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Internal medicine

Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of diseases of the internal organs.

Treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Flatulence
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic disease
  • Diarrhoea
  • Emphysema
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Joint and bone diseases or injuries
  • Ulcers
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Rashes and skin diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Incontinence
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) and pharyngitis
  • Undiagnosed symptoms
  • Kidney stones
  • Reflux (heartburn)
  • Chest pain
  • Systemic and rare diseases
  • Abdominal pain

The practice offers:

  • Holistic screening and checkup
  • General physical examination
  • Advanced diagnostics including ultrasound examination and endoscopy 
  • Preventive care and non-invasive medical therapy.
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses 
  • Review of medication interactions

The independent doctors

Dr. med. Marlis Köhnhorn
Dr. med. Marlis Köhnhorn
Specialist for internal medicine
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Stay healthy all around: Internal medicine in Hamburg


Internal medicine specialists are your primary care providers for all internal diseases. They take care of your metabolism and hormones, digestive organs, vascular system, bones and connective tissue, blood and hematopoietic organs, respiratory organs, kidneys and urinary tract.

Your internist:in is there for you when you have health problems, and also to provide you with proper preventive care such as routine exams, screenings and immunizations. These are the main health benefits you will have from regular visits to the Department of Internal Medicine Hamburg:

  • A precise diagnosis of complex symptoms
  • Prevention of diseases, especially in case of increased risk of disease
  • Effective, specialized treatment
  • Long-term support and open communication

What does an internist in the Department of Internal Medicine Hamburg do?

Specialist:s in the Department of Internal Medicine in Hamburg deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and organ-related symptoms in adults. They are dedicated to a wide range of diseases affecting the internal organs of the body: the heart, lungs, liver and gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and urinary tract, brain, spine, nerves, muscles and joints.

The practice of internal medicine in Hamburg also includes many medical specialties, such as endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology and immunology, and supports a holistic and preventive approach to your overall health. Your:e internist:in can provide non-surgical treatments for your symptoms and use modern diagnostics to understand and address the underlying causes.

Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, many common diseases, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension and cancer, can affect multiple internal organs of the body simultaneously. Your:internist:in specializes in identifying and treating this broad spectrum of acute, chronic and multiple diseases.

What happens when I make an appointment with my internal medicine doctor in Hamburg?

During your initial visit, a:n internist:in can guide you through the diagnostic process and help you get the treatment you need for your symptoms or acute illness and underlying cause. Your:n Internal Medicine Specialist:in Hamburg will also care for you if you are at risk for certain diseases due to your medical history or certain lifestyle habits. A personal prevention plan helps to effectively prevent (chronic) diseases and the development of symptoms in the future.

Your:internist:sets long-term health goals with you

Whole-body health doesn't happen overnight. That's why your:e doctor:at Internal Medicine Hamburg builds a lasting relationship with you and takes time to learn about your medical and family history. Such a long-term doctor-patient relationship is ideal for early detection and treatment of health problems. Patients who see their internist regularly are also better placed to:

  • Getting chronic diseases under control
  • Receive life-saving treatment when a disease is diagnosed at an early stage
  • Improve your quality of life sustainably

Example: If you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your:e internist:in can create an individualized treatment plan that includes weight loss and diet and lifestyle changes. Together, you can set actionable and achievable goals. If you have someone you trust and who will support you over the long term, you will have the motivation you need to work on your health.

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