Dr Romete was the first person in her Romanian family to go to university, and she came to the UK on a scholarship to continue her studies at Cambridge University. Having completed all postgraduate training in the UK, she worked in hospitals treating a range of acute and chronic medical conditions.
Cristina Romete entered general practice in 2005, establishing her own private clinic in Harley Street soon after.
Romete has a mathematical mind, and she sees diagnosis through a problem-solving, logical lens.
‘Doctors are not Gods,’ she says, ‘there is a degree of uncertainty. What we can do is communicate the most likely cause and make patients feel comfortable about expressing their concerns.’
Her gold-standard medical advice is to find a doctor you know and trust, and have an annual check-up.
‘You don’t need a 50-page report,’ she says, ‘you need to know your key risk factors and how you can manage them.’