Dr Carien Murray

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MBChB, MPharm Med, MSc Sports Med, Dip Allerg

I first qualified as a medical practitioner in 2001 from the University of Pretoria, and started my career at the Pretoria Academic Hospital Emergency Department. I have 15 years experience in GP practice and have worked in emergency as well as general medicine locally and internationally.

My special interest is allergy management. There is a great need for specialized allergy care in the Gauteng / Tshwane / Pretoria area. Therefore, I started the MedAhead Allergy Centre. The Allergy Centre aims to deliver a comprehensive service, focusing on the work-up, diagnosis and treatment of all allergy related conditions – such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, drug allergies, food allergies and many more. It offers extensive allergy tests, including skin prick-tests, patch tests, food and drug challenges. Immunotherapy is available to desensitize against environmental allergies and bee venom allergy.

Furthermore, in the past few years, I have practiced sports medicine and gained valuable experience in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise medicine and rehabilitation. Currently I am studying ultrasound which provides additional ways to extend conventional examinations. I love treating my patients holistically, where diet, exercise and a positive attitude are just as important as the medicine prescribed.

I am married to a wonderful husband, Montagu, and have two beautiful little girls. I share the vision and ethics of my colleagues at MedAhead and look forward to providing a first-class service to our community.