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Department of internal medicine, cancer and post-COVID-19 rehabilitation

Dr. med. Andreas Hofschneider
eneral therapeutic, сardiac, сancer rehabilitation and rehabilitation after COVID-19

About the department

The department of internal medicine, cancer and post-COVID-19 rehabilitation at Rehabilitation Clinic Jagerwinkel Bad Wiessee carries all diagnostic and therapeutic measures of cardiac and internal medicine. According to Focus Magazine, the department ranks among the best medical facilities specialising in cardiac rehabilitation in Germany. Thanks to different disciplines' multimodal and interdisciplinary cooperation, the department can make precise diagnoses and find a therapy that optimally supports the healing process. All equipment supports high-precision diagnostics and enables the use of the most modern, highly effective therapy procedures. Furthermore, doctors pay special attention to preventive diagnostics and examinations to detect the development of malignant tumours in time.

The particular focus is on cardiological rehabilitation and prevention. The main goal is to restore cardiac and pulmonary function and guide people to a healthy lifestyle. In addition, doctors, therapists and nurses create the best possible conditions for patients with thyroid disorders, liver diseases, immune system weaknesses and other pathological conditions. The specialists also have developed comprehensive rehabilitation programs for patients who have coronavirus infections.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease (aftercare after heart attack)
  • Aftercare after stroke
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Lung diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Immune system weakness
  • Rheumatism
  • Allergies
  • Tumour diseases (oncological concomitant therapy for operable and non-operable tumours)
  • Cancer follow-up
  • Diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Liver diseases

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Sonography (ultrasound) of the thyroid gland and abdomen
  • Duplex sonography of the vessels supplying the brain
  • Duplex sonography of the veins
  • X-ray of the heart and lungs
  • Resting and stress ECG with lactate measurement
  • Spirometric lung function test
  • Comprehensive laboratory analysis (tumour markers, vitamins, trace elements, virus serology, food intolerance)
  • Endoscopic examinations (stomach/colonoscopy)
  • Bioimpedance analysis (measuring the distribution of fat, lean mass and water in the body)
  • Digital mammography
  • Virtual prostate spectroscopy
  • Whole-body tumour examination/PET diagnostics

Treatment options:

  • Healthy diet 
  • Drug therapy 
  • Chinese medicine methods
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Pain management 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Other treatment services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1995 - 2003 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2002 Unit for Acute Respiratory Viral Infections, Queen Anne Hospital, University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • 2002 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2002 Chest Pain Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2004 Admission to medical practice, Germany
  • 2007 Intern, Department of Internal Medicine, Empress Elisabeth Hospital, Vienna
  • 2011 Board certification in Internal Medicine, Bavarian Medical Association, Munich
  • 2012 - 2013 Board certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Nuremberg
  • 2013 - 2014 Training in Cardiology, Franconian Switzerland Hospital, Ebermannstadt
  • 2016 Board certification in Cardiology, Bavarian Medical Association, Munich

Experience

  • 2004 - 2007 Assistant Physician, Department of General and Intensive Care, Franziskus Hospital Bielefeld
  • 2007 - 2008 Assistant Physician, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Nuremberg
  • 2008 - 2009 Assistant Physician, Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Nuremberg
  • 2009 - 2010 Assistant Physician, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Nuremberg
  • 2011 Assistant Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Altdorf
  • 2015 - 2018 Senior Physician, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Medical Park Clinic Bad Wiessee
  • Since 2018 Chief Physician of the Department of General Therapeutic, Cardiac, Cancer Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation after
  • COVID-19 at the Specialized Rehabilitation Clinic Jägerwinkel Bad Wiessee
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