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Dr Govender is a Specialist Physician in Pinelands, Cape Town with a keen interest in Diabetes and focuses on detection, screening and long-term management of non-communicable diseases.

A diabetes specialist is called an endocrinologist. Endocrinologists specialize in the glands of the endocrine (hormone) system. The pancreas is the gland involved in diabetes. The pancreas produces insulin, and problems with insulin are what managing your diabetes is about. Read More about the Doctor

  • If you’re having problems managing your blood sugar
  • If you want to know more about diabetes and understand what’s happening
  • If you have complex issues that need more time to discuss and solve
  • If you have side effects or problems with your medication for diabetes
  • If you’re interested in the newest therapies available
  • If you do sports with diabetes and need advice on glucose management during exercise

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We are located at the Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Suite 1002, Ground Floor, Alexandra Road, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 and you can contact us on (021) 685 0547 or email at

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This practice runs on a cash on consult basis which means that we do not bill to Medical Aids. All fees are to be paid in the rooms upon the day of consultation. We accept cash or card payments, strictly no cheques. This practice values our relationship with our patients and would like to ensure complete transparency on the patient’s medical costs associated with this practice.

Our prices:
First Time Consultation
The standard rate for a first time consultation is: R1650 (including an ECG)
The duration of consultation is 60 minutes for a full work up for our first time patients.

Follow Ups
If you are to follow up with Doctor Govender at a next occasion in the rooms, rates are as follows:

  • 30 minutes – R800 (the usual rate)
  • 45 minutes – R1000
  • 60 minutes – R1200

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Our office hours are 09:00 to 17:00 (Mon-Fri), Consultation hours are 13:30-16:00 (Tues-Thurs) However please be sure to give us a call first to ensure that we have openings. Bookings and appointments are essential.

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Missed or no show appointments will be billed to the patient. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel with the rooms 24hrs prior to your appointment.

Overdue accounts will be handed over to attorneys and/or a credit bureau. If you are unable to settle an account or fully pay for a consultation, please alert us of the matter.

Dr Govender does not do Infectious Diseases. If that is the case, we will gladly refer you along to an Infectious Diseases Specialist.

If you have any query with regards to anything medical aid or accounts related see below the contact details:

Email us on or give us a call on 021 685 0547

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Yes the practice is protected, We are members and associates of MPS (Medical Protection Society) and we are also registered with HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa).

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Diabetes is a complex and multi-faceted life-long condition that can affect virtually every part of your body. But with the right care, there’s no reason why it should prevent you from leading a healthy and fulfilling life…

Diabetes is the disease that results when there is an excess of the essential sugar – glucose – in the blood.

Glucose is essential for normal brain function, so evolution has given us a complex system which controls how much of it is available at any time. Insulin, created in the pancreas, sits at the heart of this system.

People with diabetes either don’t produce insulin, or don’t produce enough insulin, or are resistant to the action of insulin.

  • Tiredness
  • Thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Change in weight
  • Pains and tingles in extremities

You can make an appointment by clicking on the Make Appointment button or by clicking Here to make a booking. You can also contact us on (021) 685 0547 or email at

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Please ensure that you ask for sick notes or medical certificates during the consultation.

Yes there is parking at the hospital, however as of 1 January 2018 the hospital works on a pay-on-park basis. Due to consultations being 30 minutes to an hour, you will have to pay at the pay point for parking inside the hospital.

Do take note that Dr Govender may require you to do a number of tests if need be. Please be aware these tests have a standard rate as charged by that respective Doctor/Institution. Bloods are essential and of importance to your follow ups with Dr Govender and are charged at a certain rate by the respective Pathologists. These rates are over and above the Consultation Fee.

If you have confirmed or wish to confirm an appointment, please forward along the following:

  • Your (the patient) full name
  • ID number
  • Contact details
  • Medical Aid details
  • Emergency contact person
  • A letter of referral from your GP or previous Doctor
  • Any tests, x rays, scopes, etc you have done (If with Morton Radiologists or Pathologists such as Pathcare, Ampath or Lancet Laboratories, provide the date of tests)

We do require new patients to complete a PATIENT DETAILS FORM which you can download here or from our download section.

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