Valsartan recall

Dear patients,
you have surely experienced that several product lines of Valsartan, a sufficient medicine against hypertension, are recalled from the market due to contamination.

In case you are affected and not able to obtain a replacement with pure Valsartan because of great demand, it can be switched to another medical compound. Please call in for advice.

Surgery closed on 29th June 2018

Our surgery is closed on Friday, 29th June 2018 for the quarterly accounting.
Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.
Cover during our closure by:

– Dr Heimberg Surgery, Nordseestraße 5, 26427 Neuharlingersiel, Tel. 04974 291

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

We will re-open on Monday, 2nd Juli 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

Surgery closure in April and May 2018

Our surgery is closed on Wednesday, 25th April due to training; on Monday, 30th April and Friday, 11th May 2018 for holiday.
Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:
– Dr Heimberg Surgery, Nordseestraße 5, 26427 Neuharlingersiel, Tel. 04974 291

Be aware: Due to the lack of your full records complicated administrative task and applications can not be dealed with by the covering practice.

Thank you for your understanding.

Surgery closed on 29th March 2018

Our surgery is closed on Thursday, 29th March 2018 for the quarterly accounting.

Please make sure, you order your referral forms and repeat prescriptions in time.

Cover during our closure by:
– Dr Heimberg Surgery, Nordseestraße 5, 26427 Neuharlingersiel, Tel. 04974 291

Be aware: Due to the lack of your full records complicated administrative task and applications can not be dealed with by the covering practice.

We will re-open on Tuesday, 3rd March 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

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 re-open 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