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Dr Rust Theron receives Distinguished Visitor Award

Dr Rust Theron is a well-known figure around Cape Town. He is a physician, as well as a pioneer in training medical students in private practice at Mediclinic Durbanville. His


The history of Mediclinic’s stroke initiative

Mediclinic hospitals now provide a streamlined, standardised approach to treat and manage stroke patients. Emergency Medicine Manager Dr Melanie Stander explains how this innovative new approach came about. “For the


A new solution to managing chronic pain offers long-term relief

Pain is a daily challenge that many people have to contend with. When it is a chronic condition, this can drastically affect the patient’s quality of life. Dr Andries Oberholzer


Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg brings expert care to rural communities

Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg takes a bold new step in public-private partnership. When Mediclinic first embarked on an ambitious partnership with local provincial hospitals to provide pro bono surgeries for patients on


How innovative heart care is impacting lives with Dr Razeen Gopal

Mediclinic Panorama is proud to offer specialist care to the communities around Cape Town, and often more further afield. In August, the hospital celebrated 25 years of service in the


Meet SA’s first-ever female neurosurgeon

Dr Minette du Preez qualified as a neurosurgeon in 1994. At the time, there were precious few women in specialist medical roles in the country. This is how she broke


ER24 is revolutionising the way they deliver care

Through the introduction of innovative technology, ER24 will now be able to locate patients in informal areas or those where street addresses may not give an exact location. You are


Meet the first black medical oncologist in SA

A pioneer in her own field, this Mediclinic Morningside medical oncologist is on a mission to improve the lives and futures of young girls in impoverished areas.  “I was motivated


Meet the first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA

The first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA is driving her field into the future. “As a surgeon you are helping people in a physical and


Medicinal marijuana: a closer look

Dr Regina Hurley, a specialist anaesthetist at Mediclinic Newcastle, is one of only a handful of practitioners in SA with a permit to produce marijuana for medicinal use. She discusses