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Dear all,

I am looking for an English speaking GP in Zürich.
I have an anxiety disorder and I find doctors visits very stressful, so I am looking for a doctor who is good at making patients feel at ease.
Any recommendations would be really appreciated.

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Alexandra
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Old 23.01.2021, 13:21
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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

Hi Alexandra,

I'm sorry that I don't know of any doctors to suggest, but may I ask if you have ever tried taking magnesium supplements for your anxiety? I have found that they help mine immensely.

Magnesium deficiencies are extremely common, and anxiety is one of the more common side effects of magnesium deficiency. I can feel a huge difference in my stress and anxiety levels when I take it.

https://www.grassrootshealth.net/blo...us-vitamin-b6/
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Hi Alexandra,

I'm sorry that I don't know of any doctors to suggest, but may I ask if you have ever tried taking magnesium supplements for your anxiety? I have found that they help mine immensely.

Is there anything that you _don't_ try to cure with magnesium supplements? Have you thought perhaps that there may be an element of placebo effect in your faith in them?
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D3 defficiency, I think.
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Is there anything that you _don't_ try to cure with magnesium supplements? Have you thought perhaps that there may be an element of placebo effect in your faith in them?
Maybe you should take some time to do some research before so eagerly and aggressively displaying your ignorance.

The Role of Magnesium in Neurological Disorders
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6024559/

Magnesium deficiency induces anxiety and HPA axis dysregulation: Modulation by therapeutic drug treatment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...28390811003054

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...nal-chill-pill

Therapeutic Uses of Magnesium
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p157.html

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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

Thank you for your replies.
Does anyone know about a good Dr, though?
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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

Not Zürich but nearby, Dr Ibrahim at Monvia Wallisellen.
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I always eat my excess motorcycle parts to avoid magnesium deficiency!

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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

I suffer a little from anxiety (also take some supplements that help a lot , and had some alternative therapy - but won't go into that here). I have seen two different female doctors at the medical centre in sihlcity shoppingmall. The reception staff all speak English and are very nice so maybe tell them your concerns and they could help you make an appointment with an appropriate doctor.
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I always eat my excess motorcycle parts to avoid magnesium deficiency!

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For the OP it's quite difficult for any to really advise you. I might find a doctor caring and compassionate, but you might well not. Over the years, I have a few doctors I've warmed to, and a few that - while they were competent - I found to be perhaps a bit too impersonal. I think you have to try until you find the right one.
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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

I have a compassionate doctor, but to be honest, to find a doctor here who takes new patients isn't easy.
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I have a compassionate doctor, but to be honest, to find a doctor here who takes new patients isn't easy.
That doesn´t help OP much as OP is in Zurich.
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Dear all,

I am looking for an English speaking GP in Zürich.
I have an anxiety disorder and I find doctors visits very stressful, so I am looking for a doctor who is good at making patients feel at ease.
Any recommendations would be really appreciated.

Best wishes,
Alexandra
The vast majority of people who go into healthcare do so because they want to help people and this particularly so of people who choose to work in a GPs office. So try not to let your anxiety prevent you from seeking medical advice.

Any recommendations you get are going to be subjective, we all have our likes and dislikes. The only way you’re going to find the doctor you like is to give them a go. So try to pluck up the courage and give it a go, the chances of meeting a truly horrible person are very low.
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That doesn´t help OP much as OP is in Zurich.
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Any recommendations you get are going to be subjective, we all have our likes and dislikes. The only way you’re going to find the doctor you like is to give them a go.
I've recommended a dentist a few years ago and this was the last time I bothered to do that.
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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

There are huge differences in personal chemistry, and as has been said, what works for me may not work for you. However, don‘t worry too much about the English. When I was young, docs would speak their own languages to each other at national conferences so you got Q&As in German, French and sometimes Italian. These days, the language barrier is smaller when all concerned use English. Most doctors will speak it.

Here‘s what I would do: check out the GPs closest to you (easier if they have a website), call their offices, find out if they accept new patients and ask about English. You can find addresses on doctorfmh.ch or doktor.ch. I prefer the former since it only lists people with a title that means they‘ve done a decent amount of postgraduate training. Distance matters in emergencies and as you age. My GP is just a block away - and was I ever grateful for that when we all had strep throat!
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It's important to keep in mind that while most doctors can speak English, it's a different thing to expect them to practice medicine in English.
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Re: Compassionate Doctor in Zürich

Our doctor has a new practice and is taking patients but she is on maternity leave (her father is filling in who I have not met), whilst classically trained she also advises on complimentary therapies and English is not a problem.

https://en.medforbalance.ch/
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