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Paediatrician in Basel - any recommendations?

Does anyone have a great paediatrician in Basel that they recommend? We are looking for someone to take care of our 4 month old twins as we have just moved to Basel.

The main criterion we care about is quality of care. Location - Basel stadt or Allschwil. Language is not so important - german speaker or english would be fine.

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Re: Paediatrician in Basel - any recommendations?

We use Doctor Gordon in Clarastrasse - he has a good way with kids.

One thing: if you plan to use a doctor outside your canton of residence (Allschwil is Baselland) then you should check whether your Krankenkasse (health insurance) policy will allow it.

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Does anyone have a great paediatrician in Basel that they recommend? We are looking for someone to take care of our 4 month old twins as we have just moved to Basel.

The main criterion we care about is quality of care. Location - Basel stadt or Allschwil. Language is not so important - german speaker or english would be fine.

Thanks for your recommendations.

Natacha
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Re: Paediatrician in Basel - any recommendations?

we use Dr. Peter Gordon as well in claraplatz fro our 2 kids. He is in Clarastrasse 19 and his fone number is 061 681 6200. But he can be quite busy at times. For emergencies we usually get appointment same day.

Just for information: you can also dial 061 2611515 which is emergency center. So if your kid is sick during non working hours or on weekends they will find replacement or assisst you.
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Re: Paediatrician in Basel - any recommendations?

The number you listed is part of a service many Swiss children's hospitals offer: a 24 hour service line (which you have to pay for but nevertheless). The phone is answered by doctors and they all speak excellent English and of course are paediatricians, so they really know what they are talking about. They try to help over the phone and only if that's not possible, they will recommend for you to come to them. This service is NOT for life-threatening situations but if your doctor is away, night or weekends, and similar. so, if your child is unconscious, is having a seizure and you don't know what to do, or is not breathing you do NOT call them, but either the ambulance at 144 or the European Emergency number 112 (which btw works in all member countries of the EU and EFTA) - but be prepared that their English is not that good.

The advisory phone numbers of the different children's hospitals in Switzerland are:

Kinderspital Zürich - 24 hr advisory telephone at the caller’s expense 0900 266 711
Kinderspital Luzern - 24 hr advisory telephone at the caller’s expense 0900 554 774
Kinderspital Basel - 24 hr advisory telephone 061 261 15 15 (as in your post)

Service d'Accueil et d'Urgences Pédiatriques Genève 022 372 45 55
Centrale Téléphonique des Médecins de Garde (CTMG) (number of medical but non life-threatening emergencies for adults, children and dental problems) 0848 133 133
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