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First rate medical services available in Polokwane

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Polokwane is well known as a progressive city and one of the industries that are flourishing is the medical arena with world class specialists and professionals locating to and expanding in the city.
Jason Stander Optometrists
At Jason Stan­der Optometrists at the Cycad Shopping Centre, the patient is always guaranteed extremely professional and in-depth eye care. They offer economy packages for pensioners and people who are less fortunate, and Stander often visits schools where he screens learners’ eyes free of charge.
The practice also stocks some of the most famous names in fashion eye wear, including Tom Ford, Bvlgari, Lindberg, Gucci and Giorgio Armani. This gives patients the opportunity to obtain the best quality and designs right here in Polokwane.
Stander specialises in keratoconus, a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape, and other corneal ailments. Hand in hand with this area of expertise, he also specialises in hard contact lenses that are designed for people with abnormal corneas.
Call Jason Stander Optometrists on 015 297 7668 to make an appointment.
Roentes 4D X-rays and Ultrasound
Radiographer Hermien Rootman offers the full spectrum of x-rays or radiographs of the human body at Roentes 4D X-rays and Ultrasound. She specialises in 4D-ultrasound scans during pregnancy, giving patients a better look at their babies.
According to Rootman, 4D-scans also make it easier for medical professionals to identify problems with a pregnancy and introduce preventative measures.
4D scans display live imaging of foetal gestures and facial expressions. Images are portrayed with realistic depth and perspective so that baby’s actions like waving, blinking, swallowing and kicking can be viewed at that moment.
For more information on this amazing technology contact Roentes 4D X-rays and Ultrasound on 015 291 225 or visit the practice situated on the corner of Plein and Thabo Mbeki streets.
Dr Antony Molapo
For a general practitioner who cares for his patients and have their best interests at heart, look no further than Dr Antony Molapo whose surgery is situated in the ABSA Building at 75 Hans van Rensburg Street.
He specialises in pregnancy care, HIV testing and counselling, circumcision, disability grant assessments, medical reports, diabetes, heart diseases, family planning, weight management and many more.
Molapo also helps patients to manage chronic diseases like hypertension, arthritis, cholesterol and asthma. His holistic approach aims to take all aspects of wellness into consideration when treating a patient. As general practitioner his duties are not confined to specific organs of the body and he is skilled in treating people with multiple health issues.
Call 015 297 0426 to make an appointment.
Chrismar Healthcare Consultants
With over 83 medical schemes available in South Africa, Chrismar Healthcare Consultants only form relationships with reputable and sustainable schemes. The well informed consultants perform the necessary due diligence to ensure that all schemes meet Chrismar’s qualifying criteria.
Chrismar Healthcare Consultants help clients to choose the best medical aid scheme to suit their individual needs by taking financial status and budget, health status and requirements, family composition, chronic and medicinal requirements and current medical conditions into consideration.
With ever changing industry trends the team remains vigilant when assessing medical aid schemes to ensure that they only offer the best service to clients.
Other services include group medical aid services, insurance cover, short term insurance and retirement planning advice.
Contact Chrismar Healthcare Consultants on 0860 999 633 or send an email to service@chrismar.org.
Zelda Buitendag Clinical Psychologist
The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
A person’s mental health affects how they act and feel and has a tangible effect on that person’s environment and the people around them.
Mental health problems are often stigmatised and people are afraid to ask for help for fear of being ostracised. However, reaching out to a professional like Clinical Psychologist Zelda Buitendag could save lives and improve many people’s quality of living.
Contact her practice, situated at 66B Burger Street, on 015 295 7588.

Story: MARKI FRANKEN
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