About Us

Dr Andrew van der Walt

MBChB (Cum Laude) (Stell); FCP (SA); MMed (Wits); Cert Endocrinology & Metabolism (SA) Phys

 

Dr Andrew van der Walt obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Stellenbosch. After completing internship in Gauteng and community service in Mpumalanga he practiced for 3 years as a general practitioner (GP) in Johannesburg, dividing his time between the GP consulting rooms and the emergency departments at several busy hospitals. During this period he cemented his interest in internal medicine. He migrated back into academic circles and subsequently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand.

 

He was privileged to spend the majority of his training time at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH), where he was exposed to the full spectrum of medical illnesses, from the common to the rare. Once he completed his training as a specialist physician he decided to focus on endocrinology and was offered a post as a fellow at the University of Witwatersrand, again based at CHBAH. More recently Dr Andrew van der Walt and his family decided to relocate to the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to establish a practice based at Life Hilton Private Hospital. He lectures regularly, edits articles for medical journals and makes contributions to the scientific literature.  

About Midlands Endocrine & Medicine

Our practice is based in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands at Life Hilton Private Hospital, a short 15 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg.

 

Dr Andrew van der Walt, a specialist physician and an endocrinologist heads the practice. He is supported by Sr Liane Moodley, an experienced nursing sister, who provides valuable clinical input and Miss Suhaifa Rajah our friendly receptionist.

 

First consults are thorough and comprehensive. We aim is to identify all relevant clinical problems and to address concerns systematically and methodically. It is important for us review the results of previous investigations and thus it is advisable to bring old scans and reports to consultations. Laboratory results can generally be traced electronically, provided the results were logged under the patient's unique identity number.

 

We like to work closely with our referring doctors and strive to provide pertinent feedback to these practitioners. If you are uncertain as to whether or not you will benefit from seeing a specialist physician and/ or an endocrinologist then a good general practitioner (GP) should be able to point you in the correct direction.

 

Kindly note that we are not contracted to any medical aid schemes. Consults are to be paid on the day and can be claimed from the medical aid by the patient. The medical aid might not always reimburse the full consultation fee. Please contact us for further information regarding our rates. Please also be aware that our billing is managed by a company independent from our practice.  

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