I am an Italian citizen who moved to Rostock two years ago. I work as a full-time employee for a local company so everything (including my Krakenkasse registration) has been sorted out already.
I rarely get ill (on average I saw my doctor back in Italy maybe once every 2-3 years) but I you never know when you might happen to need a doctor... and it would be better to have already someone you know (I might also ask for a general check-up to build some sort of medical history here).
My problem is that my German is still basically non-existant (I speak in English in the office).
I contacted the Krakenkasse and they provided a website which lists doctors in the area, but there is no indication of language they are proficient with.
So, is there any way to find out except by trying to contact them first (by email or traditional mail, maybe) and describe my situation? Is there any particular strategy you are supposed to adopt in looking for a doctor, or do you just walk in the studio, talk to them and then they take you as a patient?
(In Italy it is semi-automatically assigned by area residence, even if you can subsequently change it).
Of course an Italian-speaking doctor would be even better, but I suppose that my chances would be even lower in this case.