English-speaking doctors in Frankfurt

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Hi,I can highly recommend:GynacologistDr Michael BielickiAm Salzhaus 460311 Frankfurt069 297 99 87Located in the center of town (Haupwache), he speaks perfect english, has all the latest equipments and is known as of the best gynacologist in Frankfurt.

 

Wish I had seen this post earlier.... my regular OBGYN referred me to Dr. Bielicki for the end of first trimester NT scan and he really is wonderful. As another poster stated, very calm, informative, asks the right questions... makes you feel very comfortable. Describes the procedure as he is going along. Not only is he an OBGYN, he is also specialist for prenatal screening.

 

Here's his website, great info (also in English) about their services and timeline for screenings during your pregnancy.

http://www.gynprenat.de/en/index.htm

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I have lived here in Germany for almost a year now and I have found this website extremely useful on a number of different topics. When I logged in and noticed this Forum I wanted to list my contact information as I am now licensed in Germany and practicing. I work with a myriad of musculoskeletal issues, previous injuries, compensated movement patterns and of course all acute and chronic pain issues. I practice a blended approach of traditional chiropractic work paired with muscle re-education and therapeutic reflex point work to restore balance to the system during the rehabilitation process.

 

American Chiropractic Physician:

Dr. Kerry A. Egan

Westend Chiropractic Praxis

Bettinastraße 62 60325 Frankfurt Am Main

Office phone: 069 90743774

 

I am also listed on the consulate website referenced in another post.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Docegan@gmail.com

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I'm always astounded at TTers wanting English speaking doctors/dentists or whatever. If you work, and/or live, in a foreign country isn't it sensible to get a basic knowledge of the language? Most medical practioners in the Frankfurt area speak English , admittedly at varying degrees, but the general view of thumb is to try German and they'll meet you halfway as some do like to try out and improve their English skills.

 

As to the level of medical competence, that's a matter of trial and error. Hopefully not too much error!

 

I was recently carted off from work in an ambulance with a suspected heart attack, and ended up in the CPU at the Bethanien. Although having an extremely competent level of German (I've lived here 25 years and have worked in the state civil service for 20 of them), all the staff, on finding out that I was British, started using English.

So where's the problem?

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There is quite a big difference between speaking a competent level of German and then also needing to know myriad medical terms. Misunderstandings can easily happen.

 

I once asked a stand-in pediatrician if he could explain something to me in English that I didn't quite understand and he rudely told me that expecting him to speak all of the different languages of his patients was impossible. So, he didn't tell me.

 

Yes, many Dr.s have had extensive English classes, but it doesn't mean that they are absolutely fluent, especially if they don't use it often. Finding a Dr. that speaks English makes many people feel at ease. My GYN is British, and though we can speak German, we just tend to switch to English. Why should I speak German to him if I don't have to?

 

Having spent time in hospitals here, it has been my experience that not everybody speaks English well enough to discuss patients' charts, wound care, a diagnosis, future operations, MRI's, and so on.

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When I see a medical practioner, I'm more interested in his/her medical, rather than language, skills. Most of the better doctors I've seen over here were foreign, and had German as a second language.In discussing treatment/diagnoses, most doctors keep their explanations simple anyway, as. like you said, not everbody knows specific medical terms.

 

With immigration there is a distinct communication problem. I know all about that in my line of work!

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I just visited a great doctor in Sachsenhausen, Dr. Najman - he speaks perfect English. Here is his website: http://www.arzt-sachsenhausen.de///de/ihr-hausarzt-und-internist-in-frankfurt.html

 

I didn't have an appointment; I walked-in and his receptionist and I communicated in English without a problem. I filled in the typical info for a new patient, and saw him within 25 minutes. He was very personable and open, which I always like in doctors as it makes me feel more comfortable communicating my issues with them. He called up a specialist friend of his and got me an appointment to see him about my specific issue the same day! Ran some of his own blood tests, gave me his card, told me he's always there for any issues I have and to come back and see him next week, no appointment necessary. I left his office and was seeing a specialist, thanks to Dr. Najman, within the next 45 minutes!

 

Highly recommended if you're searching for an English-speaking, friendly doc. And if you need a specialist, Dr. Najman seems to be able to get you into one almost immediately.

 

Great visit. I'll be seeing him again next week!

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The last reply to this thread dates from 2013, but I believe the main answer is still valid: Dr. Leo Nejman seems to be the favourite, and I understand why.

Yesterday I set up an appointment online from his website for a few days from now and, as they state on their website, I expected to receive a phone call today to confirm my appointment. I didn't get one, but since I was in the area today I thought I'd just drop by and ask them if they received it. The girl at the reception spoke english and I explained my situation to her. She asked me a couple of stuff normal from it being the first time, including my Krankenkasse card and then basically just told me I could sit and the doctor would call me shortly. I was quite surprised, since I just went there to confirm a future appointment, but ending up seeing the doctor shortly after was great for me, since I just wanted to order some routine tests.

Dr. Nejman was very nice and helpful, despite being quite straight to the point on the way he talked. We started off in german but then I asked to switch to english. Anyway, he was quite interested in how I found his practice. Naturally I told him he was highly recommended here in toytowngermany ;)

And yeah, it all went from there and it went very smoothly and tomorrow I'll be there to take some blood samples. So, if I have something to note from tomorrow I'll update my stance here, but otherwise I think I'll also recommend Dr. Nejman and his practice :)

 

 

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Drs Elgert and Hausen-Stamm on Goethestrasse speak English. I used Frau Dr Hausen-Stamm for a few years as the practice was near my work. I was back again recently and the service was as quick and efficient as expected, although now in German ;)

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Hi, like many of you before I also recommend Dr. Leo Najman at Schweizerstr. 5. My wife went to him some time ago and was very satisfied.

 

Also, I've heard that Dr. Hegner (Leerbachstrasse 62) was good - my friend went there to do some allergy tests and also to get a sick leave when he was ill, so he was satisfied too and recommended Dr. Hegner.

 

Since my wife and myself had some trouble finding an English speaking doctor here in Frankfurt (ideally we'd go to a doctor speaking Polish ;-), I've decided to collect and gather up-to-date information in one place, so if you have any news of new doctors or updates of the other ones from here, please drop me a note :)

 

Maybe someday it'll grow into a larger list, anyway if anyone is interested I'll gladly share :)

 

cheers

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Update: I've investigated some time and made my research, and I've been able to gather some information about English speaking doctors in Frankfurt. I've put it all together in one place and posted it online, hopefully this can help someone in the future looking for English speaking doctors in Frankfurt: http://www.frankfurt-doctors.de

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6 hours ago, slavko said:

Update: I've investigated some time and made my research, and I've been able to gather some information about English speaking doctors in Frankfurt. I've put it all together in one place and posted it online, hopefully this can help someone in the future looking for English speaking doctors in Frankfurt: http://www.frankfurt-doctors.de

 

 

Hi @slavko

 

thank you, it was very thoughtful and kind of you to have put the time and effort into that online listing. Unfortunately you should now take heed of these warnings.

 

Anyone publishing any form of written media or allowing public access to a website offering any form of service (including offering free information) in Germany is legally obliged to provide certain statutory information in the form of an Impressum/Imprint.

 

According to §5 of the Telemediengesetz any person failing to provide easily identifiable access to such information in full, whether by intent or neglect, is in breach of the law and may be liable to a fine of up to €50K !  TMG § 5 Allgemeine Informationspflichten - dejure.org

 

Do a TT search for the word Imprint and you'll find a few threads discussing the minimum requirements. There are templates available on the web - try google.de for Musterformat website Impressum

 

Since many people googling "Frankfurt doctors" may begin finding your website very soon I recommend you to take urgent action to add an Impressum so as to avoid the obvious risk of being reported.

 

In its current format your website may also put you at risk of being sued by any of the 1850+ other English-speaking doctors in Frankfurt* you have not listed, particularly because, by putting "Best english speaking doctors for expats in Frankfurt am Main, Germany" (without further explanation) below those 5-starred entries, it could be inferred you are suggesting that any other English-speaking doctors in FFM are 'not the best'.

 

*1858's the number of doctors shown when selecting Ort: Frankfurt am Main and Fremdsprache: Englisch in the official Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Hessen - Arztsuche doctor search tool. Of course, that includes doctors practising about 40 - 50 specialisms. btw you can select doctors with Fremdsprache: Polnisch or any of ca 40 other languages too.

 

All the best

2B

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On 15.02.2017, 06:50:55, 2B_orNot2B said:

Anyone publishing any form of written media or allowing public access to a website offering any form of service (including offering free information) in Germany is legally obliged to provide certain statutory information in the form of an Impressum/Imprint.

 

Hi @2B_orNot2B

 

Thanks for your feedback, I've read more about this Impressum stuff and updated the information on the site just to be on the safe side. I also hope this will not cause any more confusions the future :)

 

all the best,

Slawek

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I also recommend Dr. Leo Najman at Schweizerstr. 5, just been and very friendly and helpful. They all speak English also and seem to cater to a very international crowd.

 

 

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