Pneumologist Munich

Lungdoctor Munich • chest-medicine • allergology
environmental medicine • sleep-apnea-diagnostics

Praxis Dr. Rudolf Schnell

Neuhauser Str. 15,80331 München
My praxis is located central in downtown Munich
 
+49 89 225911

Opening hours

Mon., Thu.  8 - 12 am and 3 - 5:30 pm
Tue. 9 - 12 am and 3 - 5:30 pm
Wed., Fr. 9 - 12 am

Virtual visit

There is no “virtual visit” in real life.

With this pages I want to show you, how usually a visit in my praxis takes place. So you are prepared to what will come.

During this “virtual visit” your health problems can’t be discussed and no examinations can be conducted. It serves only for illustration of the course of a visit in my praxis, the examinations and tests, which might be necessary in your case.

After the “check in”, taking the medical history and the physical examination the necessary tests and diagnostic procedures are done (look at "Diagnostic procedures"). Finally the results are discussed and further steps are fixed.

Taking the medical history (anamnesis):

In the very beginning of the diagnostic process the doctor tries to get an overview over the present complaints, their chronology, related diseases and previous therapies by a comprehensive dialogue with the patient or - in some cases - with relatives. Medical history of the family, the actual and former professions / employments, the social conditions and of allergies are taken into account as far as relevant.
You can facilitate the doctors job by making notes about previous diseases and operations already at home before you have your appointment. A list of your previous and actual drugs including the dosage is also very helpful.

Anamnese If there are actual or former X-rays or CT-scans of the chest or – at least – the written reports you should have them with you if ever possible. Former medical reports are also important.
By assessing the medical history vital information can be won. Only after that the next diagnostic steps can be arranged.

Physical examination:

After assessing the medical history the physical examination is done by percussion and auscultation.
The focus lies on the respiratory- and also the cardiovascular-system. The best known medical device, “the stethoscope” is used here.

If appropriate other organ systems are examined additionally.

Discussion of the results / planning the therapy:

After all necessary diagnostic procedures are completed the results are explained and discussed with the patient. Open questions can be asked at this point.

According to necessity and adjusted to the situation the required drug therapy is chosen and explained. If inhalation devices are prescribed you will be trained in the correct use. A control date is arranged if necessary. Only rarely we cannot arrange all examinations within the first date at my praxis.

Checklist for your visit at the chest-physician:

You can prepare for your visit at the chest-physician, facilitate doctors work and save time and journeys if you pay attention to the following checklist
  • If you are covered by a “legal health insurance” (i.e. AOK, Barmer, DAK …): A referral slip of the ongoing quarter with signature of the referring doctor is needed. The box must be filled with "Lungen- und Bronchialheilkunde" or "Pneumologie" or "Lungenarzt" or "Internist" or "Innere Medizin"..
  • A list of your previous and actual drugs (also “sprays” and other drugs for inhalation) including the dosage is also very helpful.
  • All actual and previous X-rays and CT-scans of the chest. Eventually you should fetch those pictures at your G.P. / in the hospital / at the radiologist.
  • As far as existent all medical reports.
  • A list of previous diseases and OP´s.
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