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Medical Consultation

MEET THE TEAM - PREMIER MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

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GP - DR MERYL LAMBSON

Dr Lambson is a family physician that has been in private practice for 20 years. She treats patients of all ages. Walk ins are welcome.

 

Appointment schedules:

 

Mon, Tues and Thursdays: 08:30- 13:00

                                                14:00- 17:30

 

Wednesdays and Fridays- by arrangement only.

 

To make a booking call us on:

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

GP- DR CLAIRE GODWIN

Dr. Claire Godwin graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cape Town. She then returned to Johannesburg to complete her internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

 

The next challenge was Leratong Hospital where she stayed on after community service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It was during this time that she developed her passion for women's health and completed her post graduate diploma in obstetrics.

 

Following this she moved into general practice to pursue her dream of providing quality health care to her patients as well as to bridge the gap between general practice and gynaecology. 

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

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GP- DR CLAIRE CASTELYN

Dr Claire Castelyn is a family GP practicing at Premier Health Center since 2017.  She is dedicated to providing exceptional medical care to your family members.

Key attributes of Dr Castelyn's approach to her care are empathy, good communication, and understanding of her patient's needs. She strives to provide patient-centered holistic healthcare to the whole family.

Dr Castelyn has a special interest in Paediatrics. She is a lifelong learner, having completed her degree through UCT and further earned a diploma in paediatrics and allergies. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Family Medicine through the University of Buckingham.

She offers a range of services, including preventive care, chronic disease management, acute care, and minor procedures. She has gained experience over the years in assisting general surgeons and overseeing admissions at an acute detox rehab center.

For moreinformation and further details, please visit our website at: www.premiergp.co.za

Premier Health Centre further offers an on-site Pharmacy (contracted to medical aids),  laboratory - LANCET, Xrays, Physiotherapists, and other medical services, which all assist with the overall care of patients.   

GP- DR MEGAN SNYMAN

Dr Megan Snyman graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Bsc in Sports Science, and then went on to complete her MBBch at the University of Witwatersrand in 2010.

 

Megan has over 10 years experience practicing as a GP, with a special interest in sports and nutrition, however she loves the scope of general practice which focuses not only on health, but also on the dynamics and wellbeing of whole families.

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

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GP - DR NICOLA JOHANNSEN

From a young age, Dr Nicola Johannsen knew her future would lye in the medical field.

 

After graduating from Wits in 2018 with her MBBCh, she completed her internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, and community service in a small, rural district hospital in the Eastern Free State.

 

These foundation years led her to realise her passion for family medicine and general practice. 

 

Her compassion and holistic approach gives her the edge in understanding her patients' needs.

Tel: 010 591 2223

DENTIST - DR NADINE BEHARI

Dr Nadine Behari graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) degree from University of Witwatersrand Dental School in 2003. She completed a year of community service in the Eastern Cape before embarking upon work in the private dental sector. She worked in association with a prosthodontist for 12 years before joining the family at Premier Health Centre. Dr Nadine Behari is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the South African Dental Association (SADA) and the Paedodontic Society of South Africa  

Some of the dental services offered are:

 

  • Restorative treatment – Fillings, Implants

  • Bleaching/Teeth whitening

  • Crowns and bridges

  • Cleaning and polishing

  • Instructions in oral hygiene (dental hygiene)

  • Root canal treatment

  • Routine check-ups and dental X-Rays

  • Paediatric dentistry   

  • Extractions

  • Dental emergencies, which include:

  • Broken teeth or fillings

  • Broken dentures

  • Loose crowns or bridges

  • Tooth aches

  • Painful abscesses

 

Email: nadine.behari@vodamail.co.za

Tel: 010 591 2223

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OPHTHALMOLOGIST - DR JENNY LAITHWAITE

Dr Laithwaite is an ophthalmologist who has been in practice for over 12 years.  She performs eye surgery including cataract surgery and squint procedures.  She treats other conditions of the eye from infections and childhood visual problems to macular degeneration and uveitis. 

 

Dr Laithwaite charges medical aid rates.

 

For bookings and further information:

 

Call 010 591 2223

Or visit the website: http://vitalsightinc.com

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PSYCHOLOGIST - DR COLINDA LINDE

Dr Colinda Linde (M.A. Clin. Psych. Cum Laude; D. Litt et Phil.)

Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Colinda Linde is a clinical psychologist specialising in CBT with adults. She graduated (cum laude) in 1992. In practise since 1993, Colinda has received additional CBT training in the US as well as attended several international congresses to further her skills. Her areas of interest include the anxiety disorders (panic, social anxiety), sleep, stress & burnout, work-life balance, and mindfulness.

 

Colinda is a frequent expert guest in written media and on radio and television. She is Chairperson of SADAG’s Advisory Board. She regularly trains and mentors colleagues in CBT, and has created a self-help CBT website  www.thoughtsfirst.com. For further information about Colinda, please visit her personal website: www.colindalinde.com

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

PSYCHOLOGIST - TYRONE EDGAR

Tyrone Edgar (M.A. Clin. Psych. Cum Laude)

Clinical Psychologist Tyrone Edgar is a clinical psychologist specialising in CBT for adults (21 and above). He graduated (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011 and completed his internship and community service in the psychiatric units at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH). He now works full time in private practice alongside other CBT specialists. Tyrone has undergone CBT training via the ‘Unified Protocol Institute’ at the Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Boston University, USA. For more information on Tyrone Edgar, please visit his personal website: www.cbtrsa.com

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

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PSYCHOLOGIST - CANDICE COWEN

Candice Cowen (B.A Child and Family Psych (UJ) B.A. Hons Psych (UJ) M.A. Clin Psych (UNISA))

Clinical Psychologist :Candice Cowen is a Clinical Psychologist working from a Cognitive Behaviour framework. She has a special interest in working with children and their families. Her approach when working therapeutically is systemically collaborative, which means she works with both the child and their parents. Her approach is solution focused and skills based. Candice firmly believes that children and their families become empowered once they develop the necessary insight and skills to identify and regulate their emotions. This insight contributes to children becoming better problem solvers and even more resilient when facing inevitable difficulties as they grow up. As a younger therapist, Candice uses the relevancy of her experience and developmental knowledge to apply theory and techniques that are applicable to the youth and their families in today’s times. For further information please visit her personal website at www.candicecowen.co.za

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

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PSYCHOLOGIST - SHAI FRIEDLAND

Shai Friedland (MA Clin. Psych. Cum Laude. UNISA)

Shai Friedland is a clinical psychologist working from a cognitive behavioural perspective. He graduated (cum laude) from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and completed both his internship and community service at Sterkfontein Hospital. He now works full-time in private practice alongside other specialist CBT therapists. Shai utilizes CBT in both an individual and group context. He works mainly with adults and older teens, however, sees children, teens and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His areas of specialty and interest include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Weight Loss Management, and Sports Psychology. Shai has undergone and continues to obtain CBT training online from the Beck Institute. He has also attended the WCBCT (World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) in Boston and has attended the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) in Jerusalem. 

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - JACQUI

Jacqui Edgar (BOcc Ther (UP) 2011 (Cum Laude), Licensed Adult and Adolescent Sensory Intelligence Practitioner)

Jacqui Edgar is an Occupational Therapist (OT) specializing in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults with psychiatric conditions. She assists theCBTgroup with vocational, sensory and functional assessment and therapy, geared towards improving functioning in work, studies and lifestyle management. Graduating Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria in 2011, Jacqui worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) for three years where she was awarded the CHBAH’s OT of the Year Award in 2013. She has trained and supervised occupational therapy students and is an executive committee member of Psychiatric OT’s (POTS). As a licensed Adult and Adolescent Sensory Intelligence practitioner for Sensory Intelligence Consulting, Jacqui assists individuals who experience difficulties processing sensory information (auditory, tactile, movement, smell, taste, visual) to manage these difficulties and to improve their ability to cope in work, home and school environments.

 

Tel: 010 591 2223

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - JEANE

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST- JEANE

Tel: 010 591 2223

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NURSING SISTER - SISTER SHAYE RAE:

About Me:

I am Sister Shaye Rae, a dedicated nursing professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. My unwavering commitment to patient care, especially in child health and family medicine, has been the cornerstone of my career.

I completed my nursing education at Grey’s Hospital Pietermaritzburg, where I honed my skills and developed a deep understanding of healthcare practices. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in various clinical settings, including hospitals, community health centers, and private practices. My passion lies in providing holistic care to families and children. I am an advocate for preventive healthcare and firmly believe that early intervention and education plays a crucial role in maintaining overall well-being.

My mission as a nursing sister is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to every patient who walks through our clinic doors. I believe that a healthy family contributes to a healthier community, and I am committed to making a positive impact.

Please feel free to reach out to Sister Shaye Rae at our family clinic for any healthcare needs. Her wealth of experience and genuine care will ensure you receive the best possible support for your well-being and that of your loved ones.

Areas of Expertise:

Child Health Care:

Immunizations: As a nursing sister, I have administered countless immunizations to both children and adults. I understand the importance of vaccination in preventing serious illnesses.

Well-Baby Checks: I take pride in conducting thorough well-baby checks. These visits allow me to monitor growth, development, and address any concerns parents may have.

General Pediatric Care: From common colds to more complex conditions, I am well-versed in managing a wide range of pediatric health issues.

Family Care:

Assessments: I perform comprehensive health assessments for individuals of all ages. Whether it’s routine check-ups or addressing specific health concerns, I approach each patient with empathy and professionalism.

Ear Syringing: Earwax buildup can be uncomfortable. I provide safe and effective ear syringing services to ensure optimal ear health.

Injections: Whether it’s vaccinations or other medications, I administer injections with precision and care.

Family Planning: I offer counselling on family planning methods, empowering individuals and couples to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

ONLINE BOOKING at: Sr Shaye Rae

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