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Doctors, dentists.......

Posted: Wed 03 May 2006 13:28
by Kate
If you happen to know of an English speaking doctor, dentist, nurses..... - anyone in the 'caring' professions, please let me know and I will put them in our directory. This is a free service for those professions. For people who do not speak the language fluently, it does make a big difference, particularly when one is not well, to be able to deal with somebody who can communicate in English. Merci d'avance
Kate
PS If you can supply details (name, address, tel, e mail, speciality.... that would be particularly useful)

Posted: Wed 03 May 2006 14:59
by Roger O
Danish, English-speaking dentist:

Dr Steffen Gade
69 r Nationale
66200 Elne
tel: 04 68 22 20 30

Info supplied by
Erik Gundersen
http://www.villagecatalan.com

I haven't contacted him yet myself, but Danish people generally speak very good English and are also known for their efficiency and modernity!!

Posted: Wed 02 Aug 2006 21:06
by drwazz
I'm an English speaking GP, about to set up email based advice line.........i'll let you know further details

Posted: Wed 02 Aug 2006 21:19
by Kate
Will look forward to it
Keep in touch
Kate
PS You could do a medical section on our forum. Most of us have got piles, are menopausal and have got frozen shoulder!!!!

Posted: Wed 02 Aug 2006 23:08
by Marguerite & Steve
Kate I told you my problems where confidential

Image

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 08:45
by Roger O
I' not menopausal, nor do I have frozen shoulder - but I do admit to an occasional heartache!

PS I think I may change my avatar again soon - I'm not really the lone ranger-crusader type!

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 12:54
by sue and paul
Roger O wrote:I' not menopausal, nor do I have frozen shoulder - but I do admit to an occasional heartache!

PS I think I may change my avatar again soon - I'm not really the lone ranger-crusader type!

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Any chance you can tell us how. we have plenty of images/photos but all too big

Re: Doctors, dentists.......

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 13:00
by sue and paul
Kate wrote:If you happen to know of an English speaking doctor, dentist, nurses..... - anyone in the 'caring' professions, please let me know and I will put them in our directory. This is a free service for those professions. For people who do not speak the language fluently, it does make a big difference, particularly when one is not well, to be able to deal with somebody who can communicate in English. Merci d'avance
Kate
PS If you can supply details (name, address, tel, e mail, speciality.... that would be particularly useful)
Peyras and Villarem dentists are in Argeles, on the Carrefour estate, and have just moved into spanking new practice with super car park. Dr Villarem speaks some English.

Just like all dentists, he does it while you've got your mouth jammed full of metalwork!! :lol:

Also for those who need a new hip or similar, Dr Mouttet, Espace Mediterraneenne, Perpignan speaks good English. and does hips!!

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 13:02
by sue and paul
Also, the Irish lady at the Centre de radiologie on the Carrefour estate in Argeles speaks English. Quelle surprise! :shock:

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 13:56
by john
I hope you do not mind me asking this question,Sue and Paul,but when Dr Mouttet did Pauls hip,how did the finances work(particularly as you had only just arrived here)?Was it a cash job,paid for by insurance(Fr or GB),or sorted by the GB NHS,via the CPAM?

Purely for info,you understand.I hope I'll not be needing him (or any of his colleagues)some time soon,but forewarned is forearmed (or should I say forehipped...ha ha ha).

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 14:10
by sue and paul
john wrote:I hope you do not mind me asking this question,Sue and Paul,but when Dr Mouttet did Pauls hip,how did the finances work(particularly as you had only just arrived here)?Was it a cash job,paid for by insurance(Fr or GB),or sorted by the GB NHS,via the CPAM?

Purely for info,you understand.I hope I'll not be needing him (or any of his colleagues)some time soon,but forewarned is forearmed (or should I say forehipped...ha ha ha).
It's OK to ask. We have burrowed our way into CPAM/Perpignan's darkest tunnels, got our Carte Vitale sorted out, got a Mutuelle (SwissLife), a GP, a dentist, a hernia surgeon (Paul, not Sue!) and a bank account!!! So far repayments are coming in. There was no upfront payment for the hernia op, Dr Devaux, Medipole (a bit of English, very nice young man). The hip(h)op is in October, but Swisslife say just tell them a month in advance of the date, and they will do the necessary with CPAM, who seem to say the same thing - they even have us on their system as being Swisslife customers. One can only hope for the best. Oh, and we have also got out European Health Cards, for when we visit the UK. Some of our success is down to initial advice on this forum, so give yourselves a pat on the back!! Franchement, I'm amazed at how far we have got, we only moved here in April, as you know! :D Sue

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 14:19
by Marguerite & Steve
Hi Both....How are you adjusting to French life?

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 14:26
by Roger O
For Sue and Paul - and anyone else who needs to know:
OK - here's how to shrink your photos

You must have Microsoft Photodraw to be able to do it this way.

- display the photo you want
- click on it using the right mouse button
- click on open with (or ouvrir avec if you have the French version as I do)
- click on file (or fichier)
- click on save for (or enregistrer pour)
- click on on the web (or sur le web) then next (suivant)
- click on as miniature (comme miniature) then next (suivant)
you will now be presented with 3 miniatures of your picture at different densities
- normally, click on the central one of the 3 then next (suivant)
you will now be presented with a panel showing the characteristics of the picture you will save
a) if it is within the max limits described in the profile
- click save (enregistrer)
b) if it is not within the max limits described in the profile click on back (précédent), then repeat as in a) above after clicking on the right one of the 3 pictures
you will be presented with a panel with my pictures (mes images)
scroll until you find the registry you want to file it under, then click on save (enregistrer)

You can now go back to the profile and get your picture from the hard disk as described in the instruction there.

Hope this is OK - happy shrinking!!

(VH if you want to transfer this to another new thread with Sue and Paul's question above, no problem!)

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 15:03
by sue and paul
Marguerite & Steve wrote:Hi Both....How are you adjusting to French life?
We're doing v nicely thanks. There is a lot to do in/out of our house, and we're natural-born sloths. But as the garden won't wait, and we need to impress our many visitors, we're getting on with it nicely. Mr "volet" came this morning to quote us for new shutters all round - we may go silent if taken by shock in the next 48 hours - devis-promise-time! :shock:

We did already know the area before buying, but have a lot to learn and find out. Paul wants to learn French, but as I've not managed to teach him any in my 33 odd years since qualifying/ marrying him, I think we need outside help. Any offers. He doesn't do grammar! :? Sue

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 15:23
by Roger O
From early September you could try the Association France/Grande Bretagne - Pyrénées Orientales - see under Meeting Ground.

I shall probably receive the programme for this autumn in the next weeks.

However, perhaps it's a bit far to come to Perpignan just for that??

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 15:44
by Marguerite & Steve
Sue...Steve my hubby started his french with Michel Thomas CD's and has progressed very well and at the moment doing an Open University course and speaks good French (compared to me) and now doing written french.

I must admit I haven't got the willpower like him but I have started on the CD's and I am finding them very good and easy to follow, may be worth a try before joining in on any lessons in a group, altho this will be useful as you progress further.


Good Luck.
Marguerite

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 15:49
by Marguerite & Steve
Roger I have Windows XP where will I find Microsoft photodraw?
I have tried on many occasions to give ourselves a Avatar but size has stopped me.

Thanks

Posted: Thu 03 Aug 2006 20:10
by Roger O
Marguerite & Steve wrote:Roger I have Windows XP where will I find Microsoft photodraw?
I have tried on many occasions to give ourselves a Avatar but size has stopped me.

Thanks
Should be in the "back office" thingy with excel, word, powerpoint, front page, publisher etc. This was standard with windows ME - but I think most XP versions except the professional ones may cater only for multimedia and not have the back office stuff.

If you click on startup then programmes and it's not listed then you would have to get it from somewhere. Alterntively, if you have photoshop or some other photo manipulative software it may have the same capability - but I wouldn't know about that.. sorry

Maybe VH could shift all this into another thread called "Things you can do with Bill"? ... unless one is callked Lewinsky, of course!!

Posted: Fri 04 Aug 2006 21:08
by mpprh
Hi

sorry to go back to the original question !

Kate and moderators should read this : http://the-languedoc-page.com/phpBB2/vi ... ht=dentist

I haven't followed it up. I've had similar questions before over the years.

Anyone know more ?

Peter

Posted: Fri 04 Aug 2006 22:04
by Kate
Have answered this question on Peter's forum at http://the-languedoc-page.com/phpBB2/vi ... ht=dentist

Posted: Sat 07 Apr 2007 19:23
by Kate
Great lady doctor if anyone is looking for one.
Dr Claire Haufman
16, ave de l’Espagne, 66400, Céret - Phone: 04 68 87 19 78

Thoroughly recommend her - lovely lady and excellent doc

Posted: Thu 24 May 2007 15:36
by dthurle
Dentist : Le boulou, 2 rue Emile Zola tel: 0468 83 15 85
Katarzyna Richard

Doctor : Ceret, Don't know the address, moved to the new building across from the tins parking. Walk a cross road up a few steps in between the 2 buildings having the bank to your left. walk down until you come to the 2nd door to your left.

Doctor Soloman : tel 0468 98 35 20

Both english speaking

Posted: Wed 15 Aug 2007 23:42
by Roger O
...there was a chap in the PO a couple of years ago...

There was a British guy (can't remember whether English or Scottish) standing in for our Dr Cachia in Le Soler two years ago.. never seen him since, though..

English speaking doctor in Thuir

Posted: Thu 16 Aug 2007 19:56
by Santiago
I have a French doctor in Thuir who speaks perfect English

His name is Dr Fabre
Hours
Mon 3-7
Tue 9-1 & 3-7
Wed 3-7
Friday 3-7
Saturday (maynot be him) 10-12

For some reason I can't find his phone number but if you know Thuir then he can be found by walking down the lane where there are two butchers at the end opposite each other - turn left and walk down the street that the Fish shop is located on and he is about 30 metres down on your left.

Unfortunately it is the waiting room scenario where you have to wait your turn and he appears very popular!

There is also another english speaking french doctor (Women) in Thuir but I have not been to her.

Posted: Thu 16 Aug 2007 21:00
by opas
Santiago, do you mean there is a lady English speaking doctor in the same practice as your one? as the place you describe sounds like the same building(glass fronted ) as my employer......she speaks excelent English, I do mean to ask if I can publicise her on here, maybe I will remember tomorrow.

Posted: Thu 16 Aug 2007 21:31
by Santiago
I think she is in a different practice in Thuir ie different building!

I have never meet the women you are talking about - maybe she does different hours to Dr Fabre (who my wife calls Dr Fab!) and she has a few times with our daughter.

Posted: Fri 17 Aug 2007 09:26
by john
Nearly all the "specialistes" I've had cause to encounter over the last year have spoken excellent English.

Not so,the generalistes. We visited the one Kate mentions in Ceret(Dr Haufmann) last week while ours was on hols,and she assured me she does NOT speak much English.

Posted: Fri 17 Aug 2007 12:50
by Robert Ferrieux
It would seem normal that patients should be able to express themselves in French rather than to expect a French doctor to consult in English. However, there's always a good French friend who will willingly accompany a forlorn British expat to the surgery. That's what I do, when the opportunity arises…
RF.

Posted: Fri 17 Aug 2007 13:30
by opas
I have asked today, marie prieu-sicart 8 bd Marceau Thuir. If you find the water fountain (if you come from the market place, up the little road past the pharmacy) you will see a fresh fish shop, , as you look at the fish shop , take the road it is on and turn left and follow it untill you find a glass fronted office........

She really does speak excelent English(even though she says she doesn't) I have discussed in depth my daughters very rare syndrome with her in English (i did not learn anything more than I had already done in French with my own medicin traitant) but it was nice to know that I hadn't missed anything in the translation!

I didn't realise that doctors are not allowed to advertise thir own services, she mentioned it today when I asked if I could put her name to the site, she said i could do it but SHE could not!

Posted: Fri 17 Aug 2007 14:11
by john
Robert Ferrieux wrote:It would seem normal that patients should be able to express themselves in French rather than to expect a French doctor to consult in English. …

RF.
I'd agree with you with regard to those of us who've chosen to live here,Robert.

The problem lies usually with tourists in the area who fall ill,and maybe are not as well versed and confident in French as those of us who are permanent.

I know my Doc in Ceret has had many visits this summer from Brit tourists,who've found him on this site.He's certainly not complaining as he makes a Euro or three pin money from these "extra" consultations.