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Check-up Examinations

The Medical Range of Services of Our Check-Up Center

What You would treat Your car to, of course, a body needs even more urgently: a regular check-up. Which car has a life expectancy of eighty, ninety, or even one hundred years? Unfortunately, very few people go to the physician before they get sick. However, prevention is the best therapy. In order to avoid unpredictable failures, we recommend our check-ups every two years for people over 50, but younger people should also get a first impression of their own health through a check-up with us.

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Our Services

• Elicitation of the medical history
• Physical Examination
• Laboratory Examination (i.e. blood sugar, cholesterol, parameter of the renal function, CK, SGOT, SGPT, troponin, insulin, homocysteine, blood gas analysis, oximetry i.a.)
• Body Composition Analysis
• Stress-ECG
• Long Term ECG with analysis of the heart rate variability, late potential analysis
• Long Term Blood Pressure Measurement
• Tilting-table Investigation
• Echocardiography including Doppler- and Color-Dopplerechocardiography
• Stressechocardiography
• Transesophageal Echocardiography
• Ultra Sound Examination of the vessels (Doppler- and Duplexsonography of the arteries and veins)
• Spirometry
• Computer Tomography of the heart (calcium score, CT-Angiography of the coronary arteries)
• Computer Tomography of the lungs (Low dose CT if You are a smoker)
• Sleep Apnea Screening
• Abdomen Ultra Sound
• Thyroid Sonography
• Gastroscopy
• Sigmoidoscopy
• Colonoscopy, possibly Polypectomy
• Proctoscopy, possibly Hemorrhoids Treatment


• Conventional Radiology, Mammography, Mammary Sonography
• Bone Density Measurement
• Computer Tomography
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Consultative Examination

  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Pneumology
  • Neurology
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Dr. med. René Malzkorn

Dr. René Malzkorn was born in 1967. From 1986 to 1988 he completed his training in Physiotherapy at the University of Düsseldorf. From 1990 to 1998 he studied medicine and earned his doctorate, also at the University of Düsseldorf. He then completed additional training to qualify as a specialist in Surgery at the Clinic Calw. From 2003 to 2006 Dr. Malzkorn worked in the Spinal Surgery unit of the SHR Clinic in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, where he headed the outpatient facility for Interventional Therapy as well as pediatric consultations for spinal deformities as Chief Physician from 2006 to 2011. Currently, Dr. Malzkorn has a private practice specialising in conservative treatment methods in Nagold.
Moreover, he has been a consultant physician for the Max Grundig Clinic since 2011.

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Prof. Dr. med. Sven Lahme

He studied human medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum from 1983 to 1985 and continued his studies at the University of Essen, where he passed his medical examination in 1990. From 1990 to 1991, he was a physician during an internship in the Department of General and Thoracic Surgery at the Bundeswehrzentralkrankenhaus Koblenz, where he obtained his license to practice medicine and then became an assistant physician in the Department of Urology. From 1992 to 1993 he was a staff physician and head of the medical department Inst Btl 120 and Nsch Btl 110, Rheine and received his doctorate in 1993. Subsequently he was assistant physician until 1996, in the Clinic for Urology of the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and from 1996 specialist for urology and senior physician. In 2002, he obtained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) and teaching authorisation for urology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen. From 2003 to 2004 he was senior physician at the Urological Clinic of the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and in 2004 he became chief physician at the Clinic for Urology in the Siloah St. Trudpert Clinic Pforzheim until he became medical director of the Goldstadt Private Clinic Pforzheim in 2018. His appointment as an Associate Professor followed in 2011 and he has received numerous additional training courses, such as in Special Urological Surgery, Laboratory Examinations in the Field of Urology, Radiation Protection and Additional Titles in Medical Tumor Therapy and Andrology. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and reviewers of scientific journals. He has been a consultative physician at the Max Grundig Clinic since July 2018.

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Dr. med. Gabriele Lindner-Wesel

Dr. med. Gabriele Lindner-Wesel, born in 1956, studied medicine in Düsseldorf. She was licensed and received her doctorate in 1982. Dr. Lindner-Wesel completed her specialist training in gynaecology and obstetrics in Freiburg, Offenburg and Bühl. She also completed an endocrinology training with Prof. Dr. Johannes Huber, University of Vienna.

She has been a consultative gynaecologist at the Max Grundig Clinic since 2009.

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Dr. med. Christian Nagel

Born in Freiburg i.Br., he grew up in Stuttgart and Grenzach-Wyhlen, where he went to school. He returned to Freiburg to study medicine and received his doctorate in internal medicine/nephrology in 2001. He began his clinical training in the pneumology department of the St. Vincentius Hospital in Karlsruhe. There, he received comprehensive training in the fields of conservative and interventional pneumology, sleep and respiratory medicine as well as general internal medicine. In 2005 he built up and expanded the pulmonary vascular diagnostics and the right heart catheter laboratory, which is still one of his professional and scientific focal points today. In 2013, he moved to the Baden-Baden City Clinic as chief physician. In 2018, he was appointed head physician of the Clinic for Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery at Klinikum Mittelbaden, Baden-Baden Balg. Since 2019, he has been director of the Centre for Internal Medicine and Vice President of the South German Society for Pneumology, and has also been senior physician at the Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases at the Thorax Clinic of the University Hospital of Heidelberg. Since 2017, he has been a pneumologist at the Max Grundig Clinic. He thus covers all conservative and invasive areas of pneumology from university medicine through broad care and acute medicine to private practice medicine. In this way, all pneumological clinical pictures can be treated extremely competently and according to the latest clinical and scientific standards.

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Dr. med. Christoph Müller

Born in Mannheim, he studied and received his doctorate in Freiburg and completed internships in London, Wattwill in Switzerland, and Timaru in New Zealand.
He was an assistant physician in internal medicine, neurology and psychiatry at the Karlsruhe Municipal Hospital. In 1997 he became a specialist in neurology and was awarded the additional title of Neurological Intensive Care Medicine in 1999. From 1998 to 2001 he was senior physician in neurology at the Karlsruhe Municipal Hospital. Since 2001 he has been a resident neurologist in a large group practice in Karlsruhe and since summer 2018 a consultative physician at the Max Grundig Clinic.

The genes are no longer our destiny! Check-ups as part of preventive medicine are the basis for a healthier lifestyle.

Prof. Dr. med. Curt Diehm Chief Medical Officer of Max Grundig Clinic

Procedure And Duration of A Check-up

From A to Z

It is part of the Max Grundig Clinic’s approach not to take the most extensive but the shortest path to diagnosis. Intelligent laboratory algorithms, magnetic resonance tomography, and ultrasound examinations have priority in our Check-up center. These do not hurt, are risk-free, and allow resilient follow-ups. With regard to radiation damage, the use of X-rays or CT in screening is limited to individual special cases. However, we consider endoscopy to be a decisive method for a definitive diagnosis. In order to be able to carry this out seamlessly without referral procedures, we have the entire diagnostics under one roof – at the most modern, university level. Our patients have the option of choosing between a small and an extensive Check-up. These last from 4 hours to 2 days – however, there are no general check-up programs. After an admission interview with the physician, the necessary examination contents are determined according to the individual situation.

Second Opinion

Some physicians consider obtaining a second opinion as an insult. We consider it a confirmation of our work, because our clinic is asked for a second opinion very often. With the interdisciplinary orientation of our clinic and many years of experience, our specialists can take an unbiased look at the clinical picture, diagnostics and the therapy plan. In the USA and the UK, by the way, this procedure has been common practice for many years. This examination enables us to answer questions and to eliminate ambiguities that have arisen after the first visit to the physician. At this point, it also pays off that our sponsor, the Max Grundig Foundation, takes the pressure of time out of treatment. This allows our team of physicians to come very close to the ideal of speaking medicine. On the other hand, we encourage insecure patients to seek a second opinion on our findings, too. It proves the accuracy of our work that most of these patients come back afterwards to get well at the Max Grundig Clinic.

Basic Check-up Program

  • Admission interview with physical examination
  • Laboratory chemical tests:
    • Routine-Laboratory
  • Cardiological examinations:
    • rest & stress ECG
    • Echocardiography
  • Other preventive medical examinations:
    • Ultrasound upper and lower abdomen
    • Ultrasound thyroid gland
    • Color duplex sonography carotides
    • Body plethysmography
    • ABI- and PWV-measurement
  • Comprehensive final conversation and preparation of a detailed physician’s letter

Advanced Check-up

  • Admission interview with physical examination
  • Laboratory chemical tests:
    • Routine-Laboratory
  • Cardiological examinations:
    • rest & stress ECG
    • Echocardiography
  • Other preventive medical examinations:
    • Ultrasound upper and lower abdomen
    • Ultrasound thyroid gland
    • Color duplex sonography carotides
    • Body plethysmography
    • ABI- and PWV-measurement
    • InBody (body fat measurement)
  • Gastroenterological examinations:
    • Gastro- and colonoscopy (incl. polypectomy and biopsy)
  • Comprehensive final conversation and preparation of a detailed physician´s letter
Any further questions: check-up@max-grundig-klinik.de