Dr. Gersch Private Practice
»We see patients at my practice who don't want to leave after 5 minutes with just a prescription, but who would like to work on the root cause of their health struggles or take a long term preventive approach on their life«
– Dr. Gersch
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We see patients at my practice who don't want to leave after 5 minutes with just a prescription, but who would like to work on the root cause of their health struggles or take a long term preventive approach on their life.
The focus of my practice is on functional medicine. Unfortunately, there is no board certification for functional medicine in Germany (yet), but I have extensive training in practicing medicine. I am a licensed medical doctor who is double board-certified in anesthesiology and emergency medicine, but in my practice, the center of my work is on nutrition and general functional medicine since the root of disease interests me more than the sole treatment of symptoms.
My practice is equipped to do a broad spectrum of lab tests. We can measure heart rate variability, CO2, write ECG's and do ultrasound exams.
My general areas of interest include
We will provide you with an invoice for possible reimbursement with private insurances such as BCBS, Cigna or FSBP as well as TRICARE. We do not directly bill insurances so out-of-network deductibles may occur or not everything may be covered. You will pay this invoice directly to us (all major credit cards accepted).
We send most blood to an outside lab for processing, who will mail you a separate invoice you can hand in to your private insurance company or Tricare. If you have a high-deductible plan or are uninsured, self-pay discounts are available on lab testing.
Please understand that we will not accept German social insurance (such as AOK, BKK, TK). Patients on these insurances may be seen on a self-pay basis. Expect € 140 – 200 per each 20 minutes.
Is there a difference between functional medicine and integrative medicine? This is just different terms, talking all about the same framework: Treating the root cause of disease rather than the symptoms.
Let's take metabolic syndrome with diabetes. Conventional treatment methods might include drugs that increase insulin output or even injectable insulin. All these will have side effects and only manage the symptoms.
But a consultation with a functional medicine practitioner will mean that you will team up together and look for the underlying issue. In this case, this will be insulin resistance, most often caused by high levels of uric acid and a dysfunctional fruit sugar metabolism. Or maybe you have a food intolerance and keep eating food that does not love you back. If we can reverse the cause of your disease, we will try to cure it. That is the idea of functional medicine.
Still, we are fully fledged Western doctors and can start you on medication if necessary. But a symptomatic treatment approach is not actually our goal. What we're you trying to do is get healthy by making diseases go away. Yes, this might include lifestyle changes. But they will be worth it.
With Dr. Gersch's unique app, you will have
The app guarantees encrypted communication with high security standards, but with the easiness of using your smartphone.
The app is only available to patients of the practice. To get access, ask in the office for your personal login code.
Consultation hours are by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment online, email [email protected] or call +49 631 / 34 35 97 38.
Cancellations and missed appointments: If you need to reschedule an appointment, you may do so once up to seven days prior to the appointment by clicking the designated rescheduling link in the email confirming the appointment. If you want to fully cancel an appointment, please reply to the email or contact the practice at least one week ahead of the appointment. After those seven days, the spot in Dr. Gersch's schedule will be reserved just for you. If you cannot make it to the appointment, we therefore still need to bill you for that as we do not have other patients waiting in the practice who could take your spot.
If you call us or visit our office, our healthcare assistants Kyra and Merima and our trained nurse Rebekka will be there for you. They will help you to schedule with us, but also with other practices (avoiding language barriers). They will support you in every way and will be happy to answer all your questions.
During an appointment, you will be seen and treated either by Dr. Gersch or by Dr. Möller.
All members of our team will also be available through our app.
The practice is located at the Business + Innovation Center. When driving, enter Carl-Euler-Straße 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern into your GPS (this will direct you to the parking lot – accross the street there is a grocery store parking lot, but just turn left to enter our gated parking lot pictured below).
Drive on the property. If the barrier is closed, just pull up and the gate will open automatically. In case the gate was closed, you will later receive a parking coin for toll-free exit.
There is a parking lot directly in front of the building. If full, please continue driving on to the parking lot, turn around the corner, and find further parking facilities behind the building.
If you walk, use Trippstadter Str. 110, 67663 Kaiserslautern for your GPS.
Take the SWK bus lines 115 or 116 direction Kaiserslautern, »Uni Ost«. These bus lines leave from the main station.
You may also take the Saar-Pfalz-Bus, line 150, direction Trippstadt, »Bürgermeisteramt«, also leaving from the main station.
Please exit the bus at »Carl-Euler-Straße«. Walking from there will take you about 2 minutes.
Please drive on the building's parking lot. Continue driving on the parking lot, turn around the corner, turn right again and take the ramp where you will find barrier-free parking spaces.
If you need further attention, please call 0631 / 68039 - 110 on arrival. A wheelchair-accessible elevator, as well as a barrier-free restroom, are available.
Dr. Gersch's complete care & prevention plan will accompany you not only for one-time-treatments but throughout the year
It will include a yearly assessment and quarterly follow-ups plus provide additional services upon request such as taking part in patient groups.
Dr. Gersch's exclusive complete care & prevention plan is limited to a maximum of 65 participating patients due to its continuous and comprehensive care model. Please enquire if you are interested.
You will receive access data at your first appointment to access your electronic health record. You can also use the EHR platform to securely message the doctor.
Dr. med. Christian Gersch
Medical doctor in private practice
Offical title: physician licensed to practice medicine in Germany (Arzt, verliehen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
- Berufsordnung der Ärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz
- Approbationsordnung für Ärzte
- Ärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz: Gesetze, Verordnungen
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