Family Medicine Centre


The Family Medicine Centre at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is proud to offer the highest quality preventative, promotive, rehabilitative and curative care to our patients.

Our family doctors are often the first medical professionals that patients meet at AKUH,N. Family doctors identify and prescribe treatments for a comprehensive range of medical issues experienced by our diverse community of patients. Our team emphasises a holistic approach to health care by striving to address the combination of physical, psychological and social aspects that may affect the patient, her family and her community.

The Family Medicine Centre at AKUH,N provides:


Meet our specialists

Dr Jacob Shabani
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MBChB (UoN) 2000
MMed (AKU - EA) 2009
PGDip in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine (University of South Wales)


Areas of interest
Preventive cardiovascular medicine
Professional associations
Executive member, the Kenya Association of Family Physicians
Involved in the formation of the College of Family Physicians of Eastern and Central Africa.
Member, the Kenya Cardiac Society and the African Family Medicine Group​

Dr Momin Rizwan Butt
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MBChB (UON)- 2012
MMED Family Medicine –(AKU)- 2020

Areas of interest
Family Medicine


Professional Associations
Member of Kenya Association of Family Physicians

Dr Njeri Nyanja
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MBChB (UoN) 2005
MMed (AKU) 2015
Mphil, Primary Care Research (University of Cambridge) 2019
MBA, Strategic Management, (Daystar University) 2019

Areas of interest
Sexual and reproductive health
Non-communicable diseases
Primary Care Research

Professional associations
Member, Kenya Medical Association
Member, Kenya Medical Women Association

Dr Catherine Gathu
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MBChB (UoN) 2009
MMed (AKU) 2017
PGDip in Medical Education (University of South Wales)



Areas of interest
Cardio-Metabolic Medicine
Medical Education

Professional associations
Member, the Kenya Association of Family Physicians

Dr Grace Rwamba
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi 

Qualifications 
MBChB (UoN)2007
MMed(AKU)2018
Masters of science (occupational health and safety)-ongoing



Areas of interest 
Safety and health
Leadership and Management 

Professional associations 
Member of the Kenya Association of Family physician


Our family doctors are here not only to care for you when you are sick, but also to give you the support and guidance you need to ensure that you remain healthy. Forming a strong relationship with your family doctor is an important step in maintaining optimal health for you and your loved ones.

Cardiometabolic Clinic 

This is an outpatient clinic that assesses, diagnoses, treats and provides follow-up for patients suffering from non-communicable diseases.Services offered include:-

  • ​​General consultation, screening and treatment for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, elevated cholestrol levels and obesity
  • Diabetes education
  • Disease prevention and health promotion services through screening and health awareness talks for high risk persons
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
The clinic is available in the following medical centres

  • Capital Medical Centre: Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm​​​​

  • Town Medical Centre: Tuesdays from 2:00 pm  - 5:00 pm
  • Syokimau Medical Centre:  Firdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm​

Meet our specialists

Dr Margarita Mwai
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MBChB (Rostov State Medical University, Russia) 2007
MMed (AKU) 2016




Area of interest
Family and emergency medicine
Quality assurance in health care

Professional associations
Member, the Kenya Association of Family Physicians

Dr Fleur de Meijer
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MMED (Family Medicine)
PgDip (HIV Management)
MBchB



Areas of interest
Medical Education

Professional associations
Kenya association of Family Physicians
Dutch association of family Physicians (NHG)
Center of excellence in Women’s and child’s health
WHIG Dutch platform form Family Medicine and International Health Primafamed

Dr Benjamin Wachira
Consultant Emergency Medicine Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
Dip PEC (College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa)2007
MMed (University of Cape Town, South Africa) 2011
FCEM 2011


Areas of interest
Evidence-based universal emergency care

Professional associations
Member, the American College of Emergency Physicians
Member, the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa
Executive committee member, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine


Dr Samuel Mucheru
Consultant Family Physician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi

Qualifications
MSc in Diabetes 2019 – University of South Wales
MMed in Family Medicine 2016 – Aga Khan University
MBChB 2010 – University of Nairobi



Area of Interest
Non Communicable Diseases

Professional Associations
Kenya Association of Family Physicians
Kenya Diabetes Study Group



Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: +254 (0)71109 2854

Walk-in patients are welcome; however, we recommend booking an appointment in advance in order to reduce your wait time.

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