Community Memorial adds family physician

The Hamilton Family Health Center recently added a physician, Sheila Ramanathan, to Community Memorial Healthcare.

Ramanathan is a family medicine physician with an interest in rural medicine and women’s health.

Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Ramanathan attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. and following her mother’s professional path, decided to attend medical school.

“I was always around her practice when I was young and was fascinated with how she cared for her patients,” she said.

Ramanathan graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pa. with her doctorate in osteopathic medicine, and completed a residency in family medicine at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, where she gained broad experience treating patients in the military and from rural settings.

During her time as a resident, Ramanathan traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, completing mission work in Uganda, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.