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ENGLISH-SPEAKING DOCTORS IN LEIPZIG

Help finding the right doctor who speaks your language

It is important to get medical care when you need it. But as a non-native German speaker, it can sometimes be difficult and intimidating to discuss important health issues in German. Finding doctors who can speak English or other languages is important. This page contains information that may be helpful, and a list of doctors who speak English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Persian and Albanian based on recommendations from our community.

KVS catalogue: The most comprehensive page for English-speaking doctors in Leipzig

In the state of Saxony, there is an organisation of doctors who provide care covered by the obligatory statutory health insurance: “Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Sachsen” (KVS; Eng: “Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Saxony”). They host a catalogue of doctors, therapists and other health care providers and include information on language skills. It is possible to search and filter for providers who speak English, Romanian and many other languages.

KVS search: https://frigg.kvs-sachsen.de/arztsuche/

How to include language in KVS search

Under “Zusatzangaben,” open the drop-down menu “Fremdsprache” and select the relevant language.

A screenshot of the KVS search and foreign language option.

If you struggle with the search interface being in German, you can use an automatic translation service like DeepL or Google Translate.

To see more about a specific healthcare provider, click “Detailansicht anzeigen” on the map for the doctor or the magnifying glass in the list of search results to see contact details and other information.

Advice on the phone at home

In case of an emergency, call 112. But if you are home and want medical advice in a non-emergency situation, you can call 116 117 and talk to a qualified professional (the service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week). The service is primarily provided in German, but you may be able to find an English speaker if you insist—especially if it’s between 9.00 and 17.00.

Doctor reviews

Before committing to a doctor, it can be useful to know other patients’ experiences. The most popular doctor reviewing platform is Jameda, a privately run website that makes it possible for patients to review doctors and other health care providers. The company is a private business and it is worth keeping in mind that doctors who pay for a “premium” package will appear higher in search results. Jameda is fully in German, so a Google Translate web browser plug-in or similar is necessary if you do not know German. 

There are Facebook groups etc where people personally recommend healthcare providers or ask for recommendations, such as Leipzig Expats.

Translation for medical settings

If you do need to go to a doctor who does not speak a language you understand, there aren’t many options. The clinic may ask that you bring a friend or family member to translate for you. If you feel comfortable, this option can work. But just because someone is bilingual in English and German does not necessarily mean they are a competent medical interpreter. Furthermore, since medical matters can be sensitive and intimate, it may not be ideal to have a family member or friend present.

There is a group of volunteers in Leipzig who can come with you to appointments for free and interpret: CoMedS; https://sturamed-leipzig.de/partner/comeds-2/ . Their email is comeds-leipzig@riseup.net.

The University Hospital in Leipzig provides many medical documents in other languages besides English. Getting a referral from your Hausartz (General Practitioner) can be a really good option. Besides the translated documents, they also have many young doctors who speak English.

—Hedvig Skirgård


LEIPGLO DOCTORS LIST

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: List of emergency services and numbers in Leipzig

This is a partial list of English-speaking doctors in Leipzig, compiled from personal recommendations by international people or from the doctors themselves reaching out. Please suggest additions to or removals from our list, based on your experience, by filling out the form at the end of this post or writing to contact@leipglo.com.

We would like it to gradually become as complete as possible, although we cannot take responsibility for the quality, actual language proficiency, availability or level of friendliness of the doctors or their staff.

We’ve included a few Arabic-speaking doctors, as well as French, Spanish, Dutch, Persian, and Albanian-speakers, also from international friends’ recommendations. If you know of doctors who speak any foreign languages (NOT ONLY ENGLISH), please send their contact information along.

A useful website to make doctor’s appointments is Doctolib. If you’re a student, Studentenwerk can help you find therapists and other medical professionals who speak your language.

Note: We do not currently get payment from doctors or websites to announce them here.


General Practitioners & Internal Medicine

Dr. Med. Hansjörg Rothe (kidney specialist), Dialysepraxis Leipzig, Käthe-Kollwitz-Strasse 16-18, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 2118787 >> Website

Dr. Matthias Nolopp, Tschaikowski Str. 2, 04105 Leipzig  >> PHONE: 0341 / 2122076 >>  Website

Dr. Med. Christian Brust, MVZ Polikum Südvorstadt, August-Bebel-Straße 69, first floor, 04275 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 30866650 >> Website

Dr. Peter Fenyves, Seehausener Str. 27, 04158 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 5213010 >> Website

Dr. Wolfram Mertz, Hausarztpraxis, Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 71 Hofgebäude, 04109 >> PHONE: 0341 / 97691500, 0341 / 97 69 15 09 >> Website

Dr. Hans-Detlev Stahl, Hausarztpraxis, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz 12, 6.OG, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341  / 35582000, 0341 / 1494835 >> Website

Dr. Detlef and Amrit Tutschkus, Papiermühl Str. 37, 04299 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 8621200, 0341 / 8617510 >> Website (Also palliative care, acupuncture, etc.)

Dr. Kakoli Anwar, Hohe Str. 30, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 23064880 >> Website

Dr. Thomas Steger, Bästlein Str. 6, 04347 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 2326251 >> Website

Dr. Meingard Staude, Nikolai Str. 47, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 99388100 >> Website

Dr. Jens Krautheim, Landsberger Str. 4, 04157 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341/ 9110505 >> Website

Dipl.-Med. Stephan Richter >> InterMed Praxiszentrum, Stieglitz Str. 87, 04229 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9260262 >> Website

Dipl.-Med. Lars Grummt >> Hausartpraxis Grummt >> Meusdorfer Str. 61, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3026636 >> Website

Dr Camilla Heinz >> Stephanstr. 4, 04103 Leipzig Zentrum-Südost >> PHONE: 0341/99 99 86 11 FAX: 0341/99 99 86 12 >> Website

Dr. Med. Ingo Dimos (diabetologist) & Dr. Med. Benchkovski >> Lützner Str. 164, 04179 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 4772331 >> Website


Gynecologists / Obstetricians

Dr. Imke Gerber, Wolf & Gerber Frauenpraxis, Floßplatz 35, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3913269 >> Website

Frauenarztpraxis Dr. Anke Großmann, Landsberger Str. 4, 04157 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 5830989 >> Website

Dr. Med. Silke Kohlhaw, Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 16-18, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9830090 >> Website

Dr. Anke Gehring, Diekau Str. 220, 04249 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 4291556 >> Website

Dr. Tom Kempe, Grimmaische Str. 16, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE:  0341 / 3912280 >> Website

Dr. Gabriele Schulz, Petersstr. 28, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 99858358 >> Website

Dr. Annette Dey-Hoffmann, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 153, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3918500 >> Website

Dr. Tarané Probst, Katharinenstr. 1-3, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 99856908 >> Website (Other foreign languages spoken: Dutch, Persian, French; check if they only take PRIVATE insurance)


Pediatricians

Kinderarztpraxis Dirk May, Rödelstraße 24, 04229 Leipzig >> PHONE: 341 / 6880219 >> Website

Dr. Andreas Kunze, Schenkendorfstraße 32, 04275 Leipzig >> PHONE:  0341/ 3068034 >> Website

Dr. Jürgen Grützmacher, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 59405200 >> Website

Dr. Skadi Springer, Policura-Ärztehaus at St. Elisabeth Hospital, Biedermannstraße 84, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 30824666 >> Website

Dipl.-Med. Stephan Richter, Stieglitzstraße 87, 04229 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9260262 >> Website


Midwives

Hebamme Luise Knopf, Hebammenpraxis Lebensraum, Könneritzstr. 39, 04229 Leipzig (also offers babywearing consultations) >> PHONE: 0178 30 36 822 >> EMAIL: hebammeluiseknopf@gmail.com

Evelyn Müller, Humboldtstr.13, 04105 Leipzig >>PHONE: 01577 609 7821 >> EMAIL:  hebamme.evelyn@mail.de >> Website

Manuela Tesch-Oprach, Mariannenstr. 26, 04315 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0171 / 8894668 >> Website

Alanna Mouhib, Kreuzstr. 4, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0177 / 7392816 >> EMAIL: alanna.mouhib@icloud.com >> Prenatal classes


Dentists

Zahnarztpraxis Stela Xhelili (German, English, Albanian), Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3938289 >> Website

Dr. Elisa Krafft, Oralchirurgie Leipzig Lindenau – Zahnarztpraxis Dr. Krafft, Rietschelstr. 27, 04177 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 4425468 >> Website

Dr. Peggy Berry, Käthe-Kollwitz-Str. 16-18, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 2110551 >> Website

Dentale ZKL, Prager Straße 4, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9136730 >> Website

Zahnarztpraxis Dr. Sascha Pieger, Philipp-Rosenthal-Str. 22, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 2219127 >> Website

Dr. Cathleen Schmidt, Zahnarztpraxis Mint Room, Riebeckstraße 65, 04317 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 24707455 >> Website

Dr. Theresa Dedio, Tschaikowski Str. 2, 04105 Leipzig  >> PHONE: 0341 / 99996630 >> Website

Dr. Susan Kuntze, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Str. 15 b, 04425 Taucha >> PHONE: 0342 /9834748 >> Website

Dr. Kareen Horn, Inselstr. 6, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 7024480 >> Website

Dr. Eyk Schiller, Defoestr. 24 d, 04159 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9119069 >> Website

ALSO: DENCIA Zahncenter has dentists who speak English, Arabic, Spanish and French.


Otolaryngologists – ear/throat/nose – HNO

Dr. Roland Marx, Lützowstraße 13, 2nd floor (entrance directly on Lützowstraße next to parking garage), 04155 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 5903707 >> Website

Kopfzentrum usually has doctors who speak English and other foreign languages.


Ophthalmologists

Dr. Eva Spies and Christian Theinert, Bornaische Str. 18, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3389271 >> Website

Dr. med. Maria Elisabeth Kühn, Johannispl. 1, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 59405250 >> Website

Dr. Elizabeth Scharfenberg, Delitzscher Straße 68, 04129 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 912 9020 >> Website

Dr. med. Frank Rohrwacher, Kickerlingsberg 26, 04155 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 5830825 >> Website

Augenoptik Truckenbrod GbR, Johannisplatz 19, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9602725 >> Website


Therapists

In person

Silvana Müller – psychotherapist –  Elsterstrasse 38, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0176 / 668 060 01 >> EMAIL: info@drsilvanamueller.de >> Website

Luca Mazzon (MSc; Italian, English, Spanish, German) – clinical and performance psychologist (Mitglied – BDP) – Private practice: Funkenburgstraße 9, 04105 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0162 / 7479994 >> Website

Robert Harper (English) – Body-Oriented Therapy – Zschochersche Straße 71, 04229 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0157 / 539 770 97 >> Website

Helene Könau (German, English, French) – Body Psychotherapy (HP-psych) – Hildebrandstraße 36, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0151 / 206 300 16 >> Website 

Dipl.-Psych. Daniela Foohs – Psychotherapist – Hinrichsenstraße 1, 04105 Leipzig (Hinterhaus entrance) >> PHONE: 0341 / 68411817, 0157 / 33943828 >> Website

Björn Bell – Psychotherapy (MSc) – Haydnstraße 1, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 01590 / 6726777 >> Website

Dr. Phil. Agnes Fabian, Otto-Schill-Straße 7, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9769345 >> Website

Stefano Massa (English, Italian) – Psychology (MSc) – Breitenfelder Str. 12, 04155 Leipzig  >>PHONE: 0157 / 71063450 >> Website

Lena Staudigl – Psychology (MSc) – August-Bebel-Str. 73, 04275 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0176 / 45666375 >> Website

Demetris Nicolaides – Psychology (MSc) – Hohe Str. 26, 04107 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0170 / 1885723 >> Website

Kopfzentrum – Praxis Südvorstadt, Fichte Str. 9, 04275 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3095420 >> Website

Nina Ketscher, MA, PPNE (Holistic Integrative Counselling) >> PHONE: 0176/31540581 >> EMAIL: nina@yoursoulspark.com

In person or online

Noémie Gmür (English, French), sex and relationships, hypnotherapist – Am Rande der Zukunft, Jordanstraße 2, 04177 Leipzig >> PHONE:  0157/54158641 >> Website

Online

Jessica Fayer, Master in Health (Portuguese, English) >> EMAIL: contato@jessicafayer.com >> Website

Dr. Lucy Tinning, The Garden Practice >> Website


Dermatologists

Dr. Kathrein Wichmann, Grimmaische Str. 16, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9802632 >> Website


Chiropractors

Timo Kaschel, Chiropractic Leipzig – Funkenburgstr. 19, 04105 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 4623034 >> Website

Yehina Sequeira (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish), ChiroFit Leipzig – Chopinstr. 23, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 01 76 51 88 53 55 >> Website


Veterinarians

Tierarztpraxis Kolonnadenviertel, Kolonnadenstr. 23, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9609974 >> Website

Dr. Christine Fabritius, Davidstr. 16, 04109 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 22287992 >> Website


ARABIC-SPEAKING DOCTORS

General Practitioners

Dipl.-Med Naser Taher, Zwickauer Str. 68, 04277 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 3017650 >> Website


Dentists

Dentale ZKL, Prager Straße 4, 04103 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9136730 >> Website

Mr. Mohammad Aljabal, Tschaikowski Str. 2, 04105 Leipzig  >> PHONE: 0341 / 2113335 >> Website


Otolaryngologists – ear/throat/nose – HNO

Dr. Elyas Nehme, Arabic and English, Kopfzentrum – Praxis Ostplatz, Oststraße 2, 04317 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 4128071 >> Website


Oncologists

Dr. Ali Aldaoud, Strümpell Str. 41, 04289 Leipzig >> PHONE: 0341 / 9616126 >> Website


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