DR HR Morkel Inc. is a family-run business that has a mission to improve health care by staying abreast of the latest innovations in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
Dr Hendrik Roux (Heinz) Morkel opened the doors to his practice in Panorama medical centre in 1993 after completing his Mmed in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch. He did his undergraduate training at University Stellenbosch and Tygerberg hospital before starting work in the Nuclear Medicine department at Tygerberg hospital. He was the first student from Stellenbosch to complete his Mmed in Nuclear Medicine. Since 1993 he has opened satellite practices and currently has practises located at Cape Gate, Somerset-West and George Mediclinic.
His wife, Dr. Annemi Latsky Klopper, also a medical practitioner, received her MB, ChB degree at University of Stellenbosch in 1976. She ran a successful GP practice until she decided to also enter the field of nuclear medicine. She completed her Bsc (Hons) in Nuclear Medicine and after completing this degree joined the practice. She has a special interest in PET/CT and is currently actively involved in the Western Cape PET-CT centre.
Recently their daughter, Marguerite, completed her Nuclear Medicine specialisation at the University of Stellenbosch and joined the practice in May 2016. She obtained her MB,ChB degree in 2005 also at the University of Stellenbosch. Before starting with her specialisation in 2012 she worked in various departments, including Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Trauma to develop in-depth clinical knowledge and practical skills.
This practice, in association with other nuclear medicine physicians and local radiological practices, were the driving forces behind the establishment of the Cape PET CT Centre situated at the Western Cape Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre in August 2006.