About Dr. Krippl
Dr. Elisabeth Krippl is an Internal Specialist, General Practitioner and Certified Wound Manager.
Education and Qualifications
* In Austria, a post-doctoral training (“Turnus”) of at least 36 months at hospitals is a precondition to practice as a GP)
Lecturer and Instructor
Dr. Elisabeth Krippl Talks About Herself
“Nothing is more personal than your own body and your health. Medical care is based on trust, and you are more likely to trust those whom you know. Therefore, I would like to tell you more about myself, my professional development and my philosophy.
I was born in 1964 in Waidhofen/Thaya, a small town in northern Austria. After high school I studied medicine at the University of Vienna, and financed my studies mainly by taking on various jobs. In parallel, I also studied French.
On 19 April 1996, I received a Doctoral Degree in Medicine (MD) from the University of Vienna, Austria.
Five weeks later, I entered the real medical world and started post-doctoral training, first with Dr. Hajnal Kiprov, a well-known dermatologist and doctor for aesthetic medicine in Vienna. Then I held internships (“Turnus”) at Vienna-based hospitals (“Göttlicher Heiland”, St. Anna Children’s Hospital and “Barmherzige Brüder”); in 1999 I joined the Hospital Hietzing (formerly Lainz).
I stayed at Hospital Hietzing for a residency in internal medicine at the Department of Metabolic Diseases and Nephrology. For several months I also worked in the Departments of Oncology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology.
Since 2000, I have been a general practitioner and emergency doctor, and since September 2006 I am practicing as an internist and a certified wound manager®.
In 2003, I took specialized training in the treatment of the diabetic food syndrome with Professor Steinberg and Professor Harkless in Texas, USA, at one of the world’s leading hospitals in the field, and in Hamburg, Germany.
This was followed by many seminars and training courses related to chronic, non-healing wounds. Now I am a lecturer and trainer myself, speaking at many congresses and seminars.
In December 2004, I opened my own private clinic in the 13th district of Vienna, which has become a focal center for treatment of chronic wounds, and also other internal medical problems. In 2006, I opened a second clinic for aesthetic medicine, where I practice once a week.
Since the fall of 2007, I have also been working as an internal specialist at the Sanatorium HERA, a private hospital in Vienna, where I am establishing a center for diabetes.
My philosophy is that people and, above all, their well-being and health are important to me. Therefore, I put great emphasis on individual therapy, tailored to the needs of each patient; I am not in favour of ‘standard solutions’.
I take into account the living conditions of each patient, and try to identify the reasons for medical problems. The choice of therapy depends on the circumstances and root causes of the disease.
Even in cases considered to be hopeless, I ‘fight’ for my patients and do whatever is possible to avoid amputations. A team of well trained professionals, including an orthopedic technician, medical therapist, diabetic chiropodists, orthopedic shoemakers, specialists in angiology and others support me in achieving this aim.”