Dr Budka / Dirk Budka has been mentioned quite a few times on this thread for Histamine Intolerance and I'm wondering if he could help me so therefore I'm trying to find out a bit more about his background but I can't seem to find very much. It doesn't look like he's GMC registered and there doesn't seem to be anything on his websites about his qualifications and experience etc which is quite unusual and very little comes up on a Google search.
Dirk Bernhard Budka is not a medical doctor nor does he have a PhD. However, people here have referred to him as Dr Budka and he hasn't corrected them which I think is unfortunate.
Mr Budka has described himself on the Allergy UK forum as a medical practitioner
), but that doesn't mean much as in the UK if you are a doctor registered with the GMC then you are a registered medical practitioner. When I contacted the GMC about Mr Budka referring to himself as a medical practitioner they said that as he wasn't on the medical register they couldn't do anything about it, however they would refer my complaint to their intelligence unit. I don't know if anything came of this. Note that it appears that anyone can call themselves a medical practitioner as it is not a restricted title.
Mr Budka used to list his qualifications on his web sites but they don't seem to be there any more. However, you can still find them here
and on the same page from Mr Budka himself here