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Meet our warm-hearted team

Dr Melinda Whitfield

Director / GP

Dr Melinda Whitfield

Dr Melinda’s first love is integrative and lifestyle medicine. If you are looking for guidance and motivation to change your life and feel the physical rewards of doing so, she is your woman! Being an entrepreneur and a mother of three gives her unique insight into the challenges of the working mother and the nuances of child health. You are lucky if you find yourself in her gentle and safe hands.

Dr Skye Scott

Director / GP

Dr Skye Scott

Dr Skye is very conservative in the script writing department. She has a special interest in mental health and reversing chronic diseases of lifestyle with behaviour change. She works with great passion and energy and loves to gain insight into the individual by treating their whole family. She is a strong believer in the deep connection between body and mind and keeps this centre stage in her work.

Dr Joy Sitole

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Joy Sitole

Dr Joy is a young energetic mom of 2 who enjoys interacting with new people and sharing a good laugh. She has special interests in reproductive health and contraception. She pays attention to detail and always examines her patients with a holistic view. Her bubbly nature will leave you inspired and smiling after your consultation.

Dr Janine Silberbauer

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Janine Silberbauer

Dr Janine has a background in genetics and ballet. She is as thorough as she is strong and kind. She has unique personal insights into the health and wellbeing of the athlete and is a firm believer in behavioural change to improve outcomes. She has a deep appreciation of nature and the arts and practices ethical medicine with a calm, inner strength that offers patients containment and an insightful ear.

Dr Nokwanda Sithole

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Nokwanda Sithole

Dr Nokwanda (Sithole) is a warm and bubbly personality. She is passionate about marrying technology and medicine to improve access to quality care. She brings a positive energy to everything that she does and is nothing short of a super woman juggling her MBA, being a mom and practising in General practice and research.

Dr Yolandi Picton

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Yolandi Picton

Dr Yolandi Picton qualified as a general practitioner in 2004. Apart from working as a general practitioner for more than 10 years, she has experience in Geriatric Medicine, Substance abuse and withdrawal and Pharmaceutical Research. She also has extensive experience as Surgical Assistant in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Plastic Surgery. Dr Picton believes in a holistic approach towards her patients, focussing on the appropriate prescription of medicine, understanding the importance of good lifestyle choices, and balancing the negative impact of general life stressors on health. She is a passionate doctor who believes in the importance of listening to her patients and building a long-term partnership based on the understanding of health and disease with trust and empathy.

Dr Christie Pilossof

GP - Special interest in Functional Medicine

Dr Christie Pilossof

Dr Christie's (Pilossof) Merchant Place experience and first love lies in functional and integrative medicine. She brings years of experience in using non pharmaceutical interventions to support healing coupled with lifestyle and diet change. She also has a diploma in Anaesthetics and uses this amazing skill in between working in General practice. She has amazing insights into the use of bio identicals in the menopause arena and brings a gentle and nurturing energy to everything that she does.

Dr Françoise Pinillos

GP - Special interest in allergies

Dr Françoise Pinillos

Dr. Françoise has completed her specialisation in Allergies through the University of Southampton and hopes to move on to complete her Masters next. While working in private, with a family of allergies, she realized the need for accurate, but personalized allergy care. This new field of study and interest has empowered her and her patients to take control of their allergic conditions, rather than feel controlled by them. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for the whole family through education and optimisation. Françoise is also a mother of two beautiful girls and an avid sports woman. Book to see Dr. Françoise for allergic conditions such as Eczema, Food Allergies/Intolerances, Allergic Rhinitis (permanent runny nose), Urticaria (hives), Insect Allergies, Mast Cell Disorders, Latex allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, and Anaphylaxis. (Extended consultation rates apply)

Sr Rae Nash

Head Nurse

Sr Rae Nash

Sr Rae has years of experience in nursing, ICU care, running hospital wards and teaching clinical skills to students. Her passion for people, literature, nature, writing and good humour is evident at first glance. Her attention to detail makes sure she always has a beautiful pen in her pocket ready to capture the order of the day. Where she is firm, she is just as kind. She has an interest in palliative care medicine and keeps us all in check.

Sr Lebo Cindi

Nurse

Sr Lebo Cindi

Sr Lebo is our Merchant Place nursing queen. She is funny and warm with a light touch and a big smile. She has expertise in occupational health and her first love is primary health care. She makes keeping our busy Merchant Place mother ship spic and span look effortless.

Sr Rebecca Mogalee

Nurse

Sr Rebecca Mogalee

Sr Rebecca is a warm, chatty, energetic and knowledgeable pocket rocket. She is another darling member of our Bank City team. Beyond her passionate love for patient care, she enjoys teaching, art and design and can be found sketching and drawing in her spare time.

Bhakti Mistry

Health Coach

Bhakti Mistry

We are excited to have added a lifestyle practitioner to our health and wellness team. Bhakti Mistry has a background degree in pharmacology from Wits University and went on to study integrative health coaching following a lifelong passion for people and meaningful change. She is serene, knowledgeable and inspiring. Bhakti will design a program tailored to your own health journey needs. Using behavioural science and the insights she gains in getting to know you and your medical profile, she will help you actualize your most vital, healthy self. Reversing chronic diseases of lifestyle and using lifestyle modification to improve energy and mood and lower anxiety is possible with the right accountability, daily rituals and internal wisdom.

Yolandi Roos

Admin Head

Yolandi Roos

There is very little this quietly efficient and kind woman cannot do. Yolandi has the patience of a saint and manages the unpredictable nature of our busiest practice with unwavering focus and ease. We rely on her for her attentiveness, her dependability and her incredible customer service and administrative skills.

Karen Windvogel

Reception

Karen Windvogel

Our congenial and efficient Karen runs our Sandton practice front of house. She is softly spoken and always ready to assist. Her medical knowledge grows every day which helps her to navigate our busy diaries and get you the appointment you need at the right time. She is just the welcome you want to find when you’re not feeling well and looking for tender loving care.

Zanele Nhlengethwa

Reception

Zanele Nhlengethwa

Zanele is a vital part of our Merchant place front of house team. She is warm and full of joy for life and is an integral part of keeping the busy Sandton cogs turning for us. She loves people and good food and is passionate about delivering outstanding customer service.

Kathy Majoor

Head of accounts

Kathy Majoor

Kathy keeps our books in balance and our admin in perfect nick. This farm meisie hails from the glorious karoo which COVID-19 and remote working has enabled her to return to. She is a lover of dark night skies, crafting, reading and good company. Never without a calming lamb nearby, she is a sensible, pragmatic steer when we need it.

Dr Joy Sitole

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Joy Sitole

Dr Joy is a young energetic mom of 2 who enjoys interacting with new people and sharing a good laugh. She has special interests in reproductive health and contraception. She pays attention to detail and always examines her patients with a holistic view. Her bubbly nature will leave you inspired and smiling after your consultation.

Dr Janine Silberbauer

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Janine Silberbauer

Dr Janine has a background in genetics and ballet. She is as thorough as she is strong and kind. She has unique personal insights into the health and wellbeing of the athlete and is a firm believer in behavioural change to improve outcomes. She has a deep appreciation of nature and the arts and practices ethical medicine with a calm, inner strength that offers patients containment and an insightful ear.

Dr. Ntombi Seane

GP

Dr. Ntombi Seane

Sr Ntomby is a professional nurse from Wits who is passionate about Cardiology. She is an adrenaline junky and loves music and art. A quiet soul, she connects with her patients with gentleness, calm and her curiosity for knowledge and constant learning.

Sr Rae Nash

Head Nurse

Sr Rae Nash

Sr Rae has years of experience in nursing, ICU care, running hospital wards and teaching clinical skills to students. Her passion for people, literature, nature, writing and good humour is evident at first glance. Her attention to detail makes sure she always has a beautiful pen in her pocket ready to capture the order of the day. Where she is firm, she is just as kind. She has an interest in palliative care medicine and keeps us all in check.

Bhakti Mistry

Health Coach

Bhakti Mistry

We are excited to have added a lifestyle practitioner to our health and wellness team. Bhakti Mistry has a background degree in pharmacology from Wits University and went on to study integrative health coaching following a lifelong passion for people and meaningful change. She is serene, knowledgeable and inspiring. Bhakti will design a program tailored to your own health journey needs. Using behavioural science and the insights she gains in getting to know you and your medical profile, she will help you actualize your most vital, healthy self. Reversing chronic diseases of lifestyle and using lifestyle modification to improve energy and mood and lower anxiety is possible with the right accountability, daily rituals and internal wisdom.

Lebo Mabena

Front of house

Lebo Mabena

Lebo has been with Health with Heart since the very early days. She is sassy and smart with a great sense of adventure and humour. She’s got ample experience in running and managing a medical front desk. If you need something done she’s your go to person and is always ready to help. She runs our Bank City team with strength, intelligence and command.

Dr Nokwanda Sithole

GP/Medical Doctor

Dr Nokwanda Sithole

Dr Nokwanda (Sithole) is a warm and bubbly personality. She is passionate about marrying technology and medicine to improve access to quality care. She brings a positive energy to everything that she does and is nothing short of a super woman juggling her MBA, being a mom and practising in General practice and research.

Dr Carla Marais

GP

Dr Carla Marais

Dr Carla is mother of two and lovescommunity, travel, random acts of kindness and Italian ice cream. Dr Carla offers integrative care with a sense of humour and portrays this across all her patient interactions. Being married to a Pastor gives her the experience of serving the greater good in everything that she does. Her generosity of spirit and warmth shines through her practice. She has a passion for integrative medicine and gets great pleasure from watching her patients get better.

Sr Devinia Carelse

Nurse

Sr Devinia Carelse

Sr Devinia runs our Fairland practice with finesse and aplomb. She is devoted to meticulous and gentle care. and has a passion for community upliftment and education. She is also always studying and furthering her insight and knowledge in the scope of nursing which she happily share with colleagues and patients alike.

Nombuso Nkosi

Front of house

Nombuso Nkosi

Nombuso is as stylish as she is friendly and warm. A bright smile is always upon her face. Her willingness to help and her team-work ethic makes for part of the magic of our warm and efficient Fairland practice. When Nombuso is not at work, she likes to be reading or planning a beach holiday with her daughter.

Dr Melinda Whitfield

Director / GP

Dr Melinda Whitfield

Dr Melinda’s first love is integrative and lifestyle medicine. If you are looking for guidance and motivation to change your life and feel the physical rewards of doing so, she is your woman! Being an entrepreneur and a mother of three gives her unique insight into the challenges of the working mother and the nuances of child health. You are lucky if you find yourself in her gentle and safe hands.

Dr Skye Scott

Director / GP

Dr Skye Scott

Dr Skye is very conservative in the script writing department. She has a special interest in mental health and reversing chronic diseases of lifestyle with behaviour change. She works with great passion and energy and loves to gain insight into the individual by treating their whole family. She is a strong believer in the deep connection between body and mind and keeps this centre stage in her work.

Sr Rae Nash

Head Nurse

Sr Rae Nash

Sr Rae has years of experience in nursing, ICU care, running hospital wards and teaching clinical skills to students. Her passion for people, literature, nature, writing and good humour is evident at first glance. Her attention to detail makes sure she always has a beautiful pen in her pocket ready to capture the order of the day. Where she is firm, she is just as kind. She has an interest in palliative care medicine and keeps us all in check.

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