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Thrive Family Medical Practice

HOLISTIC PATIENT-CENTRED HEALTHCARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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PLEASE NOTE:
OUR PHONE LINES MAY BE INOPERATIONAL DUE TO LOAD-SHEDDING. IN THIS EVENT TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL 060-9534038.
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Whole Health

We offer a holistic approach to healthcare and offer individualised treatments to meet each patient’s specific needs, from new-born to teenager, to parent to grandparent. 

 

We subscribe to the idea of healing that expands from simply curing disease to include anything that can support someone and increase well-being. We see each individual as unique and whole, and understand that healing to every person is whatever expands their health across many different levels.

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos.

- THICH NHAT HANH 

 

About Us

Thrive Family Practice is a patient-centred medical practice providing optimum care for the whole family. We believe that health is the key to happiness. Our ethos is one of care and as such, we strive to build trusting, empathetic and committed relationships with our patients.

 

We are active members of the North Coast community. This gives us the advantage of local knowledge and well-established referral networks that enable us to provide our patients with optimal management.

Our focus is on preventing illness as much as treating it. At Thrive Family Practice we are committed to helping you live your best life.

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Our Doctors

 

Dr. Philippa Williams

MB. Ch.B (Pret)

 

Dr. Philippa practices patient-centered, mindful medicine, which is important to her, as well as building lasting relationships with the families. She believes that by getting to know her patients, prevention rather than just cure is possible. As the mother of two children she understands the challenges that come with motherhood and early childhood development. Her special interests are paediatrics where she gained previous experience in Children's Wards and Neonatal ICU, aesthetics, functional medicine and weight loss.

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Dr. Tess Blignaut

MB. Ch.B (Wits) 

Dr Tess has a passion for family-orientated and paediatric health care. While she has a love for working with children, she is not limited to this. She has a special interest in sport medicine, with her own passion in sports and exercise. She has also completed a number of Comrades Marathons. Her dream and vision is to achieve a holistic outlook on health care, providing compassionate and versatile care for the whole family.

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Our Services

 
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We are a holistic, patient-centred healthcare practice specialising in 

General Family Practice

We treat all conditions traditionally managed by your family practitioner. We are passionate about the ‘family’ aspect of family medicine and one of the things we enjoy most is seeing members of the same family that span three or more generations. We believe that knowing patients in the context of their family enables us to provide more holistic and supportive care. 

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Women's Health

We believe that women understand women! We have a special interest in women’s health and would love to walk the path from your first period to your last, with you. Let us help you to manage gently and effectively the hormonal and emotional changes and transitions that accompany menarche, pregnancy and menopause. Our services include breast examinations and PAP smears.

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Paediatrics

We believe that being mothers as well as doctors gives us special insight into how to relate to children (and worried parents!). Our practice has a policy of creating an environment that is as unclinical as possible so that children feel comfortable and at ease during their consultation.

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Genetic Testing

Dr Philippa is a qualified Geneway practitioner. Geneway offers a complete range of genetic tests which will help you to learn more about your unique genetic makeup and how you can adapt your lifestyle, diet and environment to ensure that you are living your best life. 

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Wholistic Medicine

We believe that there are many natural ways to support the body’s ability to heal itself and maintain good health, and that there are many wholistic treatments that support allopathic treatments. We respect that sometimes patients want alternatives or additions to conventional drug therapy and we offer alternatives to consider.

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ADHD

We are comfortable managing childhood and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in conjunction with allied medical professionals.

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Intravenous Vitamins

Intravenous vitamin therapy is effective in boosting your immune system, giving you energy during times of stress or high-volume training and helping to combat chronic fatigue. Our basic drip consists of a range of vitamins and minerals, to which we can add extra supplements depending on your specific requirements.

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Lifestyle Medical Management

We believe that two major contributing factors to ill health are poor lifestyle choices and stress. Most chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome and chronic fatigue can be prevented with aggressive, early lifestyle interventions. Let us help you manage and change your lifestyle to prevent illness and optimise health.

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Sports Medicine

Dr Tessa has a specialised interest in this area, offers a personalised approach to each athlete’s needs and customises treatment according to their individual training plans. Let her optimise your performance and minimise your injuries by assessing all aspects of your life. 

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Testimonials

“Dr Philippa is the most caring physician and amazing person. She is approachable and professional, whether in person or in online consultations. My 11-year old son adores her and trusts her completely. The fact that she takes a holistic approach to medicine is refreshing and sets her apart from other medical practitioners. ”

— Elle Matthews

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Look inside yourself... Everything that you want, you already are.

- RUMI

 

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PLEASE NOTE:
OUR PHONE LINES MAY BE INOPERATIONAL AS A RESULT OF LOAD-SHEDDING.
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IN THIS EVENT PLEASE CALL 060-9534038.

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Monday to Friday: 8am - 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION