We are so fortunate to have some of the country’s top medical professionals right here on the North Coast. Whether you need to see a GP for a minor ailment or general check-up, or you’re looking for a specialist to get your wellness on track, there’s a practitioner to help. Meet some of our community’s best health professionals…
Dr Bhavna Singh
Dr Bhavna Singh is a specialist dermatologist with vast experience in treating skin, hair, nail and mucous membrane disorders. She is a fellow of the College of Dermatologists and has her Master of Medicine in Dermatology. She provides professional and skilled services managing both adult and paediatric medical conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, hair loss, pigmentation, and skin cancers, to name a few. In addition, she performs minor surgical procedures and aesthetic dermatology. Dr Singh founded Beyond Skin and runs a sophisticated practice.
Details: Ridgeside Office Park, Umhlanga; 071 860 8966.
Sister Vanessa Perumal – IIWCC
As an International Interprofessional Wound Care Certified Specialist and Stoma Therapist, Sr. Vanessa ensures integrated care for the following services: management of acute and chronic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, post-operative wounds, cancerous and difficult- to-heal wounds, arterial and vascular ulcers, post-care amputations, burns and stoma care.
Details: Netcare Umhlanga Medical Centre, 321 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Suite 601, 6th Floor; 031 582 5565
Dr Megan Broughton and Dr Laura Troskie are caring preventative-focused GPs. They are both mothers who strive to take care of the whole family in a nurturing environment.
Details: 031 880 5050; www.umhlangagp.net [email protected]
Online booking: recomed.co.za
Thrive Family Practice
Thrive Family medical practice puts their patients first. Conveniently located in the heart of Ballito, Dr Philippa Williams and Dr Tess Blignaut strongly believe in providing optimum care for the whole family. Their goal is to build trusting, empathetic and long-lasting relationships with their patients. They know that health is key to happiness and are committed to helping you live your best life. Details: iZulu Office Park, Ballito; call 087 354 9016 or book an appointment online at www.thrivefamilypractice.co.za
North Coast House Calls
Dr Lionel de Gouveia provides KZN’s North Coast with GP consultations in the home, office, or hotel. Harness health and care in your comfortable space. Take a look at the website for more information. Please note that North Coast House Calls is not an emergency service.
065 709 8199
Owner and optometrist at Torga Optical Ballito Junction, Cornubia Mall and Kwadukuza Mall, Sarisha Haripershad provides optometry care to patients. Adept in performing vision tests and analysing results and diagnosing disorders, she is also experienced in diagnosing and treating vision problems such as near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism; and in detecting cataracts and glaucoma.
Details: Torga Optical:
Ballito: 032 946 1416/7,
Cornubia: 031 502 1658,
Kwadukuza: 032 437 8436
PearlsMed PearlsMed is a state-of-the-art medical facility located in the heart of Umhlanga at the Pearls Mall. It represents part of a shift towards holistic and preventative health with an emphasis on quality, affordability, and comprehensive care. Experience the ultimate convenience of PearlsMed with a variety of services all under one roof. The physiotherapy and orthopaedic department at PearlsMed is led by Ruan and Dominic, two experienced and passionate physiotherapists. At PearlsMed, the practice philosophy is “You don’t have to be an Olympic champion to be treated like one.” The team strives to treat their patients with the utmost respect, care, high-end skill, and technology.
Details: www.pearlsmed.co.za; 0861 555 111; WhatsApp: 078 690 6716; IG: @pearlsmed_physio; FB: PearlsMed Physio