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Welcome to our gynecology practice
Our center of attention: You
Teamwork is the key to top-quality care – based on this concept, Dr. Karla Junghanns, Dr. Sybille Schmidt and Dr. Solveig Rockmann cooperate seamlessly in our practice. A close and trustful relationship with each patient is one of our foremost goals, along with highly qualified and holistic care throughout a patient's lifetime. Each of us draws on professional experience in different clinics and areas of gynecology. We are here for you, whatever questions or needs you have: whether related to puberty, pregnancy, cancer screening or menopause – we will take time to give you comprehensive care.
Our consultation times fit the different daily routines of our patients: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every second Saturday in the month, we open for private patient consultation from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Professional excellence is an individual responsibility. As doctors, we take part in seminars and congresses regularly. Our practice has earned the DEGUM II certificate for specialization in ultrasound diagnostics. As our patient, you can trust us to stay up to date on the newest insights and scientific findings in medicine and medical technology.
In cases requiring surgery, we cooperate closely with various clinics in Düsseldorf. Emergencies are handled swiftly, with follow-up care in our practice.
Our team and our practice
Our areas of expertise include
- Gynecology for children and teenagers
- Puberty consultation
- Pregnancy and birth
- Starting a family
- Cancer screening
- Consultation times and appointments
- Proof of health insurance
- How to find us
- Emergencies outside of our consultation times
Dr. med. Karla Junghanns
1959 Born in Düsseldorf
1979–1985 Studied medicine and obtained license to practice
1986 Earned Doctor of Medicine degree
Up to 1993: Employed in surgery and obstetrics clinics in Kempen, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal
1993 Opened a clinic for obstetrics and gynecology
1998–2001 Trained in psychotherapy
Since 2003 Specializing in hormone and metabolism therapy and member of the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine (GSAAM e.V.)
2006–2013 Operated a group practice with Dr. Christine Günther
2014 onward Operating a practice with a team including Dr. Solveig Rockmann and Dr. Sybille Schmidt
„It gives me great pleasure to care for my patients throughout the years. I've known some since their puberty and others through various life phases, from pregnancy to menopause.
As a doctor, it's extremely important to me to stay up to date, and especially to stay open to new approaches in medicine. I live in Düsseldorf and have been married since 1992. My husband, Rainer Junghanns, is an artist. My daughter, Carmen, works as a medical assistant in the gynecological department of the hospital Evangelisches Krankenhaus in Düsseldorf.“
Dr. med. Sybille Schmidt
1973 Born in Hamburg
2002 Completed studies of medicine at the Humboldt University, Berlin
2003 Earned Doctor of Medicine degree
2002–2009 Employed as a practitioner and later doctor of obstetrics and gynecology at the women's clinic of the Neuperlach Hospital, Munich
2011–2013 Employed as a specialist at the University Clinics for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Essen and Düsseldorf
2004 Earned qualification in basic psychosomatic care
2008–2010 Earned certification for gynecology for children and teenagers
2012–2013 Responsible for tumor risk consultations at the University Clinic, Düsseldorf
January 2014 Joined the gynecology practice team of Dr. Karla Junghanns
„The many years I've spent at university clinics have kept me up to date with the newest scientific developments in the different areas of gynecology.My goal was always to learn the full spectrum of gynecology – from obstetrics and emergency care to breast cancer diagnostics and gynecology for children and teenagers. Now I'm very happy to be able to accompany my patients throughout life, rather than return them to their regular gynecologists after treatment. One of the joys of my profession is the opportunity to get to know people within a short time, and then to build trusting, long-term relationships. I have lived in Düsseldorf with my family since 2010. My husband is a manager. Our sons Philipp and Moritz are in kindergarten and our daughter Sophia is in elementary school.“
Dr. med. Solveig Rockmann
1975 Born in Frankfurt am Main
2002 Completed studies of medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin
2007 Earned Doctor of Medicine degree
2003–2011 Employed as a practitioner and later doctor of obstetrics and gynecology at the women's clinic of the Charité Hospital, Berlin, und the University Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Essen
2011–2013 Employed as Senior Physician at the University Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Düsseldorf
2007 Earned a certificate for cancer diagnostics and therapy in the area of gynecology
2008–2011 Completed a 3-year training program in special obstetrics and prenatal medicine and earned the DEGUM Level II qualification for use of ultrasound equipment in prenatal diagnostics
2014 Joined the gynecology practice team of Dr. Karla Junghanns
„Even after so many years of caring for expecting mothers, it's still a joy each time I have the opportunity to accompany a patient through all the individual ups and downs of her pregnancy. Fortunately, most concerns can be dealt with easily in consultations and with modern ultrasound diagnostics. I have been married since 2011. My husband, who is a dentist, and I live in Düsseldorf with our twins – since their birth in 2012, life has become even more exciting and full of joys.“
Our areas of expertise include
Gynecology for children and teenagers
Gynecological questions can arise among girls of any age. Because an appointment with a gynecologist is unfamiliar to most, especially very young patients, we allow plenty of time and conduct examinations in an atmosphere that makes children and teenagers comfortable. Girls have concerns of all different kinds. Mothers may also become worried, for example, about a daughter's premature breast development or menstruation. Other girls may wonder why they have not yet had their period, although their friends have. Premature or delayed puberty as well as vaginal infections, irregularities of the vagina and vulva or premature breast development are not uncommon and can all be treated. As specialists in gynecology for children and teenagers, we are happy to answer all your questions and clear up any concerns you might have.back to top
It's perfectly normal to be a little nervous about your very first appointment with a gynecologist – it's new and unfamiliar to you. We allow plenty of time for puberty consultations. Our focus is on talking with you and answering your questions, rather than on the checkup itself.
Any and all questions you might have are welcome: What do I need to know about menstruation? Do I need the new cervical cancer vaccine? How can I protect myself against venereal disease? What type of contraception is right for me? If you decide on a birth control pill prescription, we will carry out the necessary examination externally via ultrasound. In most cases, there is no need for an internal exam on the gynecology chair.
Gynecology for children and teenagers is one of our areas of specialization, so even younger girls who have not yet entered puberty are in good hands with us.
And of course your mother, best friend or boyfriend is also more than welcome to come along with you to your appointment!back to top
Reliable contraception is about quality of life, not just preventing unplanned pregnancy. We will discuss the many different methods with you in detail and support you in choosing the right one based on the most important criteria, like tolerance and safety. If you have German public health insurance, contraception costs will be covered up to the age of 20 years. Contraception options include:
Birth control pill (micro-pill and mini-pill)
Intrauterine device (IUD)
Hormone spiral (Mirena)
Etonogestrel implant (Implanon)
Pregnancy and birth
You're expecting? Good for you! We look forward to supporting you in the coming months with our knowledge and experience. We're here for you to answer all your questions – whether your pregnancy is entirely uncomplicated or you go through difficult times.
We recommend regular prenatal checkups for all expecting mothers. If you have German public health insurance, monthly visits are covered for the first 30 weeks of pregnancy and biweekly visits thereafter.
The prenatal examinations allow us to determine whether your baby is developing well and to identify possible risks. We can then take preventive measures or keep risk factors under observation. In the event of a multiple pregnancy, this will be identified at a very early stage and given especially intensive attention in the coming months.
Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound technology for prenatal diagnostics. We have earned DEGUM II certification from the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin e.V., DEGUM), which is awarded only to practices with an outstanding level of training in ultrasound technology and highest-quality equipment.
Good nutrition is especially important during pregnancy. As an expecting mother, you have heightened vitamin and mineral needs. In fact, it is impossible to get sufficient amounts of certain vitamins and trace elements like iodine and folic acid through food. We will advise you about which vitamin and mineral supplements you should take from the beginning on.
Whatever questions you might have on topics like sex, travel or exercise during pregnancy, prenatal classes, maternity leave, breast feeding or postnatal care – we'll help you get along.
Starting a family
For several months, you have wanted to have a baby. Everything appears to be perfect, yet you're still not pregnant. This can be for many different reasons: organic conditions, hormonal disorders or psychological problems. Studies estimate that one couple out of seven fails to have children despite having a clear wish to start a family. But with today's advanced medical methods, more and more couples are able to have a baby after all. We will work with you to find out what is preventing you from conceiving, and what can be done to help.
In general, there is a 15–20% chance of conception during each menstrual cycle. Half of couples wanting to start a family succeed in conceiving within three months, while two-thirds of the women become pregnant within one year. Those with irregular cycles require longer on average to conceive. But even if your cycle is regular, you and your partner should allow yourselves a year's time before seeking medical advice. After an in-depth consultation with you and your partner, in which we talk about your personal expectations and conditions, we carry out a thorough examination. In further exams at different stages of your cycle, we seek to find out why your wish for a baby has remained unfulfilled.
As failure to conceive is due to the male partner in a large percentage of cases, we always recommend a sperm analysis to determine the makeup of your partner's sperm cells. Following this test, conducted by a urologist, we discuss the results with both of you. Together, we then consider what steps to take next. If you wish, we can cooperate with a fertility center.back to top
Thorough cancer screening is very important throughout every phase of life. Only if checkups are done on a regular basis can the various forms of cancer be identified and treated at an early stage. Your health is precious, and early diagnosis of cancer significantly increases the chances of cure.
We also utilize your cancer screening visits to talk about how lifestyle factors like exercise and nutrition can help reduce your risk. German public health insurance covers annual cancer screening for women from the age of 20 years onward. As the risk increases with age, the checkups are divided into the age groups 20–30, 30–50, 50–55 and over 55. Women between the ages of 50 and 69 years can include mammography screening to detect breast cancer.
From the age of 55 onward, Germany's public health insurance also covers a colonoscopy to detect cancer of the colon. Alongside cancer screening, we offer a number of additional exams that are generally not covered by public health insurance.
When a patient is diagnosed with breast, uterine or ovarian cancer, we take time to explain the disease and what it means in detail. Family members often take part in these talks. We discuss the available therapies and which of them we recommend as well as which hospital is most suitable.back to top
Menopause is a phase of gradual transition to a new stage of life. Family planning is no longer relavent and your own interests take on greater importance. We will explain the changes taking place in your body and how to ease possible complaints. Together, we'll work out an individual therapy plan to help you through this period. Many different options are available.
Around the age of 50, you can expect your menstrual period to stop occurring. As an initial sign that menopause is approaching, your cycle will become irregular – in many cases, shorter – as your hormonal makeup changes. Each woman experiences this phase of life individually. When the effects begin and how strongly they are felt can vary widely. One woman in three experiences significant discomfort due to effects like hot flashes, accelerated heart rate and urinary leakage. Patients frequently feel depressed, have trouble sleeping and experience a decrease in sex drive. On the other hand, a third of women feel no discomfort at all.
Hormone therapy offers a broad range of options that not only address menopause-related complaints, but can also have the additional benefit of anti-aging effects when applied properly.
Our consultation times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Every second Saturday in the month, we open for private patient consultation from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
We require all patients to make an appointment before visiting.
If you have an acute condition, please call to make an emergency
appointment at 0211 32 37 616.
Outside of our consultation times, you can use our online cancer screening appointment portal (operated by the company samedi). To make regular appointments in advance, please use our e-mail contact form.
E-mail appointment request
Feel free to arrange longer-term appointments by e-mail. Please fill out all fields completely and indicate when you would like an appointment – preferably with a number of possible dates and times. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you!
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Proof of health insurance
Please present proof of your health insurance (e.g. card) when you visit us for the first time within a quarter. This is required even if you come for a prescription only. Our contracts with health insurers do not allow us to write an insured prescription without proof of health insurance. In the event that we have not recorded your data, for example, after a consultation by telephone or when you have come for an emergency visit or prescription, we ask you to bring your card or other documentation to our offices as soon as possible.back to top
How to find us
You can reach our practice with the subway lines U70, U75, U76, U78 and U79.
Map and parking
The central Notfallpraxis (emergency clinic) at Kronenstraße 15 is open outside of our consultation times. Call 0180 5044100 (house calls are also available). A number of different specialists are available during the following times:
|Sat and Sun||7:00am–7:00am|
The following hospitals have gynecology wards and are available at all times for emergencies:
Tel. 0211 9190
Tel. 0211 44000
Tel. 0211 4090
Tel. 0211 280001
Urdenbacher Allee 83
Tel. 0211 99702
Tel. 0211 8100
Tel. 0211 40217