Dr Devendhran Ramu is fulfilling a long-held ambition with his appointment as a general medical practitioner at the Handbury Medical Suites.

The Indian born and educated doctor moved to Australia five years ago for post-graduate studies to further his surgical and general practice experience and training.

That has now culminated in his first appointment as a general practitioner.

“It was always my ambition to work in general practice and this is a great environment to work in,” he said.

Dr Ramu trained under surgeons and GPs in southern India before moving to Australia where he completed his Australian Medical Council qualifications.

His ultimate aims were to work as a GP and develop his surgical skills and his appointment at the Handbury Medical Suites opens up those possibilities.

Along with his general practice work, Dr Ramu will specialise in mental health issues related to drug and alcohol abuse and surgical techniques connected to skin biopsies and skin cancers.

Prior to moving into his new job, Dr Ramu worked at Warrnambool’s Headspace program for a year, mainly helping young people with mental health problems.

His first look at Warrnambool was a positive one. “When I came in on the highway and saw the nice avenue of trees it really attracted me,” he said.

“It’s a safe seaside town and a nice quiet place to live and the people are very friendly.”

That supportive environment extends to the Handbury Medical Suites where Dr Ramu says he feels right at home.

“I like to work in this environment with a great team,” he said. “I feel 100 per cent comfortable. It’s nice how people take the time to talk to each other.”

Appointments can be made by contacting reception on1300009723 and the medical suite is a bulk billing accredited medical practice.