GERMAN MEDICINE IN RUSSIA
Anna Wohlthat is the CEO of the WP German Med CARE company, economist in the field of healthcare, and mother of four children. She has her own business in Russia and in Germany and her own winery. In addition, now she is finishing studying at the SKOLKOVO business school. The EWC journalists interviewed her and found out how Anna managed to build her business and what features it had.
By today, the interviewee has established two clinics in Moscow. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In fact, Moscow has a number of medical institutions. That is why Anna needed to create a unique concept for the clinic. Uniqueness lies in the narrow focus of treatment.
“Moscow has many multidisciplinary clinics. These clinics are served by a full range of health professionals. But in general, such a medical institution does not have a clear direction. In this regard, we completely adopted Germany’s model. Out highly specialized clinic has only orthopedists. We focus our attention only on diseases of the musculoskeletal system and offer the most modern methods of their diagnosis and treatment”, said Anna Wohlthat.
The European Medical Academy named after Paul Ehrlich starts its work with patients diagnosing their disease. Medical consultations are conducted by highly qualified specialists. The clinic operates under the patronage of German orthopedic professors. Its staff takes part in workshops conducted by German specialists, undertake an internship in Germany, and always can consult to German colleagues in difficult cases. The clinic is equipped with a modern diagnosis device called DIERS. By now, Russia has only few such devices. DIERS provides the light-optical 3D analysis of vertebral and posture disorders without harmful radiation. It has almost no contradictions for patients. In this regard, it is a perfect diagnosis method for both children and adults.
“Germany has long realised that it is better to annually conduct a course of physiotherapeutic procedures for its citizens to avoid serious diseases that require surgical treatment. We have the same principle of work in our clinic in Moscow”, she added.
The clinic provides its patients with all possible therapies available in Russia including laser therapy, ozone therapy, plasma therapy, etc. It also has one more unique device for magnetic resonance therapy (MBST). It allows treating arthrosis, arthritis, spinal disc herniation, and osteoporosis. The result achieved thanks to this method is none the worse than that of surgical operation. However, this is a non-invasive technique. It is one of the most comfortable options of treatment, which eliminates pain and spinal cord injuries. Germany already has over 190 orthopedic centres equipped with this device. Unfortunately, Moscow has only two devices providing such treatment.
Anna Wohlthat recommends consulting to WP German Med CARE clinics in Germany in case patients need surgical treatment. This country has no large clinics. It is for patient to go to a clinic centre focusing on diseases he or she has. German medicine is narrow focus specialized, and thanks to it doctors there are extremely good at their jobs.
In Germany, the patient’s post-surgery rehabilitation of the patient takes place in a rehabilitation clinic. After that, the patient may continue rehabilitation treatment in Moscow.
The interviewee’s dream is to introduce the technology of stem cell treatment in Russia. Today, Germany has only one clinic called Oxacell that has a state license for such treatment. Stem cells are extracted from the adipose tissue of the patient or donor. They undergo special process lasting about 8 hours. As a result, highly purified adult stem cells are extracted. Oxacell’s medical products are recognized as effective and safe ones. They help in the treatment of osteoarthritis, skin lesions and adipose tissue lesions, burns, and radiation damage. Nowadays in-depth studies on the treatment of severe and incurable liver diseases with adipose tissue-derived stem cells are underway.
Medicine and biopharmaceutics are the main business interests of Anna Wohlthat. However, she has one more interesting initiative, which is her family’s own winery in German producing white wine and sparkling wine. Today, the interviewee works on regulating export supplies of her own wine to Russia. According to her, she is fond of good wine and wants Russian citizens to enjoy it as well. In addition, there is a belief that a glass of wine improves health.
Agata Korovina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov