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
ECG Assessments & Blood Tests
Only resting ECG Assessments are required for Initial Aviation Medicals.
Stress ECG's are required -- on indication -- according to age and risk factor assessments, including family history of early cardiovascular events, hypertension, diabetes, and blood cholesterol levels.
A Resting ECG shall be performed at the following intervals:
Class 1 – Every 2 years -- 30-50 years; Every year after 50 years.
Class 2 – Initial medical examination; First exam after 40 years; Every 2 years after 50 years.
Class 3 – Initial medical examination; Every 2 years after 50 years.
A Stress ECG shall be performed on individuals with moderate, high, or very high risk as determined by the South African Hypertension Guidelines Cardiovascular Risk Tables.
Screening blood glucose and cholesterol are done biennially (2-yearly). If elevated, they are repeated (fasting). If still elevated, further testing is required.