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How to find an orthopedic doctor in Munich?

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How does one go about finding an orthopedic doctor in Munich? Specifically not a surgeon - I'm just having foot pain due to arch issues and I want to talk to someone about options/potentially get some imaging. I have attempted to contact a few random doctors I found through Google and all of them told me they did surgery only. The same thing happened when I contacted Klinikum Rechts der Isar about an orthopedic consultation. They told me I had to get a referral from an orthopedic doctor but also that they could not recommend a doctor to me. 

 

I just want someone to take a look at my foot and discuss treatment options. What is this type of doctor called in Germany and how do I find one that speaks English?

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Don't you have a Hausarzt (GP)? This is your first point of contact. He/she will give you a referral note for an orthopedic doctor if needed incl. recommendations. There is no need that you find all these specialists yourself.

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Orthopedic doctors are usually always booked and appointments are usually 2 or more weeks after you call their clinics. You need to see a Hausartzt or a family doctor first. That’s what I did when I had a back problem. The Hausartzt will asses your foot. If need be or if you ask for it, you will then be given a referral form to see an orthopedic doctor. The Hausartzt can also recommend several doctors. 

 

If you need to see a family doctor right away on weekends or after your wok, search google for KVB-Bereitschaftspraxis in your area. They usually open at 14:00-22:00. You can also have checkups and obtain referrals from doctors there. 

 

If you want English speaking orthopedic doctors once you have the referral, just search Google Maps, call the numbers, and ask the attendant if the doctor speaks English. They usually do. Then you can make the appointment. 

 

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