Dr. James Essey

Dr. James EsseyBlessed with a beautiful wife, Nicole, and 2 amazing children, Mikayla and Joshua.

“My life is defined by my family. My strength comes from them.”

Graduated from Wits in 2001.

Has been a general practitioner in the Fourways area for over 10 years now and prides himself in having established a medical practice with a strong emphasis on people and their families.

Other special interests include:

  • Aviation medicine – Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Travel Medicine – travel practitioner and a member of the South African Society of Travel Medicine
  • Sclerotherapy – injection of leg spider veins

Dr. Leigh Wallace

Dr. Leigh WallaceDr Wallace is passionate about helping people to function optimally, both physically and mentally. She believes in pursuing health creation and not just treating existing disease. This has led to further study in the exciting field of Functional Medicine.

Women’s health issues and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are also areas of interest.

Functional Medicine is a new paradigm in the management of chronic and lifestyle diseases. Many common chronic ailments (such as IBS, fatigue, hormonal issues, autoimmune conditions etc) can benefit from the assessment and treatment of root causes, which often lie in our unbalanced lifestyles.

The knowledge base of Functional Medicine is shaped by seven core principles:

  • Acknowledging the biochemical individuality of each human being, based on concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness
  • Incorporating a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment
  • Seeking a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in a patient’s body, mind, and spirit
  • Addressing the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors
  • Identifying health as a positive vitality—not merely the absence of disease—and emphasizing those factors that encourage a vigorous physiology
  • Promoting organ reserve as a means of enhancing the health span, not just the life span, of each patient
  • Functional Medicine is a science-using profession

Dr. Nazneen Ebrahim

Dr. Nazneen Ebrahim
Graduated from University of Cape Town in 2011.

Special interests: Emergency medicine.

I love practicing medicine. I enjoy the privilege of getting up and going to work each and every day. I feel honored that people trust me with their health. My career goal is to become the most well rounded bio-psychosocial doctor I can be by keeping myself duly informed and relevantly trained in the field of medicine – which is ever changing. I wish to continue to grow as a practitioner so as to provide the best possible care to my patients and their families.

Currently up to date in advanced pediatric, cardiac and trauma life support, as well as advanced airway management and emergency ultrasound.

Dr. Genevieve Ferraris

Dr. Genevieve Ferraris
Graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2013. I completed my internship at Tembisa Hospital, and then did a year of community service at Chiawelo Clinic in Soweto. I have subsequently worked in a variety of emergency departments in Gauteng, and completed a diploma in emergency care.

I decided to step back from emergency medicine last year, as I felt I wanted to see and treat patients before they ended up in casualty. I want to help patients to live well, not just by treating disease but by preventing it as well. I believe in treating patients holistically, and have a keen interest in women’s health.