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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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Laboratory, vitamins & Co.

Vitamin D check

Vitamin D check

What is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is actually a hormone that your body can produce itself using sunlight. For this, you should bathe your face, décolleté, arms and legs in the sun every day - in small doses for about 20-30 minutes. In a small amount it can also be absorbed through food, especially through certain types of fish.


What are the functions of vitamin D in the body?

Vitamin D is active in almost all cells of our body and influences cell metabolism. Vitamin D is crucial for the development and maintenance of bones throughout life and ensures that calcium from food can be well absorbed and incorporated into your bones. The muscles also benefit, because it supports your muscle performance and improves coordination.

Some studies have suggested that vitamin D may be important for cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of diabetes and some cancers, and boost the immune system. In other studies, however, these effects could not be proven.

How do I notice a vitamin D deficiency or overdose?

In the case of mild deficiency, the symptoms are very unspecific and only in the case of very severe vitamin D deficiency do typical symptoms such as muscle weakness and bone pain occur. Older people in particular are at risk of developing a deficiency, as vitamin D formation decreases over the years.

Are you rarely outdoors, do you usually cover your body completely or are you dark-skinned? Then the risk of developing a deficiency is increased. In general, there is a seasonal problem, because in November to February there is too little sunlight in Northern Europe to form sufficient vitamin D.

An overdose is only possible through an excessive intake of vitamin D preparations, which favours the formation of kidney stones or kidney calcification.


Have vitamin D levels determined at Avi Medical

If you would like to learn more about vitamin D, simply make an appointment at one of our Avi Medical practices and talk to our team of doctors. Here, you can decide together whether a vitamin D test makes sense for you.

Good to know: Currently, the laboratory determination is only covered by the statutory health insurance in the case of specific pre-existing conditions.

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