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English-speaking Orthopedist in Potsdam / Berlin

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I recently injured my knee in a skiing accident and was diagnosed by a local (in Potsdam, where I reside) with a torn ACL. Unfortunately, the orthopedist that diagnosed me did so through an interpreter (a friend), and it created a barrier to the flow of information that I am not comfortable with - a good deal was lost in the flux of translation, and I left with many unanswered questions. I need to be able to communicate confidently with my orthopedist on the same level; it felt like I was caught in a dream-state yelling to someone on a seventh-floor balcony.

 

I've been living in Potsdam for about 3 months and I don't speak German. Does anyone know of an English-speaking Orthopedist in Potsdam or Berlin? I have had no luck as of yet. Or, I am also looking for an English-speaking Primary Care Physician in Potsdam - they might also be able to help me find a specialist that can converse in my native tongue. Thanks!

 

Brett

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hello, I commented on the other post yesterday, Regarding English speaking doctors or how can you hire an interpreter to go with you or to book an appointment for you. I came across this similar request so I am sharing my experience again because I know how difficult it gets when you cant book an appointment with a doctor or you don't understand the language he speaks. So, if you want someone to book an appointment for you or to go with you like an interpreter to help you understand the language. You can post a request on myhelpbuddy. its an online portal where you can post a request for the service you need like an interpreter or a handyman etc . and the qualified people will contact you. You can pick one that is okay for you as per the price and your problem is solved. Hope it helps. I am now a frequent user of their services. 

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