Meet our Team


Our team is fully committed to ongoing staff development and training to ensure that our patients receive the very best in medical care. We are proud of the top quality caring service we offer our patients.


DOCTORS PRACTICE

Dr Grant Dalziel

MBBCh (Wits) , FCFP

Grant studied medicine at Wits Medical School, after which he completed his Internship at Coronation Hospital then joined the Defence Force. Here he did his obligatory military service providing Medical care to the family and staff of the Navy in Simonstown. This is where his love for General & Family Practice began.

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“I am still committed to the practice of good family medicine and have a particular interest in Dermatology having studied this over many years under the guidance of some of the top Dermatologists in the country. I have become somewhat of an expert in removing small skin lesions and blemishes having also gained experience from a number of prominent Plastic Surgeons. A further area of interest is my knowledge and understanding of Alcoholism and its impact on the family.”

Grant acts as an expert witness in Medico Legal cases on an ongoing basis which is testament to his wealth of knowledge and experience and the high level of esteem bestowed on him by his medical colleagues and other professionals.


Dr Peta Lynn Jearey

MBBCh (Wits) DipPEC SA, FCFP, BMus (Wits) LTCL. National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography

Dr Peta Lynn Jearey qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked as a specialist Family Physician for over 30 years.

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I was somewhat different from my peers at Medical School. I had already spent over 8 years in tertiary education since leaving school when I embarked on my medical career. I knew when I started that I wanted to go into Family Medicine. After I graduated I started immediately to further my knowledge and skills in the wonderful and fulfilling area of Medicine.

I achieved the Fellowship in Family Medicine in 2007, and completed an intensive course in Emergency Medicine. In 1993, I received a Diploma in Primary Emergency Care.

I am seriously passionate about Family Health and the longer I remain in practice, the more convinced I am that the more holistically we view Health and Wellness, the more likely we are to achieve it. I believe that we should empower patients to take ownership of their health and guide them in this pursuit rather than merely providing prescriptions and instructions.

Dr Jearey is a Family Medicine Preceptor at the Department of Family Medicine, Department of Health Sciences at Wits Medical School, and is passionate about teaching and encouraging young doctors to enter this field.

She is also a Menopause Practitioner and a member of the North American Menopause Society,  the South African Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society. She regularly attends continuing medical education in order to stay relevant and up to date in the field of Women’s Health. In addition, she is the doctor in charge of the Sandton Travel Clinic and a certified Travel Health Practitioner having completed the requirement for the Certificate in Competency in Travel Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand department of Public Health in 2009. Her qualifications also include a Distinction in Diabetes Management with CDE.

She enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine but her particular areas of interest include:

  • Women’s Health  including Menopause & Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Travel Medicine
  • Child Health
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and Diseases of Lifestyle

Dr Brenda Witt

Dr Brenda Witt is a specialist family physician who was born and raised in the Johannesburg area. A St Mary’s School old girl, she went on to graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in 2009.

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Dr Witt (nee Stott) completed her internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and her community service at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (formerly Johannesburg General Hospital). Brenda spent the several years which followed working in the fields of women’s health, Otorhinolaryngology, and Emergency Medicine, during which she obtained post graduate diplomas in Obstetrics as well as Primary Emergency Care.

She then elected to specialise in Family Medicine, during which time she provided clinical services across several tertiary hospitals and primary healthcare clinics in Gauteng, completed research on quality improvement and on primary healthcare patient triage, as well as achieving a higher diploma in Family Medicine and a Master’s in Medicine. Dr Witt’s work has been published internationally and she is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa.

Brenda has been deeply involved in charity work since 2001 and has been awarded a Grand Prior badge by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. In her spare time Brenda enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with her husband and young daughter. Brenda also has two English Bulldogs that demand her love and attention and hopes to one day be a parent to many more.

REGISTERED DIETICIAN

Charlotte Meschede

B.Sc. Dietetics, Diplomas in Hospital Dietetics, Diabetes Management and Herbal Medicine

Charlotte Meschede, who has a B.Sc. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and postgraduate diplomas in Hospital Dietetics, Herbal Medicine and Diabetes Management, runs our nutrition and diabetes centre. Charlotte brings over 40 years of experience in the field of nutrition into our practice. Her special interests include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, sports nutrition and women’s health, including menopause.

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Her vast experience enables her to give you the best possible solution to your dietary dilemmas. She strives to embrace the most current research, enabling her to provide the best possible solution to your nutritional management.

“There is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet and I strongly emphasize the necessity of finding a personalized eating plan that will suit your specific DNA profile, lifestyle, budget and physical abilities. Moral support is crucial when trying to make such fundamental changes and my holistic approach will nurture you until your individual goals are achieved.”

Her special interests include not only diabetes and diseases of lifestyle, but also skin health and in particular, the management of acne and the aging skin.

NURSING STAFF


Barbara Lace

Registered Nurse *(Community, Midwifery and Psychiatry), Pharmacist Assistant, Dispensing Licence, HWSETA – Trainer, Evaluator, Facilitator and Moderator

Barbara has years of experience working in community health clinics and is passionate about her work.

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She manages the baby clinic and travel clinic and shows genuine warmth and caring when dealing with patients. She is the epitome of care and nursing excellence. Her attention to detail is nothing less than extraordinary.


Berenice Lawlor

Registered General Nurse (Psychiatry and Community) and Midwife.

Sister Berenice trained at Greys as a Registered Nurse.

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She did some work overseas and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and has recently completed her Palliative Care training, bringing incredible expertise to our practice.