There is always a solution, says new Melomed physician
From being wheeled in on a stretcher to walking out 100% healthy – that is how Dr Ricardo Kistensamy would like to see all his cases unfold.
Hailing from Durban, Dr
Kistensamy recently joined Melomed Private Hospital as a physician and is eager to begin treating patients in this state-of-the-art facility.
Motivated by the firm belief that there is always something a doctor can do for a patient no matter how complicated the condition, Dr Kistensamy says he enjoys the challenge of exploring all avenues, covering all angles and seeking solutions for all types of medical conditions.
This is the kind of service he would like to render to the community on behalf of Melomed Private Hospital.
‘I would like to build my new practice based on the image of good quality care portrayed by this hospital, where there is a genuine dedication to each and every individual patient.
‘It is my aim to give all of my patients holistic, personalised care – not generic,’ he says, adding that such a caring and empathetic attitude is vital in the treatment of a patient.
‘Melomed affords its doctors and specialists the opportunity to use stateof-the-art equipment and innovative technology so that we may do our utmost best for our patients, and make a real difference in their lives.'
This was one of the key drawcards that lured Dr Kistensamy and his wife, Dr Natasha Naidoo, to Melomed and back to Zululand after an absence of seven years.
The couple both began their medical careers in Zululand after they got married.
Dr Kistensamy did his community service and spent a year as medical officer at Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni before moving into a registrar programme and qualifying as physician.
‘We are very familiar with this community and it is wonderful to be back,’ he says.
Teaming up with her husband as a surgeon, Dr Naidoo has set up office in the suite next to Dr Kistensamy’s at Melomed, and the couple look forward to working together.
‘Many surgeons and physicians do not get along, but we have no communication barriers, which affords our patients the best of both worlds,’ she says.
Dr Ricardo Kistensamy