Dr Melinda Whitfield
Melinda completed her studies at the University of Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg to complete her internship and community service at Thembisa Hospital. After that she added to her gynaecological and obstetric skills at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
She started her own GP practice in 2012 out of a need to provide a higher level of care for her patients. She is loved and trusted for her outstanding medical knowledge, her love of medicine and her ease and gentle way with her patients.
Melinda is a mother of three, giving her insights into the challenges of motherhood and the development of growing children. She has an interest in internal medicine, preventative medicine and the corporate health identity. Her passion and commitment to excellence can be seen through the care she provides in her practice.
Melinda's journey through medicine has evolved to embrace business and corporate health management and strategy. Partnering with Dr Skye Scott, Health with Heart is now four practices spanning the FNB group's Gauteng campuses.
Dr Skye Scott
Skye studied at the University of Cape Town. Lured by the legend of Baragwanath Hospital, she moved to Johannesburg to complete her internship. She did her community service at Tladi clinic which sparked a love for community and family medicine.
There, she started the Sibahle Community Food garden and Soup Kitchen, a project which feeds chronically ill patients from a community grown veggie garden. Have a look at to get involved or contribute.
Skye has an interest in integrative medicine and optimum health. She is a lover of humans in all their myriad facets and this makes her work every day interesting to her. Her love for medicine is reflected in her relationships with her patients and her attention and care for each person she meets. Outside of medicine, she is a mother and a want-to-be florist.
Health with heart has been an opportunity to wear a new hat and marry business and strategy with healing.
Dr Sarah Mujinga
We are so lucky to have Dr. Sarah heading up our Bankcity Practice. She has all the spunk, humour and edge that the inner city needs. Dr. Sarah completed her studies at Wits and did her internship and community service in Klerksdorp and Potchestroom. She has a post graduate diploma in HIV management and a special interest in mental health.
Another area of medicine that is close to her heart is woman’s health. In our South African context, woman are so often are at the mercy of their providers and providing empowering, safe and up-skilling care to this population is high on Dr. Sarah’s agenda. Change starts in the conversations we have with each other and in the care and kindnesses we share.
Dr Sarah knows that every encounter that she has with a patient has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change. This is what keeps her so inspired by the work that she does. She has the wisdom and insight to know that the biggest impact a doctor can make is in making meaningful human connection.
When Dr Sarah is not being a doctor, she is an avid traveler! After all, the world and its people are our greatest source of inspiration.
Dr Carla Marais
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Carla Marais to Fairland Wellness Centre practice. Dr Carla grew up in Johannesburg and completed her medical studies at WITS University. She completed her internship at Helen Joseph and Raheema Moosa mother and child hospital, where she continued to grow her love for family medicine.
Dr Carla is inspired by the ripple effects primary health care interventions make from one person to the next. She did her community service at Leratong Hospital and there continued to do a combination of surgery, paediatrics and family medicine. Being a Pastor’s wife positions her just where she loves to be, opening her home to friends and community members.
Carla’s genuine care and attention to detail underpin everything that she does. She has a spirit so rooted in kindness and a need to serve the greater good that filters into her daily practice. Her commitment to community finds her in the process of opening a place of safety for young children and babies. Carla is also a mother, a life experience that surely grows one’s compassion, patience and humility.
Dr Fezile Mkhize
Fezile Mkhize a medical doctor having qualified at the esteemed University of Cape Town. He has a passion for patient wellness and care with a vested interest within the surgical field. He is a man of many talents and is currently sharing his time between medicine and the entertainment industry. His bed side manner and exceptional knowledge make him just what the doctor ordered!
He says that he has always held that with all health it is imperative to: "Cure sometimes, relieve often and comfort always" and these are the ideals that he embodies in his work.
Dr Janine Silberbauer
After completing a research Masters degree in molecular genetics Janine studied Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand. She completed her internship at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic hospital and her community service at Hillbrow Community Health Centre. This laid the ground work for outstanding skills in primary health care.
Janine values kindness and compassion and takes the time to understand unique circumstances for each of her patients. She is passionate about wellness and living a balanced life and is fascinated by how this impacts individuals on a personal psychological, physiological and epigenetic level.
Janine has a true love for dance and is a passionate ballet dancer in her spare time. This mindful and disciplined practice is the embodiment of using lifestyle to master genetic expression and youthful longevity.
We are very excited to be welcoming Janine to our practice this October 2019.
Sr Ramona Azagsiba
Ramona Azagsiba completed her nursing degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, after which she completed her community service at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.
Ramona is a strong believer in holistic care and the collaboration of a multi disciplinary team. She has the insight to know that two heads are better than one.
She has a special interest in ethics and public health and hopes to further her studies within these areas.
her warmth and commitment to excellence shine through in everything that she does. We are privileged to have her on our team.
When she's not attending to her patients, Ramona enjoys reading and working up a good sweat at the gym and is sure to give you a tip or two on how to perfect your squat form!
Sr Lebo Cindi
Sr Cindi completed her studies at Ann Latsky Nursing College and completed her community service at Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria. She split this time between casualty and the medical wards. She then moved on to Erkhuruleni Municipal clinic in Tembisa where she got an extremely well rounded education rotating through multiple specialist units.
Sr Cindi is a qualified occupational nurse and is a valuable asset to our team. She is always up for a laugh and can dazzle you with her smile.
She loves cooking and dancing and is the proud mother to two beautiful boys.
Sr Zandi Goliath
This small package is full of the energy and brightness of dynamite. With a passion for woman's health and mental wellbeing, Sr Zandi is perfectly poised to meet your family medicine needs at our Bankcity Practice.
Zandi's thirst for knowledge and curiosity inspire her constant learning and growing in her career. She is an asset to our team and we invite you to come and have an HIV test, learn more about your medicines or find ways to optimise your health.
Education is the source of all growth and Sr Zandi is waiting to share her knowledge and smile with you.
Sr Devinia Carelse
Trained in the beautiful city of Cape Town, this is where Sr Devinia grew her love of primary health care medicine and ante natal care. She discovered a passion for teaching while working at a tertiary hospital and became a clinical facilitator at UCT. She went on to join the Wits academic circuit and was reminded once again while facilitating students in the primary care setting of her love for acute and primary care.
She is a gentle and loving soul and a proud mother of two. When she is not caring for you, you will find her immersed in her family, caring for them.
Sr Devinia looks forward to welcoming you to the new and gloriously improved Fairland Wellness centre where she is an integral part of her power team.