About Our Practice
For decades Schuman Medical Practice has been providing medical care for the large English speaking Community in the European quarter of Brussels. Started originally by Dr Piercy, and later taken over in 2007 by Dr Stockley and Dr Verheul, the practice has built up an expertise in General Practice Medicine for a wide variety of nationalities and cultures. Now both Dr Verheul and Dr Stockley enjoy a well deserved retirement, Dr Jonckers and Dr Nyiraguhirwa continue to build on these years of experience.
Doctor Eric Jonckers
After finishing my basic medical degree in 2003 at the KULeuven, I trained for another 2 years as a General Practitioner in group practice in Beerse, Belgium. After qualifying as a GP, I left Belgium and became a medical missionary in Pemba Mozambique. I was there for more than a decade as part of a wonderful medical team. Together we founded a primary health care facility, as well as running a mobile medical clinic in rural African villages. There I discovered how true love ‘has hands and feet’ and how to express this in caring for the sick and needy. Now I have returned to the multicultural capital of my own country Belgium, wanting to care for the sick, whatever nationality or background they come from. My desire is to see people healthy, finding true well-being in life.
I am Belgian, and married. I am fluent in Dutch and English, and I speak basic Portuguese and some French.
Doctor Chantal Nyiraguhirwa
With a migration background, my basic medical education has been a journey I had the opportunity to complete in two different countries Rwanda and Belgium. Thereafter, I trained to become a Family Physician here in Belgium; the period wherein I worked in 2 different practices under supervision; in a small village (Zele) and a city (Ghent) for a period of two years. Since qualifying as a Family Physician, five years ago, I have been working in a community Health Centre in Lokeren. I have a special interest in women’s health and I am passionate about providing quality primary healthcare on a background of evidence-based medicine with a focus on prevention. I am looking forward to come and empower the Schuman medical practice in the spring of 2022.
In my spare time I enjoy spinning classes!
I am fluent in Kinyarwanda (my mother tongue), English, Dutch and French!