General Practicioners

Karim Bouch, Medical GP

Karim Bouch, Medical GP

Karim Bouch, our Chief Medical Officer, is a highly experienced general practitioner. He is available for consultations weekly Monday till Thursday.

He holds the Master degrees in both medicine and cytobiology.

His career started in the Slotervaart Hospital in Amsterdam, where he gathered significant experience in the fields of Internal Medicine, specially Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care. After working some time as GP in Spain, Karim Bouch joined Zorggroep Almere, where he built up wide experience in Geriatric medical care. Following three and a half years he worked as GP in practices in Almere and Amsterdam-West, to finally open Makroon Medical Center in early 2016.

His fields of expertise are:

Karim Bouch is a member of the National Association of General Practitioners in the Netherlands (LHV), submitted to the regional complaint regulations and is registered by the Board of General Practitioners with the Special Proficiency (CHBB) as an Ultrasound Professional and as a Recognized Quality Consultant (EKC). National Travel Advisory Coordination Center (LCR) has recognized Dr. Bouch as a proficient medical travel advisor.

Morris Ras, Doctor

Morris Ras, Doctor

Morris Ras works in our practice as a Doctor and is present on Monday till Friday. 

Morris Ras completed his medical studies at the Amsterdam UMC - AMC and then continued working in the hospital at the Pediatrics and at the Neurology department.
From the start of 2021 he was attached to a general practice in Amsterdam preparing for his specialization for General Practitioner.
Sofie Eerligh, Doctor

Sofie Eerligh, Doctor

Sofie Eerligh works in our practice as a Doctor and is present on Monday till Friday.

Her medical studies she successfully completed at Amsterdam UMC - AMC, where in her last studying year she concentrated on the geriatrics and general practice. As a Doctor in in our practice she is gathering necessary experience for the specialization to the General Practitioner.

Laïla Benbrahim-Akarriou, Medical GP

Laïla Benbrahim-Akarriou, Medical GP

Laïla Benbrahim-Akarriou conducts consultations in our practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. She mastered her studies psychology and medicine at the Leiden University and then worked the number of years in various hospitals in Amsterdam and Amstelveen at the departments of Internal medicine, Pulmonology, Cardiology and Radiology. Simultaneously she built her experience working with elderly in several nursing homes. She has specialized general practice.

Next to her role as General Practitioner, Laïla Benbrahim-Akarriou performs also treatments in the field of:

She is registered by the Board of General Practitioners with the Special Proficiency (CHBB) as an Ultrasound Professional.

Niek ter Mors, Medical GP

Niek ter Mors, Medical GP

Niek ter Mors is distinctly experienced general medical practitioner, available for consultations in our practice on Mondays and Thursdays.

He studied medicine at the University of Rotterdam and obtained his specialization as Medical GP in 2007. After his studies, Niek ter Mors worked in different hospitals where he attained wide experience in the fields of gynecology and psychiatry and, before joining our practice, worked in several general practices with mentally and physically disabled patients. He spent five years in Singapore, working there also as a GP and gaining a deeper insight in the challenges expatriation brings along.    

Niek Ter Mors has proficiency in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics and chronic illnesses
  • Mental Health/ Anxiety & depression
  • Small surgical interventions
  • Sexual Health
  • Sport Medicine
  • Travel Medicine

Mental Health Care Consultant

Rojen Helbest, Psychologist, Mental Health Care Consultant

Rojen Helbest, Psychologist, Mental Health Care Consultant

Royen Helbest is a psychologist and works in our practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as a supporting specialist for mental care. Under the GP’s supervision, she gives the support and counseling, provides short treatments and, if needed, redirects patients with psychic, psychosomatic and psychosocial problems to further specialists treatments. She works also in Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis hospital in Amsterdam as the coordinator and researcher at the geriatric department.

Royen studied clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a psychologist and nurse specialist for mental care. Her field of interest are sleeping disorders and has an extended experience in treatments of insomnia and nightmares disorders.

Doctor's Assistants

Hayat Chahtit, Supervisor Doctor's Assistant

Hayat Chahtit, Supervisor Doctor's Assistant

Hayat Chahtit works in our practice as Supervisor Doctor's Assistant. She is present from Monday to Thursday. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. Hayat is also a qualified assistant medical travel advisor.

Mayssae el Faghloumi, Chronic Illnesses Nurse Specialist & Doctor's Assistant

Mayssae el Faghloumi, Chronic Illnesses Nurse Specialist & Doctor's Assistant

Mayssae el Faghloumi works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant. She is present on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. She is a qualified assistant medical travel advisor and in training to become general practice-based nurse specialist. In the latter capacity she will be able to support patients with chronic illnesses.

Larissa Donkers, Doctor's Assistant

Larissa Donkers, Doctor's Assistant

Larissa Donkers works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant and is present from Tuesday to Friday.  As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements.

Malika Ait Mbarek, Doctor's Assistant

Malika Ait Mbarek, Doctor's Assistant

Malika Ait Mbarek works in our practice as Doctor's Assistant from Tuesday to Friday. As your first contact with our practice, either during your visit or contacting us by phone, she can provide all necessary information you need. Next to her administrative task, her operational duties include taking and collecting of blood samples, ears cleansing and blood pressure measurements. Malika is also a qualified assistant medical travel advisor.

Physician in training and Junior Doctor's Assistants

Physician in training

Physician in training

Usually a physician in training is present in our practice from Monday till Friday. He/ She studies medicine at the University of Amsterdam and is fulfilling his/ her five weeks internship in general medical practice, last required internship during six years medical studies program.  
Junior Doctor's Assistants

Junior Doctor's Assistants

Usually two doctor’s assistants in training (m/f) are working in our practice. He/ she  support our team during his/ her internship while following studies for doctor’s assistant. He/ she is under supervision of our regular doctor’s assistants and will assist you during your visit to our practice. In his/ her position he/ she fulfils administrative task and small medical procedures like blood pressure measurements.

Supporting paramedics

 



  • Agnes Grimmerink, dietician Amstelring
  • Astrid Kerste, occupational therapist Amstelring
  • René Bekker, physiotherapist René Bekker
  • Tineke Rowoud, physiotherapist Amstelring
  • Tenise Boverhof-van de Ven, speech therapist Amstelring

Supporting not-medical staff

Wouter Bus, Practice Manager

Wouter Bus, Practice Manager

Wouter Bus is our practice manager, present in practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

His responsibilities include office staff management, orders and supplier management, laws and regulations adherence, maintenance of financial records, creation and implementation of practice’s policy. He also addresses patient complaints, suggestions and concerns. Wouter may be contacted via e-mail bus@hapdemakroon.nl.

Danny Verwer, Manager Marketing & Communication

Danny Verwer, Manager Marketing & Communication

Danny Verwer is taking care of the marketing & external communication activities as well as various projects for Makroon Medical Center.
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