The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Dr Susan Coetzer

Dr Susan Coetzer

MBChB (UFS); FCP(SA); FS Geriatrics (SA)

Dr Susan Coetzer is a Geriatrician in private practice at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Geriatric medicine focuses on health care of elderly people - it aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. Dr. Coetzer completed her MBChB from University of Free State in 2006 and received her Fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa in 2013 and her certificate in Geriatrics in 2015. Currently Dr. Coetzer is conducting post-graduate research on the impact of a clinical frailty assessment on the outcome of hospitalised elderly patients in South Africa , as part of her MMed in Internal Medicine.

Clinical Focus

  • Geriatrics
  • Memory Illnesses
  • Frailty
  • Falls And Instability
  • Polypharmacy (Overmedication)


  • Cognitive Testing For The Elderly


  • Geriatrician