Dr. Sugan Appasamy

  • I was born In Pietersburg , South Africa
  • Primary and High Schooling in Laudium, Pretoria
  • Graduated with Distinction from Laudium High School.
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  • Undergraduate Training : University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg [WITS]
    Hillbrow Hospital,
    Coronation Hospital ,
    Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto
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  • Graduation 1986 : MBBCh   Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery    , Witwatersrand University
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  • Registered with the South African Medical and Dental Council
  • Internship :  Hillbrow Hospital 1987
  • Oncology :  Professor Macphail,
  • Surgery :  Professor Cedric Bremner, and Mr Andre Giroud
  • Medicine rotation : Professor Harry Seftel’s Unit
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  • 1988 -1990 Started  first  Medical Practice in Boom Street, Marabastad, Pretoria
    Emergency work at Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Pretoria
    HF Verwoerd Hospital, Emergency cover for Workcover injuries.
    Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • 1988 to 2001 : Panel Doctor for the South African Transport Services at Pretoria Station [SATS]
    Occupational Health experience with the large diversity of conditions in the the Railway Staff
  • 1990 : Medical Officer in the Orthopaedic Department of Garankuwa Hospital, under  Professor Ulrich Mennen
  • 1991 : General Surgical Senior Medical Officer Coronation Hospital and JG Strijdom HospitalsProf Desmond Pantanowitz's Unit
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  • After completing this period in General Surgery and running two surgical wards I started general practice in Pretoria.
  • In 1991 I opened my Second Practice in Bosman Street in Pretoria. This was at the Dairy Mall near Pretoria Station
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  • 1996 : Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma
  • Registration with the Allied Health Practitioners Board of South Africa
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  • 2004 : Hons BSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Stellenbosch.
  • The clinical rotation was at the Tygerberg Teaching hospital in the Western Cape.
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  • Opened several Medical Practices in the Pretoria City Area
  • Established an after hours Clinic in Erasmia from 2000-2006
  • 2000 : Family Practice in Noordwyk, Midrand
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  • 2006 : Started working as a Specialist General Practitioner in Perth
  • Registration as a Specialist General Practitioner with AHPRA in 2006
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008
  • Examiner with the RACGP for the Fellowship Examinations
  • 2006 -2018 Senior Medical Practitioner at the Yanchep Medical Centre within the Healthscope Group
  • 2017 -2018 Clinical Coordinator at the Centre
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  • Director : Butler Village Medical Centre from April 2018
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  • Special interests in Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes management
  • Insulin pump therapy experience and management
  • Insulin initiation and treatment
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  • Hypertension and chronic diseases.
  • Cardiology including atrial Fibrillation
  • Stroke management
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  • Working with Referrals to Specialists in all Perth Teaching Hospitals
  • Extensive experience dealing with HIV, Aids and antiretroviral therapy in South Africa.
  • Experience in Respiratory disease including Asthma, Tuberculosis and COPD
  • Childhood illnesses, gastrointestinal infections and general Paediatric conditions
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  • Dermatology including mole and skin cancer management
  • Surgical excisions of skin cancer
  • Melanoma treatment and management
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  • A Broad array of Skills that encompass All Aspects of General Practice
  • Emergency management and updated current CPR skills
  • Pain management including medication management
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  • Ante Natal care from pre conception to delivery , including Midwife Care
  • Shared Obstetric and Gynaecological care with Joondalup Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • This includes management of high risk pregnancies and genetic abnormalities
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  • Female Health including Mammography and Cervical Screening
  • Menopausal management including Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Family Planning including Oral Contraception
  • Implanon Insertion and Removal
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  • STI Testing including Treatment and Counselling
  • HSV Management
  • HEP C Treatment
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  • Paediatrics including ENT disorders in childhood
  • Infectious Diseases of childhood
  • Childhood and Travel Immunisations
  • Parasitic Diseases of childhood
  • Malaria and Mosquito borne infections
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  • Depression including counselling and working with Psychologists and Mental Health care professionals
  • Anxiety and anxiety related disorders including Panic attacks
  • Mental health issues including schizophrenia and personality disorders
  • Alcohol and substance abuse disorders.
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  • Trauma management
  • Orthopaedic injuries and management including Sports Injuries
  • Close liaison with Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in the management of injuries
  • Assessment and management of shoulder and knee injuries
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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • All aspects of Seniors Care
  • Aged care assessments [ACAT ]
  • DVA and Veterans Affairs
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  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Communication skills in Sotho, Zulu, Tswana, Dutch
  • clinipath
  • RACGP
  • University of Western Australia
  • WAPHN
  • best practice