Holders of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) designation “Practicing physician” (Praktische(r) Arzt/Ärztin) possess a broad range of medical knowledge about illnesses afflicting young people, adults and older people.

They provide primary care, carry out diagnostics and possess mastery of common examination methods such as blood and urine tests and x-ray examinations. They carry out an initial assessment and are capable of selecting the proper course of treatment. They provide emergency services and basic wound care. They decide when further examinations or special treatments are needed and refer patients to the appropriate specialists or hospitals as needed.

The further training to become a practicing doctor is often the foundation for earning the FMH specialist title for “General Internal Medicine” (Allgemeine Innere Medizin). 

Why choose Hirslanden


Practicing physician is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our practicing physician specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!