Forget long queues, the doctor will see you now - in your home

2019-10-08 11:45

Thought home visits by doctors were but a distant memory? The golden age of house calls is back – but with a slight twist.

OPINION: 'It's OK for a doctor not to be OK'

2019-06-06 11:09

Healthcare professionals run at full tilt, often putting the health and well-being of their patients ahead of their own. Lizette Rabe highlights the importance of sound mental-health care among the medical profession, along with medical students.

Burnout is now officially recognised as a medical condition. Here are the symptoms you should know about.

2019-05-29 20:14

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified burnout as a "syndrome," medically legitimizing it for the first time.

We visited a new high-tech, R300-a-visit clinic – and it’s a great way to get a quick sick note

2019-01-17 06:12

The MyLife Heathcare Centre pilot site in Johannesburg is the assembly-line version of of a GP's office, and it runs like clockwork.

Widespread doctor burnout helps drive medical errors

2018-08-13 10:57

Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the world.

A South African doctor billed Canadian taxpayers R22.4 million in four years – but now regrets his hard work

2018-04-19 18:40

Former South African Doctor Sean Cambridge billed more than twice the national Canadian average – and now regrets not taking more time to study instead.

Shocking local medical documentary now on DVD

2017-12-10 00:00

Doc-U-Mentally is an eye-opening look at the grueling working hours of South Africa's junior doctors, writes Grethe Kemp.

Dr Essop returns to SA to serve the city

2017-07-26 13:48

Pietermaritzburg born-and-bred doctor Essop Solomon has returned to his beloved hometown from Saudi Arabia to once again serve the community.

‘Helpful’ experience for Iceland doctors

2017-01-16 10:51

Currently placed at Edendale Hospital’s emergency department, three sixth-year medical students from Iceland said their South African experience has been a refreshing change.

Doctors' political views may affect patient care

2016-10-04 15:37

When it comes to advice about firearm safety, or reacting to a patient's prior abortions, a survey found significant differences between Democratic and Republican doctors.


Apple contractors working on Siri 'regularly' hear recordings of sex, drug deals, and private medical information, a new report says

2019-07-26 21:46

Apple contractors in charge of quality control for Siri, the company's voice assistant, reportedly "regularly" hear private, sensitive information.

Doctor burnout costly for patients and health care system

2019-05-30 11:45

Doctor burnout is known to be associated with increased physician turnover and reduced productivity.

Do doctors give better care in the morning?

2019-05-24 09:33

New research emphasises that 'doctors are human, too', and that they're 'labouring under the same psychological and fatigue constraints as everyone else'.

Dr Sindi van Zyl, Dr Musa, Dr Lex - doctors you didn't think were doctors because they're famous

2018-10-24 10:31

These are not your average doctors, they boast large social media followings and are trusted voices in other media platforms.

Signs it's time to change your doctor

2018-06-08 11:49

Medical experts are only human with limited experience – and there are times you may need to find someone else who is better suited to addressing your needs.

‘Foreign’ doctors may sue to write SA exam

2018-03-09 13:37

S0uth Africans studying medicine overseas have now turned to the courts in their desperate battle to be allowed to write the medical board exam, which would allow them to practise locally.

How to tell if your doctor's a quack

2017-09-05 07:18

Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal.

Rude surgeons may make more errors during operations

2017-02-16 14:00

Investigators found that people treated by surgeons regarded as 'disrespectful' experienced more complications during the month after their surgery.

Doctors still better at diagnosis than computers

2016-10-13 11:13

According to a study, doctors were twice as likely to get the right diagnosis on the first try as a number of symptom-checking computer programmes.

How long has your doctor been on duty?

2016-09-26 12:32

Doctors are working 30-hour shifts, and enough is enough, says the South African Medical Association.

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