All consultations are by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 11.00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. A consultation lasts 10 minutes, which is generally enough time to handle one medical problem or a few minor problems. If you mention that you need more time, the assistant can schedule for that. You will be asked the reason for your visit.
Additional consultations are made for urgent cases.
You are also requested to report your reason for a visit when making a appointment online.
You can make an appointment by telephone with one of the GPs or an assistant for specific procedures.
Minor surgery: this includes all preventative minor surgical procedures under local anaesthesia, such as removal of birthmarks, clogged sebaceous glands, lipomas (fatty lumps) and warts
Phlebology (varicose vein examination and treatment)
Placement of an intrauterine device or Implanon
Complicated wound treatment
Blood samples (before 10:45 a.m.)
Blood pressure measurement
Topical treatments for warts
Wound check-up and wound treatment
Removal of sutures
In consultation with the medical assistant and/or GP:
Spirometry (lung function examination)
Population screening for cervical cancer (cervical smear)
Audiometry (hearing test)
24-hour blood pressure measurement
Removal of sutures
After consulting the GP, you can make an appointment with Dr Alice Michels (plastic surgeon).
She performs plastic surgery consultations and treatments at Swijgman General Practice.
After your consultation with the GP, you can make an appointment to see one of the practice nurses:
There is a practice nurse at our practice for patients with diabetes, asthma/COPD, cardiovascular diseases and for people with increased risks to these disorders. The practice nurse will supervise, advise and monitor you. She will draw up a treatment plan in consultation with you and change your medication if necessary. The practice nurse for somatic care works under the supervision of the general practitioner.
Mental health care
People with psychological, psychosocial or psychiatric problems can make an appointment with the practice nurse for mental health care. After consulting the GP, you can register for an intake session and a short treatment (5 sessions). This care option belongs to general practice care and is fully reimbursed by Dutch health insurances. The practice nurse for mental health care works under the supervision of the general practitioner.
Swijgman General Practice collaborates with several other disciplines in primary and secondary health care. This collaboration is set up at the Practice based on the principles of Positive Health, which means that collective treatments and programmes are provided combining several disciplines.
After consulting the GP, you can make an appointment with Benoit Schyns (physiotherapy, manual therapy and sports physiotherapy). He carries out consultations and treatments at our practice. It is also possible to make an appointment to see the physiotherapist and the GP at the same time.
Plastic surgery in its widest sense.
Dr Alice Michels carries out cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery consultations and treatments at our practice.
The personal and social aspects of plastic surgery will also be discussed as part of her treatments.
Psychosomatic Medicine and Mindfulness:
Suzanne Dear runs a practice for psychosomatic physiotherapy, mindfulness training and coaching. The therapies are often used for people with burnout, chronic fatigue, chronic pain (functional somatic symptoms, FSS), mild depressive symptoms, anxiety or complex chronic physical complaints.
Kathleen Restifo is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and mindfulness trainer. She works with children, adolescents, parents and families that are struggling with problems such as depression, anxiety, suicidal tendency, attention and behavioural problems or problems related to the autism spectrum.
Buurtzorg (community care) is a home care organisation working with small teams of district nurses and orderlies that provide nursing and personal care at home. Buurtzorg will analyse your situation and decide in consultation with you and your family what you need and how this care can be provided. Buurtzorg community care is meant for people who are (seriously) ill, who need care after hospitalisation or who want to live independently.
Zest deals with questions about growth within or outside the framework of an organisation. How to perform better at work, prioritise more effectively or collaborate more pleasantly, find a good balance between your professional and personal life.
Coaching and training for medical professionals:
Hanneke Hamers has worked as a general practitioner since 1994 and is also a coach, intervision supervisor and process supervisor, especially for medical professionals. People working in health care have an increased risk of developing (symptoms of) burnout. The coaching programmes are always centred around the client’s experiences, on which will be reflected by means of exploration, mirroring and confrontation. Several methods are applied, including creative coaching.
Swijgman General Practice is collaborating in a pilot: the digital dermatologist. You can consult the website of the digital dermatologist if you have a skin problem or questions about your skin. Follow the steps on the website and you will receive an answer from the GP and/or dermatologist within a day.