Our Team

About Us and The Practice

Doctors Geffen, Chivers, Laskov, Dorfman & Tomson, based in Sea Point, Cape Town, offer a general medical practice, providing evidence based modern medicine, combined with the principles & values of traditional general practice and family medicine.

At its core, our practice strives to provide patient centred, holistic health care. For almost 60 years, we have maintained links with both local and international academic institutions. It is our goal to ensure the wellbeing and care of all our patients according to the best medical practice standards available.

Dr. Graham Chivers

General Practitioner (MBChB)

Graham Chivers qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1976 – being awarded an MBChB and after doing his internship in all aspects of medicine, surgery and gynaecology.

In 1979, he joined Dr’s Sid Kiel & Maurice Silbert as a partner in their General Practice.

He has an interest in dermatology, lung disease, general medicine, minor surgery and psychiatry. He has a holistic approach to all aspects of disease.

082 657 6060 / graham@myfamilygp.co.za

Dr. Leon Neville Geffen

Family Physician (MBChB FCFP(SA))

Leon graduated from UCT in 1987 and completed his FCFP exam as a specialist Family Physician in 1995. He joined the practice in 1990.

Leon is particularly interested in the health and wellbeing of older persons. As a family physician, he is motivated to provide holistic, evidence based care to his patients.

Leon is the director of the Samson Institute For Ageing Research. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine. He is a fellow of interRAI and is the medical director of AgeWell

In 2017 he was appointed to the WHO Clinical Consortium on Health Ageing Working group. He has worked with many community-based organisations in the Western Cape focusing on the needs of older persons. He has worked with the Department of Health in developing a public private partnership for the delivery of primary care services to older persons.

His current research interests are focused on improving geriatric primary care services. He has previously served on the executive of the South African Academy of Family Physicians. He was chairperson of the Southern African Sentinel Practitioners Research Network. He has been part of the guideline drafting committees for the management of upper respiratory tract infections, management of COPD, management of hypertension and Adult Respiratory Vaccine Guidelines.

Leon served as the honorary medical superintendent of Highlands House for over 16 years, he was president of Highlands House and is currently a trustee.

He is married and has 2 adult daughters. His personal interests include hiking, travelling and music.

083 500 0707 / leon@myfamilygp.co.za

Dr. Orit Laskov

General Practitioner (MBChB)

Orit Laskov graduated from UCT in 2003, completing her internship in Nelspruit the following year. Her community service placement was at Paarl General Hospital and she stayed on in Paarl for a further two years working primarily in the Department of Internal Medicine.

In between getting married and having children, she worked at various GP practices in Cape Town and also worked at the Department of Human Genetics at both Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children's Hospitals. She then worked in the public sector for a number of years before venturing into private practice in Sea Point.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice with specific interests including child health, women’s health, and aesthetic medicine. Her approach to her patients has always been warm, caring and thorough, seeing patients ranging from newborns to the elderly, addressing each patient's specific and individual needs.

082 784 4208 / orit@myfamilygp.co.za

Dr. Dion Dorfman

General Practitioner (MBChB)

Dr. Anastacia Tomson

General Practitioner (MBChB)

Anastacia holds a medical degree from the University of Pretoria, obtained in 2009

In addition to seeing patients in general practice, where she has a special interest in LGBTQIA+ healthcare, Anastacia works as an activist in the field of human rights, often giving talks, seminars, or presentations to members of the legal or judicial professions, other medical professionals and community organisations. Her autobiography, Always Anastacia, was published in 2016. Anastacia is regarded as one of South Africa's authorities on hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients.

When she's not working or speaking, she might be found running, or cooking up a vegan storm.

anastacia@myfamilygp.co.za

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