Podiatrists in Berlin (foot doctors)

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Does anyone know of a good podiatrist in Berlin? My insurance will cover any doctor, so any information would be appreciated.

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Found a real nice guy in Wedding, speaks very good English (has family and friends in Champagne, IL) and only have visited once, so I cant attest to his medical abilities, but he is very friendly, very helpful, and easy to talk to. Seemed really thorough and spent all the time we needed to answer any questions. Staff was also very friendly, office was clean and modern.

 

Not just for podiatry, but for all sports related bone, muscle, tendon ailments. (I'm sure much much more)

(Facharzt für Chirurgie - Unfallartz - Unfallchirurgie)

 

Facharzt is German for specialist.

 

 

 

Dr. med. Ulrich Schneppenheim (we saw him)

Dr. med. Klaus Burghard

Transvaalstraße 11

13351 Berlin

Tel. 030 451 99 101, fax -103

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Well I'll be going to see this one in the not too distant future

 

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

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Bump. Any more recommendations for English-speaking podiatrists, especially in the Prenzlauer Berg/Freidrichshain/Kreuzberg areas? I've had a really bas experience with a terrible German-speaking podiatrist and wasn't able to question/explain/assert anything properly due to my limited German, so I'm really looking for a good recommendation for an English-speaking one, if one exists.

 

Wedding is a little far for me, it would be hard to find the time away from work. and I already wasted a lot of time going back-and-forth to HFZ-Berlin in Charlottenburg.

 

Has anyone else been to HFZ-Berlin? They are beyond useless, it's really quite amazing. I just need some simple off-the-shelf orthotics and have been seeing them for 2.5 months now and still don't have them, they've wasted literally dozens of hours of my time. Three times (seriously, this has actually happened three times) they called me and told me my orthotics were ready and asked me to come in, I arrive in time for my appointment, they make me wait for an hour, then when I get to see the guy (same guy each time) he looks at his computer and says 'oh, they aren't ready yet, we'll call you.' No apology or anything. On the third ocassion they also told me that I would have to pay 160EUR for them out of my own pocket (they had previously said 30). Not that I mind paying but increasing the price at the very end of the process like that seems out of order. Also twice they promised to send them to a Sanitatshaus in my neighborhood and said the Sanitatshaus would call when they arrived, and then I never received the call. And one time they gave me a prescription and told me I had to take it to Ballmer GEK in Mitte and get them to stamp it, they gave me bad directions so it took me about an hour of walking to find B-GEK, who took one look at it and said sure you can have the orthotics and the physio, you don't need us to stamp this. Then HFZ never did ask me for the stamp anyway. If by some miracle I ever did get the orthotics from these guys, I've got zero confidence that they'll be the right kind (the consultation they did with me was very brief and far from confidence-inspiring). that they're not someone else's orthotics or something.

 

(P.S. No one I've seen there speaks any English at all, apart from Dr. Klauser himself, but you'll only get to see him for a couple of minutes the first time and then will deal with other staff on each subsequent visit. I wouldn't normally mind this but it's not the place to go if you are specially looking for an English-speaking podiatrist.)

 

Just had to get that off my chest, sorry. Don't go to HFZ-Berlin!

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Bump! Any updates? I had an ingrown toenail and then had it removed by an American doctor, who didn't remove it completely and the root is growing back up into my skin. It's horribly painful (round two) and I know it's a pretty simple procedure - but I absolutely must find a doctor with English competence so I can explain the history and make sure I don't get a third ingrown! Or I'll just pay some punk in Xberg to chop the whole thing off.

 

Help a sista out!

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On 9/8/2016, 9:37:27, tgberlin said:

Bump! Any updates? I had an ingrown toenail and then had it removed by an American doctor, who didn't remove it completely and the root is growing back up into my skin. It's horribly painful (round two) and I know it's a pretty simple procedure - but I absolutely must find a doctor with English competence so I can explain the history and make sure I don't get a third ingrown! Or I'll just pay some punk in Xberg to chop the whole thing off.

 

Help a sista out!

 

Just don't go to a Med. Fußpflege place instead of a doctor like we did. The one we went to (5 stars on google plus) sniffed at my son's toe, said it smelled of lots and lots of bacteria, and then swiftly butchered it before I knew what was happening. It has cost him weeks of pain and immobility, and will probably cost weeks more. I have a specialist appointment with a Fußchirog on Thursday and if he is wonderful I will let you know right away. Good luck! I know (from watching my son, not first hand) how truly awful it is. 

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