Dr Ben Grant
I initially graduated from Deakin University with a Masters in Clinical Dietetics and a particular interest in Sports Nutrition. My work as a dietician in Melbourne included time spent at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and at the Western Bulldogs Football Club. An appreciation of how diet influences health is something I remain passionate about today.
I then broadened my skill set by pursuing a post-graduate medical degree through Notre Dame, with subsequent hospital years focusing on critical care medicine. This provided me with a foundation to approach my time spent as a military doctor, an enjoyable pathway, that afforded me many rewarding life and medical experiences. It also fostered a passion in sports and underwater medicine, through provision of care in these areas to elite military personal.
Acquiring my General Practice Fellowship has enabled me to adopt a patient-orientated approach to my medical care. I enjoy all aspects of primary care, with particular interests in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, men’s health, dietetics, veteran health and acute medical problems.
I continue to embrace my passion for sports medicine through my role as the medical officer for the East Fremantle Football Club, and have extensive experience with amateur and elite sport. I offer dive medical assessments, from adolescents, through to older adults, including for patients with medical conditions that may potentially limit their ability to dive.
Outside of work, my favourite job is being a father and husband to a young and very active family, where I try to be involved in as many kids activities as possible!