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Medicross Springs mourns ‘mellow hearted’ Dr Bernard Cohen

Colleagues pay tribute to treasured local dentist

Tuesday, July 5 2022

Medicross has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Dr Bernard Cohen. The much loved dentist who practised at Netcare Medicross Springs for the past seven years, passed away on 13 June 2022.

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Dr Oelie Van Schalkwyk, dental director: Netcare Primary Care Division, which includes Netcare Medicross, said that Dr Cohen will be fondly remembered by all as a soft spoken, kind and mellow hearted gentleman.

“He was an integral and active member of the Medicross family from June 2015 right up until the time of his passing. He first commenced service within Medicross Carnival Mall, whereafter he transferred to Medicross Springs in July 2020.

Pic: The late Dr Bernard Cohen was an integral and active member of the Netcare Medicross family from June 2015 right up until the time of his passing. He first commenced service within Medicross Carnival Mall, whereafter he transferred to Medicross Springs in July 2020.

“Dr Cohen qualified in 1975 and operated a successful private practice in Medical City, Morningside and Brakpan prior to joining Medicross in 2015,” said Dr Van Schalkwyk.

He added that Dr Cohen was an excellent and respected clinician and well loved by his peers, staff and patients, many of whom followed him from afar to Netcare Medicross Springs for dental consultations and treatment.

“His absence will leave a void that will be difficult to fill, and his gentle presence will be sorely missed by his patients, colleagues, and staff at the medical and dental centre.

“On behalf of Medicross management, associated practitioners and personnel I wish to express our deep condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Dr Cohen’s family and wish them strength, courage and comfort during this very difficult time of sorrow and bereavement. Please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers,” concluded Dr Van Schalkwyk.

 

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Issued by:            MNA on behalf of Netcare Medicross Springs
Contact:    Martina Nicholson, Meggan Saville, Clementine Forsthofer and Estene Lotriet-Vorster
Telephone:    (011) 469 3016
Email:    connect@mnapr.co.za, martina@mnapr.co.za, meggan@mnapr.co.za, clemmy@mnapr.co.za or estene@mnapr.co.za