Dr Akshay Wadegaonkar

MBBS, FRACGP, FARGP

Dr Wadegaonkar (he tells us to pronounce that “what a gao car”) is an exceptionally well-qualified Family General Practitioner with particular strengths and interests in four areas:

  • Integrative Medicine – especially Anti-Ageing, Nutritional, Functional and Regenerative Medicine;
  • Dermatology, including skin cancer treatment and surgery, dermabrasion and skin rejuvenation therapies;
  • Sexual health with particular skills in insertion of Mirena/Implanon/Hormonal implants, Youth sexual health and Family planning, and,
  • Paediatrics, General paediatrics with a particular interest in Nutritional management in children with behavioural and developmental disorders.

Dr Akshay describes his own professional goal as to become “a premier provider of Integrative Medicine that will heal the body and soul from the inside out”.  He asks a powerful question:
“.. rather than temporarily (and forever) ‘treating’ diseases, why not work towards creating and maintaining  more balance that will minimise the risks of getting to the state of illness?”  He also offers an interesting observation: “There was a reason Hippocrates said ‘Let Food be thy medicine and Medicine be thy food!’

Dr Akshay comes to us after completing his medical degree in Nagpur, India then spending 15 years honing his professional skills at;

  • The Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur: – general surgery and virology;
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire, UK: – paediatrics;
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane: – Emergency medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology-oncology and Neurology; and,
  • South Burnett Medical Centre, Kingaroy, Qld: – broad Rural General Practice and a developing skills in Dermatology and in Anti-ageing, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine.

He joined Wellness Medicine particularly to work under the mentorship of WM Founder/Clinical Director, Dr Joanna Hickey in furthering his passion for Integrative Medicine.

He would also like to deepen his skills in dermatology and skin cancer under the mentorship Dr John Walters.

Having become a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and completing his Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP), Dr Akshay is now working towards completion of Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).

He has also completed Certificates in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine and Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery from the University of Queensland, Certificate in Reproductive Health and Family  Planning through Family Planning Queensland and a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney.

Outside medicine Dr Akshay loves painting and Watercolours is his medium of choice. He has exhibited at various galleries in regional Queensland, co-founded an Art group – The Soup Kitchen – and has been a Board member of the Kingaroy Art Team.  For more than 20 years he has also been a Yoga practitioner and teacher.

Dr Akshay has leveraged his personal and professional interests into a number of valuable community service initiatives wherever he has been living and working including:

  • 2002 – established an eight-bed paediatric hospital at the International Sahaja Public School in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India;
  • 2006 – Chief Medical Officer for the 3000 participants in the Sahaja Yoga Seminar at Buckinghamshire in the UK;
  • 2007 – as Chief Coordinator, helped to establish meditation and yoga classes for staff at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane;
  • 2008 – Organised a very successful series of One World Charity Concerts in Brisbane, Mackay and Melbourne to raise funds for the Gallipoli Research Foundation and Australian Red Cross (Myanmar Cyclone Appeal);
  • 2008 – Invited to preside over two International Yoga Seminars in Cabella, Italy and organise a community health induction program for staff at a new international public school in Centrassi, Italy; and,
  • 2013 – Conducted free medical camps in two outlying rural communities near Nagpur, India on behalf of the Orange City Hospital and Research Institute.

He commences practice at Wellness Medicine on 29 February and his wife Sayali and daughter Sanika will join him from Kingaroy, Queensland when the school term finishes in March.

We are very fortunate and very pleased to have the Wadegaonkars joining our medical practice and our community.