Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pericarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 35323)

Rainer Duchmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer Duchmann

Department of Internal Medicine

Specialized in: oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology, rheumatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Seit 07. 2012    Ärztlicher Direktor des Hospitals zum heiligen Geist
  • Seit 2007    Chefarzt der Medizinischen Klinik am Hospital zum heiligen Geist, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2007    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Rheumatologie
  • 2007    Fachimmunologe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI)
  • 2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Gastroenterologischen Endoskopie Campus Benjamin FranklinCharité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2005-2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I,(Leiter: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz) Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Diabetologie
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Röntgendiagnostik fachgebunden
  • 2006    Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG)
  • 2006    Zertifikat Onkologische Gastroenterologie (DGVS)
  • 2006    Zusatzbezeichnung Labordiagnostik Innere Medizin
  • 2004-2005    Leitender Oberarzt der Allgemeinen Internistischen Ersten Hilfe und Aufnahmestation, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2002-2004    Leitender Internistischer Oberarzt des Viszeralmedizinischen Zentrums, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2001-2007    Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I, Campus Benjamin Franklin Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 2000    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gastroenterologie
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde im Strahlenschutz im Anwendungsgebiet Röntgendiagnostik des Abdomens
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde Laboruntersuchungen in der Inneren Medizin ( I und II)
  • 1998-2000    Oberarzt der Inneren Medizin II, Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 1998    Erwerb der Fachkunde Sigmoido-Koloskopie
  • 1997    Anerkennung als Facharzt für Innere Medizin
  • 1992-1997    Facharztausbildung I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1990-1992    Forschungsstipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) im Labor für Mukosale Immunologie (Leitung: W. Strober), NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1990    Approbation als Arzt
  • 1989-1990    Arzt im Praktikum, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1989    Amerikanische Staatsexamina. Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Teil I+II
  • 1982-1988    Medizinstudium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The main directions are the emergency, reanimation and intensive care, cardiology and gastroenterology. It mainly they serve patients with acute diseases of cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract.  

Inpatient and outpatient Emergency medical aid:

  • Hypertonic crisis
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • ARS (acute pulmonary heart)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Severe bronchopulmonary diseases
  • Poisoning
  • Acute renal failure
  • Gastro-intestinal bleeding
  • Metabolic
  • Sepsis and septic syndrome
  • Acute violations of water-electrolytic balance
  • Acute abdomen (diseases of the abdominal cavity)
  • Shock / multiple organ failure
  • Loss of consciousness of unknown etiology

Cardiology and Reanimatology:

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Acute left-right heart disorder
  • State of shock, various types
  • Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure
  • Acute hemoperfusion in case of renal failure or intoxication
  • Acute coagulation failure


  • Cirrhosis and portal hypertension
  • Metabolic and liver disease
  • Diseases of the oesophagus
  • Acute and chronic cholecystitis
  • Infectious gastro-intestinal diseases and cholangitis
  • Stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer
  • Cholelithiasis, choledocholithiasis
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Diseases of operated stomach
  • Acute gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory swelling of the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver, biliary tract and pancreas
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • written statement
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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