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About us

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Huisartsenpraktijk Westertoren consists of an energetic and experienced team of general practitioners, doctor's assistants and practice support staff. Together, we make an effort every day to support our patients in the best way possible. Warm, personal and future-proof care is what we stand for.

Our Team

Payam Vatankhah

GP manager

Payam Vatankhah

GP manager

Dr. Vatankhah completed his medical training at the Free University of Amsterdam, after which he gained work experience in the field of neurology and neurosurgery. Following this, he completed the general practitioner training programme, which he completed in 2019. As a general practitioner, he has gained experience at various practices and GP surgeries. Since September 2021, he has been strengthening the doctor's team as GP manager.

Alka Lal

GP

Alka Lal

GP

Alka Lal completed her training as a radiologist in Mumbai, India and subsequently completed her medical and general practice training at the Free University of Amsterdam. Her love for people and intrinsic nature to help people is the inspiration for her profession. Apart from Dutch, she is also fluent in English and Hindi.

Hanna Werschkull

GP

Hanna Werschkull

GP

Hanna Werschkull studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam. She then gained several years of experience as a consultation doctor, assistant doctor in internal medicine and as an observer in general practices. She has been working at the Westertoren practice for a few years now. She gets to know more and more patients and is committed to continuity of care, personal attention for the patient with attention for the patient's own wishes, taking into account the latest guidelines and insights. Besides working at our practice, Doctor Werschkull also works with great pleasure as a prison doctor.

Ivo Budiman

GP

Ivo Budiman

GP

Ivo Budiman, is working as a general practitioner at the Westertoren GP practice since September 2021. He completed his training as a general practitioner at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is at our practice every Wednesday. The other days he works in other practices in Amsterdam where he is mostly dealing with expats, tourists and patients with a non-Western background.

Florise Lambrechtsen

Basic doctor

Florise Lambrechtsen

Basic doctor

Florise Lambrechtsen (Doctor). Studied medicine in Groningen and completed her training as a tropical doctor in 2012. Among other things, she worked for 5 years in South Africa. Since 2020, she has been working at this practice where she can put her experience in Surgery, Gynaecology and Paediatrics to good use.

Ilaria Zanaga

Physician assistant manager

Ilaria Zanaga

Physician assistant manager

Ilaria Zanaga completed her training as a nurse in 2016 at the University of Padua, Italy (Universit√° degli studi di Padova). She then worked for 2 years in a private clinic at the Alzheimer's and Emergency Department in Padua. At the end of 2017 Ilaria moved to Amsterdam and since January 2020 she works full time as a doctor's assistant in our practice.

Marloes Bot

POH-GGZ

Marloes Bot

POH-GGZ

Marloes Bot received her bachelor's degree in social work in 2012 and completed the training for POH-GGZ in 2021. Since 2020, Marloes has been working as POH-GGZ at this practice. She also works as a school social worker at a school for blind and visually impaired children. Working days: Thursday and Friday

Gennaro Altamura

POH-GGZ

Gennaro Altamura

POH-GGZ

Gennaro Altama is a passionate licensed psychologist with accomplishments in expat psychology, mental health, training and recruitment. With an extensive educational background and experience in clinical and organizational psychology, expat psychology, CBT techniques for anxiety and depression, stress and burnout PTSD treatments. Gennaro is fluent in English and Italian.

Florance Tingueri

GP assistant

Florance Tingueri

GP assistant

Jihad El Boulafathi

GP assistant

Jihad El Boulafathi

GP assistant

Sophie Nijenhuis

GP assistant

Sophie Nijenhuis

GP assistant

Sophie Nijenhuis graduated as a doctor's assistant in 2018. During her training, Sophie did her BPVs at our practice and hasn't left since. In addition to her work as a doctor's assistant, Sophie has almost graduated as a medical imaging and radiation specialist. The knowledge she acquires in this field complements her work as a doctor's assistant. Her focus areas are wound care, medical imaging and the STD/PrEP consultation hour.

Mayleen Shoemaker

Physician Assistant

Mayleen Shoemaker

Physician Assistant

Daniel Noort

Medical student

Daniel Noort

Medical student

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Interested in working with us?

Huisartsenpraktijk Westertoren is a future-oriented healthcare provider and offers you a workplace where you can continue to develop as a healthcare professional in every phase of your life. An environment where you are appreciated, a place where you are listened to in order to achieve progress together, and an opportunity to contribute today to the practice of tomorrow.