Independent Practitioners Association Foundation

Dr Mike Nicholas

(Medical Doctor, IPA Chairperson & Executive Manager) Dr Mike Nicholas obtained the MB,ChB degree at Stellenbosch University as well as a Diploma in Occupational Medicine. He has been in private practice in Sea Point, Cape Town, since 1985. He is passionate about the rightful role that GP's should play as gatekeepers, as well as the survival of the General Practitioner in South Africa, and has been involved in medical politics since the very early days. He firmly believes that we as South Africans should protect our excellent Private Practice in this country as it is under severe threat, and that all the role players from medical funders to private hospitals to all the doctors including specialists should work together in this regard.