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Why choose private healthcare with Dr. Penman?

Why Dr. Penman?

There are many factors at play when choosing a private doctor; experience, qualifications, and specialisms are just some of these.

Dr. Penman has over 25 years of experience as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist. He has a fully private baby scan and gynaecology clinic based in Kent, England, and specialises in numerous areas, including prenatal screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, recurrent miscarriage, and infertility. 

On this page, you’ll find more information about Dr. Penman’s experience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Helen, Dr. Penman’s PA, on 07880 701732.

25+ years experience

Dr. Penman is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist. 

His 25+ years experience allows him to offer a range of private baby scanning and gynaecology services, including:

World-class medical training

Dr. Penman studied medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital (now part of King’s College London) and qualified in 1984. 

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital is a world-class institution renowned for the quality of medical teaching it provides and the medical professionals it trains. After graduating from Guy’s and St Thomas’, Dr. Penman went on to work there as a Research Registrar. 

Dr. Penman also worked at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and at St Michael’s Hospital Bristol where he completed his Senior Registrar Training. 

Dr. Penman was appointed a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Specialist in Fetal Medicine at the Medway Maritime Hospital in 1997. He was also appointed an Honorary Consultant in Fetal Medicine at the Harris Birthright Centre, King’s College Hospital in London.

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Consultant Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Penman resigned from his NHS position in 2006 due to NHS cuts and has worked full-time in private practice ever since. 

Areas in which Dr. Penman specialises include prenatal screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities and invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures including amniocentesis and CVS. Dr. Penman’s specialism in fetal medicine means he is highly trained in diagnosing and planning treatment for numerous fetal abnormalities. 

Dr. Penman also performs the latest non-invasive prenatal testing – the Harmony test. He recommends the Harmony test for detecting chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome. The test results for the Harmony test are usually received by Dr. Penman within 7 days of the test being conducted. 

In addition to his fetal medicine specialties, Dr. Penman also specialises in diagnosing and treating a number of gynaecological issues, including endometriosis/pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent miscarriage, and infertility and subfertility.

Fully Private Practice – Choose Your Appointment

Dr. Penman runs a fully private medical clinic. This means you have the freedom to choose when you would like an appointment. 

For baby scans, you can usually be seen within 2 days. For gynaecology appointments, you can usually be seen within a week. 

Once you arrive at the baby scan or gynaecology clinic, you will be checked in and hospital staff will let Dr. Penman know you have arrived. The appointment time you have booked is the time you will be seen – there are no waiting times when you book privately.