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.

Psychiatrist

Dr Jess Hamer is a psychiatrist who specialises in working with adults experiencing a range of mental health problems, currently practicing at Austin Health. Dr Hamer has experience in working with people with adjustment difficulties, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. She also has a special interest in treating patients with mental health difficulties in the setting of chronic renal disease. Dr Hamer believes in a collaborative approach to all aspect of patient care.

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.

Psychiatrist

Dr Magdalen Lim is a psychiatrist who attained further specialist training in geriatric psychiatry. She manages adults and older adults with mood and psychotic disorders, trauma presentations, behaviours of addiction and cognitive/memory issues. Dr Lim currently holds public appointments with Northern Health and Forensicare and has her own private clinic in Richmond.

 

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.

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 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 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.

Paediatrician Physician

Dr Britt Turner has worked as a General Paediatrician in rural and regional Victoria and New South Wales. Dr Britt enjoys all aspects of General Paediatrics and loves being a Paediatrician. She has particular interests in constipation, wetting and toileting issues, eczema, unsettled babies and children with sleeping difficulties.