What we do
We supply essential, up to date medical aid, pharmaceutical and surgical product and price data to the South African healthcare industry, healthcare practices and companies. Our offices are based in Durban and we supply services to healthcare practices, hospital casualty units and healthcare companies everywhere from Cape Town to as far as Rundu in Namibia. We endeavour to maintain personal contact with all our clients. We obtain the latest medicine and material prices from pharmaceutical companies and the department of health on a daily basis to ensure that our data remains current.
Willem Oets, a general practitioner based in Amanzimtoti, founded Medprax in 1988 with the aim of creating an electronic Nappi price file to use in his own dispensary. He wanted to simplify the complicated process of keeping up to date with the latest Nappi codes, prices and rules imposed by medical aids for dispensing of medications. His data file was welcomed and implemented by all leading Practice Management systems in South Africa. This Nappi Price file has evolved over the years into a comprehensive drug database and also saw the addition of the Medical aid data file 1991. Over the years we have eased the tasks of numerous health care groups and Health Funders.
Meet the team
Dr Willem Oets (Founder and Director of Medprax)
Dr. Willem Oets started Medprax in 1988. It was his solution for his own practice dispensary to create an electronic Nappi price file that could be updated and imported into his software. This initial spreadsheet was quickly embraced by all major Practice Management systems and has since grown into a comprehensive database forming an essential component in daily medical practices across South Africa
Dr Niel Oets (CEO)
Niel Oets graduated as medical doctor from Stellenbosch in 2002. Niel has been involved in a private general practice since 2005 and has been running operations at Medprax alongside Dr Willem Oets since 2010.
Yildiz Borrageiro (Nappi codes and pricing for Ethical Medicine)
Yildiz maintains the Medicine data file and is the go-to girl for Nappicodes, prices and data support issues. Furthermore, she deals with our corporate clients and handles most of the practice management issues.
Debbie Jones (Accounts Manager)
Debbie is our accounts administrator and handles all our accounts.
Madelein Korsten (Pharmacist)
Roxanne Coulter (Nappi codes and pricing for Consumables and Radiology)
Madelein is our head pharmacist and handles the more specialised coding. She is actively involved in expanding the medical data products we supply, as required by our clients.
Roxanne maintains and updates the Consumables/Surgical data file and the Radiology data file. She handles all support on these files to clients and radiologists.
Candice Barker (Support for file downloading and importing into different softwares and unlock keys.)
Candice is in control of general support and sales. As technology advances, our business keeps evolving. Candice helps us to keep ahead of the game by patiently guiding clients through the latest updating process and handling all support queries and new client applications and data installations.