About Dr Marion
Dr Marion Anderson is Cape Town Southern Suburbs born and bred. She grew up in Rondebosch and followed her parents’ footsteps into UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences from which she graduated in 1989 with an MBChB degree. With her husband, she moved to East London where she completed her internship at Frere Hospital, working there for a further six years as a Medical Officer. Whilst at Frere, she was fortunate enough to be selected for a Family Medicine rotation, a consequence of which was the invaluable experience she gained through working in all the various departments of the hospital. This set her up perfectly for what was to later become her passion: general practice.
Marion established her own highly successful private practice in East London and served her patients exceptionally well for 20 years, juggling her work as a family doctor and the demands of being mom to two young daughters.
In 2016, the Anderson family moved to Cape Town, where initially Marion worked at Victoria Hospital in the Psychiatric wards, gaining good experience in managing mental health conditions.
It was at Brampton Family Practice where she found her professional home, in 2017. She has been a part of the practice since then and now happily co-owns Brampton with Dr Andrea Watkins-Neethling.
Dr Anderson is patient-centred in her approach to all her patients, young and old. She has a wealth of experience in many areas of medicine which reflects in the highly competent and efficient way in which she tackles any medical challenge. Her empathetic and caring nature is valued by all her patients, which is why the relationships she builds are long-lasting. Well versed in tackling mental health issues, Dr Anderson has experience in this avenue across all age groups. Additionally, she has vast experience in performing minor surgical procedures in her rooms.
Thanks to many years in general practice, Dr Anderson has a broad understanding of the complexities that come with aging and is adept at treating geriatric patients. At the other end of the age spectrum, children of all ages are also comfortable in her care. Connecting with students and adolescents, as they navigate their world ahead of them, is something she particularly enjoys.
When she finds moments of free time, Marion enjoys hosting gatherings of family and friends at her home where she finds pleasure in trying out recipes and sharing good food. She and her husband also love road- tripping to small forgotten towns and getting to know our country better. The Andersons’ daughters have both graduated and have left home, leaving their parents in the care of eight-year-old, Thuli, a German Shepherd; Joey, a boisterous Golden Retriever, and the old lady of the family, a cat called Molly.