Gynecologists and obstetricians in Berlin

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I wanted to further recommend Dr Himlar Geisler - I ws there for the first time today and found him very professional and friendly, and he really put me at ease. His english is perfect and the website can be readin English and you can book appointments online. They have appointments as early as 7am, so it's very convient with work.

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eschier, not sure if you're still looking, but Dr. Geisler just gave me to referal to a gynecological surgeon (looks like the string to my IUD was cut too short, and he can't remove it, so I have to go see this guy). His name is Dr. Daniel Karohl. The website says he speaks English and he does ambulatory surgeries regularly. I have no idea what/if any other kind of surgeries he does, and whether he's any good, but since no one has specifically replied to your post, I figured this was better than nothing.

 

http://www.frauenaerzte.de/danielkarohl

 

I'll post more about him after my appointment with him, and will try to remember to ask him about the kinds of surgeries he does.

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In regards to my above post, Dr. Karohl was very nice and friendly, and the surgical facility where he works was great. Virtually all the staff was very nice (the hygenist was a little on the rough side), and though not all spoke good English, they certainly tried. They were also very responsive to patients' needs, bringing them painkillers quickly when they asked for them. They have a recovery room for up to about 10 people, and there were between 1 and 4 nurses in the room at any given time. Dr. Karohl does ambulatory surgeries there - not sure if he does anything more complex. He came out to talk to me both before and after the procedure, which is not what I would've expected in the USA. His English is not as good as Dr. Geisler's, but he says it's ok as long as the person speaks slowly. I can't speak much for his surgical abilities, as mine was a relatively simple procedure. He's both a regular and a surgical gynecologist, so anyone needing this combination, like eschier above, may want to give him a shot.

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Thanks to melis (post dated 11 Jan 2009), I gave Frauen Vital (http://www.frauen-vital.de) a go, and am very pleased to have found a good gyno in the person of Nadine Hallemann - good English, matter-of-fact yet kind and very professional. The setup is also very professional - this has been the only medical practice I've been to in Berlin that has been so thorough in noting down my medical history. The clinic was busy - I had an appointment but waited about an hour before I saw the doctor; however, the waiting room was warm and comfortable. The clinic's in Mitte, near Checkpoint Charlie (Kochstr U-bhf). Thanks for the recommendation!

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Here is another recommendation for Dr Himlar Geisler. I went in today and although the girl infront of me by ten seconds had missed her appointment, thus cutting into mine (had booked noon appointment, wasn't seen til 12:30 which is slightly frustrating while going in our lunch break), it was well worth it. Apparently the wait is to expected - my friend who recommended him said she always had to wait even having an appointment.

 

But the exam room and facilities are better than I expected, it has a nice partitioning between desk and exam chair, as well as decent toilet facilities for those that have to do a urine sample. I had three different requests/ queries, to which each was addressed and dealt with. Dr. Geisler was nice, understanding (I was a bit of a nervous mess, I get the heebie geebies with male gynos), and utterly professional. He told me exactly what he was doing - not as in direct movements- but exactly what he doing for the examination, like this is to check that your ovaries and uterus is good etc, which put me at ease.

 

The secretary is pretty decent on the english front, but do try to speak some German with her and she turns alot nicer.

 

Overall it was A class service, bar the wait, and this practice is recommended. Oh, and the online booking system makes life ALOT easier.

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I've just returned from a Visit to Dr Geisler, the best english speaking male Gyno in the world :-) http://www.frauenaerzte.de/hilmargeisler (you can make your appointment online).

 

Further to my post mid year in 2009, we're now 21 weeks into expecting Baby #2 and would never dream of going to another doctor. I had visited several other English speaking gynos before seeing Dr Geisler and I have never looked back... he is truly the best. He saved me from breast cancer; I got pregnant naturally 3 times after years of trying (1 did not work out and he was very sensitive and supportive)... and he welcomes all my silly questions :-) Whenever he has any actual concerns he will refer you to a specialist (top notch referals to) so you really are in safe hands with him. His staff are fantastic too... they try hard with their English (and their English has improved a lot during the past few years)...

 

I also did not like the idea of a male gyno but he is so nice and relaxes you that you forget his gender. He is better than the female gynos I saw! Don't worry about the wait time... its totally worth it (and there is a FABULOUS cafe around the corner).. the reason he is busy is because every foreign woman in Berlin wants to see him and he kindly squeezes people in... he has patients from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Tanzania... etc etc etc seriously... SUCH a nice man and he gets results. One of the earlier posts here said that he seemed to be too relaxed about the diabeties issue... his style is to keep patients relaxed and at ease during their pregnancy and I have learned that this is VERY important and actually makes it one of his greatest assets. Relaxation is key.

 

Anyway.. Kudos to the best doctor ever... seriously I cannot say enough good things about Dr Geisler... he really is my favourite (and being the daughter of a Doctor I grew up despising visits to any Doctor.. Dr G converted me lol). Book now at: http://www.frauenaerzte.de/hilmargeisler and below I have included the rest of his details.

 

Brunnenstraße 26

10119 Berlin-Mitte

 

Telefon: 030/4490119

Internet: www.frauenarztterminberlin.de/

 

Sprechzeiten

Montag 09.00 - 12.00 16.00 - 20.00

Dienstag 09.00 - 13.00 -

Mittwoch 10.00 - 14.00 -

Donnerstag 07.00 - 11.00 16.00 - 20.00

Freitag 09.00 - 13.00 -

Samstag - -

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Hi Aussie_Berlin,

 

I second what you're saying.. Dr. Geisler is also my doctor and I find him to be AMAZING! He's taking care of me during my pregnancy.. I visited a female gyn prior to him, and had an awful experience, so I also feel sooo lucky to have him as my doctor.

He's the best!

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I can second the warning given by klitscheey regarding Dr. Beckmann. I would under no circumstances recommend this doctor. I have had four appointments with Dr. Beckmann since last August to address the same problem - a recurring yeast infection and urinary tract infections. Every appointment has been an unpleasant experience, and the problems persist. As I have always experienced getting antibiotics for UTIs to be routine, I was surprised after my first appointment that she was at a loss as to what to prescribe after I mentioned my allergy to Sulfa drugs. She fuddled around on the computer for ten minutes researching an alternative. I was already questioning her competence at this point. I scheduled a follow-up appointment several weeks later, as I still had intolerable pain. She acted extremely annoyed to see me again and had absolutely no interest in hearing my symptoms. After I gave a urine sample in the office, she told me I did not have a UTI and she would not prescribe me anything. After an unbearable conversation, during which I tried to convince her that I really was in pain and would appreciate it if she would look for a diagnosis, she agreed to send the urine to an outside lab and told me the appointment was over. A week later I got a prescription in the mail - the lab had detected that I did indeed have a UTI. The yeast infections are a whole other story. They have been recurring since my first appointment, but Dr. Beckmann has never offered me different treatment options, despite my insistence that the medication has not had a lasting effect. This morning, I went in for my fourth (and now final) appointment. Again with the yeast. After waiting an hour and a half, and seeing the waiting room empty twice during my waiting time, I asked the receptionist when I could expect to see the doctor. I said I was a bit confused, as I had witnessed patients who walked in 45 minutes after me called in by Dr. Beckmann. The receptionist told me it was normal to wait, and that I would just have to wait longer. I left.

 

Forgive me for adding all of the details about my health issues - but my overall point is that I think most other doctors would at least attempt to address what in my opinion are straight-forward and common problems for women. I found Dr. Beckmann to be highly unprofessional and apathetic, even aggressive at times. Her English is not adequate, and based on my experience, it does not surprise me at all to hear the story about how she told a patient to go home because she didn't feel like seeing her that day.

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Hey yall - have made an appointment with Dr. Geislar thanks to his snazzy online calendar. I kept getting error messages on the form until I removed all the apostrophes from the message I had written, i.e "I am" instead of "I'm" etc but then it went through and I got a confirmation email - just in case anyone else is running into that problem.

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I just made an appointment with Dr. Meckie http://www.geburtshilfe-berlin.com/ I was able to do this via email; I received a reply from them within 24 hrs.

 

I'll post back later this week after my appointment with opinions!

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Thanks to this thread, I went to Dr. Geisler. He's sooo much better than my old doctor. He actually listened to my concerns!

 

I looked at their online calendar on Wednesday evening and made my appointment for Thursday afternoon. Although I told him at the beginning that my regular doctor was just on vacation, he still spent about 30 minutes on me. He's out of my way compared to my other doctor, but I'm definitely going to Dr. Geisler from now on.

 

In case you don't feel like looking for the link on previous pages: http://www.frauen-arzt-berlin.de/

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Hello,

 

I'm looking for an English Speaking general practitioner and gynecologist in Charlottenburg. Ideally in the area of Adnauer Platz or Richard Wagner Platz.

 

Would appreciate any input.

 

Thanks!

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Hi!

This is a page where you can look for doctors based on area of knowledge, location and spoken languages

 

http://www.aerzte-berlin.de/_php/therapie30/fach.php3

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Thank you so much Aussie Berlin and all the others who recommended Dr. Geisler!

 

Just moved to Berlin about a month ago and today I found out that I'm pregnant after 7 months trying! :D

 

I am really fussy with doctors too and am scared about the whole thing, but your posts were really encouraging and now I cannot wait for my first appointment! Will book asap!

 

MASSIVE thanks!!

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This female doctor/gynecologist is BRILLIANT!

 

Rating: 5 stars

 

Has excellent command of English language (has lived in NY)

Is compassionate, caring, sensitive and has a warm disposition

Has a good sense of humour and smiles (what a bonus!) :)

 

She provided a thorough, yet relaxed one hour consultation; explained everything clearly and assisted with further referrals.

 

Dr. Jennifer Puhlemann

Women's Doctor & Gynecologist

Yorckstrasse 71

Kreuzberg

(U: Mehringdamm)

 

Ph: 030 7850006

www.yorckfrauen.aerzte-berlin.de

 

Appointments need to be made 6-8 weeks in advance.

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You people seem in the know - I'm from the UK and on the contraceptive injection. It's due ASAP (the 15th is 12 weeks since I last got it and I need it before then)*, so what I need is somewhere that doesn't have a waiting list!

I have the box - last time I had it in the UK I explained the situation to my doctor, so she gave me the box the injection came in so I could be sure I was getting the same here...

I'm in Friedrichshain, and need someone who speaks English (I speak a little German but not enough for any technical medical words auf Deutsch!), but wondered, since I know what I need and it's a one off (well, I'll need another while I'm in Berlin but not for another 3 months...), would I need a gyno or just a normal doctor? (If the latter, then I just need an english speaking doctor in f'shain without a waiting list...)

I'm aware it's going to cost me around €35 for the injection, but I'd like to avoid any other costs if possible - I don't need an examination or anything, for example, if thats going to cost me - as I just can't afford it...

 

*I know it seems I've left it late, but my old workmate who also spoke little german recommended me somewhere so thought I was fine, but went there to make an appointment today and they seem to 1) not speak english and 2) not be taking any more patients, so, am at a loss.

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Hi,

 

I used this website to find a gynecologist, so I thought I should provide some input in return.

 

I went to Frauen vital (http://www.tcm-fuer-frauen.de/, Markgrafenstraße 20, Berlin) and saw a Dr. Natascha Wihstutz. She speaks great English and is a very competent doctor.

 

The only downside is that they offered a lot of extra tests for extra money after I became pregnant, and it was hard for me to decided if I needed them or not - I ended up paying around an extra 100 euros a month for these tests (which I still don't think were essential). At every appointment I was presented with a list of these "extra tests".

 

Coming from England, I am used to the NHS, where everything is free and no extras are offered. Pehaps if you are used to private health care you are better at deciding what you need and what you don't.

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