CFP provides General Medical Practice Services including PAP Smears, Resting ECG & Spirometry, Immunization, Chronic disease management for Asthma , Diabetes, Health Checks, Health Assessments and Care Plans amongst others.
Desensitisation injections for allergy.
Anti-coagulation management for patient son Warfarin.
Diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions.
Expertise in Repair of Sun-damaged skin.
Skin and Mole checks for Skin cancer, excision of small benign skin tumours & cysts and biopsies of skin lesions.
Acne treatment, wound and scar care.
Cryotherapy and Diathermy of skin lesions: Skin tags and warts.
Venesection for treatment of Haemochromatosis.
Special Interest Services
Regeneration of injured finger tips
We have a dressing technology that allows the repair of injured fingertips without surgery as long as the injury is not further back than the nail root and not older than 7 days, & as long as no surgery was performed.
The Healing takes about 3 to 4 months, but provides the type of restoration that cannot be achieved by surgical treatment.
Spider bite tissue injury treatment
As illustrated below we have treatments that allows for the reduction of tissue loss when applied within 1 to 2 weeks after injury.
The healing generally takes about 6 weeks to 2 months, but provides the type of restoration that cannot be achieved by other treatments . Much depends on the amount of venom injected and how soon it is treated.
The repair is generally established after 18 to 24 months depending on the treatment methods employed. The treatments are inclusive of field treatments for skin damage.
Post-operative scar minimisation
As illustrated below we have treatments that allows for the reduction of scar formation when applied within four to 5 weeks after surgery.
The healing takes about 3 to 4 months, but provides the type of restoration that cannot usually be achieved by surgery alone . Early treatment gives the best results.
Repair of Sun-damaged Skin
Histological picture of Sun-damaged skin before intensive Vitamin A C and E treatment
Histological picture of Sun-damaged skin after intensive Vitamin A C and E treatment
Histology courtesy of Dr Des Fernandes , Cape Town.
Although GPs are still prevented by the system to prescribe Isotretinoin for acne treatment, excellent results may be achieved by other accesible combination therapies. The aim is to achieve clear skin in the first place and long term maintenance of acne-free skin.