It  is  advisable  that  you  see  a  Rheumatologist  if  you  suffer  from  debilitating  joint pain  or  an  autoimmune  disease

Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to successfully manage your Rheumatic Condition on a daily basis

We are committed to helping patients with sustainable treatment plans that free you of disabling pain and discomfort

We offer an open-minded and in-depth approach when treating patients who suffer from Rheumatic Diseases

About Dr Anita Lai

Dr Anita Lai is a Rheumatologist practicing in Midrand who specialises in the treatment of Rheumatic diseases which negatively affect your body and it’s ability to function normally.

She takes an in-depth, holistic and attentive approach when treating patients, offering sound advice and sustainable treatment plans for patients who suffer from debilitating Rheumatic diseases.

She is the regional representative for Gauteng at the SARAA Young Rheumatologist Forum in 2019. This is a forum to provide a voice for new and training rheumatologists as well as an outlet to address the needs and concerns of the young rheumatology community.

Dr Lai was the speaker and a member of the organising committee for Hands On Rheumatology. Hands On Rheumatology is a conference organised by 'The Division of Rheumatology', Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and University of Witwatersrand in association with SARAA (South African Rheumatism Arthritis Association)'. It has been held every two years since 2016. It is a conference that is directed towards general practitioners, allied health professionals, medical registrars and physicians.

She was one of the six rheumatology fellows in Africa that got sponsored by the African League Against Rheumatism (AFLAR) to attend the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting held in Washington DC, United States Of America in 2016. ACR annual meeting features exceptional sessions of latest rheumatology research and clinical applications from leading rheumatology experts.

Dr Lai completed the 17th European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Postgraduate course in Prague in 2016 and the EULAR online course on rheumatic diseases in 2017. Both courses provide training on the newest developments in the field of rheumatology.

When should you see a Rheumatologist?

If you experience  joint pain, difficulty bending or moving your joints, swelling, redness and/or a warm feeling in a joint or affected area for prolonged periods of time, it is advisable you contact a Rheumatologist for a consultation.

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Joint Pain

Joint Pain is characterised by pain or stiffness in the area’s where two bones meet. Pain can range from mild discomfort to disabling. Conditions include, among others:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Gout

  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Regional Pain Syndrome and

  • Fibromyalgia

Auto-immune Disorders

Auto-immune disorders occur when your body's immune system malfunctions, mistakenly attacking your otherwise healthy tissue, cells and organs. Conditions include, Connective Tissue Diseases (CTD) such as;

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Inflammatory Myopathy

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

  • Systemic Sclerosis and

  • Undifferentiated CTD

as well as Vasculitidies

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I came across Dr Lai's profile online and it's stood out to me, I trusted my gut, made an appointment and was not disappointed!

Dr Lai is very welcoming and friendly, she did not get annoyed with me asking 100 questions, I was really impressed! Overall I felt extremely welcome and comfortable!

- Diane Koenig

I was referred to Dr Lai by the admitting Doctor and I'm glad I made an appointment. She's very informative and caring . I was diagnosed with SLE for 9 years and after consulting with her I now have extensive information on the illness. Being referred to her was the best thing ever and  I feel so much better about my situation.

With all her support and care one can be well assured that you are in the best of hands. I am incredibly impressed with the relationship she has with her patients, she goes beyond her call as a Doctor.

- Mrs T. Maharaj

I was referred to Dr Lai by a friend who recommended her. She is open and approachable. She cares deeply about her patients and treats them totally beyond their expectations.  

I was able to feel completely free to open up about everything, it was like I have known her for a long time.

-  Fanisa Gail Shingange

Dr Lai is very compassionate and caring and is very easy to speak too. She takes the time to understand what your experience as a patient is. It really helps knowing that her focus is to help you as opposed to just treating your symptoms. She spent a lot of time understanding my long medical history and it gave me a lot of comfort knowing that she has my best interests at heart.

Overall it has been a very pleasant experience being treated by Dr Lai, she has been very supportive in understanding my symptoms and has always responded timeously to my queries when I emailed her.

-  Mr K Moodley

I was referred to Dr Lai by a doctor who recommended her. She takes time to listen to you whilst giving you proper and full explanations to your questions. She made me feel comfortable and I trust her.

Dr Lai helped me see that this is a journey to recovery and overall I had an amazing experience.

-  Mrs P Muzamani

She makes you feel comfortable as she is very friendly and professional and gives you her honest opinion whilst offering the best possible treatment for your condition.

As a whole I found the experience delightful, I'm very satisfied with my treatment options and Dr Lai has helped me a lot.

-  Mrs Y. Padayachi

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