Letzte Aktualisierung am 7. December 2023 von Dr. Michael Zechmann-Khreis
Nutritionists, doctors, clinics and other professionals. Where can I find a medical expert who can help me with my intolerances and allergies? This question is often asked in our Facebook groups. We have therefore compiled all the state-recognized associations and online searches for you here.
First things first: only a doctor can diagnose food intolerance or food allergy. A sound diagnosis is not an easy undertaking and requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. It is therefore advisable to consult an appropriately trained doctor. Other professional groups or providers of self-tests are not permitted to make diagnoses regarding intolerance and allergy. The period after the diagnosis should also be accompanied by a state-certified nutrition expert.
Please note: the word “nutritionist” is not protected in many countries. This means that practically anyone can use this designation. Nevertheless, not everyone is allowed to advise you on your diet/disease. This also requires special training. In Austria, this is training as a dietician, in Germany, for example, as an ecotrophologist or dietician. Please note that this is about your health, so please make sure that your chosen nutritionist is state-trained.
Below you will find the relevant associations and chambers as well as the corresponding experts in your area.
German Medical Association
The individual countries have their own chambers, each with their own doctor searches
Doctor search on the website of the German Medical Association
Austrian Medical Association
Each federal state has its own medical association. There are only partial online search options in the federal states.
Doctor search on the website of the Medical Association
Unfortunately, the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists does not have a good website. However, there is still a pharmacy search. You can reach them here: Pharmacy search Austria
However, we recommend the “Apotheken” app for Austria. It is the official app of the Chamber of Pharmacists, you can find opening hours, pharmacies nearby and much more. Very easy to use and a real helper for everyday life.
Medical profession search
In Switzerland, there are only private providers of doctor searches. The register of medical professions (MedReg) can be used to search for all licensed doctors with a federal or recognized foreign diploma. There is also the National Register of Healthcare Professions (NaReg), where you can also search for dietitians.
MedReg search (doctors, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians)
NaReg search (nutritionist, alternative practitioner, …)