Medical/Health Coaching - British Medical Doctor

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Hey fellow TT-ers,

I am an internationally seasoned ( husband American, born Brit, dual citizenship, mind still whirring from Brexit issues) medical doctor with full Approbation living in Munich. Fully trained as a psychiatrist after doing some emergency medicine in London! Working presently as an English translator and editor, medical & health coach and therapist. 
What am I doing here you may well ask….

Well with my Migrationshintergrund Status since moving to Munich, I have come across all kinds of drawbacks and adversities experienced by fellow Migrationshintergrunders. And after my experience in a Neuropsychiatrie Praxis I feel there is a humongous gap in the market for REAL HELP for fellow brethren. 
I am offering a coaching-based advisory service for a diverse array of psychological and practical needs. Ranging from the loneliness and isolation felt by many on moving to Germany, psychological advice and support, therapeutic tools and using all the experience accrued educationally and in successfully navigating the impossible school system (2 kids in Gymnasium) and the  intricacies of German life. 
It was definitely a challenge and there was no help. So to remedy this, I am offering a service to help you adjust or simply to live a healthier, happier and fuller life in Munich or elsewhere in Germany. 

C’mon. Let’s be honest. It’s not London (or San Francisco - my second home for over a decade)  but it sure has a lot to offer. 
Looking forward to hearing from you and solution building. 

 

Dr Feelgood 😎

 

Please write to : drlondongirl@gmail.com

 

About me:

Born in the UK.
Qualified from Guy’s & St. Thomas’s Hospitals.  

Medicine MBBS (London)

Bsc (Hons) - Life Science (London University)

BSc (Hons) - Psychology (USA)

 Voll Approbation - Regierung von Oberbayern 

 

 

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Welcome Dr. Feelgood. Full points for advertising your services on TT... several advanced cases on here could use you, myself included. I have quite a story...You show remarkable vision already simply by honing in here... presumably you will not be giving your time for entirely charitable and altruistic reasons... so, about the billing... can we expect the krankenkassen and private insurance companies to recognize you and pay your fees?

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Hey Optimista,

If you could get the Krankenkasse or private insurance to pay me anything  I would be forever grateful!  Alas and alack not the case due to the fog of bureaucracy and “gatekeeper role” keeping non-German doctors at bay that reigns in Germany. I could tell you a few tales that would make your toes curl! And as for altruism and charity, as much as my Hippocratic tendencies prevail, I must admit to having to earn a living as we reside in one of the most expensive cities in Germany!! And yes I believe  the NHS is bastion of healthcare and a sign of a truly  advanced society. 
So in short: No. 

It would be paid privately. I usually arrange a first free consultation and if there is common  chemistry and goals we would move forward to arranging a mutually convenient plan of action. So I think that’s it!  
And a hearty thank you for the welcome, Optimista. Much appreciated. 

Yours,

Dr Feelgood 😎

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I love your username.  Is it a little hint to perhaps a wider range of treatments than those you mention above?  I guess living in Münich is expensive.  Could help.

 

 

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Thank you, snowingagain. Isn’t it great ?!! Yes it is a wider offering than I go into here. What do I offer exactly……

Well a return to the basics of healing, which sadly has been neglected. I have the necessary skills and qualifications. 

“To alleviate the pain and suffering of others and to improve the quality of lives.” I actually said this at my med school interview as corny and idealistic as it may sound. And I stand by it still, as naive as it may sound. 
Decades ago little could be done to alter the course of disease, but clinicians understood and acknowledged the suffering of patients.  They prescribed drugs to relieve pain, and they took the time to listen to what their patients were enduring. But in recent decades medical progress has made many diseases treatable and some even curable. Specialisation has accelerated this but at what cost? Unfortunately this narrowed focus of clinicians has sidelined patients’ suffering. In the defense of my colleagues and myself there is always incredible  time and financial pressure.  
Suffering still goes on, of course, but it is frequently overlooked. Perhaps it is overlooked because clinicians are so busy focusing on the technical specialisation of care, or perhaps it is due to their uncertainty about how to respond. 

But the result leads me to this endeavour. It really should be acceptable to go to the doctor and say: I am suffering. Instead patients come with all kinds of psychosomatic ailments. And the clinician has to decipher what is being communicated. 
Does this answer the question? Sorry. I’m too verbose. 

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5 hours ago, Dr Feelgood said:

So in short: No. 

 

Oh. Dear. 

 

Strangely, people are willing to stump up good cash to see fortune tellers, mediums, tarot card readers, you name it... but I think non reimbursable  counselling might be a bit problematic for many people. 

 

Good luck all the same.

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8 hours ago, Dr Feelgood said:

Hey fellow TT-ers,

I am an internationally seasoned ( husband American, born Brit, dual citizenship, mind still whirring from Brexit issues) medical doctor with full Approbation living in Munich. Fully trained as a psychiatrist after doing some emergency medicine in London! Working presently as an English translator and editor, medical & health coach and therapist. 
What am I doing here you may well ask….

Well with my Migrationshintergrund Status since moving to Munich, I have come across all kinds of drawbacks and adversities experienced by fellow Migrationshintergrunders. And after my experience in a Neuropsychiatrie Praxis I feel there is a humongous gap in the market for REAL HELP for fellow brethren. 
I am offering a coaching-based advisory service for a diverse array of psychological and practical needs. Ranging from the loneliness and isolation felt by many on moving to Germany, psychological advice and support, therapeutic tools and using all the experience accrued educationally and in successfully navigating the impossible school system (2 kids in Gymnasium) and the  intricacies of German life. 
It was definitely a challenge and there was no help. So to remedy this, I am offering a service to help you adjust or simply to live a healthier, happier and fuller life in Munich or elsewhere in Germany. 

C’mon. Let’s be honest. It’s not London (or San Francisco - my second home for over a decade)  but it sure has a lot to offer. 
Looking forward to hearing from you and solution building. 

 

Dr Feelgood 😎

 

Please write to : drlondongirl@gmail.com

 

About me:

Born in the UK.
Qualified from Guy’s & St. Thomas’s Hospitals.  

Medicine MBBS (London)

Bsc (Hons) - Life Science (London University)

BSc (Hons) - Psychology (USA)

 Voll Approbation - Regierung von Oberbayern 

 

 

Well, a hearty welcome! You sound beautifully qualified to help a lot of people! 

You have Voll Approvation from the Regierung von Oberbayern. In which discipline? Psychology?  I am just trying to work out how public or private health insurance could get you acceptable as a provider of health services for those who would like your services but want to send the bill to the insurer.

 

Massive disclaimer here: I'm an insurance broker and stuff like that!😂 ( No longer young and dynamic but still around!)...

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3 hours ago, optimista said:

 

Oh. Dear. 

 

Strangely, people are willing to stump up good cash to see fortune tellers, mediums, tarot card readers, you name it... but I think non reimbursable  counselling might be a bit problematic for many people. 

 

Good luck all the same.

I did consider an Ausbildung in fortune telling and tarot reading but decided to swing it with just a medical qualification! And a life science degree! 
Thanks for the luck. I’m definitely going to need it. Have a good one… 

You forgot Heilpraktikering!! 

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Well, a hearty welcome! You sound beautifully qualified to help a lot of people! 

You have Voll Approvation from the Regierung von Oberbayern. In which discipline? Psychology?  I am just trying to work out how public or private health insurance could get you acceptable as a provider of health services for those who would like your services but want to send the bill to the insurer.

 

Massive disclaimer here: I'm an insurance broker and stuff like that!😂 ( No longer young and dynamic but still around!)...

Hey Jonno

What a great guy you are! I do indeed have full

Approbation in medicine from the Regierung von Oberbayern. I didn’t bother to even tell them about the psychology! It would merely have complicated matters. 

If you could find a solution for the  insurance as a provider of health services I would be very grateful. A German friend did once mention that it could be packaged differently as private health care. 
Your input would be most welcome 🙏🏼 

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Your name on here! Too late for the latest Bond movie! They have missed a trick!😂

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2 minutes ago, Dr Feelgood said:

Hey Jonno

What a great guy you are! I do indeed have full

Approbation in medicine from the Regierung von Oberbayern. I didn’t bother to even tell them about the psychology! It would merely have complicated matters. 

If you could find a solution for the  insurance as a provider of health services I would be very grateful. A German friend did once mention that it could be packaged differently as private health care. 
Your input would be most welcome 🙏🏼 

I don't know if I can provide a solution. There are private health insurance providers who accept health treatments outside the usual realms. Case by case. And not all of our clients can or should have private insurance and mostly only the most discerning want or expect or can afford tariffs which allow them such liberties! 

I am open to a chat on Skype or WhatsApp or whatever! Please remind me to put on a shirt beforehand. I am living in Crete and it is still warm😂.

I don't do ties! Those days of subservience are over!

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10 minutes ago, Dr Feelgood said:

😂It’s a good un, na?

A song for you!

Must rest my bones! Dogs go out early!😄🙁

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9 hours ago, Dr Feelgood said:

And as for altruism and charity, as much as my Hippocratic tendencies prevail, I must admit to having to earn a living as we reside in one of the most expensive cities in Germany!!

C‘mon. Be honest. In comparison to London and San Francisco it‘s rather cheapish. €3,50 for 0,5L beer. Hilarious.

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If you have the "Approbation"  and are allowed to call yourself "Arzt" I don´t see how private insurance companies can refuse to accept your bills. To become a "Vertragsarzt" of public health insurance you may want to apply to your local "Kassenärztliche Vereinigung". Do you have professional liablity insurance (legal requirement for working as a physician)?

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9 hours ago, john g. said:

What a great tune to wake up to! Love it! And let’s talk. Have a great walk with the mutts. And don’t worry about the shirt. After being initiated into textile free spas in Germany you don’t sweat the small stuff! 
Continue your hedonistic insubordination on the beautiful island of Crete, John. More anon…. 

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