Screening of abdominal aortic aneurysm

The abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is the enlargement of the lower part of the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest into the tummy. It is a rare condition and does not cause any obvious symptom in early stage. It can get bigger over time and can burst. This is a life-threatening condition. The statistics has shown that such emergencies arriving the hospital on weekdays have a better survival chance than those who are admitted on the weekend. This is amongst other factors likely due to a prompt surgical intervention.

The occurence of AAA increases with increasing age. Mostly between 65 and 70 years of age. Men (4 – 8% of men aged 65 and over) are five times more affected than women (0,5 – 1,5%).

From the 1st of January 2018 all men aged 65 and above are invited to take the screening examination by ultrasound scan of the abdomen. Please make your appointment in our surgery if interested.

An information of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance
Physicians (German language): Patienteninformation. Früherkennung: Bauchaortenaneurysma.

Surgery closure 22nd January – 2nd February 2018

Our surgery is closed from Monday, 22nd January to Friday, 2nd February 2018 for holidays.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.
Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Beyen, Bahnhofstr. 18, 26409 Wittmund – Burhafe,
Tel. 04973 253

We will reopen from Monday, 5th February 2018.
Thank you for your understanding.

Change of staff member

After a longstanding cooperation in our surgery Ms Frauke Evers, medical assistant, has taken up a new position in her home town last summer. We thank her for her support and friendliness of the past years.

Ms Anke de Vries who also has worked as medical assistant for many years in our surgery previously has taken up the vacancy since October. After three years of work in other field she now returns to us. We are very pleased to have her again.

Surgery opening hours between festive days

Our surgery is open on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday 28th December 2017 for urgent cases.

Opening hour: 9:00 – 12:00 hour

On 29th December 2017 we are closed for the quarterly billing procedure. For this day we are covered by

Dr Heimberg Surgery
Nordseestr. 5
26427 Neuharlingersiel
Tel 04974 291

Your surgery Team

Surgery closure 30th October 2017

Our surgery is closed on Monday, 30th October 2017 for holidays.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.
Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Hofdmann, Ärztehaus, Dohuser Weg 14, 26409 Wittmund,
Tel. 04462 923 4588

The Reformation Day, Tuesday, 31st October 2017, is a nationwide Bank Holiday this year.

We will reopen from Wednesday, 1st November 2017.
Thank you for your understanding.

Surgery closure from 29th September to 3rd October 2017

Our surgery is closed from Friday, 29th September to Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 for holidays.
Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:

– Praxis Dr Beyen, Bahnhofstr. 18, 26409 Wittmund – Burhafe,
Tel. 04973 253 007

– Dr von Olszewski Surgery, Dohuser Weg 14, 26409 Wittmund,
Tel. 04462 2046 390

We will reopen from Wednesday, 4th October 2017.
Thank you for your understanding.

Flu Jabs 2017 -18

It is time to prepare for the approaching winter: Flu jabs are now available in our surgery.
We vaccinate according to the recommendation of the German Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Vac­ci­na­tion (STIKO): Flu jab for patients above the age of 60 years and those with chronic disease.

Please make an appointment for the vaccination.