Pain Therapy & Palliative Medicine Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate): Hans-Gerald H. Forg

Hans-Gerald H. Forg
Owner of Practice
Specialist in Pain Therapy and Palliative Medicine
Mainz, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Tumor diseases, tumor pain
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system, skeleton, or musculature
  • Non-curable diseases with limited life expectancy (severe heart failure, COPD, liver cirrhosis, kidney failure)
  • Chronic pain (of the musculoskeletal system, muscular pain, neck pain, back pain, low back pain, headache, arthritis pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sympathetically maintained pain (e.g., complex regional pain syndrome )

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Entire ultrasound diagnostics (echocardiography, thyroid, vessels, carotid arteries, baby TV) (privately insured or self-payers)
  • Ultrasound of internal organs
  • ECG examinations
  • Long-term ECG, also so-called "Holter ECG" (self-payers)
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Doppler examinations for blood circulation diagnostics
  • Laboratory examinations of all standard examination methods and parameters
  • Pulmonary function diagnostics
  • Interference field diagnostics

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Pain prevention
  • Chronic headaches (tension headaches, migraine, headaches in children and adolescents, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain)
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain, chronic neck, back, and low back pain
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sympathetically maintained pain, such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS I) and after accidents/surgeries (CRPS II)
  • Tumor pain, including palliative hospice care
  • Pain in old age
  • Detoxification treatment for medication misuse or abuse
  • Pain in vascular diseases and circulatory disorders
  • Somatoform pain disorders
  • Treatment of chronic tension headaches, muscular diseases associated with increased muscle tension, contractures
  • Replacement of "synovial fluid" in case of arthrosis (not covered by health insurance)
  • Pain therapy for children and adolescents with chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Chronic arthrosis pain
  • Palliative medicine
  • Use of pain pumps in palliative patients
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Addiction medicine
  • Desensitization treatment for allergies

About Hans-Gerald H. Forg

Hans-Gerald H. Forg is a specialist in pain therapy and palliative medicine in his practice in Mainz.

To provide patients with severe illness with extensive relief of symptoms and associated pain and improved quality of life, Hans-Gerald H. Forg is dedicated to treating and supporting patients with non-curable diseases and chronic pain.

Tumor Diseases: State-of-the-Art Therapies for Pain Relief and a Better Quality of Life

Modern pain therapy is based on three pillars in the Hans-Gerald Forg practice:

The first supporting pillar describes multimodal pain therapy, which includes a holistic approach to pain relief in tumor diseases. As a result, Mr. Forg, as an experienced physician, combines various therapeutic methods such as medicinal pain therapy, relaxation techniques, psychotherapy, and alternative approaches such as acupuncture.

As an experienced pain therapist, Mr. Forg is proficient in interventional procedures that promise fast and effective pain relief in tumor diseases. He attaches great importance to nerve and plexus blockade. In this procedure, the pain-conducting nerve cords or plexuses are blocked by injecting a local anesthetic.

The third pillar describes the technique of neuromodulation. In this method, pain-conducting nerve pathways in the body are specifically stimulated using weak electrical pulses to reactivate the body's inhibitory mechanisms, effectively relieving the intensity of the pain. In tumor diseases, neuromodulation is used to relieve pain in specific regions of the body, such as the back or limbs.

Specialist for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System, Skeleton, or Musculature

In musculoskeletal disorders, symptoms are often exacerbated by inadequate relieving postures, so damaging wear and tear and pain increase. By reducing pain targeted, damaging relieving postures can be prevented to break the vicious circle and ultimately significantly improve mobility and quality of life.

Highest Expertise in Palliative Care for Non-Curable Diseases

Palliative care is derived from the Latin word "palliare" and literally means "to wrap in a mantle." This vividly describes the caring task of caring medicine in the final stages of a terminal illness.

Not only cancer patients in the final phase are entitled to effective pain shielding and consideration of medical measures that serve exclusively to alleviate symptoms and maintain quality of life, and no longer to cure. Even in severe heart failure, renal or liver failure, or end-stage lung disease, effective pain and symptom control through individualized palliative care can allow for self-determined dying.

Mr. Forg cooperates with outpatient and inpatient institutions, such as the hospice in Mainz, to ensure a dignified end of life for his patients. A round-the-clock on-call service has also been set up for all patients under his care to respond immediately to acute pain episodes or distressing symptoms.

A particular focus is on end-of-life care for seriously ill and mentally disabled children in care facilities or at home. 

Individual Therapy for Chronic Pain

In treating chronic pain syndromes, a holistic approach is necessary to respond individually to the patient's situation. In individual cases, if there is a reasonable hope for relief of pain symptoms, the still unconventional use of medical cannabis products should not be categorically rejected.

Especially in cases of chronic pain combined with muscular spasticity or in patients suffering from a depressive illness, Mr. Forg also uses cannabis products with highly positive experiences.

Fibromyalgia: Specialized Care and Pain Relief for Sufferers

Patients with fibromyalgia typically experience continuous pain that can affect the entire body or specific areas. They usually complain about muscle, joint, and bone pain. However, the intensity, duration, and location of the pain can vary greatly. The pain usually intensifies with cold weather, stress, physical activity, and exertion.

Mr. Forg has a broad range of experience in the care of fibromyalgia patients and is aware of the suffering of those affected by chronic pain. He develops a participatory therapy concept with his patients that includes physical activity and the use of proven medications for neuropathic pain.

Please, visit the website of Hans-Gerald H. Forg's practice for more information.

 

Curriculum Vitae

June 2023 Qualification as Ship's Doctor/ Onboard Doctor with 81 Training Units, Ship's Doctor Pool Nickocruises and A-Rosa Cruises
April 2023 Approval as Teaching Practice of the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz
February 2023 Representative Medical Director Emergency Medical Center Ingelheim and Bingen
October 22, 2021 Authorization for Advanced Training for 30 Months in General Medicine and 12 Months in Palliative Medicine (full advanced training)
2021 Nomination as Academic Teaching Position at the University of Witten/Herdecke
June 2015 Additional Title in Basic Addiction Medicine, Recognition as a Drug Substitution Center
February 2015 Additional Title Specialized in Geriatrics
Since November 2014 Specialist in the Central Emergency Room of the KKM
2012 – July 2014 Independent Physician in the Internal Medicine Department at the Agaplesion Krankenhaus Hochstift in Worms, Germany
May 24, 2011 Accompanying the Federal President and the Diplomatic Corps, and Representatives of World Organizations as the Responsible Emergency Physician through Rhineland-Palatinate
April 16, 2011 Accompaniment and Planning of the Federal President's Visit as Responsible Emergency Physician in Rhineland-Palatinate
November 2010 Registration as Certified Diving Instructor for the Disabled and Foundation of "Aesculap Diving" in Cooperation with Tauchsport Seekuh e.K., Mainz
November 2010 Accompanying the Federal President as Responsible Emergency Physician through Rhineland-Palatinate
2010 – July 2014 Independent Physician in the Internal Medicine Department of the Agaplesion Diakonie-Krankenhaus Ingelheim, Responsible for the Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and General Ward
2010 Registration for Basic Psychosomatic Care
2010 Member of the Sentinel Group "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Influenza" of the Robert-Koch-Institute
March 2009 Establishment of the Quality Circle "Emergency Medicine Rheinhessen" as a Permanent Institution for Continuing Education and Quality Assurance in Emergency Medicine, Establishment of Quality Assurance Management
January 2009 Founding Member of the Palliative Network Mainz and Elected as Representative of Physicians in Private Practice to the Control Group of the Network
January 2009 Certified Practice within the Model Project "Living Will" of the Rheinhessen Medical Association
January 2009-2020 Spokesman of the Leading Emergency Physicians Alzey-Worms
November 2008 Registration for Skin Cancer Screening
September 2008 Registration as "Background Emergency Physician" of the Mainz Rescue Control Center with Emergency Physician Vehicle 12/80-3
September 2008 Additional Title Palliative Medicine
August 2008 Appointed as an Independent Expert to the Appeals and Complaints Committee of the Palatinate Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and the Statutory Health Insurance
2008 Recognition as a Coordination Center for Medical Rehabilitation Services of the Health Insurance
December 2007 Recognition as a Moderator for Medical Quality Circles and Continuing Education Events
November 2007 Recognition of the Focus Practice for Pain Therapy
September 2007 Establishment of the "RettungsForumAlzey" as a Certified Regular Training Event for Rescue Service
April 2007 Recognition as a Physician Authorized to Provide Further Training and Recognition of the Practice by the Rhineland-Palatinate State Medical Association as a Training Center for Further Specialist Training, Training Practice for Students (Clinical Elective), and for Physicians
2002 Appointed Honorary Official of the Country
2000 Additional Title Emergency Medicine
1999 Appointed Head Emergency Physician of the District of Alzey-Worms
1999 Specialist in General Medicine
1996 Establishment of his Practice in Mainz-Marienborn
1995 – to date Activity in Ground and Air Rescue Service (Ambulance Flight, Recovery, Rescue Helicopter SAR-46)
1995 Certificate of Professional Competence in Rescue Services
1994 Title General Practitioner
1992 Approbation

Medical Team

  • Dr Sarah Fastner
    Internist, Employed Physician in Advanced Training

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Mainz Main Station 6.8 km
Frankfurt Airport 32 km

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Hans-Gerald H. Forg
Owner of Practice

Practice Hans-Gerald Forg
Focus Practice for Pain Therapy and Palliative Medicine, Helix II, Medical Excellence Center
Haifa Allee 14, D-55128 Mainz

T: +49 6131 919 7115
F: +49 6131 791 227

Clinic:

For Private Patients and Self-Payers

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
and by appointment

Special office hours for employed persons:
Monday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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