Mediclinic Tzaneen this month acquired the professional services of a gastroenterologist. Surgeon Dr Otto Buchel, is regarded as the only gastroenterologist in Limpopo which will offer Tzaneen one more specialist right on their doorsteps. Dr Buchel and his wife, Laura, literally arrived in Tzaneen this week from Cape Town where they resided the past five years.

“Although we have spent the last five years in the Cape, we are actually from Gauteng. I am really excited about the practice here which has much potential, and it is adequate for me. I do think the hospital can be further expanded to cater for even more patients.”

On moving to Tzaneen, Dr Buchel said it is different from the city life the couple were accustomed to but is enthusiastic about the lifestyle of this area. Dr Buchel, who operates on referrals only, is situated at Room A1 near Ivory Tusk Lodge opposite Mediclinic Tzaneen.