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Hello, does anybody know any good/acceptable psychatrist in Bern who can speak some English? I just need prescription medication that I used to take in my home country, nothing else. (I do not need any psychologist, psychotherapist etc., just a doctor-specialist)
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Re: English speaking psychiatrist in Bern

Can you get a copy of the previous prescription, and show it to a Swiss doctor? Do you know the name of the active ingredient?

Any doctor here can write a prescription for any approved medication: you don't need a specialist doctor, you just need to convince the doctor you choose that you need the medication. Most doctors understand English, as most of our medical words are Latin based. .
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My primary care doc prescribes my psych meds, no problem.
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Hello, does anybody know any good/acceptable psychatrist in Bern who can speak some English? I just need prescription medication that I used to take in my home country, nothing else. (I do not need any psychologist, psychotherapist etc., just a doctor-specialist)
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It is highly unlikely any Doctor or pharmacy will give you strong drugs without at least seeing you and discussing your issues.

They may have a different take on your situation and may even come up with a long term selection
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It is highly unlikely any Doctor or pharmacy will give you strong drugs without at least seeing you and discussing your issues.

They may have a different take on your situation and may even come up with a long term selection
It's possible that the medication is a long-term solution. But if the OP has a regular physician, this is the place to start.
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It's possible that the medication is a long-term solution. But if the OP has a regular physician, this is the place to start.

Lots of things are possible, but as we know very little it is difficult to answer anything really.

I think we can safely assume she has no regular Doctor as i imagine not only would he be aware of the situation, he would have already perscribed something or given a name for her to go too.

There again, i maybe wrong, who knows....apart from the OP !
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Re: English speaking psychiatrist in Bern

This centre has some English-speakers, http://www.sollievo.net/ though I agree with Today only, that it is not very likely that a doctor would simply adopt the prescription idea of your former doctor, without discussing your situation with you.

Since you want only the prescription filled, in your shoes I'd first do the research (e.g. ask at a pharmacy) to be sure the medication you want really exists in the same form in Switzerland and, if not, ask the pharmacist to look up the closest equivalent. If the pharmacist will write it down or give you a print-out, so much the better. I mention this because I think taking this info (in Swiss documentation) along could perhaps lower the threshold for a new G.P. (general practitioner, "Hausarzt") or new psychiatrist, to simply prescribe. Alternatively, bringing along a letter or report from that former doctor might help, too.
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