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Hi expats. I need english speaking proctologist in Budapest. If anyone does know or have an experience please share with me.

Welcome :)

I google search brings up a few results, their websites are in English which makes me feel that they will be English speakers. The best bet is to give them a call.

I hope that helps

Thank you. I googled but results are private clinics which taj car is not useful.

If you are on national health, you have to go to the local doctor and get a referral to a specialist. You can not just go directly to a specialist on a TAJ card. You need to ask your local referring doctor for a English speaking specialist. Or, take along a translator to the specialist.

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klsallee :

Or, take along a translator to the specialist.

That would be pretty awkward.  :unsure

atomheart :
klsallee :

Or, take along a translator to the specialist.

That would be pretty awkward.  :unsure

Well... Yes....  I understand the issue is sensitive.

But I have done it.  The translator sat next to me and translated. The translator was a professional.

Does one want to be healthy?  Or worry about primary school level jokes? A professional translator will not make jokes. They will do their job. We are all human. It is a human level issue.

It occurred to me that if you contacted one of the university hospitals where they have the English language medical schools (Semmelweis, Szeged, Debrecen etc) you will almost certainly be able to find a medical student to assist the specialist or perhaps the specialist themselves could well speak English if they are teaching staff.   For their clinical rotations the students all have to learn Hungarian so they can deal with the public.

I know this because one of my English speaking kids was considering studying medicine.

Milanoola :

Thank you. I googled but results are private clinics which taj car is not useful.

Exactly, private clinics and doctors want payment and not have to go through the gov. to get paid.
You may however be surprised that some doctors who work for NH also work in private clinics so you may have access to better medical equipment etc. at a private clinic but you get the same,"brains' doing the exams and treatments.
This is common here and many dentists also work at a private clinic or set up shop in their flats part-time while also working for NH.
Not a bad idea as was mentioned by another poster to check out the medical schools, however, sometimes it takes awhile with them.All depends on how many cases the students can take in at one time during their studies. They usually send students to different depts. a an amount of time then send them to another dept. to learn something else.
I went to the dental school because I needed access to their equipment as most private and NH dentists couldn't see what was going on with my tooth , they didn't have the equipment the school had.
They assigned a nice smart young lady to my case and she was great.
She now works in a private practice.In total though I was going in 1 to 2 times a month for nearly a year between oral surgery and all.
No fear, if your case is serious I'd hope they don't make you wait too long.
One tip, when the weather is nice outside it usually isn't as busy at the doc
tors, not because people are healthier all that much in good weather but most people put things off when it is nice out.
Another thing, which is a wild guess on my part is, the gov. gives a certain amount towards different NH depts. When they are getting low on their allotted funds for that quarter they seem to put off some treatments until their coffers are filled again.
It is odd that I was put off for months and givin the run around when I had a shoulder issue but they send me cards in the mail etc, for breast exams all the time. Some screenings they push hard here and others not so much. They even have me come in after the mamo to see a specailst all the time. I am not a fan of going in every 6 months like they say I could, Been 2 years since I wa slast in, just got a card in the mail to make an appointment with them in Buda. Nice clinic and covered by NH. MY family has a history of breast cancer so they want to over see me, too much for me really.So, someitmes they care and other times not so much.I don't get it.

Some specialists you can just make an appointment with at the desk, like the derma doc, usually takes 2 or so weeks to get in to see them.
Sometimes too private clinics will not except a person if they are not in great health.They are not willing to risk their business for one case that is iffy.
My husband is in grat health over all but has high blood pressure, ( well, he is a Hungarian after all, comes with the territory, high stung and all) he had a hernia probably from lifting bags in Vegas. He contacted a private clinic to come in and have surgery with them. As soon as they found out he had high BP they said they could not take him, he had to go with NH. All was fine but they kept him for the weekend, 3 days while it was suppose to be a day surgery and go home the same day. Maybe they get paid with NH by how many beds are occupied? I have become very untrusting in my 12 years here.
In the end he tipped for his hernia surgery as much as the private clinic would of cost for the surgery.
This was a few years back, gave $300. cash. I asked him why he tipped as much as the clinic would have cost, he said he wanted to wake up afterwards?.

Marilyn Tassy :
Milanoola :

Thank you. I googled but results are private clinics which taj car is not useful.

Exactly, private clinics and doctors want payment and not have to go through the gov. to get paid.

That tends to be in most places around the world only when they insist you in paying cash only.

Marilyn Tassy :

.... I have become very untrusting in my 12 years here.
In the end he tipped for his hernia surgery as much as the private clinic would of cost for the surgery.
This was a few years back, gave $300. cash. I asked him why he tipped as much as the clinic would have cost, he said he wanted to wake up afterwards?.

Mrs Fluffy's Uncle knew all about that.  He woke up but only for a few days. 

You don't have to be a Professor Dr to know (or should know) that if you stitch two pipes together that you don't put a stitch in every cm, you put them in every mm.  If you don't do that,  if it comes under pressure, it's going to leak and then you die if it's your heart. Maybe if he'd tipped, he'd still be walking.

If it was somewhere else, the negligence claim would have been millions.

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