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Dr Raul Fuentes

General Practitioner & Women’s Health Specialist

Meet Dr Raul Fuentes, a seasoned General Practitioner specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Fuentes began his medical journey in 1989, graduating with an MBChB degree from the Medical University of Havana, Cuba. Recognising his calling in women’s health, he furthered his expertise by completing a Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1992.

The roots of Dr Fuentes’ medical career extend internationally, with four formative years spent as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in a regional hospital in Cuba. In 1996, he brought his enriched skill set to South Africa, where he became a registered General Practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Throughout his time in South Africa, Dr Fuentes has etched his mark in various pivotal roles. His leadership as a Clinical Manager and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments in hospitals such as Botshabelo Hospital (Free State), Tshilidzini Regional Hospital (Limpopo) and, more recently, Warmbaths Hospital in Bela Bela, Limpopo, has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of women’s healthcare.

Beyond hospital walls, Dr Fuentes was a consultant for the Waterberg Obstetrics and Gynaecology District team, contributing his wealth of experience to advance healthcare in the region. His commitment to the broader picture of women’s health is evident in his decade-long participation in Women’s Health policy development. As a respected member of the National Saving Mothers and Saving Babies Ministerial Committees, he has played a crucial role in shaping policies that impact the well-being of women across the nation.

Dr Fuentes’ general practice is not merely a profession but a passion. He focuses on delivering high-quality Obstetric and Gynaecology services rooted in the belief that prevention is the cornerstone of effective healthcare. A dedicated advocate for women’s health, he approaches his work with a genuine commitment to preventative medicine.

What sets Dr Fuentes apart is not just his wealth of experience and expertise but his patient-centred approach. Known for his dedication, friendliness, and unwavering professionalism, Dr Fuentes takes the time to ensure you understand your medical conditions, diagnoses, and treatment choices. In his view, empowering patients with understanding leads to more effective management of their health.