MEET OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
Our group of healthcare practioners are experts in the fields of nutrition and weight management, fitness, sports injuries, gait abnormalities, chronic pain, stress management as well as treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes
Diabetic Nurse Educator
Howard E Alexander
Janine Van Rensburg
PA to Dr Angela Murphy
Dr Angela Murphy graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993. In 2000 she qualified as a Specialist Physician and joined the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the then Johannesburg Hospital.
After working at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre and Springs Parklands Clinic, she opened her practice in Boksburg in 2008. She retains a special interest in Endocrinology and a large part of her practice is diabetes and obesity.
Dr Murphy’s practice includes:
1. Sunward Centre for Diabetes Excellence (CDE)
2. Accredited Insulin Pump Centre
3. Discovery Diabetes Care Provider
4. Netcare Sunward Park Bariatric Centre of Excellence
The field of diabetes is exceptionally dynamic with new products and technologies coming to market at an exciting rate. The field of bariatric surgery (usually this is gastric bypass surgery) has now expanded to that of metabolic surgery, i.e. an option to surgically treat diabetes. To date it is the most likely way to induce remission of Type 2 diabetes. Fifteen years ago diabetes became an even bigger part of Dr Murphy’s life when her 2 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Along with her DNE, Sr Christine Manga, Dr Murphy runs an insulin pump centre which offers a whole new way of controlling diabetes. However, their passion for looking after the young Type 1 patient extends far SUNWARD PARK MEDICAL CENTRE beyond pumps – they strive to improve the lives of these young people with every treatment option. In the pre-COVID era the SWPMC was often the venue of exciting Diabetes Information Evenings. Watch out on the social media pages to see new developments of this service. Dr Murphy is a member of SEMDSA (Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of South Africa). She is a sought after speaker for CPD (continuing professional development) events and regularly writes articles on diabetes.
diabetic nurse educator
Christine qualified as a registered nurse at BG Alexander Nursing College in 1998. After working in the United Kingdom for several months she joined a busy Boksburg general practice and eventually became part of the staff of the Boksburg Medicross. She is a qualified HIV counsellor.
In 2011 Christine embarked on her career in diabetes, first joining Dr Angela Murphy in her Boksburg CDE diabetes practice, and then enrolling for further study. The CDE course in diabetes was followed by a Diploma in Diabetes Management from the University of South Wales. In 2015 Christine
completed her MSc in Diabetes, again from the University of South Wales, making her a highly qualified Diabetes Nurse Educator.
Christine has participated in clinical trials in the field of diabetes and attended many educational courses, including in Insulin Pump Training at the prestigious King’s College Hospital, London. She is an DNE for the Guidepost Program that many medical aids subscribe to for their diabetic patients.
In addition, Christine is a regular contributor to Diabetes Focus, the magazine published by Diabetes South Africa. Christine’s motto is knowledge is power. By giving patients living with diabetes knowledge, she puts the power of managing their condition in their hands.
In her spare time Christine practices the healthy lifestyle she espouses as an active runner. She has participated in several marathons, half-marathons and many a park run.
With ongoing health challenges, you need a professional to advise you on the correct methods to achieve your nutritional and dietary goals to get the most out of life. With 26 years of experience, specialising in weight and diabetes, you are at the right place. With offices in Sunward Park as well as in Kempton Park six days a week, we can develop a tailor-made plan that suits your lifestyle.
Howard Alexander is a Podiatrist and Sport Scientist in private practice in Johannesburg.
Howard’s topics of research and part time academic vocation, as well as his clinical work focuses on Lower Limb Biomechanical Gait Analysis, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound, High Performance Athletic Assessment and Custom-Made Orthotic Devices.
Celeste Farrell is a Podiatrist. Her interests focus around Podopaediatrics, Paediatric Biomechanics, growth and development of the lower limb, general Biomechanics and Orthotic prescription, nail and minor skin surgery.
Celeste registered with the nursing council of South Africa in 2002 and qualified with her diploma in general nursing from the Netcare training academy in 2006.
In 2011 Celeste then went on to graduate with a B. Tech in Podiatric medicine and she has been a part of Alexander and Farrell Podiatry ever since.
Hennie attended the North West University, obtaining his B.Sc. degree in human movement science (1992), and a honours degree in Biokinetics (1993).
He specialises in orthopaedic and sports injuries. He also focuses on back pain and spine related injuries as well as vestibular rehabilitation and Fall risk assessments.
Janine Van Rensburg
Dane is a new biokineticist at the Sunward Park Medical Centre. She has her BA Honors Biokinetics qualification from the University of Johannesburg.
She enjoys working with individuals of all age groups and a variety of conditions. She has an interest in both the orthopedic and chronic patients. Dane offers Vitality assessments, strength and conditioning, weight loss programmes and her main focus is rehabilitation.
Salome joined the SWPMC as an office assistant and is now our friendly Practice Manager. She is responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of the SWPMC, including reception and appointments.
pa to dr angela murphy
Although Wendy is designated PA to Dr Murphy, she spends her morning at the practice covering admin tasks for all the tenants. If there is any special query re Dr Murphy’s or Sr Christine’s practice, especially the Diabetic Clinic and Bariatric Centre, then Wendy is the person to contact.
Lulu oversees housekeeping in the centre and assists with reception in the afternoons. Her friendly smile makes staff and clients alike feel welcome.
Facilitates home based sleep Apnea Screening and Titrations for Dr Alison Bentley Inc
Khanyisile Bujela is a young Black woman who is a HPCSA registered Counselling Psychologist who holds a masters degree from the University of Witwatersrand.
She has working experience in the NGO sector, welfare space, community, university and school environment.
Her particular interest is in working with adolescents and adults who face various emotional difficulties including anxiety, grief, adjustment difficulties, depression and relationship issues. Alongside this, she enjoys working with families offering family and marital therapy. She also provides psychological assessments including emotional, developmental, cognitive and career choice assessments. All of which she conducts in English, isiXhosa and IsiZulu. She also has a good understanding of Sesotho and Setswana.
She approaches each client’s case uniquely based on the client’s individual needs and is comfortable working from an integrative approach drawing from different psychological theories and approaches.
Khanyisile believes that it is important for Psychologists to offer psychological interventions that are cognisant of and sensitive to South Africa’s cultural diversity and psycho-social factors as these all contribute to one’s mental well-being.