English-speaking doctors in Munich

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Hi, I thought I'd try and find a decent English speaking doctor should something go wrong. I checked out that list of English speaking doctors in Munich from the British Consulate website but it's a total waste of time as half of them can speak NO English! The other half don't seem up to much either and one of the skanks charged me 120 Euros just to help me fill out my insurance form. :angry:

 

Anyways, if you should happen to know of a good doctor who can speak English well and is centrally located then I'd very much appreciate your advice.

 

Nice one.

Cheers,

Andy

 

Related topic: database of English-speaking doctors in Bavaria

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My favouritist doctor in the whole wide world is Dr. Patricia März. She speaks excellent English is is damn cute too :)

 

I have accepted the fact that she is not in fact Jane Seymour of "Dr. Quinn - Medicine Woman" fame, but she's a perfectly good substitute. She's been my GP for the last 5 years and I think she's just swell.

 

Her practice is at Schützenstr 5, 80335 which is the pedestrian street beside Hertie opposite Hauptbahnhof. Telephone (089) 557171.

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This doctor was recommended to me by a mate. Apparently he speaks good english, but I can't personally confirm that because he was on holiday when I tried to make an appointment:

 

Dr. Dietrich Schwendy

Weinstr. 6

80333 München

 

Tel. 089 / 223 056

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If you need something specialist like an Ear, Eye & Throat doctor.

I find the best thing is to go to www.gelbeseiten.de

 

Click on the "Im Nahbereich" tab, type in: "Hals Arzt" in the "Was Suchen Sie" box, and your PLZ into the "Wo Suchen Sie". Select 500m from the box at the bottom, and hey presto, you should get a list of the relevant doctor VERY near you, when you press the "Suchen Starten" button.

 

It won't guarantee an English speaking doctor tho'! :(

 

Get Well Soon!

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I can recommend an ears noses and throat doctor near me though. Dr Pèrè, nymphenburgerstrasse 92, right next to maillingerstrasse ubahn (U1) (front right exit) He is really nice speaks perfect english, I didnt even have to ask him to speak in english, he just did. And he takes the time to explain everything to you, doesnt just prescribe you antibiotics and kicks you out. Tel - 12 39 20 98.

 

gute besserung! *hug* :)

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for the record, on that list from the us embassy there is a GP (hausartz) near karlsplatz (sorry i don't know the name) that my girlfriend has been using and she is more than happy with him...

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A great English speaking ear/nose/throat doctor is the lovely and talented Dr. Karen Joussen.

The opera recommends her for their employees.

Briennerstr.1

How to get there... Go to Odeonsplatz. Look at Sanfrancisco Coffee. There is a courtyard behind the coffee shop. You can either go through the shop or go around from Briennerstr. on the right. Her office buzzer is in the corner of the courtyard and the elevator will take you to the 3rd floor.

089 29 44 04

Walk-ins welcome.

Good luck.

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Hi folks my query is similar to the above. I am currently living in Germany for 4months and have health insurance sorted but was wondering how I go about gettin a prescription of the pill as my doc at home refuses to let my boyfriend pick them up even tho they know my situation. Doh! :angry:

 

Any ideas on finding an english speaking doc that will prescribe them and how much they cost in the apotheke wud be appreciative. Any of the docs already mentioned recommended?

 

Many thanks

 

I suppose its not as much an emergency as tonsilitus but any help would be great

 

Thanks guys!

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Hi

 

this topic has info about English-speaking ob-gyns.

 

How much the pill costs depends on your brand and your age.

If you are under 20 you can get it for free, similarly should you be prescribed certain contraceptive pills by a dermatologist, these are also covered by health insurance.

 

There is a big variance in cost between brands though ranging from under 10€ to about 30€ for 3 month packs.

 

Another option would be to visit Pro-Familia (similar to Marie Stopes/Family Planning Clinic in the UK, or Planned Parenthood in the US as their Schwabing office also offers a medical service and you might get your prescription cheaper/quicker there. They might speak some English but I'm not sure.

 

Good luck,

Katrina

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For those talking about gynecologists, I haven't been to her, but I've heard rave reviews about Dr. Silke Dabelstein. She's listed in the US embassy's list...

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Check out the topic on Gynecologists in Munich

 

Wife went to gyno here and with word of mouth only explained her health history.

If you are taking something now it is best to bring some packaging with you to show them. They often have varied names for the same stuff and would need to see the technical terms.

 

No 'official documents' needed- unless you say that you were perscribed cannibus or something dubious like that. I think they would need some proof before handing out free samples. ;)

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It's a late post, I know - but, any doctor can fill your prescription for the pill(they call it the 'anti-baby pill' over here.

 

Most doctors speak a decent level of English - personally, I wouldn't go to one who didn't because that tells me they probably didn't go to school in a place that English is required in school. I want my doctor to understand me!

 

I like my regular doctor, Dr. Wiebke Roeckl - she's in Schwabing - very nice older lady but completely up to date and pretty no-nonsense. I don't have her number or address available but look her up in the Yellow Pages.

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I came across the name of Dr. Rieger in the US Embassy's English-speaking doctor list. He gets a thumbs up from me; nice guy, great English, thorough, and a sense of humor. Who'd have thought?

 

If you're looking for a general practitioner he comes highly recommended:

 

Thomas Rieger

Ledererstr. 4 (by the Hofbrauhaus)

ph: 222 887

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I go to the GP on my block (in Giesing near Wettersteinplatz) & I like her a lot & her English is good. Dorothee Merck, Gruenwalderstr 53, phone 089 692 76 72. No appt needed but the hours are a little off so I would recommend calling first.

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Just for information, I went to see Dr. Rieger, recommended a couple posts up from DrivinWest. He's very nice and does take time to answer questions and listen to you. Plus, he's the first doctor I've seen on duty wearing long jean shorts and a Sex Pistols CD lying on the windowsill near his mini-stereo.

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made an appoint with key's requested GP and the conversation went:

 

Me: Hello, does Dr. März take new patients?

Receptionist: Yup.

Me: Great, could I get an appointment for next week?

Receptionist: When?

Me: On Monday please.

Receptionist: 9.30.

Me: Was that 8:30?

Reception: 9:30.

Me: Oh, is 8:30 available.

Reception: No.

Me: Okay, 9:30 it is.

Receptionist: Bye.

 

She hung up on me before I could say Aufwiederhören.

 

I really wanted to ask if perhaps there were earlier appt's, or perhaps later in the afternoon (you know to accomodate us working folks), but I felt like I was talking to Helga the PowerLifter! She was so brusk. I hope the Dr. is better than this woman. Ugh.

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I had the same thing as elfenstarf. I called in, and same kind of unfriendly answered!

I went there on Monday, and Doctor März was very nice, and speaking perfect English. The problem was her 2 nurses, they were SO unfriendly, just because I can't speak German, doesn't mean I am unpolited or uneducated! I am now not sure should I go back to this great doctor...

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Tell the doctor. Hell, she's in a service industry too, she should know that she may lose customers due to her staff.

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after the receptionist at dr. märz's office, i took up DW recommendation and went to dr. rieger. first thing i noticed was a full blown poster of trinity from matrix and a cardboard cut-out of the doctor from star trek voyager. yup, also saw the sex pistols cd on the window sill too.

 

also we chatted a bit about vaccinations, then he said it would be good to get blood work done, which he did himself! he was wearing 7/8 pants and canvas shoes with a stripped t-shirt with a very familar looking crown as a crest (from one of the CAKE albums.). we spoke german, but he said no sweat if we wanted to flip back and forth from time to time.

 

he had this trendy beard and a decent hair cut and used hair gel! not my type of guy, but friendly nonetheless. i felt like we should drink a coupla beers first.

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