in fact speak to Christine (her number can be found on Dr Latheef website), discuss with her what you would like to achieve and a bit about your past experience with acne. I can certainly promise you that you would make the best decisions of your life. I would recommend Dr Faheem Latheef to my family, friends and anyone who is suffering with acne. I am currently on my 2rd month of Roaccutane and my skin is looking amazing and I will great within myself. Thank You So Much Dr Latheef, You are amazing
I have just finished a 6 month course of Accutane under the supervision of Dr Latheef. I found him to be very knowledgeable, understanding and informative. I would definitely recommend him to other people.
I have recently seen Dr Latheef for severe hand excema and I am absolutely amazed with the results. My only regret is that I did not see him years ago! I have struggled with this condition which made simple daily activities so difficult. I saw a dermatologist a few years ago but was discharged from his care with my excema still very much a problem and the impression that it was a chronic condition which I was to manage with steroid creams and emollients. Over the last few years, the excema became unbearable at times. I became more and more dependent on wearing cotton gloves to protect my hands. Holidays were difficult as far as everything seemed to make it worse! The chlorine in the pool, the seawater and sunscreens were not a good combination! I had to stop going to my aqua classes as I couldn’t tolerate the irritation afterwards. When I saw Dr Latheef, I felt so reassured with his caring manner that something could be done. As soon as the treatment started, I could see such a huge improvement and it didn’t take long for my hands to feel, dare I say ‘normal’. My cotton gloves have gone into storage, I am enjoying my aqua classes again and I can’t wait for my next holiday. I honestly thought my hands were beyond help and just can’t believe how they are now. After years of struggling and having a panic attack if someone wanted to greet me by shaking hands, I am over the moon with my hands now. If anyone has a skin condition that is making life difficult, I would totally recommend a visit to Dr Latheef.
In 2017, I suddenly developed a red, angry rash on my chest and arms; it was so uncomfortable, my only relief was sleeping on ice packs. It was in this sorry state that I first met Dr Latheef. His immediate interest in me and his compassion were apparent from the outset. He listened intently as I answered his questions and I felt a huge relief; here was someone who I knew would make me well again.
My initial opinion of Dr Latheef was confirmed by the high opinion the nursing staff seemed to have of him. One nurse told me not to worry, if anyone could make me better it would be Dr Latheef!
He performed a skin biopsy on my chest which required a few stitches afterwards; he did this with great dexterity, care and gentleness and amazingly I don’t even have a small scar!
Over the next couple of months, I was treated with a variety of medications and underwent a number of tests which proved that Dr Latheef’s initial assessment of my condition was correct; I had developed a severe allergy to oak moss and tree moss which are present in many perfumed products. He advised a perfume free environment. This wasn’t easy! (even lavatory cleaner has perfume added). I followed his advice to the letter and gradually my skin returned to normal.
A year on and my skin is healthy. If I have a flare-up, I have the medication to deal with it quickly and effectively.
I worked for the NHS for over 30 years, and met some very talented doctors during that time. Dr Latheef is one of the very best I have met. It was a lucky day for me when I became his patient.
Thank you Faheem Latheef - you are a star!
Dr Latheef is always really friendly and helpful. I never feel rushed when at my appointments as he makes time to chat and see how i have got on with my medication. Thanks to Dr Latheef help my acne prone skin is no longer a problem. I couldnt be happier with the results i have had so far.
I’ve been unfortunate enough to have had a rollercoaster of a journey with my troubled skin over the past few years beginning age 25, having never suffered before with even as much as a blemish, so this was all new to me, and as I’m sure you can sympathise, very disheartening and upsetting.
My journey began when I noticed that I had started to get red painful spots, spreading further and further across my forehead. Immediately, I panicked and went to the doctors, at which point the doctor told me ‘I think you might have acne’. This unsure response didn’t help, and I was prescribed a number of creams which did not work and made my skin feel sore and angry.
Following this I googled ‘how to get rid of acne’ to which a ‘beauty’ dermatologist clinic popped up near to me, offering various facials, treatments etc to ‘get rid of acne’. I had a consultation and was assured all I needed was 4 facials and my acne would be gone, I signed up immediately for my first DMK facial and the DMK treatment products which went alongside this (products circa £300 lasting 3 months, facials £100 per month).
My skin got worse, I had acne all over my chin, my forehead and my nose, I thought the next facial will cure it, it never did. 4 facials went by, my skin had not improved, the number of facials I needed just kept increasing from 4 to 6, 10, 16…
Not only was my skin irritated, sore and painful, I was also spending A LOT of money every month on something which wasn’t working, despite being told 100% it would work, which to someone who has never experienced this before, I just thought surely, they know best, they can’t lie to me. It did not work. I felt horrible about myself, I didn’t want to leave the house because I thought I looked disgusting, I started getting anxiety and feeling really low about life.
So, thousands of pounds down the drain, I started googling again, knowing I didn’t want to go back to the doctors as they had no idea. I came across a lot of people reviewing a product called Accutane, lots of good reviews and few horror stories, but on the whole, it seemed to work very well. Also, I feel people tend to review more if they’ve had a poor experience rather than a good one- despite this there were more good than bad.
After a full night of googling I found Dr Latheef, read the amazing reviews and people who had been on a similar journey to me and thought it was worth a shot.
I booked in the very same week for a private appointment (I didn’t want to wait for a nhs referral) feeling uncertain of what was going to happen and scared to death he might tell me I had acne forever. I met Dr Latheef and immediately felt at ease, he discussed the various options available to me and assured me things would get better. I felt instantly better and much happier.
I chose Accutane and didn’t have any major side effects, mainly just dry lips and hands, but this did not bother me in the slightest. I started on a lower dose for the first month to lower the risk of an initial breakout, to which I had a little one nothing crazy. After 1 month my skin was about 80% clear, this continued and now in my fifth month my skin is 100% clear and looks AMAZING, genuinely glowing, I actually get compliments and questions about my skin routine.
Anyone who is unsure, just remember- you should ‘live everyday like it’s your last’- I’ve wasted so much of my life because of acne and only wish I had been to see Dr Latheef earlier.
I was referred to Dr Latheef back in March/April by my GP, Dr Latheef prescribed me with Isotretinoin for my acne. He reassured me about the medication ensuring I fully understood how it worked, Dr Latheef is extremely kind and caring which helped me to make the decision to move onto this medication, he reassured me that although there are side affects it was still the best treatment for my acne. I went back to see him every month to get a repeat prescription and his manor was still kind. Today I have finished my treatment after 6 months and I cannot be happier with the results. This medication is, what I call, a miracle. I never ever thought I’d have clear skin and I am so pleased that I went onto this medication. I highly recommend anyone who suffers with acne to see Dr Latheef and get prescribed with Isotretinoin, it has completely changed my life.
Thank you so much Dr Latheef!
After months of suffering with a severe eczema flare up and having tried so many solutions from my GP, with none of them working, it was such a relief to find Dr Latheef. I went from having severe eczema to pretty much normal skin in a matter of days after seeing him. He has gone out of his way to check my progress and ensure that I have a long term solution, not just a short term one. He was so kind and understanding and instantly reassured me that he could find a solution for my eczema. He was very thorough and instantly felt confident that he knew what the cause of my eczema was, and I instantly trusted him and his knowledge. He is the best doctor I have seen (no exaggeration!!) with a lovely bedside manner and fantastic expertise and he has honestly changed my life. I would recommend him to anyone with no hesitation. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me. He has not just resolved my eczema but also made me a confident and happy 19 year old again.
Dr Latheef was so polite friendly and a very kind caring docyor.
He is a credit to the NHS thank you for what you have done for my daughter.
I have been a patient of Dr Latheef for a few months now as a result of my chronic psoriasis. I left a review a couple of months qgo. I am leaving this review as an update. Dr Latheef has been amazing. I was covered in psoriasis all over, to the point where I have covered my whole body, whatever the weather. It completely took over my life. I am now on long term medication, which came with no promises of cure. Amazingly, my psoriasis has COMPLETELY GONE. I am left with slightly darker areas over my body where it was, a big like pigmentation. Once I have had a bit of sun, that will fade and disappear. I wore a short sleeve top for the first time in public yesterday (after nearly 3years of covering up) and it was such a relief. If anyone has any doubts and thinks that they've tried everything, I would highly recommend Dr Latheef. His support and guidance has literally changed my life. Thank you Dr Latheef!
I saw Dr Latheef in May 2018 at Living Care Surgery at Colton Leeds. I have suffered with Excema and Rosacea on my face for over 5 years, and I have felt uncomfortable and self conscious during this time. I have visited other Doctors in Dermatology but have been unsuccessful with my condition. Dr Latheef was very approachable and friendly and listened very carefully to my concerns. I used the treatment prescribed consisting of tablets and creams and a medicated shampoo. But as my condition got worse I stopped using them. I saw Dr Latheef the following month and he advised me to keep using them as it will get worse before getting better. Well I did as Dr Latheef said and a week later I was amazed with the results. My face is now completely clear. I have got my life back, no more feeling embarrassed. A big thank you to Dr Latheef, an excellent Doctor, and someone I will not forget.
I recently saw Dr Latheef after 10yr+ of skin issues and many visits with both NHS and private Dermatologists (at least six, proving very expensive). These had not proved to be successful, I always left feeling disheartened, disappointed and untreatable. I had been given treatment that at best was a second guess, stab in the dark and told "oh well learn to live with it". Knowing that I had more than one condition, multiple, treatments for each could contradict each other. It was going to take a systematic approach from a very methodical, intelligent person who had patience, time and expertise.
Dr Latheef was a different experience to any Dermatologist or in fact Dr I have ever seen. His calm demeanor immediately put me at ease. He took a full clinical history going back to a child to try assess what was going on, nobody bothered asking such detailed history before. There was no arrogance or assumptions to get to the root of the issues. Im not the easiest person to assess due to previous experiences i always feel ready to fail. Coming from a medical background i ask a lot of questions, Dr Latheef is so very patient with me, answers every question and is never offended by my barage of if, but, whys, hows. He genuinely cares and this comes through very strongly.
My options were made clear to me and we had a plan. Two months in and my treatment is working, I actually feel like I am living for the 1st time in over 20yrs, without the shame of living with horrible skin, thanks to this Dr. He made me look at things I was worried about and read the clinical evidence based literature to allay any fears or misconceptions. I did see Dr Latheef privately but obviously my long required course of treatment would have not been an option this way. Dr Latheef referred me to his NHS list, he said he would see me quickly. I know this is a tall order working for the NHS myself, i was astounded when he arranged to see me week later. Everything he promises he delivers, he is very true to his word
Dr Latheef works on a Saturday which is amazing on NHS treatment. I am so grateful and can not recommend Dr Latheef enough. Above everything he is such a nice man. I don't think I would be in the place I am if i had not seen him, at all. He understands the psychological effects of skin disease on his patients, other Drs I have seen have not, or dismissed this very quickly. I wish there were more like him and I had seen him years ago but moving forward is the only way.
I highly recommend Dr Latheef and i have never recommended any Dr before, maybe im harsh critic! Which proves what a miracle worker this man is. On a last note, when he saw how happy i was at my last review Dr Latheef seemed over the moon too, genuine, which was very touching. I don't think thank you could ever be enough, how can you thank some one enough for giving you your life and confidence back.
It wasn’t until fairly later on that I realised my acne problem had fully grown out of hand. My GP was good at suggesting some basic creams/tablets for a while, but these did not do the trick.
I originally thought that my GP had totally disregarded me altogether as they did not contact Living Health Care for a while. In fact I wasn’t even made aware of Living Health Care, or Dr Latheef, so I decided I had to take matters into my own hands to fix my serious skin problem as it was getting worse and worse.
After finding a “Skin Doctor” in Leeds, I was informed that some of their treatments such as laser, could help cure my acne. I spent around £400. I saw zero results. Do not be lured into these cosmetic specialists. This certainly was not helping. I was distraught and had felt that there was no hope or help left. I hit rock bottom both with my the psychological and physical pain from my skin and with the disappointment brought by another failed course of treatment. A few months later I received a phone call from Living Health Care and I enrolled with Dr Latheef. Upon meeting him, he was kind, honest and knew what would help me straight away. This was the day my life changed.
I was prescribed acne cream and the first few weeks were the most painful weeks of my life - this medication was incredibly strong - drying everything out: skin, lips, eyes. Changes were happening at an incredible rate though, people were noticing and I didn’t want this to stop. After 12 months of being on the treatment people are actually complimenting me on my skin! Me! On my skin! This medication truly is life changing and I am so happy that I came across Dr Latheef. He is a fantastic person with a great knowledge and rapport with his patients; I would recommend him and his support to anyone in a similar situation to me. Dr Latheef, I cannot thank you enough!
Dr Latheef saw my 1yr old son after I had struggled to find a solution to his eczema.Dr latheef put us both at ease with his kind manner and prescribed a cream,bath emollient and moisturizer which has been fantastic at clearing up my sons condition!I highly recommend him.
Absolutely fantastic. I came to Dr latheef at a time when my skin was at its worst and the same with my confidence and now 2 months along the line, my skin is the best I have ever seen and I am more than confident enough to go out in short sleeved tops!
I have had psoriasis since I was 13 years old, I am now 33. It has affected me emotionally, psychologically and physically. It has fluctuated between mild to severe but has always been really bad on my scalp, where it can be easily seen. I tried every cream and ointment available to little affect. After having my daughter 2 years ago, it got worse than ever. It got to a point where 75% of my body was covered and yet doctors never really took the time to help. They just told me to book an appointment and get on the waiting list and prescribed me yet another steroid cream. How do you apply cream to your whole body every day?! After joining the waiting list to a provider and waiting for a couple of months, I was told they didn't have the capacity to see me and that I should go back to a doctor and get another referral. To be honest, I gave up and accepted that I just needed to continue to cover up my whole body until my condition subsided itself. Upon my Grandma realising how bad it had gotten, she pushed me to go private and see a specialist. She found Dr Latheef online and gave me his details. I contacted his secretary Christine who was very understanding and helpful. Unbelievably I was given an appointment to see Dr Latheef in just 3 days! After all the waiting, it was a major relief. When I met with Dr Latheef he was very understanding and made me feel comfortable. He was shocked that I had put up with my condition for so long and as my case was so severe, that someone hadn't done something sooner. He put me on steroid tablets but wanted to monitor me, so booked an appiinfment to see me in a few weeks. Within a week, my skin was thinning out and it started to fade on my arms. By the end of the 6week course, It was no longer thick scales but had even gone in many places. I have now been given longer term treatment and am being monitored closely. I cannot thank my Grandma enough for forcing the issue. In the next couple of weeks, I may even be able to wear a t-shirt out in hot weather or take my daughter swimming for the 1st time. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef. He goes above and beyond and genuinely cares about his patients' well-being. It is because of him that I will get some quality of life back and for that I am extremely grateful!
Honestly it’s been a wonderful experience with Dr Latheef and his whole team. They comforted me with my acne and made me feel comfortable about myself. They assured me that I’ll be happy and confident once again. In this 3 month course I faced 0 side effects believe me when I say this; I only had dried lips which I moisturised before going sleep by simply applying Vaseline and they were normal the next day. To everyone who’s going through this acne phrase in their life I guarantee you, you will no longer have to go through this bad acne after seeing Dr Lateef (talking from my personal experience) how can I forget the very day day I came and was insecure about my skin and had absolutely 0 self esteem but now I’m very well pleased with my face I have 0 spots neither do I have any dark marks. Thank you once again everyone for this amazing course.
After years of suffering with my eczema with constant irritation and getting nowhere I was put in touch with Dr Latheef. He was the first person who seemed to know what he was talking about and also seemed very confident he could help.
I was amazed how quickly I improved and I can now have the quality of life I was only dreaming of and no more suffering.
I would strongly recommend Dr Latheef to anyone.
Dr Latheef has a lovely bedside manner. He explains everything clearly and relieved a lot of my anxiety about starting on Roaccutane. He is empathetic and provides good clinical care.
Very impressed with the treatment received from Dr Latheef. My first appointment was very reassuring, he was confident he would be able to help me and he has!. He is a very friendly man and you can tell he is very compassionate about his work. A true professional!
I had an excellent experience with Dr Latheef. I had been mis-diagnosed by 4 consecutive GPs prior to my appointment with him. I hadn't even sat down in the chair with Dr Latheef before he had diagnosed the issue. He prescribed a cream and a problem I had experienced for 9 weeks prior was gone within 3 days. Im very grateful to have had the problem resolved and very thankful to Dr Latheef
I have visited Dr Latheef on two occasions, and I am very pleased to say how impressed I was with his excellent and swift diagnosis of my skin complaint. I was seen on time, on both occasions, and greeted with a lovely smile by a charming gentleman. My skin problem was cleared within three weeks. I cannot praise him enough. Thank you
I was treated in an exceedingly efficient manner
I would recommend Dr Latheef to patients with similar ailments to those of mine
Really helpful and found out what was wrong with me straight away.
My daughter saw Dr Latheef and I was very impressed how he helped her quickly and organised tests which got to the bottom of her problems after months of suffering. Soon after I took my son to see Dr Latheef as I trusted that he would be able to help and he did and with other problems that my son is having. Excellent help.
Hi, I was first referred to Dr Latheef by my doctor for my acne, doctor Latheef was really friendly and caring. He suggested I start on a course of Isotretinoin soft capsules for a period of four months(longer if required) they work by stopping your body from producing oil therefore gradually eliminating acne. I was fully informed of any side effects that they may cause so was happy to continue. The only side effect I have had are a few occasional nose bleeds and dry lips. I am now entering my 6th month of treatment and hopefully my last. My skin is 100% better and I am so glad that this treatment was suggested for me, it has restored my confidence in my appearance again. I have been well looked after with follow up appointments every month when I am checked over and given the chance to talk about any side effects I may have experienced. Thank you Dr Latheef and your Team.
Dr Faheem Latheef made me feel at ease and explained the procedure and what he was going to do. I was given a choice of music to listen to as the procedure was taking place. Excellent bedside manner, thank you.
EXCELLENT SERVICE,TOLD ME EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO ,AND WHAT TO EXPECT.
COMPLETED THE PROCEDURE QUICKLY AND EFFICIANTLY WITH NO PROBLEMS
Absolutely delighted to state that the entire experience of treatment from Dr Latheef and his team has been excellent. My skin condition is a very embarrassing, however at no time did I feel anything but comfortable. Dr Latheef's reassurance and expertise in this area helped me to understand my condition as he explained in (layman's terms) details of my condition. I feel I must also compliment the nurse (Laura) in her attitude towards me as I underwent initial examinations. Not once did I feel embarrassed, the main reason for this was her obvious and sincere empathy during the examination. Prior to my retirement I worked as an expert to inspectors of the Care Quality Commission and it is my intention to also write to the CQC to express my appreciation of the treatment I received. As a retired Professional Trauma Therapist and CBT counsellor I am very aware of the need for Doctors with good interaction with their patients and can state that throughout my visit every outcome required by the CQC was met and exceeded.
Dr Latheef has been fantastic throughout my dermatology treatment, I have seen various different specialists in this area and Dr Latheef has actually taken the time to look at the actual cause of my problem and suggested various ways on how to best combat it and prevent it coming back in the long term. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef!
Well where do I start.. maybe by saying I would highly recommend Dr F Latheef to anyone. I was finally referred to Dr F Latheef after suffering with acne for 18 years of my life and trying all sorts of medication from the doctors that just didn't work for me. Dr F Latheef was very welcoming and friendly he listened to the problems I've been having with my skin since I was a teenager and even thou it wouldn't of been the worst case of acne he had seen he never made me feel less important or that I was just moaning about nothing. He recommended that I take Isotretinoin he talked me through how long and how often I would take this medication for and talked me through the possible side affects. I have now finished taking my tablets and wow I am truly amazed at the results I did take before photos so I didn't forget how bad it was and to see the progress and end result. It really has changed me as a person the main thing for me is that my partner after 15 month of being with me now sees me with no make up on and is aloud to touch my face and back. The results have gave me so much confidence in my appearance I actually feel naturally pretty for the first time in my life. I would recommend the tablets to anyone and all I would say is don't read to much into the side affects everyone is different but my experience wasn't to bad I did get sore lips the whole time but nothing lip balm couldn't help with and my arms did get dry but I was given cream which helped the dryness and I didn't drink the whole time I was taking the tablets but it was totally worth it. Dr F Latheef and the staff at the clinic have been brilliant through my treatment and I cant thank them enough
At my initial consultation with Mr Latheef, he explained to me thoroughly what to expect when applying the cream to my face. He showed me various photographs of previous patients faces, so I knew what to expect in my treatment for some pre-cancerous cells on my face, which healed after a short period of time.
I found him to be very efficient, and I had complete confidence in his advice. Since being under his care, I am now cured, thanks to him.
My partner and I were unlucky enough to have dermatological problems at the same time, but lucky enough to both be referred to Dr Latheef. I have to say his understanding and reassurance of both of our skin issues - mine with an allergy and my partners with a condition called Lichen Planus, was exceptional. He went out of his way to support us, not just meeting face to face, but with me telephone calls to help me understand the complexities of having an allergy to fragrance and beeswax. His recommendations in how to treat both issues have had significant results. We would both highly recommend Dr Latheef.
I was under the care of Dr Latheef for fairly severe acne. Throughout my time in his car, right from the initial consultation, I found him extremely helpful and always willing to spend time explaining the available options.
The treatment plan he provided had a very positive impact on my acne and it is much improved since finishing the main course of medication.
He's excellent at communication and I would have no issues in recommending him to anyone seeking help with acne.
Dr latheef has give me so much confidence after having acne for 5 years. I tried pricey "guaranteed" products and treatments in which I was left feeling disheartened and frustrated as nothing was working, I was spending hundreds of pounds on facials, peels, creams etc and kept thinking the next treatment would work for me ... it didn't. Dr Latheef is very professional and made me feel relaxed and at ease. I am now acne free! Which is something I never thought I would be and it's all thanks to his knowledge within dermatology.
I first met Dr Latheef, when I went with my sister for her acne troubles, I found him very friendly, thorough and he was keen of giving lots of advice to help my sister through the course of her medication.
I was then referred to Dr Latheef myself for some problematic moles that needed to be removed. He made me feel at ease with the whole process from start to finish. When I went in to have them removed, I felt relaxed and confident that the right person was doing the procedure. Dr Latheef allowed me to ask any questions and raise concerns that I had and answered them with great detail providing me with reliant information.
The aftercare that he provided filled me with confidence and allowed me to seek more guidance and help with aftercare for my Keloid scars.
Overall I would recommend Dr Latheef for any Dermatology needs that you may have and cannot thank him enough for helping me.
Having struggled with my skin for the most part of my life, I seemed lost of finding a solution quick enough. However never did I think I would be able to rectify the situation with a practical solution that wouldn’t effect my life.
Needless to say I was proved wrong.
Dr Latheef as a doctor, person and dermatologist has truly fulfilled every aspect of his job. If it wasn’t for his avid interest in his patient or his insightful knowledge on the skin, he is treating my skin and has been for the past 6 months.
While nervous to start roaccutane, he reassured the pressure, my self consciousness and vulnerability of having problem skin could be resolved quickly and efficiently.
His nature, care and compassion for his job and patients shine through and he has truly changed the skin game.
My skin is thriving and while he has the job to prescribe me the medication, he also makes sure he gives you enough follow up advice to last you a lifetime. Truly a generous, intelligent and thorough doctor, who I would highly recommend.
Dr Lateef has been our saviour ! My son started seeing him 3 months ago and what a difference it has made to my son’s skin, and most importantly, his confidence ! Dr Lateef has been truly supportive and really cared about Ross . Not just another patient but an individual. We had personal service from day one and it still continues . I would recommend Dr Lateef to anyone . He cares from his heart and each visit is a pleasure . Thank you so much for making us , as a family , truly cared for and special .
I would give Dr Latheef 10 stars plus if I could! After being referred to a dermalogica clinic for a persistent eye irritation of which I'd tried many creams etc. over a long period of time, the GP was worried it actually looked like sun damage and referred me to Dr Latheef. This appointment was going to take a few week's and I was really worried, so I looked up Dr Latheef and found he actually had a private clinic at Nuffield in Leeds and I was able to get an appointment for the very next day!
Dr Latheef was amazing and took the time to listen to me without me feeling rushed.
He very quickly put my mind at rest and said it wasn't sun damage and looked more like an allergy and he also had a very good idea what I was allergic to.
Dr Latheef asked if I would like patch testing done and exlplained how it all worked and if I was able to attend Chapel Allerton hospital the week after on the Mon Wed Fri for my patches to be applied.
The patches work really well, I had them applied to my back and the tops of my arms. They were slightly uncomfortable at first but soon settled down. Also, I could not to get them wet, but this wasn't a problem at all. After a couple of days I had the patches removed and the ones that showed up positive were actually the ones that Dr Latheef suspected which turned out to be acrylates. I was so relieved that I didn't mind what so ever I could no longer have my nails done with anything containing acylics.
Dr Latheef was there for the whole process and was extremely attentive making sure I understood the process and outcome. He is a really lovely man and I would recommend anyone who suffers with skin related conditions to go see him.
Dr. Latheef is an excellent dermatologist that I cannot recommend enough. I have seen multiple doctors, over many years, for my skin challenges, and Dr. Latheef is one of the best. He cares about patient concerns, provides very clear and informative instructions and feedback, and seems genuinely concerned that the patient is happy with the results and treatment plan. In Dr. Latheef's office I felt I had met a medical advocate, not just an expert. He really listens, and is eager to inform about the issues and treatments related to patient concerns. I look forward to seeing Dr. Latheef again and I can confidently suggest him for anyone.
After over 50 years of struggling with a most unsightly skin complaint and having tried different remedies I was eventually referred to Dr Latheef. He listened sympathetically and after ordering a second biopsy he prescribed two creams which I used for only a fortnight before I could see a noticeable improvement. I can now wear sleeveless dresses and shorter skirts. I am very grateful to Dr. Latheef for his care and diagnosis. He is my hero!! Thank you Dr Latheef.
August 2017 was a turning point in my life. Prior to my consultation with Dr Latheef I had suffered for three years with an ongoing skin condition. I endured three years of misdiagnoses, repeated prescriptions and no evidence of improvement from two separate private dermatologists and one NHS.
Following a recommendation I travelled from Northern Ireland to Leeds. Within a 20 minute consultation I received a knowledgeable diagnosis from a very attentive and thorough medical professional who prescribed an intense 12 week course of antibiotic treatment.
I am 6 weeks into the course and results are unquestionable. My skin has dramatically improved and the impact on my life is immeasurable.
Thank you Dr Latheef
I am eternally grateful.
I saw Dr Latheef earlier this year as my skin was very sore, I sufferer bad acne mainly on my cheeks and chin but also under the skin ache on my forehead. I have never been one to wear much makeup however felt like I couldn't leave the house without it which isn't ideal when you work in a gym! Being in my late 20s this made me very insecure and stressed. I struggled to be referred as the GP didn't deem my skin 'bad enough'. Dr Latheef was fantastic. Very understanding, helpful and knowledgeable but also understood on a psychological level, how much your skin can effect your mood, confidence and lifestyle. Im really happy I went to see him and really happy I took roaccataine. I didn't really have any side effects and my skin looks and feels great. I am thankful to have been put on the tablets early on as this has meant I have avoided any scaring and my lack of confidence and excessive stress was short lived. I would absolutely recommend seeing Dr Latheef if you have any skin concerns!
My son was treated by Dr Latheef for Acne over a period of months. He was professional, attentive and very welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr Latheef, nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
There are not enough words to describe my experience here with Dr Latheef. From the moment I walked into his surgery I was amazed at how attentive, caring, considerate and knowledgeable he was. He took his time out to understand my problem which were both physical and emotional. A few months on and I am 100% satisfied with my results. I have a lot of faith and confidence in Dr Latheef and would not hesitate to recommend him. Thank you for everything.
In December 2016 I had an outbreak of severe eczema all over my back, around my neck and on both arms down to the elbow. Over the next 7 months, I saw 5 GP's and one Senior Dermatologist, who each prescribed various creams, ointments and anti-histamines , all to no avail. My GP referred me to Dr Latheef and at the very first appointment on 26th June he said that anti histamines would not be of any use, and the irritations were probably all caused by contact allergies. He initiated immediate patch testing on the Monday , with follow up appointments on the Wednesday and Friday. At my Friday appointment he said the patch testing had shown I was sensitive to perfumed and fragranced products. He advised me to avoid all products containing perfume in the ingredients listing, even products specifically labelled as hypoallergenic or fragrance free. This also included any products containing essential oils, Limonene or Linalool. On Dr Latheef's recommendation when I got home we removed all personal care/cosmetic and cleaning products containing any of the above, including reed diffusers, scented candles and air fresheners.I replaced everything I used with unperformed products and within 2 days the rash had started to recede and for the first time since December 2016 I was able to sleep all night without the incessant itching and discomfort. I had my follow up appointment 8 weeks later and my skin was, and still is clear. I cannot recommend Dr Latheef highly enough, he got to the very root of the problem very quickly and his advice has proved invaluable. My skin has remained clear and with careful examination of ingredients listings it is possible to avoid perfumed and fragranced products.
Dr Latheef prescribed Hydromol as an emollient and I still use Doublebase Gel and Aveeno cream daily. The most pleasing aspect of my skin recovery was that with Dr Latheefs intervention I was able to avoid using steroid creams or tablets!
After the seemingly obligatory 6 months of being passed from one GP to another and having rubbed a variety of creams and ointments onto my skin with no improvement, I was finally referred to Dr. Latheef. What a relief to finally be treated by a doctor with such an engaging and caring manner who is clearly an expert in his field.
My treatment is ongoing but already there have been substantial improvements in the condition of my skin.
Dr. Latheef shows a genuine interest in my condition and I have total confidence that through his continuing treatment my skin problems will be cured.
Dr Latheef has removed quite a large and unsightly seborrhoeic keratoses from my forehead.
Dr Latheef explained in simple terms the options available and his recommendation for the treatment.
I could not be more pleased with the outcome.
My teenage daughter was recently successfully treated by Dr Latheef for acne. Dr Latheef was extremely approachable, empathetic and understanding. He listened to my daughter's concerns and was able to put her at ease and address her questions in a straight forward friendly manner.
Finding a good consultant dermatologist may be difficult; getting an appointment with one the following week would be impossible in the UK, unless you can connect with someone like Dr Latheef.
From first contact with his friendly, helpful secretary, to the outcome of the consultation, we were 100% satisfied. It was well worth the trip to Leeds to see this Doctor when it was needed. Some patients suffer years with no clear diagnosis or effective treatment of skin problems but, with a little advance information, Dr Lateef made a sensitive and thorough examination and a clear diagnosis at our first consultation.
We found the doctor to be a exceptionally astute and very likeable gentleman, with whom any patient should be immediately at ease. After over half a century's experience of medicine in Britain, we have found no other consultant dermatologist who inspired such confidence as Dr Lateef.
As for his prescribed treatment plan, intelligently tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient, the results have been excellent and the condition is now not only identified and understood but quickly healing; a source of great relief.
To conclude, the highest recommendation goes to this doctor; would that every patient could benefit from such expert help.
Dr Latheef is extremely approachable, supportive and understanding. When treating my adolescent daughter he was both highly professional but also empathetic to her needs and concerns.
I have been beyond impressed with the service I have received from Dr Latheef, He is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and caring.
I have struggled with my skin for over 4 years and have seen many Dr’s but Dr Latheef is the only one that has spent the time to examine my skin properly, going above and beyond to treat my problem.
I am especially grateful to him as I am getting married in June and thanks to him I will be able to walk down the aisle with confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Since the age of 13 I have suffered with mild/moderate acne and very oily skin. After numerous visits to my GP, I was prescribed numerous pills and creams without any success. It's now 11 years later and my skin is looking the best it's ever looked thanks to Dr Latheef. I'm only 4 weeks into my treatment so far but my skin is completely clear with no excess oil - I couldn't be happier! Dr Latheef was great and took my preference of treatment into consideration. I wouldn't go anywhere else with my skin concerns.