Who We Are
The Wellness Family Practice is a family focused GP practice strategically located in the heart of Ballito, Dolphin Coast. We offer a full service of medical management with a focus on disease prevention and balanced lifestyle.
In addition to family medicine, our 4 Doctors all have special interests and further training in their specific areas of expertise. We listen empathetically to our patients; our consultations are not rushed; we manage a very wide range of conditions and together we achieve healthy goals. Our loyal patient base has grown over the last 30 years and we also welcome new visitors from all cultures to attend.
Our Ethos & Promise
We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is based on these five principles:
CREATE: Create a comfortable atmosphere for patients to heal.
ENHANCE: Enhance our patient’s health through positive and caring persuasion.
EMPOWER: Empower and educate patients to take care of themselves.
UTILIZE: Utilize the latest research, technologies and therapies to optimise a treatment plan.
SATISFY : Satisfy all our patients and their families; and make us health care professionals proud.
The Wellness Family Practice comes with a combined wealth of over 100 years of medical experience. Dr Hamlyn and Iyavoo have both been servicing the Ballito community for over thirty years and the connections that they have established over that time in the community have added huge value to our practice. Together, we have children at local schools, belong to local churches, sporting communities and interest groups, and eat, shop and play at local venues. We KNOW Ballito and surrounds. We have a network of affiliated medical professionals with whom we work and whose judgement we trust emphatically, as well as almost immediate access to facilities at Alberlito Hospital. We know that you will be kept safe within the hands of our larger family
Dr. Ryall A. Hamlyn
MB. Ch.B (Stel) MBS. AMP
Dr Ryall Hamlyn is the founder and a director of The Wellness Family Practice. With 30 years’ experience, caring and trusted bonds have formed with families and individuals.
His special interests are Dermatology, cryo-therapy, minor surgery, Psychiatry, Men’s health. The Executive checks focus on health coaching and integrating alternative therapies towards achievable healthy goals. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Peter C. Iyavoo
MB. Ch.B (Natal)
Dr. Peter Iyavoo is a director of the Wellness Family Practice and has been practicing for 32 years. In addition to general health care, his focus on weight and lifestyle management, disease prevention, comprehensive annual medicals, sport injuries, and the treatment of skin disorders constitutes a significant part of his practice.
Dr. Rosie Carey
MB. Ch.B (UCT) Dip Fam Med (US)
Dr Rosie Carey is passionate about preventative medicine and patient-based care. She focuses on personalized lifestyle medicine and believes that an open, trusting relationship between patient and healthcare giver is imperative to optimal medical management. Dr Carey takes a special interest in women’s health and sports medicine.
Dr. Phillippa Williams
MB. Ch.B (Pret)
Dr Williams joined Dr Hamlyn, Dr Iyavoo and Dr Carey at The Wellness Family Practice in October 2018. She practices the patient-centred, mindful medicine that is important to her as well as building lasting relationships with the families. Her special interests are paediatrics where she gained previous experience in Childrens Wards and Neonatal ICU , aesthetics, functional medicine and weight loss.