The following specialist provide telehealth appointments for the Royal Flying Doctor Service:

Pain Management

Dr Raymond Chan is an Addiction Medicine Physician. He has been working in the public health system for over 20 years, having previously worked at Turning Point, Monash Health and Peninsula Health. He has a special interest in pain medicine. Dr Chan is available to see patients with difficult chronic pain problems, opioid medication reviews and substance dependence or misuse issues.

Dr Anthony Dortimer

Cardiologist

Dr Anthony Dortimer is a highly qualified Interventional Cardiologist with an interest in all types of adult and adolescent cardiology and a particular interest in patients with coronary artery disease and hypertension. He completed his advanced training at Penn State University Medical Centre (USA) and continues to work at the Austin Hospital and Warringal Hospital in Melbourne for his public and private patients.

Dr Aye Nyein Tint

Endocrinologist

Dr Aye Nyein Tint has a great interest in treating diabetes and its complications. Her special interest is in taking care of people with diabetic foot ulcers and prevention of lower limb amputation. She is currently appointed as a consultant endocrinologist for Diabetic Foot Service at Austin Hospital and also works as a specialist diabetes physician in Baker Diabetes clinic at Footscray.

Dr Kavita Kumareswaran

Endocrinologist

Kavita undertook specialist training in New Zealand and the UK, obtaining her FRACP in 2012. She completed a PhD in Medicine at the University of Cambridge in 2012. Her research focused on testing a closed loop system of insulin delivery in patients with type 1 diabetes. Kavita has published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous international meetings.

Kavita consults at The Alfred where she established the insulin pump clinic. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University, and is involved with ongoing diabetes clinical research. Her clinical practice includes general endocrinology and diabetes, with a special interest in type 1 diabetes, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.

Dr Natalie Nanayakkara

Endocrinologist

Dr Natalie Nanayakkara’s clinical practice includes general endocrinology and diabetes, with a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Natalie actively participates in endocrine research: participating in clinical trials, assisting in the formulation of national guidelines and ‎educational programs, and ‎publications in peer-reviewed diabetes and endocrine journals. She is currently completing a PhD examining age related differences in ‎the pathophysiology and management of diabetes and its ‎complications.

Dr Ramila Varendran

Geriatrician

Dr Ramila Varendran is a geriatrician who provides assistance with managing patients with multiple co-morbidities that result in functional decline associated with age. Ramila has a particular interest in dementia, osteoporosis, reducing polypharmacy and advanced care planning.

Dr Brian Timms works as a general paediatrician in Melbourne, and has extensive training in neonatology with an active interest in newborn babies. His other interests include general paediatrics (asthma, irritable babies, tongue tie, poor weight gain, feeding issues, feed refusal, sleeping issues, chronic abdominal pain), developmental paediatrics including the assessment and diagnosis of autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, behavioural issues and adolescent issues.

Paediatrician

Dr Rami Subhi is a general paediatrician, with experience working in both metropolitan Melbourne, and rural and remote parts of Australia. He combines clinical work with research, and has honourary appointments with the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). He has published widely on improving care for children in low resource settings. He enjoys working creatively alongside families to care for and support newborns, children and young people of all ages.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Parvin Dullur works exclusively with youth under the age of 18 and their families. Dr Dullur has worked as a consultant psychiatrist since 2005. He has extensive experience across numerous settings including clients in rural/ remote areas, refugees and different cultural backgrounds.

His experience covers all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry including developmental disorders, depression and anxiety, PTSD, and school refusal. Dr Dullur has a particular interest in management of media related problems such as gaming disorder. He is also a conjoint senior lecturer with UNSW and speaks English and Hindi fluently.

Dr Aditya Hegde

Psychiatrist

Dr Aditya Hegde is a psychiatrist specialised in working with adults facing a range of mental health problems. He is a member of the faculties of adult psychiatry and psychotherapy with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). He has experience practicing in the public and private sectors in Australia. Dr Hegde believes in a sensitive and thorough approach to understanding his patients’ needs and holistic care via joint decision making.

Dr Ramakrishna Bhavanishankar

Psychiatrist

Dr Bhavanishankar is a Consultant Psychiatrist, trained in the United Kingdom and Australia. He works closely with GPs and Allied Health practitioners to provide realistic and best possible outcomes in treatment and recovery of people with mental illness. His areas of interest include early intervention, mood disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders. He is also an Assessor for permanent impairment of work capacity. He has extensive experience in working with people form diverse backgrounds and is a fluent speaker of Hindi and Kannada.

Psychiatrist of Older Age (Psychogeriatrician)

Dr Melyse Jung is a specialist in psychiatry of older age, working exclusively with patients over the age of 65. She completed her psychiatry training in Melbourne and has worked in psychiatry of old age within the public health system since 2007. Melyse’s experience covers all aspects of geriatric psychiatry including mood disorders, anxiety, chronic and late onset schizophrenia, and neurocognitive disorders. She has a particular interest in management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Dr Paul Fogarty

Respiratory Physician

Dr Paul Fogarty is a Respiratory Physician who has been active in private and public specialist practice for over 20 years in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. His private rooms are based at Epworth Eastern Hospital in Box Hill, and he is a visiting Respiratory Physician at Box Hill Hospital. He is chairman of the Eastern Health Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Group and is a partner in the sleep laboratory at Epworth Eastern Hospital. Paul has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of Respiratory Medicine including asthma, COPD, lung cancer and sleep apnoea.