Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Department of Psychosomatics

Wolfgang Merkle

Dr. med.

Wolfgang Merkle

Specialized in: psychoanalysis, interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy, eating disorders, somatoform disorders

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  • Seit 1996    Chefarzt der Klinik für Psychosomatik am Hospital zum Heiligen Geist; Facharzt für Psychotherapeutische Medizin;
  • 1988    Facharzt für Psychiatrie; Oberarzt an der Psychosomatischen Klinik der Städtischen Krankenanstalt Esslingen
  • 1984    Ausbildung zum Psychoanalytiker
  • 1982    Dissertation zum Thema "Die medikamentöse Analgesie bei Patienten mit chronischen Krebsschmerzen"
  • 1974    Studium der Medizin in Ulm
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  • Integrierte Psychosomatische Medizin; Hrsg. Thure von Uexküll
  • Handbuch Chronischer Schmerz; Hrsg. Egle et al.

The range of treatments in the clinic includes all diseases caused by psychological or social factors, such as tinnitus (noise in the ears), dizziness, fainting, psychogenic paralysis or seizures. And also psychosomatic illness with functional disorders, such as:

  • Cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory failure
  • Frequent vesical tenesmus
  • Disorder sleep patterns
  • Sexual disorders
  • Anorexia

The doctors pay great attention to the treatment of patients with disorders of personality structure.

In addition there are:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Various relaxation techniques (autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation)
  • Training in management and overcoming the fear
  • Dietology

About hospital

Hospital „zum Heiligen Geist“is located in the central part of the city and includes five specialized clinics: clinic for internal medicine, surgical clinic with the Department of vascular surgery clinic of gynaecology and obstetrics, psychosomatic medicine, oncology and anesthesiology and radiology Institute. Here about 26.500 patients take their inpatient and outpatient care. It is an interdisciplinary academic hospital of University named after I.V. Goethe and specializes in cardiology, gastroenterology, visceral and vascular surgery, arthroplasty, oncology as like gynecology and childbirth. Due to its central location the hospital is a specialized center of emergency medical aid.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.