Coronavirus Update.

All our clinics have now reopened for face to face consultations and treatment. We have been working hard to put measures in place to protect both our patients and our staff in our clinics. Find out more about our new safety measures here. We also offer video consultations to those who would prefer not to come into our clinics.

Welcome to Stratum Dermatology Clinics Cheltenham.


Trusted experts in dermatology in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

Stratum Dermatology Clinic Cheltenham is a purpose-built dermatology centre of excellence in the heart of Cheltenham, helping patients across Gloucestershire. The clinic provides expert care for all skin related problems, as well as professional advice on maintaining and improving skin health and appearance.

Providing unrivalled dermatological care in  Gloucestershire.

We offer specialist Dermatological, Aesthetic and Laser Treatments. Our team of consultants and practitioners are experts in their chosen speciality areas. From Consultant Dermatologists to vascular and oculoplastic surgeons, our top team of doctors can help you.

Our goal is to provide you with dermatological diagnosis and treatment of the highest quality.  We accept patients from all major insurers, or you can pay for your own treatment.

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0800 048 9230

A professional, caring team of dermatology experts.


Stratum Clinics Cheltenham
5 Ormond Terrace
GL50 1HR

The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest car park is in the Regent’s Arcade, just a few minutes’ walk from the clinic. There is also on street parking available and disabled bays.


0800 048 9230

020 3965 2041

[email protected]


While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:

Monday8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday8.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday10.00am – 3.00pm

Dermatology Consultants.

adam friedmann

Dr Adam Friedmann

Consultant Dermatologist

GMC: 4425665

Dr Friedmann is a UK-trained Dermatologist who trained at King's College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London's teaching hospitals including King's College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals.

With more than a decade's experience in the field, Dr Friedmann has conducted and published research on skin cancer at the Melanoma Institute in Sydney, Australia and has been a consultant since 2008.

His former NHS post was as a Consultant dermatologist at The Whittington Hospital in North London and until recently, he was the Dermatology Teaching Lead for University College London medical students for which he was a multiple 'Top-Teacher' award winner.

Dr Friedmann consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. His special interests include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, moles and blistering conditions.

Dr Thomas Millard

Consultant Dermatologist

GMC: 4101455

Qualifications: MB BS 1994 University of London

Dr Thomas Millard is a Consultant Dermatologist, appointed to Gloucestershire Hospitals in 2004. He qualified in 1994 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, following by basic medical training, culminating in membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997.

He has expertise in general dermatology, with special interests in skin cancer surgery and immune diseases, running NHS clinics in Gloucester, Stroud and Tetbury.

Dr Millard runs the dermatology teaching of Bristol Medical Students in Gloucestershire, and was voted best teacher of undergraduate medical students in Gloucestershire in 2012.

Dr Millard is married with five children, and lives in Nailsworth.

Dr James Milne

Dr James Milne

Consultant Dermatologist

GMC: 4050267

Qualifications: MB ChB, DCH, FC Derm (SA)

Dr James Milne completed his medical training at the University of Cape Town in 1991 and specialised at Groote Schuur Hospital under internationally respected Dermatologists Professor Norma Saxe & Professor Gail Todd.

He qualified as a Consultant Dermatologist in 2001 and moved to the UK, joining Gloucester Royal Hospital.

Dr Milne has expertise in all general skin conditions and has special interests in skin cancer, vitiligo, vulval dermatology, inflammatory skin disease, and skin lymphoma.

Dr Milne also has a special interest in laser treatment of facial thread veins and other blood vessel disorders, pigmentary problems and stretchmarks as well as mole and wart treatments.

For 6 years Dr Milne worked as the Three Counties lead clinician for skin cancer and Multidisciplinary cancer team chairman. He has recently taken over as the Dermatology lead clinician.

Special interests:
Mole removal
Mole assessment
Skin assessment clinic
Skin cancer surgery
Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
Dermatological surgery
Skin pigmentation
Skin surgery

British Association of Dermatologists
British Medical Laser Association
British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

Dr Anita Takwale

Consultant Dermatologist

GMC: 4506263

Dr Anita Takwale has been a Consultant Dermatologist within Gloucestershire's NHS hospitals since 2008. She is currently the Clinical Lead for the Dermatology department and the President of the British Hair and Nail Society. Alongside her general interest in dermatology, Anita has special expertise in hair and nail disorders and skin cancer surgery.
Her day surgery lists for skin cancer, and the specialist hair and nail clinics, are held at Gloucester Royal Hospital. She undertakes private practice at the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham and Stratum Clinics Cheltenham. Currently, Anita lives in Cheltenham with her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon, and two daughters.

Through her initial training with Dr David De Berker, Anita gained an interest in hair and nail conditions that she has since developed. She has gained an international perspective on her work through her sabbatical with Professor Rodney Sinclair (Melbourne) and Professor Bertrand Richert (Brussels) and her attendance at specialised conferences, such as the International Summit on Nail Diseases in Greece, the World Congresses for Hair Research in Japan and in Barcelona.
Dr Takwale is also involved in education and research, having been an invited speaker for multiple local, regional, and national educational meetings. In addition, she hosted the first National Nail Education day in 2017.

Anita has a specialism in skin cancer surgery, having done a surgical fellowship in Cardiff. After eight years as skin cancer lead for the Trust and chairperson of the 3 Counties Skin Cancer Network, Anita became the Trust’s dermatology surgery lead, followed by her current position, Clinical Lead for the GRH Dermatology Department.
Within surgery, Anita excises skin cancer and then uses different techniques, including flaps and grafts, to repair the skin. Anita has operated for the last ten years, gaining significant experience and expertise. She has utilised this on a weekly basis to write a chapter in Brennan's Maxillo Facial Surgery.

Support Staff, Nurses and Assistants.

Helen Gornall

Practice Manager

Nicole Rosa-Barrett

Nurse Manager

Naomi Grainger


Find out more about some of our services.

Expert care for all skin problems, including maintaining and improving skin health and appearance.


Our team of dedicated cancer specialists can provide you with the reassurance of a correct diagnosis.


Our dedicated skin cancer specialists can provide you with the reassurance of a correct diagnosis.
Multi-award winning treatment that uses clinically proven wavelengths of light to rejuvenate the skin.
Fast treatment of Varicose veins can reduce complications and the severity of the issue.


Acne scarring
Age spots
Allergy clinic
Actinic Keratoses
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Beauty treatments
Children’s Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Cosmeceutical products
Eczema (Dermatitis)
Genital Skin Conditions

Hair and Nail Disorders
Hair Loss / Alopecia
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Hives & Urticaria
Injectables, Peels and Skin Rejuvenation
Lichen Planus
Laser treatments
Malignant Melanoma
Mole checking
Mole removal

Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Surgery
Solar lentigos and freckles
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Warts & Verrucae
Psychology Service
Phototherapy Service
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Patch Testing Service
Thread veins
Daylight Photo Dynamic Therapy
Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal and IPL

Appointments with Consultant Dermatologists available in all clinics. Some treatments may require travel to other clinics. Please speak to a member of the team to find out more.


Because your treatment is individual to your needs, fees vary from patient to patient.

Stratum Clinic fees are competitively and fairly priced to reflect the expertise and facilities we deliver our services. For your consultation, you get:

  • A choice of Consultant Dermatologists to suit your condition, needs and schedules
  • A dedicated team who can support with payment, insurance, prescriptions and anything else to make your treatment as easy possible
  • Diagnosis and treatment of your condition – for many conditions we are able to offer treatment on the same day
  • An individualised treatment programme

Our doctors are Consultant Dermatologists

  • Registered with the General Medical Council as Consultant Dermatologists
  • Have trained and worked exclusively in dermatology for at least 10 years
  • Have treated thousands of patients

If you have a query or would like to discuss our treatments or fees in more detail, please contact us.

Consultation Fees.

The fee for the initial consultation [case history, examination including a full skin check when appropriate, assessment and discussion] is payable at the time. The secretaries will be happy to discuss fees and methods of payment at the time of making the appointment.

Procedure Fees.

Professional fees for any procedures will be quoted following the consultation. Full payment will be due on the day of the procedure.

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