Better late than never… Welcome!

Dr Carike Camphor, Dr Allison Blair and Dirkie Coomans

One would think that we would be more organised with blog posts, but alas, the months have run away from us!

So, I thought I would start off with a little history of Elan HealthStyle as a brand before we start the educational blog posts.

Elan was created by me, Carike Camphor and Dirkie Coomans in 2018.  We each wanted to create our own working environment where we could grow our practice, be our own boss and focus on those aspects of medicine and physiotherapy which are of interest to us.

The brand has evolved in our short time of being open and will keep evolving to provide services of relevance to our patients.  What worked a few months ago, will not necessarily work in the next few which is why we find it essential to listen to our patients and evolve with you and your needs.

As doctors, Dr Carike Camphor and myself have found that there was a gap in the market with regards to women’s health in Nelspruit.  We aim to provide a confidential and safe medical environment which caters to women’s needs – from having your anti-wrinkle injections done, to having your routine pap smear and health screening.

We are passionate about empowering women and their health and giving them back their confidence, not only in terms of appearance but vitality, health and well-being as well!

While completing my Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine over the last 2 years, I was exposed  to functional medicine and that approach to treating common presenting complaints within a practice.  Subsequently, that is how both me and Dr Carike Camphor have started approaching our patients.  Dr Carike is furthering her knowledge starting this year with bimonthly functional medicine modules over the next 2 years.  More about that in the next few months…

Going forward, we will continue the blog posts with monthly articles.  If you’re interested in signing up to the doctors’ newsletter, please follow the link on the home page.

Stay healthy!


Allison Blair.


Elan HealthStyle

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