I am a GP in Johannesburg and have run a busy suburban Family Medicine Practise for the past 20 years.
I qualified from Wits Medical School in 1993, completed my internship and then spent 7 years in London. There I originally trained in Emergency Medicine but ‘saw the light’ and moved into General Practice in 2000. I completed the MRCGP, DRCOG, and ‘Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine’ before returning to South Africa in 2001.
I am passionate about both the practise and teaching of Family Medicine. I am convinced that if the post graduate education of our GP’s improves, this will positively impact primary healthcare for all South Africans.
I founded GP First in 2018, with the intention to contribute to the upskilling of my fellow practising South African GP’s, to encourage Medical School graduates to consider becoming GP’s and to introduce the NB Medical ‘GP’s teaching GP’s’ Hot Topics Annual Update Courses to South Africa.
Credentials & Awards
Medical Education: MBBCh University of the Witwatersrand (1993)
Residency: JG Strijdom/Helen Joseph Hospital (1994)
- MRCGP (dist) Royal College of GP’s UK
- DRCOG (UK)
- Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine(UK)
A GP should be the first point of contact for all health concerns, for all members of a community. Our role should be ‘Gate-Keepers of Health’ – practicing evidence-based medicine, managing acute and chronic conditions, and when needed, referring on to appropriate specialists.
Why I Love being a Doctor
Being a GP every day is different. I like to know a little bit about a lot of things, enjoy looking after many generations in one family, and realise I am often more interested in the people and their stories than their actual diseases.
I’m at Epione Health Villages Rosebank from:
- Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
- Saturdays from 9am to 12pm
Please note that you’re also welcome to contact me directly in case I’m able to accommodate you after hours.