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Dr Heather Theron qualified in 2001 at the University of Pretoria, following in her father’s footsteps. After completing her internship and community service training as well as a diploma in anaesthetics in Pietermaritzburg, she spent some time working in the UK and New Zealand. In 2006 she returned to her home in Umhlanga where she joined her father Dr Derek van Deventer in private practice.

A genuine family practice that tries to live by Proverbs 17:22“A Cheerful heart is Good Medicine.” Father and daughter make a good team, allowing for the balance of a family life and running a practice. Heather is married to Philip and they have 3 beautiful children.

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Dr Derek van Deventer qualified in 1971 at the University of Pretoria. He spent some time working at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, and Addington Hospital. He then spent a year working as a locum in various private practices before spending a year in the Antarctic as the team doctor.

He established his own private practice in Umhlanga in 1976 and has been part of the local Umhlanga community ever since. He was delighted when his daughter Heather joined the practice, ensuring that his patients could continue to receive quality medical care for many more years to come.

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Our Staff Members

From Left: Kym, Helen & Rosemary


  • Caring for the whole family, from infants to the elderly
  • Executive medical check ups
  • Preventing and managing chronic diseases e.g. Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma
  • ECG
  • Woman’s health, including PAP smears
  • Intra-uterine devices
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
  • Electrocautery
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Ear syringing
  • Home visits when required

Contact Us – 031 561 1281

We look forward, to patient support and input in establishing our medical centre as a landmark facility.

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Beacon Rock, 21 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rock, 4320

031 575 8300

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