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Areas of Expertise

Dr Creer treats various conditions including the following

  •  Asthma
  • Breathlessness
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest Infections
  • COPD
  • Chronic Cough
  • Haemoptysis (coughing blood)
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Tuberculosis
  • Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM)

Some of the treatments and procedures offers are:

  • Blood tests
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Chest CT
  • Lung function (Breathing Tests)
  • FeNO
  • Bronchoscopy
  • EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound)

Personal Biography

Dr Creer studied at the University of Cape Town Medical School, graduating in 1991. He undertook his specialist medical training in London including the Royal Free Hospital, the London Chest and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been a specialist respiratory and general medicine physician since 2004.

Research and Publications

Brown J, Clark K, Smith C, Hopwood J, Lynard O, Toolan M, Creer D, Barker J, Breen R, Brown T, Cropley I, Lipman M. Variation in C – reactive protein response according to host and mycobacterial characteristics in active tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis. Jun 10;16(1):265. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1612-1. 2016

Abdullah R, Tavare AN, Creamer A, Creer D, Vancheeswaran R, Hare SS. Lung cancer tissue diagnosis in poor lung function: addressing the ongoing percutaneous lung biopsy FEV1 paradox using Heimlich valve. Thorax;0:1–2. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208381. 2016

Tavare AN, Creer DD, Khan S, Vancheeswaran R, Hare SS.  Ambulatory percutaneous lung biopsy with early discharge and Heimlich valve management of iatrogenic pneumothorax: more for less. Thorax; 71(2):190-2. 2016

Tavare AN, Creer D, Hayward M, Hare S. Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia Mimicking Multifocal Bronchogenic Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology; December,10(12):1809-1810. 2015

Fink D, Barakat F, Ellis J, Lakra C, Bodhani R, Creer D, Elsaghier AF. Blood culture fluorescence rates predict severity and mortality of invasive pneumococcal pneumonia. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis; Aug; 34(8):1559-66. 2015

O’Hara GA, Abdullah S, Creer DD, Elsaghier AF. Cord formation in BACTEC(TM) medium aids rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis; Jun;19(6):709-10. 2015

Ling CL, Oravcova K, Beattie TF, Creer DD, Dilworth JP, Fulton NL, Hardie A, Munro M, Pond M, Templeton K, Webster D, Workman S, McHugh TD, Gillespie SH. Tools for detection of Mycoplasma amphoriforme: a primary respiratory pathogen? J Clin Microbiol Apr 29; 52(4):1177-81. 2014

  • Why did you choose to become a part of OneWelbeck?

    I was invited to join One Welbeck which offers an exciting and unique opportunity to work collaboratively, both intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary in a world class environment with state of the art facilities and colleagues  who have national and international reputations reflecting their expertise.

  • What are the moments which stand out most in your career so far?

    Moving from Sotuh Africa to the UK; training as a physician in England and becoming a consultant; building a thriving Respiratory Department in my NHS Trust; developing my skills and knowledge as a clinician

  • What keeps you busy in your personal life?

    My wife, children and new-ish puppy, an obsessive daily exercise regimen including an unhealthy love of running and music (listening not playing).

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