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The doctors



In 2016 I graduated as a doctor from the University of Ghent. The 2 years that followed I was a HAIO (GP in Training) in a group practice De Rotonde in Merelbeke.

I also completed ECG (electrocardiography) and spirometry (pulmonary function testing) training.


Appointed doctor with the police.

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From April 2024 I will stop my activities at Huisartsenpraktijk Ekkergem.

First and foremost, I am going on maternity leave to welcome our second son to our family. Afterwards I will not return to the practice. I am quitting as a general practitioner. It 's time for me to take a different path.

I would like to thank you for your many years of trust! I wish you all the best for the future!

I have full confidence in my colleagues at the general practice for your medical guidance. They have the necessary information to help you further.



After working in the Botermarkt community health center for 10 years, I am now taking the leap to a smaller practice. I would like to help build a practice here where we provide warm, accessible and integrated care.


I am part of the Ghent Perinatal Mental Health Network and during my starting period I also worked for Pas Op (now Violett, medical care for sex workers) for two years.


In addition to general medical care, I have a special interest in pregnancy follow-up, pediatrics, I enjoy minor surgery (stitches, excision of small lesions, removal of ingrown toenails) and I also place IUD's and contraceptive implants.


Since I also like to have some energy left for my three daughters, I will not be in practice every day.


Accepted doctor at the Police.​

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I graduated from the University of Ghent in 2016.

After basic training, I worked for a year and a half in the general internal diseases department at the Johanniter Krankenhaus in Duisburg (under the direction of Dr. med. Tannhof). I ultimately chose general medicine and completed my training with Dr. Dirk Lauwerier in Gavere and with Dr. Thierry Dalewyn in Waregem. In addition, I worked for six months in the emergency department of the AZ Maria Middelares. In addition to general family medicine, I have a great interest in sports and preventive medicine. That is why I followed additional training to become a sports doctor. 


Accepted doctor at the police.​

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Dr Hadewich Vanneste will replace Dr Helena Coppé during her maternity leave. She will start in our practice on December 1, 2023!

She is not an accepted doctor at the police

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