Internal Medicine

In recent years there has been a trend in the internal medicine department towards an ever-increasing specialization in organ-related areas of competence.

The Department of Internal Medicine places a special emphasis on gastroenterology and hepatology, diagnosing gastro-intestinal disorders with the aid of state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as geriatrics and cardiology.

The past few years have seen a massive increase in metabolism disorders such as diabetes mellitus, obesity and lipid metabolism disorders. A sharp focus on this area, combined with close cooperation with the metabolism rehabilitation in the Humanomed Center Althofen is providing an ideal response to this development.

Our internal medicine specialists



Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Heinz Krappinger, MD
Head of  Internal Medicine
Doctor for Internal Medicine, specialisation in cardiology

Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Harald Oschmautz, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine, subspecialisation in gastroenterology and sports medicine

Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Ruth Lechner, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine, subspecialisation in geriatrics

Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Dr. Ruth Lechner
Fachärztin für Innere Medizin und Geriatrie

Georg Fleischmann, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine

Dr. Georg Fleischmann
Facharzt für Innere Medizin

Ewald Binter, MD (died 27.09.2017)
in memory of our longtime Head of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ewald Binter (gest. 27.09.2017)
In Erinnerung an unseren langjährigen Abteilungsvorstand der Inneren Medizin

Medical Services Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology & hepatology

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • PH metrics

Physical examiniation and clarification of cardiovascular, vascular and pulmonary diseases

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Ergometry
  • Spirometry
  • Bronchoscopy

Treatment of metabolic disorders, e. g. diabetes mellitus, lipid metabolic disorders, overweight and its medical effects


  • Diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients with complex medical conditions, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Palliative care

Our cardiologists



Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Josef Sykora, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine, specialisation in cardiology
Head of outpatient Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Private Hospital Maria Hilf
Head of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Humanomed Center Althofen

Privatklinik Maria Hilf

Heinz Krappinger, MD
Head of Internal Medicine
Doctor for Internal Medicine, specialisation in cardiology

Medical Services Cardiology

  • Non-invasive and invasive (endoscopic) examination of the heart via intracardiac catheter - doctor's office of Josef Sykora, MD
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Coronary interventions: stent implantations, PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), dilatation of coronary vessels
  • Pacemaker: implantation and follow up
  • Peripheral vascular interventions (kidney, legs, arms)

Additionally our internists take care for patients that suffer from internal diseases before or after a surgery. In this way high quality and comprehensive medical care is provided.