Nasty Neighbours 3: Dr Feelgood vs his Sea Point neighbours


Nasty Neighbours 3: Dr Feelgood vs his Sea Point neighbours

Dr Feelgood plunges from Hollywood scandal to Cape Town strife: bricks and brickbats fly as the highlife GP now does battle with his Sea Point neighbours. By Helen Grange

Twelve years ago Dr Jules Lusman was living the high life in Santa Monica in California, driving to the mansions of his famous patients – among them Winona Ryder, Courtney Love, Ozzy Ozborne and the late Anthony Quinn. He was at their disposal anywhere, anytime, to administer painkillers in the convenience of their homes, and would occasionally be invited to their glamorous parties.

Then, in 2003, he hit US headlines for over-prescribing narcotic painkillers. Stripped of his licence to practice in America, the GP, then known as “Dr Feelgood”, returned penniless to South Africa and after a few years, set up a medical practice in Sea Point, Cape Town. But the good Dr Lusman, now 61, apparently has an unerring nose for controversy wherever he goes: Now it’s open warfare with the other apartment owners in sedate Alphen House on the beachfront …

There’s also a most unexpected development on the Glenhof Gardens front in Riviera …

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