Healthcare Practitioners

Below is a list of healthcare practitioners that are reported to either be able to diagnose ME/CFS and provide symptomatic treatment or are sympathetic towards patients with the illness and are receiving regular updates on the latest research and symptomatic treatments available. Please note that we don’t endorse health practitioners or offer any guarantees on the services they provide, and we accept no responsibility should you choose to consult with a practitioner on this list. Please ensure that you do your research and ask questions before making an appointment with any practitioner.

If you know of a health practitioner who diagnoses ME/CFS and provides symptomatic treatment, please contact us so we can add them to our list.


Practitioner Discipline City/Town Contact
Dr Christa Visser Rheumatologist (currently not taking new patients since July 2018 until further notice) Pretoria 012 440 0816
Dr Val Skellern General Practitioner Northcliff 011 476 8843
Dr Clare Elizabeth Hollands Psychiatrist Killarney, Johannesburg 083 251 5497
Susan Grobler Physiotherapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Perrin Technique Pretoria 012 343 9722
Simone Strybos Biokineticist Pretoria
073 767 3791
Dr Cherice Baker Homeopathic Practitioner Roodepoort
011 475 4637
Dr S V Bulatov Medical doctor and homeopath Bryanston
011 463 3604
072 460 3163
Dr Michael Clark Medical doctor – Integrative medicine New Road, Midrand 011 697 0840
Prof Girish Modi Neurologist – head of neurology at wits and in private practice Parktown JHB 011 642 4743
Dr Clare Hollands Psychiatrist (understands ME) Killarney 011 486 1344
Ms Alison Crosbie Occupational therapist (can assist with functional assessments, i.e. the level of disability) 99 cnr Fairview drive & van Vuuren Street, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort 011 675 3872
Dr Barbara Pierce Psychiatrist 17 Moray Drive, Bryanston, Gauteng 011 514 0738 / 064 538 2540

Western Cape

Practitioner Discipline City/Town Contact
Dr Simone Silver General Practitioner, with a special interest in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Cape Town
021 422 2098 or
060 518 5271
Dr Romy Parker Physiotherapist

Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at the University of Cape Town

Cape Town
Dr Laura Chella Homeopath Camps Bay
Dr Leslie Emdin Homeopath Landsdowne Cape Town 021 696 2957
Professor Stan Ress Immunologist and Rheumatologist UCT Private Academic Hospital 021 4421966 / 1816
Dr Cathy Spargo Specialist Physician and Rheumatologist Pinelands, Cape Town 021 510 6638
Dianne McCormick Clinical Psychologist Cape Town 082 492 0090
Carla Thorne Physio- and Hydrotherapy Cape Town

Orange Free State

Practitioner Discipline City/Town Contact
Ansa Lange D. NAT. MED Diploma in Natural Medicine Bloemfontein 082 925 5511

Eastern Cape

Practitioner Discipline City/Town Contact
Dr Jacques Theron General Practitioner at Doctors@339 Newton Park, Port Elizabeth 041 365 3535
Dr E Buitendag Anaesthesiologist & Chronic Pain Management Coxon JD & Partners Inc, 36 3rd Avenue, Newton Park 041 396 8400

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Practitioner Discipline City/Town Contact
Dr Patricia Moores Pietermaritzburg 033 394 1611
Dr Shalon B. Naidoo Shop 30 The Atrium Berea,
430 Peter Mokaba Road,
031 207 3398