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Psychiatrist Dr Richard Magtengaard Joins Drop Bio Health

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Richard Magtengaard (MBBS, FRANZCP) is joining our team as a Medical Advisor.

Dr Magtengaard is a Clinical Psychiatrist and current Director of the Military Trauma Recovery program at the Marian Centre Hospital and Salvado, an interdisciplinary setting for specialist care, in Western Australia.

He has over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience across public health, private practice and not-for-profit.

Prior to entering medicine, Dr Magtengaard served as a Commissioned Officer for 10 years within the Royal Australian Navy. He completed a postgraduate degree in medicine (MBBS) at the University of Adelaide before undertaking training to become a psychiatrist.

As the newest member of Drop Bio Health’s Medical Advisory team, Dr Magtengaard joins Dr Ginni Mansberg and Dr Densearn Seo to work alongside our team and clinical partners as we develop and validate new services focusing on fertility, mental health and chronic condition management.

‘We have the great privilege to work alongside world class clinicians and researchers. Dr Magtengaard has over 20 years experience in psychiatry and is an expert in trauma care management and recovery.”

“His involvement in our mental health strategy and clinical trials will help us be ready to support people suffering mental health conditions, including those serving in defence and first responder roles. We could not be more excited to be working with Dr Magtengaard,” says Drop Bio Health Co-Founder and CEO, Phil Hayes-St Clair.

Dr Magtengaard’s other specialities include general adult psychiatry, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. He is an active member of the Australasian Military Medical Association (AMMA) and remains committed to the mental health and general wellbeing of defence personnel and veterans, alongside our first responders and their families.

My appointment to Drop Bio Health brings a truly exciting opportunity for our communities to benefit from evidence-based, early detection of long-term (or chronic) inflammation, a damaging process stemming from inadequate diet and exercise, alcohol and smoking, alongside unremitting exposure to stress.”

“Many people still believe the greatest risk for untimely death within our Veteran and First Responder communities is suicide. In truth, the greatest cause for loss of life in those who serve remains heart disease and cancer.”

“Drop Bio Health  measures and tracks the signalling molecules linked to chronic inflammation to better understand the correlation with disease risk. Your inflammatory markers are likely to be elevated well before you develop any observable features of a chronic disease, such as type II diabetes and other life threatening conditions.”

“Armed with this information the doctor and patient may join forces, and target these early signs of risk to significantly improve health outcomes” says Dr Magntengaard.

For more information, contact

Phil Hayes-St Clair | p@dropbio.com

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