English or German speaking endocrinologist

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English or German speaking endocrinologist

Post by Eva » Mon 17 Apr 2017 12:16

Hello all,

I am in the process of moving to Cerbere (hurray!) and have recently been diagnosed with a thyroid problem. As all this hormone business can be tricky, I am now searching for a good endo to help me out.

Any recommendations? I would be very grateful!!

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Re: English or German speaking endocrinologist

Post by martyn94 » Mon 17 Apr 2017 14:01

Eva wrote:Hello all,

I am in the process of moving to Cerbere (hurray!) and have recently been diagnosed with a thyroid problem. As all this hormone business can be tricky, I am now searching for a good endo to help me out.

Any recommendations? I would be very grateful!!
If you don't get any recommendations, you can find them on the health-service website, ameli.fr. There seem to be 10 practicing in 66, half of them working out of a clinic in Cabestany : here

http://saint-roch.medipole-partenaires. ... terologie/

Someone there must have some English or German.

It's highly likely that some or all will charge more than the standard ("conventionné") fee. If you have a mutuelle, it might or might or might not cover the excess. You might or might not care if you have to pay extra. In any event, check before you buy.

Incidentally, they are "endocrinologues" in French, if you need to search for them.

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Post by EILEEN » Mon 17 Apr 2017 15:08

Eva, If you are registered with a GP , you can ask his/her advice on choosing one, or any other specialist.
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 17 Apr 2017 16:14

EILEEN wrote:Eva, If you are registered with a GP , you can ask his/her advice on choosing one, or any other specialist.
Yes of course. But I wonder how many have any real expertise in choosing endocrinologists, let alone those who speak English or German? They may have some idea who did or didn't thrive among their recent patients referred to particular specialists, but they can't easily judge how much better or worse they might have done under someone else. Not, admittedly, a very positive thing to say.

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Post by Owens88 » Tue 18 Apr 2017 01:57

Martyn

Nor can anybody on a forum. By definition we fora-dwellers* are likely to have less expertise and less access to knowledge than the professionals. Or did you have a subtext of cronyism amongst professionals? :)


*I treat advice on a forum as like asking in your local pub. Sometimes useful, sometimes humorous, usually well-meant.

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Post by martyn94 » Tue 18 Apr 2017 08:21

Owens88 wrote:Martyn

Nor can anybody on a forum. By definition we fora-dwellers* are likely to have less expertise and less access to knowledge than the professionals. Or did you have a subtext of cronyism amongst professionals? :)


*I treat advice on a forum as like asking in your local pub. Sometimes useful, sometimes humorous, usually well-meant.

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Of course you're right. I was suggesting the rather negative conclusion that you might do as well to forego a recommendation, and just ring up the clinic and ask if any of their people speak German or English.

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