What can practical support do for you?

In the practice, there are two types of practice assistants who are trained to support the GP in the care of chronically ill people and vulnerable elderly people. Think of people with diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, asthma and COPD. They can also assist you in smoking cessation. Practice supporters work by appointment. You can contact the assistants for this.

Somatic (physical care)

Petra Groeneveld

Petra Groeneveld worked as doctor assistant from 1983 to 2004 at the hospital for several specialists.

In 2004, she completed the program of Practice Assistant General Practitioners at the Hogeschool in Alkmaar and has since been employed in various practices in Aalsmeer. Since March 1, 2009, she works in the practice with Jeroen de Vries as a practical assistant. She guides people with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma, COPD and can also guide people with, for example, smoking cessation.

Her working days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Somatic (physical care)

Diane Flikweert

Diane Flikweert is a nurse and has a lot of experience in elderly care as healthcare provider in nursing homes and home care. Since July 2017, Diane has strengthened the team as a trainee practice support from the education Practice Support for General Practitioner at Leiden University. Diane provides guidance to people with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma and COPD.

Her working days are Monday, Thursday morning and Friday morning.

GGZ (mental healthcare)

Martin Bulk

Martin Bulk works as a mental health care practitioner (GGZ) on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Aalsmeer Oost gezondheidscentrum. From his position as Social Psychiatric Nurse, Trainer, Coach and System Therapist (in training), he supports the GP in clarifying complaints from patients with mild psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric complaints.

He works by problem / complaint (from the actuality) and gives short immediate guidance (4 to 5 conversations) in which his interventions and coaching is focused on gaining more insight and the patient's self-reliance (resources). This way he can motivate / support them to get hold of their life.

If the diagnosis and analysis shows that more intensive and specialist care is required, he has an advisory (indicative) role to the GP and may refer the patient to more appropriate healthcare providers.

There are no additional charges for the POH-GGZ.