English-speaking doctors in Berlin

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So, could somebody explain this to me. If a doctor has "Sprechzeit", does that mean you can basically just walk in, queue up and wait for your turn, or do you have to make an appointment even during Sprechzeit? I kinda want to see a doctor if my current ailment isnt gone by tomorrow morning, and I found a doctor close to home, but I just dont know how this works with the Sprechzeiten thing. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance...

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I can recommend Dr. Olsen in Munzstrasse. I turned up just to register and to make an appointment for another time, but he saw me almost immediately. He's reassuring, knowledgable and unhurried and his English is excellent.

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All, I'll second (third? fourth?) the recommendation for Dr. Sylvia Kollmann. I just called her today and was able to make an appointment the same day. She was very kind and specifically mentioned she liked having English-speaking patients. She told me she's lived in Berlin for many years but grew up in the US, so clearly she has no difficulty with English (or German, presumably, though I didn't speak to her in German).

 

She also handed me a stack of business cards to hand out to friends--so maybe she could use some more patients... just don't everybody fill up her calendar so much that I can't get in :-)

 

Dr. Sylvia Kollmann, Nassauische Straße 25, 10717 Berlin, 030/873 83 03

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I'm happy to throw my support behind Praxis City Ost that has been mentioned a few times already, for those of you looking for a Doctor in F'hain. I have seen both Dr Christiane Cordes, and her locum, and was very pleased on all occasions. Their English was fine, they understood me well, and were very helpful. Also, some of the front desk staff and nurses speak some English, which might help those of you who speak no German at all.

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Hi Guys, going off on bit of a tangent now. Can anyone give me advice on obtaining German National Health.

My wife and I are in our mid fifties and moved here two months ago and are currently unemployed.

As far as I can make out, as we are not entitled to unemployment benefit (we don't want it anyway) then we aren't eligible for treatment from the doctor or dentist.

When we have tried to make enquiries at local government offices they have been dismissive to the point of being rude.

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hooperski, all I did was call up one of the insurance providers (eg TKK) and register with them, now we say goodbye to a nice chunk of money every month. I am also unemployed (by choice and due to the necessity of language lessons) and didn't have any intention of claiming anything from the state. I'm sure someone else can add information, and I'm sure there are other related threads :)

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Hello:

 

I just wanted to recommend a doctor I saw in Prenzlauerberg. As I'm only here for my first 90 days, I really didn't think to register here on Toytown, but it was coming here that helped me figure out how to find a doctor in the first place. So thanks and let me return the favor!

 

I was feverish with a cough and have a history of bronchitis, so I was looking for a doctor somewhere near where I'm living, feeling pretty sick and pretty desperate. I honestly didn't know if I could take the bahn anywhere let alone make it to the doctor's and back. So I used this website: http://www.aerzte-berlin.de/_php/therapie30/fach.php3 and found an English speaker, with a receptionist who "speaks some english" and was told to come in that day at 11am.

 

Within 2 hours I was in and out with prescription, samples, and a not too terrible bill. (under 100 euro, and 15 for my antibiotics @ the apotheke around the corner).

 

The doctor (well, the Dipl. Med) was friendly and efficient and did a number of tests on me, including a breath test. He gave me samples so I didn't have to take on the full brunt of the costs, and he had a nice sense of humor about some of our communications. I don't know that he's a candidate for someone's full time general practitioner, our visit was very directed at the obvious problem. However, as someone who was willing to take me in on a same day he was great. That he gave me some free samples was really fantastic, to include a free inhaler.

 

So: Dipl. Med Thomas Weber schonhauser alee 129 tel 4481322

It's right in between 2 uBahn stops (schonhauser alee and eberswalder) and if you're living in prenzlauerberg I found it a nice office, pleasant, easy to get in and out of, and they were more than willing to tackle speaking English and help me in a time of emergency.

 

Thanks Toytown and I hope this helps someone else.

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The lovely Dr.Kapreljan at the Artz Hause, 118 Schoenhauser Allee is great and you don't need an appointment to see him. Recommended to me by a friend and is a total star

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Another recommendation for Dr Schleehauf in Kaiserdamm. She is *not* just an AIDS specialist. She's a GP, with a specialty in tropical/travel problems. Super-friendly praxis: http://www.praxiszentrum-kaiserdamm.de

 

She's fitted me in emergency appointments when she had practically no time to spare, and when I was having a stressful patch she gave me her home number and said I could call if I was worried. Other side of town to me now, but I still make the trek.

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about Dr Schleehauf...

 

 

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

 

No, not true. I went to her the other day and Dr Schleehauf is a specialist of Tropical / Travel Medicine and a general practitioner. The office she works out of deals with Hepatitis/Immune disorders.

 

You can definitely go to her with your everyday aches and pains, and you can see someone who is not only a GP but also a UK-trained specialist. I'd really recommend her -- very thoughtful and considerate doctor!

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I moved with my family before 2 years from Japan to Berlin and we are happy to found a good GP, who offers a very good english service.

 

So I can recommend the general practitioner Ingo Lehl in south west area of Berlin. He is nice and very quite pleasant. He speaks very good English. I think he is a very good doctor who took time to listen, properly diagnose and prescribe medication that actually worked.

 

Doctor Ingo Lehl

Breitensteinweg 15

Zehlendorf, 14165 Berlin

 

Website: www.praxis-lehl.de/general_practitioner_gp_surgery_berlin.html

 

Phone 8155396

 

Lee-T.

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Can anyone recommend an English speaking doctor in North Neukölln? Preferably around the Hermannplatz end of things..

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Seeing as this thread is slightly old as it were.

 

I need a medical exam for a visa application.

 

Can anybody recommend an English speaking doctor in South Berlin.

 

If service is good then I will see this doctor for booster shots etc

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Another recommendation for Dr Schleehauf in Kaiserdamm. She is *not* just an AIDS specialist. She's a GP, with a specialty in tropical/travel problems. Super-friendly praxis: http://www.praxiszentrum-kaiserdamm.deShe's fitted me in emergency appointments when she had practically no time to spare, and when I was having a stressful patch she gave me her home number and said I could call if I was worried. Other side of town to me now, but I still make the trek.

 

Travel problems? Does this include travel vaccinations?

 

Otherwise can anyone recommend doctors in Mitte (preferably around Rosenthalerplatz/Bernauerstr.)? Or is there a website where I can look up doctors and read reviews? There's a gynecologist nearby my flat, but I'm generally hesitant about going to unfamiliar doctors unless I've been recommended. I'm looking for a place to get travel vaccinations and also a gynecologist for an annual PAP smear

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Every one including the receptionists speak English here:

 

FA für Allgemeinmedizin Praxis

>> Arkonaplatz 5

>> 10435 Berlin

>> Berlin / Deutschland

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>> Telefon: 0 30 / 4 49 60 62

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Hi

 

I am a Chiropractor here in berlin and we send all our English speaking patients to KANTPRAXIS. They are internal medicine specialists but are also great GPs and none of our patients have had any problems with them. The three doctors all speak good english, and some of the receptionists do as well. I use Dr Giseke and he is wonderful - knows his stuff and very friendly

 

They treat publicly and privately insaured people, and if you have to pay out of your own pocket just let them know.

 

Kurfürstendamm 42

10719 Berlin.

 

Telefon: 030 88 71 44 60

Telefax: 030 88 71 44 619

E-mail: info@kantpraxis.de

 

Good luck

 

Laura

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Bump

 

 

Can anyone recommend an English speaking doctor in North Neukölln? Preferably around the Hermannplatz end of things..

 

 

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Having followed the advice on here and gone to see Dr Sylvia Kollmann, I really can't understand where that recommendation came from. Maybe she was having a bad day, but I found her immensely bored and uninterested in anything I had to say. This was as soon as I told her I was not insured (and thus would be returning to the UK should I need any major treatment). But she took my money for the consultation happily enough, a consultation that was laughably cursorary (consisting of a real going-through-the-motions prod of my stomach - only a pointless tap on my knee with a little hammer was missing from the general impression of playing at Doctors and Nurses).

 

Avoid.

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