Services and FAQ

Services and FAQ2021-09-10T08:24:52+00:00

SERVICES

The initial face-to-face consults are 60 to 75 minutes, whereafter shorter virtual, telephonic or face-to-face follow-ups can be arranged. Physical examination, blood tests and other diagnostics may be conducted or arranged for in order to facilitate diagnosis.

Extended medical consultations for any chronic or recurrent conditions.

Providing support in the post-admission phase, once a patient has been discharged from an in-patient psychiatric hospital rehabilitation program.  Continued care in the management of medication, nutrition, stress management and assistance with habit reformation.

Addressing conditions that are often closely related to mental health such as irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, gout, sugar addiction, weight-related conditions, diabetes mellitus etc.

A 2 hour assessment followed by a narrative report and RAF4 if indicated, with specific focus on previous head injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Dr de Lange is qualified to complete these assessments and reports using the guidelines as written in the latest AMA-6 Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment by the American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators.

Assessments, medical work-up and appropriate referral for age-related mental decline and suspected dementia.

FAQ

We are not contracted to any of the medical aids and function in fully private capacity. All accounts are to be settled on the day of consultation and the invoice can be sent to the medical aid in order to claim back the amount (or part thereof, dependent on the medical aid policy).

Please notify the practice 24 hours in advance should you wish to cancel or move your appointment. This will provide our reception staff with sufficient time to allocate the time slot to another patient.

With regards to mental health consultations, Dr de Lange’s focuses on adults and adolescents, but she will also see children with behavioral problems.

32 Westbourne Road, Central, Gqeberha.

She practices with an generalized investigative medical approach that focuses mainly on mental health and holistic well-being. She prioritizes evidence-based medicine while maintaining an open mind and views medicine as both an art and a science.

  • ADHD
  • Other mental health conditions – Mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, psychotic disorders.
  • Nutrition, the gut-brain connection & the microbiome
  • Preventive medicine
  • Neuroplasticity & Habit-Reformation
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Chronic pain & inflammation – Migraines, Back & Neck Pain, Joint Pain
  • Palliative care
  • Therapeutic modalities such as music therapy, logotherapy, pilates, yoga, breathing techniques, mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy etc

It is not the central focus of this practice to manage acute injuries and acute infections – for these conditions it is best to refer to your regular family physician or nearest casualty unit.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have known Dr de Lange since 2010 when we worked together at a state facility in Port Elizabeth. Since then she has been working in private practice and specializes as a general practitioner in wellness and psychiatric conditions. I know her as a caring, thorough and highly skilled health practitioner and I regularly refer to her for assistance in the medical management of my own patients, or where a patient needs a more specialized mental health approach but not yet need to access specific psychiatric services. I can highly recommend Dr de Lange.”

Dr Wim Esterhuysen, Psychiatrist in private practice, Port Elizabeth

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr de Lange for a number of years and can attest not only to her superior clinical ability but also to her caring and kind demeanour. She is an ardent believer that well-being is more than just the absence of disease but rather complete physical, social and mental wellness. Patients can rely on being truly cared for when tended by her.”

Dr JK LeeChing, MBChB (UCT), MBA - Cum Laude (NMU), DipPEC (CMSA)

“I would highly recommend Dr de Lange. I have been a patient for over a year and her management of my illness has been extraordinary. I was unable to get a specialist appointment for over a year and she assisted me with managing my condition in the interim, engaging with the specialists. She frequently followed up with me telephonically to check if the treatment is working until my recent specialist appointment. I am happy with the outstanding service rendered by Dr de Lange and am on the road to recovery.”

Anonymous, Current Patient