I'm a General Psychiatrist with a special interest and 24 years experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
I've worked in Canada as a General Practitioner before my journey started in Paediatrics and Paediatric Oncology.
I also worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of the Free-State, as well as in Adult Oncology, while raising and enjoying my own children.
We opened a private, 72-bed, Psychiatric Hospital, M-CARE Optima, in Bloemfontein, in 2010 where I was Head of the Adolescent Unit until my personal journey led me to Stellenbosch in 2017.
Our dream to have a hospital where children and parents with mental health issues can be admitted to get help from various professionals finally came true after a challenging 18-month journey.
I am the Head of the unit and my partner, Dr Fanie Meyer (Psychiatrist from Bloemfontein), is our CEO. We treat patients with mental health issues such as:
Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar Mood Disorder)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mental Disorders secondary to medical illness
My degrees are:
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