Dr Leana Van Dyk is the new resident Paediatrician at Melomed Tokai Private Hospital.
Originally from the Free State, Dr Van Dyk obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of the Free State in 2005. She entered a Paediatric registrar program, where she later earned her Master of Medicine in Paediatrics at the University of Stellenbosch in 2016.
After completing her initial training, Dr Van Dyk spent a couple of years onboard cruise liners working as a ship's doctor. She then returned to George, South Africa, where she gained further experience in General Surgery and Paediatrics. Dr Van Dyk has always had a passion for the welfare of children, and combined with her experience; she decided to pursue her MMED in Paediatrics.
As a paediatrician, Dr Van Dyk manages the health of children from birth to late adolescence with problems ranging from acute, life-threatening illnesses to chronic diseases, and focuses on good health promotion, including their physical, behavioural, and mental wellbeing. Dr Van Dyk's knowledge in the field of Paediatrics is vast and varied, but she has a keen interest in Neurodevelopment, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Cardiology, and Neonatology. Dr Van Dyk believes her patients are living in a time where young adults are facing more challenges than ever before, and therefore has a focus on adolescent care - which entails improving the transition of care for young people into adult health care services. A biopsychosocial and evidence-based approach is always a priority when she manages her patients care. These approaches systematically consider biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions and impact on understanding different health concerns and delivering appropriate and effective health care.
Dr Leana Van Dyk has excellent reviews online and is often described as friendly, attentive and supportive. Dr Van Dyk has been featured in the press and even on local news. Read and learn more about her in the following links:
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