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Old 16.01.2011, 19:16
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English speaking doctor in Zurich/Ruti

I have been having this flu (burning throat, cough, fever, shivers, body ache, sweating while sleeping and then feeling cold from the wet clothes and all put together I am feeling miserable). Normally an aspirin and saline gargle and next morning I am fine, but it is now going to be the fifth day tomorrow and I am getting worried. So I want to see a doctor asap.

Can anyone recommend a doctor, preferably one who doesn't do too many tests first? Am I correct that unless I am dying I will be put on wait list and may get an appointment many days later? I remember reading one of DB's threads about some docs near Zurich HB who see you immediately; can't locate it now. I read my Swiss care insurance policy and I have to pay the first 300 CHF, anything over is taken by them.

As I write this I remember a colleague who went to Universitatspital in 2010 and Swisscare was not honored i.e. they said the two aren't in agreement or something like that.

Given all this info can someone please suggest with links what I must do tomorrow? If it is going to cost a 100 chf, I can simply pay and not bother with the formalities, but if it exceeds 300 I would rather go where my insurance works, even if it means searching (which currently I am not in a mood to do)...

Many thanks for any info.
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Old 16.01.2011, 19:19
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Re: English speaking doctor in Zurich/Ruti

If you have the bug that did the rounds in December (Swine Flu and / or Mycoplasma) then your excess will easily be exceeded with treatment costs.

I was off work for 4 weeks, briefly hospitalised, 3 Dr appointments etc and the bills are coming in now and have exceeded ChF 1000.

Also, your 300 excess , is it for the whole year or per case/incident ?

They may not have had a direct agreement with Swisscare, but your insurance should still re-imburse after you claim back from them...

Search the forum for English Doctors, the HB walk in surgery will pop up. As will Dr Angela Caddick by Stadelhoffen.
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Old 16.01.2011, 19:23
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Re: English speaking doctor in Zurich/Ruti

Is this the Thread you meant? - drop-in at Hauptbahnhof Zürich

Hope you get well soon, whatever you decide to do.
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I have been having this flu (burning throat, cough, fever, shivers, body ache, sweating while sleeping and then feeling cold from the wet clothes and all put together I am feeling miserable). Normally an aspirin and saline gargle and next morning I am fine, but it is now going to be the fifth day tomorrow and I am getting worried. So I want to see a doctor asap.

Can anyone recommend a doctor, preferably one who doesn't do too many tests first? Am I correct that unless I am dying I will be put on wait list and may get an appointment many days later? I remember reading one of DB's threads about some docs near Zurich HB who see you immediately; can't locate it now. I read my Swiss care insurance policy and I have to pay the first 300 CHF, anything over is taken by them.

As I write this I remember a colleague who went to Universitatspital in 2010 and Swisscare was not honored i.e. they said the two aren't in agreement or something like that.

Given all this info can someone please suggest with links what I must do tomorrow? If it is going to cost a 100 chf, I can simply pay and not bother with the formalities, but if it exceeds 300 I would rather go where my insurance works, even if it means searching (which currently I am not in a mood to do)...

Many thanks for any info.

Hi Niranjan,
I seem to have similar symptoms since the last 2 days.. And I went to the doctor the first day itself as I was worried what it could be (I normally dont fall sick often), the doc just gave me normal pain killers and paracetamol. He said if it continues for more than 3 days then I should see him again.
How are you now? I am sure totally fine as its almost 2 mnths now. Do you have any advise for me? As in what made you feel better or get well soon??

Thanks in advance!
Samy
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Old 09.03.2011, 15:41
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Hi Niranjan,
I seem to have similar symptoms since the last 2 days.. And I went to the doctor the first day itself as I was worried what it could be (I normally dont fall sick often), the doc just gave me normal pain killers and paracetamol. He said if it continues for more than 3 days then I should see him again.
How are you now? I am sure totally fine as its almost 2 mnths now. Do you have any advise for me? As in what made you feel better or get well soon??

Thanks in advance!
Samy
I went to Universitatspital on the 5th day, it peaked somewhere around the 10th day, then it was reeeally bad, nothing like anything I have experienced in my life. It took another 3-4 weeks to completely resolve. Although I only do mind-work and often from home, I couldn't do any work for a month. They did all possible tests, finally said it is a bad flu. I suffered the symptoms pretty bad, no real medication apart from a cough suppressant and paracetamol and drips. My last blood test was on 23 feb, they gave me a clean chit.

The procedure of going to the hospital was not as hard as I had thought, they straightaway directed me to Emergency and put me on drips

I can't say I am 100% fine even now, more like 95%, especially when I do aerobic stuff. However there was one silver lining: I coughed so badly that I had fairly intense pain in the chest/core muscles for over a month; I suppose it was a good workout because when I resumed climbing indoors after a month's break, I was climbing higher grades than where I had left.

Advise? I hope yours turns out to be a normal 2-4 days flu; if it becomes the long-drawn one like mine, sorry I don't know what can be done to help matters. You just have to trust your doc to know what he is doing.
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Old 09.03.2011, 15:48
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As I write this I remember a colleague who went to Universitatspital in 2010 and Swisscare was not honored i.e. they said the two aren't in agreement or something like that.
Nothing of that sort. Just that with Swisscare, you have to pay first and then claim reimbursement. Universitatspital collects a deposit of 300 CHf per visit, and refunds or send a bill for the balance later. You pay it and Swisscase refunds the part exceeding 300.
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