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Recommended by Steph Valler
Dr Eric Le Beller speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.
Avenida de los Madronos 49c. 28043
"He is fantastic and extremely good with the kids - my eldest (7 year old) had to go and see him a couple of weeks ago because she had a tooth coming through that was causing her lots of pain. We had a family appointment last night and she couldnt wait to see Dr Eric again (all shes gone on about this week). My 5 years old has previously been absolutely petrified of dentists, but he was so good with her and soon had her in the chair so he could "count her teeth"! Also very good with adults! and reasonably priced!" (SV, Dec 2010)
Sinews is a highly recommended Madrid-based child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists. The Sinews team consists of a child and adolescent psychologist, a child psychiatrist, a speech language pathologist, a neurologist and a pediatric occupational therapist.
For a full interview with two of the practictioners, please click here
Address: Calle Zurbano, 34 1º izq. Madrid, 28010 Telephone: 91 700 19 79
"My wife and I were extremely happy with the help our child received. We both believe that it will have a profound and long-lasting beneficial effect on our child. Laurie was fantastic in identifying the problem and implementing a strategy that greatly helped to alleviate it" (S, Jan 2009)
Recommended by Trine Bruun
Specialists in Homeopathy and Acupuncture.
C/ Torrelaguna 36, Madrid. Tel: 914041604-600028757
"We are treating our children of 15 months and 4 years of age with Homeopathy, and we are delighted. In addition to the professionalism we like their human touch and their closeness. We were tired of not getting results with traditional medicine and we are now beginning to see the light of the end of the tunnel. Strongly recommended" (TB, March 2011)
Recommended by Nicola Clare Vilaplana
Dr. Anamar Menéndez Rodríguez is a Paediatric Dentist working at the Clinica Souki in Madrid and comes highly recommended. She speaks English.
Calle Gúzman el Bueno, 15, 28015, Madrid
Tel for English/French speakers: 915470085 or 625238285
Recommended by Sticky Fingers
Clinica Dental Potosi provide all types of dentistry for adults and children and all dentists speak English, Spanish and two also speak German.
Ask for Cristian, Stefan or Nicola and youll be able to organise appointments in English.
Clinica Dental Potosi, Potosí, 2, 1st floor, door E.
Recommended by Imke Buttkus
UK GMC Registered consultant Paediatrician.
Avda.Concha Espina 8-12º-28036 Madrid, 91 564 69 05//91564 69 15 (in Spanish from 5-8.30pm Mon-Fri.)
Mobile 629 934 657 650 098 429 (in Spanish, English and German) Emergencies and Home visits use mobile number.
"We are using a German paediatrician: You have to like homeopathy to believe that your child is in good hands." (IB, March 2009)
Recommended by Anne Lennon
For all immunizations for ages: Birth to 14yrs. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
C/Nuñez de Balboa (corner of General Oraá) 91-561-6195
"No appointment needed. Quicker and more efficent than any of the clinics private and public that we have tried, and its free." (AL, Feb 2009)
Recommended by Anne Lennon
Native English speaker. Trained at the Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Graduated in 1964. All branches of physical therapy. Specialized in Orthopaedic medicine and sports injuries. Post graduate training in Orthopaedics, Cyrias methods. Home visits by arrangement.
C/Ortega y Gasset 13-2-D Metro Nuñez de Balboa 915762191
"She worked wonders on my neck!" (AL)
Recommended by Maria Hurley
This is a child psychology and music therapy centre with sessions available in English. It is suitable for treating children with autistic spectrum disorder, speech and language delay (with special experience in bilingual children), learning difficulties, motor disorders, etc. They give considerable emphasis to parental involvement and support. The director of the centre, Dr Rosa Garcia Perez, did a PhD in London in psychology and music therapy and has on-going research links with colleagues there.
Calle Maldonado 41 Bajo A, Madrid 28006 Tel 914116998
"Rosa is a wonderful, gifted, infinitely patient professional and your child will be in very safe and loving hands." (MH, May 2009)