GenMED: Your partner in
your health and wellness 

Our state-of-the-art facility provides care for any individual in need, from children to the elderly and from common illnesses to specialised care we have you covered.

Our health and wellness services are focussed on keeping you healthier for longer through preventative strategies and lifestyle optimisation. Your wellbeing is our primary priority and we a have a personalised approach to each individual we treat.

Dr. Vincent Ehlers, Dr. Francois Ehlers and Dr. Rachel Shannon


Dr Vincent Ehlers, MBBCh (Wits)

Dr Vincent Ehlers is a graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand who is an internationally published author with a background in general surgery. 

Using the skill and experienced gained from the discipline of surgery along with training from renowned local and international practitioners he has made a transition into the field of aesthetic medicine and hair restoration surgery. Dr. Vince an enrolled diplomat of The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. 

His areas of special interest include FUE hair transplant surgery using both manual and robotic assisted techniques, balancing of facial proportions to create harmony between features and lower facial enhancement of the chin, lips and jawline.

Dr. Vince focuses on helping his patients understand the factors influencing their health and helps them achieve their goals through individualised treatment plans.

Dr Francois Ehlers, MBChB (Stell)

Dr. Francois Ehlers is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch with a post-graduate qualification in emergency medicine (DipPEC) and is an existing member of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA). 

His clinical experience in Khayelitsha District Hospital has equipped him with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a valuable contribution to the private healthcare sector. Dr. Francois has received training and worked alongside renowned local and international medical practitioners considered to be pioneers in their respective fields of Aesthetic Medicine, and has had the opportunity to travel abroad to attend international congresses in Aesthetics. Dr. Francois is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma for Aesthetic Medicine and a Fellowship with the Institute of Integrative Medicine with special interests in full facial rejuvenation, thread lifting as well as men’s and women’s sexual health. 

He is passionate about a holistic approach to managing his patients, and through combining integrative, functional and aesthetic medicine believes he can help them to achieve total bio-psycho-social wellbeing.

Dr Rachel Shannon, MBChB (UKZN)

Dr Rachel Shannon is a postgraduate of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a Masters of Science degree in Biochemistry (cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB). She is an internationally published author in the field of Diabetes having published several papers. She was 1 of 100 researchers worldwide to win a scholarship from the International Diabetes Federation to present her masters thesis at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai in 2011.

She rotated through the Pietermaritzburg circuit as a junior doctor which equipped her with strong clinical and academic skills in medicine having been exposed to all levels of healthcare – from district, to regional and tertiary specialized care. She has vast experience in Diabetes, nutrition, and weight loss as well as general cardiometabolic health.

Dr Shannon is a mom of 2 young girls and has a family basis for her practice. She loves treating and assisting all family members from babies to adults and geriatrics. She has an empathetic, compassionate nature and seeks to adopt a root cause analysis model when treating patients in a holistic and integrative manner.


We are a group of general practitioners who provide quality all-round health care. As a general health collective, we assist patients by providing routine care, chronic care, surgical care and more.

Routine Care

Routine care is the provision of health services, including diagnosis and treatment of a health condition, and support in managing long-term healthcare, including chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

Routine care includes seeing general practitioners to help you maintain good health, with regular health checks, health advice when you have concerns, and support for ongoing care.

Walk-in Care

At GenMed we know that having immediate and  convenient access to urgent medical care is important to you. Our Walk-In clinic provides treatment for minor illnesses and injuries that require medical attention but are not life-threatening.

Chronic Care

Our General Practitioners have a comprehensive approach in managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease and asthma.

Surgical Care

The GenMED team has the experience and equipment to perform minor surgical procedures.

Our doctors work from well-equipped treatment rooms and have the support of nursing staff, who can also assist with after-treatment care and wound dressing following your procedure. Procedures include minor skin procedures, removal of warts, cyst drainage, infection control, treatment of cuts and more.

Discovery Vitality

Regular Health Assessments are an important tool in actively caring for your health and should be part of your preventative health routine – at all stages of your life. You can now complete nearly the full spectrum of Vitality assessments under one roof at PearlsMED. There are a wide variety of Vitality Assessments for which points are awarded.


Wellness involves taking a comprehensive look into your lifestyle and the factors that influence your health. We assist you in revising key areas of your life including exercise, nutrition, social connection, intimacy, sleep hygiene and mindfulness. Ensuring that your mental, physical, social and physchological factors are balanced will help take you from merely surviving to thriving.

For Individuals

An annual medical highlights many health concerns and are a great way to get an overview of your current health. With health screening we can identify any early signs of disease or other health issues and discuss potential risk factors in your family history or lifestyle that may be putting your health at risk.

Employee Medicals

Opting to protect and invest in your employees healthcare is one of the most important benefits to include within company packages, especially for those in senior positions. Employees want to know their health is a priority of your company.

They are a great staff benefit for your employee’s and when conducted annually, can offer a complete head-to-toe picture of whether their health is staying the same, improving or deteriorating. It may be able to highlight lifestyle choices which are impacting their health and can highlight early disease which can be addressed without delay or disruption.

Travel & Visa

Emigrating or planning to work abroad? Many countries require a medical check-up as part of their VISA process. At GenMED, we offer a wide range of VISA medicals tailored to the requirements of the country.We have an experienced and professional team that can help with every step of the process for your medical, and understands exactly what needs to be done to comply with visa requirements.


We conduct insurance medical examinations on behalf of major insurance companies, including Old Mutual, Liberty Life, Discovery Life, Metropolitan Life, Clientele Life and Momentum.

Insurance medicals are sometimes required for life insurance, trauma insurance or income  replacement insurance, depending on your general health, age and risk.

We work to complete the medical examinations and reports required by your insurance company meticulously and in a timely manner.

For Business

A healthy workforce is a satisfied and productive workforce. We offer a full portfolio of corporate healthcare services to support your employees’ health and wellbeing. This includes: corporate workplace vaccinations, annual medicals, crisis management and specialist occupational health. If you’re looking to implement or upgrade a wellbeing strategy for your business, we are ready to help.

Medical Weight Loss

Our team of doctors and dieticians are here to assist you in your weight loss journey to ensure you meet your target weight and that you are able to maintain it. The medical therapies we choose to aid in weight loss are evidence-based, safe and effective. First a thorough medical assessment is done to determine if any metabolic or hormonal causes are involved in weight gain, this is then followed by a body composition assessment to analyse the areas we want to target. Once this completed we create a tailored plan to integrate into your lifestyle consisting of medication, nutritional plans and exercise routines.