We thought we would profile our first doctor, Dr Paul Le Roux, who has been dealing with FHF for a few years, and has a top clinic in Cape Town:
How long have you been in practice?
I am been in private practice as a Reproductive Medicine Specialist for 9 years.
What is the most popular procedure you perform?
IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedures or “test-tube” baby procedures are the most common procedures that I perform.
Has the profile of your patient changed over time?
Women are having children at a later stage so it is more common for me to see women between 35 and 45 for fertility treatment. This is a
chance in our clinic but is also the case on a global level
Have you seen a change in the general industry over the last few years?
There is an increasing demand for fertility treatment now. We have an increase of about 15% per year in the number of treatments that we perform
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
It is wonderful to see a happy couple with a child at the end of the treatment, and this keeps me motivated and working hard.
Hobbies when you are not working?
I spend most of my free time with my wife and 2 small daughters. I do enjoy playing squash with a group of friends a couple of times a week to stay fit.
What has your experience to date been with First Health Finance?
We have so much positive feedback from patients about FHF. I recommend this company to all my patients if they need assistance to cover
their medical costs. It gives patients the opportunity to do fertility treatment and realise their dream of having a child at the present time, rather
than having to wait to save the money.
Dr Paul Le Roux
Cape Fertility Clinic
Address: 1 Wilderness Rd, Cape Town 7800