Practice information


Consultations is possible on appointment only. Please make an appointment for an e-consult via our website or phone the reception at 020-6628636.

You can make an appointment to discuss one problem or question. Do you have several questions for your GP, contact our assistant.

Please prepare your consultation beforehand: What are your symptoms?  What would you like to discuss? Which questions would you like answered?

Consultation after 17.00 pm

On Monday evenings from September 2021 it will be possible to make an appointment for consultation after 17.00 pm.  The GP’s alternate this service every week.

Absence of your doctor
During absence of your GP you will always be seen by a colleague or acting GP.

Call 112 in a life threatening emergency

Medical emergency: 020-6628636 and press 1.

The practice is open between 08:00 - 17:00 on weekdays.

In case of an EMERGENCY please come to the practice immediately, and if possible, inform us you are on your way.

Home visit

If you are not physically able to come to the practice for consultation (due to health reasons , age or  physical handicap) please phone the assistant and discuss the option of a home visit (preferably before 11am).

Please realize that the opportunities for adequate care are more optimal in the practice and that not all services can be offered at your home.

Avond-, nacht- en weekenddienst

Huisartsenpost: 088-0030600

In the event of a (non-life-threatening) emergency or if you require acute consultation during out of office hours (evening, night and weekends), please phone the Amsterdam GP health care centre (Huisartsenpost) at 088-0330600.

All GP’s in our community collaborate to offer this service.

The team

General practitioners

We have three GP’s working in the practice Rivierenbuurt. Anne Mieke Achterhuis is owner and general practitioner. Two GP's will be seeing patients on a daily basis.

Jonat Zigelboim, trainee GP sees patients from both GPs under their supervision. She is working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Merijn Lewis is our trainee physician assistant and works four days a week.


Anne Mieke Achterhuis | general practitioner

Medical assistants

Our medical assistants are your first point of contact when calling our practise. They will ask you (sometimes direct) questions regarding your symptoms and medical history. They are trained to asses the urgency of your problem and will make either an appointment or arrange for the GP to visit you at home.

They have their own consultation hours for medical issues and consult in vaccination and STD's. You can call them for results of urine or blood tests or repeat prescriptions.


General practice-based nurses (POH)

General practice-based nurse specialists have their own consulting hours in our practice but they all work supervised by the general practitioners.

POH-Somatic: Somatic Illness: Taking care of patients with diabetes, COPD and asthma. Counselling in quit smoking projects. Management and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

POH-elderly care: Care of the elderly. Very often elderly people living alone are fragile. They are prone to malnourishment or falling. The current trend to stay in your own home as long as possible can also pose difficulties. We try to prevent, to inform and help these patients and their care-givers.

POH-GGZ: general practice-based psychologist: Counselling in case of mental problems. Referral to specialised counselling.

Joyce de Vries | assistent and travel vaccinations

Helmie Groen | assistent and practice manager

Lijn de Soeten | assistent and STD consultant


Sigrid van Dijke | POH-elderly care

Karin Vermond | POH-GGZ
wednesday-afternoon/ thursday-afternoon/evening

Janna ter Denge | POH-GGZ

Merijn Lewis | POH somatic