English-speaking doctors in Munich

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Hey HG, sorry you're not feeling well. I went to Dr Thomas Rieger as recommended on this thread. He was really good and the receptionist spoke good english...

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So I went to Dr Thomas Rieger like everyone suggested. He was great...his receptionist was great (and also spoke english)...it was all great. Had no problems at all, even thought I didnt have my health insurance card, they took me in fixed me up, and explained how health care in Germany works. Very nice people :D

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Can any doctor refill a US prescription? I take a drug that is off-label here (meaning what it is generally prescribed for is not what I take it for). I like the fact that I can get the real brand name medicine, instead of the US generic for 5 euros. I tried it a couple of months ago and it worked like a charm, evidently my body likes the ingredients in this preparation better than the generic type.

 

Even my thyroid medicine agrees with me more too. I think the US puts crap in their pills.

 

Any insights appreciated re: the doc and Rx's

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Wanted to let everyone know about Dr. Tobias Gross in Baldham (25 minutes from city center on S4 Ebersberg--the practice is a two minute walk from the S-Bahn stop). He is an Internist/Hausarzt and is fluent in English (he did most of his training in the United States--Internal Medicine and Cardiology). Some of the staff speak English too.

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My wife's first gynecologist in Germany. A male's perspective:

 

Freshly wed, wife is from Sweden, zero German, needs gynecologist.

I google on the net, come across Toytown, read the posts.

I download "the list" from the US Consulate and the UK Consulate.

US List is 34 pages, UK List has two. UK List gets dumped.

I narrow down the list to three doctors, but one real choice.

 

One phone call, and that is to Dr. Summerer-Moustaki. Why?

+ She has high recommendations in the forum.

+ She is relatively young, so my wife can relate / be comfortable.

+ She is from NYC. NYC people are straight-shooters.

+ She takes Gesetzliche Krankenkassen.

 

Results:

+ Receive an appointment for the same afternoon (chance, but still a plus).

+ Great sunny office. Candidplatz (U1) with free parking across the street.

+ Attentive to details, very professional, thorough.

+ Great advice on the pill. Even recommended alternatives to the pill, that we are now considering.

+ At least one staff member speaks fluent english (but I assume they all would/should).

+ Pharmacy is right next door to pick up any prescriptions.

 

Quote from my wife: "SHE'S A KEEPER!"

 

Contact Info:

Dr. Margarita Summerer-Moustaki

Schönstr 8

81543 München

 

Tel: 089 / 655 386

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Anyone considering visiting the practice of Dr. Patricia März near Karlsplatz should think again.

Her reception staff are the most obnoxious people I have ever met in Germany. Definitely Stasi trained!!

 

The doctor has limited ability to speak English and in my case she had to check her medical book for a simple diagnosis which shows her lack of experience.

 

I advise you not to waste your time by visiting this doctor. The whole experience could be detrimental to your health... :unsure:

 

Needless to say I am off to try Thomas Rieger tonight!

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I've been suffering from a nagging sore throat, and I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a good doctor that can speak English in the Innenstadt or GBV?

 

Also, is it customary to go straight to a specialist (Ears, Nose & Throat) in Germany, or do I need to first go to a GP?

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If you are a member of a public Krankenkasse go to your GP first. If he/she cannot treat you or if he/she decides that you need specialist treatment you will get a transfer to a ENT doctor.

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Since your post has now been moved to the correct thread, you can consult the various recommendations for English-speaking doctors. For a sore throat you'd normally go to a GP who'll refer you to a specialist if necessary. Good luck!

 

Btw, it might be a good idea to update your location. :)

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After a nasty injury a few weeks back the hospital advised me to see a doctor (GP) this week to see how I'm progressing. My German is frankly non-existant so I need to see someone with passable, or preferably good English.

 

Does anyone have any reccomendations? I'm sure a few of you have had a similar problem at one time or another!

 

Since it was my knee that was injured, somewhere close to the centre of town (or at least a U-bahn stop) is necessary (I work in Konigsplatz).

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Hey, I think the search function is your friend here.

Search results

 

However, I can personally recommend;

Thomas Rieger

Ledererstr. 4 (by the Hofbrauhaus)

ph: 089 222 887

Opens Mon to Fri, 9am to 12noon (Sat & Sun closed)

Mon/Tues/Thurs also opens 4pm to 6pm

 

He doesn't take appointments, you just need to walk hobble in.

 

His english is excellent.

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Bob, what kind of insurance do you have? The ACL thread gives quite a lot of info about knee specialists, the ones I saw in Nymphenburgstr. are listed, near to Maillingerstr. U-Bahn, speak English, but I have private insurance.

Should be some tips on that thread.

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hm. I'll be looking for a GP soon... does this guy do public insurance?

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