About Our Practice

We are committed to providing exemplary care to our patients and their families living with Diabetes. Our mission is to provide holistic, affordable and professional care according to evidence based guidlines. We are committed to your health and wellbeing.

Meet Our Team

Dr Hemant Makan

MBBCh (Wits)FCFP (SA) MSc Diabetes (Cardiff)

Dr Hemant Makan graduated with a MBBCh through the University of Witwatersrand. He followed this with a Fellowship in Family Medicine through the College of Medicine. In 2010, he completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes and subsequently completed a master’s degree in Diabetes.  Both these qualifications were obtained with distinction, through the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom.

His clinical practice was awarded the accolade of the best CDE centre in 2005. His centre has maintained the accreditation of a Diabetes Centre of Excellence. In 2016, he was awarded the Donnell D. Etzwiler international scholarship. He runs a dynamic clinical research site with active participation in numerous Phase II and III international multi-centre clinical trials in the field of diabetes, serving as both Principal Investigator and as National Principal Investigator. Dr Makan’s special interest is in the field of improving the self-management of persons with diabetes.

He has served as an honorary lecturer at the University of Leicester in their post-graduate diabetes program from 2011 to 2016. Locally, his involvement in lectures and workshops facilitates training of fellow healthcare providers. Dr Makan is a member of SEMDSA (The Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes of South Africa). His passion remains the pursuit of excellence in diabetes care.

Dr Vikash Makan

MBBCh (Wits) DA (SA) PG Dip Diabetes (South Wales) MSc Diabetes (South Wales)

Dr Vikash Makan obtained his MBBCh qualification through the University of Witwatersrand in 2012. Subsequently he completed a Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) in 2015 through the College of Medicine. Further to this, he completed with distinction a Post-Graduate Diploma and master’s degree in Diabetes through the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. He is also an active clinical researcher in the field of diabetes and cardio-metabolic diseases. He currently serves as a Principal Investigator, in a large cardiovascular outcome study. He strives to provide ongoing holistic care and management to people living with diabetes in South Africa.

Lindie Makan

BSc Dietetics PG Dip Diabetes (South Wales) MSc Diabetes (South Wales)

Lindie Makan is a registered dietitian and a qualified diabetes educator. Lindie has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Sciences and Dietetics. Following her passion in the field of diabetes, she completed with distinction a post-graduate Diploma and master’s degree in Diabetes through the University of South Wales. She has a special interest in diabetes care, chronic disease management and paediatric nutrition.

Jyoti Makan

Diploma Medical Technology

Jyoti Makan completed a Diploma in Medical Technology through M L Sultan Technikon. She worked at the South African Institute for Medical Research at both Baragwanath and Coronation Hospitals in the department of haematology. In 2001 she joined the practice in the role of a clinical research co-ordinator. She is also a certified diabetes educator. She currently serves as a National Study Co-ordinator in a large cardiovascular outcome study.