Dr Anita Sharma MBBS FRACGP
Dr Anita Sharma is the Medical Director and founder of Platinum Medical Centre – a multi doctor, holistic family practice that offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family, with a focus on personalised patient centred care. In addition to her expertise in all areas of family medicine (women’s health, child health, mental health) Dr Sharma has high level of expertise in the management of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Failure, Obesity and Osteoporosis in primary care. She has established dedicated multi-disciplinary clinics for Diabetes, Heart Failure, Osteoporosis, Obesity and Skin cancer medicine at the centre and is committed to high patient satisfaction and exemplary clinical outcomes. Dr Sharma has undertaken training in Integrative Medicine and is a member of the Australian College of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine (ACNEM) , which assists her in offering scientifically validated complementary therapies and lifestyle medicine to her patients.
In addition to her commitment to her patients Dr Sharma is passionate about teaching and is a medical educator for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), clinical lead for Active Learning Modules for Aged Care (frailty and osteoporosis) and Chronic Diseases (Diabetes and Heart Failure), and adviser for various independent medical education companies and Indemnity organisations in Australia. She delivers workshops in both medical and medicolegal topics for these organisations.
She is Editor and Reviewer for Medicine Today, an independent, peer-reviewed journal for Australian GPs, specialists and other health professionals.
She is the co-author of the RACGP Handbook on Management of Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice and faculty member of National Specific Interest Group for Diabetes (NFSI) RACGP, and regularly contributes to journals both here in Australia and overseas in cardio-metabolic medicine, respiratory diseases, osteoporosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Dr Sharma is an accredited trainer and supervisor for General Practice and medical students, and mentors’ doctors all over Australia. She is a speaker for General Practice conferences and workshops and presents various online webinars for independent education companies on a diverse range of primary care medicine topics. She has trained over 1500 doctors in Australia in insulin initiation and intensification, and over 800 doctors in management of Osteoporosis via active learning modules and practical workshops developed through her expertise.
Dr Sharma is a certified aviation medical examiner for the aviation industry and is an accredited medical review officer for drug and alcohol assessment for aviation and ground crew.
Dr Sharma is an active member of the Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) and the Queensland Representative to the Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) and in this role champions the professional development and well being of women in medicine.
Dr Sharma’s hobbies include travel, reading, music and painting.