Dr EV Rapiti qualified in 1977, with an MBBS in
medicine. He later qualified with an FCFP, a post
graduate degree in family medicine, and later acquired diplomas in Child Health, Mental Health and Asthma.
Before he opened his own medical practice in 1983, Dr Rapiti worked in a secondary hospital, Livingstone Hospital, Port Elizabeth, where he worked as a medical officer for 4 years in the departments of internal medicine, adult and paediatric surgery, paediatrics; obstetrics and gynaecology, where after he decided to go into general practice.
Dr EV Rapiti acquired a number of postgraduate qualifications to enable him to provide the best service possible to his clients. He has post postgraduate degrees and diplomas in family medicine; children’s health; mental health and asthma; he has also done courses on diabetes, HIV and the management of opiod addiction.
Dr EV Rapiti regularly attends continuing medical meetings (CME’s) and reads widely to keep abreast of the latest treatments in medicine. He presents at medical gatherings and has done a number of radio shows on medical conditions, mental health and drug addiction. He recently addressed a group of mental health practitioners in India on addiction and introduced them to his “4 – Steps” to healing programme.
Dr Rapiti advises patients on life-style management in order to assist in the prevention and management of chronic illnesses like diabetes, asthma and heart disease. He manages conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and obesity. He believes that complications from any of these diseases is a failure of proper management of the diseases at a primary care level.
The practice does not take appointments, as it is difficult to determine in advance how long each
consultation will last. Bookings are, however, taken and approximate times are given.