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Choosing a family doctor

Hello,

my relative is insured by Assura and having panic attacks. There they told that you cannot choose a psychiatrist yourself and they only have a list of general practitioners. But very limited information about any of them, I dont have what I need - like working hours, detailed specialisation, etc. They also not providing any help in choosing a doctor.

So, my question is - how should we proceed that? We probably will need a psychiatrist and anxiolitic medication.

Thanks you for advice.
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Re: Choosing a family doctor

It means that your relative will probably need to see a GP, and the GP will need to refer him/her to a psychologist/psychiatrist for therapy and medication.
And going forward, you might consider whether or not you need to change your insurance or model for next year.

An any rate, many psychiatrists require referral from another doctor here.
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Re: Choosing a family doctor

And how to choose GP at first place? Does it matter who to choose? Anyone would do?
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Re: Choosing a family doctor

I would call a few and find one where the office staff and Dr. speaks English or your own language, that may not be so easy. After that it should be relatively easy to get a referral. The GP will know the specialists and help you find the right one to send your relative to. Because it is a mental issue, it would be important that there is not much of a language barrier.
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