DR MEGAN PAGE
My love of paediatrics started at medical school. In 2008 I graduated with distinction in clinical examination from the University of Cape Town. From there I went on to Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital for my internship. It was here that my passion grew, and I realised that I wanted to work with children.
Since internship I have worked exclusively in paediatrics. I completed my DCH and FCPaed Part 1 in 2013. I left the government sector when my first child was born and for the last three and a half years I have worked in a busy paediatric general practice and loved every second of it.
In 2015/2016 I enrolled in a Masters degree in Neurodevelopment through the University of Witwatersrand and I am currently finalising my thesis. During this time, I also did the Griffiths course.
I feel blessed to do what I love every day. I love the innocence and the resilience of children and love having the continuity of care in the general practice setting. I believe that health promotion and disease prevention is as important as cure and that good health does not only encompass the absence of disease but social and spiritual wellbeing too.
I have two gorgeous sons (Jack and Harry) who are my greatest life accomplishments, but they are also my greatest teachers. Since having them I am a more compassionate and empathetic practitioner and I can certainly relate to all the families that I work with.
Welcome to my practice!
DR JULIET HANNINGTON
Since I was a teenager I have always wanted to care for children. My paediatric time during medical school and internship confirmed this. I graduated from medicine at the University of Cape Town in 2009 and went on to do my internship at Groote Schuur Hospital, where I was privileged to spend time helping new mothers, newborns and children. The following year I spent 6 months in the Mowbray Maternity Neonatal Unit and loved working with tiny newborns. I then spent 2 and a half years in a family general practice dealing with children as well as adults, which enabled me to gain experience across all age groups before beginning to focus only on children. During this time, I had my son and obtained my Diploma in Child Health. For the last 3 years I’ve worked in a unit writing paediatric government-based primary care guidelines.
With my past experience in a GP practice and evidence-based paediatric clinical guidelines, I now feel well-equipped and excited to join Megan in treating the precious children in our community.
My own two children (Thomas, 4 and Kate, 1) have added such value to the way I practice medicine and I feel so honoured to share this parenting journey with our community. There are many nuances in medicine that parenting teaches you, that aren’t taught in medical school and are missing in clinical practice.
I am an empathetic listener, a gentle soul and like Megan, believe in health promotion and prevention before cure. Children warm my heart and I look forward to journeying with the families in this practice as we together embark on a road to better health and wellbeing.