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 Raphaela Itzikowitz graduated from Wits University in 2009 and completed her 2-year internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital, where her deep passion for Paediatrics was born.
Dr Itzikowitz has worked at Red Cross Children’s Hospital for ten years across numerous departments including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care, Medical Emergency and Outpatient Departments. Further she has spent substantial time at well Specialized in-patient units including Nephrology cardiology Pulmonology, Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics. She is also involved in undergraduate teaching of medical students at UCT.
Dr Itzikowitz completed her Paediatric Registrar Training in December 2018 and is imminently completing her MMED in Growth and Nutrition qualifying her as a Pediatrician. In addition, she is completing her Masters in Public Health at University of Cape Town, and has worked for the National Institute of Communicable Diseases and the University of Cape Town in Clinical Research.
Dr Itzikowitz is happily married with two unicorn children and continues to work in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, nurturing a special interest in ADHD, ASD and other developmental disorders.
Raphaela is deeply committed to South Africa, its beautiful children and to Paediatric Medicine and believes in a child-focused, holistic and evidence-based model in order to keep families healthy, happy and thriving.
Dr Li is a passionate and hardworking doctor, eager to learn in any environment that allows her to further her skills, and knowledge in regards to clinical medicine. She is an adaptable and a well-organized individual with a keen interest in research on the improvement of current management, and treatment, of community health.
Dr Li wants to motivate those around her to believe that illness should not limit a person’s ability to perform. She feels strongly that mental health and social support are just as important as physical health. Thus she also appreciates working as part of a team to ensure that all her patients receive the best possible care in every area.
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 place of compassion and empathy for those who need it.
Dr Anisa Vahed
Paediatric General Practitioner
Bookings are available from the 1st June 2020. Please contact our head office via email, telephone or WhatsApp to book a consultation.
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, afterwhich 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.