GPinfo.nl – Health information now also available in English
In our practice we see more and more international clients/patients. Because we want to inform them properly, we would like to introduce you to www.GPinfo.nl.
What you can find at GPinfo.nl:
• Health information in English
• Reliable and up-to-date information on the most common health issues
• How to be better prepared for your GP visit
• Tips on what you can do yourself if you feel unwell
• Information about the healthcare system in the Netherlands
All medical information is based on scientific guidelines of general practitioners and medical specialists and guidelines for mental health issues.
I have been working since June 2020 as a nurse practitioner within the Valeriusplein general practice.
Before that I worked at several GP’s. In 2017 I graduated from a Master’s program as a nurse practitioner.
Before I started working as a nurse practitioner, I worked for a long time as an emergency nurse at Airport Medical Services, the First Aid Centre at Schiphol Airport. Furthermore I worked at the health centre of a reception centre for asylum seekers.
A nurse specialist offers nursing and medical care: it is authorized to independently diagnose the use of treatments and prescribe medication for common complaints.
Unfortunately it happens frequently that our patient don’t show up for their appointments. Because of this we can’t see other patients who need a consultation. We want to reduce this, we will charge the consultation from the second appointment on which patients do not appear.
Appointments with your General Practicioner you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance.
Appointments with our GGZ-nurse you have to cancel 48 hours in advance, because of a long waiting list.
In 2017 I started my career as a General Practitioner.
Before medical school, I studied psychology and completed a masters degree in clinical neuro-psychology. I have always been fascinated by the functioning of the brain, and that is why my first job after graduation was at the neurology department. This is where I quickly realised I was missing something important: really getting to know patients from all ages and helping them with a broad range of symptoms. At the end of medical school I decided that I wanted to become a General Practitioner. In addition to the broad scope of the profession of a GP, the diversity is what excites me. I like the “hands-on” aspects of the job (such as small surgical interventions and placing Intra-Utrine Devices) and in addition, my background as a psychologist helps my conversations with patients with mood- and anxiety disorders. During my pshychology internship (at a PG department) I have gained experience in working with elderly people and an additional internship at the paediatric department has taught me the ins and outs of paediatrics. I love working with children and always enjoy having them in my consultations. The birth of my son in the spring of 2019 has contributed even more to my love for kids and the understanding of their parents. Since 2012 I am living in Amsterdam and love the city. Outside of work I do a lot of sports and traveling (hency my medical consultations for travellers). After working as an interim GP in several practices from de Zaanstreek to Amsterdam Southeast, West and City Centre, I am working at the Olympiaplein practice for 3 fixed days, and I really love this place!