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Dr. Anthony Fernando

Consultant Psychiatrist- MBBS MRCPsych CCT-Psych (UK) FRANZCP

Dr. Anthony Fernando brings a global perspective to Psychiatric practice, having trained in Medicine in the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, trained in Psychiatry in the United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Anthony has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the United Kingdom, in a variety of geographical locations including Bethlem Royal Hospital, which is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He has also worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in New Zealand. In Australia, he has worked in a number of geographical locations in Victoria, as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the public sector; he has worked as a Clinical Director within the public health sector in Tasmania; he has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for public health services in Adelaide, South Australia; he has also provided Consultant Psychiatrist input to public health services in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Anthony provided face to face private Psychiatric consultations to individuals with a variety of mental health issues in Hobart, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria. Since July 2020, Anthony has been providing Tele-Psychiatry services via Hello Doc.

Anthony has sub-specialised in the UK in the Psychiatry of Autism Spectrum Conditions and for individuals with Intellectual Disability and caters to such patients across the lifespan. It is a well-known fact that individuals with these conditions have more mental health concerns and Anthony employs a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to carefully tailored, person-centred treatment plans for such individuals to optimise excellent health & well-being outcomes.

In addition to the above, Anthony has expertise in ADHD assessments and also provide psychiatric consultations to individuals suffering from a myriad of mood and anxiety, as well as psychosis spectrum disorders, in a collaborative manner, to optimise outcomes for such individuals in terms of well-being and function. He believes that patient education is key to achieving the best health & well-being outcomes.

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