Rheumatologist in Cambridge, Suffolk & Bedford


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Face to face appointments

Available in Cambridge, Bedford and Bury St Edmunds. New and follow up consultations can now be booked by contacting the booking teams.

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About me

As a Specialist Rheumatologist I manage a wide range of musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders. 

I work in Private Practice at the BMI hospitals in Bury St Edmunds and Bedford, and at the Spire and Nuffield hospitals in Cambridge. Until July 2019 I was an NHS Consultant Rheumatologist at the West Suffolk Hospital.

My special interest is the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and all other forms of arthritis. However, in my every day work I manage the full range of Rheumatological problems, see ‘Conditions treated’ for more information. You can read feedback from my patients at Doctify.com.

My clinic appointments are booked at 60 minute intervals to give plenty of time for assessment and explanation.  I am happy to give patients my email address and mobile number and encourage them to contact me for advice or to discuss their care.

If you are uncertain if Rheumatology is the speciality you need you can send me a confidential email via the contact page.

‘I found Dr O’Reilly very friendly and immediately felt at ease. I could understand what he was talking about and found the report he sent plus the addional web sites given very useful and informative. I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends.’  Doctify.com May 2021

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • Over 25 years experience as Consultant in a busy Rheumatology department in Bury St Edmunds to 2019
  • Named as a “Distinguished Member” by the British Society of Rheumatology, 2016
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 1978 Degree in Medical Sciences and Pathology Jesus College Cambridge
  • 1980 Qualified Cambridge University School of Medicine
  • Trained in Medicine in Nottingham and Rheumatology in Manchester
  • Appointed NHS Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician 1993
  • Tricare Network preferred specialist provider
  • GMC 2672661