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Dr Rimi Shah
Dr Rimi Shah
FRCP, MBBS, MRCP, DipGUM, DSRH
Genito-Urinary Medicine
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About

Dr Rimi Shah is a London based Consultant Physician in Genitourinary Medicine, HIV and Sexual Health, with a wide-ranging experience in the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs and HIV) and sexual health issues. Her focus is to always deliver the best care for her patients, providing a sympathetic ear, a holistic and supportive approach, and a sensitive, discreet service.

She has extensive experience in the management of sexually transmitted infections, sexual health issues, and HIV, with specialist interests in treatment of recurrent or chronic genital conditions including herpes, thrush, bacterial vaginosis, non specific urethritis (NSU) and warts, and in Women’s Health, particularly in the management of vaginal discharge. 

At her practice, Dr Shah offers screening and the management of a wide range of sexual health issues, including the testing and treating of all STIs, chronic discharge, general HIV management, including PEP and PrEP;  as well as the management of sexual health issues including painful sex, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis, vulvodynia and vestibulitis and contraception advice.


Dr Shah’s NHS work is based at the well known Royal Free Hospital, where she worked as a Senior Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health for over 10 years and during this time, she has developed Specialist clinics for the management of chronic genital conditions and recurrent discharge; and Women’s  and Antenatal STI services Her many roles have included Clinical Lead for GUM/ HIV; Lead Clinician for Women and Pregnancy; Head of Services for the Department for 6 years; Course Director for GP STI education; and Lecturer at UCL Medical School, University of London.  

She qualified from University of London (Royal Free Medical School), then undertaking general medical training in a number of specialities, before gaining her Membership to Royal College of Physicians. Following this, she completed her Specialist training at in GUM/ HIV at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals, a centre of excellence for HIV/ STIs, and was appointed as a Consultant at the Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals, obtaining her Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians in 2009. 

She has lectured widely within the UK and internationally, in the management of STIs;  and in the care of Women with STIs/ HIV. She is a passionate advocate of reducing stigma and preconceptions, and raising awareness of STIs, and is actively involved in improving sexual health care, through on-going research and education.


Dr Shah's approachable and reassuring manner, together with her commitment to providing high quality, personalised care, are at the core of her practice of always putting patients at the centre of their care. 


(Telephone consultations are also available - please enquire)

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Medical Procedures

  • Sexual Health Advice
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening and treatment of:
           - Herpes (HSV)
           - Chlamydia
           - Ureaplasma 
           - Gonorrhoea 
           - Syphillis and HIV 
           - Trichomoniasis (TV)
           - Genital warts (HPV)
           - Thrush and Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

  • Genital warts (HPV) treatments 
  • Molloscum contangiosum treatments 

  • Contraception advice
  • Pap Smear
  • Contraceptive implants 

  • Pre and Post Exposure HIV Prophylaxis (PREP and PEP)
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A and B Screening and Vaccination

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Special Interests

  • Recurrent / chronic thrush (Candida) and Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and balanitis
  • Recurrent Genital Herpes infections (HSV)
  • Management STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Vaginal and vulvar disorders 
  • Genital warts (HPV) treatments 
  • Management of Non specific urethritis (NSU)
  • HIV - General management and Women/ Antenatal HIV care 
  • Blood borne infections/ STIs in pregnancy 


  • Management of Painful sex including vulvodynia and vaginismus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation

Education


  • Fellow of Royal College of Physcians (FCRP) (London) 
  • MBBS (University of London) 
  • MRCP (RCP London)
  • Diploma of Genitourinary Medicine (Dip Gum)
  • Diploma of Reproductive and Sexual Health (DRSH)
  • Certificate of subdermal implant insertion (Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare)

Memberships:

  • BHIVA (British HIV Association)
  • BASSH (British Association for Sexual Health and HIV 
  • Member of BHIVA Pregnancy Committee 
  • British Medical Association 
  • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 

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I have seen Dr Rimi for years. She is thorough and always kind, always thinking about the best care for me. I would highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anyone else.
Patient seen for:HIV or AIDS
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10-01-2020
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Dr Shah was helpful and reassuring. Really helped to see her.
Patient seen for:Thrush
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10-01-2020
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Rimi spent time talking through the problem and her proposed treatment really helped!
Patient seen for:Painful urination
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09-01-2020
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I saw Rimi for my treatment she was kind and very helpful. She answered all my questions and spent time to really help me understand the condition and how best to manage it. If I had any similar problems in the future, I’d have no hesitation in going back to see her.
Patient seen for:Bacterial VaginosisPelvic Pain
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28-11-2019
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Dr Shah was great today. I’m so pleased to have been recommended to see her today. She was professional and gave me good care.
Patient seen for:Genital Herpes
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28-11-2019
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Rimi was lovely. She was kind and highly professional. I liked her manner and her fresh approach to a problem for which I’ve been back and forth to many doctors over the years. If the need arises again, I would definitely go back to her.
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19-11-2019
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I was very pleased to have been recommended to see Dr Shah today. She spent time listening answered all my questions, and was able to recommend some good treatment options.
Patient seen for:Genital Herpes
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19-11-2019
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I have been under Rimi for regular review of my HIV. Rimi is always helpful, thorough and always smiling. I leave feeling better each time! I couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Patient seen for:HIV or AIDS
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08-11-2019
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She was extremely helpful and understanding, and gave me the benefit of a good long discussion. I feel very confident that she’s the right consultant to turn to and to trust in the future.
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04-11-2019
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I saw Dr Shah today and would highly recommend her sensible advice,and the time she took with me to help my long standing problem. I really felt listened to.
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01-11-2019
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