Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan

Hi! You’ve arrived at my serious doctor page.

I am Registered with the Medical Board of Australia

Interests and areas of expertise

I have ten years of generalist medical experience with a focus in rural health, anaesthesia, primary care, dermatology and aged and palliative care.

Being a rural generalist has allowed me to walk the tight rope between acute critical care in my anaesthetic practice and conversely provide palliative and end of life care for patients.

My expertise is in providing a generalist approach to medical and real world problems, being able to listen and examine a wide array of evidence and provide a balanced approach to patient care.

I also have an interest and deep desire to create and innovate in the field of primary care medicine. I believe that the traditional model of consultative medicine can be disrupted and enhanced connection between health players is key for our future.

Current projects

Albany acute pain service study – The aim of this study is to determine the need for an acute pain service in Albany, by qualitatively and quantitatively looking at current practice and patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Postgraduate

FRACGP (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) 2014

Undergraduate

MBBS – University of Sydney 2006

BSc (Human Biology) – Curtin University of Technology 2002

Generalist specialisations

Diploma of Dermatology – Australian Institute of Dermatology 2015

JCCA – Joint Consultative Committee Endorsement in Anaesthesia 2012

Leadership positions

Board member – Troode Street Church July 2014-present

Non Executive Director  – Western Australia General Practice Education & Training (WAGPET) November 2016 – present

Publications

Ramachenderan J, Bradford J,  Mclean M. Maternal Obesity and pregnancy complications: a review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2008 Jun;48(3):228-35.

Ramachenderan J, Muir JM. Rash in the returned traveller. Australian Family Physician 2012 November 41(11) 891-892

Visser E, Ramachenderan J, Davies S, Parsons R. Chronic Widespread Pain Drawn on a Body Diagram is a Screening Tool for Increased Pain Sensitization, Psycho-Social Load, and Utilization of Pain Management Strategies. Pain Practice. 2016 January Volume 16(1) 31-37

Past projects

Registrar wellbeing project – Established a policy that helps to ensure that general practice trainees are cared for and have avenues to seek help in their regions should the need arise. It also helped to establish the need to talk about the importance for caring for your colleagues, talking about burnout/depression and regularly having events for registrars to connect with one another

RACGP Practice workshop June 2016 – Co-convenenor of WA’s first workshop aimed at aspiring general practice owners and existing owners