25.03.2019 11:20 Age: 180 days

Karratha paediatrician named Specialist of the Year

A Karratha-based, solo paediatrician has been named Specialist of the Year (non-GP) at the 2019 WA Country Doctors’ Awards held over the weekend by Rural Health West and the WA Country Health Service.

Dr Anand Deshmukh delivers paediatric clinics to the Pilbara communities of Karratha, Roebourne, Pannawonica and Onslow, as well as responding to all paediatric emergency cases.

WA Country Health Service Chief Executive Jeff Moffet, said Dr Deshmukh is dedicated to improving Indigenous health and provides his community with kind and compassionate paediatric care.”

“Dr Deshmukh is a patient educator who is always willing to share his knowledge with others.

“Described by the panel as a quiet achiever, Dr Deshmukh is a very worthy recipient of this award”. 

Rural Health West Chief Executive Tim Shackleton, said Dr Deshmukh is an outstanding country doctor with many notable, clinical accomplishments.

“Well regarded for his impeccable work ethic and professionalism, Dr Deshmukh provides round-the-clock care for his patients,” Mr Shackleton said.

The Specialist of the Year (non-GP) is one of seven special award categories and was presented to Dr Deshmukh at an Award Dinner held in Perth.