Dr Jessica Puglia grew up in Cape Town and graduated from UCT with her MBChB.
She completed her internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and community service at Vanguard Day Hospital where she ran the INR clinic.
Jessica loves treating people of all ages and really enjoys getting to know the entire family. She believes that each patient is unique and deserves individualised treatment. Investigating the root cause of her patients’ symptoms is something that she prioritises.
When Jessica is not helping patients, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, family and friends. She also has a passion for pottery and dancing.
Dr Anisa Vahed graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2009. She completed her internship and community service in Frere Hospital Complex in the Eastern Cape, where she grew up. It was during her Community Service when she realized that child health was her calling and completed her Diploma in Child Health. She then moved back to Cape Town in 2013 with the aim to gain more paediatric experience. It was while working at District level as well as Tertiary level paediatrics that she gained confidence in managing children and their acute and chronic conditions, after-which she decided to specialize.
Dr Anisa Vahed completed her specialization in Paediatrics & Child Health in 2019 with University of Cape Town where she spent most her time working in Red Cross Children’s Hospital, as well as Groote Schuur Hospital Neonatal Unit and New Somerset Hospital.
Dr Anisa Vahed is also a mother to a very adventurous toddler and understands from a mothers perspective all the struggles a mother goes through with a newborn baby and toddler.
She hopes that by joining the Nurturey team she will be able to combine her personal experience of motherhood and her expertise in child healthcare to assist parents with any concerns or questions they may have.
Dr Samke Nyamathe is a general medical practitioner. She conducted her undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town and subsequently studied a Diploma in Public Health during her internship and community service years. She is currently completing her thesis towards a Masters in Child Health at the University of the Witswatersrand.
She completed her internship and community service time in Johannesburg. She then worked as an assistant general practitioner for a GP in Johannesburg. She moved to Cape Town to work with an NGO that specifically focuses on paediatric HIV and paediatric neurodevelopment and also further explored her private work as a GP through a locum agency and while working for a GP in Mitchells Plain.
She enjoys the ability to form relationships with her patients and practicing medicine affords the ability to be a source of compassion and empathy for those who need it.