Dr Katie Yazbek is a general practitioner. She qualified in 1999 from the University of the Free State (cum laude) and completed her internship training at Universitas and Pelonomi Hospitals. Following her community service year in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, she worked as a medical officer at 3 Military Hospital from 2002 to 2006, in the disciplines of family medicine, surgery and anaesthesiology. During this time she undertook an MBA in health care management at the University of the Free State, which she completed (cum laude) in 2005. In 2006 she took up a post as a casualty officer in Bloemfontein Mediclinic’s emergency department. She joined Dr Walsh as a locum in 2008 and subsequently was appointed full time at the practice in May 2009.
She is a qualified advanced life support provider (adult, paediatric and trauma), and still does some shifts in Mediclinic’s emergency department over weekends.
Dr Yazbek regularly attends conferences and congresses to keep abreast of developments in the industry, and routinely attends CPD (continued professional development) lectures and functions in order to comply with the HPCSA’s requirements for continuing medical education.
She has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, in particular the use of Botox and Filler treatments, which she administers off-site at Eclipse Aesthetic Centre.