English-speaking doctors in Berlin

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Hello everyone,

 

my fiancé (from Seattle) is going to move to Berlin in November.

Since he doesn´t speak any German yet I´m looking for English speaking infrastructure, such as a doctor, a dentist, and also a (marriage or psychotherapy) counselor.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Elektra

 

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What about podiatrists? None of the lists seem to include them. If anybody knows of one i'd love to hear about them. It may be easiest to see a GP, but then it could well be an expensive 5 minute visit followed by another wait to see somebody else.

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This isn't a personal recommendation, but rather I am passing on a message I received via email from the doctor herself:

 

Dr. Sylvia Grotjohann-Ernst is a German physician working in Berlin.

 

She has spent six years in London, working in A&E and as a GP.

 

She is specialized in general medicine, family medicine, paediatrics, and psychosomatic medicine.

 

You can find more information under: www.hausarzt-zehlendorf.de

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Hi everyone!

Please let me tell you about my experience in Berlin with a local doc.

Sometime ago, I felt a severe abdominal pain and got to the doc thinking that I had an appendicitis.

The doc told me that it was NOT an appendicitis.

He sent me to all the other medical specialists concerned (radiologist, gynecologist, surgeon...) in order to find out what was going wrong.

No one of the medical spe knew what I was suffering from.

But my doc confirmed me that it was not the appendicitis...

However this ugly belly pain landed me in hospital and there I had to undergo all the examinations again.

after about 4 days, they told me that it was not the appendicitis but rather an ugly food poisoning.

Until they established the diagnosis, they hesitated between opening my abdomen to introduce a camera and check if my appendice was right, operating me, or observe me until I get better.

The funny thing is that all the docs thought it was an appendicitis, inclusive the surgeon, EXCEPT my doc.

If he hadn't done the right diagnose, at the hospital they might have operated me without any hesitation.

So I can recommend him to you, because his accurate diagnosis made me save time, energy and the operation of an healthy appendice.

He is located in Berlin, Mitte, which is very central and he speaks English. Also, he is a very pleasant person :-)

 

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Thanks for that review. Interesting story and I am glad it worked out for you. Unfortunately, however, we've had problems with this particular doctor on this forum.

 

Others had also posted positive reviews of him. But then one negative review came in. The doctor himself then contacted me and asked that the negative review be removed. We didn't think it was fair that his negative reviews be supressed and the positive ones allowed to stand, so we instead removed all the reviews - both positive and negative.

 

This only happened at the end of last year. Also, you only registered your forum account immediately prior to posting this review, you're not an established member of the forum. For these reasons I've hidden the doctor's name and contact for now.

 

If anyone wants his name, maybe they can PM you or something. There's further info and discussion about this case in the subscribers-only section: Businesses that object to negative reviews, but let positive reviews stand

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Dr. Fouquet in Zehlendorf is open 7 days a week (sundays by prior arrangement or urgent need), and he and the other doctor there speak english and are both really nice, I would recommend them if you don't mind going all the way to krumme lanke. Its right by the U3 Krumme Lanke station and they are very modern and full service.

here is the contact info:

http://www.praxis-krumme-lanke.de/

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I went to the other Dr. in Dr. Fouquet's office once. I forget her name. She was very nice, speaks English and took good care of me. So I guess I'd second the recommendation for that office.

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I would recommend Dr Cordes in Friedrichshain. Her address was in another thread but i'll stick it here too.

Hi - I spent the morning looking for an English speaking General Practioner in Prenzlauer Berg with http://www.aerzte-berlin.de. I've had luck with that site before to find a specialist, but this time, all the English speaking doctors had non-English speaking secretaries. Which is fine, if you speak some German, but i sadly do not.

 

Anyway, thanks to chicacherrycola's rec, i called up the office of Dr. Cordes. Turns out she just had twins and will be away through April, but i saw her colleague who recently joined the practice and she was really great. Her name is Petra Söllner, her English was excellent, she seemed knowledgeable, listened to me and even kindly chuckled when i attempted to pronounce the o umlaut in her name.

 

Petra Söllner

Gubener Straße 37

Tel. 29363950

www.praxiscityost.de

 

Of course it's a pain to go to Friedrichshain, but i'm glad i finally found a good doctor at what seems to be a reliable praxis.

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Hi. i've had a very good experience with Sylvia Kollmann (8738303; Holsteinstrasse). She's an Austrian-American who speaks both languages perfectly. Her staff is also English-speaking so making appointments and communicating information is easy. She was very patient and thorough in reviewing all of my outstanding medical issues, took extra steps to check things, and was very responsive to my particular needs and gave helpful, thoughtful answers to my questions.

 

I also beleive she is open one or two Saturdays a month.

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Hi there;

 

I'm having searing back pain (I think I've pinched a nerve) and I'm looking for a male, English speaking doc in Charlottenburg... Any recommendations? Even though I'm female, I really prefer male doctors. (long story!)

 

Or should I just go to the hospital? I don't have a GP and would really like something to help with this fast. I'm on AXA PPP insurance (which I know isn't good now here... but I've not wanted to change it until people were sure that we had too...)

 

Any help would be great.

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I can fourth a recommendation for Dr Dorothea Scheleehauf. She's great. Excellent bedside manner, sense of humour, very patient, and really listens to everything you have to say.

 

NOTE: she has moved! She is no longer in Mitte, but now at: http://www.praxiszentrum-kaiserdamm.de/

 

By the way, she's also very gay friendly.

FYI- I called as she had so many recommends? She's now only an AIDS specialist...

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I don't have one to recommend but here is a list of general practice doctors in Charlottenburg:

 

www.med-kolleg.de/arzt/berlin/berlin/charlottenburg/allgemein.html

 

and here is a list of orthopedic doctors in C'burg:

 

www.wegweiser-aktuell.de/berlin/1_charlottenburg_293_orthopaedie.htm

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Hi Everyone,

 

I can still recommend Sylvia Kollmann as an English speaking family physician (American/German) in Wilmersdorf. As I found out today her office has moved- the address is: Nassauische Str. 25, 10717 Berlin (Wilmersdorf), phone number is still the same- 8738303. I thought I would pass on the information in case anyone is looking for an English speaking doctor in Wilmersdorf.

 

Diane

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Hello all,

I wanted to recommend Dr Sylvia Kollmann in Wilmersdorf, contact details in previous post. I called Dr Kollmann's office on Saturday (yes - Saturday opening!) and had my appointment today, 2 days later.

 

She was extremely pleasant, thorough and knowledgeable, and immediately spoke English with me after seeing my name and calling me through. The lady on the reception desk is also wonderful! Very funny and sweet. When I called on Saturday the receptionist preferred to speak German, and I spoke German with the (different) receptionist today, however I think they would be patient with anyone who called with basic German.

 

I think she's half American (Dr Kollmann), therefore her English is perfect, and she had a great "bedside manner" and engaged in small talk during the appointment. I will definitely be going back to see her when required!

 

The office is also conveniently located between UBahn stations Blissestrasse and Berlinerstrasse on the U7.

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