Doctors

our doctors

The Team who make it all possible

Meet the team who take care of you and ensure your safety every step of the way. They make your successful procedures possible. The group has 10 specialist anaesthetists and 10 support staff who manage the practice. The practice may, from time to time, use suitably qualified locum doctors.

our team

Meet our staff

LELANEY RULF

Data Capturer

FIONA HEIDTMAN

Practice Manager

CHWAYITA MASHIYI

Financial Manager

AGNES KWEPILE

Admin Assistant

LYN EASOM

Bookings Clerk

ILSE GARZ

Reception

MIGNON GARZ

Debtors Assistant

JOYCE NABO

Admin Assistant

our team

Meet our staff

LELANEY RULF

Data Capturer

FIONA HEIDTMAN

Practice Manager

CHWAYITA MASHIYI

Financial Manager

LELANEY RULF

Data Capturer

FIONA HEIDTMAN

Practice Manager

CHWAYITA MASHIYI

Financial Manager

AGNES KWEPILE

Admin Assistant

AGNES KWEPILE

Admin Assistant

LYN EASOM

Bookings Clerk

ILSE GARZ

Reception

MIGNON GARZ

Debtors Assistant

JOYCE NABO

Admin Assistant

ROXANNE RUHRMUND

Accounts Administrator

What is an anaesthesiologist?

Patient care is unavoidably team based and anaesthesiologists are a vital part of the peri operative care team. Alternatively called peri operative care physicians, they are medical specialists involved in looking after patients around the time they are having an operation, which can be usefully divided into these stages:

Preoperative period

Includes patient interview for risk assessment, optimizing for surgery and planning and explanation of anaesthetic technique.

Intraoperative period

During surgery, where the patient may have a general (‘asleep’) or regional anaesthetic depending on the surgery performed and other factors.

Postoperative period

After the surgery where the patient is in the recovery room, then back to the ward, high care or the critical care unit.

The Team who make it all possible

Our scope of practice is wide and includes looking after patients in critical care units, procedural sedation, and resuscitation. The period and requirements for anaesthesiologists is similar to that of other medical specialists and includes:

6 years

3 years

5 years

Our Team

meet our doctors

DR P.R STRAUSS

MBCbB M.MED (U.O.V.S)
Joined 1997

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DR J.J BARNARD

MBChB M.FAM.MED(US)
DA(SA) M.MED(ANAES)
Joined 2002

DR J.G DOWIE

F.C.A (SA)
Joined 2003

DR J.A EVANS

MBChB, DA (SA)
FCA (SA) Joined 2004
Joined 2003

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Dr R.B STEYN

MBChB DA (SA)
M.MED (UOVS)
Joined 2007

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DR J.A SWANEPOEL

MBCbB M.MED (U.O.V.S)
Joined 2008

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DR L MFEYA

MBChB (UCT)
DA (SA)
FCA (SA)
Joined 2014

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DR J.C ELLIS

MBChB (UP)
DA (CMSA)
FCA (CMSA)
Joined 2018

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DR SUNÉ THOMPSON

MBChB(UFS)
MMed(UFS), FCA(SA)
Joined 2022

DR YAKHEKA DYASI

MBChB
Dip Obs (SA)
DA(SA)
FCA (SA) MMed
Joined 2024

Contact Details

043 701 8300

enquiries@keimed.co.za

32 Quenera Dr, Beacon Bay North, East London, 5205

Mon - Thurs: 08:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 16:00