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Dr Lauren Lee is a Family GP with a special interest in child health and postpartum mental wellbeing.
After completing her medical degree at UCT, Dr Lee gained invaluable experience at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. This was followed by a year working at a small rural hospital on the North coast of KwaZulu Natal, where she developed a passion for working within the family framework and completed her Diploma in Child Health.
She then followed the mass exodus to London, working in general medicine at The Devon and Exeter Hospital and in paediatrics at The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. However, her South African blood proved too strong and she returned home to spend 3 dynamic years at The Red Cross Children’s hospital in Cape Town.
In 2006, Dr Lee founded The Health Team with the intention of creating a community of like-minded practitioners that can offer advice on all health-related matters in a warm, nurturing and healing environment. Dr Lee’s medical practice includes managing day-to-day acute illnesses in children and adults as well as addressing the more chronic diseases of lifestyle. She has a strong interest in perinatal mental health and her consultations often include elements of Health Coaching as a tool to support patients in achieving their optimal wellbeing.
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Masks for Medics is a disaster management initiative, which in collaboration with The Angel Network, is set up to provide Personal Protective Equipment to Health Care providers in need, working in peoples homes during the Covid19 pandemic.
While there have been campaigns to support frontline healthcare workers, this campaign is focusing on the forgotten; the home-based carers, the nurses caring for the elderly who are most susceptible to the virus, the paramedics and emergency response personnel called out to help those in need and the Palliative Care practitioners caring for those on their deathbeds.
Dr Lauren Lee is joined in the team by fellow committed doctors Dr Anthony Smith, Dr Sonia Hough, Dr Julie Etellin, Dr Sarahan Brophy and Dr Natalia Novikova.
They aim to deliver these services to beneficiaries in the Cape Town CBD, the Cape Flats and in the many township communities.