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The practitioners at Ubuntu Family Health Centre
13 June 2019

“UBUNTU” is an Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity", but it is often also translated as "humanity towards others".
Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2008 described it as “Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity”.

This concept can be applied to all of our lives and into all our structures and functions within our ecosystem. The Ubuntu Family Health Centre is an extension of this concept of togetherness within the medical health profession. We aim to provide a complete heath care solution for all your family's needs.

Dr. Yair Edinburg - Medical Doctor

Experience: Dr Yair Edinburg is the co-founder of both the Ubuntu Family Health Centre and Aurora Medical Aesthetics Centre. He works as a general practitioner at Ubuntu Family Health Centre Maude as well as at Grayston. Both practices are family orientated medical wellness centres located in Sandton.

Tracy Cheketri - Aesthetics Therapist
Specialisation: Aesthetic Therapy

Experience: 10 Years in the aesthetic industry, focusing on laser, chemical peels, micro-needling, tattoo removal & weight loss. Partnered up with Dr Yair Edinburg 1 year ago assisting him with Medical Aesthetic Procedures and IV Therapy. Medical Services Offered: Chemical Peels, Micro-Needling, Tattoo Removal, Massage, Cupping, IPL, Facials & Skin Care. Dr Edinburg offers Fillers, Facial Threads, Body Sculpting & IV Therapy.

Dr Dean Alon Sevel - General Practitioner – MBBCh (WITS) 2015

I began my career working at CMJAH (Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital/Johannesburg General Hospital) in 2016 and 2017. I rotated as part of my internship through rotations including, internal medicine, general surgery, trauma surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthetics, orthopaedics, paediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry. I currently also work for ER Consulting as a locum doing part time work in private emergency casualties. Since 2019 I have joined Medifam and Ubuntu Family Health Centre where I work full time as a General Practitioner.

Dr Aviva Capelluto - Psychiatrist

Aviva graduated from Wits in 2002 with MBBch and then went on to obtain a FC Psych (SA) qualification at Wits University in 2009. Aviva focuses on holistic and multidisciplinary mental health care and treatment of patients of all ages, starting from age 5 years to the elderly. She treats a wide variety of conditions including ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, social phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders secondary to temporal lobe epilepsy, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, dementias, and any mental health problems secondary to medical conditions.

Kim Robertson - Chiropractor
Specialisation: Paediatrics and Pregnancy

Experience: Dr Kim Robertson graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Master’s degree in chiropractic in early 2017. She has had two years of clinical experience working at the University of Johannesburg Chiropractic clinic. Here, she worked at the Emthembeni Children’s centre gaining practical experience treating babies and toddlers. Since then Dr Robertson has been in private practice.

Anele Siswana - Clinical Psychologist
Specialisation: Clinical Psychology

I am ANELE SISWANA a registered clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I am also a lecturer at the department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I provide family therapy and I also work with couples. I am conversant in isiXhosa, isiZulu and English. In terms of theoretical orientation, I am guided by the nature of the presenting problem and the scope of the intervention in respect to whether to employ a brief or long-term intervention. I am au fait with brief and long-term modalities namely Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative-Collaborative Therapy and African centred approaches.

Hayley Ostrofsky - Physiotherapist - Physiotherapist with a special interest in Paediatrics

Hayley qualified as a physiotherapist from WITS University in 2004 and is registered with BSc (Physio) Wits registered with HPCSA , SASP and SANDTA. She completed her community service at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. After working in various areas of physiotherapy, she decided her passion lay with paediatrics. In 2010, she completed her Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT)/Bobarth course through SANDTA (South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association.) In 2013 she completed her advanced Bobath course in early detection and intervention of Neurological problems in children.

Chantel Kola - Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist

Experience: Chantel has been practicing as a registered Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist for 3 years and has enjoyed working with people of all ages and changing their lives. It has always been her dream to give people a second chance at life through movement. Chantel graduated from Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria (National Diploma – 2014 and Bachelor of Technology – 2016). She is also registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the South African Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (SAOPA).

Philippa Bromwell-Jones - Dietician

Philippa Bramwell-Jones is a registered dietitian, nutrition consultant and functional medicine health coach and has been practicing in the field of Nutrition and Health since 2002.
She graduated from UKZN, Pietermaritzburg with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1999, followed by a Bachelor of Science Medical (Honours) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2001 from UCT. She received a port-graduate diploma in Counselling Skills from Middlesex University (UK) in 2008 and Behaviour Change from Leeds University (UK) in 2008. In 2018 she became certified as a Functional Medicine Health Coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).

Dr. Cara Hollander  - Audiologist

Dr. Cara Hollander obtained her BA. Speech and Hearing Therapy, Masters in Audiology and PhD degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. She was part of the prestigious South African Medical Research Councils, Prof. Bongani Mayosi/Public Health Enhancement Fund’s (PHEF) scholarship program aimed at combating TB and HIV. Through her PhD within the field of pharmacokinetics, ototoxicity and infectious diseases, she developed a mobile application aimed at assisting health care professionals in managing hearing loss related to ototoxicity

Chantal Kassuto - Audiologist

Chantal Kassuto obtained her BA. Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (with distinction), and Masters in Audiology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her community service year at Tambo Memorial Hospital. Chantal was awarded the Golden Key award in all her years of studying, Myrtle Aron Award for the best community project, Medifix Audiology Award for best academic record in Audiology as well as the AB Clemons award for her research presentation. Chantal’s Masters degree focused on classroom acoustics. By working with acoustic engineers and architects, Chantal found a low-cost yet effective method to acoustically treat existing classrooms to improve the learning and teaching environments of South African classrooms.

Kim Lazarus - Clinical Psychologist
Obtained her MA (Clin Psych) degree from Wits. She then spent two years working at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy. Kim often worked from a psychodynamic approach, to understand patients in relation to their emotional experiences. She also deals a variety of mental health issues such as:, depression and anxiety. She also enjoys working in maternal health and strengthening the bond between mother and baby.

Contact Details

Tel: +27 10 822 3151/2/3 (Grayston)

Tel: +27 11 783 7367 (Maude)



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