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Lockdown Special continues

Although we are thankfully moving into level 3 of the national lockdown, we are cognisant of the fact that, even though many are returning to work today, money is still tight for many. In view of this, we are pleased to announce that our special will continue until 30 June 2020, so that patients will […]

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Lockdown Special Rates

We are cognisant of the fact that many people are struggling financially due to either reduced work, job loss or other factors. To assist patients in these difficult financial times, we are pleased to offer the following: A reduced consultation rate (R250 discount on usual rates) Reduced or no co-payments for surgery, depending on your […]

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Lockdown Consults resume

We are pleased to announce that we are resuming consulting services. These will be in strict accordance with hospital and National Department of Health regulations. Note the following: You must report to the screening area of the hospital BEFORE visiting the rooms. You must bring your own mask or face covering to your appointment. Appointments […]

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Limited consulting

Dr Atiya will be available on a limited basis, from Monday 20 April. Consultations will ONLY be on a Tuesday afternoon at the Pinehaven rooms, and Friday afternoon at the Rosebank rooms. If you would like to make an appointment, please call the respective rooms. If there is no answer on the rooms’ phone, please […]

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Practice Closure – COVID19

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, and in line with the Presidential decree requiring a lockdown, Dr Atiya will be closed to non-urgent patients for the period of 27 March to 16 April. Dr Atiya will be available for emergencies. However, please report to the Emergency Department, where you will be assessed and the doctor […]

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Doctor’s Day – 16 November 2019

With all the negative publicity doctors receive, it’s nice to be acknowledged for the good they do as well! Doctor’s Day will be on 16 November 2019. Ethiqal is hosting a competition where you can win a share of R20 000 for sharing how your doctor made a difference to your life! Visit https://www.doctorsday.co.za/ to […]

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Important update for LA Health clients

Please note that due to ongoing problems with LA Health Medical Aid paying claims to the patient instead of the doctor (with patients then refusing to pay over monies to the doctor), this practice will no longer accept LA Health as a payment method. Patients have two options: Pay cash upfront and then claim back […]

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PMBs explained

PMBs often cause confusion among patients and medical practitioners. This PMB Guide deals with the 25 chronic ailments. Prescribed Minimum Benefits are a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The aim is to provide people […]

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Quick guide to co-payments

Patients often have questions regarding co-payments, and the matter recently received a lot of media attention. Whilst it is not a pleasant discussion, the truth is that the rate medical aids reimburse doctors at, is not a fair one. Consider that medical aid rates are based on a list from 2006 (with annual adjustments that […]

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Who is responsible for obtaining authorisation?

A question that arises from time to time, is “Who is responsible for obtaining authorisation for my treatment?” Many doctors’ practises provide this service on behalf of their patients. However, the HPCSA is very clear on its stance regarding this: “2.5.2 Pre-authorisation is the patient’s responsibility The majority of medical schemes require their members to obtain […]

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