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Old 20.07.2008, 18:38
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Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

I am looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area.

It seems like the doctors I have been in contact with are very outdated with their medical knowledge and I felt like this would be the best place to ask.
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I am looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area.

It seems like the doctors I have been in contact with are very outdated with their medical knowledge and I felt like this would be the best place to ask.

I don't know who you have been in contact with but try this clinic.
The website is only in German (I can't understand why there is no English version ) but the doctors speak English as do some of the receptionists and nurses. You will need an appointment to see a doctor but if you are just going to get a shot, such as the immunization against ticks (zecken in German) you can just walk in. If you need a specialist, they will refer you. The first time you visit you will need to give all your details including your health insurance provider, though you will likely be billed directly and you will need to submit the bill to your insurance company for reimbursement.

http://www.arbeitsmedizin.ch/
Gesundheitszentrum Baden


Kreuzweg 3
Areal ABB/Alstom
5400 Baden
Tel. 056 / 205 44 44
Fax 056 / 205 76 16

Öffnungszeiten (opening hours)
Montag bis Freitag 8.00 - 17.00 Uhr

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Old 20.07.2008, 22:42
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Re: Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

Wow ... if I knew about Baden Relocation a few years ago I would have definitely used you.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

Are there any special provisions made at the IFA Gesundheitzentrum if you work at Alstom or ABB?
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Are there any special provisions made at the IFA Gesundheitzentrum if you work at Alstom or ABB?
Supposedly you will get an appointment sooner. But some things do not require an appointment, for example, immunizations, which are given by the nurses/medical assistants.
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Re: Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

For being here for so long, Ive never actually have seen a doctor. I stockpile on medications when Im in Canada.

I need a prescription for medication, thats why I ask. Although, Im sorry if this is a very basic question, but I haven't a clue. Does the basic Swiss health coverage cover any part of the cost of medication or do you have to pay 100% for the medication?
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Re: Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

I would just like to take the time and post something positive for once. More often than not, posts on EF are about some negative quality about Switzerland and there are more than a fair share of complaints.

But I would like to say, that I had THE MOST pleasant experience seeing a doctor today. It was the first time I've done so in Switzerland.

a) I liked the fact that the appointment was more or less on time and there was no excessive waiting.

b) I liked the fact that the doctor took the time to explain things to me instead of just writing a prescription (which usually happens when I see my Canadian doctor).

c) I think if I had the choice between seeing a doctor in Canada versus Switzerland, I now would choose Switzerland.

Finally, I would highly recommend IFA.
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Re: Looking for a good English speaking doctor in the Baden, Wettingen, Endingen area

I wanted to add that recently IFA has added more doctors to the team. This was likely in response to the compaints insurance companies like Swica were receiving. Swica has a plan with IFA as your HMO but if you can't get an appointment, this is absurd. IFA told me to go to the emergency at the KSB. I reported all this to Swica. It costs them a lot more for me to be seen and treated at emergency and they weren't happy about that.

I also removed IFA as my HMO and opted for Telmed and I am really happy with this option.

The situation seems better now at IFA and there are many advantages in going to a clinic where there is a team of doctors, rather than a one person practice. The main advantage is your medical history is accessible to the entire team. I have drug allergies and as soon as anyone opens my file, they see this.
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