Respiratory and Sleep Specialist

Professor Michael Steiner is a highly experienced respiratory physician, working in the NHS at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust at Glenfield Hospital. He also holds clinics at Spire Nottingham Hospital for people with a wide variety of lung conditions and symptoms.

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About Professor Michael Steiner

Michael is a specialist in respiratory medicine at the University of Leicester and is honorary consultant physician at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He is also an honorary clinical professor at Loughborough University.

With more than 30 years of working in a clinical setting, and around 20 years as a consultant in respiratory medicine, Michael has a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of care for people with a range of lung conditions.

Michael consults on respiratory conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease. He also has expertise in the assessment and evaluation and treatment of respiratory symptoms including breathlessness and cough.

He also has expertise in the management of sleep breathing problems such as sleep apnoea and snoring.

Michael provides care for people requiring lung volume reduction therapies for emphysema and home ventilation for a variety of conditions including neuro-muscular and thoracic cage disorders.

With other consultants, Michael leads the specialist home sleep and ventilation, lung volume reduction services at Glenfield. He founded the Leicester complex COPD service which he runs with other colleagues at Glenfield.

2001Research Fellow Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

2003Appointed consultant respiratory physician at Glenfield Hospital

2007Became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FRCP (London)

2013Gained honorary clinical Professorship, Loughborough

2016Became Professor of Respiratory Medicine at University of Leicester

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Areas of expertise

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Daytime sleepiness

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Obstructive sleep apnoea

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Assessment of breathlessness and cough

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Post-Covid symptoms

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When you see Professor Steiner at Spire

At Spire, Michael sees patients with a range of respiratory symptoms – including breathing difficulties, cough, chest discomfort, snoring and daytime sleepiness. He also assesses patients with a wide range of lung diseases (eg asthma, COPD, lung fibrosis, bronchiectasis)

When you attend a consultation with Michael at Spire, you may need a chest X-ray or a measurement of lung capacity called spirometry. Both of these investigations may be done on the day of the appointment. You may need another test such as CT imaging – which is a scan of your lungs – or detailed lung function testing, sleep studies or cardiac tests. These may need to be organised after your initial assessment.

After your consultation, Michael will write a letter to the GP who referred you or the hospital specialist. You will receive a copy of the letter.

Michael is also seeing patients with post-COVID-19 related issues. Having provided care for patients with COVID from the outset, Michael has also been involved in development of hospital policy and guidance on COVID management. Michael has also led the development of the Leicester hospitals advanced respiratory support team managing severe COVID at Glenfield Hospital.

Since Covid, Michael is offering video and phone consultations. This is expected to happen for some time. He will assess this on a case by case basis.

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How to prepare for your appointment

In order to get the best from your appointment with Michael at Spire, there are a few things you should remember:

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Please bring letters from your GP or other clinics you have attended.

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If X-rays or scans have been done at other hospitals (NHS or private), please let the Spire appointments team know in advance of your appointment.

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Please bring a copy of your current drug prescription.

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Want to book an appointment with Professor Steiner

If you would like to make an appointment with Professor Steiner, you can make an appointment with him with or without a referral from your GP. If you would like to make an appointment, get in touch with Spire directly.

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