Dr Johannes du Plessis – Radiologist (Diagnostic Radiologist) at Mediclinic Hermanus

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About Dr Johannes du Plessis – Radiologist (Diagnostic Radiologist)

Dr Johannes du Plessis is a qualified doctor who works at Mediclinic Hermanus as a Radiologist (Diagnostic Radiologist).

Some Relevant Insights:

A Diagnostic Radiologist at Mediclinic is a medical doctor specializing in interpreting medical images to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases or injuries. They play a crucial role in the healthcare team by providing critical insights that guide patient care. Here’s an overview of what diagnostic radiologists do:

Image Interpretation: Diagnostic radiologists are experts in reading and interpreting images from X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine studies. Their analysis helps identify abnormalities such as fractures, tumors, or diseases in the body.

Diagnosis: The primary role of a diagnostic radiologist is to use these medical images to diagnose illnesses and injuries. They provide detailed reports of their findings to the referring physician, who then uses this information to devise an appropriate treatment plan for the patient.

Consultation with Other Physicians: Diagnostic radiologists often consult with other doctors to discuss findings and contribute to the decision-making process regarding a patient’s care. Their expertise is vital in determining the nature of an illness or injury and the best course of action for treatment.

Guiding Treatment: Beyond diagnosis, diagnostic radiologists can guide certain treatments through image-guided procedures. This can include biopsies, where they use imaging to guide needles to specific sites for tissue sample collection, or minimally invasive treatments such as draining abscesses.

Radiation Safety and Management: They are trained in the safe use of radiation and manage protocols to ensure patients are exposed to the minimum necessary levels during imaging procedures. This includes selecting the most appropriate imaging technique based on the patient’s condition and the diagnostic need.

Continual Learning and Research: Diagnostic radiology is a rapidly evolving field with continual advancements in imaging technology and techniques. Radiologists stay up-to-date with the latest developments through ongoing education and research, ensuring they provide the most accurate and effective diagnostic services.

Education and Training: Many diagnostic radiologists are also involved in the education and training of medical students, radiology residents, and other healthcare professionals, sharing their expertise to prepare the next generation for practice.

Visiting a Diagnostic Radiologist at Mediclinic means having access to a specialist who uses state-of-the-art imaging technologies to accurately diagnose a wide range of conditions. Their work is essential in guiding treatment decisions and ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate and effective care.

Dr Johannes du Plessis Qualifications and Accreditations

HPC Reg No: MP0556785

Practice No: 380003805409


2001 MBChB, University of Pretoria

2015 MMed (Rad D), University of Stellenbosch

2015 FCOG (SA), Colleges of Medicine

Dr Johannes du Plessis’s Consultation Fees

Dr Johannes du Plessis’s Consultation Fees vary based on several factors, including the type of consultation (initial visit, follow-up, specialized treatment), the complexity of the medical issue being addressed, and whether the patient is covered by medical aid or paying in cash. Additionally, fees may differ for procedures or tests that are conducted during the consultation. Lastly, to ensure you have the most current information on Dr Johannes du Plessis’s consultation fee structure for both medical aid and cash patients, please use the contacts below to inquire about the latest rates.

Dr Johannes du Plessis Contacts

Tel: 028 312 1522

Physical Address: Suite 2, Medical Centre,

Practice Location: Mediclinic Hermanus

Email Address:

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