After matriculating from DF Malan High School, Dr Phillip Coetzee went on to study medicine at the University of Stellenbosch. After obtaining his medical degree (MBChB) in 2010, he left Cape Town to complete his internship at the Free State Hospital Complex in Bloemfontein in 2011. In 2013, Dr Coetzee attended to the most vulnerable members of the community working solely in the nursery and paediatric ward of a small district hospital in Botshabelo.

It was after this community service that he continued his registrar training through the University of the Free State to obtain his Master of Medicine degree in Paediatrics. During his four years of registrar training at the Universitas Academic Hospital and Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital, he gained invaluable experience in the management of general and specialised acute and chronic childhood conditions, including extensive experience in the care of extremely ill premature babies and children in the neonatal and paediatric intensive care units. Following this degree, Dr Coetzee became a Fellow in the College of Paediatricians of South Africa in 2017.

Dr Coetzee returned to Cape Town at the end of 2017 to be closer to his family and spent 2018 working as a locum paediatrician in various private and government hospitals around Cape Town. Finally, with his own private practice at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital based in Cape Town, Dr Phillip Coetzee is a gentle, kind and compassionate paediatrician with a special interest in child neurodevelopment, allergies, nutrition and critical paediatric care.