Our Dedicated Team

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

Our clinical team

 

The Opthalmic assistants are a competent team of ladies that work with the Ophthalmologist providing patient care with many different eye health-related clinical functions. This includes preliminary screening - The person you meet for all the visual tests before going to doctor's thorough examination. They also run tests and scans with the patient like OCT, Visual Fields, Topography etc. They are basically dr Coetzee's right hand.

 

Our medical receptionists make it all possible for the clinical team by booking patients, planning the day and loading patients onto our sophisticated medical record system.

 

 Antoinette De Vries

She has a diploma in ophthalmic dispensing and her insight into eye healthcare makes her excellent at preliminary screening, Specialized eye tests and assisting with in-rooms procedures. She also has an ophthalmic assistant level 1 certificate.

Antoinette is also in charge of our medical stock for in-rooms and hospital procedures.

 

Carina Booysen

Carina does preliminary screening and specialized eye tests.

She recently received her BA in Language studies, which is ideal because She is the person who sends out our patients' reports. She is also part of our marketing team.

 

Debbie Swarts

Her bubbly personality makes her ideal for the clinical setting. Debbie’s diploma in photography also comes in quite handy as many of our specialized eye tests include some degree of photography. Debbie also does our patient's chronic medication registration.

 

Lizzy Twala

Being a theatre technician, Lizzie is perfect for our clinical team. She has previously also worked in  an eye theatre and her experience is priceless. She assists dr Lourens Coetzee  for all the theatre procedures. Her diploma in IT also makes her perfect to do our IT support.

 

Liana Le Roux

With her many years of experience in an Optometry practice, Liana is a perfect new addition to our clinical team.

 

Marianne van Jaarsveld

She manages our patient bookings and diary. Her many years of experience in ophthalmology reception and further studies in medical technology makes her perfect for the mammoth task of planning for the unexpected emergencies and trying to keep everything manageable for the clinical team.

 

Sthembile Fortunate Salamaan

Sthe is responsible for data capturing of all our new visitors. She also manages our theatre lists and ensures that all patients know what their surgery entails and when they will be operated. Her diploma in HR makes her ideal to also help our Administrative manager with his human resource tasks.

Our administrative team

This is our 'behind the scenes' team. They support the clinical team by giving quotations and getting authorizations from medical aids. They also see to the general administrative matters of the practice.

Moosa Salamaan

 

Moosa is the Practice manager and head of our administrative team and rule the ladies with a firm hand, accuracy is essential.  He has a special interest in Community Eye Health with a view of increasing accessibility to eye health services to the greater population. He was trained abroad at the Arvind Eye Care System (India) on managing eye health delivery systems and previously headed the African Vision Trust.

 

Deonie Miller

She plays an important role in connecting the clinical experience of our patients to the administrative side by doing quotations for all in rooms procedures. Deonie is also helps with other administrative tasks.

 

Monica Lyons       

She has the great responsibility of ensuring that authorizations are attained from medical aids for all procedures. Her previous experience in the medical fields makes her ideal for this task. Her certificate in office administration and diploma in business management comes in handy in keeping our administration up to date.

 

Hester van Litzenborgh    

Although Vanderbijlpark clinical and administrative staff assist in Parys during consulting hours Hester is responsible for our Parys branch. She makes sure our patients can reach our Parys consulting rooms during business hours. She also does our in rooms billing.

Our Finance and Marketing team

 

We are a young and innovative company and value reflecting our nature in our graphic design. Commitment to our patients encourages us to constantly add to our patient information leaflets. Although we have off site bookkeepers someone also has to take care of the practice's financial affairs. We also have our patient's best interest at heart and liason with medical aids on behalf of our patients.

Dr Yolandie Coetzee

MBChB (Pret), Dip Med Education (UFS)

 

She is a general practitioner with a diploma in medical education. She has a special interest in Medical systems and medical economics. Yolandie is responsible for refining all the systems in our practice and handling the finances. She also has a passion for medical education and enjoys keeping our patient information leaflets up to date. The artist in her is also responsible for our graphic design needs.

Nadia Maree

Although she can do everything and supports her whole team, her main duty is to liaison with medical aids on behalf of patients and practice regarding services rendered and the payment thereof. Her National diploma in Cost and Management accountancy makes her well equipped for this task.

Melissa Ehlers

She is our assistant bookkeeper. Melissa helps keep our company green by keeping all our creditor records filed electronically.