Dr. Samhita Penukonda
Dr. Samhita graduated from NTR university of health sciences in 2008. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and subsequently did her advanced training in Geriatric Medicine through Melbourne health at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Barwon health at Grace Mckellar centre gaining experience both at metropolitan and regional settings.
She is passionate about the holistic approach of geriatric medicine and aims to deliver patient focussed specialist care to elderly patients in both hospital and community setting.
Dr. Samhita’s major areas of interest
Dementia assessment, prevention and treatment
Falls & Balance assessment, risk factor modification and prevention of falls
Assessment and management of elderly patients with incontinence, multiple comorbidities, and polypharmacy
Comprehensive geriatric assessments
Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia management
Nursing home visits
Facilitating advanced care planning in residential aged care facilities