For Patients

Healthcare Practitioners

Opioid dependence is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that causes major medical, social and economic problems to both individuals and society.

The Healthcare professionals below have completed the Opioid Management Course.

The SAAMS Opioid Management Course is a useful training resource to aid healthcare professionals (in particular physicians) who prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies in assessing and treating opioid dependent individuals.

The course describes the neurobiological basis of the condition, recommended approaches to patient assessment and monitoring and the main principles and strategies underlying medically assisted approaches to treatment, including the pharmacology and clinical application of methadone, buprenorphine and buprenorphine-naloxone.


Medical information on this Web site, if any, does not represent advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment, referrals to health care professionals, endorsements of health care products or any other recommendations. Any medical information on this Web site should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultation with your doctor or other qualified health care professionals.


Adele Nel
Dr Leverne Mountany
Carita McCallum
Darryl Egen
Dr Hashendra Ramjee
Dr Zubeida Mahomedy
Ebrahim Bawa
Gerard Damstra
Jacobus Louw
Kalpana Lalloo
Lauren Hepworth
Linda Grobler
Madeline Mpye
Marisa Carpenter
Nadine Gravett
Natasha Gloeck
Neil Amoore
Paula Risi
Peta-Lyn Foot
Refilwe Madi
Samantha Ann Reinders
Sarah Lamont
Shaun Shelly
Tanya Calvey
Vusuthando Machobane


Dr Hemant Nowbath
Dr Mahendra Ramdeyal
Akbar Aboobaker
Anneline Gounden
Charles Persence
Diane Hallowes
Ellesh Soni
Feroza Khan
Guru Kistnasamy
Humswari Achary
Michael John Theron
Parbashnee Gounder
Pravesh Badul
Samantha Kamini Naidoo
Veronica Hadebe

Western Cape

Dr Abdul Domingo
Dr Elizabeth Weich
Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
Catherine Williams
Deborah Isobell
Dorothy Feast
Ellappen Rapiti
Faranaaz Sayed
Khalid Khan
Mimi Roberts
Reinette Steyn
Robert Bothwell
Shaheema Allie
Taiwo Akindipe


Ronel Brits


Michelle King