"Taking care of you."
First Care is a brand name that was decided upon by three Soweto based doctors in the year 2000. They decided to amalgamate their practices to form a group practice that looked to have a national presence. It came from the decision that we could only serve our communities and patient populations best by first and foremost – CARING!
Hence the name, commitment and gentle reminder that we should always “First Care”. Along with caring, was the commitment to putting patients First in ALL our endeavours. These founding principles have held us in good stead as the practices flourished and became firmly intergrated into the fabric of the communities they served.
Dr Pupuma - being a founder member of First Care, has always been located in the communities of Noordgesig and Orlando and recently relocated to the newly built Soweto Healthcare Hub. Dr Pupuma has a diverse clinical interest which was re-inforced when he studied further attaining a Fellowship from the College of Family Medicine of South Africa. Besides his clinical interests, he has always been interested in how best to improve health care service delivery to communities in a cost effective manner that did not compromise on quality. In the quest for a solution to this vexing challenge, he then obtained Business qualifications to assist him in being able to pursue this objective of the delivery of Cost effective quality healthcare in an environment where healthcare costs annually outstrip the Consumer Price Index.
First Care strives to provide a homely environment with a small friendly staff compliment that knows you.