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Primary care

As a primary care practice, we are the first point of contact for your health. Whether acute symptoms, chronic illnesses, sick notes or preventive health care. If necessary, we refer you to specialists we trust. Sick notes, wound care or surgery preparation and follow-up - we take care of you from start to finish.

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Corona (COVID-19)

As general practitioners, we are here for you during this difficult time. We test, vaccinate and look after your long-term health in relation to Corona.

Important: Please let us know on the phone or when booking online if you are showing symptoms. In this case, we do not ask you to come directly to the practice - we will contact you after booking the appointment with further information.

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Treatment of chronic patients

As general practitioners, we see ourselves as long-term companions in dealing with chronic diseases. In combination with disease management programs (DMP), we will find the best therapy and solution approach for you.

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Precaution & check-ups

Prevention is the best medicine. We support you in avoiding the occurrence of future illnesses or in detecting and treating them as early as possible. This way you can assess where you stand in terms of health.

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Certificates

Do you need a medical certificate? We can provide you with medical certificates for the following occasions:

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Laboratory, vitamins & Co

You don't always have to be sick to see your doctor - quite the opposite! In addition to treating acute symptoms, we offer a wide range of additional services to ensure that you feel healthy and well in the long term.  

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Other symptoms

Not all complaints are directly attributable to an underlying disease. We follow a holistic medical approach and take care that we find the best solution for your health complaints together.

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Vegan and vegetarian diet

Vegan and vegetarian diet

What nutrients can be missing from a vegan or vegetarian diet?

If you eat a vegetarian or vegan/plant-based diet, you will certainly ask yourself whether your body is sufficiently supplied. Depending on the respective diet, it is indeed necessary to pay attention to a sufficient supply of certain nutrients or to check them via blood values. With an unfavourable choice of food, a deficiency could easily occur, especially in the following values.

vitamin B12

Unfortunately, vitamin B12 is not found in plants in a form that can be used by humans and is therefore one of the critical nutrients in a vegan diet. Therefore, it is recommended to supplement vitamin B12 if you eat a vegan diet and avoid animal foods. The vitamin B12 level in the blood gives an orientation regarding our vitamin B12 status.
Holo-transcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12, i.e. the form that is actually effective in the body. This value is therefore a sensitive indicator of the extent to which you are currently supplied with vitamin B12.

Iron status

By abstaining from animal products, the body is deprived of an "easy" iron supplier. As it is more difficult for the body to utilise iron from plants, vegetarians and vegans can suffer from an iron deficiency if their food composition is not sufficiently balanced. By means of a small blood count, iron and ferritin we can get an idea of your iron status. We explain more about the iron balance here.

vitamin D

Our body can produce vitamin D itself when enough sunlight hits our skin. In the winter months, the production of vitamin D may be limited, so that your body may also be dependent on the supply "from the outside".

The vitamin D intake via the diet is actually lower in vegans and vegetarians than in mixed-foods people. However, since there are actually only a few foods rich in vitamin D (e.g. fatty fish such as salmon, eel, herring), these differences play a somewhat subordinate role for the vitamin D status. The decisive factor for the vitamin D level is therefore not the diet, but above all the latitude at which you live, your daily routine (time with sun exposure), the colour of your skin and whether you use supplements or not. The blood value 25-OH-D (25-hydroxyvitamin D serum concentration) gives us information about your supply status.

With an unbalanced selection of purely plant-based foods, a deficiency of vitamin B2, folic acid, iodine, zinc and selenium can also occur. Here one would discuss in the individual case whether a control is necessary.

What can I do myself?

Do you feel listless, tired, insufficiently efficient and do you see a connection with your diet? Do you feel uncertain about a sufficient supply of relevant nutrients through your diet?
Feel free to discuss your problem with our medical team. We will provide nutritional recommendations and schedule relevant lab tests to uncover any nutrient deficiencies.

Good to know: Currently, laboratory tests are only covered by the statutory health insurance if there is a specific medical indication and not as a preventive measure, e.g. in the case of a vegan or vegetarian diet without complaints.

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