Kharis: (Greek: Χάρις) is derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness, and life"


At KharisMed we are passionate about families, wellness and exceptional medical care. KharisMed is ‘n medical practice consisting of Dr Karlien van Zyl (General Practitioner), Lizelle Payne, (Dietitian and Lactation Consultant) and Aninka Bekker (Physiotherapist). We have 34 years collective experience and complement each other in a unique way.

Our individual journeys in healthcare combined with a dream placed in our hearts brought us to a place where we want to provide a professional service that will contribute to the wellness of families in our community.


General practitioner Dr Karlien van Zyl

Dr Karlien obtained her medical degree at the University of the Free State in 2004. After her internship and community service years in Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom respectively, she joined Mediclinic as an emergency medical attendant and was later appointed as head of the Emergency Department...


Physiotherapist Aninka Bekker

Aninka obtained her degree in Physiotherapy at the University of the Free State. After her community service in Potchefstroom she decided to stay in this wonderful town. She started working privately shortly after...


Dietitian & Lactation Consultant Lizelle Payne

Lizelle obtained her Dietetic degree from the North West University in 2002. She did her community service year in Wolmaransstad. From 2005-2016 she worked at the Department of Health as a community dietitian. During this time, she worked intensively with children, breastfeeding mothers, and assisted with student training...

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