changes in office hours
26.-27.05.2022 – public holiday – Ascension
03.06. – 06.06.2022 – public holiday – Whitsun
16. – 17.06.2022 – professional development
22.07. – 07.08.2022 vacation
Access to office-rooms
Due to the current infection numbers, we kindly ask all patients with acute signs of infection and the wish for a sick note (AU) to come to the practice only after being requested to do so or after consulting the doctor by phone with a negative rapid test updated on the day! If you cannot reach us by phone, please send us an email – we will contact you. Should this only be on the following day due to the high demand for telephone consultations, it will not affect your certificate of incapacity for work!
Irrespective of our own interest in protection against infections, the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (§35 paragraph 1) requires that “patients and their accompanying persons must wear an FFP2 mask in medical practices and other health care facilities” even after 01 April 2022!
Please observe this, otherwise we are legally obliged to ask such persons to leave the office.
For information: The catalogue of fines for punishing violations in the area of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) in conjunction with the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance in Berlin provides for a fine of 250 – 1000€ per person in these cases.
eAU and eRezept
According to the legal decision, the creation and transmission of sickness certificates to the health insurance as well as the issuing of prescriptions for medicines shall be carried out electrically and digitally (eAU and eRezept) as of 01.01.2022.
We have created all the necessary prerequisites for these applications. Due to updates that are not yet available and persistent technical problems on the part of the software providers, we are following the recommendation of the Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) and using the established paper procedure. The KBV assumes that the necessary processes and components for the eAU and the eRezept will be available nationwide by mid-2022 at the earliest.
Thank you for your understanding
Digital Practice – environment protection
Not only since fridays-for-future and the landmark judgement of the Federal Constitutional Court have we been aware of our individual actions and commitment to sustainability.
Since the beginning of our office, we have used digital and sustainable applications to protect the environment and have steadily expanded their use. This includes, for example, our exclusively digital storage of findings as well as digital medical history forms.
Printing is expensive and consumes natural resources. Wood is needed for the production of paper, petroleum for the production of printing ink, and toxic heavy metals are also needed for printing toner. Therefore, we would like to appeal to all our patients to limit printing to the really necessary findings. Not everything we print out every day is worth being printered out. We have to dispose of unneeded documents as data waste with extra costs.
Nowadays, many documents can be securely sent digitally and archived without paper.
From 2022, we will therefore discontinue the written retrieval of laboratory results. In future, your laboratory findings will be available to you as a download. We will store third-party reports sent by post for collection for 3 months and then dispose of them appropriately. The desired printout of results or reports will remain available, but will be charged with a fee of 0.5 € per page – as usual.
We thank you for your understanding and support of environmental protection!