English-speaking gynecologists in Frankfurt

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I've mentioned it on here before but my wife goes to

 

Christiane Weber-Hanson

Fachärztin für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe,

Louis-Pasteur-Str. 80a

60439 - Frankfurt

 

Telefon: (0 69) 58 60 98 89

 

Great English, nice person, lots of support for my wife during 2 pregnancies. Recommended.

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My husband and I are thinking about having children however, it could be tricky because I have a malformation of my uterus. I was diagnosed with this in the States, long before I was ready to have children. I do remember them telling me that it may be difficult for me to carry a baby full term. I recently did some research on the internet which echoed what I remember the doctor telling me. Apparently, there is issue with the baby having enough room and this can cause pre-term delivery. Patients with my condition are usually put on bed rest late in the pregnancy and often have their cervix stitched to help keep it from dilating before the baby is ready to come out.

 

I went to a doctor here to discuss what he thought my chances were to have a successful pregnancy. I was surprised to hear him tell me that the condition is "no big deal." He said that it does not cause pre-term delivery and my pregnancy would not be considered anymore "high risk" than any other. No precautions are necessary.

 

I am concerned because I don't think this is true. I have talked to 3 different doctors in the States and done extensive internet research. All of these sources have seemed to be in agreement that my pregnancy will be high risk.

 

My question is...in Germany, is it likely that I need to visit some sort of specialist and if so, how would I go about finding one? I wouldn't need a specialist in the States, so maybe I just need to find a new OBGYN???

 

Suggestions and advice are appreciated.

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Hi there. First time posting and apologies if this is a repetitive topic! Have tested pregnant at home (yay!!!) and need to find an English speaking 'frauenartz' in Frankfurt. I looked online and found a recommended practice but their first appointment was October...bit late!!! I was hoping to get in next week somewhere to firstly, confirm pregnancy, and then to find out what to do next! Both my husband and I are foreigners and do not speak German well at all! My first mistake was thinking my normal doctor would do the test (as happens at home). Any advice or suggestions much appreciated. I am hoping to use the Berger hospital as it is close to our house, but am not even sure if this influences what frauenarzt I choose!! Should be an interesting 9 months!!!

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I would suggest you take an appointment in october with the english speaking obgyn and try to get in now with a normal praxis.

 

You will find any doctor advertising themselves as english speakers will be back logged. I even found some that said they are not taking new patients.

 

So I would get confirmed by a regular german obgyn praxis and work with them until october when you can switch into the english praxis.

 

They confirm visually via internal ultrasound, which is why it is not offered by the gp.

 

congrats and good luck.

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Thanks very much! Any insight on what to expect at first appointment would be great too!!! I really am in unchartered waters here!!!

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Dr. Wolfgang Hagemann und Dr. Alistair McLean

Saalburgallee 30, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. 069 / 43 08 836

 

Dr. McLean is Scottish and Dr. Hagemann is German, but both doctors speak English. Call them and explain the situation, I'm sure they'll see you sooner than October.

 

Good Luck!

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I have been sending almost all of my friends to Dr. McLean and they have all been pleased to have an native English speaking OB-Gyn.

 

Though it is better to make an appointment for the first visit, after that, you just go in and wait. Usually never more than an hour, which I think is worth it.

 

With a pregnancy, they might squeeze you in earlier.

 

Dr. McLean is really nice and I have been going to him about 12 years now

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...and I've been going to Dr. Hagemann for about 25 years - they make a good pair of doctors.

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The first visit they try to confirm visually with a vaginal ultrasound.

 

If they cannot confirm they will have you come back a week later.

 

My first ultrasound was a flicker, but they would not confirm. They then tested the HCG levels, and a week later did another ultrasound before confirming.

 

I did not get the mutter pass until I was 9 weeks if I recall correct.

 

It all depends on how far along you are. I went in at 5 weeks, I believe it was verified at 7 weeks.

 

They do three major ultrasounds between weeks 9-12, 19-22 and then I want to say 29-32?

 

They also will run blood and urine tests once they confirm. As well as giving you a lsit of the additional tests that you must determine if you want as they are not funded under insurance (in most cases, again varies per pregnancy if needed or high risk they pay).

 

So you should be ok to get in to see an english doctor next month that should be perfect timing for the ultrasound and mutterpass.

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Hapuone..

 

I am not a qualified Gynie, But I do speak perfect English and next time I am in FFM, I will give it a good looking at, if you like!! :lol:

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Hey, I'm updating the topic as I am seeking a good Frauenartzt, with experience in dealing with repeating miscariages. Now I am a patient of Cristiane Weber- Hanson and I am not sure what to think about her. At the first appointment, 6 months after giving birth to my doughter, the doctor was very nice, supportive and patient. Now, after second miscarriage she seems a bit unpatient with me, don't know what to do. I want another child so much but I'm losing hope...

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I can only re-suggest Dr. McLean as an OB-GYN who is a native English speaker and who I feel is a pretty good Dr.

 

The biggest plus is that once you are a patient there, you don't need appointments much of the time, you just go there during Sprech-stunde and wait your turn. Have rarely waited longer than an hour. Even for a scheduled appt. they are usually fairly fast to get. None of this waiting 2 months to get in.

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i went to the Hagemann and McLean practice and saw the female doctor there, Dr Warlimont. Her English was perfect and she was very lovely. and the cost was quite reasonable (the thing i went in about isn't covered by my private foreign insurance).

 

The reception staff were also very friendly, however they spoke german even though the website says they can speak english. then again, i was the one who started in german and i didn't ask them to switch (i can manage admin stuff auf deutsch...but not the medical chat with the doctor part..).

 

thanks for the recommendation, Moondancer.

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Hi, I have just moved here at the end of July and need to find a good English speaking gynecologist as well. I am hoping to find one near where I live in Konigstein im Taunus. Has anyone had any good experiences around here? Would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks!!

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Hi everyone... there are good recommendations for an OBGYN on this thread too:

http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=41446&st=0&gopid=2652102&#entry2652102

 

I can also highly recommend Dr. Michael Bielicki

Website here: http://www.gynprenat.de/en/index.htm (Also in English)

 

Location is central Frankfurt, Hauptwache.

 

Am Salzhaus 4

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (69) 297 99 87

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One more vote for Dr McLean! I have been going to Dr McLean for over 10 years now and during 2 pregnancies and can highly recommend him. I have also seen Dr Hagemann twice when Dr McLean has been out of the office and found him good too. I find their practice easy to get to with either the metro or the car. The metro stop is not far and with the car you can park at the ice-skating rink and just walk up, if you don't find a parking space closer.

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Hi

 

surfsunsand - I also second Dr Mclean, and you said that you had two children, can I ask which hosptial you went to to give birth? If you don't mind me asking.

 

I am due in summer and am on the lookout for a good hospital.

 

Many thanks.

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Have you even searched before you asked?

 

http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=86317

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I also have been going to Alistair McLean for quite a few years now, and through 2 pregnancies. I would highly recommend him.

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