“The greatest wealth is health. ”

Dr Jacques Wynand Rood is a Specialist Physician/Internist based at Cape Gate Mediclinic.

Dr Rood graduated and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree, from the University of Stellenbosch in 2012, achieving multiple distinctions throughout all disciplines, most notably receiving the Welch Allyn Merit award for the most outstanding student in otorhinolaryngology (ENT). His passion remained with diagnostics, and he graduated in the Top 10 in Internal Medicine and received an invitation from the Head of Department to specialise as a Physician at the University of Stellenbosch.

Dr Rood completed his public service internship (2013-2014) and community service year (2015) at Potchefstroom Hospital in the Northwest Province, obtaining invaluable practical and decision-making skills due to high exposure to Emergency and Internal Medicine. During his community service year in 2015, he passed his Part 1 Fellowship examination, obtained his diploma in HIV management from the College of Medicine (Dip HIV Man) and ran the Comrades Marathon. In 2016 Dr Rood returned to the Western Cape to work as a Medical Officer in Internal Medicine at Tygerberg Hospital. There after he completed a four-year Fellowship at the College of Physicians of South Africa and earned his Master of Medicine (MMED), from the University of Stellenbosch in 2021, whilst simultaneously committing himself to serve the community during all four Covid waves.

Dr Rood’s passion for medicine and helping people has led to multiple research projects. He is first author on two articles, as well as one case study in The South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). He also has co-authorships spanning several other publications in various medical journals.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to Dr Rood. He tries to advocate a healthy diet, mindset and regular exercise to maintain good mental and physical health. The loving husband and father of two, enjoys playing squash, running, hiking and golf. He also enjoys reading autobiographies and philosophy in his spare time.

What is Internal Medicine?

The specialty of Internal Medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body – the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases – arteriosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer may affect many internal organs of the body. The Internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

Dr Rood has a special interest in heart failure and osteoporosis, but enjoys practicing all General Internal Medicine.

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