Doctor Roelofse

Dr Pieter Roelofse – A Physician with Compassion

I am a Specialist Physician/Internist in full-time private practice at Melomed Hospital Bellville. I believe in maintaining and restoring human health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

I have a holistic approach to my patients and believe that not only organic disease can cause physical symptoms, but also non-organic disease. For this reason, I focus on the physical & emotional symptoms that could be contributed to the presenting complaint.

I have been practicing in Bellville (25 km outside Cape Town) since 1 June 2008, opening my Practice at the old Jan S. Marais Hospital, before moving into the new Melomed Bellville private hospital, when it opened in August 2009.

After qualifying as a Specialist Physician in 2008, I broadened my expertise and knowledge to include a Diploma in Pain and Sedation, ICU Echocardiography, and a Bronchoscopy Course at the prestigious Royal Brompton College in London. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology.

To stay ahead of current trends and advances in the medical field, I regularly attend International Congresses. I have a keen interest in modern technology and employ all the latest technology for diagnostic and treatment purposes.

As a 14 year old boy, I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), an auto-immune disease that attacks the nerves of the body.

During this period, I was completely paralysed (within 24 hours of diagnosis) and dependant on a ventilator for 2 months. My rehabilitation took 2 years, and left me with a permanent disability

In spite of this, I am a firm believer in the idea of rising above your circumstances and this life-changing event has shaped my future, to become a compassionate Physician. The wellbeing of my patients is of utmost importance to me.

I do not compromise on the quality of care of my patients. I use my experience with GBS, to put my patients at ease with a good sense of humour, comprehension, consideration, compassion, and respect for my patients and their families.

Qualifications

  • Fellowship of the College of Physicians (South Africa) 2008
  • Diploma in Pain and Sedation (University of Western Cape) 2004
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Stellenbosch) 2001
  • Masters in Psychology (Stellenbosch) 1996
  • Honours Degree in Counselling Psychology (Stellenbosch) 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts (Stellenbosch) 1991

Registrations

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • South Africa Society of Sedation Practitioners South Africa
  • South Africa Medical Association (SAMA)
  • South Africa Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • HIV Society of South Africa
  • General Medical Council of the UK
  • Faculty of Consulting Physicians of South Africa (FCPSA)
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