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WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

I am looking for a paediatrician/pediatrician (or a family doctor who is comfortable with practicing children medicine) in Zurich AND who will put the health of my child BEFORE the interests of the insurance company.

If anybody can recommend such a medical doctor, please let us know.

Many thanks!
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Old 30.01.2013, 23:08
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

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who will put the health of my child BEFORE the interests of the insurance company.
How can one tell that? Do they print it on the door sign, or the business card or something?

I have a feeling you'd like to tell a story...better out than in, you're amongst friends
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Indeed! To be honest I have not met docs here who I have a feeling try to scam me to the benefit of the insurance.

Since for most models the 2 are independent, the docs normally don't give a toss

The opposite I have experienced many times:
-let me prescribe you x as it is available otc but then your insurance will pay
-go do the MRI today (20th of dec) then you will not be hit with franchise in Jan
- take medecine x vs y so it is your basic covering it and not your complementary (higher coverage)

What has happened to you to make you so wary?
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Well, the feeling has been that it is very difficult to find a caring doctor: I have come across at least 3 who are more interested on which holiday cruse or overseas holiday trip they are going to rather than being interested in advancing their knowledge of the progress of medical sciences and treatments. To be fair, doctors like the latter DO EXIST, but are rare find, hence my post :-).

As for the insurance vs health, we have experienced numerous occasions when the cheaper but less effective treatment would be applied (I do not mind cheap but effective treatment!).

But medicine is not an exact science, so lot of things can be hidden by that "non-exactness"!!!
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Did it take you so long to come up with this answer? Hope you found what you were looking for in the meantime
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Thank you Kri for your reply. Indeed! it just took me long to realise somebody had replied to my message. Thanks for all your advice though. Kind regards,
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Anyone prepared to make a recommendation?

In the witikon area, I would suggest dr belvedere. He's sharp but very organized, no messing around efficient and in our experience very knowledgeable. He trained at Zurich university, and is very clear about the inner workings of the system, and would certainly also have his opinions about who is the best specialist or surgeon if you needed one...


But I am looking for a good one on the Adliswil/sihlcity side, if anyone had recommendations, I don't mind someone smart and a bit brusque, if they can demonstrate that they really know their stuff. I object strongly to being given homeopathics or being told that it's just a matter of attitude....
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

There are a number of excellent paediatricians around (I only know them on the Thalwil side):

try Dr. Schenk or Dr. Schwank in Thalwil.

Just as a side note: whether someone is happy with their paediatrician depends a LOT on personalities: if they don't match, it will e difficult to feel comfortable. One might love a doctor, but someone else finds them useless.

In general, physicians, paediatricians included, are well trained here and you will find their interest ranges from very conventional medicine all the way across to very "alternative" medicine. But that's great, you just need to find one that suits you and your child.
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

We found Dr Charles Etterlin to be very good - have been going to him for the last 2 years and he has always made our 4 year old comfortable and given medication as and only when needed. He is based near Shilcity, ZH (near the shilcity tram stop). He speaks English which is a great plus.
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

We absolutely loved
Dr. Francis Levy
Löwenstrasse 42
8001 Zürich
044 716 10 16

He is also an allergist, which was a must for our daughter, and speaks English, as his wife is American.


If you need an excellent, warm and caring pedodontist (children's dentist), I highly recommend
http://www.cosmodent.ch/de/praxen/pr...immermann.html

Dr. May Zimmerman can make even the most nervous child, and parent, relax. She is wonderful!
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

We go to dr Bellorini. She's in Wollishofen (opposite the big coop), so definitely easy to get to from Adliswil.

We really like her. She really cares about the kids and takes her time. She shares her office with another dr, so when she's away, he usually takes over. Which means I dont have to go somewhere else every time she's on vacation.
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Thank you ALL for sharing you experiences.

Busy-bee, I agree they are all well qualified and that they have differences in the approach to treatment, but missing pneumonia following multiple visits was one of the issues that made me loose trust in a well-regarded paediatrician, hence my post.
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

Has anyone had any experiences to share with pediatrician Dr. Andrea Brack in Adliswil?
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Re: WANTED: an EXCELLENT and CARING pediatrician/paediatrician

No experience with the named doctor, but we love Dr. Sylvia Fintelmann at Medix Gruppenpraxis in Zurich Wipkingen. She's kind, caring, and speaks excellent English (and her staff speak English too). We got her name by PM from another EF member who moved away, so she's double endorsed!
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