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Dr Bernadette Coker

Consultant Profile

Dr Bernadette Coker

FRCP, MD, MSc, Dip Med Lead, Cert Med Ed

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine

Speciality: Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Disorders,

07923 385 054 / 0207 118 5600

Professional Profile

Dr Bernadette Coker is a Senior Consultant with over 22 years experience in treating patients with 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 provides a curative immunotherapy for specific allergies. She works in partnership with London Bridge Hospital.

Specialises In

Allergies with immunotherapy
Asthma and other airways disorders
Interstitial lung disease
Chronic cough and related diseases
Bronchiectasis
Breathlessness and respiratory failure including provision of home ventilation for COPD and neuromuscular disorder patients
Chest pains investigations and appropriate treatments
Sleep disorders diagnosis and treatments including innovative therapies for OSAS

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal college of Physicians, London, UK

Member of British Thoracic Society

Member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Member of British Sleep Society

Member of The British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Contact Details

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Contact

Nicola Hudson
07923 385 054 / 0207 118 5600

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