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NadyaOs 01.07.2020 11:34

Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
Hi everyone,

I tried searching for it but couldn't find anything in previous threads.

- When getting the basic health insurance they ask to assign a family doctor as soon as possible on the form on the website.
If I assign one now, is it possible to change later? (there's a list of doctors on Assura's website but obviously I don't know which one to choose).


- And on that note, can anyone recommend a good English speaking doctor in Lausanne?

Thanks in advance!

Belgianmum 01.07.2020 11:40

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
You can change whenever you want as long as the doctor figures on the approved list of doctors.

bowlie 01.07.2020 13:20

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
In 35 years Iíve only encountered 1 Doctor that claimed not to speak English, and I think he was telling a porky pie. Very common with doctors, regrettably less common with their support staff.

NadyaOs 01.07.2020 13:28

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
So any recommendations for a good one then?

bowlie 01.07.2020 13:31

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
Sorry, not for Lausanne. Nyon and Geneva.

Belgianmum 01.07.2020 13:41

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3195625)
In 35 years Iíve only encountered 1 Doctor that claimed not to speak English, and I think he was telling a porky pie. Very common with doctors, regrettably less common with their support staff.

There are quite a few doctors here who donít really speak English well enough to communicate with patients but we are less international than Lausanne or Geneva I guess.
It is pretty rare to come across a receptionist or practice assistant etc who speakers competent English here.

arimi 22.07.2020 18:34

Re: Family doctor scheme and an English speaking doctor in Lausanne
 
I would really recommend Dr. Dominique-Pierre Schneider in Lausanne.

He speaks perfect English, and more importantly, is very willing to speak English, especially if you request it. He's also very thorough, patient and has a good network in Lausanne in case he needs to refer you to other clinics/ hospitals for other medical services.

https://www.doktor.ch/doctor/schneid...06-doctor.html


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