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Old 26.06.2006, 23:00
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English speaking doctor in Basel

Hi all...

Would any of you in the Basel area be able to suggest a GP (family doctor) that speaks English well and is (preferably) female? I have been to one already, who comes highly suggested by many, but she's not for me.

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Old 30.06.2006, 13:09
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Re: Doctor in Basel

Maybe there is one on that list (if Beat or Lynley is a woman's name?); this is the US embassy list for Basel.

http://bern.usembassy.gov/basel2.html
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Old 29.08.2006, 17:44
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http://www.isbpa.ch/dos.htm

Directory of services provided by parents association of international school (basel). Includes doctors, dentists etc!
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Re: Doctor in Basel

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Directory of services provided by parents association of international school (basel). Includes doctors, dentists etc!
That's a great resource! Thanks! (bookmarking it)
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Re: Doctor in Basel

Hi Evilshell, when I lived in Basel (3 years) I used Dr. Blatti +41-61-602-0420. She speaks perfect english, and as far as I know, everyone who goes to her really likes her.

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Re: Doctor in Basel

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Hi Evilshell, when I lived in Basel (3 years) I used Dr. Blatti +41-61-602-0420. She speaks perfect english, and as far as I know, everyone who goes to her really likes her.
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English speaking DR in Basel

Anybody know of any?

And if so, where?

Also, how much is it likely to set me back going for a health matter to a doctor?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: English speaking DR in Basel

I've just made an appointment with Dr. Blatti as recommended by laifu above, the address is Rauracherstrasse, 44. The girl who answered seemed very friendly on the phone and spoke English.
I have got AXA insurance out here, I think without any kind of medical insurance it can be pricey.
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Re: English speaking DR in Basel

I've visited quite a few doctors in Binningen/Oberwil area. Without exception, they've spoken English, mostly fluently.
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Re: Doctor in Basel

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Directory of services provided by parents association of international school (basel). Includes doctors, dentists etc!

Just in case anyone else does a search for doctors here in Basel, I want to point out that this link is apparently "dead."


Meanwhile, I've been investigating the offerings of this link: http://www.doctor.ch/general-practice/


As I've decided to select my own doctor, I'm curious how others have gone about selecting theirs? I used to have very few choices of doctor in the US, limited to those which accepted my insurance. Here I feel a bit overwhelmed.

I'm thinking I want to call and find out if certain ones are accepting new patients and then going in to "meet" them... sort of like interviewing (them) for the job. Am I being odd about this?
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Re: Doctor in Basel

Hi,

Can you let me know where this doctor locate. Its urgent pls.

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Old 29.06.2011, 14:30
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Re: Doctor in Basel

If something is urgent, there is now a walk-in clinic near the Basel main station. It is very good and useful for busy professionals too.

http://www.medix-toujours.ch/home-en
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If something is urgent, there is now a walk-in clinic near the Basel main station. It is very good and useful for busy professionals too.

http://www.medix-toujours.ch/home-en
Do you know if standard medical insurance covers this? (Assuming one can use any GP)
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Re: English speaking doctor in Basel

I've got a list of English speaking Dr's that are located in Basel and around the Basel area. Currently, I don't have a GP, but if you are in need of a list of English Speaking Dr.'s I can give you the names of all of them, just can't give you a review of if one is better than the other.

As far as the other dr's go, pediatrician, etc... I used the list, went to the first consultation visit and if I felt a good vibe I stayed with the dr., it's proven pretty effective and there has only been once or twice I had to leave the dr because they 'just weren't for me'.

Good luck and let me know, it's a long list so if you have a specific area that you are wanting to know about, do let me know and I can minimize the list a bit for you.
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If something is urgent, there is now a walk-in clinic near the Basel main station. It is very good and useful for busy professionals too.

http://www.medix-toujours.ch/home-en
About time, glad they've finally done this!

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Do you know if standard medical insurance covers this? (Assuming one can use any GP)
I used the one in Zurich, and I was able to claim back with my health insurance (this was in 2003, though).

ETA: The website says they're covered.
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Old 29.06.2011, 16:46
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Do you know if standard medical insurance covers this? (Assuming one can use any GP)
http://www.medix-toujours.ch/consultation/

"The medical services of mediX toujours are covered by all Swiss health and accident insurances. "
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Re: English speaking doctor in Basel

Just bumping to say I visited the walk-in centre near SBB today, as a result of this thread. My knee's playing up, and as I have an 11km walk with my new class next week, I didn't fancy 'Miss was helicoptered off a mountain' to define the new term

Receptionist coped with my halting German, though didn't switch to English (I neither asked nor expected). The doctor insisted on speaking English though so I understood everything. Very comprehensive examination, recommendations required no further payment. Felt thoroughly examined and explained to.

Upshot: I can walk up the hill but not down it. Think I'll be teaching from a mountain hut next term! (awkward conversations in new job)
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