Praveer N. Sooka

General Practitioner
Practice Number: 0529362

After completing my Internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) and my Community Service at the Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex, and obtaining my Diploma in Anaesthesia I joined a busy Emergency Medicine Practice in Johannesburg for two years.

Thereafter, the wanderlust hit and I decided to join Princess Cruises as a cruise ship doctor, eventually being promoted to the position of Senior Doctor. Little did I know, this would involve living and practicing in a completely different environment to land. Working with severely limited resources and with a multinational crew forced me to adapt my medical practice, and in the process I learnt a lot more about medicine and myself. One of the greatest pleasures of this job was the travel opportunity and I was able to visit more than 40 different countries over the course of those four years.

I came back to my roots working as a medical officer in the CHBAH Intensive Care Unit as the COVID pandemic hit. I then worked in a step down facility for a year before joining the incredible team at Epione Health Village in Rosebank.

Credentials & Awards

Medical Education: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University of the Witwatersrand 2010
Residency: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex

  • Diploma of Anaesthesia – Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 2013
  • Certificate in Landscape Design – Lifestyle College 2015

Practice Philosophy

I personally believe that a person should be looked at holistically, and likewise, their medical care should be as individualized as possible. I also firmly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to dealing with a person’s wellbeing.

Why I Love being a Doctor

I thoroughly enjoy working with people and the ability to assist them through difficult periods of their lives gives me a great sense of satisfaction.

Working hours

I’m at Epione Health Villages Rosebank from:

  • Saturdays from 9am to 2pm
  • Sundays from 9am to 1pm