There is al­ways a so­lu­tion, says new Melomed physi­cian

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS -

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

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