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Health Service Beijing Regional Medical Service. Medical facilities in Beijing PRC


1 Health Service Regional Doctor Service Beijing Medical Institutions in Beijing PR China Status: 12 / General Information This report should be known to all embassy employees and their relatives! In case of family medical emergencies, it makes sense to have this data at home too, so print it out and take it with you! In the appendix you will find the most important telephone numbers that you could use for medical emergencies, please separate this appendix and keep it in your papers! This report can also be made available to employees of the German School and other German organizations on site, please forward it to the GIZ office! It is not desirable to pass this information on to commercial users (e.g. insurance companies) or to post it on the Internet. The evaluation of the medical care structures by the regional doctor serves to demonstrate good, adequate medical care in the event of illnesses, injuries and life-threatening emergencies of posted employees and local staff of the Foreign Office, but also of German, European and other posted foreigners as well as tourists in Beijing and beyond to ensure the employer's ability to provide information. The evaluation is limited to medical facilities in Beijing. For information on the general living situation of the posted employees, the embassy report on living conditions is available on the intranet as well as the constantly updated travel and safety information on the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office. The medical infrastructure in Beijing is not bad, there are good hospitals for international patients as well as outpatient meds for the Chinese population. Care is assured, also for international patients, there are several modern, well-equipped clinics available. The medical training of the Chinese colleagues is difficult for the outsider to evaluate. For this reason, posted employees should continue to seek help in their home countries with serious medical problems, not least because of language difficulties! Medical evacuations for emergencies, however, will only rarely be necessary! The image documentation does not claim to be a complete or representative representation of the facilities visited. 1

2 2. Medical care - doctors and medical facilities visited Outpatient and inpatient medical care: Status 12/2014 Regional doctor service, Beijing Occupational medical care unit of the French and German clinic type Embassy Dr. Enno Winkler Internist, Tropical & Industrial Medicine - D Head of Dr. Marc Antoine General medicine, pediatric preventive examinations - F Telephone / 2144 mobile phone (Dr. Winkler) 60 Tianze Lu / Liangmaqiao Lu (F-Embassy entrance Cabinet Médical Franco address Allemand) Two doctors (D + F) Doctors / med. German MTA staff Two Chinese employees (assistants) Very decent practice with modern examination rooms in the basement of the F-Embassy Examination Laboratory certified in Germany for standard laboratory tests Vaccines and drugs from Germany (not approved in China) On-call via the D-Embassy on-call phone EKG, stress EKG, laboratory (see above), ultrasound diagnostics 24h blood pressure measurement; Long-term ECG; Spirometry Hygiene Very good - Very decent doctor's office (like your family doctor). - The French and the German embassy doctor (regional doctor) - work here. - Embassy staff as well as members of the EU community can be examined and treated here. For legal reasons, the Chinese have remarks - no access to practice. - Treatments are only carried out after prior registration - The regional doctor is very often on business trips, so that the practice is then - not always manned. - Imported vaccines from Germany are available. French Embassy Entrance to Cabinet - Franco Allemand 2

3 Entrance to our lock Reception Pei and QiMan Qi, regional doctor, Claudia Schubert, Pei Wang Claudia in the laboratory boss at the desk 3

4 Status: December 2014 Elite Dental Clinic Dr. Arnulf-Reimar Metzmacher Clinic type Large, private dental clinic Head, head Prof. Lin Ye - Oral and maxillofacial surgery -. (was from the University of Cologne) employee Dr. Anulf-Reimar Metzmacher has worked here in the practice since 2003 2 full-time Chinese dentists - 2 speak English. Other orthodontists also come employees Other dentists who work at Beijing universities come, e.g. on weekends for private treatments. On the 1st floor, room 205 Boya International Center Elite Dental Clinic Address No. 1 Li Ze Zhong Yi Road Chaoyang District Telephone, mobile phone + (86) / www Attractive, modern entrance, reception, tidy waiting room. 9 modern treatment chairs - state of the art - dental x-ray systems, panoramic x-rays (all digital). All dental treatments are carried out. Small dental laboratory. Specialty dental implants (approx. Implants / year). Children's dental therapies (no general anesthesia!), Orthodontics. Equipment and There are 2 dental clinics on one floor, additional treatment treatments are carried out on weekends. Modern disinfection schemes (Melag autoclave and several cleaning baths). UV irradiation of the practice rooms at night. Decent dental laboratory with 2 technicians. Porcelain crowns can also be printed (3-D printer) (via the university dental clinic). Dental assistants are trained (no apprenticeship or study in China). Attractive relaxation room (meeting room). Hygiene very good! Remarks Access to this very beautiful dental clinic is not that easy but possible, you may have to ask. It's worth it: a really modern, spacious dental practice, a generous welcome, very friendly staff. Dr. Metzmacher is a very pleasant colleague and makes an excellent professional impression. Here everything can be done dentally, for you and your children. At a high professional level and ---- in German. There are also good Chinese dentists here, they speak English, surely a good substitute for Dr. Butcher. Dental implants can also be used in the same quality as in Germany. The practice is highly recommended. 4th

5 High-rise building and entrance to the reception waiting area Price list Dr. Arnulf Metzmacher mod. Dentist chairs! 5

6 Single tooth x-ray Panorama x-ray system Dental laboratory, quiet room, meeting room Preventive examinations for children 6

7 As of August 2014 Beijing AIER INTECH Eye-Hospital Clinic type VIP service of a state hospital Ms. Natalie Tsui PR manager speaks excellent English! Contact person Dr. He ChunChun Medical Director of the International Clinic (fluent in English and French!) Address Panjiayuan Plaza; # 12 Panjiayuan Nanili; Chaoyang District Beijing (2nd and 5th floors) Phone + (86) ext. 539; (86) (Natalie) + (86) (Dr. He) mobile phone + (86) (Natalie) / www (Dr. He) Specialties Only ophthalmic medicine but all facets from accident to refractory laser surgery (grinding of the eye lens = replacement of glasses) Treatment outpatient and inpatient standby 24h / 7 days public hospital for higher earners! Diagnostics Laboratory Therapy Hygiene Remarks All modern devices are available, several slit lamps, refractiometers. Glaucoma diagnostics. Fluorescence angiography. Eye tests. Perimeter investigations. On the 2nd floor, the department for eye tests with prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Small laboratory for surgical preparation and hygiene controls (bacteriological smear tests) Refractory laser surgery (laser treatment room). Several different eye lasers (photo laser Pascal; Yag laser). Katherakt-Ops (approx / d.). Cornea transplants are possible very well Beijing's largest eye clinic. Public hospital with VIP service. Prepared for expats and wealthy Chinese too. About 20 doctors are employed, a total of about 200 employees. Dr. He, Medical Director, was in Nancy, France, for specialist training. She is fluent in French and English. All common ophthalmic examinations and treatments are carried out here, the device is modern, and the medical colleagues make a competent impression. Acute ophthalmic problems, simple eye tests with prescription of glasses are possible, even complicated treatments, including chronic eye diseases, are carried out at an internationally high level. Is definitely recommended for all eye problems! This clinic is internationally certified! A glasses shop is also available for modern glasses. 7th

8 Reception entrance on the 5th floor of Dr. He ChunChun reception and cash desk mod. Examination device mod. Examination procedure Waiting area 2nd floor Glasses fitting 8

9 As of September 2014 Yi Fang TCM Dr. Lan Di Rui Clinic Type Private TCM / Physiotherapy - Clinic Director Dr. Lan Di Rui Other employees There are other employees with different functions. There are assistants Dr. Lans, who continue his therapies in the same direction. Address 15 Zaoyingbeili - near Schindler's Food Center, room first floor, telephone, mobile phone + (86) (Dr. Lan) / www Several simple treatment rooms for TCM and physiotherapy. TCM ambience equipment Small, quiet, orderly practice in which holistic medicine, especially TCM, and treatment in combination with western medicine is operated. Many patients rave about the miracle doctor or Dr. Called Pain. Hygiene good! Access is not that easy at the large hotel entrance, you cannot see that this TCM / physiotherapy practice is on the 4th floor. Dr. Lan worked as an orthopedic surgeon for 6 years, he is a professor at the Beijing University of TCM and a lecturer at the Bio-Medical School in Switzerland, he speaks very good English. 6 assistants and some medical students work with him. Remarks Traditional physiotherapy consists of elements from massage practice, chiropractic and acupuncture. The holistic person is the focus. Attention - sometimes TCM approaches are difficult to understand for Western Europeans! A treatment lasts approx. 40 minutes. Tension caused by strenuous office work is also treated. Good English speaking, friendly doctor who holistically performs TCM in connection with Western medicine. It is particularly helpful with orthopedic problems. There are patients who really rave about it. Entrance on the 5th floor, 9th floor

10 Entrance to the high-rise complex, entrance on the 5th floor, reception! Employee Sissy and Dr. Lan simple therapy room Dr. Lan at work TCM treatment method TCM ambience 10

11 As of September 2014 Practice for physiotherapy Clinic type Private physiotherapy practice for selected patients Head Mr. Danny Maresch - Wunderwald Gelber Würfel Address 49 Liangmaqiao Lu Apt Telephone mobile phone + (86) / www Equipment and neat little practice in the living rooms. Treatment Intended as a sideline in emergencies. Neighborhood help ?? Hygiene good! Mr. Maresch is a physiotherapist trained in Germany. He has worked in various departments in several hospitals in Berlin (orthopedics, pediatric medicine, gynecology, geriatrics and internal medicine). In 2006 he was in charge of the Sri Lankan Olympic national team, he also has remarks in sports medicine. He has been running this small, personal practice at various international posts since 2005. Proper, German physiotherapist with great professional experience! Danny Maresch-Wunderwald his practice 11

12 As of September 2014 Adler-Kliniken GmbH Type of clinic Private doctor's practice Head of Dr. Michaela Heinke Specialist in general medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, psychotherapy Other employees Dr. Weibke Weimer Pediatrician Since 2008 Specialist in paediatrics specializing in child neurology Contact Ms. Ning Mail: Address Sanlitun Dongsanjie Beijing, Chaoyang District Telephone + (86) Mobile phone + (86) (appointments) / www Equipment and treatment Hygiene Comments I have not visited this clinic ! 12

13 As of September 2014 International SOS; Beijing Clinic Clinic type Elegant private clinic with some German-speaking doctors / specialists Contact person Ms. Gundula Strittmatter - Client Liason Executive (is German) Clin. Director Dr. Kyoko Morishita General Practitioner (speaks German) Address Suite 105; Wing 1 Kunsha Building 16 Xinyuanli, Choayang District Emergency care around the clock Telephone +86 (0) Appointments mobile phone + (86) (Gundula Strittmatter) / www Dr. Pieter Kersemaker's Dutch general practitioner speaks great German! Tel; // Mail: Dr. Emanuel Luttersdorfer Austrian general practitioner, tropical and occupational medicine; Tel; Mob .: Mail: Other doctors, Dr. Bettina Janz German general practitioner med. Personnel Dr. Beata Morys German gynecologist (from January 2015) Ms. Birgitt Sommer German physiotherapist Tel // Mail: Dr. Frederic Potie French emergency doctor, head of the air ambulance service Tel:; Mob .: Mail: General medicine (several doctors trained in Europe or the USA, also speaking German); Gynecology Dr. Alejandra Mora (Spanish); Pediatrics Dr. Thi Lan Fellay (French); Orthopedics; Internal Medicine Dr. Michael Couturie (USA); Emergency medicine (including ambulance!); simple x-ray; TCM; Dentistry; Optometrist Ms. Nicola Sabokbbar (speaks German). Specialties Large travel medicine center (Medical Assistance) around the clock with several doctors including Dr. Annemarie Buch, a German emergency doctor, works here. Int. SOS has information about the med. Infrastructure in many major cities in China. The colleagues here also provide 1. Help with language problems on the phone !! Equipment room for med. Teams carrying out evacuations. Ordinary clinic pharmacy with imported (western) medicines !! Outpatient medicine and travel medicine only. Dentistry. Some German speaking doctors / med. Staff. Treatment near the German embassy. Designed for rescue medicine. Take 1st aid courses! 24h / 7 days very nice private clinic with a focus on emergency medical readiness. Some German speaking doctors or paramed. Employee! Conventional X-ray, dental X-ray system, panoramic X-ray telemedicine diagnostics to Holland possible Laboratory Tidy, small laboratory with laboratory machines. Antibody examinations X-rays possible, rapid tests (flu). No microbiology. Emergencies - 6 examination boxes for emergency patients. A monitoring bed for med. Observation for up to 24 hours. An ambulance vehicle is available, an aircraft for med. Evacuations (alarm time approx. 4-6 hours) The med. Evacuation teams are equipped with modern emergency therapy equipment! Dentist 3 doctors and 3 treatment chairs (1 French dentist). Implants are also made. Great physiotherapy with 2 German therapists !! Some German-speaking general practitioners and others med. Skilled workers! Hygiene very good! 13th

14 Very attractive private clinic! 8 doctors work here. Emergency medicine around the clock Medical Assistance for patients throughout China. Medical evacuations There are 5 SOS clinics in China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing and 2 x in Tianjin - Tianjin and Tianjin TEDA). Comments International-SOS in Beijing has some competent (and very nice), German-speaking general practitioners and physiotherapists. The clinic is conveniently located to the German Embassy and to some residential areas of the embassy staff. Emergency medicine is one of the main focuses of the clinic, they are well equipped and have technically competent staff. Medical assistance (for members) throughout China (but also worldwide) is possible, several Chinese doctors provide competent med. Centers all over China, if the patient does not speak Chinese enough, there is language assistance! International SOS is one of the most expensive med. Facilities for expats in Beijing, but the fees are covered by most German private health insurances! (Members of the German Embassy receive a discount, they pay like SOS insured persons). Potie, Dr. Morishita, Ms. Schubert, Dr. Kersemakers 14

15 Dr. Karabo Mongae Emergency Doctor (ZA) Emergency Equipment Airplane SOS Ambulance Examination Bed Ultrasound Device Clinic Pharmacy Dentist Dr. Pierre Roux Levrat conventional X-ray unit Panoramic dental x-ray Dispatcher room Med. Assistance! 15th

16 As of: September 2014 Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Clinic type Elegant private hospital with 6 branches (doctor's offices) in Beijing Clinics / hospitals also in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Wuxi Contact person Ms. Nassrin Afnan Corporate Relations speaks excellent English! Chief Physician Dr. Masoud Afnan Gynecologist, Obstetrician (UK specialization) Address # 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District Beijing + (86) (Nassrin) Phone + (86) / 7018/7000 (Dr. M. Afnan) + (86) (Hospital - for Emergencies; also the ambulance!) (24h Service Center) mobile phone / www Other clinics in Beijing United Family Shunyi Cinic and Dental Clinic Pinnacle Plaza, Unit 806, Yuyang Road // Tel. +86 (10) United Family CBD Clinic (here also some specialists) - Vantone Center, Suite 3017, 6 Chaowai Street // Tel. +86 (10) United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center 21 Jiaanguomen Dalje; B1 The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel // Tel. +86 (10) Other European doctors + med. Human Specialties Treatment United Family Liangma Clinic - Dr.Reinhard Krippner German internist, tropical medicine specialist; Ex-regional doctor of the German Embassy 2nd floor Grand Summit, 19 Dongfang East Road // Tel. +86 (10) Mail: Chinese and European specialists work here, approx. 120 full-time doctors. Many Chinese specialists have received their specialist training in the USA or Europe or have worked there (often for several years). Dr. Reinhard Krippner - see above Dr. Tsangsey Chow (general surgeon) - Belgian (speaks German) Dr. Jean Pierre Dhenin (General Practitioner) - French Dr. Christian Lemm (General Practitioner) - German Dr. Dalice Marriott (Gyn., Obstetrics) - American (speaks D.) Dr. Hakim Omaren (pathologist) - Swiss (speaks D.) Dr. Martin Springer (emergency doctor) - American (speaks D.) Dr. Jianxin Zhang (orthopedic surgeon) - Chinese (speaks D.) All medical specialties are represented (17 medical departments). In the BUF-Hospital and also in the other, external practices, general medicine is of course also offered, the rooms are very attractive, everything is hygienically sparkling clean! In the hospital, emergencies can also be taken care of, a children's consultation hour for emergencies is set up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a department for integrative medicine, where TCM and Western medicine methods are used together. Pregnant women are cared for at a high professional level, normal deliveries can be carried out well here! Outpatient and inpatient in the BUF hospital (in Jiagtai Lu) Outpatient in the above-mentioned satellites, there are also some specialists who can be consulted! On call 24h / 7 days very nice, clean private hospital with many specialist departments and some German doctors see above! 16

17 Diagnostics Laboratory X-ray = imaging examinations Therapy Very decent laboratory with modern laboratory computers for blood chemistry, blood cell counters, antibody diagnostics. External quality controls are carried out 3 to 4 times a year (own information). Blood chemistry tests are carried out from approx. 100 blood samples and blood counts from approx. Automatic urine test readers. It maintains its own blood bank, and the blood supplies come from a central government agency. Very modern X-ray machines e.g. Magnetic Resonance Tomography (GE 1.5 Tesla); modern CT (Siemens - 64 slices). Contrast agent examinations are also possible (auto-injector) mammography device. Cardiac catheter laboratory so far only a few examinations are carried out per month (approx. 3 4). Renowned Chinese cardiologists work here (Dr. Hu Dayi, Dr. Ren Wenlin, Dr. Bai Shuling). Bypass operations and heart valve replacements have not yet been performed, a license has been applied for and trial operations have taken place. Pediatrics 6 neat, modern examination rooms. Maternity ward Pregnancy care, delivery and post-delivery care are an important part of UFH's business. Very nice and functional circuit rooms. The UFB prides itself on having the lowest number of caesarean deliveries in Beijing (approx. 33%), which would also correspond to German figures. Approx. 150 deliveries are carried out per month (!!) Large pharmacy. Here, certified med. Chinese production but also imported medication from Europe are sold, and prescriptions from the German-French practice are redeemed. Emergency room with a separate entrance and driveway for the ambulance. 15 examination boxes (with negative pressure!), Patient stretcher. Modern equipment. Not only real med. Emergencies treated but also normal illnesses outside of office hours. There would be 6 mod. Operating theaters, I haven't seen any! Endoscopies would be done. Dentistry several modern treatment rooms. Dentists who have been trained or trained abroad (USA, Canada). There are dental hygienists and dentists who specialize in children, and orthodontics (braces) are offered. All dental med. Procedures including implantology are done. Very well trained dentists, English and French are spoken. Hospital beds 120 very modern beds in single rooms, 70 beds are occupied. Everything necessary for the monitoring device is available here. The stations are around 3 years old, and Chinese and European cooking is done. Station for integrative therapy here, Far Eastern and Western medicine is combined for certain clinical pictures. Hygiene very good! The hospital is ISO standard certified! 17 medical departments are represented by their own doctors; specialists still come to the hospital by the hour as consultants. A total of around 120 doctors work in Beijing United. Many doctors received training or further training abroad. Actually all illnesses can be treated here, only severe trauma and burns are given to other (Chinese) hospitals. Very attractive private hospital with first-class hotel flair! Good dental department, good family medicine Dr. Reinhard Krippner. 17th

18 The gynecological and obstetric department is very nice and could also be used by expat women. Many German women give birth here, luxurious service is offered, and there is good pediatric care for small children. High-risk pregnancies should rather be carried out outside the host country, e.g. give birth in Germany. A word about child vaccinations as in other large private clinics in Beijing there are no modern multiple vaccines like in Europe! Child vaccinations should preferably be done at home! There is a trustworthy emergency admission station. The Liangma Clinic has just been modernized and enlarged near the German School and the Kempinski Hotel. This is Dr. R. Krippner active see above In the Shunyi Cinic, Dr. Ch. Lemm, a German general practitioner. Generous reception reception station triage room 18

19 Conventional X-ray (digital) Modern CT (64 slices) Mod. MRT (1.5 Tesla) Emergency rescue trolleys in the corridors Intensive care unit with mod. Equipment patient corridor, single room with balcony 19

20 As of August 2014 Oasis International Hospital Clinic type Elegant private hospital Contact person Alessandra V. de Azambuja (Brazilian) PR manager speaks excellent English! Chief Physician Dr. Edward Stanford Gynecologist, Obstetrician Address Building C1, 9 Jiuxianqiao Bei Lu; Chaoyang District Beijing (emergency number for all of China) Telephone + (86) (Alessandra) + (86) (hospital - for emergencies; also the ambulance!) Mobile phone + (86) (Natalie) / www Dr. Guillaume Zagury French General Practitioner Tel; (mob.) // Mail: Dr. Edward Stanford US gynecologist Tel // Mail: Dr. Jayne SJ Ziermann Head of Pediatrics, Allergy Specialist Tel / 03 // Mail: Dr. Frank Huang Chinese doctor for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Other doctors, Tel // Mail: med. Personnel Dr. Grace C. Lee chinese dentist, deputy Head of the Dental Department. Tel // Mail: Mr. Minghawk Li. Head of the Clinical Laboratory Tel // Mail: Ms. Cary Wu Head X-ray Assistant Tel // Mail: Ms. Lina Ma Head Pharmacist Tel // Mail: General Practice (several doctors trained in Europe or the USA) Ronald Williams, Dr. Guillaume Zagury); Gynecology; Pediatrics; Surgery; Internal disciplines medicine; Emergency medicine (including ambulance!); X-rays (including CT and MRI), TCM, dentistry; Ophthalmologists; ENT doctors come to the hospital on an outpatient and inpatient basis. Designed for foreign patients, probably very expensive treatment Approx. 60 beds (hotel service), luxury suite; Intensive care unit (?); Emergency reception; Ambulance. Standby 24h / 7 days very nice, clean private hospital! Diagnostics Laboratory X-ray = imaging examinations Therapy Very modern diagnostic equipment available in the laboratory and X-ray (see below) Well-experienced European trained but also Chinese staff (doctors and paramedics), (almost) all of them speak English (more or less understandable). Very tidy laboratory with modern laboratory computers for blood chemistry, blood cell counters, antibody diagnostics. The extent to which international quality standards are complied with has not (yet) been found out. Very modern X-ray machines e.g. Magnetic resonance tomography (Siemens 1.5 Tesla); decent CT (from GT, 16 slices). Modern digital Rö device (Chinese design) for bones and lungs. (Unclear who is evaluating the pictures). Ultrasound with Chinese devices, the examiner actually spoke no English (exception?) Gynecology and Obstetrics (Dr. Stanford trained in the USA). So far, no emergency situations have occurred during childbirth. Normal pregnancies are better looked after here than in Colorado. Only 21% of births are delivered by caesarean section. Approximately 20 deliveries per month are carried out. Very nice individual circle rooms, very decent mother-and-child ward (similar to a hotel!) 20

21 Very good hygiene! Laparoscopic examinations and operations would be performed. No IVF therapies (= artificial inseminations) in Oasis. The intensive care unit cannot be recognized as such. The beds (5 + 1 isolation room) are in single rooms, the patients are monitored by monitors, the nurses are in front of the rooms (there were no patients during the visit). Emergency room with a separate entrance and driveway for the ambulance. 2 very neat tri-bed beds. International emergency medical equipment available. Infusion pumps, ventilators, monitoring monitors. The nurses are stationed in front of these beds (e.g. Jane, Chinese sister, speaks excellent English). The recording is here at night. An ambulance (can be alerted on the Oasis emergency phone number). Pediatrics (Dr. Jayne Ziermann, doctor from the Philippines, speaks a few words of German, very good English). Very nice, amiable colleague (she is currently doing your specialist in UK) in a very nice children's ward with a sick clinic (for acutely ill children) and a well clinic (for preventive examinations and vaccinations (separate entrances, of course). There would be 3 operating theaters - Halls, I haven't seen any! Endoscopies would be performed. TCM with at least 2 doctors. TCM would be particularly effective for heart diseases, muscle pain, but also for colds. Dentist several modern treatment chairs, doctors from the USA (Dr. David Lee) and from Taiwan (Dr. Grace Lee). Implantology also possible. Physiotherapy (Jason Tam and Jeff Cauver French, chiropractor) a neat, small facility with fitness equipment. Exercises to treat poor posture pain when using a PC are also carried out. Ophthalmologist comes all day (more on Glasses prescription); ENT doctor - comes twice a week. Comments Very attractive private hospital with first-class hotel flair! For employees ith the embassy and its family members, a free membership to Oasis can be entered into, the hospital costs are then reduced by 20% (discount)! The gynecological and obstetric department is very nice and could also be used by expat women. Postnatal emergency care could also fit (it always depends on who is there). For normal pregnancies and childbirth there are no problems at all, such an environment and such an offered service is very rare in D.! Dr. Stanford is a recognized medical specialist. Thanks to Dr. Jayne Ziermann (very nice Filipino colleague) made a very good and organized impression! A word about child vaccinations as in other large private clinics in Beijing there are no modern multiple vaccines like in Europe! Child vaccinations should preferably be done at home! There is a trustworthy emergency admission station. A French and a Dutch colleague are supposed to work here. There is an ambulance that can be reached on the emergency number. of the Oasis Hospital can be alerted - emergency telephone:

22 Entrance hall (Hotel? Kh. !!) Dr. Ziermann, Ped. Dr. Stanford Gyn. (Childbirth) Nice hospital room Examination room Intensive care entrance. 22nd

23 Emergency admission Dr. Grace Lee physiotherapy mod. Laboratory laboratory computer mod. Ultrasound equipment mixed lot, digital X-ray CT magnetic resonance tomograph 23

24 As of September 2014 Vista Medical Center Clinic type Elegant private clinic with several international doctors / specialists Contact person Mrs. Jessica Li Marketing Manager Address 3rd floor Kerry Mall, 1 Guanghua Rd; Chaoyang District Beijing near (010) h medical hotline - registration phone +86 (0) (Jessica) mobile phone + (86) (Jessica) / www Dr. Douglas V. Colina Venezuelan general practitioner, radiologist Tel. See above // ​​Mail: Other doctors, Dr. Pauline Tan Ngo Filipino pediatrician med. Personnel Tel. See above // ​​Mail: Dr. David Zhang US trained chiropractor Dr. Frank Zhu gastroenterologist 28 doctors would be employed full-time! - General medicine (family medicin) - Immigation Service (4 doctors) - Pediatricians (3, a nice Filipino colleague) Vaccination center (child vaccinations) - Gynecologist (no childbirth; 6 examination rooms, one emergency monitoring room) - Dental Service (3 dentists, 3 treatment chairs) - psychiatrist, psychologist (not German speaking), psychotherapy - laboratory approx. 200 examinations / day. Specialties - Small pharmacy with proper medication - TCM therapies possible! - Air ambulance service (= Evacuation Service) International team of doctors with doctors from Canada, USA and South America (Dr. Douglas) - Some specialists offer consultations at fixed times (e.g. ENT, ophthalmologist) - Sports Clinic Sports Medicine - Rehab Clinic Rehabilitation and massages - Dr. Zhang trained in the United States. - First aid courses are offered! 24h / 7 days beautiful private clinic; outpatient medicine and dentistry only. Accompany the patient to the hospital. Have contacts with good hospitals in Beijing and around 950 readiness hospitals in China! Offer rescue flights see above - the aircraft is stationed in Shenzhen (near Hong Kong). In Beijing, the Int. SOS can be used. Diagnostics Laboratory X-ray Therapy - Conventional, digital Siemens X-ray machine, dental X-ray system, panoramic X-ray. 2 mod. Ultrasound devices (Philips 5 probes, Doppler) - gynecology colposcopy possible. - Neat little laboratory with laboratory machines. Antibody tests possible, rapid tests (flu). No microbiology (Ms. Zheng speaks good English) - Small operating room and wake-up room, only minor surgical interventions are carried out - Physiotherapy Dr. Zhang see above - dentists + dental hygienists - gynecology, no childbirth - pediatrics = pediatric medicine - vaccination service 24

25 Very good hygiene! Comments Very attractive private clinic! Numerous doctors and specialists work here (foreigners are: Dr. Douglas and Dr. Pauline) Appointments via Jessica Tel. See above emergency medicine around the clock Medical Assistance for patients throughout China. Med. Evacuations Vista offers a decent med. Service, including dentistry and pediatrics. First aid courses are carried out according to international standards (AHA) In addition to International SOS, Beijing Family United, Oasis Vista also offers a proper med. Service in English. Highly recommended for foreigners. Entrance, Reception Reception Dr. Douglas, Ms. Jessica Air Rescue Center Emergency material for rescue service 1. Aid Training Center med. Examination chair 25

26 Dr. Pauline pediatrician pediatrician examination room simple x-ray machine Dr. Douglas mod. Ultrasound machine Emergency room with defibrillation treatment chair Clinic pharmacy Smog masks (also for children) Modern clinical laboratory 26

27 As of September 2014 International Medical Center Beijing (IMC) Type of clinic Private clinic in the Lufthansa Center opposite the Yellow Cube Head Dr. Ibrahim Salahat Family Medicine, GP Medical Director Contact person Ms. Cindy Yang (Marketing Manager) speaks English Dr. Omar Achmed - Gynecologist Dr. Eddie C. Cheung Internal Medicine, Gastroenterologist (Professor - Univ. Of California) Other Dr. Sunny Kim TCM employee Melissa Rodriguez naturopath Mike Mehrvarz - psychologist Dr. Xiang Li Head of Dental Department (Training in Australia) S 106 Beijing Lufthansa Center Address 50 Liangmaqiao Road - Chaoyang District Beijing ext (Cindy) Phone, 2, 3. Cellphone + (86) (Cindy) / www Medical Services Family Medicine, Gynecology Dr. Omar Dentistry Dr. Li Xiang. 3 very decent treatment chairs (Siemens Sirona), reasonable autoclave for sterilization, there is a new panoramic x-ray (single tooth x-ray is also possible). All dental therapies including gold crowns and implants are carried out! Gastro-Enterology - Dr. Eddie Physiotherapy Dr. David Zhang The clinic is currently being opened. rebuilt, the X-ray machine could not be seen, the work should be completed in October 2014. If a stat. If admission is necessary, the patient is accompanied by an MA. Readiness Yes 24/7 hygiene good! Remarks There are 3 doctors working full time, the specialists come by appointment. Especially the US gastro-enterologist, Dr. Eddie, and the physiotherapist Dr. David Zhang have a good reputation (I couldn't speak to either of them). Dr. Omar is a Jordanian colleague who studied medicine in Moscow and is a specialist in gynecology. The clinic is conveniently located for the German School and the Yellow Cube. Dentists, gastro-enterologists, physiotherapists should be quite good. There were quite a few clients from the Arab region when we visited. The clinic was not transparent to me, and the staff were not really interested in a visit despite having registered in advance. 27

28 Dr. Omar, Dr. Winkler Ordinary pharmacy Entrance to the dental department Ordinary treatment chair Single tooth X-ray Tooth panorama - X-ray Info from the physiotherapist of the IMC - Ambulance 28

29 As of September 2014 Type of clinic Contact person Director Address Telephone Mobile phone / www Further doctors, med. Personnel Specialties Treatment Readiness Sino - Japanese Friendship Hospital International Medical Center Large public hospital with international departments Mr. Wang Pei speaks excellent English! Representative: Mr. Wang Ze Lin also speaks good English Mr. Tian Xianqing President Office Dr. Cai Fujun does not speak English 2 Yinghua Dongjie; Chaoyang District Beijing (Int. Med. Center) (Mr. Wang Pei) (Mr. Wang Ze Lin) (Mr. Wang Pei) (Mr. Tian Xianqing) In the Int. The hospital's med. Center actually only employs general practitioners. The doctors' knowledge of English is very different, sometimes interpreters have to be brought along. Specialists can be called in from the large public hospital. There is also a large bed department, which is also where specialists from this renowned hospital work. Private medical departments (outpatient and inpatient) in a public hospital. Designed for foreign patients and wealthy Chinese (International Division). The prices here are significantly cheaper than in other international clinics in Beijing Approx. 90 beds. 24/7 very large, decent public hospital with a private medical department. Outpatient medicine: Small separate septic op. for minor surgical interventions. Small (digital?) X-ray machine mod. Ultrasonic machine with 5 sonic probes. Small laboratory for acute diagnostics Small dental department (2 treatment chairs) without a partition. Dentures are also made in the small dental laboratory. There is even an intra-oral camera (was not used). There is a TCM (= Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment room. There is a gynecological and a gynecological TCM department for outpatients (not seen). Pregnancy care is possible. Diagnostics and therapy Inpatient department: Everything that is medically feasible is possible here, but no pediatric surgery, no burn therapy, no psychiatry. Surgery, internal medicine, oncology with integrative therapy options (combination of western medicine and TCM) are available. In the internal medicine department there is no intensive care unit but of course in the public hospital (approx. 80 intensive care beds !!) There is also a large department for infectious patients. It was set up as a special hospital for SARS (= severe acute respiratory syndrome) patients. Large telemedical department approx. 3 6 video conferences of approx. 30 min. Duration are carried out with smaller, peripheral hospitals. Academic teaching hospital Virtual 3-D training (ophthalmology) Numerous modern large-scale diagnostic devices Magnetic resonance tomography 2 devices (1.5 and 3.0 Tesla); 4 CT devices (GE and 64 slices !!) Philips-CT (128 slices) for cardio-CT !! Emergencies are transported in state ambulances. Emergency numbers: 999 or

30 Large public, modern hospital with an international department for private patients. The costs here are significantly lower than in other international clinics / hospitals in Beijing. The modern CT and MRT systems are impressive. Admission here is only sensibly possible through the good English-speaking contacts Mr. Wang Pei or Mr. Wang Ze Lin). The doctors working here do not all speak perfect English. A well-equipped hospital for all those patients who cannot or do not want to be evacuated due to serious illnesses! Reception entrance Ambulance entrance = OPD Dr. Fujun, Dr. Winkler; Dr.Tian; Mr. Wang Pei Examination Room 30th

31 Present image x-ray ord. Ultrasound device present laboratory Ord. Zahnärztl. Treatment chair two treatment units examination room TCM corridor to stat, department ord. Patient bed telemed. Conference center mod. MRT 2 mod. CT - cardiac CT corridor for emergency admission of own ambulances 31

32 d) Other important visits and addresses: As of September 2014 Medical Unit US Embassy Clinic type US Embassy Clinic Head Dr. Jennifer Tseng Regional Medical Officer Dr. Jason Coe, Psychiatrist Other Mr. Shawn T. Lockett, Practioner Assistant = PA Staff Mrs. Christine Deigni, Senior Laboratory Assistant Address US Embassy No. 55 on Jia Lou Road; Chaoyang District Beijing Telephone mobile phone + (86) (Natalie) / www The MA of the US Medical Unit look after some US agencies in China. The head laboratory assistant also travels around to evaluate laboratories on site. The US medical unit is very well positioned. On issues relating to air pollution, it cooperates with a US-owned environmental department based in the embassy. If you have any epidemiological questions, please contact CDC staff, also at the embassy (CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A large number of examination and consultation rooms equipment A laboratory with 2 laboratory employees A treatment and monitoring room with a bed Hygiene very good! Remarks Regional Physician Service open exclusively to US Officials. In addition to a family doctor, there are specialized nurses, a seconded MTA and a regionally responsible psychiatrist. Questions about environmental pollution (air pollution, food security) can be processed by other departments of the embassy, ​​a study to investigate the health effects of air pollution on children is in progress! Air filters are also installed in the US embassy (as well as in the employees' apartments), the cleaning capacity of the air filters is adapted to the respective room sizes (i.e. several filters can be installed in larger rooms). Medical evacuations are organized by an evacuation center at the US Embassy in Singapore, if medical evacuations are necessary, it is first to Hong Kong. The US colleagues are always good for medical information, they are not allowed to treat or examine unauthorized persons. Cooperation in questions of pollution from environmental problems should be attempted! 32

33 3. Health risks In the giant country China there are numerous medical problems, including some that we do not have in Germany or not to the same extent. The chaotic traffic, at least in the big cities, has the potential to generate car accidents. The sometimes harsh climate here can increasingly lead to colds, the tempting food on the streets takes its toll, especially in summer, the diarrheal diseases are becoming more common. You will not believe there is no prostitution in China and sexually transmitted diseases do occur, not that rare. Fortunately, HIV / AIDS is rarely more than that afterwards. The health hazards caused by air pollution (smog) and the deadly danger of infection with rare bird flu viruses are a source of excitement. Medical care in Beijing is not bad in the outpatient as well as in the inpatient area, at least for non-complicated illnesses! In the event of a medical emergency, you can call the following tel. call: 120 or 999 (emergency call ambulance Chinese language skills!) or Int. SOS emergency care (around the clock) It is better to bring the patient harvests directly to the hospital yourself. The ambulance system does not work the way you know it from Germany! a) Road traffic 2008, for the Olympics here, the Chinese were also world champions in terms of the number of fatal road accidents! That is no longer quite the case, but anyone who participates in traffic here sees that - there are injured people everywhere on the streets! and how they drive, the Chinese! I'm glad not driving a car here! Above all, and also before smog damage to health, injuries from traffic accidents are the greatest danger! Buckling up in the car is also possible in China and is strongly recommended, even bicycle or motorcycle helmets are actually essential! Anyone who demonstrates against damage to health caused by smog and drives to the demonstration with their e-scooter without a helmet will certainly make themselves untrustworthy! b) Food, water You can buy organic vegetables in Beijing. Just what is it? You know the discussions in Germany about who controls this and that in China? Not only the air has pollution problems, also the water, which is used for irrigation in the really dry environment of Beijing. River water around Beijing certainly contains heavy metals and pesticides, the only question is in what concentration? The big supermarkets here seem to be randomly investigating pollution in vegetables !? And what is the offer on the markets? That is better? Where are these farmers supposed to get clean water from? Fertilizers and pesticides are sure to be used by them too. The fish offered here also mostly comes from fish ponds with the same problems. There are certainly more dangerous foods - such as: b. Fast food consumed in excess or too much sweets anyway: be careful, especially with baby food (melamine scandal 2008) !! Frozen sea fish from Norway is probably safer, and imported baby food may also be. 33

34 c) Health hazards from smog: As you know, Beijing has big problems with air pollution. This depends on special environmental factors. It is important to know that Beijing is smog-free most days of the year! Smog days are common, but luckily the beautiful days with blue skies and sunshine in winter and summer predominate. Smog is usually a mix of natural pollutants (fine dust from the Gobi desert), pollutants emitted by cars and industrial plants, or by burning, cheap, pollutant-rich coal (hence the pollution peaks in winter). The pollutants include fine dust (P.M. <2.5), but also nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone, sulfur dioxide (SO2). High concentrations in the air and prolonged exposure times can lead to health problems in humans (respiratory tract asthma, chronic lung diseases such as COPD; but also cardiovascular damage). Infants and toddlers as well as old people or those with previous illnesses (chronic asthma, known COPD) are particularly at risk. Internationally, ultra-fine particulate matter (PM <2.5) is regarded as the main substance of air pollution. In Beijing and in other affected metropolises in China, this value is measured regularly (hourly) by automatic measuring stations, the values ​​can be accessed online on the Internet (app), including values ​​that are determined by the US embassy in Beijing. The measured value is the Air Quality Index (AQI), in which the fine dust concentration is significantly included. Although we use other measured values ​​as a basis in Germany - only measure the fine dust concentration PM <2.5 and in mg / l (air), the AQI is comparable with our measured values ​​(especially at low concentrations). The fine dust concentrations (= approx. AQI) should not exceed values ​​of 25 mg / L (air) per day, the annual average should be below 50 mg / L (air). We here in Beijing are actually only starting to think about health problems at AQI values ​​of 100. And --- Beijing is only 10th in the national smog ranking in China! What does it all mean in concrete terms? People with severe asthma that is difficult to treat should not be transferred to Beijing. Also not patients with a severe, poorly treatable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e.g. ex-smokers). Patients with severe, poorly treatable heart diseases (heart failure, arrhythmias) should also be careful with smog duty stations, they do not belong here! What about children, infants and toddlers? There are also a lot of Chinese children in Beijing who grow up healthy despite the smog! For healthy infants and children, there are certainly health risks from smog (increased risk). However, we doctors believe that this is reasonable in terms of health for this clientele if they are only exposed for a certain period of time (e.g. 3 to 4 years) and minimize exposure by staying in clean air areas. Increased health disorders (compared to non-exposed control groups) can then no longer be reliably detected! The risk of suffering serious damage to health from not wearing a bicycle helmet is certainly significantly higher! What can you do, what is important? .. smog is unhealthy! If it occurs, there are precautionary measures that should be observed (see the recommendations of the US embassy in Fig.). You should avoid smog when it is there! Your workplace but also your apartment should be equipped with air purifiers, the pollutants are filtered within a short time, the air is clean! It works, it was measured !. If you do after 34

If you have to go outside, masks and dust filters are used (e.g. SSP 2 masks, which e.g. the German embassy provide their employees with free of charge). These dust filters have been proven to do what they should, they significantly reduce fine dust in the air we breathe! There are also dust masks for children, probably only in China, but here they are e.g. sold in the international clinics - hospitals, they work too! When things get really tough and stay a few days, why not take a short vacation by the sea! 35

36 d) tetanus, diphtheria, polio, whooping cough. These are diseases that occur worldwide, including in China. Regarding polio: If you are traveling to China from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq or Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Somalia or Syria, a polio vaccination certificate that is not older than 1 year will be required! About whooping cough: Did you know that around 20% of persistent (= chronic) coughs are caused by whooping cough pathogens? There is a combination vaccine that contains all 4 antigens and should be refreshed every 10 years in adults. e) Infectious jaundice (= hepatitis A) This infectious disease is easily transmitted, the finger of an infected person in the soup is enough to infect the guest !! It is common in SE Asia, cases have just been reported in Taiwan. People over the age of 60 can die of hepatitis A! Make sure you are vaccinated! The vaccination protects 100% and has almost no side effects. After the primary immunization (injections at least 6 months apart), booster sessions are recommended every year, I sometimes think, maybe it will even protect you for life. f) Rabies = Rabies Exterminated in Germany for almost 10 years (you only have to think about it when you come into contact with bats) Rabies is a huge problem in East Asia, almost people die of this disease in China every year, here it is mostly still caused by transmitted to rabid dogs. Rabies occurs everywhere in the country, but especially in the south and southwest. The vaccination protects you safely against rabies (vaccinations on days 0, 7, 28 or later). Refreshments are recommended after 5 years. g) Typhus (typhus abdominalis): Typhus is one of the classic epidemics, but fortunately only rarely occurs. In Germany there are fewer than 100 cases that are introduced each year. Typhoid is a disease of poor hygiene. When traveling in China in such conditions, infection is possible. The causative agent of typhus is Salmonella typhi. There is a vaccination that only protects about 2/3 of those vaccinated and only against real typhoid. The typhoid vaccination does not prevent diarrhea caused by other salmonella. h) Japanese encephalitis: This virus infection, which can be transmitted to humans by house mosquitoes (Culex), also occurs in southern China and on the coast (in the warm season). The virus can survive in pigs and waterfowl (ducks, herons) and then be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes (which suckle on birds, pigs and humans, e.g. Culex). The risk of infection is therefore seasonal (May to October) and more in the rural coastal area. 36

37 There are high case numbers in the following provinces - Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan, Chongquin City. Since 2008, there have been around approx. Local children in particular are victims of this serious viral infection, which only breaks out in some of those infected. In the sick Japanese encephalitis heals in about 1/3 of the cases, in a further 1/3 there is defect healing in the brain and about 1/3 of the sick die from this infection. Japanese encephalitis is a very rare risk for tourists, there is a very well tolerated vaccination that protects safely (see below) i) Dengue virus infections: There is a low dengue risk in China! It is transmitted to humans by large mosquitoes (Aedes) and causes a very unpleasant fever, it comes (if it does) as an endemic. Particularly in rural regions of the southern provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan are affected. No dengue risk in Beijing and Shanghai! The vector mosquitoes are diurnal, repellants (in case of danger) should be applied during the day! j) Early Summer Meningo Encephalitis (TBE) or Russian Spring Summer Encephalitis (RSSE): A disease that can be transmitted from ticks to humans, which also occurs in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A longer camping stay (hiking) in rural areas of the northern or north-eastern provinces (border with Russia April to October) should make you think about vaccination. These provinces include: Jilin, Heilongjian, and northern Nei Monggol. The TBE vaccine available in Germany is very effective.k) Schistosomiasis (= schistosomiasis): This rare parasitic disease also occurs in freshwater rivers and lakes in China and Africa! The infectious larvae can penetrate the intact skin on contact with fresh water and lead to disease (chronic inflammation, bloody urine). The following endemic zones are known: Dongting and Poyang Lake, the Yangtze River with the surrounding marshland in Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and Jiangsu. But broadcasts are also possible in more mountainous regions such as Sichuan and Yunnan. The risk is low. Despite being careful when coming into contact with fresh water in these regions! If you were exposed or had contact with fresh water there, a schistosomiasis test could be done after leaving China. Therapy for the disease is easy! l) Avian influenza H7N9 (but also H5N1): This avian influenza pathogen was first detected in China in 2013, it did not leave the country until January 2015 (2 cases in Canada). Birds, especially chickens and ducks, can become infected with H7N9, but they do not get sick (with H5N1 the poultry get sick too!). If people live closely with these animals (e.g. chicken farmers) or if they come into close contact with infected chickens, the virus can spread to humans. If avian influenza H7N9 occurs in humans, this virus can lead to a very serious illness; death rates of up to 30% (of the cases that have become clinical) have been described (the infected but not sick have not yet been recorded; the cases from Canada were mild Gradients). 37

38 What can you do yourself to avoid being endangered by bird flu viruses? Do not visit chicken farms, eat chicken and duck meat that is only very well cooked! If such visits are necessary for business purposes, breathing masks (FFP 3) should be worn urgently! A transmission of this virus from person to person has not yet been proven! m) Malaria: You won't believe it, but in the summer (May to December, below altitude) there can be malaria infections in China, as you know, a mosquito-borne infectious disease. One (CDC = Center of Disease-Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA-2014) assumes that the benign form of malaria (Plasmodium vivax) predominates, but the dangerous form (Pl. Falciparum) also occurs (rare, border with Myanmar, Hainan Yannan Province). The risk of infection for travelers is rather low. The risk is rather low and more to be expected in the southern parts of the country. If you have been there and develop a high fever within 3 months, you should also keep this rare disease in mind. When you are there, use mosquito sprays (repellants e.g. Autan, Nobite), sleep under mosquito nets or in air-conditioned rooms! n) Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, hepatitis B: These are not uncommon among tourists in China. Of course, it is unclear what the reason for this could be, because prostitution does not exist, as is well known. Compared to Africa, HIV / AIDS is much rarer, but compared to Germany, it is at least 10 times higher! However, like in Germany, the main transmission route for HIV in China seems to be intravenous drug consumption (needle sharing). Hepatitis B is also one of the sexually transmitted diseases, there is a very safe vaccination protection. In order to avoid the other undesirable infections, sexual contact should only take place with condoms, especially if you have not known your partner that long. For long-term or work visas, a med. Examination necessary, an HIV test is part of this examination. If you, as a foreigner, carry out an HIV test in a public Chinese hospital, the result will be communicated to the residence authorities! 38