Rheumatologist in Cambridge and Suffolk


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Dr O’Reilly is no longer accepting new patients


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‘Pleasant and helpful. Listened intently and answered my questions clearly using a vocabulary I could understand.’ Doctify July 2023

‘Dr O Reilly was very kind and patient and my consultation with him was very helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, he took the necessary time to talk to me without feeling rushed at all, and is very thorough.’  Doctify March 2023

About me

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

I work in Private Practice at the Circle St Edmunds hospital in Bury St Edmunds and at the Spire hospital in Cambridge. From 1993 until  retirement in 2019 I was an NHS Consultant Rheumatologist at the West Suffolk Hospital.  From time to time I work as locum consultant Rheumatologist there.

I manage the full range of Rheumatological problems including  see ‘Conditions treated’ for more information.   My special interest is the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and all other forms of arthritis.  I can advise on Osteoporosis  and ‘Bone Health” and where appropriate can offer access to  private Dexa scanning in Bury St Edmunds.  You can read feedback from my patients at Doctify.com.

All clinic appointments, new and follow up, are booked for one hour 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.

‘After ten years of suffering, I now understand what is wrong and Dr O’Reilly has given me a programme / treatment which hopefully will help me live a better quality of life.’ March 2023 Doctify.com

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