English-speaking doctors in Berlin

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I need a chest x-ray to prove I haven't got TB before I can go on my medical student placement in New Zealand. I've been recommended to see a GP, who may then refer me for an x-ray so that it will be covered by my Krankenkasse - even though I don't technically need the x-ray for my health.

 

I've tried Dr Schleehauf and the earliest appoint they offered was 29th June, which is ages away. I was hoping for something asap, as I might have to wait to get this x-ray apparently.

 

Dr Kollmann has an answering machine saying she's not currently working (I think, it said "diese Praxis ist nicht besetzt"... might that just be a lunch break?)

 

Can anyone suggest anywhere else for me to go, or is there perhaps a better route to take for getting this x-ray done?

 

I live in Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg, work by Wedding station, would prefer not to travel too far but really the time is more important - the sooner I get this x-ray done the better.

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I went to Dr. Kollman last month, and she was great. Not sure what is going on with the answering machine, but the hours are listed on her website here http://www.hausarztpraxis-wilmersdorf.de/flash.html Unfortunately its all in German, but if you click on "Kontakt" it shows the hours they are open and you could try calling then.

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I need to get a new prescription for ritalin, does anyone have any experience with English speaking doctors in the area prescribing this medication?

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Dr. Beyer in Friedrichshain Landsberger Allee 44.

Good level of english, friendly, helpful, practical.

There are a few english speaking doctors at this surgery.

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I'm also looking for a friendly and reliable English speaking GP, ideally female and in the neighbourhood--I live in Wedding/Prenzlauer Berg end. I would appreciate any recent tips! thank you!

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thanks to everyone who has posted on here, it is really useful! I have a reaslly basic question... I have bene living her about 6 months, and have insurance through mx company (Pronova I think). How do i make an appointment to see a doctor? And does it cost me anything? I understood perhsaps I had to pay like 10euros first off and then nothing.

Also I live in MItte bordering Prenzlauer Berg and would love some info on a GP round here. There was one post about someon in Arkonaplatz (which is where i live!). Anyone else use them? THanks!

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I was randomly perusing through a Rick Steve's guide to Berlin and saw that you can call the US Embassy for a list of English-speaking doctors. And www.calladoc.com was also in his guide.

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Hello,

 

I need to find an english-speaking migraine specialist in Berlin. The only thing is that it has to be quite traditional so it can be taken in charge by my insurance. anyone?

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I recently saw Dr Schleehauf to fix up a stomach bug that I have had for the 7 months since I left Asia, I had no trouble getting an appointment within a couple of days. She speaks good English and was really friendly. She even had a bill reduced that was from a referral clinic as she believed they had overcharged me by running some unnecessary tests. Highly recommended. Oh other posts here have indicated she is an AIDs and tropical disease specialist but she is also just a normal GP.

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I've just become a patient of Dr Lisa Liccini, who has been practising as a General Practitioner in Berlin for 20 years (I think), but is an American. She speaks excellent English, German and Italian... She was a recommendation from the British Embassy in Berlin.

 

Her contact details are:

Windscheidstr. 31, 10627 Berlin

Tel: 324 1887

 

She also has a website. Just Google her.

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Still no recommendations for English speaking doctors in Neukölln/Kreuzberg.

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Last week I went to the practice where Dr. Cordes works in Friedrichshain (www.praxiscityost.de), although she was on holidays. I saw a colleague, Dr. Hillenbrand (male), who spoke "decent" English and was helpful. I was there to get a prescription for an ongoing health issue and had no problems. It was a simple visit, though, no exam or questioning so I can't say anything about his bedside manner or diagnosis. The staff all seemed to speak serviceable English as well, and the office setting was pleasant and close to the M10 tram.

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try this site, it's a database of doctors in Berlin

 

http://www.aerzte-berlin.de/

 

you can choose the doctor you need (Kardiologe), the area you live and the language you speak.

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I once had to visit them, they do speak English and my opinion on them is positive.

 

http://www.kardios.de/

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Hallo to everyone,

 

I am setteling in Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg, and I would like to find a chiropractor or an osteopath here who would be speaking english.

I have no idea what it costs here. In France I was going to a chiropractor school where you're treated by the students, and you pay like 25 euros, it would be nice to find the same thing here!

 

Thankyou ;)

 

hedwig

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Okay, I let my cough go too long thinking it wasn't really a problem and it's not an emergency--are there any clinic type places that are open on Sundays? Back home, we called them 'doc-in-a-box' altho they were mostly staffed by nurses who could write a prescription for minor ailments like strep throat. There was a dr. listed here who could be reached on Sundays and I may call him. Will the Sunday make it come out of my pocket? I do have German health insurance.

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You can put in your postal code and what you're looking for at this site and find out which doctors can help you.

 

Ärztliche Notdienst Berlin

 

You'll be covered by your insurance but may have to pay the EUR 10 Praxisgebühr.

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Still no recommendations for English speaking doctors in Neukölln/Kreuzberg.

 

Hi Chocky, I was also looking for a decent doc in Neukölln/Kreuzberg area. Several people in this thread recommended Dr Neal McClean who is in Kreuzberg. I've been to see him once and his practise is VERY busy, so there was a lot of waiting around even with an appointment, mind you in was a Thursday evening, so I imagine it's a very busy time.

 

I would like to add another recommendation.

 

Dr. med. Milena Schaeffer-Kurepkat in MediPlaza on Leipziger Straße 104 / Friedrichstrasse. She speaks English and has a great no-nonsense, reassuring manner. The people who work on reception are very nice (and I've heard several of them speaking English to other patients). They also have Saturday opening hours. As it's a clinic they have several specialists on staff. It's also very busy, but the appointments generally seem to run pretty much on time. Usually in and out in a half an hour max. The only doc that I know for sure that speaks English fluently is Dr. Schaeffer-Kurepkat. I have been to see a couple of other doctors there and I was very impressed with them too.

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