Dr G. Govender (Jeff) graduated with MBChB (medical degree) in 1981 at the University of Natal’s Medical School in Durban. He decided to complete his internship at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth, after which he started work as a GP (family doctor) on 1 July 1983 at Dr Solly Bemath’s surgeries in Zimdahl Street, Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth and 3rd Avenue, Windvogel, Port Elizabeth.
On 1 January 1986 Dr Govender took ownership of the practice in Zimdahl St. In 2005-2006 he purchased the old buildings in Springbok Street, Gelvandale and developed it into the current Famhealth Medipark.
Building Commenced in February 2008 and Famhealth Medipark was opened with a launch on 29 November 2008. The initial conceptualisation of a multi-disciplinary healthcare centre took place in 2006, and later incorporated non-healthcare businesses.