A brief introduction of myself; I graduated in 1989 from medical school and wanted to see the world. Therefore, I finished a tropical training including surgery and gynaecology. I went to Zimbabwe in 1992 as a medical officer in a district hospital where I experienced a completely different culture and practice of health care. These years have definitely formed me. After coming back, I was interested in the organizational aspects of healthcare so I completed a master’s degree in public health. I worked in Brazil for the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Programme. Again a wonderful experience, but after 3 years I missed direct contact with patients. With this background I studied for GP in 2002. Until today I do this work with great pleasure and enthusiasm. As a family doctor you can make a difference at certain times in one’s life. Along with my partner Sandra Kloezen we have 2 children Levi (1998) and Britt (1999)
Marc van der Pas
As a doctor I like an open and friendly approach. Together withmy colleagues I want to deliver modern GP care while maintaining the personal relationship with the patient. I was born in 1981 and grew up in the east of Amsterdam. In 2007 I graduated as a doctor from the University of Amsterdam-AMC. I have worked as a doctor in the internal medicine department of the Lukas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam West and at the emergency department of the Flevo Hospital in Almere. With this experience, I started on the GP course at the AMC in 2009 and early 2012 I finished successfully. I then worked as a general practitioner in Curaçao for half a year. I have a special interest in small surgery , anti-inflammatory injections and elderly care as well as palliative care (care in the last stage of life). I enjoy working in the multicultural neighborhood Amsterdam Zuidoost very much. I am married and have two daughters (2010 and 2013).
Addy van der Woude
Since I became a GP I have been working with great pleasure in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Previously in the Holendrecht district, but from February 2018 at Huisartsen Ganzenhoef. I grew up in the neighborhoods Bullewijk and Holendrecht and attended primary school there aswell. At primary school I already knew I wanted to become a doctor. During the study of medicine at the VU, it quickly became clear to me that I wanted to become a general practitioner. I like the diversity of the work of a GP. There is no day like the other. During my office hours I see all sorts of different people, of different ages and with all kinds of different problems passing by. Before I became a general practitioner, I worked in a nursing home for a year. During the GP training I gained extra experience in psychiatry, rheumatology, emergency first aid and in paediatrics. I also worked in general practices in Amsterdam-South and in Osdorp. I find it special that I can work on your health, together with you, nearby the neighborhoods where I grew up. Of course I wish you great health but when necessary, I welcome you at the consultation hour.
My name is Sherida. I was born in 1980. Until the age of 13 I lived in Ganzenhoef. At that time there were mainly high-rise blocks. And there was the big slide at the metro station. That was a lot of fun. From the age of 13 to my 23rd year, I lived close to Den Bosch. Eventually, I moved back again to Amsterdam. Before this I have worked for 10 years as a doctors assistant in Ganzenhoef in a large health center. Before that I worked for 6 years as a nurse in a nursing-home. I live with my boyfriend. Together we have a daughter and a son.
My name is Angela. I was born in 1986. I have worked several years in the employmentagency industry, which I have always done with pleasure. However, I missed the personal touch and care for people. That’s why I started the training of doctor ‘s assistant, which I successfully completed in 2014. As of August 2015 I work at Huisartsen Ganzenhoef.
I work with Huisartsen Ganzenhoef since 2015. I live in Hilversum, but grew up in Amsterdam. After doctors assistent training I soon ended up with Huisartsen Ganzenhoef. I enjoy working in this area with its varied and diverse population.
Works at Huisartsen Ganzenhoef since February 2018
Nurse practitioner (POH-somatiek)
I’m Guylene. I was born in Cameroon (Africa) in 1983 and living in the Netherlands since 2004. I have one daughter.
I spent a year studying medicine in Cameroon. Here in the Netherlands I couldn’t realize my dream to become a GP. Instead, I first followed the training for nurse IG. I still work in a nursing home now and then. Because I wanted to develop myself further, I also followed the training for doctor’s assistant and subsequently the training for nurse practitioner (POH-somatiek). With this knowledge and experience I hope to complement the team.
Keetje de Boer
Psychologic therapist (POH-GGZ)
From 1978 I am working as a nurse in the healthcare system. My first experience was on the “outpatient department Ganzenhoef.” After that among other things I worked in the AMC hospital, a shelter for single mothers and in various refugee centers. The last eight years I worked as a psycho-social therapist in a practice for mental health where I treated youth, adults and families. My interest has always been in the spiritual wellbeing of men and how his or her story affects the body and mind. By talking, listening and using a creative approach in the conversation, I try to improve mental well-being and to find solutions for problems you experience. Trust and openness are important.
In practice, I support the general practitioners, Marc and Maurice, with the questions you have about your mental health or that of your children. You can make an appointment after consultation with your GP.
I’m married and have three adult children. Besides my work I like to expand my knowledge continuously. I like singing and being creative with clay or stone.
Psychologic therapist (POH-GGZ)
My name is Ingrid Sporkslede. I have been working in healthcare for 40 years, of which the last 20 years as a social psychiatric nurse (SPV). I’ve been working at Arkin as an SPV since 2006 and as a psychologic therapist (POH GGZ) at various general practices; in February 2019 I started at Huisartsen Ganzenhoef.
Over the years, I have increasingly focused on transcultural issues, including Winti.
On the one hand because of my own background, but mainly because I noticed that there is a need for it. The Netherlands is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of cultural and religious backgrounds. This can entail other issues and other approaches in healthcare.
As a Winti consultant and transcultural worker, I help people from non-Western cultures, who sometimes have a different explanation for their illness than those given in regular care. The trajectory that is started with them often does not match their own ideas and beliefs. My approach is always used as a dual track policy; together with the practitioner, I let the Western and non-Western treatments match.
I think it is important that everyone is heard and that everyone feels that he/she is being taken seriously here with his/her complaints. I am open to all people, cultures, religions and backgrounds. Taking people as they are is very important to me.