Psychiatrists

Dr Stewart Lund

Dr Lund qualified in 1989 and has been in private practice since 1991. His special interests are mood and anxiety disorders, as well as old age psychiatry. He has been a psychiatrist at Oatlands since its inception.

Dr Andrew Pickford

Since qualifying as a doctor in 1986, Dr Pickford has practiced as a general practicioner in many different parts of the world and of South Africa. In addition to numerous post-graduate qualifications he holds a degree in theology. He qualified as a specialist psychiatrist in 2013 and pursues a holistic approach to mental health. His special areas of interest include addictions and adult ADHD.

Dr Bonga Mbatha

Dr Mbatha is a qualified psychiatrist based in the Natal Midlands. She previously worked in a number of state hospitals, managing patients with psychiatric disorders.She specializes in treating patients with Mood disorders(Bipolar Mood Disorders, Depression), anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders and psychotic disorders such as Schizophrenia and has understanding of the impact of cultural factors on an individual's mental health. Dr Mbatha performs a comprehensive assessment and works closely with psychologists,OTs ,social workers and others.

Dr Khatija Olla

Dr Olla has worked at a number of psychiatric hospitals, both in South Africa and the United Kingdom before settling in Pietermaritzburg. Her areas of interest include Depressive Mood Disorders, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Anxiety and Stress related Disorders and Personality Disorders. Dr Olla uses a problem-oriented, holistic approach to helping her patients; incorporating medication, individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. She is a proud advocate of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Dr Narushni Pillay

Dr Narushni Pillay is a specialist psychiatrist who hails from Durban. She completed her undergraduate Degree MBChB in Natal and went on to pursue her passion in Psychiatry completing her diploma in Mental Health, Masters in Medicine and Fellowship in Psychiatry.

She has extensive experience due to her exposure at various hospitals  in Natal and Bloemfontein. Before entering practice, she was a Consultant at Town Hill Hospital. Her interests lie in Neuropsychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction and all other forms of General Psychiatry.