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Stay healthy - go to the doctor now

With the question "Should I or should I not?" you are not alone. Many people are currently unsure whether and when to see their doctor. That is understandable, but unfounded. Instead of chewing cloves for days on a sore tooth and hoping for the best, in this case going to the dentist is the best decision. In this way your doctor can help you quickly and at the same time prevent possible complications.

Arrange new check-up appointments now

Many diseases can be treated particularly well if they are detected early. There are preventive examinations for this. For example, they should discover cardiovascular diseases and tumors that do not rest even in times of Corona. Even young adults can benefit from early detection: for example, take advantage of regular dental check-ups and skin cancer screening - and make an important contribution to your health.

Has one of your check-up appointments been canceled or did you even cancel it yourself? Then now is the right time to contact your doctor and make a new appointment.

Important: vaccination protection and preventive care for children

Many parents have also canceled vaccination appointments and U-examinations of their children in the past weeks and months. In the opinion of paediatricians, they should definitely be made up for. Right now, children need effective protection against measles, mumps, rubella and the like. Preventive medical checkups for children are there to identify and treat diseases and development deficits at an early stage.

Chronically ill? Talk to your doctor

If you have a chronic illness, regular medical examinations are particularly important in order to optimally control the illness and to act early if something changes. Have you not seen your doctor in a long time? Then call them now and decide together whether a visit to the practice is currently necessary. Perhaps your questions can also be clarified by telephone or possibly via video consultation. If you only need a follow-up recipe, you can have it sent to you. Some doctors also give the prescriptions directly to the pharmacy. Or you can use the first electronic prescription that is available to all insured persons throughout Germany, the so-called e-prescription Germany.

Clinics and practices are well prepared

Concerns about contracting the coronavirus at the doctor's are usually unfounded. In order to keep the risk of infection as low as possible, hospitals and medical practices have taken effective precautions. In most cases, this is how it works: Before you can enter a medical facility, log in by phone or via an intercom. When it's your turn, you can go in without meeting other patients.

All rooms are also thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis, and the practice staff wear protective clothing. Many practices also offer special consultation hours - for example for the chronically ill or for patients with infections - so that not so many people are there at the same time.

Clarify acute complaints quickly

Anyone who hesitates about acute symptoms is also putting their health at risk. Medical associations therefore advise: If in doubt, always call a doctor or dial the emergency number 112. The following symptoms in particular need to be clarified quickly:

  • Chest pain, especially if it occurs during exercise
  • Violent pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Strong allergic reaction

What about planned surgeries?

Operations that can be planned and that do not have to be carried out immediately are currently being postponed. The goal is to keep as many beds as possible in the intensive care units free for seriously ill corona patients. If you have already had an operation appointment that has now been canceled, you will certainly receive a call telling you when it is your turn, as soon as the situation has eased somewhat.