Dr. Frans J. Cronjé Practice
MBChB (UP), BSc(Hons), MSc (Aerospace), DOM
Designated Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
Diving Medical Examiner - Class II (Air)
Occupational Medical Practioner
Near Tygervalley, Ridgeworth (Bellville)
PLEASE NOTE: Dr Frans and Sr Lucie Cronje have accepted a two-year training and clinical position in Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine at the American Mission Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 26 February 2023 until 3 March 2025.
The South African practice will not be available for appointments from 20 February 2023 until 1 March 2025.
After 17 February 2023, the Booking tab below will only show availability after 3 March 2025.
Note there is now also a LIGHT BLUE BUTTON with a list of all Senior DAME's in CT area and a
DARK BLUE BUTTON with all the Diving Medical Practitioners in South Africa on a Map with their details as you Zoom in.
Kindly make appointments with them.
All your records are available to them through the SACAA EMPIC system or SAUHMA Database, so your visit to them should be simple and without any difficulty. Thank you for your support of our practice. Some of you have been with us for many years, and we will miss you until we hopefully see you again in 2025. With great appreciation. Dr Frans & Sr Lucie Cronje
Malaria & Diving
Malaria is a perennial concern to travellers in Africa, the Asia-pacific and South America.
Of all the questions about travel medicine, malarial prophylaxis and yellow fever vaccination are of the most common.
Safety of medication while diving and drug resistance considerations are the most pressing issues. As divers venture deeper into the African tropics the risks of contracting malaria increase proportionally. Lack of medical facilities, transportation and communication
add additional complexity to managing this medical emergency. Understanding malaria prophylaxis and general preventative measures is therefore of the utmost importance.
This presentation covers some of the most important considerations in selecting and using malaria prophylactic measures and medications.
The medical treatment of malaria, which is complex and requires close medical supervision, falls outside the scope of this presentation.
The three most important guidelines regarding malaria prevention and survival are:
- Do Not Get Bitten
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention If You Suspect Malaria
- Take “The Pill” (Anti-Malaria Tablets / Prophylaxis)