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  1. Hello nice people I have brought my mother from Spain to live with me and sorted out the insurance, so she has finally received her beautiful AOK insurance card.  She is already retired and I'll be taking care of her for now on. So I would like to ask you if you  please could recommend a doctor for general checks and continue her treatments here in Munich.  I have check a lot on the topics for recommending doctors but it's usually for young people like us, and also in English. my mother can speak it but not so good as before, so better in Spanish if possible, I'll always there to translate but you know some times is not really possible.  Why not my doctor? well I'm planing to change it too, he is the type of doctor that fixes everything with : just drink a tea.  but my mother has a largue list of issues including big back problems. Thank you very much everyone  Best regards Isra
  2. I've been here for just shy of 5 years and I'm so frustrated with the medical system. I feel like no doctor ever takes the time to truly listen to what I'm saying and I'm always being rushed out so they can get to the next patient. I don't think I've ever seen my house doctor for more than 5 minutes at a time and it's not much better at the specialist who treats my asthma. I could deal with the bad bedside manner if not for the fact that nothing ever gets done. I never feel taken seriously and always feel like the doctors are just looking for the easiest answer, even when it doesn't fit or they just assume I'm exaggerating.    I've been struggling with severe eye pain for a few months now and I've seen 3 different opthalmologists in the last 2 weeks, one of them private, one the emergency clinic because I couldn't handle the pain anymore and the last one a public opthalmologist because I can't keep throwing money at private doctors. Each one (including the private doctor) ruled out the basics, rushed the appointment and gave me a different diagnosis. When I ask questions about whether it could be something serious like an inflamed nerve or neurological issue (because you know, that kind of thing runs in my family), I'm treated like an idiot and told "it's very unlikely". So I've got 3 different diagnoses, an eyeball that feels like it's going to explode in my head and no idea where to go next.   I wish I could say that this kind of thing is abnormal, but it's simply what I've come to expect from doctors in Berlin. Wait till they find out you have depression or something like anxiety disorder. I was once sent home without the doctor even touching me, because the excruciating pain in my abdomen was "all in my mind", which turned out not to be the case when the emergency house doctor came by the house later that night and found that I had a torn muscle.   Please tell me I've just had bad luck and this isn't par for the course for German doctors? Or failing that, does anybody have any recommendations for decent GPs in Berlin who actually listen to the patient and won't have a diagnosis ready before I've even finished my first sentence? I often joke with my husband that I'm going to die of some preventable illness because the doctors here won't bother checking for it, but it would be pretty sad if that did actually happen. And I have unfortunately heard of some patients, especially women, whose doctors brushed them off, only for them to later be diagnosed with something serious.