March 7, 2018

Dr. Raman Ashta Featured in Vero News - Over-Medication for Seniors

Dr. Raman Ashta is hardly the first person to move south to Vero Beach in order to spend her time doing what she loves. Retirees have been doing it for a century.

That said, Ashta didn’t move all that far south and she’s still very much working full time.

A family practice physician who has an office in Vero Beach but works for Sebastian River Medical Center, her southward trek only took her from Melbay Healthcare in Melbourne to a fountain-facing office on 11th Circle, off 37th Street.

The move has not changed the fact that Ashta is, as she says, “passionate about health maintenance and the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes.

“I want to do primary care,” she says. “I’ve experimented a little bit with different styles of practice and this is what I started with, this is what I’m good at, and this is what I’m going to stick to.”

Ashta says she has no intention of “running around seeing 100 patients a day,” in her new location. Instead she prefers to focus intently on each patient, getting to really know what makes them tick.

And that’s not always easy.