A warm welcome from your family physicians and heart specialists

A team of experienced medical professionals, led by specialists for internal medicine and cardiology Dr. Frank Beekman M.D. and Dr. Rainer Ruf M.D., welcomes you to our state-of-the-art doctor’s practice in Berlin- Friedrichshain. We are your contact for all general medical questions and in particular for questions about the health of your cardiovascular system. You can put your trust in our profound expertise, supported by up-to-date advanced technology and our focus on customer service. As primary care physicians and cardiologists, we are here for you.

Mission statement

For us as a team, a trusting doctor-patient relationship is an indispensible foundation for our work. That is why we take time for you, see you as a whole, individual person – not just a collection of symptoms – and place great importance on consultation. Every patient, regardless of descent, religion or social postion, can expect our 100% attention and care. Not until you not only feel you have received excellent medical care, but when you also feel comfortable, have we lived up to our mission statement...

Healthy air doesn't need open windows

You might be surprised that all windows in our practice rooms are closed - even in summer and during pandemic times. The reason lies in our special air conditioning system: It not only ensures pleasant temperatures, but also filters pollutants and pathogens such as viruses and bacteria from the practice air.mehr

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Change of office hours:

There will be no acute and appointment consultation hours on May 14th, 2021. Existing appointments for the allocation and return of devices remain in place. It is not possible to issue prescriptions and referrals on May 14, 2021.

 

Dear patients,

 

Due to the current vaccination issue, we have established the following rules for our practice:

1.) Prioritization of Astra Zeneca vaccine has been canceled, can I get vaccinated in your practice?

In Berlin, the prioritization of the vaccine was actually lifted for Astra Zeneca, but this does not mean that everyone in our practice can register for vaccination. For people over 60 years of age there is an unreserved recommendation for this vaccination, means all people over 60 years of age automatically qualify for vaccination with AstraZeneca without futher reasons.

People who do not meet these criteria are currently not vaccinated in our practice. Since the vaccination process is a very dynamic process, we advise all those who wish to be vaccinated to regularly check our homepage to see whether anything has changed in this regard.

2.) We have heard that vaccination doses are being discarded, so we would like to be put on a list to be vaccinated at short notice.

No dosage has been discarded in our practice since the start of the vaccination campaign. Also> 99% of the patients keep their appointment, so that there is very seldom a short-term move up. We keep a replacement list that already contains over 100 names, so we ask for your understanding that we are not currently adding any new patients to this list. It is more realistic that faster vaccination is possible due to the increase in the amount of vaccination available. Since the vaccination process is a very dynamic process, we advise all those who want to be vaccinated to regularly check our homepage to see whether anything has changed;

3.) I have a reason for vaccination (indication), a vaccination code, etc., how can I get vaccinated at your practice?

Before you contact us, we ask you to check whether you have a reason for vaccination according to the prioritization recommendation of the Berlin Senate or whether you belong to the group under point 1. The reason for the vaccination can be checked again here.

www.berlin.de/corona/impfen/corona-impfmanagement-1058166.php

We ask you then, preferably to use the appointment request on our website:

https://www.ambulantes-centrum-berlin.de/en/contact/appointment-request/

Here, in addition to the mandatory data, we ask you to enter your request for a vaccination against COVID19 under "Reason for your visit". Please also enter the reason for the vaccination. If you reject one of the vaccines, please mention it. For your information, at the moment vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine is possible at short notice for patients who qualify for it (see point 1).

4.) I already have a vaccination appointment and wanted to ask whether I can get vaccinated from you earlier?

Since there is a high logistical effort behind every vaccination appointment, we ask you to keep your vaccination appointment. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee an earlier date here.´

We hope that the above points will make communication a little easier for all of us. Please refrain from asking when you will be vaccinated or whether it can be accelerated! When you receive confirmation from us, you will be on a list and we will work through this according to urgency and the available vaccine. As stated in the media, the amount of vaccination available varies greatly and is only announced to us at very short notice. Reliable and future-oriented planning is therefore currently not possible due to the political situation.

The pandemic poses great challenges for all of us, we know this. Our team has to cope with all vaccinations in addition to the regular program, so you will help us and ultimately yourself if you carefully check the above information before contacting us.

 

Your ACB team